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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It was an improbable theory. Unfortunately, Epstein was not satisfied with these records, and turns to some really marginal sources to sex up the story.

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The book contains a number of particularly shocking accusations that, if you follow through the footnotes, all come from a woman who claims to have been Hammer’s mistress, hammsr ago. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Candace rated it it was amazing Apr 03, His philanthropy was noted, along with his vast art collection and his elevated social connections. Times lauded his bus. Deception came easy to Hammer, Epstein reveals, and there were so many lies they can’t be listed in the space allocated to this review.



Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There was a problem adding your email address. If you are interested in reading the unvarnished version of AH, this is an excellent work to begin the revelation.

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 was ninety-two when he died in Jim rated it really liked it Aug 19, The latter group became particularly vocal in the United States aroundas Hammer’s ties to Al Gore’s father became fodder for talk-radio rumor mongering in that year’s presidential election.

He interviewed Hammer’s mistresses, family, and close friends as thw as the shadowy figures who assisted him in business deals. Shawn rated it liked it Jul 26, Sal Merola rated it secrft liked it Dec 08, The Secret History of Armand Hammer. The book reads like a thriller spy novel. The dossier on Hammer tells another story. Read more Read less.

I rate 5 stars on a book perhaps but one out of a hundred times. Hammer was the leading light of the stuffy conservative Los Angeles cultural and philanthropic scene.


Bob rated it liked it Jan 12, Returning to the US during the Depression, the would-be magnate did not strike it rich untilwhen he used his third wife’s money to latch on to Occidental Petroleum, which, with a little luck and a lot of bribes, he turned into a transnational energy colossus. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Rob James rated it liked it Jun 08, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

I more skimlmed than read this book.

Please provide an email address. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nowhere in America are life and artifice intertwined as they are in Los Angeles. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Wealth–and the ostentatious spending of it–assure entree into a transient high society created by early 20th century economic pirates and now dominated by Hollywood.

Repeatedly dssier the book, Epstein takes credit ov “discovering” things that have been widely known for decades, and which are discussed in detail in previous Hammer biographies.