By Michael Farquhar
We could say that honesty is the simplest coverage, yet history—to say not anything of industrial, politics, and the media—suggests differently. during this infinitely citable ebook, 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 hundreds of thousands nonetheless think the imprecise doggerel that Nostradamus occurred as prophecy? Organizing his fabric through topic (con artists, the click, army trickery, clinical fraud, imposters, nice escapes, and more), Michael Farquhar takes in every little 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 recent American doublespeak
• Ten vintage deceptions from Greek mythology
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Every once in a while I’d hear that someone famous or a friend of the family had died, and I’d start thinking about death and how I had no idea what was going to happen to me, where I would go, if I’d even be cognizant of what was going on. As my thoughts spiraled, my heart rate would quicken, I’d lose color in my face, and then I would have to lie down. During a baseball practice in college, I heard that a kid I had gone to high school with had died in a car crash. As was par for the course, I got so light-headed I had to lie down.
Fact,” he replied, pulling the paper back up and starting to read. I could feel I was about to pass out, so I stumbled away from the table and walked toward my parents’ room, where my mom was sitting on their bed. Immediately she could see there was something wrong. “Justy, you look terrible! ” she said, patting the space on the bed next to her, ushering me to sit down. I told her what my dad had said, and she tried to calm me down by telling me that obviously he had no idea what happens after we die.
Out of your league?! What fucking league are you talking about?! You are a man, she is a fucking woman! ” After that I couldn’t make out the yelling, but a few minutes later Evan stormed past me. I peered into the living room and could see my dad felt bad about what had happened. Normally after arguments, he wore a red-faced look of conviction that you see on famous world leaders addressing a hostile United Nations. This time he just looked sad. I went to bed, not wanting to agitate him. Nobody talked about what had happened those next few days.