Tag Archives: 1920s con men

Victor Lustig’s Ten Commandments for Con Men

About a week ago I posted about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s attempt to turn “cocktail” into a verb. That list was from Shaun Usher’s wonderful book (and blog) Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience. Today, I … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Very Own Ponzi: Review of Dean Jobb’s “Empire of Deception” (June 2015)

When most people think of con men, the first name that comes to mind is Charles Ponzi. Widely known as the man who gave his name to the classic pyramid scheme, Ponzi raked in roughly $20 million (equal to roughly … Continue reading

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