A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes and Frauds
A Treasury of Deception Liars Misleaders Hoodwinkers and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes Fakes and Frauds Author:Michael Farquhar We may say that honesty is the best policy, but historyto say nothing of business, politics, and the mediasuggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts some of the greatest deceptions of all time. With what forged document did the Vatican lay claim to much of Eur... more »ope? Who wrote Hitlers diaries? Why do millions still believe the vague doggerel that Nostradamus passed off as prophecy? Organizing his material by theme (con artists, the press, military trickery, scientific fraud, imposters, great escapes, and more), Michael Farquhar takes in everything from the hoodwinking of Hitler to Vincent "the Chin" Gigantes thirty-year crazy act. A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy exposéand celebrationof mendacity. A Treasury of Deception also includes:
Ten tricksters from scripture
Ten great liars in literature
Ten egregious examples of modern American doublespeak
Ten classic deceptions from Greek mythology« less
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