Shapiro, Fred R. (editor)

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ISBN 10: 0300107986 / ISBN 13: 9780300107982
Editore: Yale University Press, New Haven, 2006
Condizione: Fine Rilegato
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First printing. Blue boards, darker blue spine with gilt spine lettering. 1067 pages. Clean, tight and unworn, as-new condition. Jacket has faint traces of soil to front panel. Size: 9.5 x 7.5 Inches. Codice inventario libreria 903286

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Casa editrice: Yale University Press, New Haven

Data di pubblicazione: 2006

Legatura: Hard Cover

Condizione libro:Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine

Edizione: First Edition.

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This reader-friendly volume contains more than 12,000 famous quotations, arranged alphabetically by author. It is unique in its focus on American quotations and its inclusion of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences. Anonymously authored items appear in sections devoted to folk songs, advertising slogans, television catchphrases, proverbs, and others.

For each quotation, a source and first date of use is cited. In many cases, new research for this book has uncovered an earlier date or a different author than had previously been understood. (It was Beatrice Kaufman, not Sophie Tucker, who exclaimed, “I’ve been poor and I’ve been rich. Rich is better!” William Tecumseh Sherman wasn’t the originator of “War is hell!” It was Napoleon.) Numerous entries are enhanced with annotations to clarify meaning or context for the reader. These interesting annotations, along with extensive cross-references that identify related quotations and a large keyword index, will satisfy both the reader who seeks specific information and the curious browser who appreciates an amble through entertaining pages.

From the Author:

Browsing in The Yale Book of Quotations:
"Today I consider myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
Lou Gehrig
"Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse."
Willard Motley
"Whatever does not kill me makes me stronger."
Friedrich Nietzsche
"We must love one another or die."
W. H. Auden
"Don't ask, don't tell."
Charles Moskos
"Showing up is 80 percent of life."
Woody Allen
"What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"
Langston Hughes
"Yes I said yes I will Yes."
James Joyce
"You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'"
George Bernard Shaw
"There is no there there."
Gertrude Stein
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."
Dwight Eisenhower

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