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The museum of hoaxes : a history of outrageous pranks and deceptions

Author: Alex Boese
Publisher: New York : Plume, [2003]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Museum of Hoaxes takes you on a tour of hundreds of documented hoaxes, many collected here for the first time. Read about the curiosities and cons of the most notorious hornswogglers and flimflam men of the nineteenth century; be astounded at the imposters, pretenders, and tricksters of the twentieth. The Queen of England, Jimmy Carter, the editors of The New York Times -- no one is immune to the cunning of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Boese
ISBN: 0452284651 9780452284654
OCLC Number: 69346588
Notes: Originally published: New York : Dutton, c2002.
Description: xi, 266 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Alex Boese.

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The Museum of Hoaxes takes you on a tour of hundreds of documented hoaxes, many collected here for the first time. Read about the curiosities and cons of the most notorious hornswogglers and flimflam men of the nineteenth century; be astounded at the imposters, pretenders, and tricksters of the twentieth. The Queen of England, Jimmy Carter, the editors of The New York Times -- no one is immune to the cunning of history's hoaxers. From the origin of April Fools' Day to the Taco Liberty Bell, from Bigfoot to the War of the Worlds -- it is filled with photographs and illustrations.

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