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Author Payne, Doris, 1930- author.

Title Diamond Doris [electronic resource] : the true story of the world's most notorious jewel thief / Doris Payne with Zelda Lockhart.

Publication Info. [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.
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Summary Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, Doris Payne was told her dreams were unattainable for poor black girls like her. Surrounded by people who sought to limit her potential, Doris vowed to turn the tables after the owner of a jewelry store threw her out when a white customer arrived. Neither racism nor poverty would hold her back; she would get what she wanted and help her mother escape an abusive relationship. Using her southern charm, quick wit, and fascination with magic as her tools, Payne began shoplifting small pieces of jewelry from local stores, spending six decades as a jewel thief. Today, at eighty-seven, Doris, as bold and vibrant as ever, lives in Atlanta, and is celebrated for her glamorous legacy. She sums up her adventurous career best: "It beat being a teacher or a maid."
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Payne, Doris, 1930-
Jewel thieves -- United States -- Biography.
Jewel thieves -- United States -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
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ISBN 9780062918017 (electronic bk.)
006291801X (electronic bk.)
Music No. MWT12475205

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