The Art of Making Money

The Art of Making Money

The Story of A Master Counterfeiter

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781592404469
1592404464
Branch Call Number: BIO WILLIAMS
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 24 cm.

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japandemonium
Nov 05, 2011

Enjoyable book and an easy read. Lots of great ideas!

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stringermms
Jun 01, 2011

starts slowly but is actually kind of interesting..counterfeiting money

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