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The Sun and the Moon : The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-bats in Nineteenth-century New York (Paperback)

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"The Sun and the Moon is addictive, a mesmerizing story of a great hoax and the old New York where it came to pass wonderfull"---Kevin Baker, author of Dreamland and Paradise Alley

On August 26. 1835, a series of six articles in a fledgling newspaper reported the existence of life on the moon-including unicorns. beavers that walked on their hind legs, and four-foot-tall flying man-bats. In a matter of weeks it was the most widely circulated newspaper story of the era. and the New York Sun. a working-class upstart, became the most widely read paper in the world. An exhilarating narrative history of a divided city on the cusp of greatness and a crew of writers, editors, and charlatans who stumbled on a new kind of journalism. The Sun and the Moon tells the surprisingly true stroy of the penny papers that made America a nation of newspaper readers.

"Mr. Goodman has managed not only to give us a ripping good newspaper yarn but also to illuminate life in the nation's largest city in the early part of the nineteenth century."---Wall Street Journal

"Mr. Goodman's hucksterish subtitle lives up to its remarkable promise."---New York Times

"[A] delightful history."---Los Angeles Times

"Highly entertaining."---Boston Globe

Told in rich, historic detial, The Sun and the Moon, brings the raucous world of 183os New York to life."---Tucson Citizen


Publisher Basic Books
Mfg Part# 9780465019007
SKU 211970769
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0465019005
Release Date 6/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0350
Publisher Basic Books (AZ)
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