The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth [NOOK Book]

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Behind the walls of the house that lies built

After the news broke of Bernie Madoff's arrest on December 11, 2008, the facts were hard to grasp. Madoff claimed to have stolen fifty billion dollars; the sum seemed impossibly large. But of course it wasn't impossible. And that was only the beginning of the story.

As chief investigative correspondent for ABC News, Brian Ross has been on the front lines of the Madoff scandal since the beginning. ...

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Overview

Behind the walls of the house that lies built

After the news broke of Bernie Madoff's arrest on December 11, 2008, the facts were hard to grasp. Madoff claimed to have stolen fifty billion dollars; the sum seemed impossibly large. But of course it wasn't impossible. And that was only the beginning of the story.

As chief investigative correspondent for ABC News, Brian Ross has been on the front lines of the Madoff scandal since the beginning. Throughout the course of his investigation, he and his team have achieved unequaled access to the investigators working to unravel Madoff's fraud, and have succeeded in cultivating sources deep within the walls of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities that no other journalist has reached. Ross was even able to obtain a copy of the contents of Madoff's "little black book."

The result is an unparalleled, fly-on-the-wall view of a life of corrupted luxury and outrageous lies.

Ross chronicles the lavish lifestyle that Bernie and his high-school sweetheart, Ruth, enjoyed as the result of his ill-gotten gains and the bone-deep deceit that shocked the world with its sheer audacity. He details the layers of Madoff's scheme--from money men across the country who made millions convincing clients to entrust their wealth to Madoff, to the fabricated stock trades and false quarterly statements that fooled his victims, many of whom lost their savings, their homes, some of them even their lives, in the wake of Madoff's betrayal.

This is a true-crime drama of Shakespearean proportions, built upon the up-close investigative skills of one of our most respected journalists. The Madoff Chronicles is a vivid and chilling look behind the gilded doors of the greatest financial fraud in history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401394929
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 192,386
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Brian Ross is one of our most honored and respected journalists. As ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent, he reports extensively for "World News with Charles Gibson," "Nightline," "Good Morning America," "20/20" and "Primetime," as well as for ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com. Ross joined ABC News in July 1994.
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  • Posted October 7, 2009

    Great Book - Fast, exciting read!

    I got my money worth on this one. I get bored easy and this was a fast, thorough read with just enough detail and surprises that I tore through it. Mr. Ross did a great job! I had no idea what a true sociopath Madoff was until I read this.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Mistake

    I inaccurately referred to the SEC as the FCC in my review. My bad :)

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