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Hoaxes & deceptions books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Hoaxes & deceptions category. Presented with a red border are the Hoaxes & deceptions books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

The Woman Who Fooled The World Belle Gibson's cancer con, and the darkness at the heart of the wellness industry by Beau Donelly, Nick Toscano The Woman Who Fooled The World Belle Gibson's cancer con, and the darkness at the heart of the wellness industry
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Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself of terminal brain cancer by eating a healthy diet. She built a global business based on her story. There was just one problem: she never had cancer in the first place....
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Hippo Eats Dwarf by Alex Boese Hippo Eats Dwarf

The world's greatest urban myths, fakes and hoaxes, from Bonsai kittens to human-flavoured tofu
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2016

An Encyclopedia of Paranormal Hoaxes by Christopher Owen An Encyclopedia of Paranormal Hoaxes

Paranormal activity has yet to be accepted by modern culture, and these paranormal hoaxes surely aren't helping its case! Take a detailed look at some of the most famous, and infamous, otherworldly hoaxes perpetrated in recent and ancient history with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/10/2015

Bullshit! Amazing Lies and Unbelievable Truths from Around the Globe by Michael Getz Bullshit! Amazing Lies and Unbelievable Truths from Around the Globe

This book brings together some of the most weird and wonderful true (and not-so-true) tales. Together with an amazing selection of unbelievable facts, Bullshit will inform you about the real colour of hippo's milk (pink), the human-banana DNA split (50:50),...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014

The Piltdown Man Hoax Case Closed by Miles Russell The Piltdown Man Hoax Case Closed

Between 1908 and 1912, a series of amazing discoveries relating to what appeared to be the earliest human were made close to the little village of Piltdown in Sussex. A SKULL MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD' it screamed, adding that the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/11/2012

The Humbugs of the World by P. T. Barnum The Humbugs of the World

Originally published in 1866, this book explores somes of the most bizarre hoaxes, adverts and scams of the nineteenth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/02/2012

Hoaxes and Hexes Daring Deceptions and Mysterious Curses by Barbara Smith Hoaxes and Hexes Daring Deceptions and Mysterious Curses


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2011

The Hitler Diaries Fakes that Fooled the World by Charles Hamilton The Hitler Diaries Fakes that Fooled the World

For seven days in April 1983, the sensational discovery of Hitler's sixty-two volumes of secret diaries dominated the news headlines of the world. Scholars hailed the diaries as the greatest find of the century. Shocked readers followed daily instalments showing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2009

Coming Soon

Hoax: A History of Deception 5,000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies by Ian Tattersall, Peter Nevraumont Hoax: A History of Deception 5,000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies
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An enthralling exploration of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/03/2018

Other books in this genre

Unsolved History Investigating Mysteries of the Past by Joe Nickell Unsolved History Investigating Mysteries of the Past

Joe Nickell demonstrates techniques used in solving some of the most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's Bixby letter, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nickell also uses...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2005

Camera Clues A Handbook for Photographic Investigation by Joe Nickell Camera Clues A Handbook for Photographic Investigation

Joe Nickell shares his methods of identifying and dating photos and shows how to distinguish originals from copies and fakes. He discusses camera tricks, darkroom manipulations, retouching techniques, and computer technology. He concludes with a look at paranormal photography, from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2005

Abracadabra by Nathaniel Schiffman Abracadabra


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2005

Quacks Fakers and Charlatans in English Medicine by Roy Porter Quacks Fakers and Charlatans in English Medicine


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2000

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