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Author DuMont, Brianna, author.

Title Thrilling thieves : liars, cheats, and cons who changed history / Brianna DuMont.

Publication Info. New York : Sky Pony Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 920 DUM    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 177 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 27 cm.
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Series The changed history series
Changed history series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience Ages 9-12.
Contents Venetians -- Francisco Pizarro -- Queen Elizabeth I of England -- Catherine the Great -- Napoleon Bonaparte -- Madame Cheng -- Robert Fortune -- Robert Smalls -- William Tweed -- Thomas Edison -- Vincenzo Peruggia -- Klaus Fuchs.
Summary "What do Mother Theresa, Honest Abe, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They're all too good for this book, that's what. Sure, you'll find some familiar faces like Queen Elizabeth I and Thomas Edison in here, but you'll learn that behind their angelic smiles were cunning con artists who stole their way to gold and greatness. Follow the trail of twelve trouble-makers to learn what really made the Mona Lisa the most iconic painting in the world, meet the most powerful pirate from history (it's probably not who you're expecting), and watch empires rise and fall with the theft of a simple tea plant. Turns out our world owes a lot to those who dabble on the dark side. If you're not scared of crooks and criminals, take a peek at this new side of history"-- Dust jacket.
Audience 009-012.
Subject Pizarro, Francisco, approximately 1475-1541 -- Juvenile literature.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 -- Juvenile literature.
Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796 -- Juvenile literature.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Juvenile literature.
Zhèng, Shì, 1775-1844 -- Juvenile literature.
Fortune, Robert, 1813-1880 -- Juvenile literature.
Smalls, Robert, 1839-1915 -- Juvenile literature.
Tweed, William Marcy, 1823-1878 -- Juvenile literature.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 -- Juvenile literature.
Peruggia, Vincenzo -- Juvenile literature.
Fuchs, Klaus Emil Julius, 1911-1988 -- Juvenile literature.
Thieves -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Pirates -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Rogues and vagabonds -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Brigands and robbers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781510701694 (hardcover)
1510701699 (hardcover)

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