Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

by Christine Seifert


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936976980
Publisher: Zest Books
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 511,591
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Christine Seifert is a native North Dakotan, a professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a Young Adult writer. She is the author of the YA novel The Predicteds, as well as the nonfiction books Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars and The Endless Wait: Virginity in Young Adult Literature (2015). She writes for BitchMagazine and other publications, and has presented at academic conferences on such diverse topics as as Writing, Rhetoric, Twilight, and Jersey Shore.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Section 1 Tall-Tale Tellers

CH. 1 Hard-to-Believe-Anyone-Believed Stories 10

CH. 2 Exotic Fabrications 22

CH. 3 Horseplay 35

CH. 4 Stinkin' Stories 42

Section 2 Great Pretenders

CH. 5 Fakers 56

CH. 6 Inheritance Seekers 82

CH. 7 Lady Pirates & Soldiers 92

CH. 8 Pen-Named Writers 101

Section 3 Cheaters & Thieves

CH. 9 Slick Salesmen 114

CH. 10 Religious Scammers 129

CH. 11 Cheaters Never Win (Except When They Do) 145

Section 4 Aliens, Ghosts, & Creature Hoaxes

CH. 12 Little Space People 162

CH. 13 Scary Creatures 175

CH. 14 Boo! Ghosts & Spirits 190

Conclusion 207

Further Reading 209

References 213

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