Edward Jay Epstein’s investigation into the life of Armand Hammer exposes a tale of fraud, corruption, and personal betrayal that was carried out on such a. After spending six months in traveling with Hammer while researching what he thought would be a friendly magazine article, Epstein (Legend: The Secret. DOSSIER: THE SECRET HISTORY OF ARMAND HAMMER. by Edward Jay Epstein Armand Hammer was one of the odder, more odious characters of.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Every other source on Hammer treats this as the start of Hammer’s business career — with his father incarcerated, Hammer had to take the reins of the family business.

Close to being on a par with “Titan: His father was an old Bolshevik who had come to the United States from his native Russia. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. If you do read the book, be sure to check the footnotes on any novel hisgory some of the sources are really weak.

Please provide an email address. What explanation was there except that Hammer was playing for the other team? His scores make his case.

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That the evidence leads to Hammer actually being a Soviet agent only makes for a thicker plot. Kristen Leanna rated it really liked it Jun 24, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. If you are interested in reading the unvarnished version of AH, this is an hamer work to begin the revelation.

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Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer by Edward Jay Epstein

Oiligarchs seem to have all arisen from some sort of malivalent gunk and cant seem to escape it’s influence on them. Take for example Epstein’s rendition of the well-known conviction of Hammer’s father for manslaughter. Account Options Sign in. There was a problem adding your email address.

A lengthy front-page obituary Product details Hardcover Publisher: Published first published November 30th The things that Hammer got away with will shock any well-read reader. Melissa Wolf rated it really liked it Oct 17, Peng Limited preview – Repeatedly in the book, Epstein takes credit for “discovering” things that have been widely known for decades, and which are discussed in detail in previous Hammer biographies.

While sojourning in the USSR during the early s, the Bronx-born Hammer met Lenin and became a Comintern agent responsible for laundering the money used to pay undercover operatives in North America. Inquest, Counterplot, and Legend There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. For money and smooth talk are the passports to this city, a place, like the old frontier, where the newly rich discard their old lives and reinvent themselves. The latter group became particularly vocal in the United States aroundas Hammer’s ties to Al Gore’s father became fodder for talk-radio rumor mongering in that year’s presidential election.


secrey This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In the early s, he set up some companies that were used as channels by the Soviets for financing secret operations abroad. One of my favorite bios to read. His relationship with the Soviet secret police is just one–and for me the most interesting–revelation in a book that is a model of biographical research.