We may say that honesty is the best policy, but historyto say nothing of business, politics, and the mediasuggests 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 Hitlers 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 , Michael Farquhar takes in everything from the hoodwinking of Hitler to Vincent the Chin Gigantes thirty year crazy act.A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy exposand celebrationof mendacity.A Treasury of Deception also includes Ten tricksters from scriptureTen great liars in literatureTen egregious examples of modern American doublespeakTen classic deceptions from Greek mythology...
|Title||:||A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes and Frauds|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Books 1st edition May 31, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|File Size||:||894 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes and Frauds Reviews
I have been madly recommending these books to all of my Historically inclined buddies, and some of my not-so-Historically inclined buddies, too!
I don't think I have any other Michael Farquhar books, but I will most likely buy more. This book is maybe mildly informative, but it is highly entertaining and a very easy piece of reading material....the kind best enjoyed when one is relaxed and doesn't want to ponder. Since I am a Civil War fan (don't call me a buff, I don't know what a "buff" is, but I don't like the sounds of it) I do more than enough pondering when I read, so I'm always up for something light-hearted and this Treasury of Deception does quite nicely.
The famous and the anonymous infamous are included in this light account of great liars of history.
I'm a weirdo...i love history book and reading them...this is better than that...it's a great read and very funny yet educational
This book is good but not Farquhar's best. He's a fine writer though, and I like most of his other work very much.
I got this for my nephew who is 26 . I think he enjoyed the read.
I read and enjoyed the author's book on royal scandals, and I bought this one thinking it would be comparably entertaining and interesting.