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

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“An extraordinary saga of the most dangerous quack of all time...entrancing” -USA Today

In 1917, John R. Brinkley-Americas most brazen con man-introduced an outlandish surgical method for restoring fading male virility.

It was all nonsense, but thousands of eager customers quickly made “Dr.” Brinkley one of Americas richest men-and a national celebrity. The great quack buster Morris Fishbein vowed to put the countrys “most daring and dangerous” charlatan out of business, yet each effort seemed only to spur Brinkley to new heights of ingenuity, and the worlds of advertising, broadcasting, and politics soon proved to be equally fertile grounds for his potent brand of flimflam.

Culminating in a decisive courtroom confrontation, Charlatan is a marvelous portrait of a boundlessly audacious rogue on the loose in an America ripe for the bamboozling.

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About the Author

POPE BROCK is the author of the critically acclaimed Indiana Gothic, the story of his great-grandfathers 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.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307339898
Author:
Brock, Pope
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
History
Subject:
Brinkley, John Richard
Subject:
Quacks and quackery - United States - History
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PAGE BandW INSERT
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.23x5.08x.75 in. .59 lbs.

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