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Thrilling thieves : liars, cheats, and cons who changed history

DuMont, Brianna2018
"What do Mother Theresa, Honest Abe, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They're all too good for this book, that's what. Sure, you'll find some familiar faces like Queen Elizabeth I and Thomas Edison in here, but you'll learn that behind their angelic smiles were cunning con artists who stole their way to gold and greatness. Follow the trail of twelve trouble-makers to learn what really made the Mona Lisa the most iconic painting in the world, meet the most powerful pirate from history (it's probably not who you're expecting), and watch empires rise and fall with the theft of a simple tea plant. Turns out our world owes a lot to those who dabble on the dark side. If you're not scared of crooks and criminals, take a peek at this new side of history."
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2018
177 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 27 cm.
First published: 2018.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Venetians -- Francisco Pizarro -- Queen Elizabeth I of England -- Catherine the Great -- Napoleon Bonaparte -- Madame Cheng -- Robert Fortune -- Robert Smalls -- William Tweed -- Thomas Edison -- Vincenzo Peruggia -- Klaus Fuchs.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryJunior Non-Fiction HistoryJ 920 DUMAvailable
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