bokomslag Roger Cook's Greatest Conmen

Roger Cook's Greatest Conmen

Roger Cook Tim Tate


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  • 292 sidor
  • 2010
For more than 500 years con artists have been parting the greedy, gullible, unwary or soft-hearted from their money. From the very first recorded con - the Elizabethan-era 'Spanish Prisoner Scam' - to today's hi-tech online swindles, grifters have become ever-more inventive in their scope, scale and ambition. Their stories are remarkable - from the tale of Gregor MacGregor, the man who invented a fictional South American country, raised international loans on behalf of its 'government' and sold much of its (non-existent) land to would-be settlers in the 1820s, to Peter Foster, the king of bogus slimming 'cures' and friend of Page 3 models and a certain Prime Minister's wife.
  • Författare: Roger Cook, Tim Tate
  • Illustratör: Illustrations
  • Format: Pocket/Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781844549580
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 292
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2010-05-10
  • Förlag: John Blake Publishing Ltd