The true story of brothers, Jake and C.H. Butcher Jr., who rose from the poor rural countryside of Union County in the mountains of East Tennessee, to become masters of a multi-billion dollar banking empire.
Their lives of wealth and the power it bought created a whirlwind of greed and lavish spending rarely seen in today's world.
At the height of Jake Butcher's reign as chairman of the Knoxville's World's Fair, the house of Butcher fell like a house of cards, culminating in the third largest banking failure in our nation's history.
Hundreds of individuals and institutions were ruined in the Butcher debacle fanning a dismal decade of suicides and destruction, along with prison terms for the Butcher brothers and their associates.
Now, released from federal prison and under a sentence of bankruptcy for life, the brothers are "Back on top again," mastering million dollar deals and billion dollar dreams on borrowed money and borrowed time.
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Author Sandra Lea is a native of Virginia. This is the first book published under her name, although she has written for the published works of other writers and editors.Review:
Jesse Barr, the banking wizard who went down with the Butchers, said "It's the truth." -- Metro Pulse, December 27, 2000
The Butcher story has everything, politics, power, money, sex...this is simply too wonderful a history to be ignored. -- The Halls Shopper News, January 15, 2001
Whirlwind is a fun read. I was fascinated reading the book. Lea presents a good story. -- Tennessee Bar Journal
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Book Description Whirl Wind, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1882194756
Book Description Whirl Wind, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111882194756