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Mezrich, Ben 1969-

Overview
Works: 165 works in 451 publications in 5 languages and 18,832 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Case studies  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Detective and mystery stories  Historical films  Caper films 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: GV1247, B
Publication Timeline
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The accidental billionaires : the founding of Facebook, a tale of sex, money, genius and betrayal by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends, outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and longtime legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with the opposite sex. The two figured their ticket to social acceptance, and sexual success, was getting invited to join one of Harvard's elite final clubs. But on their road to getting punched into the famous Phoenix Club, they found an even more valuable ticket to social stardom. One lonely night Mark Zuckerberg hacked into the university's computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus, subsequently crashing the university's servers, and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his spartan Harvard dorm room, the barebones framework for Facebook was born. What followed, a real-life adventure filled with unimaginable wealth, sex, exotic locales, six-foot-five identical-twin Olympic rowers, and betrayal, makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. The great irony is that Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, while at the same time, it tore two best friends apart
Bringing down the house : the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars
Sex on the moon : the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2002, NASA fellow Thad Roberts hatched the most daring heist ever conceived: steal NASA's precious moon rocks. With the help of his girlfriend and another female cohort, both NASA interns, Roberts successfully stole the rocks. However, selling the invaluable stones proved to be Roberts' downfall
Sex on the moon the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history by Ben Mezrich ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2002, NASA fellow Thad Roberts hatched the most daring heist ever conceived: steal NASA's precious moon rocks. With the help of his girlfriend and another female cohort, both NASA interns, Roberts successfully stole the rocks. However, selling the invaluable stones proved to be Roberts' downfall
Busting Vegas : the MIT whiz kid who brought the casinos to their knees by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Semyon Dukach was the darling of Las Vegas. A legend at twenty-one, this hotshot was the biggest high roller in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop--a system that has never been revealed until now; that has nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than anything tried before. From Atlantic City to the jewel of the gambling crown, Monte Carlo, Dukach and his fellow MIT students hit them all and made millions. Although they were taking classes and studying for exams during the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables only to be harassed, banned from casinos, threatened at gunpoint, and beaten in Vegas's notorious back rooms. The stakes were high, the dangers very real, but the players were up to the challenges, consequences be damned.--From publisher description
Straight flush : the true story of six college friends who dealt their way to a billion-dollar online poker empire-- and how it all came crashing down by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a group of hard-partying frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local Missoula bar into one of the largest online poker companies in the world--and who became fugitives on the run after the Feds shut down their operation
Rigged : the true story of an Ivy League kid who changed the world of oil, from Wall Street to Dubai by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange. After conquering Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) in Lower Manhattan. A place where billions of dollars trade hands every week, the Merc is like a casino on crack, where fistfights break out on the trading floor and men have been known to bring prostitutes as dates to company dinners. This ordinary kid has traded Brooklyn for the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai. He keeps company on the decks of private yachts in Monte Carlo--teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Saudi sheiks--and makes deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing. Then, taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, he embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry.--From publisher description
Skin : the X-files by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and German and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this chilling new novel based on the phenomenal "X-Files" TV series, FBI Agents Mulder and Scully investigate yet another of the strange and inexplicable cases that the FBI wants to keep hidden--and find themselves entangled in a supernatural situation guaranteed to make readers' skin crawl
Ugly Americans : the true story of the Ivy League cowboys who raided the Asian markets for millions by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the exploits of a group of elite hedge fund cowboys who used their talents to amass vast personal wealth and redefined the rules of international finance and the concept of the American Dream
The accidental billionaires [the founding of Facebook : a tale of sex, money, genius and betrayal] by Ben Mezrich ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mezrich tells the story of how Eduardo Saverine and Mark Zuckerberg--Harvard undergraduates and social misfits--created the popular social networking site Facebook. After nearly getting expelled and crashing the university's servers by trying to create a database of the university's female population Mark discovered the basis for a social networking site. Together the two friends created Facebook. But things can only be so good for so long and soon their friendship becomes a casualty of success
Reaper by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A killer virus which travels on the Internet is discovered after nine lawyers die in a Boston conference room. Dr. Samantha Craig of the U.S. Army races to locate it before the launch of a TV-via-the-Internet network which could infect millions of people
Threshold by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thriller on genetic engineering. The hero is Jeremy Ross, a medical student who gets wind of a research center run by the military. He infiltrates their laboratory and discovers horrible experiments performed on children. A first novel
Fertile ground by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epidemic of male sterility sweeps the Boston area and a husband-and-wife team of doctors discover the cause to be a new chemical. At that, the company manufacturing the chemical hires a killer
Bringing down the house the inside story of six M.I.T. students who took Vegas for millions by Ben Mezrich ( )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When M.I.T. sutdent Kevin Lewis meets classmates Jason Fisher and Andre Martinez, he is intrigued. Although neither seems to have any real responsibilities, they always have plenty of cash. One evening, they tell Kevin why. Using card-tracking calculations, they have devised a way to beat blackjack. Once he learns the system, Kevin joins Jason and Andre at the casinos. There to the growing dismay of gambling kingpins, they make a fortune--all perfectly leagal
21, bringing down the house : movie tie-in : the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When M.I.T. student Kevin Lewis meets classmates Jason Fisher and Andre Martinez, he is intrigued. Although neither seems to have any real responsibilities, they always have plenty of cash. One evening, they tell Kevin why. Using card-tracking calculations, they have devised a way to beat blackjack. Once he learns the system, Kevin joins Jason and Andre at the casinos. There to the growing dismay of gambling kingpins, they make a fortune--all perfectly legal
The accidental billionaires : sex, money, betrayal and the founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of "Bringing Down the House" pens the incredible true story of the accidental creation of Facebook, and the even more amazing tale of what happened afterward--a real-life adventure filled with unimaginable wealth, sex, exotic locales, six-foot-five identical-twin Olympic rowers, and betrayal
Breaking Vegas the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of college students used its math skills to win millions and life in the fast lane seemed like a sure bet. Slip back to the '80s and '90s, when a group of overachieving M.I.T. students morphed into high-rolling, big-stakes gamblers. Backed by anonymous investors, they checked into hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated with secret gestures and code words inside the casinos. Betting $50,000 a hand, the students racked up millions in winnings before their ingenious scam folded
The social network by David Fincher ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het verhaal van Harvard-student Mark Zuckerberg en zijn vrienden die in 2004 de basis legden voor de sociale netwerksite Facebook
Sex on the moon : the amazing true story behind the most audacious heist in history by Ben Mezrich ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ocean's Eleven meets A Beautiful Mind... Sex on The Moon is the amazing true story of the 25-year-old genius who pulled off one of the most unique and significant heists in US history. Thad Roberts lead a pretty good life by his estimation. So how did it come about that this NASA employed genius found himself in one of the most dangerous county prisons in the country, sworn to secrecy by NASA and the FBI, and concocting the next step in universal history?
21 the inside story of six M.I.T. students who took Vegas for millions by Ben Mezrich ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of a group of M.I.T. students who put their card-counting skills to work in Las Vegas to win millions of dollars
 
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controlled identity Scott, Holden

Scott, Holden 1969- Pseudonym
מזריץ׳, בן, 1969-
メズリック, ベン
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