Miles Harvey — Interviewed on The King of Confidence
1/8/2021 | 12:30 PM CT/1:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
Caxton Club Member
January Daytime Program
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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