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Publisher's Summary

Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History’s Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes and Frauds
Best-selling author Michael Farquhar is a writer and editor for The Washington Post. A Treasury of Deception is a tongue-in-cheek commemoration of those who attempted to pull off the greatest scams. Conmen, tricksters, charlatans, impostors, and downright liars seeking wealth, 15 minutes of fame, or the alleviation of blame rely upon the maxim that “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
©2005 Michael Farquhar (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
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A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy exposé—and celebration—of mendacity.” ( Booklist)
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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 10-01-11

A Treasury of Deception

A good book. A few of the deceptions were old and used, but still produced a lot of grins. It was what writing is-amusing, thought provoking, fun, the thrill of hearing something for the first time, an exersise in learning, and very well read as a bonus. Perhaps in the next book the author could include Ponzi rip offs and selling mid east wars with alegations of WMDs.

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