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Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower

Author: Greg Pizzoli
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
True crime stories
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Victor Lustig; Victor Lustig; Victor Lustig; Victor Lustig
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Pizzoli
ISBN: 9780670016525 0670016527
OCLC Number: 881093698
Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Description: 39 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Greg Pizzoli.

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