Confident Women

Confident Women

Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion

Book - 2021 | First edition
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"Why do we love stories about scammers so much? Journalist Tori Telfer dives into the stories of historical female con women and explains why we are so enamored by their scams"-- Provided by publisher.
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 jewelers 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
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062956033
Branch Call Number: 364.163 TELFER
Characteristics: xiv, 336 pages ; 24 cm


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