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Moneymakers by Ben Tarnoff.. There was a time when people used money, and though only a few of us are old enough to remember actual cash, the story of how intriguing, beguiling and downright prolific the early counterfeiters were makes for a fascinating read.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Tarnoff provides a colorful tale as he explores the development of American paper money in the 18th and 19th centuries and those who exploited its flaws.."


"Tarnoff provides a real background in economic philosophy, listing the pros and cons of paper money and outlining the arguments for and against the theory that currency should be backed with not just faith but material worth.."


Author bio: Ben Tarnoff has worked at Lapham's Quarterly , and his writing has appeared in theSan Francisco Chronicle. He graduated from Harvard in 2007 and lives in New York City. More information can be found here: Twitter: @bentarnoff

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (369 pp. Cunningly historical: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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