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The queen : the forgotten life behind an American myth / Josh Levin.

Levin, Josh, 1980- (Author).
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  • 2 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP B TAYLOR L (Text) 33118000192194 Adult: Large Print New Checked out 12/30/2019
Greentown PL - Greentown 364.163 LEVIN LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000089246 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 364.16 LEV (Text) 39970001461572 LP Reshelving -
Oxford PL - Oxford LGP LEV (Text) 34045000474630 Large Print In process -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 921 TAYLOR (Text) 78731000512962 New NF Checked out 12/11/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432871499
  • Physical Description: 695 pages (large print) : 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Bibliography: p.569-589.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Acknowledgments -- Timeline of Linda Taylor's life -- Bibliography -- Notes.
Summary, etc.:
In 1974 Chicago, Linda Taylor reported a phony burglary--a lie about stolen furs and jewelry. Soon after, the police discovered she was a a welfare cheat. Taylor, it turned out, was also a kidnapper, and possibly a murderer, but nobody seemed to care about anything but her welfare thievery. Growing up in the Jim Crow South, Taylor was made an outcast because of the color of her skin. As she rose in infamy, the press and politicians manipulated her image to demonize poor black women. The Queen tells the story of what was done to Linda Taylor, what she did to others, and what was done in her name.
Subject: Welfare fraud.
Taylor, Linda, 1926-2002.
Swindlers and swindling--United States--Biography.
Genre: Large type books.

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