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This review is from: The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich (Paperback)
I bought this in hope of a rollicking tale of a dastardly swashbuckling capitalist antihero. With the exclusive access that Ammann achieved, I hoped it would be unputdownable and full of insights. Unfortunately it proved to be a hagiography written in the most leaden prose, and - although you may feel this disqualifies me as a reviewer - I couldn't finish it. I have a professional interest in the subject, and loved "The Prize" by Daniel Yergin and would recommend a bunch of other books. But not this. With Marc Rich now in the grave, and therefore unable to bring a libel case, the market for a decent biography of the man looks to be wide open.