Catastrophe: The Story of Bernard L. Madoff, the Man Who Swindled the World

Catastrophe: The Story of Bernard L. Madoff, the Man Who Swindled the World

by Deborah Strober, Gerald Strober
     
 

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The real story of Bernard "Bernie" Madoff and the Ponzi scheme that rocked the world

In the first comprehensive account of this financial mastermind's epic Ponzi scheme, Catastrophe exposes the real story behind Madoff's upstanding facade -- his confession, his family's involvement and his unlikely rise and incredible crash. The book defines and explains the

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The real story of Bernard "Bernie" Madoff and the Ponzi scheme that rocked the world

In the first comprehensive account of this financial mastermind's epic Ponzi scheme, Catastrophe exposes the real story behind Madoff's upstanding facade -- his confession, his family's involvement and his unlikely rise and incredible crash. The book defines and explains the whole diabolical debacle, including how he evaded SEC watchdogs and how his far reaching crime pervaded the world.

With first-hand victim accounts lending a human-interest viewpoint, the book peels back Madoff's persona layer by layer, revealing how he developed his elaborate deceit. Complete with the famous whistle-blower letter to the SEC, the now unavailable-to-the-public Madoff company mission statement, SEC filings, and a list of victims, Catastrophe offers a complete look at the white-collar crime of the century that will leave readers astounded.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Put together in less than three months, this early account depends largely on media and internet stories, supplemented by 25 interviews with those who knew Madoff. Though the Strobers raise many questions that can't yet be answered (how Madoff evaded regulators, whether he had confederates, etc.), their study of a charming alleged con man is compelling, can't-make-this-stuff-up reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014989930
Publisher:
PHOENIX BOOKS INC
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
294
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Deborah and Gerald Strober are the authors of oral histories of the Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan presidencies and of oral biographies of Queen Elizabeth II, The Dalai Lama, Billy Graham and Rudy Giuliani. Their latest book, Israel at Sixty was published in February 2008. The Strobers live in New York and in Herzliya-by-the-Sea, Israel.

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