This is a great book. It is full of people and events that were perpetrated by humbugs. It could be written about people today, our government and the internet. The stories will let you know how to spot when your being had.
One section I enjoyed was about Grizzly Adams. He’s nothing like the show. This shows what the guy had for pluck.
You’ll note how the scams of the past are the same ones on the internet with almost no need to adjust them.
The sections about humbugs in speculation fit so well especially today. The tulip wars and the way the USA housing speculation is going is so similar. Before that you have some other good examples in the past that brought countries to there knees.
He covers the humbugs of spiritualism, voodoo, and witchcraft. In fact he gives you magic charms and spells from the day and tells you to try and get them to work.
He covers governmental humbugs, and how they abuse their office, mostly to make a buck off you…
Always popular are the ways your consumables are adulterated. He lists specifically what was being done to certain foods.
P.T. Barnum wasn’t against a person making a buck. He was against people not giving you equitable return for that buck.
Here’s the link to the free ebook download.