Rogues : true stories of grifters, killers, rebels and crooks / Patrick Radden Keefe.
- ISBN: 9780385548519
- ISBN: 0385548516
- ISBN: 9780385675451
- ISBN: 0385675453
- Physical Description: xv, 348 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
- Copyright: ©2022
"The pieces in this work originally appeared in a slightly different form in The New Yorker." -- Title page verso.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The Jefferson bottles : how could one collector find so much rare fine wine? -- Crime family : how a notorious Dutch gangster was exposed by his own sister -- The avenger : has the brother of a victim of a Lockerbie bombing finally solved the case? -- The empire of edge : how a doctor, a trader, and the billionaire Steven A. Cohen got entangled in a vast financial scandal -- A loaded gun : a mass shooter's tragic past -- The hunt for El Chapo : inside the capture of the world's most notorious drug lord -- Winning : how Mark Burnett resurrected Donald Trump as an icon of American success -- Swiss bank heist : the computer technician who exposed a Geneva bank's darkest secrets -- The Prince of Marbella : the decades-long battle to catch an elusive international arms broker -- The worst of the worst : Judy Clarke excelled at saving the lives of notorious killers. Then she took the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- Buried secrets : how an Israeli billionaire wrested control of one of Africa's biggest prizes -- Journeyman : Anthony Bourdain's movable feast.
"From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Say Nothing and Empire Of Pain, twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue by one of the most decorated journalists of our time "I read everything he writes. Every time he writes a book, I read it. Every time he writes an article, I read it ... he's a national treasure."--Rachel Maddow. 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. Rogues 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 brilliantly 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. The appearance of his byline in The New Yorker is always an event, and 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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|Genre:||True crime stories.