Printer Friendly

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 http://press.princeton.edu

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.

COPYRIGHT 2017 Midwest Book Review
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Mar 1, 2017
Words:138
Previous Article:How to Make it in the New Music Business.
Next Article:U.S. Immigration Made Easy, 18th edition.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters