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Ward, Vicky

The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons

Ward, Vicky - The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons, ebook

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Inside the world of the real Great Gatsby of New York real estate

Harry Macklowe is one of the most notorious wheelers and dealers of the real estate world, and Liar's Ball is the story of the gamblers and thieves who populate his world. Watch as Harry makes the gutsy bid for midtown Manhattan's famous GM building and put almost no money down, landing the billion-dollar transaction that made him the poster child for New York's real estate royalty. Listen in on the secret conversations, back-door deals, and blackmail that put Macklowe and his cronies on top—and set them up for an enormous fall.

Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward skillfully paints the often scandalous picture of the giants who owned the New York skyline until their empires came crumbling down in the 2008 financial crisis. Based on more than 200 interviews with real estate moguls like Donald Trump, William Zeckendorf, Mort Zuckerman, and David Simon, Liar's Ball is the never-before-told story of the egomaniacal elites of New York City. Read about:

  • The epic rise and fall of one of the richest American real estate barons
  • Outlandish greed and cravings for power, attention, and love
  • Relationships built and destroyed by vanity and gossip
  • The bursting of the real estate bubble and its aftermath

This is no fiction—this is a real life tale of extravagance, ambition, and power. Harry Macklowe ruthlessly clawed his way to the top with the help of his loyal followers, each grubbing for a piece of the real estate pie. Liar's Ball reveals their secrets and tells the tale of business as usual for this group—lying, backstabbing, and moving in for the kill when things look patchy. From the bestselling author of The Devil's Casino comes an expos??? on the real estate elite that you'll hardly believe.

Keywords: Business & Society, Vicky Ward, Liar's Ball: Scandals, Secrets, and Successes of the Real Estate Titans, Vanity Fair, extravagance, ambition, power, real estate moguls, The Devil's Casino, Great Gatsby, New York real estate, New York, Harry Macklowe, midtown Manhattan, GM building, real estate royalty, New York skyline, 2008 financial crisis, financial crisis, Donald Trump, William Zeckendorf, Mort Zuckerman, David Simon, New York City, real estate barons, real estate bubble, real estate elite

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118421512
Printed ISBN
9781118295311

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