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Flim-Flam Man: A True Family History, Vogel, Jennifer

Author Name    Vogel, Jennifer

Title   Flim-Flam Man: A True Family History

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Scribner

ISBN Number    0743217071 / 9780743217071

Seller ID   SKU9144917

0743217071 Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Very Good. Light wear to covers/corners. 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Signed and inscribed by author. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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One frosty winter morning, Jennifer Vogel opened the newspaper and read that her father had gone on the run. John Vogel, fifty-two, had been arrested for single-handedly counter-feiting nearly $20 million in U.S. currency -- the fourth-largest sum ever seized by federal agents -- and then released pending trial. Though Jennifer hadn't spoken to her father in more than four years, the police suspected he might turn up at her Minneapolis apartment. She examined the shadows outside her building, thought she spotted him at the grocery store and the bus stop. He had simply vanished.

Framed around the six months her father eluded authorities, Jennifer's memoir documents the police chase -- stakeouts, lie detector tests, even a segment on "Unsolved Mysteries" -- and vividly chronicles her tumultuous childhood while examining her father's legacy. A lifelong criminal who robbed banks, burned down buildings, scammed investors, and even plotted murder, John Vogel was also a hapless dreamer who wrote a novel, baked lemon meringue pies, and took his ten-year-old daughter to see "Rocky" in an empty theater on Christmas Eve. When it came time to pass his counterfeit bills, he spent them at Wal-Mart for political reasons.

Culling from memories, photo albums, public documents, and interviews with the handful of people who knew the real John Vogel, Jennifer has created an intensely moving psychological portrait of a charismatic, larger-than-life figure -- a father who loved her and whom, in spite of everything, she loved back.

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