Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff (Paperback)

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Four individual stories of prominent people with an arrogant disdain for telling the truth and a child's faith that they won't get caught doing it. Mr. Stewart is not terribly judgmental with this well-heeled quartet and it must of been a terrible temptation because none of them -- Martha Stewart, Barry Bonds, Scooter Libby (a wheel in the "I don't recall" administration), and Bernard Madoff -- ever admitted their patently obvious guilt. A fascinating read about a facet of contemporary life that is all too common in America. — Alden Graves


Bestselling author James B. Stewart investigates our era's most high-profile perjurers, revealing the alarming extent of this national epidemic.

America faces a crisis: an explosion of perjury and false statements occurring at the highest levels of business, politics, sports, and culture. In Tangled Webs, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James B. Stewart applies his investigative reporting and storytelling skills to four dramatic cases, all involving people at the top of their fields: Martha Stewart, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Barry Bonds, and notorious financier Bernard Madoff. Stewart draws on extensive interviews with participants-many speaking here for the first time- and previously undisclosed documents to show how such successful role models found themselves accused of criminal deception.

About the Author

James B. Stewart is the author of Heart of a Soldier, the bestsellers Blind Eye and Blood Sport, and the blockbuster Den of Thieves. A former Page One editor at The Wall Street Journal, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143120575
ISBN-10: 0143120573
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: March 27th, 2012
Pages: 496
Language: English
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