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SCANDALS & FRAUD: Enterprise Corruption

(Air Canada), Stevie Cameron, Harvey Cashore (2001). The Last Amigo: Karlheinz Schreiber and the Anatomy of a Scandal. (Toronto, ON: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 359 p.). Schreiber, Karlheinz; Air Canada; Political corruption -- Canada; Corruption investigation -- Canada; Airbus (Jet transport); Canada -- Politics and government -- 1984-1993; Canada -- Politics and government -- 1993- ; Germany (West) -- Politics and government -- 1982-1990; Germany -- Politics and government -- 1990-.

(Amalgamated), Thomas W. Lawson (1968). Frenzied Finance; The Crime of Amalgamated. (New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 559 p. [orig. pub. 1905]). Standard Oil Company; Amalgamated Copper Co.; Speculation; Insurance--United States; Gas companies--Boston.

(Archer Daniels Midland), Kurt Eichenwald (2000). The Informant: A True Story: The FBI Was Ready to Take Down America's Most Politically Powerful Corporation: But There Was One Thing They Didn't Count On. (New York, NY: Broadway Books, 606 p.). Reporter, New York Times. United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation; Archer Daniels Midland Company--Corrupt practices; Commercial crimes--United States--Case studies; Informers--United States--Case studies.

(Archer Daniels Midland), James B. Lieber (2000). Rats in the Grain: The Dirty Tricks and Trials of Archer Daniels Midland. (New York, NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 418 p.). Lawyer. Archer Daniels Midland Company; Food industry and trade--Corrupt practices--United States.

(Banco Ambrosiano), Rupert Cornwell (1984). "God's Banker" [An Account of the Life and Death of Roberto Calvi]. (New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, 260 p.). Calvi, Roberto, 1920-1982; Banco ambrosiano; Catholic Church--Finance; Bankers--Italy--Biography.

(Banco Ambrosiano), Larry Gurwin (1984). The Calvi Affair: Death of a Banker. (London, UK: Pan Books in association with Macmillan London, 251 p.). Calvi, Roberto, 1920-1982; Banco ambrosiano; Catholic Church--Finance; Bank failures--Italy--Milan.

(Bank of England), George Bidwell (1888). Forging His Chains. The autobiography of George Bidwell ... with the Story of His Connection with the So-Called £1,000,000 Forgery on the Bank of England, and a Complete Account of His Arrest, Trial, Conviction, and Confinement for Fourteen years in English Prisons. (Hartford, CT: S. S. Scranton & Company, 560 p.). Prisons--England.

(Bank of England), ed. George Dilnot (1929). The Bank of England Forgery. (London, UK: G. Bles, 274 p.). Macdonnell, George, defendant; Bidwell, George, d. 1899, defendant; Noyes, Edwin, defendant; Dilnot, George, 1883-1951; Great Britain. Central Criminal Court. 

(BCCI - founded in 1972 by Pakistani banker Agha Hasan Abedi), Mark Potts, Nick Kochan and Robert Whittington (1991). Dirty Money : BCCI, The Inside Story of the World's Sleaziest Bank. (Washington, DC: National Press Books, 283 p.). Bank of Credit and Commerce International--Corrupt practices; International finance--Corrupt practices; Bank failures.

(BCCI), James Ring Adams and Douglas Frantz (1992). A Full Service Bank: How BCCI Stole Billions Around the World. (New York, NY: Pocket Books, 381 p.). Bank of Credit and Commerce International -- Corrupt practices; Private banks -- Corrupt practices; International finance -- Corrupt practices; Bank failures.

(BCCI), Peter Truell and Larry Gurwin (1992). False Profits: The Inside Story of BCCI, the World's Most Corrupt Financial Empire. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 522 p.). Bank of Credit and Commerce International--Corrupt practices; International finance--Corrupt practices; Bank failures.

(Beauharnois Power Corp.), T.D. Regehr (1989). The Beauharnois Scandal: A Story of Canadian Entrepreneurship and Politics. (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 234 p.). Beauharnois Power Corporation; Beauharnois Scandal, 1931; Campaign funds -- Canada; Political corruption -- Canada; Canada -- Politics and government -- 1930-1935.

(Bond Corporation), Paul Barry (1990). The Rise and Fall of Alan Bond. (New York, NY: Bantam, 292 p.). Bond, Alan, 1938- ; Businesspeople--Australia--Biography; Millionaires--Australia--Biography.

(Bond Corporation), Terence Maher (1990). Alan Bond. (Melbourne, Vic.: William Heinemann Australia, 322 p.). Bond, Alan, 1938- ; Businesspeople--Australia--Biography; Millionaires--Australia--Biography.

(Bre-X), Vivian Danielson, James Whyte (1997). Bre-X: Gold Today, Gone Tomorrow: Anatomy of the Busang Swindle (Toronto, ON: Northern Miner, 304 p.). Bre-X (Firm); Gold mines and mining--Corrupt practices--Indonesia; Fraud--Indonesia.

(Bre-X), Diane Francis (1997). Bre-X: The inside Story (Toronto, ON: Key Porter, 240 p.). Bre-X (Firm); Gold industry--Corrupt practices--Indonesia; Fraud--Indonesia.

(Bre-X), Douglas Gold and Andrew Willis (1997). The Bre-X Fraud (Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart, 272 p.). Bre-X (Firm); Gold mines and mining--Corrupt practices--Indonesia--Case studies; Fraud--Indonesia--Case studies.

(Bre-X), Brian Hutchinson (1998). Fool's Gold: The Making of a Global Market Fraud. (Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 266 p). Bre-X (Firm); Gold mines and mining -- Indonesia; Fraud.

(Bre-X), Jennifer Wells (1998). Bre-X: The inside Story of the World's Biggest Mining Scam (London, UK: Orion Business Books, 404 p.). Bre-X (Firm)ls; Gold industry -- Corrupt practices -- Indonesia; Fraud -- Indonesia.

(Citibank), Robert A. Hutchison (1986). Off the Books. (New York, NY: Morrow, 416 p.). Banks and banking--Corrupt practices; Citibank (New York, N.Y.)--Corrupt practices.

(Elf-Aquitaine), Valérie Lecasble et Airy Routier (1998). Forages en Eau Profonde: Les Secrets de l'Affaire Elf. (Paris, FR: B. Grasset, 407 p.). Elf-Aquitaine (Company); Political corruption--France; Petroleum industry and trade--Corrupt practices--France; France--Politics and government--1974-1981.

(Elf-Aquitaine), André Guelfi (1999). L'Original: d'Un Village Marocain aux Secrets de l'Affaire Elf, le Parcours d'un Aventurier de la Vie. (Paris, FR: R. Laffont, 369 p.). Guelfi, André; Elf-Aquitaine (Company); Businessmen--France--Biography; Political corruption--France; Petroleum industry and trade--Corrupt practices--France; France--Biography.

(Elf-Aquitaine), Gilles Gaetner, Jean-Marie Pontaut (2000). L'Homme Qui en Sait Trop: Alfred Sirven et Les Milliards de l'Affaire Elf. (Paris, FR: Grasset, 265 p.). Sirven, Alfred, 1927- ; Elf-Aquitaine (Company); Political corruption--France--Case studies.

(Elf-Aquitaine), Pierre Lethier (2001). Argent Secret: l'Espion de l'Affaire Elf Parle. (Paris, FR: Albin Michel, 252 p.). Elf-Aquitaine (Company); Political corruption--France; Political corruption--Germany; Petroleum industry and trade--Corrupt practices--France.

(Elf-Aquitaine), Fatima Belaïd (2002). Une Epouse Encombrante: au Coeur de l'Empire Elf. (Neuilly-sur-Seine, FR: Lafon, 343 p.). Belaïd, Fatima; Elf-Aquitaine (Company); Executives' spouses--France--Biography; Petroleum industry and trade--Corrupt practices--France; Political corruption--France.

(Enron), Peter C. Fusaro and Ross M. Miller (2002). What Went Wrong at Enron: Everone's Guide to the Largest Bankruptcy in U. S. History. (New York, NY: Wiley,           p.). Enron Corporation; accounting fraud.

(Enron), Robert Bryce; with an introduction by Molly Ivins (2002). Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, Jealousy and the Death of Enron. (New York, NY: Public Affairs,         p.). Writer from Austin, TX. Enron Corp.--Corrupt practices; Energy industries--Corrupt practices--United States; Business failures--United States.

(Enron), Brian Cruver; foreword by Steve Salbu (2002). Anatomy of Greed: The Unshredded Truth from an Enron Insider. (New York, NY: Carroll & Graf,       p.). Enron Employee March - December, 2001. Enron Corp.--Corrupt practices; Energy industries--Corrupt practices--United States; Business failures--United States.

(Enron), Loren Fox (2002). Enron: The Rise and Fall. (New York, NY: Wiley,         p.). Enron Corp.; Energy industries--Corrupt practices--United States; Business failures--United States--Case studies. Of Enron books this offers most detailed explanation of Enron as a business.

(Franklin National), Joan Edelman Spero (1980). The Failure of the Franklin National Bank: Challenge to the International Banking System. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press [for Council on Foreign Relations], 235 p.). Franklin National Bank; Franklin National Bank; Banks and banking, International; Banques internationales.

(Franklin National), Luigi DiFonzo. (1983). St. Peter's Banker. (New York, NY: Watts, 308 p.). Sindona, Michele; Catholic Church--Finance; Bankers--Italy--Biography.

(Franklin National), Walter S. Ross (1987). People's Banker: The Story of Arthur T. Roth and the Franklin National Bank. (New Canaan, CT: Keats Pub., 288 p.). Roth, Arthur T.; Franklin National Bank; Bankers--United States--Biography; Bank failures--United States.

(Guinness), Nick Kochan and Hugh Pym (1987). The Guinness Affair: Anatomy of a Scandal. (Bromley: Helm, 198 p.). Guinness (Firm)--History; Brewing industry--Great Britain--Corrupt practices.

(Homestake), David McClintick (1977). Stealing from the Rich: The Home-Stake Oil Swindle. (New York, NY: M. Evans, 335 p.). Home-Stake Production Company; Securities fraud--United States--Case studies; Petroleum industry and trade--United States; Swindlers and swindling--United States--Case studies.

(Honda), Steve Lynch (1997). Arrogance and Accords: The Inside Story of the Honda Scandal. (Irving, TX: Pecos Press, 310 p.). American Honda Motor Company; Honda Accord automobile; Automobile industry and trade--Corrupt practices--United States; Commercial crimes--United States; Automobile dealers--United States; Fraud--United States.

(Julien Petroleum), Guy W. Finney (1929). The Great Los Angeles Bubble, A Present-Day Story of Colossal Financial Jugglery and of Penalties Paid (Los Angeles, CA: The Milton Forbes Company, 203 p.).

(Julien Petroleum), Jules Tygiel (1996). The Great Los Angeles Swindle: Oil, Stocks, and Scandal During the Roaring Twenties (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 398 p. [orig. pub. 1994]).

(Lockheed), David Boulton (1978). The Grease Machine. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 289 p.). Lockheed Aircraft Corporation--Corrupt practices; Corporations--Corrupt practices--United States--Case studies; Corporations, American--Corrupt practices--Case studies.; Commercial crimes--Case studies.

(Middle West Utilities), Forrest McDonald (1962). Insull. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 350 p.). Insull, Samuel, 1859-1938.

--- (1975). Pyramids of Power: The Story of Roosevelt, Insull and the Utility Wars. (New York, NY`: Da Capo Press, 342 p. [orig. pub. 1937]). Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; Insull, Samuel, 1859-1938; New Deal, 1933-1939; Public utilities--United States; Holding companies--United States.

(National Student Marketing), Andrew Tobias (1971). The Funny Money Game. (New York, NY: Playboy Press, 219 p.). National Student Marketing Corporation.

(Polly Peck International), Tim Hindle (1991). The Sultan of Berkeley Square: Asil Nadir and the Thatcher Years. (London, UK: Macmillan, 228 p.). Nadir, Asil, 1941- ; Polly Peck International--History; Businesspeople--Great Britain--Biography.

(Polly Peck International), David Barcharsd (1992). Asil Nadir and the Rise and Fall of Polly Peck. (London, UK: V. Gollancz, 288 p.). Nadir, Asil, 1941- ; Polly Peck (Firm); Businessmen--Great Britain--Biography.

(Polly Peck International), Bilge Nevzat with Gill Fraser (1999). The Turquoise Conspiracy: Asil Nadir, The Collapse of Polly Peck and the Persecution of a Family. (London, UK: Noble House, 323 p.). Nadir, Asil, 1941- ; Polly Peck International; Fraud--Great Britain; International business enterprises--Great Britain.

(Polly Peck International), Raymond Zelker (2001). The Polly Peck Story: A Memoir. (London, UK: Strathearn, 192 p.). Nadir, Asil, 1941- ; Polly Peck International--History; International business enterprises--Great Britain.

(Robins - founded 1866 by Albert Hartley Robins; sold in 1989 to American Home Products), Morton Mintz (1985). At Any Cost: Corporate Greed, Women, and the Dalkon Shield. (New York, NY: Pantheon, 308 p.). A.H. Robins Company; Intrauterine contraceptives industry; Dalkon Shield (Intrauterine contraceptive); Intrauterine contraceptives--Complications.

(Robins -1970 company acquired rights to Dalkon Shield contraceptive; domestic sales suspended in 1974), Susan Perry and Jim Dawson (1985). Nightmare: Women and the Dalkon Shield. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 261 p.). A.H. Robins Company; Dalkon Shield (Intrauterine contraceptive); Intrauterine contraceptives--Complications; Intrauterine contraceptives industry--United States.

(Robins), Mary F. Hawkins (1997). Unshielded: The Human Cost of the Dalkon Shield. (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press,, 154 p.). A.H. Robins Company; Dalkon Shield (Intrauterine contraceptive); Intrauterine contraceptives industry--United States; Intrauterine contraceptives--Complications; Products liability--Intrauterine contraceptives--United States.

(S & L -Lincoln Savings & Loan), Michael Binstein and Charles Bowden (1993). Trust Me: Charles Keating and the Missing Billions. (New York, NY: Random House, 420 p.). Keating, Charles H.; Lincoln Savings & Loan Association -- Corrupt practices; Savings and loan association failures -- California; Securities fraud -- United States.

(S & L), Martin Mayer (1990). The Greatest-Ever Bank Robbery: The Collapse of the Savings and Loan Industry. (New York, NY: Scribner, 354 p.). Savings and loan associations--United States--Management; Savings and loan associations--Deregulation--United States; Savings and loan associations--Corrupt practices--United States.

(S & L), compiled by Pat L. Talley (1993). The Savings and Loan Crisis: An Annotated Bibliography. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 162 p.). Savings and loan association failures--United States--Bibliography; Savings and loan associations--United States--Bibliography; Savings and Loan Bailout, 1989-1995--Bibliography.

(S &L), Kitty Calavita, Henry N. Pontell, Robert H. Tillman (1997). Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 263 p.). Professors in the School of Social Ecology (University of California, Irvine); Tillman is Associate Professor of Sociology (St. John's University). Savings and loan associations--Corrupt practices--United States; Savings and Loan Bailout, 1989-1995; Commercial crimes--United States.

(Tollgate Holdings), Frank Welsh (1999). Dangerous Deceits. (London, UK: HarperCollins, 377 p.). Askin, Julian, 1948- ;Afrikaner Broederbond; Commercial crimes--South Africa; Consolidation and merger of corporations--England--London; Banks and banking--Corrupt practices--South Africa; Banks and banking--Corrupt practices--England--London.

(U-Haul), Ronald J. Watkins (1993). Birthright: Murder, Greed, and Power in the U-Haul Family Dynasty. (New York, NY: Morrow, 425 p.). Shoen, Leonard Samuel, 1916- ; Shoen family; U-Haul International--Officials and employees--Biography; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Murder--United States--Case studies.

(Union Générale, Paris), Jean Bouvier (1960). Le Krach de l'Union Générale, 1878-1885. (Paris, FR: Presses universitaires de France, 308 p.). Bontoux, Euge`ne, 1820-1905; Union générale, Paris; Lyon (France)--Economic conditions.

(Union Générale, Paris), Jeannine Verdès-Leroux (1969). Scandale Financier et Antisémitisme Catholique, Le Krach de l'Union Générale. (Paris, FR: Éditions de Centurion, 256 p.). Union générale, Paris; Bankruptcy--France--Case studies; Antisemitism--France--History.

(Wedtech), William Sternberg and Matthew C. Harrison, Jr. (1989). Feeding Frenzy. (New York, NY: Holt, 326 p.). Wedtech (Firm); Defense contracts--Corrupt practices--United States.

(Wedtech), James Traub (1990). Too Good To Be True: The Outlandish Story of Wedtech. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 379 p.). Writer, New York Times Magazine. Wedtech (Firm); Defense contracts--Corrupt practices--United States; Government purchasing--Corrupt practices--United States.

(Wedtech), Marilyn W. Thompson (1990). Feeding the Beast: How Wedtech Became the Most Corrupt Little Company in America. (New York, NY: Scribner, 337 p.). Wedtech (Firm); Defense contracts--Corrupt practices--United States; Government purchasing--Corrupt practices--United States.

(WorldCom), Lynne Jeter (2003). Disconnected: Deceit and Betrayal at WorldCom. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley,      p.). WorldCom (Firm)--Corrupt practices; Telecommunication--Corrupt practices--United States; Business failures--United States.

(Yazoo Land Fraud), C. Peter Magrath (1966). Yazoo: Law and Politics in the New Republic; Case of Fletcher v. Peck. (Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 243 p.). New England Mississippi Land Company; Yazoo Fraud, 1795.

Margaret Allen (1997). The Dirty Dozen: The World's Greatest Financial Disasters and Frauds. (Singapore: Times Books International, 208 p.). Commercial crimes; Financial institutions, International.

Isadore Barmash (1972). Great Business Disasters; Swindlers, Bunglers, and Frauds in American industry (Chicago, IL: Playboy Press, 309 p.).

Murray T. Bloom (1957). Money of Their Own: The Great Counterfeiters (New York, NY: Scribner, 302 p.).

Tyler Bridges (2001). Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards. (New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 422 p.). Edwards, Edwin W.; Gambling--Louisiana; Gambling industry--Corrupt practices--Louisiana; Political corruption--Louisiana.

Marshall B. Clinard (1990). Corporate Corruption: The Abuse of Power. (New York, NY: Praeger, 215 p.). Corporations--Corrupt practices--United States.

E. H. Cookridge (1967). The Baron of Arizona. (New York, NY: John Day Co., 304 p.). Reavis, James Addison, 1843-1914; Arizona--Biography. 

Robert K. Elliott, John J. Willingham (1980). Management Fraud: Detection and Deterrence. (New York, NY: Petrocelli Books, 300 p.). Commercial crimes--United States--Addresses, essays, lectures; White collar crimes--United States--Addresses, essays, lectures; Fraud--United States--Addresses, essays, lectures.

Charles Franklin (1969). They Walked a Crooked Mile; An Account of the Greatest Scandals, Swindlers, and Outrages of All Time. (New York, NY: Hart Pub. Co., 413 p.). History--Miscellanea; Scandals--History--Miscellanea; Swindlers and swindling--History--Miscellanea.

Neil H. Jacoby, Peter Nehemkis, Richard Eells (1977). Bribery and Extortion in World Business: A Study of Corporate Political Payments Abroad. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 294 p.). Corporations--Corrupt practices; Bribery; International business enterprises.

Om Malik (2003). Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley,             p.). Telecommunication--Corrupt practices--United States; Consolidation and merger of corporations--United States; Business failures--United States.

Norman C. Miller (1965). The Great Salad Oil Swindle. (New York, NY: Coward McCann, 256 p.). De Angelis, Anthony, 1915- ; Swindlers and swindling.

Jessica Mitford (1963). The American Way of Death. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 333 p.). Funeral rites and ceremonies--Economic aspects--United States. Undertakers and undertaking--United States.

John Portmann (2000). When Bad Things Happen to Other People. (New York, NY: Routledge, 242 p.). Professor of Religion (University of Virginia). Suffering--Moral and ethical aspects; Pleasure--Moral and ethical aspects; Sympathy--Moral and ethical aspects.

Richard Rayner (2002). Drake's Fortune: The Fabulous True Story of the World's Greatest Confidence Artist. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 224 p.). Hartzell, Oscar Merrill, 1876-1943; Swindlers and swindling--United States--Biography. 

Stephen M. Rosoff, Henry N. Pontell, Robert Tillman (1998). Profit Without Honor: White-Collar Crime and the Looting of America. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 436 p.). White collar crimes -- United States; Fraud -- United States.

Irwin Ross (1992). Shady Business: Confronting Corporate Corruption. (New York, NY: Twentieth Century Fund Press, 175 p.). Corporations--Corrupt practices--United States.



Peter Watson (1984). The Caravaggio Conspiracy: How Five Art Dealers, Four Policemen, Three Picture Restorers, Two Auction Houses, and a Journalist Plotted to Recover Some of the World's Most Beautiful Stolen Paintings (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 321 p.).

edited with an introd. and conclusion by Alan F. Westin (1981). Whistle Blowing: Loyalty and Dissent in the Corporation. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 181 p.). Whistle blowing--United States--Congresses.


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