Old West Swindlers

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Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., 9 mar. 2011 - 304 pagini
This rollicking history covers oil and mining frauds, town-site frauds, land swindles, and railroad rackets of the Old West era, many of which occurred in Nevada, Arizona, and California. It even includes a "swindler's dictionary," defining such insider terms as ace, banco, country send, and wipe.
 

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Cuprins

Preface
9
Prologue Slick Cons and Smooth Grifters
11
Doc Baggs and Some Kindred Spirits
39
Master of the Magic Wallet
53
The Odyssey of J Frank Norfleet
66
The Soap Man Cometh
85
The King of Denver
105
The Rejuvenator
122
Perchance to Dream
195
The Diamond King and Other Mining Grifters
217
A Scandal at Spenazuma 2 35
235
The Art of the Bribe
247
Notes
263
The Argot of the Trade
277
Bibliography
283
Acknowledgments
293

The Yazoo Land Grabber
147
Godfather of the Frontier swindlers
163

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Despre autor (2011)

 Laurence J. Yadon is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator. He presents on various legal subjects and crime history. He is the coauthor of Pelican’s 100 Oklahoma Outlaws, Gangsters, and Lawmen: 1839-1939; 200 Texas Outlaws and Lawmen: 1835-1935; Ten Deadly Texans; and Arizona Gunfighters. Yadon resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 


A History Channel commentator, Robert Barr Smith is the author of more than thirty articles and five books on the American Old West. He has edited several titles on outlaws, including the four that Yadon previously coauthored for Pelican. A retired colonel, Smith served more than twenty years in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and earned the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit while serving in the United States Army. He is a former deputy attorney general of California and a retired professor of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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