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              The Island of Lost Maps
               

              The Island of Lost Maps (Paperback, New edition)

              By Harvey, Miles

              • RRP: $27.00
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              • Temporarily out of stock

              The strange but true story of one of the greatest map thieves in history, and an exploration into the shadowy and alluring world of maps.

              ISBN 9780753813157
              Released AU 1 Oct 2006
              Publisher Orion Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch
                

              The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch (Hardback)

              By Harvey, Miles

              • RRP: $57.50
              • $46.00
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              • Pub Date
                12 May 20

              The riveting story of the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed diving king of heaven, earth, and and island in Lake Michigan until his assassination in 1856. In the summer of 1843 an ordinary man from a small town in New York vanishe...d. He reappeared the following year a new man -- unremarkable by all accounts but for his exceptional charisma and a mysterious connection with a recently dead religious leader. Armed with a letter from Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, naming him divine successor, James Strang managed to convince droves of Mormons to follow him to Wisconsin and then to an island in Lake Michigan, where he declared himself divine king and even controlled a fourth of the state of Michigan. Years later, having run afoul of powerful enemies and disgruntled former followers, he became the target of a government-sanctioned assassination plot and was fatally shot in 1856, an event that was front-page news across the country. Centered on the fascinating but largely forgotten life of this mid-nineteenth-century con man and the turbulent twelve-year period of his rise and fall, The King of Confidence provides a closer look not only into the cauldron of mid-nineteenth-century America, but also into the concept of a character that frequently recurs in American culture even today: the Confidence Man. Miles Harvey marries the most well-loved traditions of historical narrative nonfiction -- adventure, bad behavior, and a little-known story -- to maximum effect in this compulsively readable account of one of America's boldest charlatans and the boisterous era in which he rose to power.
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              ISBN 9780316463591
              Released AU 12 May 2020
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The King of Confidence Lib/E: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch
                 

              The King of Confidence Lib/E: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Harvey, Miles

              • RRP: $198.50
              • $158.80
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              • Pub Date
                12 May 20

              The riveting story of the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, until his assassination in 1856. In the summer of 1843, James Strang, a charismatic young lawyer and avowed ...atheist, vanished from a rural town in New York. Months later he reappeared on the Midwestern frontier and converted to a burgeoning religious movement known as Mormonism. In the wake of the murder of the sect's leader, Joseph Smith, Strang unveiled a letter purportedly from the prophet naming him successor, and persuaded hundreds of fellow converts to follow him to an island in Lake Michigan, where he declared himself a divine king. From this stronghold he controlled a fourth of the state of Michigan, establishing a pirate colony where he practiced plural marriage and perpetrated thefts, corruption, and frauds of all kinds. Eventually, having run afoul of powerful enemies, including the American president, Strang was assassinated, an event that was frontpage news across the country.The King of Confidence tells this fascinating but largely forgotten story. Centering his narrative on this charlatan's turbulent twelve years in power, Miles Harvey gets to the root of a timeless American original: the Confidence Man. Full of adventure, bad behavior, and insight into a crucial period of antebellum history, The King of Confidence brings us a compulsively readable account of one of the country's boldest con men and the boisterous era that allowed him to thrive.
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              ISBN 9781549132230
              Released AU 12 May 2020
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 May 2020
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              Ghost Boys
                

              Ghost Boys (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Rhodes, Jewell Parker; Other Harvey, Miles

              • RRP: $47.99
              • $38.39
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              Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation unleashed on his family and community. This gripping story is about how children, families--and one boy--grow to understand American blackness.

              ISBN 9781549172458
              Released AU 17 Apr 2018
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch
                 

              The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Harvey, Miles

              • RRP: $68.99
              • $55.19
              • Save $13.80
              • Pub Date
                12 May 20

              The riveting story of the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, until his assassination in 1856. In the summer of 1843, James Strang, a charismatic young lawyer and avowed ...atheist, vanished from a rural town in New York. Months later he reappeared on the Midwestern frontier and converted to a burgeoning religious movement known as Mormonism. In the wake of the murder of the sect's leader, Joseph Smith, Strang unveiled a letter purportedly from the prophet naming him successor, and persuaded hundreds of fellow converts to follow him to an island in Lake Michigan, where he declared himself a divine king. From this stronghold he controlled a fourth of the state of Michigan, establishing a pirate colony where he practiced plural marriage and perpetrated thefts, corruption, and frauds of all kinds. Eventually, having run afoul of powerful enemies, including the American president, Strang was assassinated, an event that was frontpage news across the country.The King of Confidence tells this fascinating but largely forgotten story. Centering his narrative on this charlatan's turbulent twelve years in power, Miles Harvey gets to the root of a timeless American original: the Confidence Man. Full of adventure, bad behavior, and insight into a crucial period of antebellum history, The King of Confidence brings us a compulsively readable account of one of the country's boldest con men and the boisterous era that allowed him to thrive.
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              ISBN 9781549132254
              Released AU 12 May 2020
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 May 2020
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