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David Grazian's riveting tour of downtown Philadelphia and its newly bustling nightlife scene reveals the city as an urban playground where everyone dabbles in games of chance and perpetrates elaborate cons. Entertainment in the city has evolved into a professional industry replete with set designers, stage directors, and method actors whose dazzling illusions tempt even the shrewdest of customers. As entertaining and illuminating as the confessional stories it recounts, "On the Make" is a fascinating expose of the smoke and mirrors employed in the city at night.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226305677
ISBN-10: 0226305678
Format: Hardback
(55mm x 85mm x 24mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Grazian

David Grazian is associate professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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