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Armand Hammer A&E Video Review of A&E Biography Video of Armand Hammer, Jr. appearing at AMR Video & CD-Rom Catalog Site at on July 11, 1998

A&E Biography Series - Armand Hammer: A Life of Deception - 50 Minute Video - $19.95

[Jew Watch NOTE: Armand Hammer, Jr. was the Jewish immigrant from Russia Who Founded the American Communist Party.]

He found fame many times in his life-and notoriety almost as often. He helped support the fledgling Soviet Union, yet went on to be known as one of the world's most successful capitalists. Armand Hammer is one of the most intriguing figures of the 20th century. The son of a Russian immigrant and founder of the American Communist Party, Hammer first found riches-and notoriety-as a businessman in the fledgling Soviet Union, where he used his operations to help launder money for the communist government. Biography unravels the tapestry of success and deception that is the life of Armand Hammer. In an interview made shortly before his death, Hammer reflects on his many accomplishments-and reveals the personal misfortunes that dogged his financial success. Biographers trace his astonishing string of business ventures, and explore the lies and deception that marked his personal life. From Occidental Oil to the Nobel Peace Prize, from his friendship with Lenin to his kickbacks to Nixon, this is the ultimate portrait of a man who worshipped at the altar of money-Armand Hammer. Time 50 Minutes Price $ 19.95 Item # SOE-14234

Epstein's "Secret History of Armand Hammer"

Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer By Edward Jay Epstein Random House/US

This investigative book exposes the life of Armand Hammer -- hailed during his lifetime as a successful businessman and philanthropist -- for what it was: a myth, nurtured and embellished for nearly 70 years. In 1922, Lenin wrote a secret letter to Stalin, designating Hammer as their official "path" to the resources of American capitalism. From then until his death in 1990, Hammer was indeed a Soviet agent.

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