By Linda Stratmann
In 1817 a tender lady of unique visual appeal was once chanced on wandering close to Bristol. She spoke in a language that not anyone may possibly comprehend other than, likely a Portuguese sailor. He claimed that she used to be a Sumatran princess from the island of Javasu. Princess Caraboo, as she was once recognized, grew to become a countrywide famous person and lived in a grand kind, interesting many unique viewers. a couple of weeks later, notwithstanding, she was once uncovered as Mary Baker, the daughter of a cobbler from Devonshire. Mary's deception is one of many fascinating tales of nineteenth-century fraudsters delivered to mild in Linda Stratmann's enjoyable examine a few of history's maximum rogues. From bankers who solid proportion certificate, ruining 1000s of small traders, to 'Louis de Rougemont' whose stories of excessive experience branded him the best Liar on Earth', those riveting stories of actual crime reveal the seedy aspect of lifestyles during which corruption, avarice and scandal carry sway.
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Yes. 56 Liebeler. Have you found anything? Andrews. No; nothing. Liebeler. Has this fellow Bertrand sent you business in the past? Andrews. Prior to--I guess the last time would be February of 1963. (portions deleted from original) Liebeler: I don't think I have any more questions. Do you have anything else that you would like to add? Andrews: I wish I could be more specific, that's all. This is my impression, for whatever it is worth, of Clay Bertrand: His connections with Oswald I don't know at all.
Governor John Connally was then the floor manager for Lyndon Johnson. He was the man who was always his closest assistant in all of his political campaigns. That is Governor Connally of Texas who now lies wounded in a hospital in Dallas. About two o’clock in the morning, when there was much talk that Lyndon Johnson would be offered the vice-presidential nomination, John Connally told me that he was positive he would 32 never accept it. I had talked earlier to the late speaker, to Sam Rayburn. He told me too that Lyndon Johnson would never accept the vice-presidency, would never give up the job of Senate majority leader to take it.
Do you have anything else that you would like to add? Andrews: I wish I could be more specific, that's all. This is my impression, for whatever it is worth, of Clay Bertrand: His connections with Oswald I don't know at all. I think he is a lawyer without a brief case. That's my opinion. He sends the kids different places. C. and asked Monk if he would go over--be interested in a retainer and go over to Dallas and see about that boy. I thought I called Monk once. Monk says we talked twice. I don't remember the second.