Urban Legends Uncovered: An Investigation into the Truth Behind the Myths

Author(s): Mark Barber

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Are urban legends no more than harmless tales of modern folklore, or is there something more sinister lurking beneath the surface? Urban Legends Uncovered investigates to reveal the truth behind the legends. From campfire classics to the paranoia that followed the events of 9/11, this compelling book takes us through hundreds of chilling stories, including how urban legends were used in The Blair Witch Project as a clever marketing tool, and how Churchill and Hitler used them in their wartime propaganda campaigns. How and why do urban legends exist? Have they been created or manipulated for political, propaganda, or marketing reasons? Don't let a good story stand in the way of the truth!


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General Fields

  • : 9781862547506
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : June 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 260
  • : 398.2091732
  • : Paperback
  • : Mark Barber