The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers

The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers

Roelf Bolt


George Washington may perhaps by no means have instructed a lie, yet he could be the simply person—our background is affected by liars, deceivers, fraudsters, counterfeiters, and untrue lovers. The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers gathers one hundred fifty of them, every one access telling the interesting story of the liar’s factors and the folks who fell for the lies.
 
to assemble those tales of deceit, Roelf Bolt travels from precedent days to the current day, documenting a tremendous collection of legerdemain: notorious quacks, fraudulent scientists, crooks who dedicated “pseudocides” via faking their very own deaths, and forgers of artistic endeavors, layout gadgets, archaeological reveals, and files. From fake royal claims, pretend dragon’s eggs, and bogus perpetual movement machines to infrequent books, mermaid skeletons, and Stradivari violins, Bolt finds that nearly every thing has been cast or faked via a person sooner or later in background. His brief, available narratives in each one access supply biographies and normal observations on particular different types of deceit, and Bolt captures a magnificent variety of recognized figures—including Albert Einstein, Cicero, Ptolemy, Ernest Hemingway, François Mitterand, and Marco Polo—as good as those that could have remained nameless had their duplicity now not come to light.
 
humorous, stunning, or even awe-inspiring, the tales of deception during this catalog of disgrace make The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers the excellent present for all those that get pleasure from an exceptional tall tale—and these those who prefer to inform them.

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