Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend

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Random House Publishing Group, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 390 pages
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It was a time when anything seemed possible–instant wealth, glittering fame, fabulous luxury–and for a run of magical weeks in the spring and summer of 1920, Charles Ponzi made it all come true. Promising to double investors’ money in three months, the dapper, charming Ponzi raised the “rob Peter to pay Paul” scam to an art form. At the peak of his success, Ponzi was raking in more than $2 million a week at his office in downtown Boston. Then his house of cards came crashing down–thanks in large part to the relentless investigative reporting of Richard Grozier’s Boston Post. A classic American tale of immigrant life and the dream of success, Ponzi’s Scheme is the amazing story of the magnetic scoundrel who launched the most successful scheme of financial alchemy in modern history.
 

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I decided to read this book because I was so impressed by the author's 2011 book "Lost in Shangri-La", which I read 4 Apr 2014. This book on Charles Ponzi (born 3 March 1882 in Lugo, Italy-died Jan 17 ... Read full review

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5151. Ponzi's Scheme The True Story of a Financial Legend, by Mitchell Zuckoff (read 15 Apr 2014) I decided to read this book because I was so impressed by the author's 2011 book "Lost in Shangri-La ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPrep
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Chapter THREE
33
CHAPreR Four
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER EIGHT
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CHAPTER NINE
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER Eleven
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CHAPTER THIRTEEN
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CHAPTER FourTEEN
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CHAPTER Firteen
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CHAPTER Sixteen
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CHAPreR Seventeen
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Epilogue
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Select Bibliog RAPHY
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PART THREE
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About the author (2006)

MITCHELL ZUCKOFF is a professor of journalism at Boston University. He is co-author of Judgment Ridge, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award, and author of Choosing Naia, a Boston Globe bestseller and winner of the Christopher Award. As a reporter with The Boston Globe, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of numerous national honors, including the 2000 Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He lives outside Boston with his wife and two daughters.


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