The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

8 mai 2012|
The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust de Diana B. Henriques
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"An impressive, meticulously reported postmortem. . . . The Wizard of Lies is the definitive book on what Madoff did and how he did it." -Bloomberg Businessweek

Who was Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history?

This question has fascinated people ever since the news broke about the New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion. And in The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of the New York Times has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews, including Bernie Madoff''s first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the lawsuits and government investigations that explode the myths that have come to surround the story, and in a revised and expanded epilogue she unravels the latest legal developments.

A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff''s remarkable rise on Wall Street 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, shuttered charities-and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street.

DIANA B. HENRIQUES is the author of The White Sharks of Wall Street and Fidelity''s World. She is a senior financial writer for The New York Times, having joined the Times staff in 1989. A Polk Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist, she has won several awards for her work on the Times''s coverage of the Madoff scandal and was part ...
Titre :The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :464 pages, 8.27 X 5.58 X 0.83 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :464 pages, 8.27 X 5.58 X 0.83 po
Publié le :8 mai 2012
Publié par :St. Martin's Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781250007438

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