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The Dictionary of Misinformation: The Book to Set the Record Straight Paperback – 1977

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (1977)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000RB5XAO
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,942,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Van H. Edwards on March 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
I enjoy thumbing through this book or actually trying to find a "common knowledge fact" and the true story behind it. Some of the entries are quotes that have been misquoted for decades, while others are simply interesting facts (the black-eyed pea is not a pea, but a bean). The book is about 30 years old now, so some of the topics may be categorized with the more modern term, "urban legend". A very interesting book if you can find it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Tribble on October 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
Pick this book up at a library if you can find it. Well written and informative -- however, the book is showing its age. It would be nice to see an update of all the current misinformation out there.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BJWtwelve@yahoo.com on May 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is the best single book that has ever been printed. By opening up the book for about thirty seconds each night I have been able to "Astonish my friends and annoy my enemies," exactly as it is stated on the cover of this book. This book it priceless, I of course only paid 9 cents for my copy, but after reading it I found that I had just made the best buy of my 14 year life!!!
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book reads exactly as the title suggests. Entries are listed by chapter in alphabetical order, correcting various misconceptions by subject. An interesting read! I'm only a few chapters in, but thoroughly entertained none the less. Many of the entries are regarding historical events or academia that people just seem to accept without actually learning about themselves. This will help to correct some of those misconceptions that we all have about this, that or the other.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Given the fact that this book was written in 1974, it is "Good, but not Perfect." Another fact is that, in my personal knowledge and research, I don't know everything. So, it is excellent as a "Bathroom Accessory" and makes the downtime enlightening. I recommend this book as a supplement to one's "formal" education.
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