James Jesse Strang: Con Man, Mormon Prophet and the "King of Heaven & Earth" w/ Miles Harvey - A True Crime History Podcast

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1840s America produced some colorful characters, and none more so than James Jesse Strang. After declaring himself a Mormon prophet, Strang moved his small congregation to Michigan's Beaver Island, proclaimed himself king, and created a criminal enterprise, before finally meeting his death at the hands of his own followers.
My guest, bestselling author Miles Harvey, shares some astonishing stories about one of America's very first confidence men. His book is called "The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch".
More information on the author and his book can be found at his website: milesharvey.com .
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