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Confessions of a Yegg


by Herbert Emerson Wilson

Herbert Emerson Wilson was a yegg—a peeler, a jinny artist, a safecracker—one of the best that ever lived. During his long criminal career he knocked over enough banks and businesses to amass huge fortunes, all of which he lost, just about as fast has he gained them. Now, for the first time, he tells his extraordinary story. It’s a cautionary tale for those who consider the criminal life, but Wilson refrains from preaching. Instead he tells, in a matter of fact voice, how he became one of American history’s most notorious safecrackers, and inspired dozens of movies and novels, most notably those of webwork mystery writer, Harry Stephen Keeler, whose novels have all been republished for modern readers by Ramble House. It’s a story that deserves to be read and remembered by generations to come.

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