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The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man

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Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"[The book is] entertainment for crime literature addicts....a textbook for prospective confidence men." Edward Frank Allen, The New York Times Book Review, 1940

Review:

"A bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor ,as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain." Luc Sante, Salon.com

Review:

"The Big Con is righteous! It's an illuminating textbook of the confidence game; it's a deft tour of early twntieth century crime; it's a feast of language." James Ellory, author of L.A. Confidential

Review:

"The book is spellbinding: It's origins are in linguistics; it is nominally a work of eriminology; it has blood ties to folklore; it falls within the scope of Americana; it serves up a parcel of social history; and of course it is a robust and springheeled piece of literature." Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385495387
Foreword:
Sante, Luc
Introduction:
Sante, Luc
Introduction by:
Sante, Luc
Introduction:
Sante, Luc
Foreword by:
Sante, Luc
Foreword:
Sante, Luc
Author:
Maurer, David W.
Author:
Sante, Luc
Author:
Maurer, David
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Swindlers and swindling
Subject:
Cant
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 336 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385495387 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[The book is] entertainment for crime literature addicts....a textbook for prospective confidence men."
"Review" by , "A bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor ,as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain."
"Review" by , "The Big Con is righteous! It's an illuminating textbook of the confidence game; it's a deft tour of early twntieth century crime; it's a feast of language."
"Review" by , "The book is spellbinding: It's origins are in linguistics; it is nominally a work of eriminology; it has blood ties to folklore; it falls within the scope of Americana; it serves up a parcel of social history; and of course it is a robust and springheeled piece of literature."
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