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They Never Said It

A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions

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They Never Said It by Paul F Boller
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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.

Author Biography

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
Release date Australia
June 1st, 1990
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
192
Dimensions
140x215x12
ISBN-13
9780195064698
Product ID
1808630

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