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The Resource The big con : great hoaxes, frauds, grifts, and swindles in American history, Nate Hendley

The big con : great hoaxes, frauds, grifts, and swindles in American history, Nate Hendley

Label
The big con : great hoaxes, frauds, grifts, and swindles in American history
Title
The big con
Title remainder
great hoaxes, frauds, grifts, and swindles in American history
Statement of responsibility
Nate Hendley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines a broad range of infamous scams, cons, swindles, and hoaxes throughout American history--and considers why human gullibility continues in an age of easy access to information. Explores figures such as "Yellow Kid" Weil, Charles Ponzi, Orson Welles, and Frank Abagnale, among others Provides insight into human nature--gullibility being one aspect of it--throughout the ages, addresses the power of rumor and legend, and identifies the social conditions that have allowed some scams and hoaxes to flourish Presents information that can serve academic research projects as well as fascinate and entertain general readers Features the original stories behind the Hollywood movies The Sting, Catch Me If You Can, Argo, and American Hustle"--
  • "This title depicts confidence games and the history and laws surrounding them"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hendley, Nate
Dewey number
364.16/30973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Hoaxes
  • Fraud
  • LAW
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Fraud
  • Hoaxes
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • United States
Label
The big con : great hoaxes, frauds, grifts, and swindles in American history, Nate Hendley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Classic cons -- Business fraud -- Despicable scams -- Great pretenders -- Hoaxes, urban legends, and popular delusions -- Dubious remedies -- Online scams -- Para-abnormal fraud -- Pop culture cons -- A gallery of rogues (and one hero) -- Interviews
Control code
ocn945585965
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 380 pages
Isbn
9781610695855
Lccn
2016007741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945585965
Label
The big con : great hoaxes, frauds, grifts, and swindles in American history, Nate Hendley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Classic cons -- Business fraud -- Despicable scams -- Great pretenders -- Hoaxes, urban legends, and popular delusions -- Dubious remedies -- Online scams -- Para-abnormal fraud -- Pop culture cons -- A gallery of rogues (and one hero) -- Interviews
Control code
ocn945585965
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 380 pages
Isbn
9781610695855
Lccn
2016007741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945585965

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