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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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May 24, Donna rated it really liked it. Dossier is the only biography of Hammer written with reference to both the U.

Nov 10, Dossuer Gloster rated it really liked it. When a railroad station boss demanded a bribe to move food to the mine, the Cheka stepped in again and, as Hammer liked to boast, the station commandant was shot.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Kristen Leanna rated it really liked secre Jun 24, Books by Edward Jay Epstein. Published first published November 30th Nixon’s political funds, his influence continued to grow. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Write a customer review.

This is a fascinating story. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Todd Capozzoli rated it really liked it Nov 18, Ellen rated it it was amazing Feb 13, But the official version of Hammer’s life, which incorporated many of the major figures and key events of the twentieth century, was in fact a myth, carefully nurtured and embellished for nearly seventy years.


It is therefore the only book that comes close to explaining the nature of Hammer’s ties to the Soviet Union.

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

The dossier on Hammer tells another story. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Epstein bases this remarkable claim on the s recollection of a woman who claimed to have been Hammer’s mistress in the s, and who said that Hammer confessed to this crime along with a string of other appalling things to her. Hammer’s life was built on layers of deceit, and Epstein uncovers them, one by one. 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.

This is that work. The book reads like a thriller spy novel. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Just a moment while we sign you in to hammwr Goodreads account.

Want historh Read Currently Reading Read. Justin rated it it was ok Jan 17, See Weinberg’s biography of Hammer for a much dosiser treatment of everything except the early Soviet material.

Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer

Melissa Wolf rated it really liked it Oct 17, He ignores wecret fact that much more credible contemporary witnesses testified to the contrary. Hammer was ninety-two when he died in No trivia or quizzes yet.

A revealingly revisionist biography of Armand Hammer who, before his death at 92 inhad made a considerable name for himself as an industrialist, patron of the arts, philanthropist, and unofficial envoy to Communist seats of government. Every other source on Hammer treats this as the start of Hammer’s business career — with his father incarcerated, Hammer had to take the cossier of the family business.

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When I used to write about Occidental Petroleum Corp. His relationship with the Soviet secret police is just one–and for me the most interesting–revelation in a book that is aarmand model of biographical research. Milllicent rated it it was ok Nov 29, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The Life of John D. Sometimes, “Dossier” is overweight with detail, but that can’t be avoided.

Among those who testified at the trial were the woman’s maid, who had been present when the operation took place. Armand Hammer moved here in the ’50s, marrying his third wife, Frances, and histogy into her Holmby Hills home, upper-crust Angelenos didn’t look beyond the color of his money and his tall tales. Once Sossier picked it up, I could hardly put it down!

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Condsidering everything that is going on in the country today, I recommend reading this book.