"This book full of spurious quotes and deliberate misattributions has a lesson for anyone who has ever nodded admiringly at a well-turned quotation that makes a partisan point with stunning effect. The lesson is to be wary of just such marvelous distillations of political wisdom. They're probably fakes....This is...a serious book, written with high good humor and solid research."--The Washington Times
"An infectiously browsable book."--Booklist
About the Author
About the Authors
: Paul F. Boller, Jr.
is Professor of History Emeritus at Texas Christian University. His many books include the bestselling Presidential Anecdotes
, Presidential Campaigns
, and Presidential Wives
. John George
is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Central State University, in Oklahoma. He is the author of Public Opinion: Coalitions, Elites and Masses
(with Harry Holloway).