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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