Encyclopedia of Hoaxes

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Gale Research, 1993 - Reference - 347 pages
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

Disappearance Hoaxes
39
Anthropology Hoaxes 1
45
April Fools Day Hoaxes 9 Robert Peary and the North Pole
53
Art Hoaxes 21 The Donation of Constantine and
66
Business Hoaxes 31 Howard Hughes Autobiography
72
Medical Hoaxes
159
Military Hoaxes
171
Invention Hoaxes 121 Photographic Hoaxes
181
Commission Petition 128 Political Hoaxes
189
Language Hoaxes 135 Psychology Hoaxes
195
Legal Hoaxes 137 Poltergeist Hoaxes
201
Religion Hoaxes 217 Hoaxes 264
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Hoaxes 291
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