Counterfeits and counterfeiting
Feb 9, 2011 — Ben Tarnoff's Moneymakers sifts through the history of currency in America and reveals captivating tales of its biggest counterfeiters, who viewed their entrepreneurial activities as something of an art form.
Jul 26, 2009 — This biography of Isaac Newton is a real pageturner. Thomas Levenson pulls readers into the tale of Newton's stint as Warden of London's Royal Mint.
Jun 12, 2009 — In his new book The Art of Making Money, journalist Jason Kersten recounts the life and crimes of ace counterfeiter Art Williams, a man who printed and spent millions of phony bills.
Jun 5, 2009 — Isaac Newton is best known for his studies of physics and for developing the three basic laws that describe motion. In Newton and the Counterfeiter, author Thomas Levenson describes another side of Newton: his career as the crime-fighting head of the Royal Mint.
Aug 20, 2007 — Stephen Mihm, author of A Nation of Counterfeiters, argues that Wall Street's problems — stemming from debt and money that was handed out too freely — are not new problems in the United States. Historically, he says, the economy was built on shady promises, shell games and trickery.