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- 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
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.
- By Carolinkus on 11-28-17
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