Miles Harvey — Interviewed on The King of Confidence

  • 01/08/2021
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1/8/2021 | 12:30 PM CT/1:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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January Daytime Program


 Miles Harvey


How did steam presses and a quirk in postal laws help crown a king in the continental United States during 1850 … in an obscure place called Beaver Island … only a boat ride from Chicago? Your guide to this remarkable tale will be Miles Harvey, familiar to Caxtonians for his terrifying book The Island of Lost Maps, which still has librarians sleeping with the lights on. You’ll hear about pirates, voting irregularities, a traveling secretary who was not what a first glance might suggest, a brazen murder, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the precise time and place that the term Confidence Man was coined.

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