Conning Harvard

Author: Julie Zauzmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762787430
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Conning Harvard from the Author: Julie Zauzmer. The inside story of the serial scammer who forged his way into the nation's most prestigious university.

The Shadow Scholar

Author: Dave Tomar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620400197
Size: 50.65 MB
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The Shadow Scholar from the Author: Dave Tomar. "[A] stunning tale of academic fraud . . . shocking and compelling.Ă‚??-The Washington Post Dave Tomar wrote term papers for a living. Technically, the papers were "study guides,Ă‚?? and the companies he wrote for-there are quite a few-are completely aboveboard and easily found with a quick web search. For as little as ten dollars a page, these paper mills provide a custom essay, written to the specifics of any course assignment. During Tomar's career as an academic surrogate, he wrote made-to-order papers for everything from introductory college courses to Ph.D. dissertations. There was never a shortage of demand for his services. The Shadow Scholar is the story of this dubious but all-too-common career. In turns shocking, absurd, and ultimately sobering, Tomar explores not merely his own misdeeds but the bureaucratic and cash-hungry colleges, lazy students, and even misguided parents who help make it all possible.

Seven Days In The Art World

Author: Sarah Thornton
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847086934
Size: 38.42 MB
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Seven Days In The Art World from the Author: Sarah Thornton. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. Sarah Thornton's shrewd and entertaining fly-on-the-wall narrative takes us behind the scenes of the art world, from art school to auction house, showing us how it works, and giving us a vivid sense of being there.

How To Win Friends And Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451621716
Size: 63.65 MB
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How To Win Friends And Influence People from the Author: Dale Carnegie. You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

The Warriors

Author: Sol Yurick
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
ISBN: 0285642820
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The Warriors from the Author: Sol Yurick. On the 4th of July, a sweltering summer's night, 100,000 New York gang members gather in the Bronx as Cyrus, leader of the city's most powerful gang, proposes that they form an invincible army. When Cyrus is killed, the Coney Island Dominators (aka The Family), are framed for his murder. Alone in enemy territory, over the course of the night, they are hunted by the police and every gang in the city. As they fight their way home the Family discover the city's violence and mysteries, they rape and kill but, above all, they stick together because the Family are the only family they know. The Warriors is the basis of the cult movie and video game. It was among the first, most authentic, portrayal of the urban gang culture of 1960's New York.

The Mammoth Book Of Prison Breaks

Author: Paul Simpson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472100247
Size: 59.65 MB
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The Mammoth Book Of Prison Breaks from the Author: Paul Simpson. True stories of prison breaks including those of Frank Abagnale, whose story is told in Catch Me If You Can; Henri Charrière who claimed to have escaped from the supposedly inescapable Devil's Island - the true story as opposed to his questionable memoir, Papillon; Bud Day, said to be the only US serviceman ever to have escaped to South Vietnam; the six prisoners who escaped from Death Row in Mecklenburg Correctional Center; and Pascal Payeret, the French armed robber who escaped not once, but twice from French prisons with the help of a helicopter.

Almost A Psychopath

Author: Ronald Schouten
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1616491027
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Almost A Psychopath from the Author: Ronald Schouten. Almost a Psychopath

The Confidence Game

Author: Maria Konnikova
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170997
Size: 52.49 MB
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The Confidence Game from the Author: Maria Konnikova. "It’s a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime.” —Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in the White City Think you can’t get conned? Think again. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains how to spot the con before they spot you. “[An] excellent study of Con Artists, stories & the human need to believe” –Neil Gaiman, via Twitter A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us. From the Hardcover edition.

Con Academy

Author: Joe Schreiber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544320220
Size: 39.85 MB
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Con Academy from the Author: Joe Schreiber. It's his senior year and Will Shea has conned his way into one of the country's most elite prep schools. But he soon runs into Andrea, a fellow con-artist. With the school not big enough for the both of them, they make a bet that whoever can con Brandt Rush, the richest, most privileged student in the school out of $50K, gets to stay at the school. Will starts setting up his con (an online poker scam) with his uncle who's one of the best grifters in the business, but also with the unwanted help of his father. The plot thickens as Will starts falling for fellow student Gatsby, and some of Will's lies start to catch up with him. In this twisty tale of scams, secrets, lies and deception, it hard to figure out who's conning who!

Blood Will Out The True Story Of A Murder A Mystery And A Masquerade

Author: Walter Kirn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871404516
Size: 67.53 MB
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Blood Will Out The True Story Of A Murder A Mystery And A Masquerade from the Author: Walter Kirn. Describes the author's fifteen-year relationship with eccentric New Yorker Clark Rockefeller, his discovery that Rockefeller was a serial imposter and murderer, and how his old friend's murder trial made him face hard truths about himself.