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Ponzi's scheme : the true story of a financial legend

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It was a time when anything seemed possible, and for a few weeks in 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. Ponzi was a likable man. His intentions were noble, his manners impeccable, his sales pitch enchanting. Born to a genteel Italian family, he immigrated to the United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zuckoff, Mitchell.
Ponzi's scheme.
New York : Random House, ©2005
(DLC) 2004046770
Named Person: Charles Ponzi; Charles Ponzi; Charles Ponzi
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Zuckoff
ISBN: 9781588364487 1588364488
OCLC Number: 506066196
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 390 pages) : illustrations
Contents: "I'm the man" --
"I'm guilty" --
"Newspaper genius" --
"A long circle of bad breaks" --
"As restless as the sea" --
"An American beauty" --
"The almighty dollar" --
"A small snowball downhill" --
"Always reaching for the moon" --
"I never bluff" --
"Like stealing candy from a baby" --
"Money madness" --
"Master of the situation" --
"Even his cows couldn't give milk" --
"You discovered the money!" --
"I feel the strain--inside" --
"I'm not the man."
Responsibility: Mitchell Zuckoff.
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It was a time when anything seemed possible, and for a few weeks in 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. Ponzi was a likable man. His intentions were noble, his manners impeccable, his sales pitch enchanting. Born to a genteel Italian family, he immigrated to the United States with big dreams but no money. Only after he fell hopelessly in love did Ponzi light on the means to make his dreams come true. At the peak of his success, he was taking in more than $2 million a week. And then his house of cards came crashing down--thanks in large part to the relentless investigative reporting of the Boston Post.--From publisher description.

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