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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.


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    Publisher: Annick Press

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9781554515875
    • Release date: July 23, 2013

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9781554515875
    • File size: 9581 KB
    • Release date: July 23, 2013

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    Formats

    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook

    Languages

    English

    Levels

    ATOS Level:7.3
    Interest Level:4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty:6

    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.


  • Expand title description text