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Deceptions : 21 fascinating stories of trickery and fraud--with exercises for developing reading comprehension and critical thinking skills

Author: Henry Billings; Melissa Stone Billings
Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : Jamestown Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Critical reading series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Nonfiction articles examining murder, plagiarism, bigamy, con games, secret identities, hoaxes, and psychic phenomena. Each is followed by reading comprehension and critical thinking exercises.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Billings; Melissa Stone Billings
ISBN: 0890611130 9780890611135
OCLC Number: 42369193
Notes: "Levels F-H."
Description: vi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm.
Contents: Deceptions Stories of Trickery and Fraud P.T. Barnum: The Prince of Humbug, Sarah Emma Edmonds: Union Spy, The Trojan Horse, New Era Rip-off, Ffyona Campbell, David Williams: Imposter, Marie Hilley: The Perfect Wife and Mother, Uri Geller: Is He for Real?, Janet Cooke: Disgraced Journalist, The King of Romance (and Deception), Aldrich Ames: Traitor, Rosie Ruiz: Marathon Fraud, The Hitler Diaries Hoax, Charles Stuart, Priceless Fakes, Katherine Ann Power: Life on the Run, Quiz Show Fix, Mara Hari: From Footlights to Firing Squad, The Tuskegee Experiment, The Psychic Who Wasn't, and The War of the Worlds
Series Title: Critical reading series.
Responsibility: Henry Billings, Melissa Billings.

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