The Art Of The Con

Author: Anthony M. Amore
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879114
Size: 12,21 MB
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Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. Anthony M. Amore's The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.

The Art Of The Con

Author: Gary F. Cornelius
ISBN: 9781569912539
Size: 17,64 MB
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The Art Of The Con

Author: R. Paul Wilson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493016113
Size: 14,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A sucker is still born every minute. In this modern and interconnected world, con-men are lurking everywhere – it’s never been easier for them to dupe us, take from us, and infiltrate our lives. One of the world’s leading and celebrated experts on con-games takes the reader through the history of cons, how they’ve been updated to the modern age, how they work, how to spot them, and how to protect yourself from being the victim of one. R. Paul Wilson is a con-man who works for the other side – our side. He has spent a lifetime learning, performing, studying, and teaching about the ins and outs of the con world in order to open up our eyes to the dangers lurking about us – and to show us how not to get taken. Paul has never made a living as a con-man, profiting off of marks – he has used his expertise throughout his life to help people avoid cons. In this fascinating book, Paul takes the reader through the history and developments of the con game, what elements from the past are based on basic human psychology and have stood the test of time, what has been updated for the modern era and how it’s getting used in the computer age, the structure of how these cons work, and – most importantly - how to recognize one, protect yourself and your loved ones, and avoid becoming just another sucker.

The Art Of Crime

Author: Leslie Kane
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135883564
Size: 19,97 MB
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Taken By The Con

Author: C.J. Miller
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460375858
Size: 12,88 MB
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A sexy scammer is determined to steal an FBI agent's heart Her new partner in crime-fighting makes Lucia Huntington uncomfortably hot. To catch an embezzler, the beautiful FBI agent must work with ex-con Cash Stone…although they couldn't be more different. Career-driven Lucia lives by the rules, while devilishly charming Cash gleefully bends them. Unbeknownst to Lucia, Cash once did wrong for the right reason—his ailing son. Now he claims he's working for the FBI to go on the straight and narrow. But as the case turns dangerous with deadly attacks, Lucia questions her trust in Cash. He's reliable and protective, making her yearn for the passionate bond that's always eluded her. But is their entire relationship one big con?

Henry Viii And The Art Of Majesty

Author: Thomas P. Campbell
Editor: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
Size: 20,86 MB
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"Campbell sheds light on Tudor political and artistic culture and the court's response to Renaissance aesthetic ideals. He challenges the predominantly text-driven histories of the period and offers a fresh perspective on the life of Henry VIII"--OCLC

The Art Of Love

Author: Ovid
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048647660X
Size: 19,10 MB
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Human nature hasn't changed much over the past 2,000 years, and this new translation of the Roman poet's witty guide to seduction constitutes a fresh, accessible approach to the classic that became the model for nearly every latter-day book on romantic advice. Includes 12 full-page plates of erotic artwork from a 1930s edition.

Street Women And The Art Of Bullshitting

Author: Monique Layton
ISBN: 1926820207
Size: 18,11 MB
Format: PDF
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Monique Layton was educated in Morocco, France, England, and Canada. At university, she studied Romance Studies, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Anthropology. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (1978), she worked at the Universities Council of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. While at SFU, she conducted research projects in Cuba and the Seychelles. She has five children, a large number of grand children, and is married to John, who has somehow accepted to cohabit with her may absorbing "projects" (from translating L vi-Strauss to two years of non-stop quilting). "The reader of Monique Layton's ethnography is invited into the oral tradition of prostitute drug addicts, is encouraged to think about them differently and to learn about their verbal creativity." - Dr. Elvi Whittaker