Thrilling Thieves: Liars, Cheats, and Double-Crossers Who Changed History

Publish Date: October 2017
Pages: 192
This book will publish October 2017.
It will ship as soon as stock is available.
Price: $15.99


Publisher: Skyhorse Pub
ISBN: 1510701699

Book Overview

What do Mother Theresa, Honest Abe, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They re all too good for this book, that s what. In this exciting third book in Brianna DuMont s Changed History series, it s the thieves, pirates, and rogues who alter history. Sure, there are a few familiar faces like Queen Elizabeth I and Thomas Edison, but even behind their angelic smiles are cunning con artists who stole their way to gold and greatness. Inside you ll find fascinating stories about:
Saint Columba
The Venetians
Queen Elizabeth I
Madame Cheng
President Andrew Jackson
Robert Fortune
Robert Smalls
Boss Tweed
Thomas Edison
Vincenzo Peruggia
Follow the trail of these twelve troublemakers to uncover the dishonest origins of copyright laws, the modernization of New York City, the Louvre museum in Paris, and the light bulb. Find out why the Mona Lisa is the most iconic painting in the world and who propelled her to fame. (Hint: It s not her creator, Leonardo da Vinci.) Watch empires rise and fall with the theft of a simple tea plant. Enjoy learning about how much our world owes to miscreants through the tales of these thrilling thieves "

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