The American Confidence Man,

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A classic in its field, this readable book is the only full-scale authentic treatment of the confidence rackets. Criminals themselves answer such questions as: How does a criminal maintain his reputation in his own culture? What are the attitudes toward the dominant culture? How are families established and maintained? How is protection organized and purchased? How does the criminal spend his money? Thieves, gamblers, carnival drifters, forgers, and criminal narcotic addicts are some of the criminal subcultures explored. ...

The American Confidence Man, 1974, Charles C. Thomas Publisher

ISBN-13: 9780398029746

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