Encyclopedia of Hoaxes

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Gale Research, 1993 - Reference - 347 pages
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This comprehensive work takes a look at scams and shams from a variety of fields: art, business, entertainment, history, and others. Readers can access details from diverse hoaxes (including Milli Vanilli and the Hitler diaries) through the hoax name, type or relevant personal names.

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Encyclopedia of hoaxes

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This encyclopedia is in many ways similar to Facts on File's Hoaxes and Scams ( LJ 8/93): it covers much the same ground and even looks nearly identical in layout. Gale's book, however, eschews cons ... Read full review

Contents

April Fools Day Hoaxes
9
Art Hoaxes
21
Business Hoaxes
31
Disappearance Hoaxes
39
Exploration and Travel Hoaxes
45
Historical Hoaxes
61
Medical Hoaxes
159
Military Hoaxes
171
Language Hoaxes 135
195
Literary Hoaxes 139 Other Psychology Hoaxes
206
Religion Hoaxes
217
Science Hoaxes
245
Show Business and Entertainment
281
The Sociology and Psychology
291
Sports and Games Hoaxes
299
Bibliography
305

Invention Hoaxes 121 Photographic Hoaxes
181
Commission Petition 128 Political Hoaxes
189
Index
335
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