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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Among Epstein’s more shocking revelations is that Hammer acted as a virtual spy for the Soviet Union, a conduit for money that financed Communist espionage operations.
Oiligarchs seem to have all arisen from some sort of malivalent gunk and cant seem to escape it’s influence on them. A lengthy front-page obituary in The New York Times lauded him as a successful businessman “who long sought peace between the United States and the Soviet Union and financed research for a cancer cure”.
Meanwhile, his discussion of Hammer’s year-long business career is cursory. If you do read the book, be sure to check the footnotes on any novel claim; some of the sources are really weak. That the evidence leads to Hammer actually being a Soviet agent only makes for a thicker plot.
Preview — Dossier by Edward Jay Epstein. Armand Hammer was my Dad’s “hero”. Armand Hammer and Los Angeles were a perfect match. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Milllicent rated it it was ok Nov 29, Rockefeller, Sr”, the award winning thw masterpiece of J. 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.
Take for example Epstein’s rendition of the well-known conviction of Hammer’s father for manslaughter.
This is the most amazing real-life story. It was an improbable theory. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Nov 13, Dina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nor, by Epstein’s tellingly detailed account, was the high-profile Hammer a much better bargain for members of his extended family, friends, and business associates whose tenure seldom outlasted their usefulness or Occidental’s stockholders.
Want to Read saving…. Bob rated it liked it Jan 12, Hammer was a master at his craft. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The dossier on Hammer tells another story.
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Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer
His philanthropy was noted, along with his vast art collection and his elevated social ov. Unfortunately, Epstein was not satisfied with these records, and turns to some really marginal sources to sex up the story.
The Russians cut him in on big business deals. Sam rated ssecret it was ok Jul 22, Explore the Home Gift Guide. His scores make his case.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Jim rated it really liked it Aug 19, Armand Hammer was feted whenever he visited Moscow. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Drawing on a wealth of previously classified material from KGB files and other sources, Epstein Deception,etc.
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