Confident Women (Kobo eBook)

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The true crime author of Lady Killers presents a roundup of history’s most notorious female con artists and their bold, outrageous scams.

From Elizabeth Holmes and Anna Delvey to Frank Abagnale and Charles Ponzi, audacious scams and charismatic scammers continue to intrigue us. As Tori Telfer reveals in Confident Women, the art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and its female practitioners are some of the best—or worst.

In 18th century Paris, Jeanne de Saint-Rémy scammed the royal jewelers out of a priceless diamond necklace by pretending to be best friends with Queen Marie Antoinette. In 19th century Rochester, NY, Kate and Maggie Fox accidentally started a religious movement by pretending they could speak to spirits. In the 20th century, a woman named Margaret Lydia Burton embezzled money all over the country—and stole upwards of forty prized show dogs. A few decades later, a teenager named Roxie Ann Rice scammed the entire NFL.

Confident Women investigates how these and other notorious women were able to so spectacularly dupe and swindle their victims . . .

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780062956040
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2021
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