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By Michael Farquhar

We may well say that honesty is the easiest coverage, yet history—to say not anything of industrial, politics, and the media—suggests differently. during this infinitely citable publication, the writer of 2 bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts many of the maximum deceptions of all time. With what cast record did the Vatican lay declare to a lot of Europe? Who wrote Hitler’s diaries? Why do thousands nonetheless think the obscure doggerel that Nostradamus befell as prophecy? Organizing his fabric through subject matter (con artists, the clicking, army trickery, medical fraud, imposters, nice escapes, and more), Michael Farquhar takes in every thing from the hoodwinking of Hitler to Vincent “the Chin” Gigante’s thirty-year loopy act.

A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy exposé—and celebration—of lying.

A Treasury of Deception additionally includes:

• Ten tricksters from scripture
• Ten nice liars in literature
• Ten egregious examples of contemporary American doublespeak
• Ten vintage deceptions from Greek mythology

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It’s all part of it. ” He glared out at the ride, slammed the door, and went back to his chair. Huffing and puffing, he slammed his fist on the cheap vinyl table. The little man was getting wound up, and I thought it might be a good time to get to the heart of the matter. ” She stood there for a moment with a greasy spatula in her hand. ” Now was the time to confront him about the death. Just ease into it. “I heard there have been some accidents in the last year. Pretty serious accidents. Am I right that someone died after falling off a ride?

I don’t think he knows anything. Well, maybe, but he did say this was a den of thieves and that I wouldn’t believe what went on here. Who knows, James? ” “Let’s have that cactus juice. ” James sipped on his beer, sprawled on the couch, his foldaway bed. “I can set it up. ” He stared at the window, holding the bottle with two hands. “Angie is staying over, Skip. ” “Here? In the trailer? ” “No. Not here. She’s in that trailer by Moe’s. It’s the yellow and white one. I should probably head over there and—” He hesitated.

Well, selling security systems wasn’t much of a job, but it was one hell of a lot better than being a carnie. Most of the time. He paused, rubbing his right hand over his chin. The tail dropped like a ton of cement and once again the riders screamed, their shrieks and the music almost breaking my eardrums. ” This guy was pissed. ” Taking a deep breath, I tried again. “Listen, Moe isn’t thinking about replacing anyone, and no, I doubt if I’ll ever figure it all out. ” He eyed me cautiously. “It’s not easy.

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