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They Never Said It

Author: Paul F. Boller Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199879168
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Abraham Lincoln never said, "You cannot fool all the people all the time." Thomas Jefferson never said, "That government is best which governs least." And Horace Greeley never said, "Go west, young man." In They Never Said It, Paul F. Boller, Jr. and John George examine hundreds of misquotations, incorrect attributions, and blatant fabrications, outlining the origins of the quotes and revealing why we should consign them to the historical trashcan. Many of the misquotes are quite harmless. Some are inadvertent misquotes that have become popular (Shakespeare actually said, "The best part of valor is discretion"), others, the inventions of reporters embellishing a story (Franklin Roosevelt never opened a speech to a DAR group with the salutation, "My fellow immigrants"). But some of the quotes, such as Charles Darwin's supposed deathbed recantation of evolution, falsify the historical record with their blatant dishonesty. And other chillingly vicious ones, filled with virulent racial and religious prejudices, completely distort the views of the person supposedly quoted and spread distrust and hatred among the gullible. These include the forged remarks attributed to Benjamin Franklin that Jews should be excluded from America and the fabricated condemnation of Catholics attributed to Lincoln. An entertaining and thought-provoking book, They Never Said It covers a great deal of history and sets it right. Going beyond a mere catalog of popular misconceptions, Boller and George reveal how rightists and leftists, and atheists and evangelists all have at times twisted and even invented the words of eminent figures to promote their own ends. The ultimate debunking reference, it perfectly complements handbooks of quotations.

Nice Guys Finish Seventh

Author: Ralph Keyes
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Many of our best known quotes are inaccurate, misattributed, or both. In this surprising and delightfully entertaining compendium of famous quotes, we learn the truth about where they came from.

Our Dishonest President

Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597144339
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Even before Donald J. Trump reached his first hundred days in office, the Los Angeles Times's Editorial Board published the first of six consecutive denunciations calling him "Our Dishonest President." The paper's condemnation of Trump's lies, his authoritarian temperament, his war on journalism, and his obsession with conspiracies was as bold as it was unprecedented, as was its call to Californians to oppose the brazen acts of a man patently unfit to preside over the republic. It prompted a tremendous response: within days, the series garnered seven million page views. Just in time for Independence Day, Heyday is proud to present a paperback of the six editorials, brought up to date with an introduction by Davan Maharaj, the Times's publisher and editor-in-chief, and by Nicholas Goldberg, the paper's editor of the editorial pages. When read in sequence the arguments gain force and momentum, delivering a formidable and indispensable critique by one of America's most important newspapers.

The World Order Our Secret Rulers

Author: Eustace Clarence Mullins
ISBN: 9781910220344
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Orwell laid down the dictum that slogans must be in Newspeak, ''War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength''. This is the program of the hegemony of parasitism through the World Order. The program of the World Order remains the same; Divide and Conquer. Orwell concludes ''1984'' with a denial that the victims of the World Order have any hope. He claims the World Order will always triumph, which is a great propaganda achievement for the hegemony of parasitism. He writes, ''If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.'' He disposes of his ''hero'', a citizen who had vainly tried to oppose the Party, by ending the book with the ''hero'' whimpering that ''He loved Big Brother''. The peoples of the world not only will never love Big Brother, but they will soon dispose of him forever.

The Mexican Pet More New Urban Legends And Some Old Favorites

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393346552
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"A uniquely entertaining book: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."—Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times "[The book] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling and even encourages the activity. . . . Many readers . . . will be gratified to know that Brunvand intends to continue this series of relaxed, unofficial excursions into popular legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds cannot afford to miss them." —Kirkus Reviews

The Wasp That Brainwashed The Caterpillar

Author: Matt Simon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014312868X
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"On a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber s anus. To find a meal, the female bolas spider releases pheromones that mimic a female moth, luring male moths into her sticky lasso web. The Glyptapanteles wasp injects a caterpillar with her young, which feed on the victim, erupt out of it, then mind-control the poor (and somehow still living) schmuck into protecting them from predators. These are among the curious critters of The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar, a jaunt through evolution s most unbelievable, most ingenious solutions to the problems of everyday life, from trying to get laid to finding food."--Publisher marketing.

Out Of Step

Author: Sidney Hook
Publisher: Harpercollins
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One of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century details the events of his career and describes meetings with people who have shaped the philosophical and political character of recent history

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Author: Marvin R. Zahniser
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807839612
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Pinckney's lifetime as a leading member of the southern oligarchy is important to an understanding of that group's assumptions about itself, its aspirations, and its exacting standards of public and private conduct for its leaders. It also provides insight into the development of the Federalist and Republican parties in the South and vividly demonstrates the effects of the national party system on the old regime of state politics in South Carolina. Originally published in 1967. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.