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The Great Salad Oil Swindle

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A true crime business fraud, the telling of which won the author, Norman C Miller, a Pulitzer Prize.

At 5 feet 5 inches and 240 pounds, Anthony "Tino" De Angelis could easily be taken for a pizza baker. Yet behind this facade there was a man, with a shrewd mind and an intense obsession to succeed, who built a phenomenal salad oil business by selling commodities to export companies at such incredibly low prices that it was difficult to understand how he could remain in business. Suddenly, in November 1963, De Angelis' salad oil empire collapsed, and, on inspection, his oil tanks were found either empty or full of salt water. Then, for the first time, his creditors realized the simple process by which DeAngelis could profitably sell salad oil at such low prices: he had sold $175,000,000 of non-existent salad oil.

Although this book is ex-library, it is in excellent condition. The library classification number is at the base of the spine of the book. The front free endpaper shows evidence of where the paper to hold the library card was attached. On the title page is a 1" diameter red stamp for Berkshire County Library. Other than this the book is in excellent condition. There is virtually no sign of wear to the covers and spine and the pages are clean throughout.

Read the true story of someone who thought they could get away with it.

Item details

Author(s):
Miller, Norman C.
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1966
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Victor Gollancz Ltd
Title:
The Great Salad Oil Swindle

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A true crime business fraud, the telling of which won the author, Norman C Miller, a Pulitzer Prize.

At 5 feet 5 inches and 240 pounds, Anthony "Tino" De Angelis could easily be taken for a pizza baker. Yet behind this facade there was a man, with a shrewd mind and an intense obsession to succeed, who built a phenomenal salad oil business by selling commodities to export companies at such incredibly low prices that it was difficult to understand how he could remain in business. Suddenly, in November 1963, De Angelis' salad oil empire collapsed, and, on inspection, his oil tanks were found either empty or full of salt water. Then, for the first time, his creditors realized the simple process by which DeAngelis could profitably sell salad oil at such low prices: he had sold $175,000,000 of non-existent salad oil.

Although this book is ex-library, it is in excellent condition. The library classification number is at the base of the spine of the book. The front free endpaper shows evidence of where the paper to hold the library card was attached. On the title page is a 1" diameter red stamp for Berkshire County Library. Other than this the book is in excellent condition. There is virtually no sign of wear to the covers and spine and the pages are clean throughout.

Read the true story of someone who thought they could get away with it.

Author(s):
Miller, Norman C.
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1966
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Victor Gollancz Ltd
Title:
The Great Salad Oil Swindle

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