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The Man from Lisbon

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A daring fraud makes one man a titan, and brings a nation to its knees

The son of a failing undertaker, Alves Reis was young when he realizedlearned early on that death comes quickly and a man must make his fortune while he can. In 1916, Reis he leftaves Portugal for Angola, where the hardships of colonial life dashed his dream of easy riches. But it is then, at his mostIn
Unknown Binding, First Edition, 418 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Jim Fonseca
Oct 19, 2013 Jim Fonseca rated it it was amazing
A historical novel about Alves Reis, a real-life con man who so flooded Portugal with counterfeit escudo notes in the 1920's that he almost crashed that nation's economy. But Reis was too smart to be a counterfeit-plates-in-the-basement type of guy; he masterfully forged documents to get a British banknote firm to print them, convincing the firm that the government of Portugal wanted the notes to secretly kick-start the economy in Portugal's colony in Angola. Reis goes from rags to riches and be ...more
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Absolutely loved this book twenty years ago and suspect I would still love it today. I will read it again if given the opportunity
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What a great story, I really enjoyed this. An incredible journey in history with a fabulous character...set in Salazar's Portugal...
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