Duke of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff

Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman -- a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series of undistinguished schools, was passed up for military service, and supported himself with desperately improvised scams, exploiting employers, wives, and, finally, his own son. In The Duke of Deception, Geoffrey Wolff unravels the enigma of this Gatsbyesque figure, a bad man who somehow was also a very good father, an inveterate liar who falsified everything but love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Duke Of Deception: Memories of My Father Mass Market Paperback 2227388 $2,420.43 $0.01 1980
Duke of Deception: Memoir of the Author's Father Hardcover 5215371 $2.01 1980
The Duke Of Deception: Memories of my father Hardcover 344307 $18.38 $0.01
Duke of Deception Paperback 16607454 $1.39 1986
Duke of Deception: Memories of My Father Paperback 523168 $9.99 $2.47 1990
Duke of Deception Kindle Edition 873884 $10.99 2011