Famous Phonies (Hardcover)

Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History

By Brianna Dumont

Sky Pony Press, 9781629146454, 160pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2014

List Price: 14.95*
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Fakes, frauds, and phonies. Sounds like a book filled with criminals and delinquents, doesn't it? Well, it's not. Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages--and the light isn't flattering. (We're looking at you, George "I must not tell a lie" Washington.) Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first book in a new nonfiction middle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history's finest. Follow the fake lives of these twelve history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous

Famous "Phonies"
Confucius - George Washington - Pythagoras - Hiawatha - Gilgamesh - Major William Martin - William Shakespeare - Pope Joan - Homer - Prester John - Huangdi - The Turk

About the Author

Brianna DuMont is a self-proclaimed history buff with a degree in art history and archaeology as well as classics. She has traveled extensively in search of great museums and historical sites to visit. When she is home, she is an independent historian and full-time writer who is quickly becoming best friends with her local librarian. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.