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Inside the world of the real Great Gatsby of New York realestate Harry Macklowe is one of the most notorious wheelers and dealersof the real estate world, and Liar's Ball is the story ofthe gamblers and thieves who populate his world. Watch as Harrymakes the gutsy bid for midtown Manhattan's famous GM building andput almost no money down, landing the billion-dollar transactionthat made him the poster child for New York's real estate royalty.Listen in on the secret conversations, back-door deals, andblackmail that put Macklowe and his cronies on top--and setthem up for an enormous fall. Vanity…mehr

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Inside the world of the real Great Gatsby of New York realestate Harry Macklowe is one of the most notorious wheelers and dealersof the real estate world, and Liar's Ball is the story ofthe gamblers and thieves who populate his world. Watch as Harrymakes the gutsy bid for midtown Manhattan's famous GM building andput almost no money down, landing the billion-dollar transactionthat made him the poster child for New York's real estate royalty.Listen in on the secret conversations, back-door deals, andblackmail that put Macklowe and his cronies on top--and setthem up for an enormous fall. Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward skillfullypaints the often scandalous picture of the giants who owned the NewYork skyline until their empires came crumbling down in the 2008financial crisis. Based on more than 200 interviews with realestate moguls like Donald Trump, William Zeckendorf, MortZuckerman, and David Simon, Liar's Ball is thenever-before-told story of the egomaniacal elites of New York City.Read about: * The epic rise and fall of one of the richest American realestate barons * Outlandish greed and cravings for power, attention, andlove * Relationships built and destroyed by vanity and gossip * The bursting of the real estate bubble and its aftermath This is no fiction--this is a real life tale ofextravagance, ambition, and power. Harry Macklowe ruthlessly clawedhis way to the top with the help of his loyal followers, eachgrubbing for a piece of the real estate pie. Liar's Ballreveals their secrets and tells the tale of business as usual forthis group--lying, backstabbing, and moving in for the killwhen things look patchy. From the bestselling author of TheDevil's Casino comes an expos??? on the real estate elite thatyou'll hardly believe.

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VICKY WARD is the New York-based, British-born author of the New York Times bestseller The Devil's Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High-Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers (Wiley, 2010). A former contributing editor to Vanity Fair for 11 years, she is the former executive editor of Talk magazine and the former news features editor of the New York Post. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Times (London), and the Daily Telegraph. She holds a master's in English literature from Cambridge University.