Charlatan America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

ISBN-10: 0307339890
ISBN-13: 9780307339898
Edition: 2008
Authors: Pope Brock
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Description: In 1917, after years of selling worthless patent remedies throughout the Southeast, John R. Brinkley-America7;s most brazen young con man-arrived in the tiny town of Milford, Kansas. He set up a medical practice and introduced an outlandish surgical  More...

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 1/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

In 1917, after years of selling worthless patent remedies throughout the Southeast, John R. Brinkley-America7;s most brazen young con man-arrived in the tiny town of Milford, Kansas. He set up a medical practice and introduced an outlandish surgical method using goat glands to restore the fading virility of local farmers. It was all nonsense, of course, but thousands of paying customers quickly turned 0;Dr.1; Brinkley into America7;s richest and most famous surgeon. His notoriety captured the attention of the great quackbuster Morris Fishbein, who vowed to put the country7;s 0;most daring and dangerous1; charlatan out of business. Their cat-and-mouse game lasted throughout the 1920s and 7;30s, but despite Fishbein7;s efforts Brinkley prospered wildly. When he ran for governor of Kansas, he invented campaigning techniques still used in modern politics. Thumbing his nose at American regulators, he built the world7;s most powerful radio transmitter just across the Rio Grande to offer sundry cures, and killed or maimed patients by the score, yet his warped genius produced innovations in broadcasting that endure to this day. By introducing country music and blues to the nation, Brinkley also became a seminal force in rock 7;n7; roll. In short, he is the most creative criminal this country has ever produced. Culminating in a decisive courtroom confrontation that pit Brinkley against his nemesis Fishbein,Charlatanis a marvelous portrait of a boundlessly audacious rogue on the loose in an America that was ripe for the bamboozling. From the Hardcover edition.

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