True Stories of the World's Best SwindlersBook - 2011
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.
Branch Call Number: J 364. 163 SCH
Characteristics: 157 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.