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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:   Print book : 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: Biography
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zuckoff, Mitchell.
Ponzi's scheme.
New York : Random House, ©2005
(OCoLC)654471666
Named Person: Charles Ponzi; Charles Ponzi; Charles Ponzi; Charles Ponzi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Zuckoff
ISBN: 1400060397 9781400060399 0812968360 9780812968361
OCLC Number: 54953082
Description: xiii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 Zuckhoff.

Abstract:

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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