Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks (Hardback)
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Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 07/07/2022
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From the wicked ways of vintage wine forgers to profiling a passionate death-penalty attorney, this jaw-dropping investigation into various types of bad behaviour brings together the most celebrated New Yorker articles from the multi-award-winning journalist and the author of Empire of Pain.

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.

Patrick Radden Keefe's work has been recognised by prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US to the Orwell Prize and the Baillie Gifford in the UK, 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 observes 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.

The appearance of his byline in the New Yorker is always an event; collected here for the first time readers can see how his work forms an always enthralling yet also deeply human portrait of criminals and rascals, as well as those who stand up to them.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035001743
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


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'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

'This superlative collection... every one of these selections is a journalistic gem. Immensely enjoyable writing married with fascinating subjects makes this a must-read.' - Publishers' Weekly

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“21st century Criminal Delight in bite-sized chunks”

I expected perfection from the author of brilliant 'Empire of Pain' and 'Say Nothing'. This book delivered.

Firstly, on the format. This is a collection of 12 of the best and most fascinating... More

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