"Having cast a very wide net through the popular press and the mining industry's newspapers, Plazak has marshaled an impressive array of details documenting scores of scams and scam artists. Undoubtedly anyone interested in the general topic or in particular instances of fraud or deciet will find Plazak a welcome starting point."—Western Historical Quarterly
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"In his estimable work, A Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top, Dan Plazak strikes it rich with his examination of the old west’s most successful villains and their crimes.”—Utah Historical Quarterly
About the Author
Dan Plazak is a graduate of Michigan Tech and the Colorado School of Mining. He is a consulting geologist and engineer.