The Sun and the moon: the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century New York

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In the summer of 1835, a series of articles published in the Sun convinced the citizens of New York that the moon was inhabited, describing such "moon life" as unicorns, beavers that walked upright, and four-foot-tall flying man-bats.
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9780465002573
9781483057682
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New York (N.Y.), New York, Moon, New York (State)
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subject_facet Day, Benjamin Henry, -- 1810-1889, Electronic books, Fraud in science -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century, Journalism -- Corrupt practices, Moon -- Miscellanea, New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century, Sun (New York, N.Y. : 1833)
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title The Sun and the moon : the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century New York
title_display The Sun and the moon : the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century New York
title_full The Sun and the moon : the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century New York / Matthew Goodman, The Sun and the moon: the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century New York [electronic resource] / Matthew Goodman, The sun and the moon [electronic resource] : the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century New York / Matthew Goodman
title_short The Sun and the moon :
title_sort sun and the moon the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century new york
title_sub the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century New York
topic Day, Benjamin Henry, 1810-1889, Fraud in science New York (State) New York History 19th century, Journalism Corrupt practices, Moon Miscellanea, New York (N.Y.) History 19th century, Sun (New York, N.Y. : 1833)
topic_facet Corrupt practices, Day, Benjamin Henry, Fraud in science, History, Journalism, Sun (New York, N.Y. : 1833)
translation Moon, New York, New York (N.Y.), New York (State)