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The Mark Inside

J. Frank Norfleet

The quest to make a fortune may be as old as America itself, but so are the con-men who prey on that dream.  J. Frank Norfleet learned this the hard way. In 1919, the Texas rancher lost his life savings in a stock market scam, but he didn’t take it lying down. With a revolver and a suitcase of disguises, Norfleet set out on a four-year pursuit of his swindlers. Tuesday, guest host Christy Karras is joined by Amy Reading, whose new book follows Norfleet on his journey from victim to folk hero.


Amy Reading holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. The Mark Insideis her first book.