NASH, Jay Robert. Hustlers and Con Men: An Anecdotal History of the Confidence Man and His Games.
(New York, NY): M. Evans & Co, 1976. First edition. Large octavo. 372 pages. An entertaining look at the boldest, most sophisticated, most wildly imaginative criminals of the past 200 years, including the Gondorf brothers, Lou Blonger, Charles Ponzi, Madam Zingara, “Paper Collar Joe” Kratalsky, and hundreds of others. Here, too, are their extraordinary schemes: the mail-order flim-flam, the lonely hearts racket, the gold brick con, the inherited billions bilk, the “spirits” game, the once-in-a -lifetime business opportunity, the Peter-to-Paul scam, and a whole bag of other tricks you’ve probably never heard of. Illustrated with thumbnail photographic plates. A very good copy in dustwrapper.
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