Classic cons and swindles

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Chelsea House Publishers, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 85 pages
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Discusses some of the ways swindlers can take an honest person's money, describing various scams, con games, and hoaxes that have been perpetrated in the past. This book explains such common con games & swindles as the pigeon drop & the bunco scam.

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About the author (1997)

Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College and the author or editor of over fifty books, most recently "Mercy on Trial: What It Means to Stop an Execution" and "When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition".