The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer

On Order

$24.99
New MP3 CD
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Biography- General

Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

by

Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The rise and fall of the greatest medical con man of all time.

This is the enormously entertaining story of how a fraudulent surgeon made a fortune by inserting goats' testes into impotent American men. "Doctor" John Brinkley became a world renowned authority on sexual rejuvenation in the 1920s, with famous politicians and even royalty asking for his services. His nemesis was Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, but it took him fifteen years to destroy Brinkley in a dramatic courtroom showdown. In the meantime, despite mounting evidence that his quack treatments killed many patients, Brinkley became a millionaire, and his pioneering use of radio not only kick-started country music as a national force in America but also invented the whole concept of radio advertising. He became the first politician to campaign over the airwaves when he ran for governor of Kansas.

Synopsis:

Witness the rise and fall of the greatest medical con man of all time in this enormously entertaining story of how a fraudulent surgeon made a fortune by inserting goats' testes into impotent American men.

About the Author

POPE BROCK is the author of the critically acclaimed "Indiana Gothic," the story of his great-grandfather's murder in 1908. Brock has written for numerous publications, including "Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ," and the "London Sunday Times Magazine," He lives in upstate New York with his twin daughters, Molly and Hannah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400156078
Author:
Brock, Pope
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Heller, Johnny
Read:
Heller, Johnny
Author:
Heller, Johnny
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb
Media Run Time:
540

Other books you might like

  1. The Mistress's Daughter
    Sale Hardcover $1.00
  2. Dandy in the Underworld: An... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My... Used Trade Paper $1.95
  4. Madness: A Bipolar Life
    Sale Trade Paper $7.98
  5. Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front Used Trade Paper $9.95
  6. Caliban's Shore: The Wreck of the... Used Hardcover $5.50

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical

Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam New Mp3 Cd
0 stars - 0 reviews
$24.99 Backorder
Product details pages Tantor Media - English 9781400156078 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Witness the rise and fall of the greatest medical con man of all time in this enormously entertaining story of how a fraudulent surgeon made a fortune by inserting goats' testes into impotent American men.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.