Fakes, Frauds and Other Malarkey: 301 Amazing Stories and How Not to Be Fooled

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Zondervan Publishing House, 1993 - Deception - 288 pages
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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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Kathryn Lindskoog plunged into an independent academic-honors project on C. S. Lewis in 1954, met him in 1956, & has been writing & teaching about him ever since. Although crippled with progressive multiple sclerosis, she has taught literature courses at several colleges as well as New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary & Fuller Seminary. Lewis originally opened the door to George MacDonald & Dante for her, & that has now led to this extraordinary array of discoveries about all three.

Kathryn Lindskoog is a first-generation C. S. Lewis specialist who has studied his writing since 1954. She went to Oxford to meet Lewis in 1956 and has published eight books about him since then, including Light in the Shadowlands and C. S. Lewis: Mere Christian. She has taught writing and literature in several institutions, including Fuller Theological Seminary and Biola University. For almost two decades she produced a quarterly newsletter called The Lewis Legacy .

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