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    • Bunk

    • The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
    • By: Kevin Young
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington.

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    • By Carolinkus on 11-28-17
    • The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
    • By: Kevin Young
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 11-14-17
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Brown

    • By: Kevin Young
    • Narrated by: Kevin Young
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    James Brown. John Brown's raid. Brown v. the Topeka Board of Ed. The prize-winning author of Blue Laws meditates on all things "brown" in this powerful new collection. Divided into "Home Recordings" and "Field Recordings", Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black Kansas boyhood to comment on our times.  

    Regular price: $14.00