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The Resource Fraudsters and Charlatans : A Peek at some of History's Greatest Rogues, Linda Stratmann, (electronic resource)

Fraudsters and Charlatans : A Peek at some of History's Greatest Rogues, Linda Stratmann, (electronic resource)

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Fraudsters and Charlatans : A Peek at some of History's Greatest Rogues
Title
Fraudsters and Charlatans
Title remainder
A Peek at some of History's Greatest Rogues
Statement of responsibility
Linda Stratmann
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1817 a young woman of exotic appearance was found wandering near Bristol. She spoke in a language that no one could understand except, seemingly a Portuguese sailor. He claimed that she was a Sumatran princess from the island of Javasu. Princess Caraboo, as she was known, became a national celebrity and lived in a grand style, entertaining many distinguished visitors. A few weeks later, however, she was exposed as Mary Baker, the daughter of a cobbler from Devonshire. Mary's deception is one of several intriguing stories of nineteenth-century fraudsters brought to light in Linda Stratmann's entertaining look at some of history's greatest rogues. From bankers who forged share certificates, ruining hundreds of small investors, to Louis de Rougemont--whose tales of high adventure branded him The Greatest Liar on Earth', these riveting tales of true crime expose the seedy side of life in which corruption, avarice and scandal hold sway
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Stratmann, Linda
Dewey number
  • 364.16309034
  • 364.16309034
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6691
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Stratmann, Linda
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  • Impostors and imposture
  • Fraud
Target audience
adult
Label
Fraudsters and Charlatans : A Peek at some of History's Greatest Rogues, Linda Stratmann, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ4Njk1Ng==
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1 online resource (252 pages)
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one file format
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online
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9780752486956
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  • (Sirsi) i9780752486956
  • (Sirsi) b1474626
Label
Fraudsters and Charlatans : A Peek at some of History's Greatest Rogues, Linda Stratmann, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ4Njk1Ng==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00012439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752486956
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780752486956
  • (Sirsi) b1474626

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