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Author Pizzoli, Greg.

Title Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower / Greg Pizzoli.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group, [2015]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 364.163 PIZ    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 364.163 PIZ    Staff Reported Missing
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 364.163 PIZ    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 364.163 PIZ    Available
Description 39 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. "Count Victor Lustig," moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A "con" artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city's most successful scrap metal dealers! Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway.
Recounts the life of Victor Lustig, an international con man who had swindled thousands of people, including Al Capone, and was best known for "selling" the Eiffel Tower.
Subject Lustig, Victor, 1890-1947 -- Juvenile literature.
Criminals -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Swindlers and swindling -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Lustig, Victor, 1890-1947.
Criminals.
Swindlers and swindling.
ISBN 9780670016525 (hardcover)
0670016527 (hardcover)

 
    
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