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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.
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>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.



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