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The Master Con Man

Author : Robert Kyriakides
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The Daily Mirror regarded him as "The mastermind behind the biggest con of 2001."

Con Man

Author : Joseph R. Weil
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The personal story of Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil, originally published in 1948, recounts his dealings as a confidence man who tricked the public out of more than eight million dollars through bogus oil deals, fixed races, phony investment opportunities, counterfeiting schemes, and more. Reprint.

The Con Men

Author : Terry Williams
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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.

Tax Haven Tales Kooks Crooks and Con Men in the Offshore World

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Death of a Con Man

Author : G. R. Williamson
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The undisputed king of the confidence men of the Old West, Jefferson Randolph Smith II (Soapy Smith) ruled criminal gangs in Colorado and Alaska. No other scoundrel could match Soapy Smith’s utter audacity and unrelenting pursuit of skinning a sucker. He was a genius at running a scam, at organizing a gang of confederates, and at paying off authorities. He had the inherent ability to look a man in the eye and lie like every word was etched in stone.  But, on July 8 1898, Soapy was killed in a shootout in Skagway, Alaska. At the time, newspapers attributed a man, Frank Reid, with putting the fatal bullet through Soapy’s heart. Now, 100 years later, historical research has shown that was not the case. Death of a Con Man is a concise, accurate account of the truth behind the myth. Entertaining, as well as informative, the story of the most notorious con man is told with many vintage photographs

The Modern Con Man

Author : Todd Robbins
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Whether it's winning $50 on a bar bet, scoring seats closer to the fifty-yard line, or finagling a free meal, The Modern Con Man ensures that aspiring low-risk grifters will always come out on top. Filled with humorous facts and tables, a glossary of con terms, illustrations, the history of the con, and easy-to-follow swindles, this is the perfect gift for the hidden flim-flam artist in your life.

Con Men

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60 Minutes brings its award-winning journalistic skills and unmistakable broadcast style to the page, delving into its archives to present stories on one of the program's most popular subjects: the con man. Con Men exposes a truly eclectic group of swindlers and rogues: the extraordinary characters of ABSCAM, pyramid-scheme millionaires and stock-market crooks, snake-oil salesmen and art forgers. Many of them are diabolical -- all of them are intriguing. Here 60 Minutes captures each one in vivid detail: self-proclaimed con man Kirby Hensley, the illiterate purveyor of church ministries to millions via mail-order; Clifford Irving, who fabricated Howard Hughes's "autobiography" for hundreds of thousands of dollars; the Reverend R. J. Rudd, whose bogus spa treatments promised a cure for cancer; Sante and Kenneth Kimes, the notorious mother and son grifters convicted of murdering wealthy Manhattanite Irene Silverman; and John Ackah Blay-Miezah, who, in one of the simplest yet most extravagant cons of all, claimed to hold the key to a fortune of billions and convinced others to put up millions so that the fund could be "unlocked." These and many other colorful stories translate perfectly to the page, brought to life by the trademark bite and humor of 60 Minutes. Featuring an introduction by Mike Wallace, with insights into the evolution of the show's coverage of cons, and intriguing updates on the outcome of each of the stories, Con Men delivers the intelligent reporting and insightful wit that has made 60 Minutes the most successful broadcast in television history. 60 Minutes is the only television broadcast to be the most-watched show in America in three separate decades. Since its debut in 1968, the critically celebrated program has won seventy-three Emmy Awards -- the most for any news program -- as well as nine Peabody Awards for exceptional television broadcasting. According to Nielsen, an average of nearly fifteen million viewers tuned in to the show Sunday evenings during the 2001-2002 season, not to mention the millions who watch it overseas and listen on simulcast radio.

The Legendary Cowboy Conman ll

Author : Thomas Marks Donily
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This novel the legendary cowboy con man II is compared to the movie the great Gaspy many twists and turns against some of the greatest con men in the world the con man with his cowboy manipulation broke most of the famous cowboy in the world by dropping seeds to the mark and when the mark would come back with the same idea with the cow boy con man planted the seed earlier called the highest form of manipulation

The Con Man s Daughter

Author : Candice Curry
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When Candice Curry was a little girl, she put her hand in her father's back pocket so that she wouldn't get lost in large crowds. Little did she know that as she followed him, he was plying his trade: conning people. Her family drove stolen cars, lived in stolen houses, and shopped with stolen credit cards. Drug use was regular, as were visits from strange people who were trying to track her father down. Though she eventually cut ties with her father, Candice could not ignore the scars that were left from her childhood. This is her story, one steeped in secrets but one that, ultimately, led her to a place of forgiveness and freedom. As she struggles to understand her criminal father, as well as her own imperfect life, Candice comes to realize that we are not defined by our circumstances but rather by how we react to those circumstances. She's found peace in the knowledge that God doesn't love us because we're perfect--but because he is.

He Man and the Masters of the Universe a Character Guide and World Compendium

Author : Val Staples
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"A comprehensive guide to He-Man and She-Ra, covering all things Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power from 1982 through today"--

He Man and the Masters of the Universe A Character Guide and World Compendium Volume 1

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This is the most comprehensive guide ever published, covering all things Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power from 1982 through today! The universe of He-Man and She-Ra is full of mystery. And thanks to over four thousand individual entries covering characters, beasts, vehicles, locations, weapons and magic, you can learn the secrets of this entire universe!

Headpress 25

Author : David Kerekes
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HEADPRESS JOURNAL is a distinctive, acclaimed book series devoted to all that is strange and esoteric in film, literature and art.

Capitalism and Commerce in Imaginative Literature

Author : Edward W. Younkins
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This multidisciplinary collection of essays provides a means to appreciate the richness and variety of fictional portrayals of businesses and businesspersons. The works selected for examination reflect the variety of philosophical, political, economic, cultural, social, and ethical perspectives that have been found in American society over time.

Inner Harmony

Author : Osho
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A to Z About Body Language

Author : Jackson Yogarajah
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A to Z about Body Language is written by an expert on body language and deception detection with over 25 years of teaching and deception detection experience. The writer's expertise and deception detection services are often sought after by enforcement agencies, including the Royal Malaysian Police Force in Malaysia. This book is useful for anyone who wishes to avoid being deceived or for those seeking to benefit from their own body language. Written in two parts, it can help anyone learn simple ways to read body language, detect deception, and take advantage of their very own body language. The author includes a chapter on his observation of the video clip and body language of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who piloted the missing MH 370. The clip in the airport at the time of his departure, 7th March 2014, gives convincing and dramatic body language signs and later clues to the disappearance of MH 370. The author's further research on the ill-fated flight, points to the disappearance of MH 370 to Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. The writer also rebuts author Florence de Changy's latest book that MH370 was shot down into the sea, and that the disappearance was a massive cover-up by the Malaysian authorities. The book benefits you in more ways than you ever thought about body language, by learning to spot body language and using it in the best ways for your own advantage. You will also learn more about your body language and the subconscious mind and how to use its power to make you a better person. Crossing your arms may be viewed somewhat negatively by some, but not if you know its significance and its benefits. If you change the way, you use your arms, and if you understand your habit mind, which is your subconscious mind, you can be a better person. If you are a school teacher, you can use body language to help your class of boisterous children to be calm and focused. By requesting these children to cross their arms and legs for just two to three minutes, these children's anxieties and restlessness would vanish, and they would be as calm as after the storm. The second part of the book teaches you simple ways to escape from been deceived or scammed out of your hard-earned money, betrayed by a trusted friend, colleague, relative, or even your spouse. The simple lie detection skills highlighted within are the most valuable aids this book will provide you. It is a treasured skill, as you can never be guaranteed if people are lying, until you ask the right questions, observe and listen to the how-to that is taught in this book. It is not hard to determine truths, analyze body language and verbal language if you know what you are looking and listening for. This is what is precisely taught in this beneficial 13-chaptered book that generously features a grand total of 266 photographs, images, tables, drawings, and illustrations, to help you interpret correctly the hidden messages you see, hear, feel, smell and taste every day.

Ben Jonson and Theatre

Author : Richard Cave
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Ben Jonson and Theatre is an investigation and celebration of Jonson's plays from the point of view of the theatre practitioner as well as the teacher. Reflecting the increasing interest in the wider field of Renaissance drama, this book bridges the theory/practice divide by debating how Jonson's drama operates in performance. Ben Jonson and Theatre includes: * discussions with and between practitioners * essays on the staging of the plays * edited transcripts of interviews with contemporary practitioners The volume includes contributions from Joan Littlewood, Sam Mendes, John Nettles, Simon Russell Beale and Geoffrey Rush, Oscar-winning actor for Shine.

Yellow Kid Weil

Author : J. R. Weil
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Everywhere the Yellow Kid looks he sees money—too bad it's yours.

Evolution Faith and the Future of Catholicism

Author : Robert J. Carr
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Described by some as "The Priest in the 'Hood", Father Carr serves in inner city parishes and ministers in three languages. Here Father Carr describes how the future of Catholicism is rooted in embracing evolution. He goes on to describe the failure of the concept of an American Catholic Church. Father Carr demonstrates how understanding evolution leads us to profoundly comprehend the teachings of the bible from Genesis to the Epistles. This leads us to a Catholicism into the new millenium that brings us back to the teachings from the first Christian century.

The I Hate Trump Book

Author : Richard Castellane
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A collection of Letters to the Editor highlighted with political illustrations about the Age of Trump written over the year leading up to the 2020 elections. "My hatred of Don the Con Trump knows no bounds. I am not alone. Millions stand with me in feeling that Trumpism is a major threat to our existence, our survival. Trump’s mental imbalance has been clearly demonstrated. Major medical authorities have sounded the alarm that Trump is a clear and present danger to all of us. I believe I speak for the majority of American’s when I say life is precious to us, to our families, to our nation. That’s a simple truth. If you believe what I’ve said, then how, I ask, can any of you support an unstable President who’s shaking hand -- is over the nuclear trigger. The answer to this monstrosity in the making – remove Trumpists from power and restore pride in our nation, flag, values – and let us be able to go to sleep with a realization that we will wake up the next morning". Richard Castellane

The Better Man

Author : Richard H. Casebier
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Man's greatest desires are love, acceptance and power. Like a fast pace story keeping you in suspense, your nerves on end. The Better Man weaves a tangled tale of love, intrigue and murder all revolving around the US Presidency. Can a President run for a third term? The US Constitution says no but one of our characters feels otherwise. How low can a man fall an yet find redemption, love? Will a once big time Chicago attorney stop the hi-jacking of the Presidency and save himself from his own private hell? Who will live, who will die? Who is The Better Man?