Re: Non-Fiction that proves to be Fiction
Fascinating. I wonder whether Clausen was caught out because of discrepencies/misinformation in the book? (I'm willing to look at Telegraph links but Daily Mail is a step too far, so don't know whether exposure was explained there.) Early in 20th century there was a chap in US much like this one: claimed to have been living a similar life in Maine forests and, briefly, was very famous indeed for supposed exploits.
As for thread title, surely the most notorious and for all I know the most harmful example is Protocols of the Elders of Zion . . .
the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on the dissecting table. . .