Fads, Fakes, Freaks, Frauds, and Fools by William Edward Shepard

Fads, Fakes, Freaks, Frauds, and Fools

byWilliam Edward Shepard

Kobo ebook | June 13, 2015

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Author's Preface:

Our apology for writing this book is, the people need it. We are placing it before the public, because we know its truths will be eye-openers along lines much neglected, yet greatly needed.

We have endeavored to stick to the text, making the work to correspond with its title. We expect criticism, censure and possibly hatred from some sources; but we have the satisfaction, that we have written conscientiously and carefully, with the object in view to help in the right direction, but not to hinder.

Please read it with as little prejudice as possible, keeping your criticisms till you get through, and then possibly you may feel disposed to keep them still.

We have drawn our information from many sources. We wish gratefully to acknowledge the courtesy of the following for the use of copyrighted material: Collier’s, “The Great American Fraud”; Dr. William S. Sadler, “The Physiology of Faith and Fear,” published by A. C. McClurg, Chicago, Ill.; Robert E. Hicks, Specialty Salesman Magazine, South Whitley, Ind.; J. L. Nichols & Co., “Successful Business Guide,” Naperville, Ill.; Joe Mitchell Chapple, “Heart Throbs,” published by The National Magazine, Boston, Mass.; Samuel I. Jones, “Mathematical Wrinkles”; The George Matthew Adams Service of New York, three of Walt Mason’s prose poems: The Ladies’ Home Journal, extracts from the “Office Dog” page; Fleming H. Revell Company, “Is The Devil A Myth?” by Rev. C. F. Wimberly; A. L. Nichols, Capper’s Weekly, Topeka, Kans.; William Padget, “A Wonderful Servant — A Bad Boss,” and “I Had A Friend”; The Dearborn Independent, Dearborn, Mich.; B. S. Steadwell, The Light, La Crosse, Wisc.; Kenneth W. Payne, Popular Science Monthly.

Other acknowledgments are made in connection with material used. Many years ago Mr. P. T. Barnum wrote a book entitled “Humbugs of the World.” We have drawn considerably from those pages.

We send forth the book with the hope that it may do as much good as possible, save many from the pitfalls which the title suggests, and point the readers to a better life.

If it proves beneficial to you, please assist in its circulation.

Title:Fads, Fakes, Freaks, Frauds, and FoolsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 13, 2015Publisher:Jawbone DigitalLanguage:English

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