From the bestselling author of A Very English Scandal and The Dig, the jaw-dropping life story of notorious business tycoon and former Derby County FC owner, Robert Maxwell FC.
In February 1991, Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour aboard his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, to finalise his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. But just ten months later, Maxwell was dead, having disappeared overboard from the same yacht off the Canary Islands.
The embodiment of Britain's post-war boom, an Orthodox Jew, he had escaped the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, fought in World War 2 and was decorated with the Military Cross. He went on to become a Labour MP and an astonishingly successful businessman. But on his death, his empire fell apart, as long-hidden debts and unscrupulous dealings came to light. No one had ever fallen so far and so quickly.
How did a war hero and model of society who laid such store on the importance of ethics and good behaviour become reduced to a bloated, amoral wreck.
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