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The Resource My adventures with your money : George Graham Rice and the golden age of the con artist, by T.D. Thornton

My adventures with your money : George Graham Rice and the golden age of the con artist, by T.D. Thornton

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My adventures with your money : George Graham Rice and the golden age of the con artist
Title
My adventures with your money
Title remainder
George Graham Rice and the golden age of the con artist
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by T.D. Thornton
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eng
Summary
  • "Today, we talk about Bernard Madoff, but in the early 20th century, they talked about George Graham Rice. Born Jacob Simon Herzig in 1870, he later changed his name - just as he would frequently change his swindles to make himself into one of the most colorfully successful villains in American history. T.D. Thornton now tells the story of Rice's life as it unfolded against the dark rise of American greed in the early 20th century. In the early 1900s, Rice made market-manipulation killings valued at billions in today's dollars by inventing fictitious boom towns in Death Valley and flagrantly exaggerating worthless mining claims throughout the West. As a shameless racetrack tipster, Rice cultivated a national following of 100,000 daily subscribers who paid for the privilege of being tipped to bet on hopeless nags.Vilified by securities regulators as the "Jackal of Wall Street," Rice sparked riots in Manhattan's financial district by perfecting the art of "bucket shop" trading with the sole purpose of bilking the public blind. He was capable of pulling off everything from street corner rip-offs for pocket change to elaborately scripted gambling hoaxes, all while being vilified by old-guard profiteers like J.P. Morgan and befriended by gangsters like Arnold Rothstein.In My Adventures With Your Money, T.D. Thornton has given us a real-life version of The Sting with one of America's most colorful con men at it's center"--
  • "Today, we talk about Bernard Madoff, but in the early 20th century, they talked about George Graham Rice. Born Jacob Simon Herzig in 1870, he later changed his name - just as he would frequently change his swindles to make himself into one of the most colorfully successful villians in American history. T.D. Thorton now tells the story of Rice's life as it unfolded against the dark rise of American greed in the early 20th century. In the early 1900s, Rice made market-manipulation killings valued at billions in today's dollars by inventing fictitious boom towns in Death Valley and flagrantly exaggerating worthless mining claims throughout the West. As a shameless racetrack tipster, Rice cultivated a national following of 100,000 daily subscribers who paid for the privilege of being tipped to bet on hopeless nags. Vilified by securities regulators as the "Jackal of Wall Street," Rice sparked riots in Manhattan's financial district by perfecting the art of "bucket shop" trading with the sole purpose of bilking the public blind. He was capable of pulling off everything from street corner rip-offs for pocket change to elaborately scripted gambling hoaxes, all while being vilified by old-guard profiteers like J.P. Morgan and befriended by gangsters like Arnold Rothstein. In My Adventures With Your Money, T.D. Thornton has given us a real-life version of The Sting with one of America's most colorful con men at it's center"--
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individual biography
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  • 364.16/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6692.R53
LC item number
T46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
My adventures with your money : George Graham Rice and the golden age of the con artist, by T.D. Thornton
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text
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ocn898419048
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781250054371
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015029683
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)898419048
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My adventures with your money : George Graham Rice and the golden age of the con artist, by T.D. Thornton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898419048
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781250054371
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015029683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)898419048

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