(September 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
1996
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN:
1-56389-252-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
761941207186 00111
Editing:
Jim Higgins
Color:
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions:
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Matte interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Inks:
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Colors:
Tom McCraw
Letters:
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Indexer Notes

Letterers for interior sequences are listed as a group on page below indicia: Bob Lappan, Gail Becket, Kevin Cunningham, Agnes Pinaha, and Phil Felix.

The Big Book of Hoaxes (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Mark A. Nelson
Inks:
Mark A. Nelson
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

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The Art of the Hoax (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter One: The Art of the Hoax.

Manufacturing Musical Masterpieces (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fritz Kreisler

Billy Tipton's Secret (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Rian Hughes
Inks:
Rian Hughes
Letters:
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The Man Who Made Genuine Fakes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Eric Shanower
Inks:
Eric Shanower
Letters:
?

Characters:
Alceo Dossena

Elmyr de Hory (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Steve Vance
Pencils:
Joe Brozowski [as J.J. Birch]
Inks:
Joe Brozowski [as J.J. Birch]
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Indexer Notes

Mis-titled in copyright section as "Elmer DeHory".

The "Autobiography" of Howard Hughes (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Steve Vance
Pencils:
Graham Higgins
Inks:
Graham Higgins
Letters:
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The Hitler Diaries (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Jim Fern
Inks:
Jim Fern
Letters:
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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Vance
Pencils:
Tom Sutton
Inks:
Tom Sutton
Letters:
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Media Hoaxes (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Two: Media Hoaxes.

The BBC Riot Panic (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Lee Moder
Inks:
Lee Moder
Letters:
?

War of the Worlds (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Vance
Pencils:
Ty Templeton
Inks:
Ty Templeton
Letters:
?

The Many Hoaxes of Ben Franklin (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
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The Mother of all "Get-Rich-Quick" Schemes (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Alex Wald
Inks:
Alex Wald
Letters:
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The Sun and the Moon (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Steve Vance
Pencils:
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks:
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters:
?

The Balloon Hoax of Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Steve Vance
Pencils:
George Freeman
Inks:
George Freeman
Letters:
?

A Fit of Presidential Pique (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Paul Guinan
Inks:
Paul Guinan
Letters:
?

The Animals are Loose (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Roger Langridge
Inks:
Roger Langridge
Letters:
?

The Four Reporters and the Boxer Rebellion (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
?

The Teddy Bear Hoax (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Prentis Rollins
Inks:
Prentis Rollins
Letters:
?

Hearst's Hoaxes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
James Romberger
Inks:
James Romberger
Letters:
?

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The Killer Hawk of Chicago (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Hilary Barta
Inks:
Hilary Barta
Letters:
?

Lou Mortison's Lester Green and his Homespun Ingenuity (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Terry Beatty
Inks:
Terry Beatty
Letters:
?

Joe McCarthy's List (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Letters:
?

Janet Cooke and the Pulitzer Prize (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Derec Aucoin
Inks:
Derec Aucoin
Letters:
?

Scientific Hoaxes (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Three: Scientific Hoaxes.

The Bunny Mommy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Toft

The Piltdown Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Graham Manley
Inks:
Graham Manley
Letters:
?

Cottingley Fairy Photos (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Frank Quitely
Inks:
Frank Quitely
Letters:
?

Bill Stump's Stone (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Howard Cruse
Inks:
Howard Cruse
Letters:
?

Psychic Researcher (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Karen Platt
Inks:
Karen Platt
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jay Levy

Sperm Doctorer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Shepard Hendrix
Inks:
Shepard Hendrix
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cecil Jacobson

David Rorvik and the Cloning of a Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Gahan Wilson
Inks:
Gahan Wilson
Letters:
?

Mass Hysteria (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Four: Mass Hysteria.

Sawing Manhattan in Half (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Rick Parker
Inks:
Rick Parker
Letters:
?

The Possessed Nuns of Loudun (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
J. M. Beroy
Inks:
J. M. Beroy
Letters:
?

Tulip Mania (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Ed Hannigan
Inks:
Ed Hannigan
Letters:
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The Toughest Town West of Chicago (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Ralph Reese
Inks:
Ralph Reese
Letters:
?

The Silver Lake Serpent (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Mark A. Nelson
Inks:
Mark A. Nelson
Letters:
?

Impostors and Fakers (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Five: Impostors and Fakers.

The Peculiar Case of Princess Caraboo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Vance
Pencils:
Jason Lutes
Inks:
Jason Lutes
Letters:
?

Doin' a Brodie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
Tayyar Ozkan
Inks:
Tayyar Ozkan
Letters:
?

The Formosan Cannibal (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Randy DuBurke
Inks:
Randy DuBurke
Letters:
?

Characters:
George Psalmanazar

The Captain of Kopenick (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
?

Hoaxing the King (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Rodney Ramos
Inks:
Rodney Ramos
Letters:
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Impostor Extraordinaire (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman
Inks:
D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman
Letters:
?

The Dreadnought Hoax (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Ted Slampyak
Inks:
Ted Slampyak
Letters:
?

Paglino (Table of Contents)

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Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
Nathaniel R. Merriam
Inks:
Nathaniel R. Merriam
Letters:
?

Marathon Phony (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils:
Christian Alamy
Inks:
Christian Alamy
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?

Characters:
Rosie Ruiz

The Man Who Talked Too Much (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Robin Smith
Inks:
Robin Smith
Letters:
?

Characters:
George DuPre

Pranksters and Scam Artists (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Six: Pranksters and Scam Artists.

Joey Skaggs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Vance
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Joe Staton
Letters:
?

Hollywood's King of Ballyhoo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Paul Pope
Inks:
Paul Pope
Letters:
?

Characters:
Harry Reichenback

Prince of Jokers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Steve Lieber
Inks:
Steve Lieber
Letters:
?

Characters:
Brian G. Hughes

The Unrepentent Prankster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Jose Maria Sauri
Inks:
Jose Maria Sauri
Letters:
?

Characters:
Hugh Troy

Cream Pie Charlie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
Gary Fields
Inks:
Gary Fields
Letters:
?

Ponzi Discovers Money (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Greg LaRocque
Inks:
Greg LaRocque
Letters:
?

The Health Dividend (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
Jay Stephens
Inks:
Jay Stephens
Letters:
?

The Man Who Sold New York (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Letters:
?

Characters:
George Parker

Frederick Von Mierers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Posey
Pencils:
Hunt Emerson
Inks:
Hunt Emerson
Letters:
?

The Whiz Kid of Wall St. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Sifakis
Pencils:
David G. Klein
Inks:
David G. Klein
Letters:
?

Characters:
Barry Minkow

Queen of the Lonely Hearts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils:
Colin MacNeil
Inks:
Colin MacNeil
Letters:
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Scams (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Seven: Scams.

The Badger Game (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Steve Liealoha
Inks:
Steve Liealoha
Letters:
?

Doing the Mall Check Hustle (Table of Contents)

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Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
Bill Alger
Inks:
Bill Alger
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?

The Panel Game (Table of Contents)

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Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
Bruce Patterson
Inks:
Bruce Patterson
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The Crapper Hustle (Table of Contents)

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Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
Hermann A. Mejia
Inks:
Hermann A. Mejia
Letters:
?

Murphy Man (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Ned Sonntag
Inks:
Ned Sonntag
Letters:
?

The Mary-Ellen Mob (Table of Contents)

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Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
Gregory Benton
Inks:
Gregory Benton
Letters:
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Gas Game (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Kim Hagen
Inks:
Kim Hagen
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3 Card Monte (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Gordon Purcell
Inks:
Gordon Purcell
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Pigeon Drop (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Omaha Perez
Inks:
Omaha Perez
Letters:
?

Dog Scam (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Feliks Dobrin
Inks:
Feliks Dobrin
Letters:
?

Pickpockets (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Terry Austin
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
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The Obituary Hustle (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Andrew Pepoy
Inks:
Andrew Pepoy
Letters:
?

Front End Scams (Table of Contents)

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Script:
George Hagenauer
Pencils:
S. M. Taggart
Inks:
S. M. Taggart
Letters:
?

The Service Station Racket (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Tom Peyer
Pencils:
Gabriel Morrissette
Inks:
Gabriel Morrissette
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Copyright Information (Table of Contents)

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Biographies (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Short biographies on the writers and artists featured in the book.

Bibliography (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

List of sources.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Hoaxes
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. The Art of the Hoax
  5. 4. Manufacturing Musical Masterpieces
  6. 5. Billy Tipton's Secret
  7. 6. The Man Who Made Genuine Fakes
  8. 7. Elmyr de Hory
  9. 8. The "Autobiography" of Howard Hughes
  10. 9. The Hitler Diaries
  11. 10. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
  12. 11. Media Hoaxes
  13. 12. The BBC Riot Panic
  14. 13. War of the Worlds
  15. 14. The Many Hoaxes of Ben Franklin
  16. 15. The Mother of all "Get-Rich-Quick" Schemes
  17. 16. The Sun and the Moon
  18. 17. The Balloon Hoax of Edgar Allan Poe
  19. 18. A Fit of Presidential Pique
  20. 19. The Animals are Loose
  21. 20. The Four Reporters and the Boxer Rebellion
  22. 21. The Teddy Bear Hoax
  23. 22. Hearst's Hoaxes
  24. 23. The Killer Hawk of Chicago
  25. 24. Lou Mortison's Lester Green and his Homespun Ingenuity
  26. 25. Joe McCarthy's List
  27. 26. Janet Cooke and the Pulitzer Prize
  28. 27. Scientific Hoaxes
  29. 28. The Bunny Mommy
  30. 29. The Piltdown Man
  31. 30. Cottingley Fairy Photos
  32. 31. Bill Stump's Stone
  33. 32. Psychic Researcher
  34. 33. Sperm Doctorer
  35. 34. David Rorvik and the Cloning of a Man
  36. 35. Mass Hysteria
  37. 36. Sawing Manhattan in Half
  38. 37. The Possessed Nuns of Loudun
  39. 38. Tulip Mania
  40. 39. The Toughest Town West of Chicago
  41. 40. The Silver Lake Serpent
  42. 41. Impostors and Fakers
  43. 42. The Peculiar Case of Princess Caraboo
  44. 43. Doin' a Brodie
  45. 44. The Formosan Cannibal
  46. 45. The Captain of Kopenick
  47. 46. Hoaxing the King
  48. 47. Impostor Extraordinaire
  49. 48. The Dreadnought Hoax
  50. 49. Paglino
  51. 50. Marathon Phony
  52. 51. The Man Who Talked Too Much
  53. 52. Pranksters and Scam Artists
  54. 53. Joey Skaggs
  55. 54. Hollywood's King of Ballyhoo
  56. 55. Prince of Jokers
  57. 56. The Unrepentent Prankster
  58. 57. Cream Pie Charlie
  59. 58. Ponzi Discovers Money
  60. 59. The Health Dividend
  61. 60. The Man Who Sold New York
  62. 61. Frederick Von Mierers
  63. 62. The Whiz Kid of Wall St.
  64. 63. Queen of the Lonely Hearts
  65. 64. Scams
  66. 65. The Badger Game
  67. 66. Doing the Mall Check Hustle
  68. 67. The Panel Game
  69. 68. The Crapper Hustle
  70. 69. Murphy Man
  71. 70. The Mary-Ellen Mob
  72. 71. Gas Game
  73. 72. 3 Card Monte
  74. 73. Pigeon Drop
  75. 74. Dog Scam
  76. 75. Pickpockets
  77. 76. The Obituary Hustle
  78. 77. Front End Scams
  79. 78. The Service Station Racket
  80. 79. Copyright Information
  81. 80. Biographies
  82. 81. Bibliography
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