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Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff.

Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff

Edward J. Balleisen

Princeton University Press

41 William Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

9780691164557 $35.00

Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff lives up to its title as a chronicle of American con men and their brilliant, morally bankrupt schemes throughout history. Here are the stories of Charles Ponzi, whose name has been immortalized in an entire category of pyramid schemes; P.T. Barnum, master of both the circus business and politics; Bernie Madoff, architect of the largest financial fraud in U.S. history; and much more. Researched with scholarly detail, yet thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff is as engrossing as it is educational! Highly recommended, especially for both public and college library history collections.

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Date:Mar 1, 2017
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