Thrilling Thieves Liars, Cheats, and Double-Crossers Who Changed History By Brianna DuMont
What do Mother Theresa, Honest Abe, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They’re all too good for this book, that’s what.

In this exciting third book in Brianna DuMont’s Changed History series, it’s the thieves, pirates, and rogues who alter history. Sure, there are a few familiar faces like Queen Elizabeth I and Thomas Edison, but even behind their angelic smiles are cunning con artists who stole their way to gold and greatness. Inside you’ll find fascinating stories about:

The Venetians
Francisco Pizarro
Queen Elizabeth I
Catherine the Great
Madame Chang
Robert Fortune
Robert Smalls
Boss Tweed
Thomas Edison
Vincenzo Perugia
Klaus Fuchs

Follow the trail of these twelve troublemakers to uncover the dishonest origins of the Louvre museum in Paris, the modernization of New York City, and the creation of Hollywood. Find out why the Mona Lisa is the most iconic painting in the world and who propelled her to fame. (Hint: It’s not her creator, Leonardo da Vinci.) Watch empires rise and fall with the theft of a simple tea plant. Enjoy learning about how much our world owes to miscreants through the tales of these thrilling thieves!
TitleThrilling Thieves
SubtitleLiars, Cheats, and Double-Crossers Who Changed History
AuthorBy Brianna DuMont
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published1 May 2018
Dimensions7.00 x 10.00in.
Illustrations20 color photos, 20 B&W illustrations.

About the author

Brianna DuMont is author of the Changed History series, which makes history come alive by exposing its murky underbelly. The first book in the series, Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History, includes gems about “I-must-not-tell-a-lie” George Washington and schoolless Shakespeare. When she’s not writing quirky books, Brianna travels the world in search of great museums and historical sites. When she’s at home, she is a full-time writer and researcher who is quickly becoming best friends with her local librarian. She and her family live in Chicago, Illinois.

ISBNs: 9781510701694 978-1-5107-0169-4 Title: thrilling thieves category:JNF ISBNs: 9781510701724 978-1-5107-0172-4 Title: thrilling thieves category:JNF 
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