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For fans of “Catch Me if You Can” and “The Sting,” Handsome Devil is the dazzling true story of Count Victor Lustig, history’s most daring – and flamboyant – con man.In Paris he sold the Eiffel Tower to scrap metal dealers, not once – but twice. His confidence games and sleight-of-hand scams relieved the filthy rich of their cash during America’s depraved Jazz era. He evadFor fans of “Catch Me if You Can” and “The Sting,” Handsome Devil is the dazzling true story of Count Victor Lustig, history’s most daring – and flamboyant – con man.In Paris he sold the Eiffel Tower to scrap metal dealers, not once – but twice. His confidence games and sleight-of-hand scams relieved the filthy rich of their cash during America’s depraved Jazz era. He evaded the law like a figure from fiction, slipping into disguise, leaping from jail cell windows, and leaving sneering letters for his enemies at the Secret Service. In Handsome Devil, acclaimed journalist Jeff Maysh brings to life one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable public enemies, "Count" Victor Lustig, a dashing criminal mastermind and counterfeiter whose fake banknotes threatened to topple America’s economy. Written in staggering detail and culminating in a desperate manhunt led by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, Handsome Devil reveals the real man behind the myth: A genius who applied his talents to crime, and who kept a loving wife and daughter in the dark for most of his storied career. Set during America’s original financial “bubble,” Lustig’s tale, from petty thief on the streets of Europe, to the most wanted man in the world, is the ultimate parable of American greed.Jeff Maysh investigates outrageous criminal plots and urban legends. His deeply immersive stories have appeared in publications including the Atlantic, Playboy, and Cosmopolitan. His story about the rise and fall of the “Bombshell Bandit” for the BBC was named the best crime story of 2015 by Longform.org. He is British, and lives in Los Angeles.Cover design by Adil Dara....

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ISBN : 29503985
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Number of Pages : 77 Pages
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  • Luís Castilho
    2018-10-27 16:15

    Wow, what a great little (e)book by journalist Jeff Maysh. It tells the story of the rise and fall of the infamous Count Victor Lustig, a well renowned con man from the 20s and 30s (of the XX century). Jeff Maysh has done a great job with the writing of this books, which reads almost like a movie script (in the sense that is very fast paced and minimalist). Really enjoyed and will surely be following up on Jeff's future writing endeavours.

  • Doreen LaRoche
    2018-10-28 14:30

    Lusstiq the real con manWhen you meet a real con man, you may not recognise himHe is congenial and kind. You think he is fun to be around. He will take all your money without an inkling for you. Read to find how he does it.

  • Jessica Macri
    2018-11-04 11:19

    Very interesting read about one of the biggest con men in America's history.Though, if he wanted to con and not go to jail, he should have gone into politics.

  • Katherine Adams
    2018-10-23 11:17

    I liked itHad heard of Victor Lustig, but didn’t know much about him. Handsome Devil was informative, enjoyable, and well written. I recommend this book to any fans of true crime.

  • Crystal Lenette Brooks
    2018-10-13 10:21

    A Thrilling AdventureThis was an excellent book. I could not put it down. For a non-fiction book, it read like an exciting novel. I could not believe it was true until I looked into myself. It's very rare to read about a criminal and admire his audacity. Although he was a master criminal, I was very touched about the love he had for his daughter. This is a very worthwhile, quick read. But the story is unforgettable. My only criticism is that I wished it was longer.

  • Robert
    2018-11-07 15:35

    A master of the trade. Great story. He spanned one of the most intriguing times for crime. If you like true stories and also people that ended up at Alcatraz, this book is for you. Don't know why I can't submit this nene djdj djdj djjd. Didn't do didn't. DjiA master of the trade. Great story. He spanned one of the most intriguing times for crime. If you like true stories and also people that ended up at Alcatraz, this book is for you.

  • Ruth Stuart
    2018-10-22 10:24

    Why crime is so interesting.Interesting book. Covers a period of history when criminals were wildly admired for their creative exploits and led to development of today's criminal system.

  • Curtismchale
    2018-11-01 09:23

    Fun book about a con-artist. In this case as in most truth is just as compelling as the fiction we read to try and find something fantastic.The Count was a larger than life personality and his life made for a great story.

  • R.J.
    2018-10-16 13:41

    Enjoyable enoughThis was definitely no Catch Me If You Can but it was enjoyable enough... nice quick read for a short flight

  • Travis Wordell
    2018-10-15 16:30

    3

  • Netanella
    2018-10-25 16:32

    A true story of early 20th century confidence man Count Viktor Lestig, whose colorful life and ballsy schemes were amazingly fun to read. So glad I downloaded this book - recommended.