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Tall Tales, Legends and Hoaxes

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Everyone has heard a story too outrageous to be true. Tall Tales, Legends, and Other Outrageous Lies 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 sew ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Fall River Press (first published 2010)
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Sarah Jowett
Jul 29, 2011 Sarah Jowett rated it really liked it
A very interesting book as it looks at not only giving you the myth vs truth of the matter but WHY we believe different types of rumors, myths and more in the first place.

The only problem was that, even though it says it's a 2010 edition, it still feels like it was written in the early 2000's, when the original was published under the "Everything" series, and is very simple in language and thoughts and ideas.

He has the ability to make it a very worth-while, thought out book so maybe next time.
Danielle Reily
Feb 16, 2012 Danielle Reily rated it liked it
This book was interesting, funny, and an easy read. The chapter on online hoaxes was out of date, but other than that it was good.
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