Book Discussion on Family Secrets and The Art of Making Money

Rick Kogan talked with two authors about their books about criminals. Then they responded to questions from members of the audience.

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Rick Kogan talked with two authors about their books about criminals. Then they responded to questions from members of the audience.

Jeff Coen is the author of Family Secrets: The Case That Crippled the Chicago Mob (Chicago Review Press; April 1, 2009). Mr. Coen covered the trial of Frank Calabrese, Sr., leader of a Chicago crime syndicate whose son became an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Jason Kersten is the author of The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter (Gotham; June 11, 2009). The book tells what led Art Williams to crime, how he came to counterfeit the supposedly secure 1996 New Note, and what led to his downfall.

This 4 p.m. ET program from the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest was held on the Books and Media Stage in the Lake Room of University Center. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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