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The Yale book of quotations

Author: Fred R Shapiro
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 thorough coverage of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, politics, law and the social sciences. Anonymously authored items appear in sections devoted to folk songs, advertising slogans,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yale book of quotations.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006012317
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fred R Shapiro
ISBN: 9780300138108 0300138105 0300107986 9780300107982 1281728837 9781281728838 9786611728830 661172883X
OCLC Number: 184842706
Language Note: Ithaca College reference librarian John Henderson was part of the team of research editors for this book:--Acknowledgements, p. xiii.
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Reference Boty) 2006
Short-listed for Connecticut Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2007
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 1067 pages) : portraits
Contents: Advertising slogans --
Anonymous --
Anonymous (Latin) --
Ballads --
Film lines --
Folk and anonymous songs --
Modern proverbs --
Nursery rhymes --
Political slogans --
Proverbs --
Radio catchphrases --
Sayings --
Television catchphrases.
Other Titles: Book of quotations
Responsibility: edited by Fred R. Shapiro ; foreword by Joseph Epstein.
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Contains more than 12,000 famous quotations, arranged alphabetically. This volume focuses on American quotations and its inclusion of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from  Read more...


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