Hustlers, Rogues & bubble Boys - White-Collar Mischief in NZ
Paperback, very good condition, signed by author
Whitecollar crime is a term that has only recently come into use in New Zealand. But as Graeme Hunt illustrates in this highly readable book, sharp practice and outright cons have been part of New Zealand society since the nations founding starting with the first treasurer, George Cooper.
From Milan Brych to Paul White, Amy Bock to Sir Joseph Ward, Hustlers, Rogues & Bubble Boys profiles some of the memorable characters who have followed Coopers path into white-collar mischief. Along with convicted con artists and out-and-out hustlers are almost-likeable rogues, bubble boys brought low by sharemarket shifts, and businesspeople who broke the rules of corporate propriety if not the law.
Richly illustrated with historical and contemporary photos, Hustlers, Rogues a Bubble Boys provides an engaging account of this serious and frequently misunderstood topic.