Book Discussion on King Larry: The Life and Ruins of a Billionaire Genius

James Scurlock recounts the life of Larry Hillblom, co-founder of DHL shipping company, who disappeared in 1995 off the coast of Anatahan… read more

James Scurlock recounts the life of Larry Hillblom, co-founder of DHL shipping company, who disappeared in 1995 off the coast of Anatahan in the Western Pacific. Mr. Hillblom, raised on a peach farm near Fresno, California, co-founded DHL in 1969, just months after graduating from the University of California Berkeley’s School of Law. Twelve years later, Mr. Hillblom moved to the Mariana Islands, a tax haven and U.S. territory in the Western Pacific. There he became a Supreme Court justice who re-drafted the island’s real-estate laws and tax codes. Larry Hillblom’s estate, valued at nearly a billion dollars, has been disputed by numerous parties since his disappearance. James Scurlock responded to questions from members of the audience at BookPeople in Austin, Texas. close

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Book Discussion on King Larry: The Life and Ruins of a Billionaire Genius

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Feb 18, 2012
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Aug 29, 2012

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  • Feb 18, 2012 | 8:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 25, 2012 | 10:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Apr 02, 2012 | 7:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2012 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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