2004 nonfiction book by Michael Zuckoff< read all 1 reviews
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It was a time when anything seemed possible–instant wealth, glittering fame, fabulous luxury–and for a run of magical weeks in the spring and summer of 1920, Charles Ponzi made it all come true. Promising to double investors' money in three months, the dapper, charming Ponzi raised the "rob Peter to pay Paul" scam to an art form. At the peak of his success, Ponzi was raking in more than $2 million a week at his office in downtown Boston. Then his house of cards came crashing down–thanks in large part to the relentless investigative reporting of Richard Grozier's Boston Post. A classic American tale of immigrant life and the dream of success, Ponzi's Scheme is the amazing story of the magnetic scoundrel who launched the most successful scheme of financial alchemy in modern history.
MA, University of Missouri
(O.O. McIntyre Fellow);
BA, University of Rhode Island;
Batten Fellow, Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.
Mr. Zuckoff is a former special projects reporter at The Boston Globe who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting. He received the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Heywood Broun Award, and the Associated Press Managing Editors' Public Service Award, among others. He is the author of Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend, a New York Times Editors' Choice ...