Influential Con Jobs That Reshaped the World
Selling an Imaginary Country
"Occasionally, a hustle comes along so elaborate and auspicious that it defies belief. What occurred in the early 1800s was on such a world-wide scale that history will never be able to completely forget. Gregor MacGregor and his hustle would become a fable for the ages."
The Lady & The Dale:
The Infamous Ugly
"The most charismatic pitchman of the times wasn't a man at all. She was Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael, an astute, no-nonsense businesswoman. She confidently rebuffed skeptics, proclaiming she would 'Rule the auto industry like a queen.' But was she all she claimed to be?"