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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.
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