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Duke of Deception Memories of My Father

ISBN-10: 0679727523
ISBN-13: 9780679727521
Edition: N/A
Authors: Geoffrey Wolff
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/19/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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.

Geoffrey Wolff is the acclaimed author of three works of nonfiction-"Black Sun, "a biography; "The Duke of Deception, "a memoir; and "A Day at the Beach, "a collection of personal essays-as well as six novels, most recently "The Age of Consent." In 1994 he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Mr. Wolff is the director of the graduate fiction program at the University of California, Irvine.

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