History is full of liars Not just little white lie telling liars, but big honkin , whopper telling liars people who can convince us that even the most improbable, outrageous, nonsensical stories are true And the worst part is that we believe them Whoppers tells the story of history s greatest liars and the lies they told, providing a mix of narrative profiles of super famous liars, lies, and or hoaxes, as well as obscure episodes


10 thoughts on “Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    There have been some pretty great lies told throughout history, and some of the best have been compiled and explained in this fun and enlightening book Divided into 4 sections with 3 or four chapters each, the reader learns about well known people like P.T Barnum and Washington Irving and lesser known people like Pope Leo X and George Hull who played the Cardiff Giant prank You read about poop burgers yuck and Listerine Religious scams, Ponzi schemes and pretenders like Anna Anderson w There have been some pretty great lies told throughout history, and some of the best have been compiled and explained in this fun and enlightening book Divided into 4 sections with 3 or four chapters each, the reader learns about well known people like P.T Barnum and Washington Irving and lesser known people like Pope Leo X and George Hull who played the Cardiff Giant prank You read about poop burgers yuck and Listerine Religious scams, Ponzi schemes and pretenders like Anna Anderson was she the missing daughter of the Russian Czar There s even a section on aliens, ghosts and monsters BigFoot and Loch Ness monster lovers, beware The chapters are concise 3 4 pages each, giving just enough background knowledge to get you into the story and then unmasking, explaining, disproving This was a very fun read Full of did you knows and you ll never believe whats Highly recommended for middle school and high school readers, and I m not lying Cross posted to CHECK IT OUT


  2. Chloe Chloe says:

    I chose this book because I was interested in the title where it says History s Most Outrageous Lies and Liars Whoppers is many different liars stories of what they lied about, why they lied about that, and how they got caught What I thought was interesting about Whoppers was that it showed backstories of how the liars life was before the lie I didn t love or hate this book, because the story went a bit slow for me It was only certain stories that caught my attention and made me want to kn I chose this book because I was interested in the title where it says History s Most Outrageous Lies and Liars Whoppers is many different liars stories of what they lied about, why they lied about that, and how they got caught What I thought was interesting about Whoppers was that it showed backstories of how the liars life was before the lie I didn t love or hate this book, because the story went a bit slow for me It was only certain stories that caught my attention and made me want to knowI would recommend this book to people who aren t very picky in what they are reading, because it has all different types of stories, some relate to government, and some relate to TV game shows Overall, I personally think it s a book for flexible readers


  3. Shana Shana says:

    fun read I thought my 10 year old would get a kick out of it because we have been playing Pass The Buck,a liar s game, but actually the 13 y.o and I have mostly read it format maybe appeals to older.


  4. Brevin Brevin says:

    If you like learning about scandals, lies, schemes, and spies, then this is the book for you It was yet another book that saved me from inevitable boredom that would have come otherwise while driving to Colorado.


  5. Jonathan Maas Jonathan Maas says:

    Great book fun pieces of history Great book from Christine Siefert Just an accessible look at the varieties of people who didn t quite tell the truth throughout history, from past centuries to the modern day It is great, and I recommend it to everyone.


  6. Krista Krista says:

    Oh Snap 2019 2020 this was a good one Informational and interesting.


  7. Lisa Kizer Lisa Kizer says:

    Skimmed over a lot of the information in this book Great for younger readers who are just learning about the weird in the world around us.


  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I think I would recommend this book to a middle or highschooler that is a reluctant reader Short, interesting chapters, but I do wish the page layout had a bitpizzazz.


  9. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* says:

    Seifert, Christine Whoppers History s Most Outrageous Lies and Liars, NON FICTION 223 pgs Zest Books, 2015 13.99 Language G 0 swears, 0 f Mature Content PG Violence G There have been some pretty great lies told throughout history, and some of the best have been compiled and explained in this fun and enlightening book Divided into 4 sections with 3 or four chapters each, the reader learns about well known people like P.T Barnum and Washington Irving and lesser known people like Seifert, Christine Whoppers History s Most Outrageous Lies and Liars, NON FICTION 223 pgs Zest Books, 2015 13.99 Language G 0 swears, 0 f Mature Content PG Violence G There have been some pretty great lies told throughout history, and some of the best have been compiled and explained in this fun and enlightening book Divided into 4 sections with 3 or four chapters each, the reader learns about well known people like P.T Barnum and Washington Irving and lesser known people like Pope Leo X and George Hull who played the Cardiff Giant prank You read about poop burgers yuck and Listerine Religious scams, Ponzi schemes and pretenders like Anna Anderson was she the missing daughter of the Russian Czar There s even a section on aliens, ghosts and monsters BigFoot and Loch Ness monster lovers, beware The chapters are concise 3 4 pages each, giving just enough background knowledge to get you into the story and then unmasking, explaining, disproving This was a very fun read Full of did you knows and you ll never believe whats Highly recommended for middle school and high school readers, and I m not lying MS, HS ESSENTIAL Lisa Librarianhttp kissthebook.blogspot.com 2016


  10. Zest Books Zest Books says:

    Seifert s fun, informal but informative writing style keeps readers turning the pages to find outabout supposed ancient curses, alien activity, get rich quick schemes and fake discoveries Still, not all of the liars had nefarious designs in mind the book also highlights authors who wrote under pen names and a woman who pretended to be a man in order to fight in the Revolutionary War although two women made it in for passing as men in order to become pirates, a somewhat less noble caree Seifert s fun, informal but informative writing style keeps readers turning the pages to find outabout supposed ancient curses, alien activity, get rich quick schemes and fake discoveries Still, not all of the liars had nefarious designs in mind the book also highlights authors who wrote under pen names and a woman who pretended to be a man in order to fight in the Revolutionary War although two women made it in for passing as men in order to become pirates, a somewhat less noble career choice.Each story is a few pages long, with the liar s name, date, lie and motivation right up front, making for a quick and easy read Quizzes at the beginning of each section preview the upcoming stories, and sidebars throughout the chapters provide interesting facts about related topics sensational and entertaining overall Deseret News