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The Resource The Queen : the forgotten life behind an American myth, Josh Levin

The Queen : the forgotten life behind an American myth, Josh Levin

Label
The Queen : the forgotten life behind an American myth
Title
The Queen
Title remainder
the forgotten life behind an American myth
Statement of responsibility
Josh Levin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the fall of 1974, the Chicago Tribune found a woman its readers were sure to hate. Linda Taylor had reported a phony burglary, concocting a lie about stolen furs and jewelry. The detective who checked it out soon discovered she was a scammer, a welfare cheat who drove a Cadillac to collect ill-gotten government checks. Taylor, it turned out, was also a kidnapper, and possibly a murderer. But nobody--not the journalists who touted her story, not the police, and not Ronald Reagan, who railed against Taylor during the 1976 presidential campaign--seemed to care about anything but her welfare thievery. Levin's mesmerizing book, the product of six years of reporting and research, is an empathetic work of true crime, an account of how Taylor destroyed both strangers and those close to her... Growing up in the Jim Crow South, Taylor was made an outcast because of the color of her skin. As she rose to infamy, the press and politicians manipulated her image to demonize poor black women. This is the dazzling story of what was done to Linda Taylor, what she did to others, and what was done in her name."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin, Josh
Dewey number
364.16/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6692.T39
LC item number
L48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taylor, Linda
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Welfare fraud
Label
The Queen : the forgotten life behind an American myth, Josh Levin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A new victim -- Covert -- Page one -- Obtained by deception -- Friend -- A woman in Chicago -- Concerned neighbors -- The fashionably dressed Mrs. Taylor -- She couldn't stop -- She knows about the money -- Everything is fictitious -- Bottom rats -- The two Mrs. Harbaughs -- I'll sue the hell out of them -- A helpless child -- Clever, conniving, callous -- Beneficiary -- Deficits of memory
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 418 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780316513302
Lccn
2019934174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1051136817
Label
The Queen : the forgotten life behind an American myth, Josh Levin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A new victim -- Covert -- Page one -- Obtained by deception -- Friend -- A woman in Chicago -- Concerned neighbors -- The fashionably dressed Mrs. Taylor -- She couldn't stop -- She knows about the money -- Everything is fictitious -- Bottom rats -- The two Mrs. Harbaughs -- I'll sue the hell out of them -- A helpless child -- Clever, conniving, callous -- Beneficiary -- Deficits of memory
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 418 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780316513302
Lccn
2019934174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1051136817

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