A Century of Swindles

Mrs. Sudie Whitaker, her husband, and Chicago attorney Milo Lewis were the brains behind this generation of the Drake swindle. The Whitakers were out of St. Louis, 250 miles from Bloomington, but their Draker territory extended up to ...

A Century of Swindles

From the Gilded Age through WWII, America was rife with ne’er-do-wells on a never-ending search for the next big score. Between 1850 and 1950 lawlessness melded with ingenuity, fueled by optimism and ruthlessness: America was dangerous, buzzing, and where opportunity came to take flight. The perfect conditions for swindlers. The gall and gumption of their hustles strain credulity. Fake diamond fields? War with Canada? Sir Francis Drake’s unclaimed fortune? Apparently, all was fair in the quest for something-for-nothing. The scammers in this volume range from the undeniably unscrupulous, to the ill and ill-advised. Fans of clever schemes and schadenfreude alike will be entertained by these tales of the rise and fall of some of America’s greatest swindlers.

One Hundred Years of Hustle

Opportunity came knocking, and the unscrupulous answered the knock. The scammers in this volume range from the undeniably unscrupulous, to the ill and ill-advised. Fans of clever scheme.

One Hundred Years of Hustle

Between 1850 and 1950, lawlessness in America melded with ingenuity fueled by ruthlessness. Opportunity came knocking, and the unscrupulous answered the knock. The scammers in this volume range from the undeniably unscrupulous, to the ill and ill-advised. Fans of clever scheme...

The Big Con Great Hoaxes Frauds Grifts and Swindles in American History

It's a fascinating story, and timely, because some of the issues we're still talking about more than a century later: how do you deal with global terrorism? How do you deal with radicalized citizens who are trying to export terror and ...

The Big Con  Great Hoaxes  Frauds  Grifts  and Swindles in American History

This book examines a broad range of infamous scams, cons, swindles, and hoaxes throughout American history—and considers why human gullibility continues in an age of easy access to information. • Explores figures such as "Yellow Kid" Weil, Charles Ponzi, Orson Welles, and Frank Abagnale, among others • Provides insight into human nature—gullibility being one aspect of it—throughout the ages, addresses the power of rumor and legend, and identifies the social conditions that have allowed some scams and hoaxes to flourish • Presents information that can serve academic research projects as well as fascinate and entertain general readers • Features the original stories behind the Hollywood movies The Sting, Catch Me If You Can, Argo, and American Hustle

Most Deliberate Swindle

This is a great tale, expertly told' Michael Palin, January 2017 'It is a remarkable story – on one level a ripping yarn, but on another a grim reminder of how we let the internal combustion engine run riot for more than a century' Walt ...

Most Deliberate Swindle

On a warm April morning in 1906 a crowd of expectant correspondents from London's leading newspapers gathered at the Hotel Cecil in the Strand to view the new wonder of the age - the electrobus.This clean, green machine was gearing up to take on the noisy, polluting petrol vehicle, which was just starting to replace the horse-drawn omnibus and surely had the potential to be a game changer in terms of what it would mean to Londoners and other city-dwellers who were already choking on petrol fumes.Disastrously though, the London Electrobus Company was in the grip of a gang of greedy and fraudulent financiers, who systematically conned shareholders, looted the company's coffers and drove the promise of the electrobus into the ground.Rammed with fascinating characters and vividly capturing the Edwardian era, A Most Deliberate Swindle uncovers one of the biggest frauds in history and reveals why a century later this historic scam has left us all gasping for breath.

How to Swindle by Faking Science

Science knows best! A Hundred years ago science had this same attitude and today we all see to what extend were they backwards and inferior. Today we laugh at medical practising of a century or two ago and in another century we know the ...

How to Swindle by Faking Science

How To Swindle by Faking Science then you are going read what is the mother of all the conspiracies in science, which is about how science applies mind control by processing thought control. This is the truth! Science practicing physics about Astronomy, Cosmology and everything to do with Stars, the Cosmos or Universe, Galactica is under a Conspiracy to hide and conceal the truth...Does this sound far-fetched - I challenge you to read this book and then still think it is far fetched. Read what science hides and I prove every word. This book reveals what Science in Physics concerning Astronomy, Cosmology hides for hundreds of years. You read how science swindles to make Newton seem truthful and every time they find out how nature works nature destroys Newtonian concepts completely. This is the a conspiracy... For the first time in history I prove gravity is P. But if science was as unblemished and perfect as physicists say it is then my work has no place to be. This then is the attitude in science about my work. To counter that claim I prove that there is a mother conspiracy in place about covering the misconceptions hidden under a cloak of false lily-white purity and truthfulness. To hide Newton's in defendable incorrectness science created a mother conspiracy, which I reveal. There is a mother conspiracy hiding mistakes in place. Science benefits from and build upon this mother conspiracy being in place while I can't get further with my work while it is in place. It's imbedded in the teaching and learning process students undergo in learning Newtonian dogma. Students are brainwashed by the instigation of mind control that forces students to accept the dogma.I prove gravity has value of P, still by keeping me quiet I am perverted to introduce a new cosmic vision showing how the Universe forms when enlisting the four phenomena. How it works in science is Newton gets undeserved unduly credit in discrediting nature. I show how singularity takes on every shape and space we know. Are you up to facing the truth about what you thought is more righteous than God? Read this and see what those in science hide to make them seem so surreal?

An Epic Swindle

In1992,as Liverpool sank to theirworst league finish for twentyseven years, Gillett was plunging even lower. For a quarter of a century the rich kid from Wisconsin had been building a billiondollar empire, spread across the sports, ...

An Epic Swindle

AN EPIC SWINDLE is the inside story of how Liverpool FC came within hours of being re-possessed by the banks after the shambolic 44-month reign of American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. It is the tale of a civil war that dragged Britain's most successful football club to its knees, through the High Court and almost into administration. Players Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher tell of their anger at the broken promises, as well as their pain at watching loyal fans in open revolt. Manager, chief executive, board members, leading fans and journalists reveal the turmoil at a revered sporting institution run by two men at war with each other, who trampled Liverpool's cherished traditions into the gutter. No story sums up the naked greed at the heart of modern football quite like Hicks' and Gillett's attempt to turn a buck at Liverpool. No-one has had as much access to the truth, or tells it with as much passion, wit and insight as Brian Reade. AN EPIC SWINDLE is the riveting story of how close one of the great football clubs came to financial implosion.

Collapse or Survival

... BC (Swindles et al. 2007; Manning 2013, 112). More recent solar minima, such as the Maunder Minimum of the late seventeenth century AD, can been seen to correlate with cooler temperatures, high storm activity in the North Atlantic, ...

Collapse or Survival

In the present-day world order, political disintegration, the faltering of economic systems, the controversial yet dramatic consequences of global warming and pollution, and the spread of poverty and social disruption in Western countries have rendered ‘collapse’ one of the hottest topics in the humanities and social sciences. In the frenetic run for identifying the global causes and large-scale consequences of collapse, however, instances of crisis taking place at the micro-scale are not always explored by scholars addressing these issues in present and past societies, while the ‘voices’ of the marginal/non-élite subjects that might be the main victims of collapse are often silenced in ancient history and archaeology. Within this framework Collapse or Survival explores localized phenomena of crisis, unrest, and survival in the ancient Mediterranean with a focus on the first millennium BC. In a time span characterized by unprecedented high levels of dynamism, mobility, and social change throughout that region, the area selected for analysis represents a unique convergence point where states rise and fall, long-distance trade networks develop and disintegrate, and patterns of human mobility catalyze cultural change at different rates. The central Mediterranean also comprises a wealth of recently excavated and highly contextualized material evidence, casting new light on the agency of individuals and groups who endeavored to cope with crisis situations in different geographical and temporal settings. Contributors provide novel definitions of ‘collapse’ and reconsider notions of crisis and social change by taking a broader perspective that is not necessarily centred on élites. Individual chapters analyze how both high-status and non-élite social agents responded to socio-political rupture, unrest, depopulation, economic crisis, the disintegration of kinship systems, interruption in long-term trade networks, and destruction in war.

Swindlers All a Brief History of Government Business Frauds from Alexander Hamilton to AIG

While a fraud deprives a party of something through deceit, a swindle deceives a party out of something through deceit. ... Swindles were also at the hearts of the bailouts of the savings and loan industry in the late twentieth century ...

Swindlers All  a Brief History of Government Business Frauds from Alexander Hamilton to AIG

In the wake of the Great Recession of 2007-2008, millions of hardworking Americans lost their jobs and their homes, their retirements, and their income. However, the corporations that caused the Great Recession lost nothing and were, in fact, given trillions of dollars by the government in an unprecedented financial bailout. While over 16 trillion dollars went missing, not a single Wall Street executive was punished or even charged with a crime. This book chronicles some of the government and business frauds carried out throughout US history. These swindles were carried out by such “Founders” as Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Corruption was also at the core of the Andrew Jackson administration and played a key role in perpetrating the Panic of 1837, and government and business fraud was rampant in the construction of both the transcontinental railroad and the Panama Canal. Court rulings granting corporations the status of “legal personage” were part of a broader scam that extended greater constitutional and legal protections to corporations while denying Blacks and workers their own constitutional and legal rights. Government and business frauds of the 1920s played a prominent role in spawning the Great Depression of 1929, while funding and provisioning the US military has always been inundated with a wide variety of scams. In the early 1990s, government and business scams resulted in the collapse of the savings and loan industry, while the frauds of the early 21st century resulted in the Great Recession of 2007-2008. Today, all of the factors are in place to lead to yet another depression/recession which will be followed inevitably by a massive government bailout of banks and corporations.

Gold Swindle

We have had no gold money or monetary gold in this country for a quarter of a century. Gold held by our Government is merely metallic gold held as a commodity and is in the same class as the gold in the thousands of gold mines and ...

Gold Swindle

First published in 1959, this book by U.S. Army Air Corps Major George Racey Jordan tells of the loss of U.S. gold reserves under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration, when, in an effort to counter the deflation which was paralyzing the economy, Executive Order 6102 declared that all privately held gold of American citizens was to be sold to the U.S. Treasury and the price raised from $20 to $35 per ounce. In Gold Swindle: The Story of Our Dwindling Gold, Major Jordan discusses in detail the gold threat to national security, analyses the government’s power and sources thereof; describes the impending national crisis; and suggests steps to regain the U.S. citizens’ right to own and hold gold.

Swindle

Griffin stayed up because he was mulling over the reason he and Ben were camping out with dust bunnies and a century of supernatural speculation. He was thinking about the last plan. As soon as the town had announced the meeting to.

Swindle

Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman! After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way -- a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their inability to drive -- but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . even if hijinks ensue. This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like to hoot, howl, and heist.

Big Box Swindle

... not endure a king over the production , transporta- tion , and sale of the necessaries of life . " Nearly half a century later , Franklin Roosevelt echoed this sentiment when he noted , " The liberty of a democ- racy is not safe if ...

Big Box Swindle

A Book Sense Pick and Annual Highlight With a New Afterword In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement—and she shows how a growing number of communities and independent businesses are effectively fighting back. Mitchell traces the dramatic growth of mega-retailers—from big boxes like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Costco, and Staples to chains like Starbucks, Olive Garden, Blockbuster, and Old Navy—and the precipitous decline of independent businesses. Drawing on examples from virtually every state in the country, she unearths the extraordinary impact of these companies and the big-box mentality on everything from soaring gasoline consumption to rising poverty rates, failing family farms, and declining voting levels. Along the way, Mitchell exposes the shocking role government policy has played in the expansion of mega-retailers and builds a compelling case that communities composed of many small, locally owned businesses are healthier and more prosperous than those dominated by a few large chains. More than a critique, Big-Box Swindle provides an invigorating account of how some communities have successfully countered the spread of big boxes and rebuilt their local economies. Since 2000, more than two hundred big-box development projects have been halted by groups of ordinary citizens, and scores of towns and cities have adopted laws that favor small-scale, local business development and limit the proliferation of chains. From cutting-edge land-use policies to innovative cooperative small-business initiatives, Mitchell offers communities concrete strategies that can stave off mega-retailers and create a more prosperous and sustainable future.

The Great Swindle

On either side were carved the names of those interred there, beginning with M. Péricourt's parents, since the family's wealth dated back less than a century. M. Péricourt kept his hands in the pockets of his greatcoat, ...

The Great Swindle

Now a major French film Au revoir là-haut - Prix Goncourt-winning masterpiece by the writer who brought you Alex, Irène and Camille. October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his men to heroic action once more. And so is set in motion a series of devastating events that will inextricably bind together the fates and fortunes of Pradelle and the two soldiers who witness his crime: Albert Maillard and Édouard Péricourt. Back in civilian life, Albert and Édouard struggle to adjust to a society whose reverence for its dead cannot quite match its resentment for those who survived. But the two soldiers conspire to enact an audacious form of revenge against the country that abandoned them to penury and despair, with a scheme to swindle the whole of France on an epic scale. Meanwhile, believing her brother killed in action, Édouard's sister Madeleine has married Pradelle, who is running a little scam of his own...

Crooked Talk

The simplest of all, bereft of both 'man' and 'trick', is confidence used as a verb meaning to defraud or swindle in the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. Less obvious is Australia's late 19th- and early 20th-century term on the billiard ...

Crooked Talk

The language of crime has a long and venerable history - in fact, the first collection of words specifically used by criminals, Hye-Way to the Spittel House, dates from as early as 1531. Jonathon Green is our national expert on slang, and in Crooked Talk he looks at five hundred years of crooks and conmen - from the hedge-creepers and counterfeit cranks of the sixteenth century to the blaggers and burners of the twenty-first - as well as the swag, the hideouts, the getaway vehicles and the 'tools of the trade'. Not to mention a substantial detour into the world of prisons that faced those unlucky enough to be caught by the boys in blue. If you have ever wondered when the police were first referred to as pigs, why prison guards became known as redraws, or what precisely the subtle art of dipology involves, then this book has all the answers.

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Volume I

Handling of Tissues and Instruments Tissues should be handled using the principles set forth by Halsted over a century ago (Swindle 1983; Morris 1995). The principles of surgery are asepsis, gentle tissue handling, hemostasis, ...

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science  Volume I

Laboratory animal testing provides most of our current knowledge of human physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and pathology. From studies of genetics in fruit flies to studies of cellular processes in genetically modified mice to recent dramatic developments in genetics, translational research, and personalized medicines, biomedical

The Great American Swindle

This could be the greatest story of the century . . . a gigantic swindle the American judicial system does not want to admit. I understand millions have been spent to keep the real story from ever surfacing. "Try to locate a man by the ...

The Great American Swindle

The major lessons we are here to learn are written within the pages of Life's Lessons. What lessons do you need to learn? What are you struggling with? Do you lose yourself in relationships? We ponder life's journey, our part in it, and the big picture. When at these crossroads of life, whichever particular lesson or lessons being learned currently, ask Self some of the questions in the ponderments section. Have a talk, make a list to aide Self in moving through the lesson, be it metaphysical, spiritual or magical moments, which is driven within you to find. May you learn life's lessons more wisely. Relationship, blame, unconditional love, blessings, betrayal, gifts and loss are some of the most difficult roads we travel. Would you like a personal poem written about you? Your kids, spouse. Whatever the occasion, a personal poem is waiting for your lesson.

Scientists and Swindlers

42, Part 10 (Washington, DC: GPO,1884); Giddens,Sources;Ernest C. Miller,A Guide to the Early History ofPetroleum (Pittsburgh: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1969); Edward Benjamin Swanson, A Century of Oil and Gas in ...

Scientists and Swindlers

An “insightful” account of the early fossil fuel industry, the rise of the professional consultant, and the nexus between science and money (Technology and Culture). In this impressively researched, highly original work, Paul Lucier explains how science became an integral part of American technology and industry in the nineteenth century. Scientists and Swindlers introduces us to a new service of professionals: the consulting scientists. Lucier follows these entrepreneurial men of science on their wide-ranging commercial engagements from the shores of Nova Scotia to the coast of California and shows how their innovative work fueled the rapid growth of the American coal and oil industries and the rise of American geology and chemistry. Along the way, he explores the decisive battles over expertise and authority, the high-stakes court cases over patenting research, the intriguing and often humorous exploits of swindlers, and the profound ethical challenges of doing science for money. Starting with the small surveying businesses of the 1830s and reaching to the origins of applied science in the 1880s, Lucier recounts the complex and curious relations that evolved as geologists, chemists, capitalists, and politicians worked to establish scientific research as a legitimate, regularly compensated, and respected enterprise. This sweeping narrative enriches our understanding of how the rocks beneath our feet became invaluable resources for science, technology, and industry.

Forbes Greatest Investing Stories

CHAPTER 5 Swindle of the Century Anthony DeAngelis IN ` N REACH AND CONSEQUENCES , it was the swindle of the century . The first faint intimation of havoc came in a sparse two - line statement from the New York Stock Exchange .

Forbes Greatest Investing Stories

An exciting follow-up to the bestselling Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time In the tradition of the bestselling Forbes(r) Greatest Business Stories of All Time, Forbes(r) Greatest Investing Stories focuses on profiles of fascinating people who have achieved success in a range of investing arenas. This volume chronicles old-time innovators like Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing; Hetty Green, the Street's first female stock picker; T. Rowe Price, founder of one of the largest mutual fund families; and Georges F. Doriot, the driving force behind the first publicly owned venture firm in the United States. Others featured include such modern-day legends as Tom Bailey, founder of Janus Funds; Marty Whitman, value investor supreme and manager of the Third Avenue Value Fund; and Muriel F. Siebert, the first woman admitted to the New York Stock Exchange. Packed with investing lessons, wisdom and even the story of the swindle of the century, Forbes(r) Greatest Investing Stories makes an engrossing read and a great gift for any investor or market mogul. Richard Phalon (New York, NY) has been a contributing editor at Forbes since 1980. He covered personal finance, Wall Street, urban affairs, and politics at the New York Times for sixteen years before joining Forbes. He is the author of The Takeover Barons of Wall Street and Your Money: How to Make It Work Harder Than You Do.

Christianity and the Renewal of Nature

A graph taken from The Great Global Warming Swindle is typical. It highlights the medieval warm period when there were vineyards in southern England and the living was easy, as well as the little ice age of the seventeenth century when ...

Christianity and the Renewal of Nature

The reality of climate change, and the challenges it presents to sustainable living, is perhaps the key issue facing humanity at present. The developing ecological crisis raises profound questions for theology, religious traditions, politics and economics. This book examines the roots and causes of the global emergency from a variety of perspectives and look at the implications of the crisis for future sustainable living on the planet. The contributors include top theologians -- Rowan Williams, Tim Gorringe, Mary Grey, Michael Northcott and Clive Pearson -- as well as the environmental activist John Sauven, the BBC science producer Martin Redfern and the former Secretary of State for Environmental Development, Clare Short.

The Great Gold Swindle Yamashita s Gold

After nearly a century of excavations it appeared that no one was any closer to discovering the truth of the money pit. Investigators and engineers were hired to find solutions on how recover this presumed treasure and to remove the sea ...

The Great Gold Swindle  Yamashita s Gold


London s Criminal Underworlds c 1720 c 1930

Swindling was not a new form of crime in the later nineteenth century. References to swindlers, swindler, swindling and swindle found in the Old Bailey date from the late eighteenth century. The first clear reference to swindling is ...

London s Criminal Underworlds  c  1720   c  1930

This book offers an original and exciting analysis of the concept of the criminal underworld. Print culture, policing and law enforcement, criminal networks, space and territory are explored here through a series of case studies taken from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.