The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake NewsAudiobook CD - 2017
Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes people so gullible. 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, and What Is It?, an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 
Copyright Date: ℗2017
Branch Call Number: CD 001.95 Y858B 2017
Characteristics: 16 audio discs (20.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in