A Treasury of Deception (Heftet)

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

Forfatter:

Legg i ønskeliste

Forfatter:
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 320
Forlag: Penguin Putnam Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780143035442
Omtale: A Treasury of Deception
We may say that honesty is the best policy, but history to say nothing of business, politics, and the media suggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts some of the greatest deceptions of all time. With what forged document did the Vatican lay claim to much of Europe? Who wrote Hitler s diaries? Why do millions still believe the vague doggerel that Nostradamus passed off as prophecy? Organizing his material by theme (con artists, the press, military trickery, scientific fraud, imposters, great escapes, and more), Michael Farquhar takes in everything from the hoodwinking of Hitler to Vincent the Chin Gigante s thirty-year crazy act. A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy expose and celebration of mendacity.

A Treasury of Deception also includes:

Ten tricksters from scripture

Ten great liars in literature

Ten egregious examples of modern American doublespeak

Ten classic deceptions from Greek mythology

"

Til toppen

Flere bøker av Michael Farquhar: