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Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years Of Headlines From America’s Finest News Source (1999)

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Our Dumb World: The Onion’s Atlas Of The Planet Earth (2007)

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The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information (2012)

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The Trump Leaks: The Onion Exposes the Top Secret Memos, Emails, and Doodles That Could Take Down a President (2017)


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