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Ponzi's scheme

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff; Grover Gardner
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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You've heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and extraordinary scam in the annals of American finance. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)57732551
Named Person: Charles Ponzi; Charles Ponzi
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Zuckoff; Grover Gardner
ISBN: 9780739353868 0739353861
OCLC Number: 80929432
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 10:00:09.
Performer(s): Read by Grover Gardner.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 143774 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Mitchell Zuckhoff.

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You've heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and extraordinary scam in the annals of American finance. 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 and raked in millions at his office in downtown Boston. Ponzi's Scheme is the amazing true story of the irresistible scoundrel who launched the most successful scheme of financial alchemy in modern history - and uttered the first roar of the Roaring Twenties. Ponzi may have been a charlatan, but he was also a wonderfully 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.

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