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Confident women : swindlers, grifters, and shapeshifters of the feminine persuasion
Confident women : swindlers, grifters, and shapeshifters of the feminine persuasion
Telfer, Tori2021
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The art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and its female practitioners are some of the best-- or worst. Telfer introduces us to a host of lady swindlers whose scams ranged from the outrageous to the deadly. Among them: In 1700s Paris, Jeanne de Saint-Rémy scammed the royal jewellers out of a necklace made from six hundred and forty-seven diamonds by pretending she was best friends with Queen Marie Antoinette. Cassie Chadwick got banks to loan her upwards of $40,000 by telling people she was Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter. In the 1970s teenager Roxie Ann Rice scammed the entire NFL. And the scams continue... -- adapted from jacket.
AUTHOR:
Telfer, Tori, author
Edition:
First edition.
Imprint:
New York, NY : Harper Perennial, [2021]©2021
Collation:
xiv, 336 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-336).
Contents:
Introduction: Charming -- The glitterati. Jeanne de Saint-Rémy ; Cassie Chadwick ; Wang Ti -- The seers. The spiritualists ; Fu Futtam ; Rose Marks -- The fabulists. The Anastasias ; Roxie Ann Rice ; The tragediennes ; Bonny Lee Bakley -- The drifters. Lauretta J. Williams ; Margaret Lydia Burton Sante Kimes -- Conclusion: Confident.
ISBN:
9780062956033 (pbk)9780062956033
Dewey class:
364.16309252364.163
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryTrue Crime364.163 TELAvailable
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