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The confidence game : why we fall for it ... every time

Author: Maria Konnikova
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the psyches, motives, and methods of con artists to reveal why they are consistently successful, identifying common hallmarks of cons to share additional insights into the relationship between artists and victims.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Konnikova, Maria.
Confidence game.
New York : Viking, 2016
(DLC) 2015046713
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Konnikova
ISBN: 9780525427414 0525427414 9780143109877 0143109871
OCLC Number: 930462967
Description: x, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The grifter and the mark --
The put-up --
The play --
The rope --
The tale --
The convincer --
The breakdown --
The send and the touch --
The blow-off and the fix --
The (real) oldest profession.
Responsibility: Maria Konnikova.
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Explores the psyches, motives, and methods of con artists to reveal why they are consistently successful, identifying common hallmarks of cons to share additional insights into the relationship between artists and victims.

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