The Giant and How He Humbugged America Jim Murphy

ISBN: 9780439691840

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112 pages


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The Giant and How He Humbugged America  by  Jim  Murphy

The Giant and How He Humbugged America by Jim Murphy
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Two-time Newbery Honor Book author has written an amazing account of one of Americas most famous hoaxes!When a 10-foot tall purported petrified man is unearthed from a backyard in upstate New York in 1869, the discovery immediately turns into aMoreTwo-time Newbery Honor Book author has written an amazing account of one of Americas most famous hoaxes!When a 10-foot tall purported petrified man is unearthed from a backyard in upstate New York in 1869, the discovery immediately turns into a spectacle of epic proportions.

News of the giant spreads like wildfire, and well over a thousand people come to view him in the first five days alone!Everyone has their own idea of his true origin: Is he an ancient member of the local Onandaga Indian tribe? Is he a biblical giant like Goliath? Soon the interests of world-renowned scientists and people from around the globe are piqued as arguments flare over who he is, where he came from, and if he is real--or just a hoax.In a riveting account of how the Cardiff Giant mystery snowballed into one of America’s biggest money-making spectacles--and scams--Jim Murphy masterfully explores the power of 19th-century media and the unexpected ripple effect that a single corrupt mastermind can produce when given a stage.



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