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A Treasury Of Deception

Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes and Frauds



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A Treasury Of Deception by Michael Farquhar
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We may say that honesty is the best policy, but history suggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author recounts some of the greatest deceptions of all time. With what forged document did the Vatican lay claim to much of Europe? Why do millions still believe the vague doggerel Nostradamus passed off as prophecy? Who actually wrote Hitler's diaries? All these questions and many more are answered and everything from con men to scientific fraud is taken in. A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy expose - and celebration - of mendacity.

Author Biography

Michael Farquhar is a writer and editor at the Washington Post specializing in history. He is the author of the bestsellers A Treasury of Great American Scandals and A Treasury of Royal Scandals. He appeared on the History Channel's Russia, Land of the Tsars and will be featured on a forthcoming program about the French Revolution.
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May 31st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Penguin USA
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