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The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers / Roelf Bolt.

By: Bolt, Roelf.
Call number: HV6691 B658 2014 Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2014.Edition: First edition.Description: 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm..Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781780232713 ; 1780232713Subject(s): Swindlers and swindling -- Encyclopedias. | Swindlers and swindling -- History.DDC classification: 920.0 Summary: 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.
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References and sources (pages 241-271) and 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.

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