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The Con Men

The Con Men PDF
Author: Terry Williams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540493
Size: 18.26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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This ethnography of NYC’s scammers presents “a revealing portrait of a critical but little known element of city life…timely, incisive, and poignant” (Elijah Anderson, author of Code of the Street). This vivid account of hustling in New York City explores the sociological reasons why con artists play their game and the psychological tricks they use to win it. Sociologists Terry Williams and Trevor B. Milton spent years with New York con artists to uncover their secrets. The result is an unprecedented view into how con games operate, whether in back alleys and side streets or in police precincts and Wall Street boiler rooms. Whether it's selling bootleg goods, playing the numbers, squatting rent-free, scamming tourists with bogus stories, selling knockoffs on Canal Street, or crafting Ponzi schemes, con artists use verbal persuasion, physical misdirection, and sheer charm to convince others to do what they want. Williams and Milton examine this act of performance art and find meaning in its methods. Through their sophisticated exploration of the personal experiences and influences that create a successful hustler, they build a portrait of unusual emotional and psychological depth. This engaging ethnography demonstrates how the city's unique urban and social architecture lends itself to the perfect con.

The Con Men

The Con men PDF
Author: Gerald Sparrow
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 16.64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Rogues and vagabonds
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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The Con Man

The Con Man PDF
Author: Ed McBain
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780140019711
Size: 60.49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction in English
Languages : en
Pages : 165
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When a young woman's body is fished out of the 87th Precinct's river, a street-wise detective is on the clock to find the con man who killed her before he strikes again. McBain forces us to think twice about every character we meet? even those we thought we already knew.? ?New York Times Book Review Imagine your favorite Law & Order cast solving fresh mysteries into infinity, with no re-runs, and you have some sense of McBain's grand, ongoing accomplishment.? ?Entertainment Weekly

The Con Men

The Con Men PDF
Author: Leo Gough
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273751786
Size: 40.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Financial fraud, whether large or small is a persistent feature of the financial markets. If you scratch the surface of the investment world you’ll find a continuous stream of major financial scandals which are almost unbelievable in the sheer scale of their subterfuge. The Con Men shines a spotlight on some of these gargantuan frauds from the last 25 years. It questions how these men did it, why they did it, how there were able to get away with it, proposes strategies and tactics so that the reader can avoid being swindled.

The Art Of The Con

The Art of the Con PDF
Author: Anthony M. Amore
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879114
Size: 45.50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. Anthony M. Amore's The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.

The Last Of The Con Men

The Last of the Con Men PDF
Author: Earl Thompson
Publisher: Writers Club Press
ISBN: 9780595155286
Size: 62.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 244
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Robbie Robertson was a ruthless ex-soldier from Los Angeles. He had become the leader of a gang of bank robbers. He however, had never taken part in anyone of the robberies, even though he took most of the loot for himself. The rest of the gang had had enough of him and decided they were taking off to Jamaica without his knowledge after one final heist in which a security guard was killed. Robbie was angry when he had found out what had happened and vowed to find them if it took every cent he had. He found out where they were and he went there and employed the services of two of Jamaica's most notorious criminals and together, they eliminated his cronies one by one. But Robbie didn't stop there, he went about wiping out all of the witnesses who could identify him if he was caught, including the two notorious gunmen whom he had employed. But he had made one mistake, or rather two, when he left cigarettes butts on two crime scenes, butts that were unknown in Jamaica and which were noticed by one of Jamaica's finest detectives, John Williams.

Last Loosening

Last Loosening PDF
Author: Walter Serner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788086264455
Size: 28.64 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 190
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A cofounder of Dada and its enfant terrible, Walter Serner was a brilliant observer of society - his activities in the 1920s have been called "a dance on the rim of a volcano." His Last Loosening: A Dada Manifesto was written in 1918 and published in 1920. Slightly revised later as Serner became disgusted with Dada, it forms the first part of this volume, its philosophical foundation. A playful "moral codex" to subvert the illusions and stereotypes underpinning society's views on morality and decency, it attacks the contradictions between appearance and reality: "The world wants to be deceived, and is enraged when you do not oblige." Serner's publisher, Paul Steegemann, in a fit of promotional zeal, sensationally claimed that it had been "compiled across the entire continent by the notorious international con man Dr. Walter Serner."The volume's second part, "The Handbook of Practices," was written in Geneva in 1927 and offers a practical guide in gnomic prose for the modern amoralist, the con man. A cynical vision to be sure, Serner has set out a list of precepts to arm us in a world where boredom prevails and nothing but self-interest is a motivator, a shameless, bigoted world wallowing in an orgy of narcissism, where it is either fool or be fooled. His smugness and indifference, his "Jesuit snobbery" as one critic called it, gave his work an explosive force that was unsurpassed by his contemporaries.

Federal Probation

Federal Probation PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 65.97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Crime
Languages : en
Pages :
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