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

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

Vicky Ward


Inside the area of the genuine nice Gatsby of latest York actual estate

Harry Macklowe is without doubt one of the so much infamous wheelers and purchasers of the genuine property international, and Liar's Ball is the tale of the gamblers and thieves who populate his international. Watch as Harry makes the gutsy bid for midtown Manhattan's well-known GM construction and placed nearly no cash down, touchdown the billion-dollar transaction that made him the poster baby for brand new York's genuine property royalty. snoop on the key conversations, back-door offers, and blackmail that placed Macklowe and his cronies on top—and set them up for an enormous fall.

Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward skillfully paints the customarily scandalous photograph of the giants who owned the recent York skyline till their empires got here crumbling down within the 2008 monetary drawback. according to greater than 2 hundred interviews with genuine property moguls like Donald Trump, William Zeckendorf, Mort Zuckerman, and David Simon, Liar's Ball is the never-before-told tale of the egomaniacal elites of recent York urban. learn about:

  • The epic upward push and fall of 1 of the richest American actual property barons
  • Outlandish greed and cravings for strength, consciousness, and love
  • Relationships equipped and destroyed via vainness and gossip
  • The bursting of the true property bubble and its aftermath

This is not any fiction—this is a true existence story of extravagance, ambition, and tool. Harry Macklowe ruthlessly clawed his method to the pinnacle with assistance from his dependable fans, each one grubbing for a bit of the true property pie. Liar's Ball finds their secrets and techniques and tells the story of commercial as ordinary for this group—lying, backstabbing, and relocating in for the kill whilst issues glance patchy. From the bestselling writer of The Devil's Casino comes an expos??? at the genuine property elite that you're going to rarely believe.

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