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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I rate 5 stars on a book perhaps but one out of a hundred times. A lengthy front-page obituary in The New York Times lauded him as a successful businessman “who long sought peace between the United States and the Soviet Union and financed research for a cancer cure”. Hammer’s father had performed an abortion after which the woman had died. While shamelessly lobbying for a Nobel Peace Prize in his twilight years, moreover, he picked up a conviction for violations of US election law.

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To ask other readers questions about Dossierplease sign up. This is a fascinating story. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Hammer was the leading light of the hmamer conservative Los Angeles cultural and philanthropic scene. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


I more skimlmed than read this book. It is therefore the only book that comes close to explaining the nature of Hammer’s ties to the Soviet Union. Rob James rated it liked it Jun 08, Sean rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Milllicent rated histor it was ok Nov 29, Publisher; 2nd edition ASIN: Melissa Wolf rated it really liked it Oct 17, Preview — Dossier by Edward Jay Epstein. Armand Hammer was feted whenever he visited Moscow. See Weinberg’s biography of Hammer for a much better treatment of everything except the early Soviet material.


If you are interested in reading the unvarnished version of AH, this is an excellent work to begin the revelation. Kf a railroad station boss demanded a bribe to move food to the mine, the Cheka stepped in again and, as Hammer liked to or, the station commandant was shot.

Our history is marked by stories of the newly rich who quickly rose to political and economic power, then ended up in prison. Nov if, Marcia Gloster rated it really liked it. Dan rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Return to Book Page. A lengthy front-page obituary Times lauded his bus. Victor rated it really liked it Jan 05, The Secret History of Armand Hammer. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Other editions – View all Dossier: Books by Edward Jay Epstein. It told me what I wanted to know tho.

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That the evidence leads to Hammer actually being a Soviet agent only makes for a thicker plot. Armand Hammer and Los Angeles were a perfect match.

From inside the book. The book reads like a thriller spy novel. The book contains a number of particularly shocking accusations that, if you follow through the footnotes, all come from a woman who claims to have been Hammer’s mistress, decades ago.


Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. The latter group became particularly vocal in the United States aroundas Hammer’s ties to Al Gore’s father became fodder for talk-radio rumor mongering in that year’s presidential election. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The Secret History of Armand Hammer. Oiligarchs seem to have all arisen from some sort of malivalent gunk and cant seem to escape it’s influence on them.

One of my favorite bios to read. Zhyar rated it really liked it Jun 20, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For money and smooth talk are the passports to this city, a place, like the old frontier, where the newly rich discard their old lives and reinvent themselves. ssecret

Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer

But I have some favorites: Nor, by Epstein’s tellingly detailed account, was the high-profile Hammer a seecret better bargain for members of his extended family, friends, and business associates whose tenure seldom outlasted their usefulness or Occidental’s stockholders.

Rockefeller by Ron Chernow. If you do read the book, be sure to check the footnotes on any novel claim; some of the sources are really weak.