But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. With saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. National bestseller“the social network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires. The new york timesbest friends eduardo saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body.
Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and RedemptionFlatiron Books #ad - Here’s the story of how they got there—as only Ben Mezrich could tell it. On november 26, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. From ben mezrich, the new york times bestselling author of the Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires--the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.
. Bitcoin billionaires is the story of the brothers’ redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook. Ben mezrich's 2009 bestseller the accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding and the basis for the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network.
Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and foils to Mark Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric character who tells them about a brand-new idea: cryptocurrency. From the silk road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future.
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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for MillionsAtria Books #ad - Students who beat the system in Vegas—and lived to tell how. Robin hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M. I. T. S math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. In less than two years they take some of the world’s most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars.
Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M. I. T. S campus into a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big. 1 national bestseller, now the major motion picture, 21The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M. I. T. But their success also brings with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.
Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for MillionsHarperCollins e-books #ad - Ben mezrich, high stakes, returns with an astonishing story of Ivy League hedge-fund cowboys, author of the New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, and the Asian underworld. John malcolm was the ultimate gunslinger in the Wild East, prepared to take on any level of risk in making mind-boggling sums of money.
A real-life mixture of liar's poker and wall street, underground sex, and exotic characters, romance, vivid locales, brimming with intense action, Ugly Americans is the untold true story that rocked the financial community. He and his friends were hedge-fund cowboys, living life on the adrenaline-, sex-, and drugs-fueled edge—kids running billion-dollar portfolios, trading information in the back rooms of high-class brothels and at VIP tables in nightclubs across the Far East.
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Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs-A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and MurderAtria Books #ad - Dead bodies trailed berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor. The new york times bestselling author of bringing down the house and the accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller Mezrich is.
Meet two larger-than-life russians: former mathematician boris berezovsky, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up.
Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs-A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder #ad - After a chance meeting on a yacht in the caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur’s krysha—literally, his roof, his protector—they battled their way through the “Wild East” of Russia until their relationship soured when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media.
With unprecedented, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, power, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” Bookpage. As abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide.
Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire--and How It All Came Crashing Down . . .William Morrow #ad - At its height, absolute poker was an online empire earning more than a million dollars a day, following savvy business strategy and even better luck. One problem: the U. S. Should they fold—or double down and ride their hot hand? Impossible to put down, Straight Flush is an exclusive, never-before-seen look behind the headlines of one of the wildest business stories of the past decade.
Department of Justice was gunning for them. From the new york times bestselling author of the accidental billionaires and bringing Down the House—the sources for the films The Social Network and 21—comes the larger-than-life true tale of a group of American college buddies who brilliantly built a billion-dollar online poker colossus based out of the hedonistic paradise of Costa Rica.
Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire--and How It All Came Crashing Down . . . #ad - Department of justice had placed a bull's-eye on Absolute Poker. Its founders set up their operations in the exotic jungle paradise of Costa Rica, embracing an outrageous lifestyle of girls, parties, and money. Meanwhile, the gray area of U. S. Based on extensive insider interviews and participation, acclaimed author Ben Mezrich's Straight Flush tells the captivating rags-to-riches tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.
Com, one of the largest online companies in the world, on par with some of the behemoths of the Internet.
Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai P.S.HarperCollins e-books #ad - A place where billions of dollars trade hands every week, the Merc is like a casino on crack, where former garbagemen become millionaires overnight and where fistfights break out on the trading floor. This ordinary kid has traded Brooklyn for the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai. From the author who brought you the massive new york times bestseller Bringing Down the House, this is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange.
After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan. He keeps company on the decks of private yachts in Monte Carlo—teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Saudi sheiks—and makes deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing.
Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai P.S. #ad - But the merc is just a starting place. Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, along with it, the kid embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry—and, the world. Rigged is the explicit, exclusive, true story behind the headlines that dominate the world stage.
Busting Vegas: A True Story of Monumental Excess, Sex, Love, Violence, and Beating the OddsHarperCollins e-books #ad - Atlantic City. He played in casinos around the world with a plan to make himself richer than anyone could possibly imagine -- but it would nearly cost him his life. Semyon dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. Aruba. Although they were taking classes and studying for exams during the week, threatened at gunpoint, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables only to be harassed, banned from casinos, and beaten in Vegas's notorious back rooms.
The stakes were high, the dangers very real, but the players were up to the challenges, consequences be damned. London. There was semyon dukach himself, bright, brilliant mit grad student who galvanized the team; Owen Keller, the slick, clever, with stunning ability but a dark past that would catch up to him; and Allie Simpson, bored with school and broke; Victor Cassius, and a feast for the eyes.
Busting Vegas: A True Story of Monumental Excess, Sex, Love, Violence, and Beating the Odds #ad - In the classroom, they were geeks. A legend at age twenty-one, this cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop -- a system that has never been revealed until now; that has nothing to do with card counting, wasn't illegal, and was more powerful than anything that had been tried before.
Las Vegas. They came in hard, with stacks of cash; big, seemingly insane bets; women hanging on their arms; and fake identities. And the jewel of the gambling crown -- Monte Carlo. Dukach and his fellow MIT students hit them all and made millions.
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the WorldSimon & Schuster #ad - Veteran technology reporter david Kirkpatrick had the full cooperation of Facebook’s key executives in researching this fascinating history of the company and its impact on our lives. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide.
. A fantastic book, filled with great reporting and colorful narrative” Walter Isaacson. In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. Kirkpatrick tells us how Facebook was created, why it has flourished, and where it is going next. He chronicles its successes and missteps, and gives readers the most complete assessment anywhere of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the central figure in the company’s remarkable ascent.
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World #ad - How did a nineteen-year-old harvard student create a company that has transformed the Internet and how did he grow it to its current enormous size? Kirkpatrick shows how Zuckerberg steadfastly refused to compromise his vision, insistently focusing on growth over profits and preaching that Facebook must dominate his word communication on the Internet.
This is the Facebook Effect. The exclusive inside story of Facebook and how it has revolutionized the way the world uses the Internet. In the process, a company that has become a ubiquitous presence in marketing, he and a small group of key executives have created a company that has changed social life in the United States and elsewhere, business, altering politics, and even our sense of our own identity.
This is the Facebook story that can be found nowhere else.
Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in HistoryAnchor #ad - And then how was he supposed to get it out? and what does one do with an item so valuable that it's illegal even to own? With his signature high-velocity style, Mezrich reconstructs the outlandish heist and tells a story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride. From the bestselling author of the accidental billionaires and bringing Down the House, this is the incredible true story of how a college student and two female accomplices stole some of the rarest objects on the planet—moon rocks—from an "impregnable" high-tech vault.
But breaking into a highly secure laboratory wasn't easy. Thad roberts, an intern in a prestigious nasa training program, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, would have to concoct a meticulous plan to get past security checkpoints, and camera-lined hallways even before he could get his hands on the 600-pound safe.
The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO HighwayAtria Books #ad - Inspiring and terrifying, mezrich’s “dramatic narrative…connects dots we didn’t even know existed…Something’s clearly happening out there in the high meadows and along desert highways” Kirkus Reviews. The 37th parallel will make you, too, wonder if we are really alone. He even takes the family with him on weekend trips to look for evidence of aliens.
His pursuit of the truth draws him deeper into a vast conspiracy, and he journeys from Roswell and Area 51 to the Pentagon and beyond; from underground secret military caverns to Native American sacred sites; and to wilderness areas where strange, unexplained lights traverse the sky at extraordinary speeds.
The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway #ad - Along an expanse of land stretching across the southern borders of Utah, and Kansas, Zukowski documents hundreds of bizarre incidences of mutilations, Colorado, and discovers that they stretch through the heart of America. A real-life mix of the x-files and close encounters of the Third Kind, Mezrich “writes vividly and grippingly…A terrific story…that will make a heck of a movie” The Washington Post.
But this innocent hobby takes on a sinister urgency when Zukowski learns of mutilated livestock—whose exsanguination is inexplicable by any known human or animal means. Here is the “fascinating” publishers weekly true story of a computer programmer who tracks paranormal events in remote areas of the western United States and is drawn deeper and deeper into a mysterious conspiracy.
Like agent mulder of the x-files, microchip engineer and sheriff’s deputy Chuck Zukowski is obsessed with tracking down UFO reports in Colorado.