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A colossal hoax : the giant from Cardiff that fooled America

Author: Scott Tribble
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008.
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In October 1869, as America stood on the brink of becoming a thoroughly modern nation, workers unearthed what appeared to be a petrified ten-foot giant on a remote farm in upstate New York. The discovery caused a sensation. Over the next several months, newspapers devoted daily headlines to the story and tens of thousands of Americans-including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the great showman P.T.  Read more...
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Tribble, Scott, 1975-
Colossal hoax.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008
(DLC) 2008025178
(OCoLC)231680330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Tribble
ISBN: 9780742564725 074256472X
OCLC Number: 276168602
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Preface; Chapter One. A Giant in the Earth; Chapter Two. Like Wildfire; Chapter Three. The Giant Maker; Chapter Four. Cradle to the Grave; Chapter Five. Big Business; Chapter Six. Ten Thousand Stories; Chapter Seven. Ugly Questions; Chapter Eight. The Conquering Hero; Chapter Nine. The Naked Giant; Chapter Ten. War of the Stone Giants; Chapter Eleven. Hubbub; Chapter Twelve. At His Old Tricks; Chapter Thirteen. A Tall Tale; Chapter Fourteen. Coming Home; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Scott Tribble.

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