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The Giant and how he humbugged America, Jim Murphy

Label
The Giant and how he humbugged America
Title
The Giant and how he humbugged America
Statement of responsibility
Jim Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An account of how the Cardiff Giant mystery snowballed into one of America's biggest money-making spectacles--and scams. Author Jim Murphy explores the power of 19th-century media and the unexpected ripple effect that a single corrupt mastermind can produce when given a stage
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10143393
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jim
Dewey number
974.7/65
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1210L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
F129.C27
LC item number
M87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Cardiff giant
  • Forgery of antiquities
  • Cardiff giant
  • Forgery of antiquities
  • Cardiff (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • Cardiff (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The Giant and how he humbugged America, Jim Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-108) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discovery -- Word spreads -- The scientists' opinions -- Open for business -- Changes -- Embarrassing accusations -- The ugly truth -- A giant move -- Enter Barnum -- Giant problems all around -- A giant farewell -- A final resting place -- Other famous hoaxes
Control code
907120
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9780439691840
Lccn
2011036798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780439691840
Label
The Giant and how he humbugged America, Jim Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-108) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discovery -- Word spreads -- The scientists' opinions -- Open for business -- Changes -- Embarrassing accusations -- The ugly truth -- A giant move -- Enter Barnum -- Giant problems all around -- A giant farewell -- A final resting place -- Other famous hoaxes
Control code
907120
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9780439691840
Lccn
2011036798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780439691840

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