True Stories of the World's Best Swindlers
Annick Press, Hardcover, 9781554513512, 157pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 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 scamsconducting tours to the lost Tasaday tribe in the Philippinesfooled 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.
About the Author
Andreas Schroeder was the resident "Scam-meister" for 12 years on a popular radio show, where he uncovered ingenious frauds and hoaxes. He is an award-winning author who has published more than 20 books, including the highly successful "Scams." Remy Simard is a cartoonist, commercial artist and award-winning author and illustrator who has a long list of published children's books. His work has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.