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By Michael Farquhar

We may well say that honesty is the easiest coverage, yet history—to say not anything of commercial, politics, and the media—suggests differently. during this infinitely citable e-book, the writer of 2 bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts the various maximum deceptions of all time. With what cast record did the Vatican lay declare to a lot of Europe? Who wrote Hitler’s diaries? Why do thousands nonetheless think the obscure doggerel that Nostradamus occurred as prophecy? Organizing his fabric via topic (con artists, the clicking, army trickery, clinical fraud, imposters, nice escapes, and more), Michael Farquhar takes in every thing from the hoodwinking of Hitler to Vincent “the Chin” Gigante’s thirty-year loopy act.

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

A Treasury of Deception additionally includes:

• Ten tricksters from scripture
• Ten nice liars in literature
• Ten egregious examples of contemporary American doublespeak
• Ten vintage deceptions from Greek mythology

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HICCUP . . to you! Happy . . HICCUP . . to you! Happy birthday, dear . . HICCUP! Happy . . HICCUP . . ” (“What an awful . . HICCUP . . ”) Kalli Dakos 44 Public Speaking Today’s the school speech contest. I feel a little sick. I hate to talk in front of crowds, but I’ve a little trick. I picture the whole audience is sitting right out there without a stitch of clothing on except their underwear. It’s easy then to read or talk when all the while I’m peeking. Just try it if you are like me and don’t like public speaking.

OH NO! ” HICCUP! HICCUP! “Happy . . HICCUP . . to you! Happy . . HICCUP . . to you! Happy birthday, dear . . HICCUP! Happy . . HICCUP . . ” (“What an awful . . HICCUP . . ”) Kalli Dakos 44 Public Speaking Today’s the school speech contest. I feel a little sick. I hate to talk in front of crowds, but I’ve a little trick. I picture the whole audience is sitting right out there without a stitch of clothing on except their underwear. It’s easy then to read or talk when all the while I’m peeking.

Bee, be, B, I’d rather climb a tree, than learn to spell the same old word, not just one way, but three! Sight, site, cite, I try with all my might. No matter which I finally choose, it’s not the one that’s right! There, their, they’re, enough to make you swear. Too many ways to write one sound, I just don’t think it’s fair! To, two, too, so what’s a kid to do? I think I’ll go to live on Mars, and leave this mess with ewe! ) Shirlee Curlee Bingham 39 Difficult Math Test Whoopie! A test! Whoopie!

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