The ultimate book of impostors: over 100 true stories of the greatest phonies and frauds
Think You Know Who Your Friends Are? Think again...
From Mata Hari to D. B. Cooper, history is littered with people pretending to be someone else. Some go undetected for years, cultivating their false identities so skillfully, even their spouses don't know. Other frauds go up in flames after one misstep. The Ultimate Book of Impostorspresents the astonishing true stories behind over one hundred of the craziest and funniest phonies in history, including:
*A fake French government official who managed to sell the Eiffel Tower--twice *One of the Wild West's toughest and more admired "male" stagecoach drivers, who was actually a woman! *An Israeli Mossad team that stole the identities of real British and Australian citizens to trap an unsuspecting target for assassination
Packed with fun facts and outrageous accounts of fake pilots, phony princesses, imitation Indians, and serial sham artists, this irresistible book exposes the truth behind the world's wildest fraud--and why they did it--and reveals that even those we think we know best may not be exactly who they seem.
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|Grouping Title||ultimate book of impostors over 100 true stories of the greatest phonies and frauds|
|Grouping Author||graham ian|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-29 01:19:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-15 05:01:15AM|
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|display_description||Uncover the boldest and most notorious impostors and frauds in history! Graham collects stories of impostors from the past 500 years and provides a summary of each character, indicating how the individual was able to pull off the deception before being exposed. Readers will recognize some of the famous deceivers, such as "Anastasia"; Ferdinand Waldo Demara, who masqueraded as many different people; and Frank Abagnale, now an FBI consultant.|
|owning_library_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
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Impostors and imposture -- History
Social status -- Case studies
|title_display||The ultimate book of impostors : over 100 true stories of the greatest phonies and frauds|
|title_full||The ultimate book of impostors : over 100 true stories of the greatest phonies and frauds / Ian Graham|
Ultimate Book of Impostors : Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds [electronic resource] Graham, Ian.
|title_short||The ultimate book of impostors|
|title_sub||over 100 true stories of the greatest phonies and frauds|
Impostors and imposture