It’s all about lying for ego, profit and/or fun. Humans have engaged in deceit since they first learned to walk on two legs. Bill Fawcett’s indispensable guide to some of history’s biggest fibbers is a must read for readers of the human condition as well as aspiring “big liars”.
“Governments, corporations, historians, and high-level braggarts of every stripe have freely engaged in the time-honored pastime of lying. You Said What? is an endlessly entertaining and outrageously edifying look at some of the biggest whoppers of all time, chock-full of deceptions, trickery, and incredible untruths both infamous and obscure.”
The book covers press conspiracies that protected FDR’s legs, as well as JFK’s sex addiction and failing health; lies that caused the decline of the Knights Templar, the Salem witch trials, and the Black Death; and big lies from the likes of Davy Crockett, Lawrence of Arabia, and Napoleon.