In the concise book of lying professor sullivan tackles this most pervasive of sins using history and mythology anecdote and analysis to shed light pace the first his doomed gesture makes the point clear in some way or another we are all liars. That book took a very high moral ground and showed the obvious benefits of more truthfulness than most people practice having not read much on the subject since then i was curious about what a new look at the subject would show i found the concise book of lying to be more entertaining and encompassing than professor boks book lying. The concise book of lying user review kirkus another treatment of one of humanitys oldest traits also see jeremy campbell aboveconsidering how common lying is its a wonder that there are not more popular accounts of it. Get this from a library the concise book of lying evelin e sullivan traces the evolution of deception through time from the bible to modern day society and discusses what motivates people to lie what is involved in concocting an effective lie and what the . Get this from a library the concise book of lying evelin e sullivan one bright morning in the third century bc the philosopher diogenes set out with a lantern in search of an honest man his doomed gesture makes the point clear in some way or another we are all
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