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Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news / Kevin Young.

Young, Kevin, 1970- (author. ).

Available copies

  • 12 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 177.3 YOU (Text) 37521530875592 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
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Lebanon PL - Lebanon 001.95 YOU (Text) 34330513193616 Adult - New Books Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello 001.95 YOUNG (Text) 37743002246728 Adult New Book Shelf Checked out 12/18/2017
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 177.3 YOU (Text) 37323005330124 NEW-BKS Available -
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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 001.95 Young (Text) 31208912553809 new non-fiction Checked out 01/05/2018
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781555977917
  • ISBN: 155597791X
  • Physical Description: 560 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-533) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Book one: A history of the hoax. One: The American museum : on the madness of crowds. ; The age of imposture ; The freaks of Dame Fortune ; Splitfoot ; Bearded ladies -- Two: Neverland : on race & other popular delusions. Cowboys & aliens ; Blood nation ; Lost boys ; The time machine -- Three: Mysteria : a sideshow. The heart is deceitful ; Eve Black -- Book two: The hoaxing of history. Four: The vampire's mirror : of imposture, forgery & monsters. Butterfly books ; Spruce goose ; Bakelite ; The vampire's wife -- Five: Hack heaven : of the journalist & the liar. Glass ceilings ; The gingerbread man ; In bad blood ; Burning down -- Six : Unoriginal sin : on plagiary, murder, bad poetry & other crimes. Blacker than thou ; Professor Plum ; Ghostbusters ; Michael Brown's body -- Coda: The age of euphemism.
Summary, etc.: "Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the most insidious American hoax of all. This brilliant and timely work asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of 'truthiness' where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject: Truth.
Hoaxes > History.
Deception > History.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.

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