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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He was even tight with the Stalin crowd, the evil empire’s most evil rulers. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This is a fascinating story. Hammer was the leading light of the stuffy conservative Los Angeles cultural and philanthropic scene.

When finished, he has provided a painful look at the corruptibility of government and the gullibility of the business, economic and social elite. Dan rated it it was amazing Mar 04, The book reads like a thriller spy novel. Sometimes, “Dossier” is overweight with detail, but that can’t be avoided.


The book contains a number of particularly shocking accusations that, if you follow through the footnotes, all come from a woman who claims to have been Hammer’s mistress, decades ago. Epstein The Assassination Chronicles, Deception: These tapes give an intimate view of a master con man at work. One person found this helpful.

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The Secret History of Armand Hammer,” Edward Jay Epstein’s fascinating, painstakingly researched book, Hammer’s old life is revealed in fascinating detail, exposing him as the liar and conniver that he was. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer

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zrmand Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Drawing on a wealth of previously classified material from KGB files and other sources, Epstein Deception,etc. The Secret History of Armand Hammer.

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Aided by newly available sources, Epstein has put together a gripping portrait of a ruthless, audaciously manipulative opportunist whose self-inventions have until now been widely accepted.

Take for example Epstein’s rendition of the well-known conviction of Hammer’s father for manslaughter. Candace rated it it was amazing Apr 03, His philanthropy was noted, along with his aarmand art collection and his elevated social connections.

Published first published November 30th hstory Eddie rated it really liked it Oct 08, Meanwhile, his discussion of Hammer’s year-long business career is cursory.