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Author: Paul F Boller; John H George
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boller, Paul F.
They never said it.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 88022115
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul F Boller; John H George
ISBN: 0198022220 9780198022220 1280525037 9781280525032 1601297750 9781601297754
OCLC Number: 1017993728
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic recource (xxv, 159 pages))
Contents: Adams, John; Addison, Joseph; Allen, Ethan; Armstrong, Neil; Beria, Lavrenti; Bible; Bogart, Humphrey; Boyer, Charles; Brezhnev, Leonid; Burke, Edmund; Butler, Samuel; Cagney, James; Cambronne, Pierre Jacques Etienne; Carlyle, Thomas; Cervantes, Miguel de; Churchill, Winston; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cohen, Israel; Colson, Charles; Communist Party Directive; Congreve, William; Coolidge, Calvin; Darwin, Charles; Devereux, James P. S.; Dimitrov, Georgi; Disraeli, Benjamin; Donaldson, Sam; Durocher, Leo; Edison, Thomas Alva; Eisenhower, Dwight D.; Emerson, Ralph Waldo; Fields, W. C. Francis IFranklin, Benjamin; Frietchie, Barbara; Gaither, Rowan; Galileo; Garbo, Greta; Garfield, James A.; Gaulle, Charles de; Gibbon, Edward; Gipp, George; Goering, Hermann; Goldwater, Barry M.; Goldwyn, Sam; Gordon, Sol; Greeley, Horace; Hall, Gus; Hecht, Ben; Hitler, Adolf; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.; Holmes, Sherlock; Hoover, Herbert; Hopkins, Harry; Howard, Roy; Humanist Manifesto II; Ickes, Harold; Ingersoll, Robert G.; Jackson, Andrew; Japanese Government Memo; Jefferson, Thomas; Jones, John Paul; Kant, Immanuel; Kautsky, Karl; Khrushchev, Nikita; Kissinger, Henry Knights of ColumbusLawrence, James; Lenin, Vladimir Ilyitch; Lincoln, Abraham; Long, Huey; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt; Louis XIV; Maguire, William A.; Mankiewicz, Herman; Manuilsky, Dimitri; Marie Antoinette; Marx, Groucho; Mather, Cotton; Napoleon I [Napoleon Bonaparte]; Nash, Ogden; Newton, Sir Isaac; Nixon, Richard M.; O'Hair, Madalyn Murray; Otis, James; Paine, Thomas; Pepys, Samuel; Pershing, John J.; Pétain, Marshal Henri Philippe; Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth; Prescott, William; The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion; Rabinovich, Rabbi Emanuel; Reagan, Ronald; Reed, John Reuther, WalterRogers, Will; Roosevelt, Franklin D.; Rules for Revolution; Scholz, Jackson; Sévigné, Marquise de; Shaw, George Bernard; Sheridan, Philip; Sherman, William Tecumseh; Stalin, Josef; Sutton, Willie; Taft, Robert A.; Talmud; Tocqueville, Alexis de; Twain, Mark; Voltaire [Jean François Arouet]; Washington, George; Wellington, 1st Duke of; Wilson, Charles; Wilson, Woodrow; Wise, Stephen; Woollcott, Alexander; Zhou En-lai; Zinoviev, Grigori; Notes; Index
Responsibility: Paul F. Boller, Jr., John George.
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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.

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