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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 / Miles Harvey.

Harvey, Miles 1960- (author.).

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  • 12 of 12 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Douglas Library of Hebron.
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Douglas Library of Hebron B STRANG (Text to phone) 33400147728789 Adult Biography Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-386) and index.
Summary, etc.: "In 1843, James Strang, a charismatic young lawyer and avowed atheist, converted to a burgeoning religious movement known as Mormonism. He persuaded hundreds to follow him to Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, and declared himself a divine king. He controlled a fourth of the state of Michigan, practiced plural marriages, and established a pirate colony where he perpetrated thefts, corruption and frauds of all kinds. His assassination made front-page news across the country. Harvey tells Strang's fascinating but largely forgotten story, an account of one of the country's boldest con men and the boisterous era that allowed him to thrive." -- Adapted from book jacket.
Subject: Strang, James Jesse 1813-1856
Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites) History 19th century
Mormons Michigan Beaver Island Biography
Beaver Island (Mich.) Biography
Swindlers and swindling Biography
Pirates Michigan Beaver Island
Beaver Island (Mich.) History
Michigan History
Genre: Biographies.
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