Grifters, Frauds, and Crooks: True Stories of American Corruption (Paperback)

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Grifters, Frauds, and Crooks: True Stories of American Corruption (Paperback)

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Power, Money, Sex: The Corrupt Trifecta This captivating book uncovers the insidious web of deceit that infiltrates every facet of our nation's past and present. Immerse yourself in the stories of 50 of the most audacious frauds, cons, and lies


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 ...

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

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.

Product Details ISBN: 9781578597963
ISBN-10: 157859796X
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English