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Salamander. The Story Of The Mormon Forgery Murders. by  Linda & Allen D. Roberts. Sillitoe

Salamander. The Story Of The Mormon Forgery Murders.

by Linda & Allen D. Roberts. Sillitoe

First edition. Fine in dust jacket. The story of the Mormon Forgery Murders -- Linda Sillitoe and Allen Roberts unravel the disturbing secrets behind the century's most successful forger, Mark W. Hofmann. Hofmann eluded leading American document authenticators, as well as FBI technicians, Library of Congress curators, historians and polygraph experts. He created hundreds of fraudulent manuscripts, printed documents, and currency, including letter and autographs purportedly by Betsy Ross, Daniel Boone, Brigham Young, Mark Twain, etc. Hofmann's lifelong struggle with Mormon origins led to his most famous forgeries, including the "white salamander letter." Considered a respected member of the Salt Lake City Mormon community, in 1985, in an attempt to stave off creditors, Hofmann murdered Steven Christensen and Kathleen Sheets. Excellent!

Inventory Number: 14155

$45.00