The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of A Serial Imposter

Book - 2011
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The story of Clark Rockefeller is a stranger-than-fiction twist on the classic American success story. "The Man in the Rockefeller Suit" is a probing and cinematic exploration of an audacious imposter--and a man determined to live the American dream by any means necessary
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2011
ISBN: 9780670022748
0670022748
9780452298033
Branch Call Number: 364.1633 Seal
Characteristics: 323 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.

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Quite a book, I'm not a fan of true crime books but this one was interesting and not gruesome like some murder books can be.

debwalker Jul 27, 2011

"Reinvention is the immigrant's ultimate desire, and what German immigrant Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter did over more than three decades in America was reinvention on steroids. He became Clark Rockefeller of Boston for 12 years, able to fool the American elite, until the breakup of his marriage and the kidnapping of his own daughter revealed the deception. What makes me sad is that reinvention--of the benign variety--is nearly impossible today, with enhanced technologies for surveillance, and the pervasive reach of intrusive bureaucracy. While Rockefeller/Gerhartsreiter took it to unfortunate extremes, the possibility of constant reinvention is an essential part of the American story."
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