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The Museum of Hoaxes: A Collection of Pranks, Stunts, Deceptions, and Other Wonderful Stories Contrived for the Public from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium

Boese, Alex

ISBN 10: 0525946780 / ISBN 13: 9780525946786
Published by Dutton, 2002
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Quarter bound in publisher's red paper over orange boards, gilt lettering on spine, beige endpapers. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in excellent, unmarked condition. FINE/FINE. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xi, (v), 266, (3) pp. Bookseller Inventory # 21864

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Title: The Museum of Hoaxes: A Collection of Pranks...

Publisher: Dutton

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Presents an entertaining collection of hundreds of documented historical hoaxes, pranks, deceptions, and stunts that have fooled the public from the Middle Ages to the present day, from Edgar Allan Poe's literary deception to P. T. Barnum, the master hoaxer, discussing the origin of April Fool's Day, providing a Gullibility Test, and more. 50,000 first printing.

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Alex Boese is a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego, where he is completing his doctoral dissertation. He is the creator and curator of, which began in 1997 as research notes for his dissertation. His website has received acclaim from Yahoo!, as well as USA Today and other newspapers around the world.

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