A story of a gentleman crook -- ""Lord Jim"" Manes, Englishman, son of an Anglican clergyman, who started a career of crime at the age of 12, who ran away from hom at 15, and who never earned an honest dollar. From pickpocket to bank robber, on a mammoth scale, he ran the gamut of experience in the world of expert crime, and fleeced the wealthy of Europe and America for 50 years, -- without getting caught. The slickest crook on earth, such is his reputation and well earned. A tremendously interesting human document, told with dash and zest. With any sort of a break, it should sell readily.