By Paul F. Boller Jr., John George
Книга They by no means acknowledged It: A e-book of faux costs, Misquotes, and Misleading... They by no means acknowledged It: A booklet of pretend prices, Misquotes, and deceptive Attributions Книги Иностранные языки Автор: Paul F. Boller, John George Год издания: 1990 Формат: pdf Издат.:Oxford college Press, united states Страниц: 192 Размер: 7,3 Mb ISBN: 0195064690 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Abraham Lincoln by no means stated, "You can't idiot the entire humans the entire time." Thomas Jefferson by no means stated, "That govt is better which governs least." And Horace Greeley by no means acknowledged, "Go west, younger man." In They by no means stated It, Paul F. Boller, Jr. and John George study 1000s ofmisquotations, unsuitable attributions, and blatant fabrications, outlining the origins of the rates and revealing why we must always consign them to the old garbage can. a few of the misquotes are particularly innocuous. a few are inadvertent misquotes that experience develop into renowned (Shakespeare truly acknowledged, "The better part of valor is discretion"), others, the innovations of journalists embellishing a narrative (Franklin Roosevelt by no means opened a speech to a DAR staff with thesalutation, "My fellow immigrants"). yet many of the prices, similar to Charles Darwin's intended deathbed recantation of evolution, falsify the historic list with their blatant dishonesty. And different chillingly vicious ones, jam-packed with virulent racial and spiritual prejudices, thoroughly distortthe perspectives of the individual supposedly quoted and unfold mistrust and hatred one of the gullible. those comprise the cast feedback attributed to Benjamin Franklin that Jews can be excluded from the USA and the fabricated condemnation of Catholics attributed to Lincoln. An wonderful and thought-provoking booklet, They by no means stated It covers loads of background and units it correct. Going past an insignificant catalog of well known misconceptions, Boller and George show how rightists and leftists, and atheists and evangelists all have now and then twisted or even inventedthe phrases of eminent figures to advertise their very own ends. the final word debunking reference, it completely enhances handbooks of quotations.