Preview — Hoax by Ian Tattersall. World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. It covers the worlds of art, science, literature, journalism and finance. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews.
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Sort order. Dec 20, David Ward rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction , crime.
Hoax: A History of Deception: 5,000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies
This is one absolutely pointless exercise of a book. The premise sounds interesting, but the author fails to deliver. In other words, the authors have provided such a nominal amount of information on the promised subjects that it practically makes turning the pages a waste of time.
Don't bother with this volume; you could collect the same amount of information in twenty seconds on the net. View all 3 comments. Nov 26, Jenn rated it liked it Shelves: tccl , nonfiction , history , social-sciences. I honestly probably would have rated this higher, but I just finished Bunk by Kevin Young and it blew me away. This book probably suffered a little in comparison. May 25, Ronnie Cramer rated it it was ok.
I was looking forward to reading "an entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind" but the ponderous writing style and questionable editorial choices managed to kill most of my enthusiasm. Aug 12, Jamie Fuller rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction.
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The premise was really good — short two or three page articles on a historical hoax or fraud, with plenty of pictures. The Roosevelt in Blue Brown Tattersall.
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