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

Hendley, Nate (author.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brazil PL - Brazil 364.16 H (Text) 38160000477446 Second Floor, Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 364.16 HEND (Text) 39231033392347 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781610695855 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1610695852 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781610695862 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 1610695860 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 380 pages ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-369) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Swindlers and swindling > United States > History.
Hoaxes > United States > History.
Fraud > United States > History.

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