The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor

by Mark Seal
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The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Totally bizarre true story.
jenifernelissen More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Mark Seals does a great job of telling how one man changed his name, background, and life. I was enthralled with how this man could convince so many people into thinking what he wanted them to think. He was able to get them to welcome them into their lives- sometimes into their homes to stay- without ever doubting what they were told. Through lies they thought were real he had people believing he worked on hit tv shows, went to USC Film school and, most famously, was a Rockefeller. This book gives you a front row seat into how it happened and how his house of cards fell apart. Or did it? You will be amazed and shocked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know it's true but still can't believe it. Great read and story.
Book-touched More than 1 year ago
A fascinating read. Hard to follow initially as Christian (aka Clark Rockefeller) and other characters and their histories are revealed. The magic was all in the Rockefeller name.
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I don't read much in the "true crime" genre, but I was drawn to this story, and found that this book was well-written, thorough, and fascinating. I thought that the background and impact of this incredible criminal was thoughtfully presented. The author does jump around a little between past and present experience as he is uncovering the story, but it wasn't as distracting to me as it was other reviewers.
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The Man in the Rockefeller Suit The man in the Rockefeller suit is about a man named James Frederick Mills. He poses as Clark Rockefeller for 30 years of his life. He is eventually caught in 2008. Some of the major themes in this novel are trust, status and identity. May characters trust James Frederick Mills and believe that he is truly Clark Rockefeller. Even his wife and children believe him. Status and identity are also very big themes in this novel because James Frederick Mill’s whole story is based upon the fact that he is obsessed with being a wealthy, well known man (AKA a Rockefeller). One thing that I liked about this novel was from the very beginning this book caught my attention. I found James Frederick Mills’ story to be very interesting. Once I started reading the book, I just couldn’t put it down. Some things that I didn’t like very much about the book was how unrealistic the story was. I just couldn’t believe that someone could get away with this kind of crime in our day and age. I personally believe that everyone should read this book. This book teaches you that you shouldn’t trust just anyone; you never know who they really are. I would give this book an overall rating of 5/5. This book is very interesting and tells a great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reason I did not give this book a five is because it bounced around from story to story and as a result it became a little hard to follow. That being said, it was a great book. Mark Seals vividly illustrates the tale of one man who was able to just say any detail of his life that he wanted, and it appeared to be true to everyone around. His ability to lie through his teeth and become anybody, even a wealthy Rockefeller gives the book a special flare that I've never seen before in any other media, printed text or otherwise. It's a great book to read for people who enjoy mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story. But there is not much information about how this guy supported himself, what motivated him...who is he?
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Fantastic book that was well worth reading. It had been recommended and I wasn't disappointed at all. Couldn't put it down! Enjoy!
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jhmJM More than 1 year ago
Like a lot of things I'm reading these days this book could do with some editing. A lot of detail as told to the author by people who came in contact with this dingbat over the years. Didn't need a couple of hundred pages of hearsay to establish that this guy was seriously loony, and lots of people are way too easy to fool. The writing is competent, the story is interesting, but the book is way too long. A shortened version would have made a good magazine article.
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Even though we lived this story, it is a sensational book and also a very sad tale of a young boy that could have made a difference to the world, but chose a wrong path of getting there, which ruined his life and everyone around him. People tend to believe "charmers". As to why people do this, there is no real answer, but the story is exciting and so well written by Mark Seal, you are kept going from page to page, and not wanting to stop. The story is not over yet, and the outcome will be had sometime soon. Enjoy this book for each of your family members. They will all find something different in the pages but will not be able to put it down. I give it a GREAT review.
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