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The Book of Common Fallacies: Falsehoods, Misconceptions, Flawed Facts, and Half-Truths That Are Ruining Your Life | [Phillip Ward, Julia Edwards]

The Book of Common Fallacies: Falsehoods, Misconceptions, Flawed Facts, and Half-Truths That Are Ruining Your Life

Everything you thought you knew was wrong! Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip Ward points out the senseless ideas that we have come to accept as fact. Newly updated with today’s common misconceptions, The Book of Common Fallacies exposes the truth behind hundreds of commonly held false beliefs.
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Even though our current society is flooded with a constant stream of information - nonstop TV programming, websites upon websites - it doesn't always translate to correct information. The Book of Common Fallacies, by Phillip Ward and Julia Edwards, is a scrutinizing and entertaining look at many of the popular beliefs and "facts" we have come to accept as gospel. With a clear and engaging performance by veteran narrator Traber Burns, this audiobook sets the record straight on things ranging from the truth behind the hallucinogenic qualities of absinthe, to the width of the Atlantic, to the comical theory that the size of a man's member can be ascertained by the size of his feet.

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Everything you thought you knew was wrong!

Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip Ward points out the senseless ideas that we have come to accept as fact. Newly updated with today’s common misconceptions, The Book of Common Fallacies exposes the truth behind hundreds of commonly held false beliefs.

©1978, 1980, 2012 Philip Ward and The Oleander Press. Additional content 2012 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    It is riveting! I never knew there were so many things I thought were true that aren't true!


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    The reader is a bit dry, but don't let that put you off. The book is a lot of fun!

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