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"Yellow Kid" Weil : the autobiography of America's master swindler

Author: J R Weil; William T Brannon
Publisher: Oakland : AK Press/Nabat, 2011.
Series: Nabat books, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Nabat edView all editions and formats
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Joseph " Yellow Kid" Weil, perhaps the greatest con man of all, tells his own story of creating everything from short cons to amazingly elaborate schemes in Chicago during the early 20th century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J R Weil; J R Weil
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R Weil; William T Brannon
ISBN: 9781849350211 1849350213 9781849350525 1849350523
OCLC Number: 601121230
Description: xi, 296 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Early adventures in chicanery --
Chicanery in Chicago --
A tip for Mr. MacAllister --
How to beat the horses --
Two unwary strangers --
From nags to riches --
Giving away real estate --
The get-rich-quick bank --
Red letter days --
Millionaires and murder --
I tried to go straight --
Easy money on rainy days --
A deal with Father Flanagan --
Some credit--and lots of cash --
The man with a beard --
The Faro Bank pay-off --
Meet me in St. Louis --
The law catches up --
Magic money --
The Hotel Martinique --
The Leavenworth Country Club --
The comtesse and the kid --
The case of the refugee --
A proposition for A. Hitler --
Tricks of the trade --
The little things count --
Where the money went --
The last word.
Series Title: Nabat books, 8.
Responsibility: as told to W.T. Brannon.

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Joseph " Yellow Kid" Weil, perhaps the greatest con man of all, tells his own story of creating everything from short cons to amazingly elaborate schemes in Chicago during the early 20th century.

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