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.

Posted in Announcments, Meet & Greet, Signings
Email Newsletter
Sign up HERE for our email events newsletter. We publish about twice a month, and there's an easy unsubscribe link in every mailing if things don't work out for you.
WE HAVE VINYL LPs
Vinyl LPs
  • Now in stock Galveston Architecture, A Visual Journey Full-color photography and history, celebrating the archite… ,
  • Bookshop is on Earth, Earth is on back of giant turtle, giant turtle is on back of another giant... Turtles All the Way Down by John Green,
  • Lunch today at Old Moon Deli & Pies: excellent! 23rd near Market, meat and vegetarian options. ,
  • Note: the part of you that recognizes confusion *as confusion* is not exactly confused, is it. ,
  • Mylene is here for the event! Until about 8 this evening. ,