The Resource Fortune's Spear: : a Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties, (ebook)

Fortune's Spear: : a Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties, (ebook)

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Fortune's Spear: : a Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties
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Fortune's Spear:
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a Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties
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eng
Summary
Gerard Lee Bevan was the epitome of an Edwardian swell; arrogant, smooth, and highly cultured. He married into money and influence and exploited a glittering range of social connections as the black sheep of one of London's most respectable banking families. He could not uphold his many deceptions, however, despite a long run of success in city dealings, and perpetrated a massive fraud which ruined both the City Equitable Fire Insurance Company and his stockbroking firm, Ellis & Co. Bevan fled England in ruin in 1922, abandoning his family and business, and was eventually caught in Vienna, despite his desperate attempts at disguise. His sensational Old Bailey trial shocked the entire country. Fortune's Spear is a parable of the way in which the prospect of easy money draws risk-takers in every era into a spiral of greed and deceit. Bevan may have been forgotten but he richly deserves to be remembered. In this richly detailed post-Edwardian tale of true crime, Martin Vander Weyer shines a light on a fascinating bygone era, teasing out the parallels in a hitherto forgotten scandal with contemporary financial frauds
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Vander Weyer, Martin
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364.163092
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non fiction
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  • Bevan, Gerard Lee
  • Securities fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Stockbrokers
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adult
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Fortune's Spear: : a Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781628739077
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11854860
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remote
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11854860
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MWT11854860
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Fortune's Spear: : a Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628739077
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11854860
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11854860
System control number
MWT11854860
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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