MY ADVENTURES with YOUR MONEY by George G. Rice 1913 (Con Artist)
MY ADVENTURES WITH YOUR MONEY. By George Graham Rice, Published by Richard G. Badger, Gorham Press, Boston, 1913.
Autobiography - Money
The Golden Age of the Con Artist
Vintage from the 1910s
Most of the lore surrounding America's Wild West has to do with cowboys and outlaws, but these boomtowns were also overrun with grifters, hustlers, and confidence men on the prowl. George Graham Rice was a legendary example of a crook who amassed a sizable fortune running a number of cons, including forgery, gambling, and promotion of gold and silver mines. This unflinching autobiography lays out all the gritty details. Born Jacob Simon Herzig in 1870, he later changed his name - just as he would frequently change his swindles - to make himself into one of the most imaginatively successful villains in American history.
Secure text block (light pull at very last page) and clean pages. One page (347/348) with large chip at bottom spine corner (barely affecting last two lines of text). Cover has a sun darkened spine and a small wear mark to a lightly soiled cover. Fair condition.