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Title:
The giant book of American quotations : over 8,000 quotations on 264 subjects
ISBN:
9780517073612
Publication Information:
New York : Gramercy Books, 2006.
Physical Description:
xiv, 821 p. ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Previously published as: The Harper book of American quotations, 1988.

Includes index.
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Summary

This giant compendium contains more 8,000 quotations on 264 subjects related to American life. These wise, witty, and history-making words come from 1,400 notable sources from the founding fathers to contemporary figures. Also included are the texts of 17 famous American documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, and more. This volume is a rich reference on American history, culture, and values, ideal for browsing and research.
On Justice:
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Humankind:
Human kind
Cannot bear very much reality
-T.S. Eliot
On Love:
"Is" there more? More than Love and Death? Then tell me its name
-Emily Dickinson
On Evil:
It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
-Margaret Mead


Author Notes

Eugene Ehrlich is co-editor of the "Oxford American Dictionary" & author of numerous books on language, including "You've Got Ketchup on Your Muumuu: An A-to-Z Guide to English Words from Around the World". A former professor of English at Columbia University, he lives in Mamaroneck, NY.

(Publisher Provided) Word connoisseur Eugene Ehrlich was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 21, 1922. He attended the City College of New York where he studied languages and education. After graduating, he served in the army as an interrogator of Japanese prisoners. Afterwards, he did graduate work at Teachers College of Columbia University, taught at Farleigh-Dickinson University, worked as a verbal presentation consultant at Bell Labs, taught part time at Columbia University School of General Studies, and was a consultant for defense contractors.

His first book, How to Study Better and Get Higher Marks, was published in 1961. He wrote over 40 dictionaries, thesauruses and phrase books. His works included The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate, Les Bons Mots: How to Amaze Tout le Monde with Everyday French, and You've Got Ketchup on Your Muumuu: An A-to-Z Guide to English Words From Around the World. He died on April 5, 2008 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)