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Catch Me If You Can / Frank Abagnale
Bib ID 7287864
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Abagnale, Frank, author
 
Online Access
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Sydney, New South Wales : Penguin Random House Australia, 2011 
©2011 
1 online resource (224 pages). 
ISBN 174274723X (EPUB)
9781742747231 (EPUB)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 0.33MB 

Summary

The amazing true story of the most extraordinary liar in the history of fun and profit! 'Irresistible! ... touches that current of larceny that lies within all of us.' (Houston Chronicle) Frank Abagnale wrote US$2.5 million in bad cheques, practised law without a licence, practised medicine with no medical training, co-piloted a Pan-Am jet with a fake licence, taught at a college though he was actually a high school drop-out, and managed to outwit and outrage the police of 26 foreign countries and every US state, before he turned 21. Catch Me If You Can is the hilarious, now-classic story of Abagnale's stranger-than-fiction international escapades, and his ingenious escapes - including one from an airplane. This amazing true story of how one man fooled multi-national corporations, banks, universities, hospitals, and law enforcement organisations around the world is utterly riveting, and astounding even today, and contains all the ingredients of the most wildly imaginative fiction (except that all of Abagnale's exploits actually happened). Stylish, charming and not one to skimp on luxury, Abagnale lived a luxurious life on the lam until his 'retirement' at 21. After conning his way around the world, Frank was jailed and released five years later, only after he agreed to work, unpaid, for the US government sharing his knowledge of fraud with them in order to help them prevent it. He is now one of the world's foremost experts in secure documents and fraud prevention and travels to Australia regularly in his role as consultant for Leigh-Mardon Australia, the company responsible for design and production of all Australia's secure documents including passports, banknotes, bank cheques, personal cheques, credit cards, drivers licences etc. His bestselling memoir, Catch Me If You Can, was made into a major film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

Notes

Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult.

Audience: General.

Vendor-supplied metadata

Subjects Abagnale, Frank W., 1948-  |  Abagnale, Frank W., 1948-  |  Autobiography: general.  |  Biography & Autobiography - General.  |  Impostors and imposture -- United States -- Biography.  |  Swindlers and swindling -- United States -- Biography.  |  Impostors and imposture.  |  Swindlers and swindling.  |  United States.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biography.

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