General Recommendations
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The artifice and craftiness of real life and fictional con artists, hoaxers, imposters, and pranksters for your April Fool's Day reading and watching.
Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes and Mistakes The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes and Mistakes Book - 2018
Cavendish Square
507.2 ONE
Catch Me If You Can Catch Me If You Can
The True Story of A Real Fake
eBook - 2002 OVERDRIVE
The Art of the Con The Art of the Con
The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World
Book - 2015
Palgrave Macmillan
702. 874 AMO
Hippo Eats Dwarf Hippo Eats Dwarf
A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S
Book - 2006
001.95 BOE
Charlatan Charlatan
America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam
Streaming Audiobook - 2008
Tantor Audio
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Can You Ever Forgive Me? DVD - 2019
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
CAN 2019-03
Candid Camera Candid Camera
Greatest Moments
DVD - 2006
Rhino Entertainment
791.4572 CAN
Catch Me If You Can Catch Me If You Can DVD - 2003
DreamWorks Home Entertainment
CAT 2019-03
The Art of Forgery The Art of Forgery
The Minds, Motives and Methods of Master Forgers
Book - 2015
Phaidon Press Limited
702. 874 CHA
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Hoopla Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Hoopla
Web Resource
The Forger's Spell The Forger's Spell
A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century
eBook - 2009 Overdrive
A Treasury of Deception A Treasury of Deception
Liars, Misleaders, Hoodwinkers, and the Extraordinary True Stories of History's Greatest Hoaxes, Fakes, and Frauds
Book - 2005
001.95 FAR
The Confidence Men The Confidence Men
How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History
Book - 2021
Random House
940.47256 FOX 2021-05
In Vino Duplicitas In Vino Duplicitas
The Rise and Fall of A Wine Forger Extraordinaire
Book - 2017
364. 163 HEL
Literary Hoaxes Literary Hoaxes
An Eye-opening History of Famous Frauds
Book - 2009
Skyhorse Pub
098.3 KAT
The Resurrection of the Romanovs The Resurrection of the Romanovs
Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery
Book - 2011
John Wiley & Sons
947.08092 ROM
The Confidence Game The Confidence Game
Why We Fall for It. .. Every Time
Book - 2016
364. 163 KON
Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me Book - 2011
Grand Central
818.607 LIE
The Queen The Queen
The Forgotten Life Behind An American Myth
Book - 2019
Little, Brown and Company
364.16309 LEV 2020-06
The Dark The Dark Book - 2013
Doubleday Canada
Paper Moon Paper Moon DVD - 2003
Paramount Pictures
The Mark Inside The Mark Inside
A Perfect Swindle, A Cunning Revenge, and A Small History of the Big Con
Book - 2012
Alfred A. Knopf
364.163 REA
The Encyclopedia of Misinformation The Encyclopedia of Misinformation
A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions, Simulations, Counterfeits, Impostors, Illusions, Confabulations, Skullduggery, Frauds, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Hoaxes, Flimflam, Pranks, Hornswoggle, Conspiracies & Miscellaneous Fakery
Book - 2018
001.96 SOR
The Eros of Thames The Eros of Thames Streaming Audiobook - 2013
Gildan Audio
Trust Me, I'm Lying Trust Me, I'm Lying Book - 2014
Delacorte Press
Hoax Hoax
A History of Deception : 5,000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies
Book - 2018
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
001.9 TAT
The Good Liar The Good Liar DVD - 2020
Warner Bros. Entertainment Canada
GOO 2020-02
The Sting The Sting DVD - 2005
Universal Distributed by Universal Studios Canada
The Thomas Crown Affair The Thomas Crown Affair DVD - 2008
MGM Home Entertainment Inc
The Grifters The Grifters eBook - 2011 OVERDRIVE
King Con King Con
The Bizarre Adventures of the Jazz Age's Greatest Imposter
Book - 2018
364.16309 WIL 2018-07
The Explorer King The Explorer King
Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax : Clarence King in the Old West
Book - 2006
551.092 KIN
Ponzi's Scheme Ponzi's Scheme
The True Story of A Financial Legend
Book - 2005
Random House
364.163 ZUC
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