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They Never Said It

They Never Said It Author Paul F. Boller Jr.
ISBN-10 9780199879168
Release 1990-06-14
Pages 192
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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

 Nice Guys Finish Seventh Author Ralph Keyes
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021585693
Release 1992
Pages 273
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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.

The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar

The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar Author Matt Simon
ISBN-10 9780143128687
Release 2016
Pages 272
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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.

Jonathan Edwards and the Gospel of Love

Jonathan Edwards and the Gospel of Love Author Ronald Story
ISBN-10 1558499822
Release 2012
Pages 165
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Jonathan Edwards has long epitomized the Puritan preacher as fiery scold, fixated on the inner struggle of the soul and the eternal flames of hell. In this book, Ronald Story offers a fundamentally different view of Edwards, revealing a profoundly social minister who preached a gospel of charity and community bound by love. Drawing on Edward's own sermons and notebooks, the author reveals Edwards' belief that divine love expressed in the human family should take us beyond tribalism, sectarianism, provincialism, and nationality. Edwards offers hope, in the manner of Walter Rauschenbusch, Karl Barth, Martin Luther King Jr., and other great "improvers," for the coming of a world without want and war. This book represents a new departure in Edwards studies, revising the long-standing yet misleading stereotype of a man whose lessons of charity, community, and love we need now more than ever. --from back cover.

The friends of Voltaire

The friends of Voltaire Author Evelyn Beatrice Hall
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044074344078
Release 1906
Pages 303
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The friends of Voltaire has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The friends of Voltaire also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The friends of Voltaire book for free.

The Mexican Pet More New Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites

The Mexican Pet  More  New  Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites Author Jan Harold Brunvand
ISBN-10 9780393346558
Release 1988-04-17
Pages 224
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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

Lin Shu Inc

Lin Shu  Inc Author Michael Gibbs Hill
ISBN-10 9780199892884
Release 2013
Pages 294
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Lin Shu, Inc. explores the dynamic interactions between literary translation, commercial publishing, and the politics of "traditional" Chinese culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as it traces how Lin Shu and a team of translators brought classic Western novels by Melville, Stowe, Dickens, and others to China.

The World Order Our Secret Rulers

The World Order   Our Secret Rulers Author Eustace Clarence Mullins
ISBN-10 1910220345
Release 2016-01-20
Pages 368
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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 Working Class Against Fascism

The Working Class Against Fascism Author Georgi Dimitrov
ISBN-10 LCCN:36013701
Release 1935
Pages 127
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The Working Class Against Fascism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Working Class Against Fascism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Working Class Against Fascism book for free.

Joycean Unions

Joycean Unions Author R. Brandon Kershner
ISBN-10 9789401208826
Release 2013
Pages 248
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This exciting new volume presents recent research by internationally recognised Joyce scholars from Europe and North America. EnTitled Joycean Unions: Post-Millennial Essays from East to West, it pays particular attention to contemporary Eastern and Western European perspectives on the immensely influential work of the Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941). The essays collected in this volume uncover various European sources of inspiration for Joyce’s early aesthetic theories, for the “Sirens”, “Cyclops”, “Circe” and “Eumaeus” episodes of his modernist masterwork Ulysses (1922) and for his last tour de force Finnegans Wake (1939). They present inspiring new ways of reading Joyce’s work, re-investigate the fascinating phenomenon of literary “error”, and review aspects of Joyce’s varied afterlife in Ireland and Eastern Europe. The book will be of interest to scholars, students and the general Audience interested in English literature, Modernism, European Studies, Irish Studies and of course the works of James Joyce.

Between the Covers A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers

Between the Covers  A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers Author Leland Wilson
ISBN-10 9781365754982
Release 2017-02-22
Pages 736
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-Between the Covers, A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers- is a bibliography of more than one thousand Rogers-related books including a summary and/or description of each book. This compilation covers works by Rogers, anthologies of articles about him, books concerning other individuals but which mention him, reference works, and even books on cooking and art. Users of this comprehensive work can turn to sections focused on the several identifications of the man: Native American, radio commentator, film actor, writer, aviation enthusiast, public speaker, stage performer, humorist, and philosopher.

I Love Paul Revere Whether He Rode Or Not

 I Love Paul Revere  Whether He Rode Or Not Author Richard Shenkman
ISBN-10 9780062105974
Release 2011-06-21
Pages 240
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Provocative and amusingly heretical, "I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not" (a quote attributed to Warren Harding) offers eye-opening revelations debunking long-held American legends.

The Adams Jefferson Letters

The Adams Jefferson Letters Author Lester J. Cappon
ISBN-10 9780807838921
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 690
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An intellectual dialogue of the highest plane achieved in America, the correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson spanned half a century and embraced government, philosophy, religion, quotidiana, and family griefs and joys. First meeting as delegates to the Continental Congress in 1775, they initiated correspondence in 1777, negotiated jointly as ministers in Europe in the 1780s, and served the early Republic--each, ultimately, in its highest office. At Jefferson's defeat of Adams for the presidency in 1800, they became estranged, and the correspondence lapses from 1801 to 1812, then is renewed until the death of both in 1826, fifty years to the day after the Declaration of Independence. Lester J. Cappon's edition, first published in 1959 in two volumes, provides the complete correspondence between these two men and includes the correspondence between Abigail Adams and Jefferson. Many of these letters have been published in no other modern edition, nor does any other edition devote itself exclusively to the exchange between Jefferson and the Adamses. Introduction, headnotes, and footnotes inform the reader without interrupting the speakers. This reissue of The Adams-Jefferson Letters in a one-volume unabridged edition brings to a broader audience one of the monuments of American scholarship and, to quote C. Vann Woodward, 'a major treasure of national literature.'

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Author Marvin R. Zahniser
ISBN-10 9780807839614
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 306
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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.

Cagney by Cagney

Cagney by Cagney Author James Cagney
ISBN-10 9780307768438
Release 2010-11-24
Pages 240
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This book is for the true fan of James Cagney. Mr. Cagney tells his story as no one can.

Reputation and Judicial Tactics

Reputation and Judicial Tactics Author Shai Dothan
ISBN-10 9781107031135
Release 2014-10-09
Pages 348
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This book argues that national and international courts seek to enhance their reputations through the strategic exercise of judicial power. Courts often cannot enforce their judgments and must rely on reputational sanctions to ensure compliance. One way to do this is for courts to improve their reputation for generating compliance with their judgments. When the court's reputation is increased, parties will be expected to comply with its judgments and the reputational sanction on a party that fails to comply will be higher. This strategy allows national and international courts, which cannot enforce their judgments against states and executives, to improve the likelihood that their judgments will be complied with over time. This book describes the judicial tactics that courts use to shape their judgments in ways that maximize their reputational gains.


Eisenhower Author Carlo D'Este
ISBN-10 9781627799614
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 880
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"An excellent book . . . D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." —The Washington Post Book World Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it. Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles the unlikely, dramatic rise of the supreme Allied commander. With full access to private papers and letters, Carlo D'Este has exposed for the first time the untold myths that have surrounded Eisenhower and his family for over fifty years, and identified the complex and contradictory character behind Ike's famous grin and air of calm self-assurance. Unlike other biographies of the general, Eisenhower captures the true Ike, from his youth to the pinnacle of his career and afterward.