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Great Imposters
     

Great Imposters

by George Sullivan
 

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In this entertaining book, written for young readers but of general interest, George Sullivan tells the amazing stories of twelve imposters. These colorful characters range from a con man who -- among other swindles -- sold the Eiffel Tower as scrap metal twice, to a London chambermaid who masqueraded in the American colonies as sister to the British queen, to a

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In this entertaining book, written for young readers but of general interest, George Sullivan tells the amazing stories of twelve imposters. These colorful characters range from a con man who -- among other swindles -- sold the Eiffel Tower as scrap metal twice, to a London chambermaid who masqueraded in the American colonies as sister to the British queen, to a brilliant if erratic scientist and practical jokester whose genius at electronics and ability to psych out his targets saved thousands of lives in World War II. George Sullivan is a prolific, award-winning author, whose works include MR. PRESIDENT, ALAMO!, CIVIL WAR AT SEA, WEIRD WAR STORIES and GREAT ESCAPES OF WORLD WAR II.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
on Sullivan's Helen Keller biography: "Well written, fast moving, and highly readable."
on The Civil War at Sea: "The lively text will appeal to every Civil War buff."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014528887
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
302 KB

Meet the Author

George Sullivan writes books of fact, history, and biography for children and young adults. He has more than one hundred titles to his credit. They cover a wide range of topics, from auto racing to hydroponics, from the Civil War to civil engineering. Publishers Weekly said that Sullivan “has mastered the art of writing simply and directly, making complex subjects understandable and interesting.” Photography and photographers have been topics of his recent books. His interest in photography goes beyond just writing about it. He sometimes takes the photos that are used to illustrate his work. George Sullivan lives in New York City with his wife. He is a member of PEN, the Authors Guild, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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