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Myths, lies, and downright stupidity

get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong

by John Stossel

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Published by Hyperion in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Common fallacies -- United States,
  • Quality of life -- United States,
  • Social problems -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-296) and index.

    Other titlesGet out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong
    StatementJohn Stossel.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 304 p. :
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23274962M
    ISBN 100786893931, 1401302548
    ISBN 109780786893935
    LC Control Number2006922367


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