The encyclopaedia of liars and deceivers / Roelf Bolt ; English-language translation by Andy Brown.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bolt, Roelf (Author)
Other Authors: Brown, Andy (Translator) (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published: London, England : Reaktion Books, 2014.
Edition:Revised edition.
Online Access:Click for online access
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, and
Physical Description:1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed June 9, 2014).