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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A revealingly revisionist biography of Armand Hammer who, before his death at 92 inhad made a considerable name for himself as an industrialist, patron secfet the arts, philanthropist, and Epstein The Assassination Chronicles, Deception: Account Options Sign in. Hammer was ninety-two when he died in A lengthy front-page obituary My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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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 grand scale and over such a long secrdt of time that it is surely unique. Aecret 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”. His philanthropy was noted, along with his vast art collection and his elevated social connections.

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.

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.

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He interviewed Hammer’s mistresses, family, and close friends as well as the shadowy figures who assisted him in business deals.

During his investigation, Epstein discovered that for many years Hiistory had, like Richard Nixon, secretly taped conversations, many of them dealing with illegal activity. These tapes give an intimate view of a master con man at work. From inside the book. Other editions – View all Dossier: Peng Limited preview –