Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The informant author kurt eichenwald discusses some of the situations in his book, which was released as a movie last week, during a book signing at waldenbooks in hickory point mall, forsyth. His last book, the highly praised conspiracy of fools, was a new york times bestseller. The basic story, that the large agribusiness archer daniels midland adm was caught in an international pricefixing scam for food additives would merit coverage in business week but little else. He wrote for the new york times for more than twenty years. Set squarely in the american heartland, delving into the inner sanctum of a global corporation, it explores the shifting boundaries of truth and deception, loyalty and betrayal. A true story is a long book over 500 pages, but i never once noticed what page i was on. The houstonbased energy firm enjoyed warm ties with newly installed president. Have a little faith, a true story unknown have a little faith a true story mitch albom unknown finally, a book for my. Worst of all, he gives false stories to the media about being forced to destroy evidence by the fbi.
Premium edition illustrated 1533314837 by oscar wilde multimodality. The book is about a sixyear fbi investigation of an international pricefixing conspiracy by archer. The truth is the informant is more deceitful and more spellbinding, than many works of fiction. The script is based on kurt eichenwalds nonfiction book the informantthe film adds. I guarantee itll keep you reading late into the night. Its difficult to fully appreciate the work kurt eichenwald did to write the informant. A true story, is the subject of the new movie starring matt damon. The case, codenamed operation harvest king, is the largest criminal antitrust investigation in the history of the fbi. From an awardwinning new york times investigative reporter comes an outrageous story of greed, corruption, and conspiracywhich left the fbi and justice department counting on the cooperation of one man. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The informant is a nonfiction whitecollar crime book written by journalist kurt eichenwald and published in 2000 by random house. The informant is mark whitacre, a senior executive with americas most powerful food giant, who put his career and his familys safety at risk to become a confidential government witness. A pageturning true story of international scandal and corruption at. Meticulously researched and richly told by new york times senior writer kurt eichenwald, the informant recreates the drama of the story, beginning with the secret recordings, stakeouts, and interviews with suspects and witnesses to the power struggles within adm and its boardincluding the highprofile chairman dwayne andreas, f.
The informant by kurt eichenwald penguin random house. Eichenwald has told it masterfully, with the narrative drive of a novel. Kurt eichenwald transforms the unbelievable story of the enron scandal into a riproaring narrative of epic proportions, taking readers behind every closed doorfrom the oval office to the executive suites, from the highest reaches of the justice department to. Burns, the film stars matt damon as the titular informant named mark whitacre, as well as scott bakula, joel mchale and melanie lynskey. Beside him in the passenger seat, bob herndon sat in silence, gazing at the club through the windshield. New york times, eichenwald obtained documents which eluded the sec and criminal prosecutors. A true story, awardwinning investigative reporter and bestselling author kurt eichenwald blew the lid off one of the most bizarre cases in the history of the fbi and corporate america the incredible story of the highestranking corporate whistleblower in. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the informant. Using whitacres secret recordings and a team of agents, the fbi uncovered the corporations scheme to steal millions of dollars from its own customers. I can understand why a movie was made of the informant by kurt eichenwald. The informant a true story 0767903277 by kurt eichenwald. Eichenwald, a new york times reporter at the time, followed the true story for years.
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He based the book on more than 800 hours of interviews with about 100 sources as well as digesting thousands of confidential records as well as transcripts of fbi recordings. Kurt eichenwald transforms the unbelievable story of the enron scandal into a riproaring narrative of epic proportions, taking readers behind every closed doorfrom the oval office to the executive suites, from the highest reaches of the justice department to the homes and bedrooms of the top officers. This fbidepartment of justice case is very bizarre. Its the kind of book youll stay up all night to finish. For eichenwald, they were the two fbi agents who originally handled whitacre and did most of the groundwork of the case. However, kurt eichenwald, who covered the adm story for the new york times, cant cut through the thicket of minutiae to write a clear, compelling account. The country club of decatur loomed ahead, and brian shepard slowed the pace of his 1994 dodge dynasty. Kurt eichenwald talked about his book the informant. A true story until you glance at the listing of the cast of characters. The informant is a nonfiction whitecollar crime book written by journalist kurt eichenwald and. Host liane hansen speaks to investigative writer kurt eichenwald, whose book, the informant. Initially, it was all about a typical whitecollar pricefixing crime involving toplevel respectable and powerful company executives. It depicts whitacres involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine pricefixing conspiracy of the mid1990s as described in the 2000.
Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The informant by kurt eichenwald penguin random house canada. The informant a true story by kurt eichenwald broadway books. The author, kurt eichenwald, has obviously done a considerable amount of research to present the details of the investigation of mark whitacre, an archer daniels midland adm executive whose greed overcame his ability to. A twotime winner of the prestigious george polk award for excellence in journalism and a finalist for the 2000 pulitzer prize, he has been repeatedly selected by tjfr business news.
The truth is a complicated matter, and in the case of the informant, much stranger than fiction. He previously wrote about whitecollar crime and corporate corruption for the new york times for twenty years. A twotime winner of the george polk award for excellence in journalism, he was a finalist for the pulitzer prize in 2000 and 2002. A true story kurt eichenwald from an awardwinning new york times investigative reporter comes an outrageous story of greed, corruption, and conspiracywhich left the fbi and justice department counting on the cooperation of one man. The key to the story is the informant himself, mark whitacre, the president of one of adms largest and most successful divisions. It documents the mid1990s lysine pricefixing conspiracy case and the involvement of archer daniels midland executive mark whitacre, inspiring a film adaptation starring matt damon as whitacre. Serpent on the rock by kurt eichenwald pdf free download. Here he tells the shocking true story behind this scandal. The story revolves around a covert fbi investigation into a massive global price fixing scheme involving a number of companies, chief among which is a highly profitable. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet.
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