Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation / Dean Jobb.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties ... Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people ... to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama ... When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state's attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo's own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year"--Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Our Ponzi -- Ambitions -- The law -- The gamble -- The dupe -- The big idea -- The syndicate -- The hanging judge -- The sting -- The confidence man -- The crime fighter -- The bubble -- The flight -- The smash -- The sensation -- The double life -- The victims -- The manhunt -- The alias -- The guide -- The hideaway -- The prince of entertainers -- The crime of the century -- The pariah -- The womanizer -- The trap -- The gang war -- The prisoner -- The return -- The confession -- The reckoning -- The final swindle.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
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    • ISBN:
      9781616201753 (hbk.)
      1616201754 (hbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      2014042711
    • Accession Number:
      886493237
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.176577
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JOBB, D. Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation. [s. l.]: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015. ISBN 9781616201753. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.176577&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Jobb D. Empire of Deception : The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.176577&custid=s6224580. Accessed December 6, 2019.
    • APA:
      Jobb, D. (2015). Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.176577&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jobb, Dean. 2015. Empire of Deception : The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.176577&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Jobb, D. (2015) Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.176577&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 6 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jobb, D 2015, Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, viewed 6 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Jobb, Dean. Empire of Deception : The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.176577&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jobb, Dean. Empire of Deception : The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.176577&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jobb D. Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation [Internet]. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 6]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.176577&custid=s6224580