By Ben Tarnoff
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As Ben Tarnoff reminds us during this enjoyable narrative background, get-rich-quick schemes are as previous as the USA itself. certainly, the speculative ethos that pervades Wall highway this present day, Tarnoff indicates, has its origins within the counterfeiters who first took good thing about America's turbulent economic system. In A Counterfeiter's Paradise, Tarnoff chronicles the lives of 3 colourful counterfeiters who flourished in early the United States, from the colonial interval to the Civil battle. pushed via wish for fortune and repute, each one counterfeiter cunningly manipulated the political and monetary realities of his day. via the stories of those 3 memorable hustlers, Tarnoff tells the bigger story of America's monetary coming-of-age, from a patchwork of colonies to a strong kingdom with a unmarried currency.
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A Counterfeiter's Paradise: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Early American Moneymakers by Ben Tarnoff