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The art of making money : the story of a master counterfeiter

Author: Jason Kersten
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Art Williams' comfortable middle-class boyhood was shattered when, in short order, his father abandoned the family, his bipolar mother lost her wits, and Williams found himself living in one of Chicago's worst housing projects. He took to crime, starting with petty theft before graduating to robbing drug dealers. Eventually a man nicknamed "DaVinci" taught him the centuries-old art of counterfeiting. After a stint  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Art Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Kersten
ISBN: 9781592404469 1592404464
OCLC Number: 268795218
Description: 292 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Jason Kersten.

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Art Williams' comfortable middle-class boyhood was shattered when, in short order, his father abandoned the family, his bipolar mother lost her wits, and Williams found himself living in one of Chicago's worst housing projects. He took to crime, starting with petty theft before graduating to robbing drug dealers. Eventually a man nicknamed "DaVinci" taught him the centuries-old art of counterfeiting. After a stint in jail, Williams emerged to discover that the Treasury Department had issued the most secure hundred-dollar bill ever created: the 1996 New Note. Williams spent months arriving at a bill so perfect that even law enforcement had difficulty distinguishing it from the real thing. He went on to print millions in counterfeit bills, selling them to criminal organizations and using them to fund cross-country spending sprees. Still unsatisfied, he went off in search of his long-lost father, setting in motion a chain of betrayals that would be his undoing.--From publisher description.

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