The Sting Man: The True Story Behind the Film American Hustle

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The true story behind the film AMERICAN HUSTLE
 
The Sting Man is the amazing inside story of Mel Weinberg, one of the most fascinating fast-buck operators to ever live, and the incredible scandals he masterminded. Hustling his way from the streets of the Bronx to hawking bogus businesses around the world, Weinberg netted millions and famously dreamed up Abscam—the infamous FBI-run sting operation of the late 1970’s that would bag seven congressmen and one U.S. senator.

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A veteran reporter of over twenty-seven years, Robert W. Greene was a Senior Staff Investigator for the New York City Anti-Crime Committee and an investigator for the U.S. Senate. As a reporter for Newsday, he headed investigative teams that twice won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal. He was also president of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Group. He died in 2008.

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Sting Man: The True Story Behind the Film AMERICAN HUSTLE The inspiration behind the film American Hustle, directed by David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) and starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams How did a Bronx hustler nearly bring down the US government? From hustling on the streets of the Bronx to selling bogus businesses and sham investments around the world, Mel Weinberg netted millions of dollars. So legendary were his skills that in the late 1970s he was recruited by the FBI to combat art thieves and counterfeiters. But the trail quickly led to even bigger targets. His legendary sting operation, Abscam, caught eight corrupt congressmen and senators. The scandal shook America to the core. In The Sting Man, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert W. Greene presents not only a thrilling account of the rise of the FBI s international con mastermind, but a vivid dissection of the underbelly of the American Dream. Can you really con an honest man? This astonishing true story will be loved by fans of Argo and Catch Me If You Can. Absorbing and hilarious.reads like good fiction Washington Post Robert W.Greene was a veteran reporter for more than twenty-seven years, a Senior Staff Investigator for the New York City Anti-Crime Committee and an investigator for the U.S. Senate. As a reporter for Newsday, he headed investigative teams that twice won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal. He was also president of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Group. He died in 2008. Nº de ref. de la librería AAW9780241970478

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Sting Man: The True Story Behind the Film American Hustle, Robert W. Greene, The Sting Man: The True Story Behind the Film American Hustle. The inspiration behind the film American Hustle, directed by David O'Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) and starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams. How did a Bronx hustler nearly bring down the US government? From hustling on the streets of the Bronx to selling bogus businesses and sham investments around the world, Mel Weinberg netted millions of dollars. So legendary were his skills that in the late 1970s he was recruited by the FBI to combat art thieves and counterfeiters. But the trail quickly led to even bigger targets. His legendary sting operation, Abscam, caught eight corrupt congressmen and senators. The scandal shook America to the core. In The Sting Man, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert W. Greene presents not only a thrilling account of the rise of the FBI's international con mastermind, but a vivid dissection of the underbelly of the American Dream. Can you really con an honest man? This astonishing true story will be loved by fans of Argo and Catch Me If You Can. "Absorbing and hilarious .reads like good fiction". (Washington Post). Robert W. Greene was a veteran reporter for more than twenty-seven years, a Senior Staff Investigator for the New York City Anti-Crime Committee and an investigator for the U.S. Senate. As a reporter for Newsday, he headed investigative teams that twice won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal. He was also president of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Group. He died in 2008. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780241970478

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