The Museum of Hoaxes
A History of Outrageous Pranks and DeceptionsPaperback - 2003
The Museum of Hoaxesis a fascinating historical tour of hundreds of documented hoaxes, many collected here for the first time. Read about the curiosities and cons of the most notorious hornswogglers and flimflam men of the nineteenth century; be astounded at the imposters, pretenders, and tricksters of the twentieth. The Queen of England, Jimmy Carter, the editors of The New York Times-no one is immune to the cunning of history's hoaxers. From the origin of April Fools' Day to the Taco Liberty Bell, from Bigfoot to the War of the Worlds-and filled with photographs and illustrations .
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2003, c2002.
Characteristics: 266 pages ;,illustrations ;,21 cm.