(September 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
1996-09-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN
1-56389-252-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941207186 00111
Editing
Jim Higgins
Color
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Matte interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Inks
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Colors
Tom McCraw
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Indexer Notes

Letterers for interior sequences are listed as a group on page below indicia: Bob Lappan, Gail Becket, Kevin Cunningham, Agnes Pinaha, and Phil Felix.

The Big Book of Hoaxes (Table of Contents: 1)

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Mark A. Nelson
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Mark A. Nelson
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Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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The Art of the Hoax (Table of Contents: 3)

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter One: The Art of the Hoax.

Manufacturing Musical Masterpieces (Table of Contents: 4)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Letters
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Characters
Fritz Kreisler

Billy Tipton's Secret (Table of Contents: 5)

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Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Rian Hughes
Inks
Rian Hughes
Letters
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The Man Who Made Genuine Fakes (Table of Contents: 6)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Eric Shanower
Inks
Eric Shanower
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Characters
Alceo Dossena

Elmyr de Hory (Table of Contents: 7)

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Script
Steve Vance
Pencils
Joe Brozowski [as J. J. Birch]
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Joe Brozowski [as J. J. Birch]
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Indexer Notes

Mis-titled in copyright section as "Elmer DeHory".

The "Autobiography" of Howard Hughes (Table of Contents: 8)

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Script
Steve Vance
Pencils
Graham Higgins
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Graham Higgins
Letters
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The Hitler Diaries (Table of Contents: 9)

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Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Jim Fern
Inks
Jim Fern
Letters
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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Table of Contents: 10)

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Script
Steve Vance
Pencils
Tom Sutton
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Tom Sutton
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Media Hoaxes (Table of Contents: 11)

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Two: Media Hoaxes.

The BBC Riot Panic (Table of Contents: 12)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Lee Moder
Inks
Lee Moder
Letters
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War of the Worlds (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
Steve Vance
Pencils
Ty Templeton
Inks
Ty Templeton
Letters
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The Many Hoaxes of Ben Franklin (Table of Contents: 14)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
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The Mother of all "Get-Rich-Quick" Schemes (Table of Contents: 15)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Alex Wald
Inks
Alex Wald
Letters
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The Sun and the Moon (Table of Contents: 16)

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Script
Steve Vance
Pencils
Michael T. Gilbert
Inks
Michael T. Gilbert
Letters
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The Balloon Hoax of Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
Steve Vance
Pencils
George Freeman
Inks
George Freeman
Letters
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A Fit of Presidential Pique (Table of Contents: 18)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Paul Guinan
Inks
Paul Guinan
Letters
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The Animals are Loose (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Roger Langridge
Inks
Roger Langridge
Letters
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The Four Reporters and the Boxer Rebellion (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
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The Teddy Bear Hoax (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Prentis Rollins
Inks
Prentis Rollins
Letters
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Hearst's Hoaxes (Table of Contents: 22)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
James Romberger
Inks
James Romberger
Letters
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Reprints

The Killer Hawk of Chicago (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Hilary Barta
Inks
Hilary Barta
Letters
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Lou Mortison's Lester Green and his Homespun Ingenuity (Table of Contents: 24)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Terry Beatty
Inks
Terry Beatty
Letters
?

Joe McCarthy's List (Table of Contents: 25)

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Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Peter Kuper
Inks
Peter Kuper
Letters
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Janet Cooke and the Pulitzer Prize (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Derec Aucoin
Inks
Derec Aucoin
Letters
?

Scientific Hoaxes (Table of Contents: 27)

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Letters
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Three: Scientific Hoaxes.

The Bunny Mommy (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
?

Characters
Mary Toft

The Piltdown Man (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Graham Manley
Inks
Graham Manley
Letters
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Cottingley Fairy Photos (Table of Contents: 30)

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Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Frank Quitely
Inks
Frank Quitely
Letters
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Bill Stump's Stone (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Howard Cruse
Inks
Howard Cruse
Letters
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Psychic Researcher (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Karen Platt
Inks
Karen Platt
Letters
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Characters
Jay Levy

Sperm Doctorer (Table of Contents: 33)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Shepard Hendrix
Inks
Shepard Hendrix
Letters
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Characters
Cecil Jacobson

David Rorvik and the Cloning of a Man (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Gahan Wilson
Inks
Gahan Wilson
Letters
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Mass Hysteria (Table of Contents: 35)

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Four: Mass Hysteria.

Sawing Manhattan in Half (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Rick Parker
Inks
Rick Parker
Letters
?

The Possessed Nuns of Loudun (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
J. M. Beroy
Inks
J. M. Beroy
Letters
?

Tulip Mania (Table of Contents: 38)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Ed Hannigan
Inks
Ed Hannigan
Letters
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The Toughest Town West of Chicago (Table of Contents: 39)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Ralph Reese
Inks
Ralph Reese
Letters
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The Silver Lake Serpent (Table of Contents: 40)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Mark A. Nelson
Inks
Mark A. Nelson
Letters
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Impostors and Fakers (Table of Contents: 41)

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Five: Impostors and Fakers.

The Peculiar Case of Princess Caraboo (Table of Contents: 42)

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Script
Steve Vance
Pencils
Jason Lutes
Inks
Jason Lutes
Letters
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Doin' a Brodie (Table of Contents: 43)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
Tayyar Ozkan
Inks
Tayyar Ozkan
Letters
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The Formosan Cannibal (Table of Contents: 44)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils
Randy DuBurke
Inks
Randy DuBurke
Letters
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Characters
George Psalmanazar

The Captain of Kopenick (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
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Hoaxing the King (Table of Contents: 46)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Rodney Ramos
Inks
Rodney Ramos
Letters
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Impostor Extraordinaire (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils
D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman
Inks
D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman
Letters
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The Dreadnought Hoax (Table of Contents: 48)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Ted Slampyak
Inks
Ted Slampyak
Letters
?

Paglino (Table of Contents: 49)

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Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
Nathaniel R. Merriam
Inks
Nathaniel R. Merriam
Letters
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Marathon Phony (Table of Contents: 50)

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Script
Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils
Christian Alamy
Inks
Christian Alamy
Letters
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Characters
Rosie Ruiz

The Man Who Talked Too Much (Table of Contents: 51)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Robin Smith
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Robin Smith
Letters
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Characters
George DuPre

Pranksters and Scam Artists (Table of Contents: 52)

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Six: Pranksters and Scam Artists.

Joey Skaggs (Table of Contents: 53)

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Script
Steve Vance
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Letters
?

Hollywood's King of Ballyhoo (Table of Contents: 54)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Paul Pope
Inks
Paul Pope
Letters
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Characters
Harry Reichenback

Prince of Jokers (Table of Contents: 55)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Steve Lieber
Inks
Steve Lieber
Letters
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Characters
Brian G. Hughes

The Unrepentent Prankster (Table of Contents: 56)

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Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Jose Maria Sauri
Inks
Jose Maria Sauri
Letters
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Characters
Hugh Troy

Cream Pie Charlie (Table of Contents: 57)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
Gary Fields
Inks
Gary Fields
Letters
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Ponzi Discovers Money (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Greg LaRocque
Inks
Greg LaRocque
Letters
?

The Health Dividend (Table of Contents: 59)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
Jay Stephens
Inks
Jay Stephens
Letters
?

The Man Who Sold New York (Table of Contents: 60)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
Letters
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Characters
George Parker

Frederick Von Mierers (Table of Contents: 61)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Posey
Pencils
Hunt Emerson
Inks
Hunt Emerson
Letters
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The Whiz Kid of Wall St. (Table of Contents: 62)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Sifakis
Pencils
David G. Klein
Inks
David G. Klein
Letters
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Characters
Barry Minkow

Queen of the Lonely Hearts (Table of Contents: 63)

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Script
Paul M. Yellovich
Pencils
Colin MacNeil
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Colin MacNeil
Letters
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Scams (Table of Contents: 64)

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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Seven: Scams.

The Badger Game (Table of Contents: 65)

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Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Steve Liealoha
Inks
Steve Liealoha
Letters
?

Doing the Mall Check Hustle (Table of Contents: 66)

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Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
Bill Alger
Inks
Bill Alger
Letters
?

The Panel Game (Table of Contents: 67)

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Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
Bruce Patterson
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Bruce Patterson
Letters
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The Crapper Hustle (Table of Contents: 68)

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Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
Hermann A. Mejia
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Hermann A. Mejia
Letters
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Murphy Man (Table of Contents: 69)

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Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Ned Sonntag
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Ned Sonntag
Letters
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The Mary-Ellen Mob (Table of Contents: 70)

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Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
Gregory Benton
Inks
Gregory Benton
Letters
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Gas Game (Table of Contents: 71)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Kim Hagen
Inks
Kim Hagen
Letters
?

3 Card Monte (Table of Contents: 72)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Gordon Purcell
Inks
Gordon Purcell
Letters
?

Pigeon Drop (Table of Contents: 73)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Omaha Perez
Inks
Omaha Perez
Letters
?

Dog Scam (Table of Contents: 74)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Feliks Dobrin
Inks
Feliks Dobrin
Letters
?

Pickpockets (Table of Contents: 75)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Terry Austin
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
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The Obituary Hustle (Table of Contents: 76)

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Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Andrew Pepoy
Inks
Andrew Pepoy
Letters
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Front End Scams (Table of Contents: 77)

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Script
George Hagenauer
Pencils
S. M. Taggart
Inks
S. M. Taggart
Letters
?

The Service Station Racket (Table of Contents: 78)

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Script
Tom Peyer
Pencils
Gabriel Morrissette
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Gabriel Morrissette
Letters
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Copyright Information (Table of Contents: 79)

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Biographies (Table of Contents: 80)

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Indexer Notes

Short biographies on the writers and artists featured in the book.

Bibliography (Table of Contents: 81)

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Indexer Notes

List of sources.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Hoaxes
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. The Art of the Hoax
  5. 4. Manufacturing Musical Masterpieces
  6. 5. Billy Tipton's Secret
  7. 6. The Man Who Made Genuine Fakes
  8. 7. Elmyr de Hory
  9. 8. The "Autobiography" of Howard Hughes
  10. 9. The Hitler Diaries
  11. 10. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
  12. 11. Media Hoaxes
  13. 12. The BBC Riot Panic
  14. 13. War of the Worlds
  15. 14. The Many Hoaxes of Ben Franklin
  16. 15. The Mother of all "Get-Rich-Quick" Schemes
  17. 16. The Sun and the Moon
  18. 17. The Balloon Hoax of Edgar Allan Poe
  19. 18. A Fit of Presidential Pique
  20. 19. The Animals are Loose
  21. 20. The Four Reporters and the Boxer Rebellion
  22. 21. The Teddy Bear Hoax
  23. 22. Hearst's Hoaxes
  24. 23. The Killer Hawk of Chicago
  25. 24. Lou Mortison's Lester Green and his Homespun Ingenuity
  26. 25. Joe McCarthy's List
  27. 26. Janet Cooke and the Pulitzer Prize
  28. 27. Scientific Hoaxes
  29. 28. The Bunny Mommy
  30. 29. The Piltdown Man
  31. 30. Cottingley Fairy Photos
  32. 31. Bill Stump's Stone
  33. 32. Psychic Researcher
  34. 33. Sperm Doctorer
  35. 34. David Rorvik and the Cloning of a Man
  36. 35. Mass Hysteria
  37. 36. Sawing Manhattan in Half
  38. 37. The Possessed Nuns of Loudun
  39. 38. Tulip Mania
  40. 39. The Toughest Town West of Chicago
  41. 40. The Silver Lake Serpent
  42. 41. Impostors and Fakers
  43. 42. The Peculiar Case of Princess Caraboo
  44. 43. Doin' a Brodie
  45. 44. The Formosan Cannibal
  46. 45. The Captain of Kopenick
  47. 46. Hoaxing the King
  48. 47. Impostor Extraordinaire
  49. 48. The Dreadnought Hoax
  50. 49. Paglino
  51. 50. Marathon Phony
  52. 51. The Man Who Talked Too Much
  53. 52. Pranksters and Scam Artists
  54. 53. Joey Skaggs
  55. 54. Hollywood's King of Ballyhoo
  56. 55. Prince of Jokers
  57. 56. The Unrepentent Prankster
  58. 57. Cream Pie Charlie
  59. 58. Ponzi Discovers Money
  60. 59. The Health Dividend
  61. 60. The Man Who Sold New York
  62. 61. Frederick Von Mierers
  63. 62. The Whiz Kid of Wall St.
  64. 63. Queen of the Lonely Hearts
  65. 64. Scams
  66. 65. The Badger Game
  67. 66. Doing the Mall Check Hustle
  68. 67. The Panel Game
  69. 68. The Crapper Hustle
  70. 69. Murphy Man
  71. 70. The Mary-Ellen Mob
  72. 71. Gas Game
  73. 72. 3 Card Monte
  74. 73. Pigeon Drop
  75. 74. Dog Scam
  76. 75. Pickpockets
  77. 76. The Obituary Hustle
  78. 77. Front End Scams
  79. 78. The Service Station Racket
  80. 79. Copyright Information
  81. 80. Biographies
  82. 81. Bibliography
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