Hoaxes, Fakes and Frauds

Library Connexions

Connexions between books, and more, @ the Library.

False information is everywhere. The library will be offering a presentation on Fake News this fall. Registration is now open for two sessions :
on Thursday, November 23 from 1:30 – 3:30
or Tuesday, November 28 from 1:30 – 3:30.

In the meantime, this selection offers you a cross section of connexions from our collection, for your ….information!

The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking
by Brooke Borel
An accessible, one stop guide to the why, what, and how of contemporary fact-checking, in order to answer the ultimate question: “How do I know this is true?”

The Museum of Hoaxes : A Collection of Pranks, Stunts, Deceptions, and Other Wonderful Stories Contrived for the Public from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium
by Alex Boese
A fascinating historical tour of hundreds of documented hoaxes.

The Ultimate Book of Impostors : Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds
by Ian Graham
History is littered with people pretending to be someone else.  Here are the astonishing true stories behind over one hundred of the craziest and funniest phonies in history.

Fakes & Forgeries : The True Crime Stories of History’s Greatest Deceptions : The Criminals, the Scams, and the Victims
by Brian Innes
Read the stunning details behind some of the world’s greatest scams, with the inside story of how and why these tricksters implemented their fakes, fascinating facts about their frauds, and new insights into how the forgeries often went undetected for years.

Is That a Fact? : Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life
by Joe Schwarcz
Dr. Schwarcz helps you separate fact from fiction amid the storm of misinformation that today’s media throws at us.

Proofiness : The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception
by Charles Seife
More and more, our society is being shaped by masters of proofiness: the art of using bogus mathematical arguments to prove something that is not true.

The Art of the Con : The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World
by Anthony M. Amore
The untold stories of some of history’s most notorious art cons – and the secret history of fakes, frauds, and forgeries in the art world.

Broadcast Hysteria : Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News
by A. Brad Schwartz
Schwartz retells the story of Welles’s famed radio play and its impact on American broadcasting.

Spot Fake News and Stay Informed!






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