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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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Control code
ocn886493237
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)886493237
  • (Sirsi) a1813019
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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Control code
ocn886493237
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)886493237
  • (Sirsi) a1813019

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