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The encyclopaedia of liars and deceivers

Roelf Bolt author. Andy Brown translator.

Revised edition.. 2014

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  • Title:
    The encyclopaedia of liars and deceivers
  • Author: Roelf Bolt author.
  • Andy Brown translator.
  • Description: Cover; The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction; An A to Z of 150 Case Studies; References and Sources; Photo Acknowledgements; Index
    George Washington may never have told a lie, but he may be the only person-our history is littered with liars, deceivers, fraudsters, counterfeiters, and unfaithful lovers. The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers gathers 150 of them, each entry telling the intriguing tale of the liar's motives and the people who fell for the lies. To collect these stories of deceit, Roelf Bolt travels from ancient times to the present day, documenting a huge assortment of legerdemain: infamous quacks, fraudulent scientists, crooks who committed "pseudocides" by faking their own deaths, and
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: London, England : Reaktion Books
  • Format: 1 online resource (280 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-78539-228-X;ISBN 1-78023-312-4
  • Subjects: Swindlers and swindling -- Encyclopedias; Swindlers and swindling -- History; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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