Andrew Kirtzmans Betrayal offers the biggest payoff of the three [Madoff] books. Its a perfect meld of business details and personalities. . . . He has perfect pitch when it comes to the agony and shame of the Jewish community. (Time magazine)Accurate and highly readable. (Wall Street Journal)Kirtzmans book is the more engaging read, focusing much more on Madoff himself and on the anger and shame his crimes provoked, whether in the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York or the confines of the Palm Beach Country Club in Florida. (Reuters)From the Back CoverThis is the story of the greatest con in financial historyone that has commanded the attention of the entire world from the day the news broke on December 11, 2008. Bernard Madoff's financial scheming roped in thousands of victims, ranging from boldfaced namesSteven Spielberg, Mortimer Zuckerman, Kevin Bacon, Elie Wieselto ordinary people who saw their nest eggs disappear in a smoke-and-mirrors debacle. The Enron machinations pale beside the havoc that Madoff created in people's lives. Who is this Bernie Madoff? A shady con man? A sociopath? An evil genius? Who was in on it with him? And where is the money?The established expert on the Bernie Madoff case, journalist Andrew Kirtzman offers a riveting analysis of the man and his deeds that is filled with solid research and suspenseful storytelling.About the AuthorAndrew Kirtzman has written a biography of Rudy Giuliani, covered more than a dozen national political campaigns for print and television, and hosted two of New York's most widely watched public affairs shows. In September 1999, Brill's Content magazine named Kirtzman one of New York's 10 Most Influential Journalists. In 2003, his week-in-review feature "Kirtzman's Column" won an Emmy Award for outstanding political programming. what books should i read in year Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. A must read!By I am just saying...A good insight to a terrible man.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy W CExcellent Reading1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. A fascinating read.By Jeff WongI read this in two days, as it was fascinating and easy to read. The book gave me information covering Bernies upbringing, his business dealings, agents, feeder funds, family, employees friends/investors/ now ex-friends. It fills in all the gaps background not covered in newspaper reports of Bernie his scam, which also helps to explain how the scam lasted so long. I highly recommend it for those seeking more information on Bernie his scam. (RIP Mark Madoff).