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Publisher Description

A real-life Talented Mr. Ripley, the unbelievable thirty-year run of a shape-shifting con man.

The story of Clark Rockefeller is a stranger-than-fiction twist on the classic American success story of the self-made man-because Clark Rockefeller was totally made up. The career con man who convincingly passed himself off as Rockefeller was born in a small village in Germany. At seventeen, obsessed with getting to America, he flew into the country on dubious student visa documents and his journey of deception began.

Over the next thirty years, boldly assuming a series of false identities, he moved up the social ladder through exclusive enclaves on both coasts-culminating in a stunning twelve-year marriage to a rising star businesswoman with a Harvard MBA who believed she'd wed a Rockefeller.

The imposter charmed his way into exclusive clubs and financial institutions-working on Wall Street, showing off an extraordinary art collection-until his marriage ended and he was arrested for kidnapping his daughter, which exposed his past of astounding deceptions as well as a connection to the bizarre disappearance of a California couple in the mid-1980s.

The story of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit is a probing and cinematic exploration of an audacious imposer-and a man determined to live the American dream by any means necessary.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2011
June 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.8
MB

Customer Reviews

C Godur ,

Man in the Rockefeller Suit

Interesting read on a very complicated man. Sad enforcement about superficial people and what they go for in our country. Funny characters and unbelievable how they fell for Clark!

Emmet Aloysius ,

Great Fun

This book is fascinating due to the machinations and deceptions of the main character. You have to read about his antics to truly appreciate the depth and breadth of his continuing depravity and all the people he successfully deceived. Clark Rockefeller is a true life character who will be hard to forget...EAF

Iphoneray ,

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

Good read, would like to know more on the Calif. Sit....overall good read

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