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They Never Said It

Author : Paul F. Boller Jr.
ISBN : 9780199879168
Genre : Reference
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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.

Handbuch Der Judenfrage

Author : Theodor Fritsch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035809610
Genre : Jewish question
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Author : Samuel Butler
ISBN : BSB:BSB10745322
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Lettera A Cristina Di Lorena

Author : Galileo Galilei
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132528683
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Die Damen Aus Boston

Author : Henry James
ISBN : 9783462411294
Genre : Fiction
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Im Mittelpunkt der Handlung steht Olive Chancellor, eine noch junge, aber nicht mehr ganz junge Dame der Bostoner Gesellschaft. Sie sieht ihr Lebensziel im Kampf gegen Vorurteile und Konventionen, und sie setzt sich besonders mit allem Eifer dafür ein, die Frauen von der Knechtschaft der Männer zu befreien und ihnen Anerkennung im öffentlichen Leben zu verschaffen. Sie gehört einem Kreis »fortschrittlich« gesinnter Damen in Boston an. Olives Kampf um gesellschaftliche Ideale wird zu einem persönlichen, als ihr Verwandter, Basil Ransom, ein Mann aus dem Süden und zum Ärger Olives höchst konservativ, um die Liebe eines jungen Mädchens wirbt, für das sie eine leidenschaftliche Freundschaft hegt und das sie zu ihren erhabenen Zielen bekehren will. Sie versucht diese Verena Tarrant, die sie mit vielen Zeichen der Zuneigung überschüttet, mit allen Mitteln von Basil fernzuhalten.

Erinnerungsorte Frankreichs

Author : Pierre Nora
ISBN : 3406522076
Genre : France
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Joycean Unions

Author : R. Brandon Kershner
ISBN : 9789401208826
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Lauter Spitze Zungen

Author : Christoph Gutknecht
ISBN : 340645965X
Genre : Quotations
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Arbeiterklasse Gegen Faschismus

Author : Georgi Dimitrov
ISBN : UCAL:$B625673
Genre : Communism
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Reputation And Judicial Tactics

Author : Shai Dothan
ISBN : 9781316123430
Genre : Law
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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.

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