Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

By PIZZOLI, Greg

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ISBN
9780670016525
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 3–6—This picture book takes a look at Robert Miller, a successful con man who managed to dupe many and by posing as a government official was even able to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to scrap metal dealers, before being caught and imprisoned. Miller used more than 45 aliases during his life but was known to many as Tricky V...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

Amidst the current plethora of picture-book biography role models, it’s nice to see a book about a con artist. “Ah, yes. But an artist all the same.” “Count Victor Lustig” (born Robert Miller) fleeced his way as a card shark back and forth across the Atlantic until WWI put an end to that; after obtaining the blessing of Al Capone, Lustig went into a “money box” counterfeit-counterfeiting scam in Chicago before...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Con artist ("but an artist all the same") "Count Victor Lustig" (born Robert Miller) fleeced his way as a card shark back and forth across t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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