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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
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable

    • 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 35 ratings

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