Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History

Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History

by Brianna DuMont


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Fakes, frauds, and phonies. Sounds like a book filled with criminals and delinquents, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages—and the light isn’t flattering. (We’re looking at you, George “I must not tell a lie” Washington.) Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first book in a new nonfiction middle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history’s finest. Follow the fake lives of these twelve history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous!

Famous “Phonies”:
Confucius • George Washington • Pythagoras • Hiawatha • Gilgamesh • Major William Martin • William Shakespeare • Pope Joan • Homer • Prester John • Huangdi • The Turk

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629146454
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Changed History Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Brianna DuMont is a self-proclaimed history buff with a degree in art history and archaeology as well as classics. She has traveled extensively in search of great museums and historical sites to visit. When she is home, she is an independent historian and full-time writer who is quickly becoming best friends with her local librarian. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Author's Note v

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Confucius 3

Chapter 2 George Washington 14

Chapter 3 Pythagoras 28

Chapter 4 Hiawatha 37

Chapter 5 Gilgamesh 50

Chapter 6 Major William Martin 60

Chapter 7 William Shakespeare 72

Chapter 8 Pope Joan 83

Chapter 9 Homer 92

Chapter 10 Prester John 105

Chapter 11 Huangdi 119

Chapter 12 The Turk 133

Acknowledgments 143

Notes on Sources 144

Sources 148

Image Credits 155

Index 158

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