Everything Tall Tales, Legends, and Outrageous Lies Book

Everything Tall Tales, Legends, and Outrageous Lies Book

by Nat Segaloff
     
 

Everyone has heard a story too outrageous to be true. The Everything Tall Tales, Legends, and Other Outrageous Lies Book explains how these popular misconceptions began. Inside this fascinating book, you will be entertained by the truth behind some of our favorite stories, from the real models for mythical heroes like Paul Bunyan, to the source for urbanSee more details below

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Everyone has heard a story too outrageous to be true. The Everything Tall Tales, Legends, and Other Outrageous Lies Book explains how these popular misconceptions began. Inside this fascinating book, you will be entertained by the truth behind some of our favorite stories, from the real models for mythical heroes like Paul Bunyan, to the source for urban legends like the alligators in the sewers of New York City. Packed with fascinating explanations of popular un-truths and half-truths, this book will please anyone looking for great trivia and the real stories behind American folklore.

It features:

Internet hoaxes, such as the e-mail tax and the Good Times virus

Modern urban legends, such as the Hitler diaries and the Roswell incident

Entertainment intrigues - from the suicide of George reeves, the actor who played Superman, to Elvis sightings

Consumer frauds, such as pyramid schemes and stock swindles

Folk tales about heroes such as Johnny Appleseed and John Henry

And much, much more!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580625142
Publisher:
Adams Media Corporation
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
Everything Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.86(d)

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