Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities: True Stories of False Identities

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Penguin, Apr 14, 2011 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 144 pages
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True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train in 1993, to the lonely but clever Frank Abagnale of Catch Me if You Can fame, these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades. Graphic panels draw you into the exploits of these pretenders, and meticulously researched details keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene is presented in the second person, a unique point of view that literally places you inside the faker's mind. With motivations that include survival, delusion, and plain, old-fashioned greed, the psychology of deception has never been so fascinating or so close at hand.
 

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SATURDAY MAY 8 1993
TUESDAY MARCH 13 1951
JULY 1951
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10 1951
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18 1864
LATE JUNE 1941
19421944
DECEMBER 1943
SUNDAY DECEMBER 24 1848
LATER THAT NIGHT
1935 TOURS FRANCE
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 1998
SPRING 1964
NOVEMBER 2010
KERON THOMAS
FERDINAND WALDO DEMARA JR

APRIL 1945
FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 1991
SUNDAY JUNE 8 1817
MONDAY JUNE 9 1817
FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 1848
SATURDAY DECEMBER 23 1848

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Paul Hoppe and Henry Johnson are the real life Travis and Freddy, all grown up.

They have made and lost a million dollars on Wall Street. They have played in the Little League World Series, extreme-skied the Rockies and the Alps, played a ham sandwich on HBO, and visited three of the seven Wonders of the World.

Paul lives in Massachusetts and Henry lives in California.

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