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Author Chirovici, Eugen-Ovidiu, author

Title Rumors that changed the world : a history of violence and discrimination / Eugen O. Chirovici
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages)
Contents The Number of the Beast: Nero Did Not Play the Lyre While Rome Burned -- The Bloody Road to Redemption: The Paupers' Crusade -- Bankruptcy and the Stake: The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ -- Five Centuries of Rumors: The Witch Hunts -- Violence and Fear: The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre -- A Rumor Brings a Kingdom to Ruin: The Mississippi Bubble -- When Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Enemy: The Affair of the Necklace -- Too Loud To Be True: The California Gold Rush -- Jack the Ripper: A Real Person or Just a Bunch of Rumors? -- Cannons and Rumors: The Curious Case of Noel Pemberton Billing -- The Night When They Attacked America : Hearing is not Believing -- When Death of a Democracy is Greeted with Applause: The Reichstag Fire -- The Birth of a Mythology: The Roswell Incident -- The Dictator Who Didn't Have Gold Taps: The End of Communism in Eastern Europe -- Murderous Rumors: The Rwanda Genocide -- A New Witch Hunt: The Satanic Ritual Abuse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject History -- Errors, inventions, etc.
Rumor -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1498500846 (electronic bk.)
9781498500845 (electronic bk.)