The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters

Audiobook CD - 2015
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In Moneymakers, Tarnoff recounts how three of America's most successful counterfeiters—Owen Sullivan, David Lewis, and Samuel Upham—each cunningly manipulated the political and economic realities of his day, driven by a desire for fortune and fame. Through the tales of these three memorable counterfeiters, Moneymakers spins the larger story of America's financial ups and downs during its infancy and adolescence, tracing its evolution from a patchwork of colonies to a powerful nation with a single currency. It was only toward the end of the Civil War that a strengthened federal government created the Secret Service to police counterfeiting, finally bringing the quintessentially American pursuit to an end. But as Tarnoff suggests in this highly original financial history, the legacy of early American counterfeiters lives on in the get-rich- quick culture we see on Wall Street today.
Publisher: Toronto : Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 2015.
Branch Call Number: 364.1334 Tar
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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