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Forging History: The Detection of Fake Letters and Documents

Forging History: The Detection of Fake Letters and Documents

Focusing on three of the most skilful and notorious forgeries of modern times, Kenneth W. Rendell demonstrates that the authentication of historical documents and letters depends on analysis rather than intuition. Rendell begins by showing the reader paired examples of writing of historical figures (such as George Washington, Richard Wagner and Calvin Coolidge) and then demonstrating which of each pair is genuine and which forged.