The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter

by Mark Seal

Hardcover, 323 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $26.95 | purchase

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The Man in the Rockefeller Suit
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The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter
Author
Mark Seal

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Traces the thirty-year con of Clark Rockefeller, a German-born immigrant who assumed numerous identities to charm his way into exclusive clubs and financial institutions before divorcing his Harvard-graduate wife and kidnapping his own daughter.

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Christian Gerhartsreiter moved to America at 17 and spent the next 30 years of his life assuming false identities. His deception culminated in a 12-year marriage to a woman who believed he was a Rockefeller. Lisa Poole/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Lisa Poole/AP