This is an account of the events leading to the death of Robert Maxwell and of the fraud trial which followed. The investigation recounts the business and social life of a man who sought to influence world affairs, indulge in exceptional hedonism and control one of the world's largest corporations.
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Tom Bower has a distinguished reputation as an investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist and is the author of several ground-breaking books about tycoons. His most recent works are ‘Conrad and Lady Black’, ‘The Squeeze’ and his biographies of Simon Cowell and Bernie Ecclestone. Among his other much-debated biographies are those of Mohammed Fayed, Richard Branson and Robert Maxwell.Dalla quarta di copertina:
Robert Maxwell was one of the most flamboyant, complex and – seemingly – the richest self-made men in post-war Britain. The tentacles of his power stretched from newspapers to football, from the boardrooms of his many companies and into the thoughts of the world at large.
'Maxwell: The Final Verdict' is a story of greed and corruption on a truly mammoth scale. Revealing, for the first time, how Maxwell hurtled tumultuously towards disaster, it draws upon an exceptional resource of inside knowledge, such as could only have been assembled by the leading investigative journalist of his generation. Including intimate accounts of Maxwell's lifestyle and personality from his closest associates – from world politicians to girlfriends – answering all the questions surrounding his death and the investigations which follow it, and with full details of the trial of Kevin and Ian Maxwell, this is the most explosive expose of the decade.
'Bower presents a story which everything has: greed, intrigue, fraud, sex, spies, famous names and a mysterious and violent death'.
ANDY McSMITH, 'Observer'
'Why did the Maxwell get off? The answers are in Tom Bower's book. His relentless research has produced something more than an expose of a single rogue'
PAUL FOOT,' Spectator'
'This book is difficult even to review without running into problems of defamation. Bower is quite fearless… excellent'
LYNN BARBER,' Daily Telegraph'
'Bower's portrait of the monster is totally convincing and his grasp of the financial nuts and bolts formidable'
MARTIN VANDER WEYER, ' Sunday Telegraph'
'A devastating indictment not only of one man but of human fallibility and the City of London'
ROY GREENSLADE,' Sunday Times'
'An epic tale of deception and greed… Bower shows absolute mastery of the financial manoeuvrings. No one could have too much faith in the capitalist system after reading this gripping book'
RICHARD INGRAMS,' Evening Standard'
'A valuable and impressive record of the anatomy of one of the most dramatic corporate collapses this century'
BRONWEN MADDOX,' Financial Times '
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark, 515-709Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Codice libro della libreria 0907260019
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0006384242