Thrilling Thieves Thrilling Thieves: Liars, Cheats, and Cons Who Changed History By Brianna DuMont
Caution: don’t look for the good guys in here.

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 troublemakers 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 . . .
TitleThrilling Thieves
SubtitleThrilling Thieves: Liars, Cheats, and Cons Who Changed History
AuthorBy Brianna DuMont
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published3 July 2018
Dimensions7.00 x 10.00in.
Illustrations20 color photos, 20 B&W illustrations.

About the author

Brianna DuMont is the award-winning author of numerous nonfiction books for middle grade readers and enjoys exposing the forgotten bits in history. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, two kids, and two cats, but you can visit her at

A Junior Library Guild Selection
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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