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

Jobb, Dean, 1958- (author.).
Book Book ([2015])
Description: x, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2015]
7 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Winthrop. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 7 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Winthrop Adult Biographies 920 920 Koretz 2015 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HV 6692 .K67 J63 2015 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Biographies (3rd Floor) Biography / HV 6692 K67 J63 2015 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 364.163/J627e (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction HV 6692 .K67 J63 2015 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction HV 6692 .K67 J63 2015 (Text to Phone) Available -
Saugus Adult Biographies BIO Koretz (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781616201753 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1616201754 (hbk.)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Citation: Jobb, Dean. "Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation." Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015.

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