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The mark inside : a perfect swindle, a cunning revenge, and a small history of the big con

Author: Amy Reading
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A narrative history of con artistry in America documents the early twentieth-century efforts of J. Frank Norfleet to track down a gang of confidence men who swindled him out of everything he had.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: J Frank Norfleet; J Frank Norfleet
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Reading
ISBN: 9780307272485 0307272486
OCLC Number: 732967805
Description: 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Confidence --
Benjamin Franklin's disciples --
Cowboy justice --
Humbug --
Double-crossings --
A small history of the big con --
The con never dies --
The making of a confidence kingpin --
The machine and the sting --
The raid --
Pure speculation --
The showdown --
The mark inside.
Responsibility: Amy Reading.
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A narrative history of con artistry in America documents the early twentieth-century efforts of J. Frank Norfleet to track down a gang of confidence men who swindled him out of everything he had.

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