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Palace Coup: The Inside Story of Harry and Leona Helmsley

Michael Moss

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ISBN 10: 038524973X / ISBN 13: 9780385249737
Published by Doubleday and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Doubleday, New york. 1898. Stated First Edition. Book Condition: Fine DJ: Fine. Book is tight, square and unmarked. Gray boards with black cloth on spine and bright gold gilt title. Moss writes about the lives of billionaires Leona and Harry Helmsley, their charges of income tax evasion, Leona's temper, their lavish lifestyle, and real estate purchases. A pristine copy that feels tight enough to be unread. Mailed in a box with packing. Bookseller Inventory # 000736

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Title: Palace Coup: The Inside Story of Harry and ...

Publisher: Doubleday and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Traces the real estate and development deals by which the Helmsleys built their lucrative hotel empire and charts the charges of tax evasion and extortion faced by the Helmsleys

From Publishers Weekly:

Moss's devastating, bruising bio delivers paydirt as it follows a sinister trail of lawsuits, takeovers, big deals and shady doings by New York real estate tycoons Harry and Leona Helmsley. His souped-up prose can turn wickedly sly: "It seems that Leona had discovered the Fifth Avenue way of bargain shopping: don't pay sales taxes." A business reporter for Newsday , Moss makes Leona, 68, the villain of this cotton-to-cashmere tale of greed and thirst for power: the ambitious hatter's daughter from Brooklyn (born Lena Rosenthal) comes off as a tyrannical, ambushing manager, a gold-digger whose grab for ultimate control over the Helmsley empire may prove its undoing. Her reserved, workaholic hubby is seen as a hated landlord who spent a lifetime figuring out ways to pay as low wages and taxes as possible. And the posturing, litigious couple had a knack for "racking up enemies like bowling pins."
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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