The Man who sold the Eiffel tower

The Man who sold the Eiffel tower

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The Man who sold the Eiffel tower
<span style="font-style: italic;">"The Man who sold the Eiffel tower"</span> is a true story about Victor Lustig, a swindler, who managed to sell the Eiffel tower, not once, but two times. Unfortunately for him, he was caught the second time.

He also duped one of the most dangerous criminals in the world, Al Capone.



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<span style="font-style: italic;">Victor Lustig was born in 1890 in what is now the Czech Republic. As a youngster he studied languages. He also studied people: their habits, mannerisms, and especially their weaknesses, and decided to do something in that field instead. By the age of twenty he was a confirmed conman...</span>