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The Deadly Sins of Aristotle Onassis is the first book to document how the arrogance and greed of one of the richest men in the world had deadly consequences for both his children and himself. Included in this definitive biography are documents Ari ordered hidden from public view showing he played a crucial role in the 1973 plane crash that killed his 24-year-old son Alexander. Also revealed is how the American pilot Ari blamed for the crash triumphs over Onassis with his devout...
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Overview

The Deadly Sins of Aristotle Onassis is the first book to document how the arrogance and greed of one of the richest men in the world had deadly consequences for both his children and himself. Included in this definitive biography are documents Ari ordered hidden from public view showing he played a crucial role in the 1973 plane crash that killed his 24-year-old son Alexander. Also revealed is how the American pilot Ari blamed for the crash triumphs over Onassis with his devout Christian faith.
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Editorial Reviews

Isadore Rosenfeld
"As the former physician to both Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos, I very much enjoyed reading the details of their lifelong ‘one upmanship’. This book also accurately describes Onassis’ relationship with Jackie Kennedy and many other of his well-known contemporaries. I found it fascinating."
Medical Consultant/FOX News
John Austin
"Speiser's tale combines a legal thriller, a definitive biography, and a morality tale that finally sets the record straight on the mogul who ‘invented’ the Jet Set. This is such a fascinating book we could hardly put it down."
Hollywood Inside Syndicate
Kathimerini English Edition/ International Herald Tribune
.... as Speiser alleges, Onassis's "deadly sins" — which he boils down to one, deceitfulness — did play a role in the death of his son. . . and, above all, [Speiser] produces a hitherto buried report that backs up his story.
Velma Daniels
"The author has done a 5 star literary job of mainly focusing on the plane accident of Ari's son and how he blamed the whole deceitful matter on an American pilot, Donald McCusker. What a read!"
Bookworm Review Syndicate
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932124620
  • Publisher: ACW Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Pages: 397
  • Sales rank: 1,414,071
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 From Smyrna to The Ritz Towers 9
2 The New York Years 25
3 "The only rules are that there are no rules" 43
4 The Two Most Famous Living Greeks 61
5 Enter Jackie-and Johnny 77
6 Christina vs. Creole 99
7 Prelude to the Downfall 115
8 Breaking Away from Ari 133
9 The Unfortunate Child 149
10 Ari's Rule and the Greek Colonels' Junta 165
11 Suppressing the Greek Air Force Report 191
12 The Myth of Ari's Sea-Going Piaggio 217
13 The Guilt Trip to the Final Fall 239
14 Christina Takes Charge 265
15 A Court Date for Ari's Estate 289
16 Mrs. Kauzov Carries on Ari's Legacy 313
17 The Aftermath of the Fall 327
18 Assessing Ari's Life 345
Appendix The Greek Air Force Report 359
Photographs 377
Acknowledgments 385
Notes 387
Bibliography 391
Index 393
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2005

    For Legal Interests Only.....

    This book is an overall disappointment. Although the author sets out to tell his legal tale about his successful lawsuit against the Onassis estate for his client (who was accused of manslaughter in the plane crash and death of Ari's son Alexander in 1973) -poor writing hampers this story. Mr. Speiser would have done well to have hired a good editor to weed out endless repetions of 'as we have seen...' when describing a person or situation and 'some serious juice' when he refers to money in the first chapter of the book more than a few times. A fact checker would have told Mr. Speiser that Kathleen Kennedy was not known as 'Kit,' rather she was well known as 'Kick.' I also believe that the author is off about a month when noting the date of the death of Tina Onassis Niarchos. Mr. Speiser's tome is compelling only because his client finally received justice, not because of how this story is written or because it offers anything but speculation about Aristotle's guilt over Alexander's actual death. Other books, most notably 'Greek Fire' and 'Nemesis' make much more interesting reading if one is interested in the tragic Onassis legacy.

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