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Plain tales of crookedness and corruption: Rogues reviewed

16 July 2022

9:00 AM

16 July 2022

9:00 AM

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks Patrick Radden Keefe

Picador, pp.368, 20

Do not be deterred, but do be warned. Rogues isn’t a book book: it’s a kind of high-end sizzle reel, a ‘best of’ articles by Patrick Radden Keefe, a staff writer for the New Yorker. The magazine has always had its stars, among them James Thurber, E.B. White, Joseph Mitchell, Janet Malcolm, Anthony Lane and Malcolm Gladwell.

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