Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

Pope Brock


“An outstanding saga of the main risky quack of all time...entrancing” –USA at the present time

In 1917, John R. Brinkley–America’s such a lot brazen con man–introduced an outlandish surgical technique for restoring fading male virility.

It used to be all nonsense, yet hundreds of thousands of keen shoppers quick made “Dr.” Brinkley one in every of America’s richest men–and a countrywide superstar. the nice quack buster Morris Fishbein vowed to place the country’s “most bold and hazardous” charlatan into chapter 11, but each one attempt appeared simply to spur Brinkley to new heights of ingenuity, and the worlds of ads, broadcasting, and politics quickly proved to be both fertile grounds for his powerful model of flimflam.

Culminating in a decisive court docket disagreement, Charlatan is a fabulous portrait of a boundlessly audacious rogue at the unfastened in an the United States ripe for the bamboozling.

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