About the Author
Ralph Anspach is a Professor of Economics at San Francisco State University and author of two books and many professional articles. He had a harrowing childhood in Hitler's Germany and then soldiered with the U.S. army in the Philippines and fought with the army of Israel during its war of independence. He was also a university student in Paris, construction stiff in Morocco, a secret code clerk with the U.S. army in Germany, and an exchange professor in Indonesia. He invented the Anti-Monopoly game, stumbled on the market on his own, and eventually sold a million games worldwide. On the way, he was sideswiped by the makers of Monopoly with a ten-year law suit which he finally won in the United States Supreme Court. During the legal wars, he turned detective and uncovered the swindle at the roots of the world's most popular board game.