Fakes, Frauds and Other Malarkey: 301 Amazing Stories and How Not to Be Fooled
Gathered here are true stories of spoofs, bunkum, ballyhoo and criminal poppycock. Nearly everyone is deceived at one time or another. This is a good-natured yet passionate analysis of deception--from its innocent roots in imaginative play to the poison fruit of the cruelest scams. It offers hilarious and heartbreaking glimpses into the schemes of hoaxers in the fields of art, literature, science, medicine, exploration, education, finance and religion. Offering special insights into the nature of spiritual fraud in history, this witty, compassionate book issues a sprightly plea for plain dealing in a fallen world of deceit and doublespeak. Filled with sparkling illustrations, this is a great resource for speakers and teachers.
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