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The Resource Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb

Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb

Label
Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation
Title
Empire of deception
Title remainder
the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation
Statement of responsibility
Dean Jobb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama. When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state's attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo's own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jobb, Dean
Dewey number
  • 364.16/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6692.K67
LC item number
J63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koretz, Leo
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Lawyers
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Commercial crimes
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Our Ponzi -- Ambitions -- The law -- The gamble -- The dupe -- The big idea -- The syndicate -- The hanging judge -- The sting -- The confidence man -- The crime fighter -- The bubble -- The flight -- The smash -- The sensation -- The double life -- The victims -- The manhunt -- The alias -- The guide -- The hideaway -- The prince of entertainers -- The crime of the century -- The pariah -- The womanizer -- The trap -- The gang war -- The prisoner -- The return -- The confession -- The reckoning -- The final swindle
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9781616201753
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014042711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn886493237
Label
Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Our Ponzi -- Ambitions -- The law -- The gamble -- The dupe -- The big idea -- The syndicate -- The hanging judge -- The sting -- The confidence man -- The crime fighter -- The bubble -- The flight -- The smash -- The sensation -- The double life -- The victims -- The manhunt -- The alias -- The guide -- The hideaway -- The prince of entertainers -- The crime of the century -- The pariah -- The womanizer -- The trap -- The gang war -- The prisoner -- The return -- The confession -- The reckoning -- The final swindle
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9781616201753
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014042711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn886493237

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