Michael Farquhar's A Treasury of Deception: Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and PDF

By Michael Farquhar

ISBN-10: 0143035444

ISBN-13: 9780143035442

We may perhaps say that honesty is the simplest coverage, yet history—to say not anything of industrial, politics, and the media—suggests in a different way. during this infinitely citable booklet, the writer of 2 bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts a few of the maximum deceptions of all time. With what solid record did the Vatican lay declare to a lot of Europe? Who wrote Hitler’s diaries? Why do hundreds of thousands nonetheless think the obscure doggerel that Nostradamus befell as prophecy? Organizing his fabric through subject (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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More than ever, she thought fondly, after all these years. * * * Lady Sarah Lennox came down to breakfast at Holland House looking fresh and lovely, as though she had not a care in the world. 35 Her sister Lady Caroline Fox regarded her with some im­patience while her brother-in-law looked up from his plate sardonically as she fell into her chair. Lady Caroline found it difficult to forgive her for losing as she said the greatest chance that would ever come her way, for Lady Caroline was sure that had her foolish young sister played her cards as any wise girl would have done, she would now be betrothed to the King and not known throughout the Court as the girl he had jilted.

Or was she? If he could be sure ... But he was supposed to be pining for the loss of Sarah, not thinking of Hannah. No, no, he was not supposed to be doing either. He was supposed to be thinking of welcoming his bride the Princess ‘Charlotte. George forced himself to think of Charlotte. He would be a good husband to her; they would have children, and when he was a father he would cease to be bothered by romantic follies. But he could not dismiss Sarah from his mind; and while he made almost feverish preparations to receive his bride, images of Sarah continued to torment him.

I cannot wait for Charlotte’s arrival,’ declared the Princess. ’ ‘This will surely be one of the most hasty royal marriages that ever took place,’ smiled Bute. ’ Bute took her hand and kissed it tenderly; his eyes regarded her affectionately. He had good reason to feel affection for her. His fortunes had been going up ever since that day fourteen years ago when at Egham races a shower of rain had driven the late Prince of Wales into a tent and he, Bute, had been invited to join the royal party for a game of whist.

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