Rogues : True Stories Of Grifters, Killers, Rebels And Crooks

Rogues : True Stories Of Grifters, Killers, Rebels And Crooks



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Patrick Radden Keefe has garnered prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award to the Orwell Prize to the National Book Critics Circle Award for his meticulously-reported, hypnotically-engaging work on the many ways people behave badly. This book brings together a dozen of his most celebrated articles from The New Yorker. As Keefe says in his preface "They reflect on some of my abiding preoccupations: crime and corruption, secrets and lies, the permeable membrane separating licit and illicit worlds, the bonds of family, the power of denial." Keefe explores the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines, examines whether a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist, spends time in Vietnam with Anthony Bourdain, chronicles the quest to bring down a cheerful international black market arms merchant, and profiles a passionate death penalty attorney who represents the "worst of the worst," among other bravura works of literary journalism. Collected here for the first time readers can see his work forms an always enthralling but deeply human portrait of criminals and rascals, as well as those who stand up against them.
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Edition Statement :

First edition.

Content :

The Jefferson bottles -- Crime family -- The avenger -- The empire of edge -- A loaded gun -- The hunt for El Chapo -- Winning -- Swiss bank heist -- The Prince of Marbella -- The worst of the worst -- Buried secrets -- Journeyman.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Doubleday, [2022]



Physical Description :

xv, 348 pages ; 24 cm

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