Tricky Vic

Tricky Vic

The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group, [2015]
ISBN: 9780670016525
0670016527
Branch Call Number: 92 L9766t 2015 CHILD
Characteristics: 39 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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