- File Size: 690 KB
- Print Length: 318 pages
- Publisher: Avery (April 29, 2009)
- Publication Date: June 11, 2009
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0028256FW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,619 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Williams had an upbringing fit for a career criminal, including a chaotic home and gang membership. A counterfeiting expert took him under his wing, explaining how to use the arc-light burner, make plates, mix inks, obtain paper, and the other matters of hardware, as well as common-sense tips on how to unload the money and keep from getting caught.Read more ›
More than anything, we learn something that many people find out, that in the end, no matter what, family, and our parents are often a bond that can't be broken no matter how badly they treat us, nor how many times they abandon us, or how badly we treat each other.
I'll keep this audio book for listening to again.
The unfolding of his story is well done and although other reviewers may have touched upon this; one more lesson in how inefficient and clumsy a government agency can be in fulfilling its objective.
The reader is surprised to learn that the original and first mission of the Secret Service was to eradicate counterfeiters. Created by Lincoln on his final living day, its mission today appears to be the protection of POTUS but that was not Lincoln's intent. The irony of the creation of the agency that might have saved Lincoln's life should not be overlooked.
For those not interested in government inefficiency this remains a bit of a social statement, a fascinating look into the technology of printing money, and the dangers of greed. It is also a study in human nature.
So engrossing that I have read the book twice, I could not put it down through the first read. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this book fascinating. Another book club member recommended this book and I wasn't certain it was my cup of tea. Read morePublished 6 months ago by DarleneCW
Kersten knows how to spin the life of Art William, the master counterfeiter, into a colorful yet sad story. The book is a page turner. I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 6 months ago by YIPLIU
Great book, excellent story. Well written. Author has an awesome vocabulary too.....great writing.Published 6 months ago by Pete Dunlap
This explaines it. It's a must read for anyone who's a detective.Published 7 months ago by Quinn Taylor
A fun story. Not particularly enlightening, but something to entertain.Published 9 months ago by Nekobasu