The Wizard of Lies
Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
Publication Date: June 2011
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The inside story of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, with surprising and shocking new details from Madoff himself.
Diana B. Henriques is the author of The White Sharks of Wall Street and Fidelity's World. A senior financial writer for the New York Times, she has won a Polk Award and was part of the team recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its coverage of the financial crisis of 2008. Diana leaves in Hoboken, New Jersey. Pam Ward has had many incarnations, including private detective, classical musician, television talk-show host, and actress, having performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. But she found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress Talking Books program, for which she received the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, her many audiobooks include Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich, Breaking Free by Lauraine Snelling, The Second Journey by Joan Anderson, and Lion in the White House by Aida D. Donald. She now records from her studio amidst the beauty of the Southern Oregon mountains.
New York Times financial writer Diana Henriques was the first journalist to interview Bernie Madoff after he was sent to prison. Henriques' new book, The Wizard of Lies, details how Madoff created the biggest Ponzi scheme in history after playing a prominent role in shaping modern markets. More at NPR.org
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"The Wizard of Lies makes for riveting reading." ---The New York Times