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Circle of Greed: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Lawyer Who Brought Corporate America to Its Kneesby Patrick Dillon
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Patrick Dillon has won many journalism awards including a share of the Pulitzer Prize- and is the author of the acclaimed Lost at Sea. The executive editor of California magazine, he was formerly editor in chief of Forbes ASAP, a writer for the Christian Science Monitor, and an editor and columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Carl M. Cannon is the deputy editor of politicsdaily.com and coauthor of Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy. He has won numerous awards, including a share of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting of the Presidency. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
A pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists document the career and downfall of infamous class-action lawyer Bill Lerach, placing his story against the nation's economic boom while recounting his sensational boardroom and courtroom battles and the activities that led to his conviction.
The epic story of the rise and fall of William S. Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon. For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, and--most famously--Enron. To the people he championed, he was the plaintiffs' Robin Hood, a one-man posse fighting corporate villains. Then, the man who brought corporate moguls to their knees fell prey to the same corrupt impulses, and paid the
Table of Contents
Dragon slayer — The young man from Pittsburgh — The young lawyer from Pittsburgh — Golden State — A house on the hill — Ogre of the valley — The big con — Into the breach — Making a case — Making enemies — The witness from hell — A gift horse named Keating — A Trojan horse named Keating — The visible hand of greed — Revenge of the Republicans — Revenge of the nerds — Mistake by the lake — Phoenix rising — Vendetta — Fraud by hindsight — Let's make a deal — The hunters and the hunted — "Nobody can stop me" — The patience of Job — The not-so-perfect circle — All fall down — A narrow definition of deceit — A broad definition of deceit.
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