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Betrayal : The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff

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"Accurate and highly readable." -Wall Street Journal Emmy award-winning journalist Andrew Kirtzman, explores "The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff" in Betrayal-an in-depth, personal look at the architect of the biggest financial fraud in history. The New York Times calls Betrayal, "a novelistic, you-are-there sort of narrative," and the shocking story of the King of the Swindlers-and his hundreds of celebrity and corporation victims, and the everyday people who tragically invested their life savings with him-does indeed read like a page-turning thriller. But it's all amazingly, disturbingly true.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22mm | 260g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061870773
  • 9780061870774
  • 115,774

Review quote

"Andrew Kirtzman's Betrayal offers the biggest payoff of the three [Madoff] books. It's a perfect meld of business details and personalities. . . . He has perfect pitch when it comes to the agony and shame of the Jewish community." -- Time magazine "Accurate and highly readable." -- Wall Street Journal "Kirtzman's book is the more engaging read, focusing much more on Madoff himself and on the anger and shame his crimes provoked, whether in the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York or the confines of the Palm Beach Country Club in Florida." -- Reutersshow more

Back cover copy

This is the story of the greatest con in financial history--one that has commanded the attention of the entire world from the day the news broke on December 11, 2008. Bernard Madoff's financial scheming roped in thousands of victims, ranging from boldfaced names--Steven Spielberg, Mortimer Zuckerman, Kevin Bacon, Elie Wiesel--to ordinary people who saw their nest eggs disappear in a smoke-and-mirrors debacle. The Enron machinations pale beside the havoc that Madoff created in people's lives. Who is this Bernie Madoff? A shady con man? A sociopath? An evil genius? Who was in on it with him? And where is the money? The established expert on the Bernie Madoff case, journalist Andrew Kirtzman offers a riveting analysis of the man and his deeds that is filled with solid research and suspenseful storytelling.show more

About Andrew Kirtzman

Andrew Kirtzman has written a biography of Rudy Giuliani, covered more than a dozen national political campaigns for print and television, and hosted two of New York's most widely watched public affairs shows. In September 1999, Brill's Content magazine named Kirtzman one of New York's 10 Most Influential Journalists. In 2003, his week-in-review feature "Kirtzman's Column" won an Emmy Award for outstanding political programming.show more

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198 ratings
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