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The Nineteenth Century’s Most Outlandish Con Man
The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States
7083862729

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Monday, February 07, 2022, 1:15 PM CST
Category: Enrichment Series- Open to the Public

In this program, author Miles Harvey tells the riveting story of the most infamous American con man you’ve never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, until his assassination in 1856. Harvey’s book, The King of Confidence, was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice pick in 2020. It also received a long-list citation for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Society of Midland Authors Award for Biography and Memoir.

These programs are free for members. A $15 donation is requested for non-members. If you would like to become a member, click HERE.

Our 3 course Lunch is served at noon before the program. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The menu changes weekly, and is prepared by our Executive Chef Woody. To make an on-line lunch reservation no later than the Wednesday before a program, click HERE or call the office at 708-386-2729.

If you enjoy programs like this and would like to help us continue to provide quality programing, please consider donating to the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association by clicking HERE!


Contact: Erin Payton at 708-386-2729 | [email protected]