Greed in the Gilded Age: The Brilliant Con of Cassie Chadwick (Hardcover)
Breaking through boundaries of class, education, and gender, Cassie Chadwick conned at least 2 million dollars, equivalent to about 60 million today, from unsuspecting bankers simply by claiming to be the illegitimate daughter and heir of steel titan, Andrew Carnegie.
About the Author
William Elliott Hazelgrove has a masters in history and is the best-selling author of ten novels and five narrative nonfiction books. His most recent publications include, Sally Rand: American Sex Symbol (Lyons Press), Knox's Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller's Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution (Prometheus), Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago (Rowman & Littlefield). He lives in Chicago, Illinois.