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Treasury of Deception Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes and Frauds

ISBN-10: 0143035444
ISBN-13: 9780143035442
Edition: 2005
Authors: Michael Farquhar
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Description: This is a themed collection of humorous and infinitely quotable accounts of some of the greatest deceptions of all time, from the media to the mob to P.T. Barnum.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

This is a themed collection of humorous and infinitely quotable accounts of some of the greatest deceptions of all time, from the media to the mob to P.T. Barnum.

Michael Farquhar,a former writer and editor at The Washington Post, is the bestselling author of the Penguin Treasury series.

Super-dupers
Charlatan's web
A taste for trickery
"Prince of humbugs"
Unreal estate
Imposter on a role
CHINcanery
All the news that's slipped to print
What Janet cooked up
Ben Franklin : the devil made him do it
A poe excuse for a hoax
The Sun promises the moon
The hoax that roared
Extra! : greed all about it!
False alarm
Mencken up history
Khmer ruse
Times bomb
The wars of the ruses
The agony of deceit
Sun's burn
A bridge too far?
Stretching the troops
Warning : smoking may be hazardous to your success
Drowned and dirty : the man who never was
Phantom force
State-sponsored deceptions
A bogus bequest
Three kings with aces up their sleeves
Cardinal sin
Tricking a fight
The lies and fraud of the Third Reich
Elena's padded resume
Gadhafi : dead to rights
Red, white, and not always true
Science fictions
Monkey business
Bunny tale
Casting stones
A hoax in perpetuity
Diagnostic deception
A naked lie
Duplicity
Fantastic forgeries and literary frauds
Shrouding the truth
To be ... or not to be the bard
They just can't be etruscted
French fraud
A thin vermeer
Not quite the surreal deal
"Con man of the year"
Fuhrer over a fraud
Murder, ink
The deadliest lies ever told
The blood libel
The protocols of the elders of Zion
Witchcraze
A big red lie
What in the name of God!
The great pretenders
The paupers who would be prince
Tsar struck
Queen-wanna-be
A school of Dauphins
The last Tsarevna?
Escapes hatched
A bloody good ruse
Cross-dressed for success
Special delivery from bondage
Sneak retreat
Out of Colditz
Gotcha!
No shot, Sherlock : an unlikely fairy tale
The weirdest thing you ever sawed
Home delivery
A ruse of one's own
Practically indecent : Alan Abel and the siege of Troy
Plucking pasta and pulling legs
Painting the town purple
Underhand pitches
Ten tricksters from scripture
Ten great liars in literature
Ten classic deceptions from Greek mythology
Ten egregious examples of modern American doublespeak

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