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My Adventures With Your Money.

Author: George Graham Rice
Publisher: Auckland : The Floating Press, 2014.
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Most of the lore surrounding America's Wild West has to do with cowboys and outlaws, but these boomtowns were also overrun with grifters, hustlers, and confidence men on the prowl. George Graham Rice was a legendary example of a crook who amassed a sizable fortune running a number of cons, including forgery, gambling, and promotion of gold and silver mines. This unflinching autobiography lays out all the gritty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rice, George Graham.
My Adventures With Your Money.
Auckland : The Floating Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Graham Rice
ISBN: 9781776534630 1776534638 9781776534647 1776534646
OCLC Number: 881416827
Description: 1 online resource (363 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; Foreword; Chapter I --
The Rise and Fall of Maxim & Gay; Chapter II --
Mining Finance at Goldfield; Chapter III --
The Brewing of a Saturnalia of Speculation; Chapter IV --
The Greenwater Fiasco; Chapter V --
On the Eve of the Great Goldfield Smash; Chapter VI --
Nipissing and Goldfield Con; Chapter VII --
Rawhide; Chapter VIII --
The Press Agent and the Public's Money; Chapter IX --
The Wall Street Game; Chapter X --
Enter, B.H. Scheftels & Company; Chapter XI --
A Fight to the Death; Chapter XII --
The Lesson of it All; Endnotes.

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Most of the lore surrounding America's Wild West has to do with cowboys and outlaws, but these boomtowns were also overrun with grifters, hustlers, and confidence men on the prowl. George Graham Rice was a legendary example of a crook who amassed a sizable fortune running a number of cons, including forgery, gambling, and promotion of gold and silver mines. This unflinching autobiography lays out all the gritty details.

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