Fortune's Spear

Fortune's Spear

The Story of the Blue-Blooded Rogue Behind the Most Notorious City Scandal of the 1920s

eBook - 2012
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A richly detailed Edwardian true crime story of an extraordinary fraud, full of parallels to contemporary financial upheavals, from Bernie Madoff to the 2008 global financial crash Gerard Lee Bevan was the black sheep of one of London's most respectable banking families. A high-living womanizer and upper-class shyster of almost pantomime proportions, he exploited a glittering range of social connections. After a long run of success in City dealings he perpetrated a massive fraud which ruined both the City Equitable Fire Insurance Company and his stockbroking firm, Ellis & Co. He fled the count
Publisher: Chicago : Elliott & Thompson, 2012
ISBN: 9781907642326
1907642323
Characteristics: 1 online resource (459 p.)

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