True Stories of the World's Best Swindlers

Book - 2011
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As long as there have been people willing to believe the unbelievable, people have been duped. In the best storytelling tradition, readers can follow the tales of: * How the Nazis planned to destroy the British economy during World War II by flooding the world with millions of fake British banknotes * How an infamous radio broadcast had American citizens convinced that Martians were invading the country * How one of the 20th century's most elaborate scams--conducting tours to the lost Tasaday tribe in the Philippines--fooled the world's media and top scientists for nearly a decade. The author's fascination with the boldness and inventiveness of the swindlers, as well as their motives, makes for a compelling read. The stories instill a sense of disbelief, amusement and even grudging admiration for these ingenious scam artists who often (but not always) meet a bad end. Accompanied by graphic-style artwork, each tale offers a great escape for readers drawn to true stories presented in a lively fashion.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781554513505
Branch Call Number: JNF 364.163 SCH
Characteristics: 157 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Simard, Rémy


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Feb 25, 2013

Duped is a good book. My favourite story in this book was the first story. I liked it because I thought it was interesting.

Feb 13, 2013

This book is not the best book on the slelf but it was good

Feb 01, 2013

This was one of the greatest books I've ever read :D I recommend! My favourite part was when The Scientist made the fake machine about the new energy source. :D

Jan 23, 2013

Cool Author Fact: ANDREAS SCHROEDER spent 8 months in prison for being caught with drugs in his possession and ended up writing a book while locked up called Shaking It Rough, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Award!

Jan 21, 2013

It's sopposed to be really good, but I think it's not that good and I don't like humans who make fun of other humans. But nice comics and it would be really good it it wasn't true. It sounds too dumb to be true. Unfortunately it is. I'm like literally arguing with myself...

Jan 21, 2013

I would have read it but I guess its really good cause a bunch of other people keep taking it out before I get a chance.

Jan 17, 2013

Did anybody else read this book? It's amazing! These people just have to be geniuses to create these ideas!!!
i love this book.

Nov 12, 2011

This collection of stories of famous swindles and cons is an excellent book for the a vast swatch of the Junior/Intermediate population. Students will be saying, "Really?" "No way!" as they go through each event. It helps that is was written by Andreas Schroeder, who loves his material and, as a radio journalist, has an easy to read style.

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