The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man (Paperback)

By David W. Maurer, Luc Sante (Foreword by), Luc Sante (Introduction by)
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Now back in print--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."

About the Author


The late David W. Maurer was professor of English at the University of Louisville.

Luc Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, and now lives in New York City. He is the author of "Evidence," "The Factory of Facts," and "Walker Evans," and his work has appeared in "The New York Review of Books," "The New Republic," and "Harper's," among other publications. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.


Luc Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, and now lives in New York City. He is the author of "Evidence," "The Factory of Facts," and "Walker Evans," and his work has appeared in "The New York Review of Books," "The New Republic," and "Harper's," among other publications. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385495387
ISBN-10: 0385495382
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: July 19th, 1999
Pages: 336
Language: English