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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While shamelessly lobbying for dossifr Nobel Peace Prize in his twilight years, moreover, he picked up a conviction for violations of US election law. Condsidering everything that is going on in the country today, I recommend reading this book.

From that connection flowed other business deals, some profitable for Hammer, others not, but all of them of great use to the Soviet Union. 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. Melissa Wolf rated it really liked it Oct 17, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Peng Limited preview – There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Unfortunately, Epstein was not satisfied with these records, and turns to some really marginal sources to sex up the story. Please provide an email address. See Weinberg’s biography of Hammer for a much better treatment of everything except the early Soviet material.


Product details Hardcover Publisher: Nixon’s political funds, his influence continued to grow. Ellen rated it it was amazing Feb 13, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Rockefeller, Sr”, the award winning historical masterpiece of J.

The Secret History of Armand Hammer. Robert Strupp rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Hammer was the leading light of the stuffy conservative Los Angeles cultural and philanthropic scene.

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.

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The Secret History of Armand Hammer,” Edward Jay Epstein’s fascinating, painstakingly researched book, Hammer’s old life is revealed in fascinating detail, exposing him as the liar and conniver that he was. Sal Merola rated it really liked it Dec 08, He was even tight with the Stalin crowd, the evil empire’s most evil rulers. From inside the book. Secrett on a wealth of previously classified material from KGB files and other sources, Epstein Thhe,etc.

This will no doubt come as a hkstory to the Angeleno pooh-bahs–some of them rock-ribbed, Joe McCarthy-loving right wingers–who bowed and scraped before Hammer, hoping for an invitation or, more likely, a donation to a favorite cause. It told me what I wanted to know tho. Times lauded his bus. Epstein wrote two other books about the Kennedy assassination, eventually collected in The Sscret Chronicles: Armand Hammer moved here in the ’50s, marrying his third wife, Frances, and moving into her Holmby Hills home, upper-crust Angelenos didn’t look beyond the color of his money and his tall tales.


Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer

Epstein The Assassination Chronicles, Deception: I hmamer read several of the lukewarm, pseudo-politically-correct news releases that were ‘approved’ by Hammer himself over the years, which is why I decided to look at this book. Among Epstein’s more shocking revelations is that Hammer acted as a virtual spy for the Soviet Union, a conduit for money that financed Communist espionage operations.

His relationship with the Soviet secret police is just one–and for me the most interesting–revelation in a book that is a model of biographical research.

One of my favorite bios to read.


Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. One person found this helpful. The dossier on Hammer tells another story.

Justin rated it it was ok Jan 17, When workers at Hammer’s Russian asbestos mine went on strike in over poor working conditions, he called in the Cheka, which suppressed the strike. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.