by David Maurer, The Big Con Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Big Con books, The classic 1940 study of con men and con games that Luc Sante in Salon called “a bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor, as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain.” “Of all the grifters, the confidence man is the aristocrat,” wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitely proved in The Big Con, one of the most colorful, well-researched, and entertaining works of criminology ever written. A professor of linguistics who specialized in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers, who let him in on not simply their language but their folkways and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty, were “taken off” – i.e. cheated—of thousands upon thousands of dollars. The Big Con is a treasure trove of American lingo (the write, the rag, the payoff, ropers, shills, the cold poke, the convincer, to put on the send) and indelible characters (Yellow Kid Weil, Barney the Patch, the Seldom Seen Kid, Limehouse Chappie, Larry the Lug). It served as the source for the Oscar-winning film The Sting.
by Dennis Redovich, The Big Con In Education Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Big Con In Education books, The Big Con in Education is the shocking exposé that details how public schools are used as convenient scapegoats for social and economic woes-woes perpetuated not in schoolyards, but in the halls of Congress and in the boardrooms of the Fortune 500. Author Dennis W. Redovich debunks leading business and political interests who blame economic problems on an inadequate workforce, claiming that schools are not educating children with the life skills needed in the twenty-first century. Using the United States government's own statistics, The Big Con in Education uncovers the lies trumpeted in the media about the serious shortage of "skilled workers" and the subsequent economic decline. It also illustrates a lack of credible rationale to claim that all students need to take higher-level courses in academic subjects to prepare to enter the workforce. Redovich contends that supply-side education and training does not produce high-paying jobs any more than does failed supply-side economics. The Big Con in Education documents the hype, propaganda, and hypocrisy big business and political propagandists dish out in a war against public education. Redovich offers his views on the important facts concerning the reality of the job situation that faces the country.
by Jonathan Chait, The Big Con Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Big Con books, A nationally syndicated columnist furnishes an eye-opening exposé that reveals how a small cadre of economic hucksters, obsessed with radical ideas that benefit no one but themselves and their business interests, have seized control of the American political system to dictate the nation's policies and American agenda.
by Nate Hendley, The Big Con Great Hoaxes Frauds Grifts And Swindles In American History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Big Con Great Hoaxes Frauds Grifts And Swindles In American History books, 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
by Jimmy Palmiotti, Palmiotti And Brady S The Big Con Job Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Palmiotti And Brady S The Big Con Job books, After working the same convention circuit for decades, a ragtag group of flabby action heroes, aging sex symbols, and sci-fi bit players become close friends as they watch their lines get shorter and their autographs get cheaper. That is, until they hire a cocky new booking agent who offers them their only chance at a comfortable retirement -- robbing one of the largest cons in the country! Written by comics veteran Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn) and longtime comics journalist turned writer Matt Brady (Buck Rogers), and illustrated by the incredible Dominike "Domo" Stanton (Deadpool), The Big Con Job is a unique heist story that puts the "con" back in comic conventions.
by Gale Miller, Odd Jobs Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Odd Jobs books, Odd Jobs looks at the working world of con men, extortionists, pimps, prostitutes, strippers and others who inhabit the "underworld" of work and what drives men and women to seek careers in the underside of society.