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The Resource Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news, Kevin Young

Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news, Kevin Young

Label
Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news
Title
Bunk
Title remainder
the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Young
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
--"There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential."7Marlon JamesBunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of "truthiness "where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art
Summary
The award-winning author traces the history of the hoax as a distinct American phenomenon, exploring the roles of stereotype, suspicion and racism as factors that have shaped fraudulent activities from the heyday of P. T. Barnum through the "fake news" activities of Donald Trump
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574465
Cataloging source
MMI
Dewey number
001.9/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news
Label
Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news, Kevin Young
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3057041
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1008867978
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (560 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781555979829
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EF5BA7DC-2A13-4DA0-83CD-272DA619E505
System control number
(OCoLC)1008867978
Label
Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news, Kevin Young
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3057041
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1008867978
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (560 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781555979829
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EF5BA7DC-2A13-4DA0-83CD-272DA619E505
System control number
(OCoLC)1008867978

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