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The Wizard of Lies : Bernie Madoff and the death of trust / Diana B. Henriques
Bib ID 8038110
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Henriques, Diana B., author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Carlton North : Scribe Publications, 2011 
Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2011 
1 online resource (448 pages) 
ISBN 9781921942167 (EPUB)
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EBL ebooks online

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text file : EPUB : 475KB 

Summary

The inside story of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, with surprising and shocking new details from Madoff himself. Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion through a fraud that lasted for decades. Many have speculated about what might have happened or what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story - until now. In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times - who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke - has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than 100 interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story. A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall - the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shattered charities - and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street.

Full contents About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Cast of Characters; Prologue; 1 An Earthquake on Wall Street; 2 Becoming Bernie; 3 The Hunger for Yield; 4 The Big Four; 5 The Cash Spigot; 6 What They Wanted to Believe; 7 Warning Signs; 8 A Near-Death Experience; 9 Madoff's World; 10 The Year of Living Dangerously; 11 Waking Up in the Rubble; 12 Reckoning the Damage; 13 Net Winners and Net Losers; 14 The Sins of the Father; 15 The Wheels of Justice; 16 Hope, Lost and Found; Epilogue; Notes; Acknowledgments. 
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Subjects Autobiography: business & industry.  |  Business & Economics - Finance.  |  Business & management.  |  True Crime / White Collar Crime.  |  Investment & securities.  |  Finance.  |  Biography & Autobiography - Business.  |  True crime.  |  Business & Economics - Investments & Securities.  |  Ponzi schemes -- United States.  |  Swindlers and swindling -- United States -- Biography.  |  Commercial crimes -- United States.  |  Commercial crimes -- United States.  |  Madoff, Bernard L.  |  Ponzi schemes -- United States.  |  Swindlers and swindling -- United States -- Biography.  |  Social Science.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books
Other authors/contributors Scribe
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