Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach

Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach

by Laurence Leamer

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Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach by Laurence Leamer

The New York Times bestselling history of the glamour and debauchery of the ultra-wealthy Palm Beach community—from The Breakers to Trump's Mar-a-Lago.


For more than a hundred years, Palm Beach has been an exclusive and exotic universe of wealth and privilege in America. And until Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme devastated its eternally sunny world, the reality of this affluent enclave has rarely been exposed to outsiders.


Now, in Madness Under the Royal Palms, resident insider Laurence Leamer reveals the secrets and scandals of this South Florida island via a cast of characters that includes social climbers, trophy wives, sugar daddies, glamorous widows and their "escorts," sociopathic multimillionaires, and elegant society queens. Dive into the unbelievable true story of love, lust, money, and murder in a uniquely American paradise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401310110
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 465,932
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Laurence Leamer is the author of twelve books, including Make-Believe: The Life of Nancy and Ronald Reagan, The Kennedy Women, The Kennedy Men, King of the Night: The Life of Johnny Carson and Fantastic: The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. A member of the Peace Corps and a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, Leamer was on staff at Newsweek, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Playboy and many other publications.

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