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Just who was the man whose name has become synonymous with the classic ?rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul? scam in which money from new investors is used to reward earlier ones? In December 1919, he was an unknown thirty-eight-year-old, self-educated Italian immigrant with a borrowed two-hundred dollars in his pocket. Six months later, he was Boston?s famed ?wizard of finance,? lionized by the public and politicians alike. Based on exclusive interviews with people who knew Charles Ponzi, lent him their money, and exposed him, Donald Dunn?s Ponzi recreates both one of America?s most notorious and colorful financial con artists and the mad money-hungry era in which he thrived.
You really get into his mind and get a feel for what this man was thinking.
Donald Dunn has written a historical account of the greatest con of the twentieth century, that flows and pulls you in to the story like the latest thriller.
This book gives a wonderful overview of the life and times of Charles Ponzi.
What is all of this nonsense about this being"the finest book"about Ponzi and his pyramid scheme?It is nothing of the sort.. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Charles H. Levenson
An interesting story, and this person stamped his name on this form of chicanery. It had been done before but Ponzi did it much bigger, and at least at the start perhaps... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Peter Campbell
This book introduces the reader to the man behind the phrase "Ponzi scheme". The author's attention to detail makes the reader feel like he is really living in the late 1930s and... Read morePublished on June 18, 2010 by Jane Young
An intrepid attempt at presenting the life of the man whose machinations gave rise to the term "ponzi scheme. Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Siriusreviews.com