The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Exposé of Successful Criminals (Classic Reprint)

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As Houdini himself notes in the introduction this book has two purposes: to protect the public from the swindles within by greater knowledge, and to entertain. It achieves both masterfully with clear, concise explanations of the various frauds and cons. While the setting is of course that of Houdini's time (this book was published in 1906) you may notice the ancestors of various modern phishing schemes and banking scams within.

Houdini was such a famous escape artist and illusionist that his name has entered language. Those expecting a biography of the great man will be disappointed, although he does take diversions into discussions of rope tricks and a few other escapes. Most of the "ways to do wrong" inside are fascinating and skillful in how they part the target from their money and valuables without violence, but many of the perpetrators were still violent criminals. If there is a take home message it is that if somethings sounds too good to be true it probably is.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Harry Houdini


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780331612981

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 cm

Page Count - 102

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