True Stories of the World's Best Swindlers

Book - 2011
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Each tale in this book digs deep to uncover the facts behind eight of the most outrageous scams of all time.
Each tale in this book digs deep to uncover the facts behind eight of the most outrageous scams of all time.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781554513505
Additional Contributors: Simard, R⥭y


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Recounts eight true tales that expose some of the most outrageous swindles and cons of all time, from the infamous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast to the Nazi plot to destroy the British economy by flooding the world with millions of counterfeit banknotes. This hybrid of nonfiction ... Read More »

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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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