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They Never Said It By Paul F. Boller (Professor of History Emeritus, Texas Christian University)

They Never Said It
by Paul F. Boller (Professor of History Emeritus, Texas Christian University)

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A reference work that sifts through hundreds of misquotations, wrong attributions, and blatant fabrications to reveal the origins of famous quotes.
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They Never Said It Summary


They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions by Paul F. Boller (Professor of History Emeritus, Texas Christian University)

An entertaining and yet thought-provoking book that sifts through hundreds of misquotations, incorrect attributions, and blatant fabrications to reveal the origins of the quotes and why they should be confined to the 'They Never Said It' file. Boller and George's ultimate 'debunking' reference work sets straight several historical records, proving amongst other things that 'Let them eat cake' was a well-worn phrase long before Marie Antoinette was born that although W. C. Fields fervently believed 'Anybody who hates children and dogs can't be all bad', credit for the quote must go to someone introducing Fields at a dinner party. They Never Said It is the perfect complement to dictionaries of quotations.

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They Never Said It Reviews


`serves an important purpose in setting the record straight about certain historical figures, Hampstead & Highgate Express
`an excellent source' Evening Advertiser
'An infectiously browsable book.' Ray Olson
'You cannot fool all the people all of the time (not Abraham Lincoln), and the authors of this carefully researched and readable treasury help to put the records as straight as they are ever likely to be. [But] sticklers for accuracy, and those who like dropping bits of useless information to liven flagging conversations, will find this a source of delight.' Manchester Evening News
'well-researched' Daily Mail
'an excellent source for those of us not well read enough to know even the misquotations' Evening Advertiser
an amusing collection of quotations' Paul Thomas, Slough, Eton & Windsor Observer
'an amusing collection of quotations' Berks & Bucks Observer
'The anthology is huge fun, but is serious enough to make us think hard too.' Bath & West Evening Chronicle

About Paul F. Boller (Professor of History Emeritus, Texas Christian University)


Paul F. Boller is Professor of History Emeritus at Texas Christian University and John George is Profesor of Political Science and Sociology, Central State University, Oklahoma

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They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions by Paul F. Boller (Professor of History Emeritus, Texas Christian University)
Paul F. Boller (Professor of History Emeritus, Texas Christian University)
Used - Very Good
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Oxford University Press Inc
1990-06-01
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0195064690
9780195064698
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