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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (305 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Farquhar Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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We may say that honesty is the best policy, but history—to say nothing of business, politics, and the media—suggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts some of the greatest deceptions of all time. With what forged document did the Vatican lay claim to much of Europe? Who wrote Hitler’s diaries? Why do millions still believe the vague doggerel that Nostradamus passed off as prophecy? Organizing his material by theme—con artists, the press, military trickery, scientific fraud, imposters, great escapes, and more—Michael Farquhar takes in everything from the hoodwinking of Hitler to Vincent “the Chin” Gigante’s thirty-year crazy act.

A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy exposé—and celebration—of mendacity.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 12/13/2013

    " Another interesting book from Michael Farquhar. I have read every one that I can get my hands on and they are all interesting bits of history and always funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimberly | 10/13/2013

    " Oh my, how we hoodwink eachother. Still, it's good for a laugh! Keep in mind that history repeats itself!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sasha Strader | 9/29/2013

    " I love Farquhar, and not just because the subliminals at the back of the book told me too. He takes history, often considered a dry and boring subject, and injects some life into it! This isn't my favorite of his books, but it's great anyway! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by keong nakal | 9/14/2013

    " am still reading it, so no comment yet so far "

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