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By Margaret Leslie Davis

Dark part of Fortune includes all of the parts of a Hollywood mystery. Filling in a single of an important gaps within the historical past of the yankee West, Margaret Leslie Davis's riveting biography follows Edward L. Doheny's interesting tale from his days as an itinerant prospector within the risky jungles of Mexico, the place he equipped the $100-million oil empire that ushered within the new period of petroleum. however it used to be a story that resulted in tragedy, when—at the height of his monetary power—Doheny used to be embroiled within the infamous Teapot Dome scandal and charged with bribing the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Few captains of have matched Doheny's force to prevail and his far-reaching ambition. attracted to the West looking for fortune, he failed at prospecting sooner than discovering oil in a pungent, tar-befouled lot in la in 1892. convinced that the substance had advertisement worth, he estimated steamships and locomotives not powered through coal, yet through oil. After constructing significant oil wells in Mexico, Doheny equipped a global oil empire that made him one of many wealthiest males on the planet. yet in 1924 the scandal of Teapot Dome engulfed him. As accusations fastened, he employed America's best felony expertise for his security. in the course of the ten-year-long litigation, Doheny's simply son used to be mysteriously murdered by means of a relations confidant. The government's case opposed to Doheny resulted in an extraordinary jury selection: the cupboard respectable accused of taking a bribe from Doheny used to be stumbled on accountable and despatched to felony, but Doheny used to be absolutely acquitted. regardless of the decision, the scandal had overshadowed the achievements of an entire life, and he died in shame in 1935.

Margaret Leslie Davis recreates the felony drama and provides info of behind-the-scenes process gleaned from the non-public diaries and information of Doheny's famed safety lawyers. formerly hidden own correspondence provides to this primary whole portrait of the fellow and solutions questions about Doheny that experience eluded historians for nearly seventy-five years.

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