The Rise and Fall of Diamonds by Edward Jay Epstein

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An investigation by Edward Jay Epstein into the De Beers cartel and the fantastic machine that created the illusion that diamonds are forever. The story of the men and manipulations that maintained the value of diamonds for over a century. Based on interviews with Harry Oppenheimer and the key executives of De Beers. As Newsweek describes it, "Reads like high-finance James Bond. Fascinating detail."

About Edward Jay Epstein

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Edward Jay Epstein, who wrote the "Hollywood Economist" column for Slate, is the author of The Big Picture: Money and Power in Hollywood, as well as many other books. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, and he lives in New York City. His website is
Published May 10, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 229 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History.

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