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American Goliath

by Harvey Jacobs

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Wow! Fans of Flannery O'Connor will love this unique picaresque novel. Highly recommended. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312194382, Paperback)

The slumbering giant awakens! In 1869, well-diggers in upstate New York discovered a stone man of gigantic proportions. The "find" became an instant sensation. But was he a petrified man from the time of Genesis? A statue from antiquity?

This "Cardiff Giant" was in fact the brainchild of George Hull, scion of a wealthy cigar manufacturer. Their fantabulous story-published to great acclaim in hardcover-proves that at 128 years young Goliath still knows how to pack the house!

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A fictionalized account of the 1869 Cardiff Giant hoax perpetrated by George Hull, heir to a cigar fortune. On hearing reports that giants may have inhabited prehistoric America, he has sculptors make a huge statue, buries it on a farm in Cardiff, New York, and digs it up, claiming a find. Lots of people fall for it.… (more)

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