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The Hoax
The Hoax
Author: Clifford Irving
Novelist Clifford Irving?s ?autobiography? of Howard Hughes was the literary hoax of our time. This no-holds-barred confession by the author was first published in Great Britain in 1997, where it became a best-seller. But no American hardcover house would touch it until now. Why? The answer is implicit in this ultimate caper story of daring, tre...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780786171323
ISBN-10: 0786171324
Publication Date: 7/15/2006
Pages: 9
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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interesting but very long.
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I waited and waited to get this book from my wishlist. I thought it would be so interesting to learn how Irving justified his decisions. I started reading the book and realized pretty quickly that he had no justification. He perpetuated the hoax just because he could. His arrogance turned me off completely--I couldn't even finish the book. Maybe the book could be read as a statement about the "freewheeling, anything goes" time, a good cultural period piece. As far as being a good story, though, not so much.
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This is more weird than any fiction. This is the book that brough Howard Hughes out of hiding.