The Humbugs of the World

Cover of book The Humbugs of the World
Categories: Nonfiction

“The greatest humbug of all is the man who believes — or pretends to believe — that everything and everybody are humbugs.”
An entertaining and humorous book from Phineas Taylor Barnum, an American show


man, businessman, and entertainer, the first “show business” millionaire. Called by some “The Prince of Humbugs”, he saw no harm in the artists or traders using humbugs, but despised those who earn money by fraud and cheating, especially mediums, popular figures of that time. In his book “The Humbugs of the World” he offered half a million dollars to the one who would able to prove one’s contact with the dead without any cheating.

The Humbugs of the World
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