By far the most irritating thing about popular non-fiction is the ingratiating narrator and their patronising anecdotes to explain basic concepts or beat whatever message they prefer into your head./lit/, do you know any non-fiction books about conmen that aren't themselves con jobs to persuade the reader about how charming the author is and what a heart of gold he had in the end? I'd like something with an analytical or sociological tone.
>>12388185>First published in 1940, this is the inside story of the confidence trickster. The author, a professor of linguistics, won the trust of hundreds of swindlers. They let him in on their language and methods, allowing him to write this in-depth study.Awesome. Thanks, anon.