The Big Con

The Big Con

The Story of the Confidence Man

By David W. Maurer; Luc Sante (Foreword by); Luc Sante (Introduction by)

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385495387, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 1999

Description
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.