Grifters, Frauds, and Crooks: True Stories of American Corruption (Paperback)
Bernie Madoff's infamous Ponzi schemes Big Pharma scandals the Black Sox the dark secrets of the Catholic Church Operation ABSCAM the seedy underworld of the Mafia Harvey Weinstein Corruption in the White House the Enron deceit the shocking depths of NYPD corruption Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker the Lehman Brothers collapse the Watergate break-in and cover-up the Clinton/Lewinsky affair J. Edgar Hoover's abuse of power the Sackler family's opioid empire
Discover the dark underbelly of American history as you delve into the gripping pages of Grifters, Frauds, and Crooks: True Stories of American Corruption. From the heights of Wall Street to the heart of Main Street, from the hallowed halls of the Capitol to the battlefields of the military, and from the glitz and glamour of entertainment to the sanctity of science, no realm is immune to the clutches of corruption. Through meticulous research, this riveting account exposes both notorious figures and obscure swindles, including ...
and many other dishonest and duplicitous people and organizations
With more than 120 photos and graphics, Grifters, Frauds, and Crooks is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness. In the pursuit of money, influence, and fame, the line between right and wrong sometimes becomes blurred, leaving a trail of shattered trust and broken dreams. Take an illuminating journey into the cons, scams, and shady deals that have shaped our nation.