Confident women : swindlers, grifters, and shapeshifters of the feminine persuasion
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New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021].
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9780062956033, 0062956035, 9780063065130, 0063065134
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Published
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021].
Format
Book
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xiv, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780062956033, 0062956035, 9780063065130, 0063065134

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Some copies published by Harper Perennial.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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"Why do we love stories about scammers so much? Journalist Tori Telfer dives into the stories of historical female con women and explains why we are so enamored by their scams"--,Provided by publisher.
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The art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and its female practitioners are some of the best-- or worst. Telfer introduces us to a host of lady swindlers whose scams ranged from the outrageous to the deadly. Among them: In 1700s Paris, Jeanne de Saint-Rémy scammed the royal jewelers out of a necklace made from six hundred and forty-seven diamonds by pretending she was best friends with Queen Marie Antoinette. Cassie Chadwick got banks to loan her upwards of $40,000 by telling people she was Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter. In the 1970s teenager Roxie Ann Rice scammed the entire NFL. And the scams continue.... -- adapted from jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Telfer, T. (2021). Confident women: swindlers, grifters, and shapeshifters of the feminine persuasion (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Telfer, Tori. 2021. Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Telfer, Tori. Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Telfer, Tori. Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.

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