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While this book provides an interesting historical perspective on con men, I found it a bit repetitive and gave up, halfway through.Published 5 months ago by JLB
An authentic old-timey look at the history of confidence men in the early part of the 20th century.Published 7 months ago by Michael Rebers
This book is marketed as some kind of brilliant classic with captivating writing. It's not that. It does provide an account of an aspect of 20th century American history that I... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kenneth Pidcock
A fabulous treatment of sophisticated chicanery. Brings "The Sting" to real life.Published 9 months ago by robert m. langer
Suckers and grifters (and their psychology) hasn't changed the last 1000 years so the book is as timely as ever!Published 15 months ago by Ioannis D. Nikolaidis
This book is extremely well written. I did not want it to end. Highly recommended for virtually anybody, but a MUST read for those interested in early 20th century cultural history... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Olaf
If you saw the movie "The Sting" you've seen almost everything in this book. It deals with cons that were being perpetrated on suckers back in the 1930's and 40's- mostly racing... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stanwyck