Debut author Ben Tarnoff explores three historical incidents of colorful counterfeiting that entertain as true-crime narratives at the same time as they illuminate America's love affair with an easy illegal buck (especially when rationalized by anti-federalist fervor). The roguish romance of DIY currency, Tarnoff opines, will always be with us.

July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.