The Salad Oil King: An American Tale of Greed Gone Mad

Orca Publishing Company
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An uniquely American tale of Greed-Gone-Mad. Inspired by real events that took place in the 1940-60's. An unpretentious, diminutive Manhattan-born high school drop-out named Alfonso Gravenese morphs into one of the great scam artists in American financial history.

Watch "Fonso" graduate from a modest childhood scam into an executive who initially steals hundreds of millions of dollars from Federal domestic and international aid programs. And ultimately becomes a cunning entrepreneur who creates a $14 billion Wall Street scam that halts NYSE trading and destroys two venerable brokerage firms.

Along the way, you meet an unforgettable collection of friends, enemies and accomplices. Notably benevolent Mobsters, a jealous and compliant wife, a vicious yet oddly romantic right-hand man, and a collection of opportunistic Government and Church officials.

And a surprising ending that will leave you wondering.

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Publisher
Orca Publishing Company
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Published on
May 17, 2016
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Pages
449
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ISBN
9780991477364
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws
Drama / American / General
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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This content is DRM free.
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