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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...more
Unknown Binding, First Edition, 418 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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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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A piles of jewels, a fleet of new cars, and a palace – when the ostentation of a twenty-some son of an undertaker becomes this grand, people get suspicious. Reading Gifford’s historical novel of the con man who nearly tanked Portugal’s economy with an audacious counterfeit fraud is the most legal fun you’ll have this week.
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Thomas Eugene Gifford was a best-selling American author of thriller novels. He gained international fame with the suspense novel The Wind Chill Factor and later with the Vatican-based thriller The Assassini.

After graduating from Harvard he moved to the Twin Cities, MN where he and his wife, Kari Sandven, had two children (Thomas Eaton, Rachel Claire). Divorced in 1969, he went on to marry Camill...more
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