Those into the literature of business reprobates will find the usual names here -- soybean oil's Tino De Angelis (an article...

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GREAT BUSINESS DISASTERS: Swindlers, Bunglers and Frauds in American Industry

Those into the literature of business reprobates will find the usual names here -- soybean oil's Tino De Angelis (an article from The Saturday Evening Post), grain-storage tank's Billie Sol Estes (Time), real estate's Bill Zeckendorf (New York magazine), Wall Street's gaudy Eddie Gilbert (the Post again), flimflam's Bernie Cornfeld (Newsweek). There's also the second of Robert Shaplen's New Yorker pieces on corporate swindler Philip Musica alias F. Donald Coster, a chapter from Andrew Tobias' sunny Funny Money Game, and reports on why the Pennsy RR cracked up from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. You've read it before, and Barmash has nothing to add to the theory -- ""the basic cause of the business disaster is greed, human greed, simple and unadulterated."" Ho hum.

Pub Date: Nov. 15, 1972

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Playboy Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1972