The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward DolnickThe Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward Dolnick

The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth…

byEdward Dolnick

Paperback | June 16, 2009

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As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of three men and an extraordinary deception: the revered artist Johannes Vermeer; the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him years later; and the con man's mark, Hermann Goering, the fanatical art collector and one of Nazi Germany's most reviled leaders.

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Edward Dolnick is the author ofDown the Great Unknown,The Forger’s Spell, and the Edgar Award-winningThe Rescue Artist. A former chief science writer at theBoston Globe, he lives with his wife near Washington, D.C.

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Title:The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth…Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:June 16, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060825421

ISBN - 13:9780060825423

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great true story People love con man stories when the victim deserves it. Who deserves it more than a Nazi.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a wild tale across decades Snobby stubborn art critics, Nazis and art forgers. What's not to like? What will blow your mind is looking at the forgeries and wondering how anyone with eyes could think they were Vermeers.
Date published: 2017-01-01

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“Pacing and prose as gripping as those of the best mystery novelist. . . . The Forger’s Spell is simply spellbinding.”