Friday, November 20, 2009

Fakes & Forgeries

Fakes & Forgeries: The True Crime Stories of History’s Greatest Deceptions
By Brian Innes
Reader’s Digest, 2005. 256 pgs. Nonfiction

This fascinating book covers the details behind the criminals and victims of the infamous and not so infamous scams played throughout the world. Fake money, stolen identities, forged works of art, and even medical scams are discussed. In some instances I couldn’t believe how gullible people could be and in others I was surprised the person was ever caught. It was interesting to discover that even the imitations have become collectable and valuable in their own right. Overall a fun book to flip through with pictures on every page making it great for adults and teens.


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