Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery: A Selection of the World's Most Outrageous Frauds

By Andreas Schroeder

Due to the fact that 1998, Andreas Schroeder has been a standard contributor to CBC-Radio’s “Basic Black,” interesting listeners with outrageous – and constantly very humorous – stories of bold scams and rip-offs. In Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery he has gathered seventeen of the tales that acquired the best listener reaction after they have been broadcast – what he calls a type of “Best of simple Black Scams, quantity 1.”

Stories Include:

Running Away with Mona: How a canny forger and his companion pre-sold six copies of the Mona Lisa to prosperous and secretive creditors – after which prepared the robbery of the unique to hide their tracks.

For Export Only: How an enterprising farm animals breeder “exported” ten cows from Southern to Northern eire 1000 times.

The Flea That Roared: How the Grand Principality of Outer Baldonia (off the coast of Nova Scotia) declared battle at the U.S.S.R.

The nice Purolator Paper Caper: How a “gang that couldn’t shoot instantly” however controlled to tug off the most important unmarried heist of money in American history.

These stories, and so on, informed in Andreas Schroeder’s mischievously deadpan and subversively gleeful type, are bound to pride his many fanatics and make enthusiasts of latest readers.

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By Andreas Schroeder

Due to the fact that 1998, Andreas Schroeder has been a standard contributor to CBC-Radio’s “Basic Black,” interesting listeners with outrageous – and constantly very humorous – stories of bold scams and rip-offs. In Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery he has gathered seventeen of the tales that acquired the best listener reaction after they have been broadcast – what he calls a type of “Best of simple Black Scams, quantity 1.”

Stories Include:

Running Away with Mona: How a canny forger and his companion pre-sold six copies of the Mona Lisa to prosperous and secretive creditors – after which prepared the robbery of the unique to hide their tracks.

For Export Only: How an enterprising farm animals breeder “exported” ten cows from Southern to Northern eire 1000 times.

The Flea That Roared: How the Grand Principality of Outer Baldonia (off the coast of Nova Scotia) declared battle at the U.S.S.R.

The nice Purolator Paper Caper: How a “gang that couldn’t shoot instantly” however controlled to tug off the most important unmarried heist of money in American history.

These stories, and so on, informed in Andreas Schroeder’s mischievously deadpan and subversively gleeful type, are bound to pride his many fanatics and make enthusiasts of latest readers.

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Spain: The Centre of the World 1519-1682

By Robert Goodwin

The Golden Age of the Spanish Empire might identify 5 centuries of Western supremacy around the globe and bring in an period of transatlantic exploration that at last gave upward thrust to the trendy international. It was once a time of discovery and experience, of serious political and social change--it was once a time while Spain realized to rule the world.

Assembling a superb forged of mythical characters just like the Duke of Alba, El Greco, Miguel de Cervantes, and Diego Velázquez, Robert Goodwin brings the Spanish Golden Age to lifestyles with the brilliant readability and gripping narrative of an epic novel. From students and playwrights, to poets and squaddies, Goodwin is in entire command of the background of this tumultuous and intriguing interval. however the superstars on my own won't inform the total tale--Goodwin delves deep to discover formerly unrecorded assets and debts of the way Spain’s Golden Age could spread, and finally, unravel.

'Spain' is a sweeping and revealing portrait of Spain on the top of its strength and an international on the sunrise of the fashionable age.

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By Robert Goodwin

The Golden Age of the Spanish Empire might identify 5 centuries of Western supremacy around the globe and bring in an period of transatlantic exploration that at last gave upward thrust to the trendy international. It was once a time of discovery and experience, of serious political and social change--it was once a time while Spain realized to rule the world.

Assembling a superb forged of mythical characters just like the Duke of Alba, El Greco, Miguel de Cervantes, and Diego Velázquez, Robert Goodwin brings the Spanish Golden Age to lifestyles with the brilliant readability and gripping narrative of an epic novel. From students and playwrights, to poets and squaddies, Goodwin is in entire command of the background of this tumultuous and intriguing interval. however the superstars on my own won't inform the total tale--Goodwin delves deep to discover formerly unrecorded assets and debts of the way Spain’s Golden Age could spread, and finally, unravel.

'Spain' is a sweeping and revealing portrait of Spain on the top of its strength and an international on the sunrise of the fashionable age.

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The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St. Helena

By Julia Blackburn

In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad surreal exile that might final till his demise six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, repute, the tales we inform approximately ourselves (and) the larger tales we inform approximately our nice figures."--Los Angeles instances ebook overview.

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By Julia Blackburn

In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad surreal exile that might final till his demise six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, repute, the tales we inform approximately ourselves (and) the larger tales we inform approximately our nice figures."--Los Angeles instances ebook overview.

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Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

By Nathaniel Popper

New York Times e-book overview Editor’s Choice

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 monetary occasions AND MCKINSEY enterprise e-book OF THE YEAR

A New York Times know-how and company reporter charts the dramatic upward thrust of Bitcoin and the interesting personalities who're striving to create a brand new worldwide funds for the web age.

Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper’s awesome and engrossing background of Bitcoin, the landmark electronic cash and monetary expertise that has spawned a world social movement.

The proposal of a brand new foreign money, maintained through the desktops of clients world wide, has been the butt of many jokes, yet that has now not stopped it from becoming right into a know-how worthy billions of greenbacks, supported by way of the hordes of fans who've come to view it because the most vital new proposal because the construction of the web. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential of a economic climate loose from banks and governments. greater than only a tech fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize a few of society’s most elementary institutions.

An strange story of workforce invention, Digital Gold charts the increase of the Bitcoin know-how during the eyes of the movement’s colourful significant characters, together with an Argentinian millionaire, a chinese language entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive author, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has resulted in untold riches for a few, and felony phrases for others.

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By Nathaniel Popper

New York Times e-book overview Editor’s Choice

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 monetary occasions AND MCKINSEY enterprise e-book OF THE YEAR

A New York Times know-how and company reporter charts the dramatic upward thrust of Bitcoin and the interesting personalities who're striving to create a brand new worldwide funds for the web age.

Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper’s awesome and engrossing background of Bitcoin, the landmark electronic cash and monetary expertise that has spawned a world social movement.

The proposal of a brand new foreign money, maintained through the desktops of clients world wide, has been the butt of many jokes, yet that has now not stopped it from becoming right into a know-how worthy billions of greenbacks, supported by way of the hordes of fans who've come to view it because the most vital new proposal because the construction of the web. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential of a economic climate loose from banks and governments. greater than only a tech fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize a few of society’s most elementary institutions.

An strange story of workforce invention, Digital Gold charts the increase of the Bitcoin know-how during the eyes of the movement’s colourful significant characters, together with an Argentinian millionaire, a chinese language entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive author, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has resulted in untold riches for a few, and felony phrases for others.

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Treason of the Heart: From Thomas Paine to Kim Philby

By David Pryce-Jones

Treason of the Heart is an account of British those who took up overseas reasons. now not mercenaries, then, yet ideologues. just about all have been what this present day we might name radicals or activists, who inspiration they knew greater than whichever bunch of backward or oppressed humans it used to be they had come to save lots of. frequently they have been using to others what they observed because the merits in their tradition, and so evidently meritorious was once their tradition that they have been ready to be violent in enforcing it. a few surely hated their very own state, even if, and observed themselves selling in another country the values their very own retrograde govt used to be blocking.

The e-book offers with these like Thomas Paine who observed American independence because the gold standard skill to harm England; the numerous who was hoping to unfold the French revolution after which have Napoleon triumph over England; old characters like Lord Byron and Lawrence of Arabia who fought for the factors that introduced them glory; ultimately those that took up Communism or Nazism. Treason of the Heart is not anything under the story of intellectuals deluded in regards to the impression of what they're doing – and accordingly with rapid connection with today’s world.

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By David Pryce-Jones

Treason of the Heart is an account of British those who took up overseas reasons. now not mercenaries, then, yet ideologues. just about all have been what this present day we might name radicals or activists, who inspiration they knew greater than whichever bunch of backward or oppressed humans it used to be they had come to save lots of. frequently they have been using to others what they observed because the merits in their tradition, and so evidently meritorious was once their tradition that they have been ready to be violent in enforcing it. a few surely hated their very own state, even if, and observed themselves selling in another country the values their very own retrograde govt used to be blocking.

The e-book offers with these like Thomas Paine who observed American independence because the gold standard skill to harm England; the numerous who was hoping to unfold the French revolution after which have Napoleon triumph over England; old characters like Lord Byron and Lawrence of Arabia who fought for the factors that introduced them glory; ultimately those that took up Communism or Nazism. Treason of the Heart is not anything under the story of intellectuals deluded in regards to the impression of what they're doing – and accordingly with rapid connection with today’s world.

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Lieutenant Hornblower

By C. S. Forester, C.S. Forester

During this gripping story of turmoil and triumph at the excessive seas, Horatio Hornblower emerges from his apprenticeship as midshipman to stand new duties thrust upon him via the fortunes of battle among Napoleon and Spain. Enduring near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand strive against with Spanish seamen, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horror of existence at the combating ships of the Napoleonic Wars, the younger lieutenant distinguishes himself in his first self sustaining command. He additionally faces an experience detailed in his event: Maria.

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By C. S. Forester, C.S. Forester

During this gripping story of turmoil and triumph at the excessive seas, Horatio Hornblower emerges from his apprenticeship as midshipman to stand new duties thrust upon him via the fortunes of battle among Napoleon and Spain. Enduring near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand strive against with Spanish seamen, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horror of existence at the combating ships of the Napoleonic Wars, the younger lieutenant distinguishes himself in his first self sustaining command. He additionally faces an experience detailed in his event: Maria.

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The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century (With a New Prologue)

By Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein’s hugely influential, multi-volume opus, the fashionable World-System, is one in every of this century’s maximum works of social technology. An cutting edge, panoramic reinterpretation of world historical past, it lines the emergence and improvement of the fashionable international from the 16th to the 20th century.

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By Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein’s hugely influential, multi-volume opus, the fashionable World-System, is one in every of this century’s maximum works of social technology. An cutting edge, panoramic reinterpretation of world historical past, it lines the emergence and improvement of the fashionable international from the 16th to the 20th century.

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Toward Spatial Humanities: Historical GIS and Spatial History (The Spatial Humanities)

The program of Geographic info platforms (GIS) to concerns in historical past is likely one of the most fun advancements in either electronic and spatial humanities. Describing a large choice of functions, the essays during this quantity spotlight the methodological and important implications of a spatial method of heritage. They illustrate how using GIS is altering our knowing of the geographies of the previous and has develop into the root for brand spanking new how you can learn background. individuals concentrate on present advancements within the use of ancient resources and discover the insights received by means of utilising GIS to boost historiography. towards Spatial Humanities is a compelling demonstration of ways GIS can give a contribution to our ancient understanding.

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The program of Geographic info platforms (GIS) to concerns in historical past is likely one of the most fun advancements in either electronic and spatial humanities. Describing a large choice of functions, the essays during this quantity spotlight the methodological and important implications of a spatial method of heritage. They illustrate how using GIS is altering our knowing of the geographies of the previous and has develop into the root for brand spanking new how you can learn background. individuals concentrate on present advancements within the use of ancient resources and discover the insights received by means of utilising GIS to boost historiography. towards Spatial Humanities is a compelling demonstration of ways GIS can give a contribution to our ancient understanding.

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Connecting the Nineteenth-Century World: The Telegraph and Globalization

Via the tip of the 19th century the worldwide telegraph community had attached all continents and taken far-off humans into direct communique 'at the rate of inspiration' for the 1st time. Roland Wenzlhuemer right here examines the hyperlinks among the advance of the telegraph and the trails of globalization, and the ways that worldwide areas have been reworked by means of this technological improve. His groundbreaking method combines cultural experiences with social technology technique, together with facts in response to old GIS mapping, to shed new gentle on either the structural stipulations of the worldwide telegraph community and the historic service provider of its clients. The publication unearths what it intended for individuals to be telegraphically hooked up or unconnected, how humans engaged with the know-how, how using telegraphy affected conversation itself and, finally, no matter if quicker conversation on my own can clarify the imperative position that telegraphy occupied in nineteenth-century globalization.

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Via the tip of the 19th century the worldwide telegraph community had attached all continents and taken far-off humans into direct communique 'at the rate of inspiration' for the 1st time. Roland Wenzlhuemer right here examines the hyperlinks among the advance of the telegraph and the trails of globalization, and the ways that worldwide areas have been reworked by means of this technological improve. His groundbreaking method combines cultural experiences with social technology technique, together with facts in response to old GIS mapping, to shed new gentle on either the structural stipulations of the worldwide telegraph community and the historic service provider of its clients. The publication unearths what it intended for individuals to be telegraphically hooked up or unconnected, how humans engaged with the know-how, how using telegraphy affected conversation itself and, finally, no matter if quicker conversation on my own can clarify the imperative position that telegraphy occupied in nineteenth-century globalization.

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Great Tales from English History: The Truth About King Arthur, Lady Godiva, Richard the Lionheart, and More

By Robert Lacey

With perception, humor and engaging element, Lacey brings brilliantly to existence the tales that made England--from Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable Bede to Piers the Ploughman.

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By Robert Lacey

With perception, humor and engaging element, Lacey brings brilliantly to existence the tales that made England--from Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable Bede to Piers the Ploughman.

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