Empire of Deception
- The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
- Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
- Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 19-05-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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. When finally apprehended, Leo was living a life of luxury in Nova Scotia under the assumed identity of a book dealer and literary critic. His mysterious death in a Chicago prison topped anything in his almost-too-bizarre-to-believe life.
Empire of Deception is not only an incredibly rich and detailed account of a man and an era; it's a fascinating look at the methods of swindlers throughout history. Leo Koretz was the Bernie Madoff of his day, and Dean Jobb shows us that the dream of easy wealth is a timeless commodity.
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By grandma on 06-07-18
We could not put the book down. Hard to believe all of this is true. I am sure a few books will be written about this era.
By BDHumbert on 10-04-17
I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Fascinating and amazing at the same time. Had never heard of the character and the scam