The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons

The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons

by Vicky Ward


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118295311
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/27/2014
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 588,594
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

VICKY WARD is the New York-based, British-born author ofthe New York Times bestseller The Devil's Casino:Friendship, Betrayal, and the High-Stakes Games Played InsideLehman Brothers (Wiley, 2010). A former contributing editor toVanity Fair for 11 years, she is the former executive editorof Talk magazine and the former news features editor of theNew York Post. Her work has appeared in the New YorkTimes, the Financial Times, The Times (London), and theDaily Telegraph. She holds a master's in English literaturefrom Cambridge University.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Cast of Characters xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Stealing the Spotlight 1

Chapter 2 Alpha Males 11

Chapter 3 The Rigged Bid 21

Chapter 4 Harry’s Hero 37

Chapter 5 The Odd Couple: The English Lord and the HousewifeTycoon 49

Chapter 6 The Age of the Wolf 65

Chapter 7 Donald Trump’s Bag Man 79

Chapter 8 The Money Hunters and the Salesman from Indianapolis91

Chapter 9 Donald’s “Force Majeure” 103

Chapter 10 Paradise, Briefl y 109

Chapter 11 Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride 117

Chapter 12 Tick Tock—A Year on the Clock 129

Chapter 13 The Fall That Wasn’t 145

Chapter 14 Aftermath 153

Note about the Sources 157

Acknowledgments 159

Notes 161

Bibliography 231

About the Author 233

Index 235

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