The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas

Book Signing: Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas: Swindling Slaver Monroe Edwards

Lora-Marie Bernard joins us with her biography of Texas confidence man Monroe Edwards.

counterfeit-prince-cover-340wAfter Monroe Edwards died in Sing Sing prison in 1847, penny dreadfuls memorialized him as the most celebrated American forger until the turn of the century. With a bizarre biography too complicated for easy history, his critical contributions to Texas settlement, revolution and annexation were inextricably mired in his activities as a slave smuggler and confidence man. Author Lora-Marie Bernard unravels the unbelievable story of one of the most notorious criminal adventurers ever to set foot on the soil of the Lone Star State.

Lora-Marie Bernard is an award-winning crime, public affairs, and investigative journalist whose Texas nonfiction focuses on the state’s resources and historical figures. She lives in Clear Lake City in Houston.

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