American heritage dictionary of American quotations

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Pub. Date:
1997.
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English
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Organized in a browser-friendly, single-column format, the American Heritage Dictionary of American Quotations contains more than five thousand quotations on over five hundred topics, from Advertising to Massachusetts to Zeal, from the American Revolution to Marriage to the West. Approximately thirty percent of the entries are annotated, setting quotations in historical context, providing additional information about the writer or speaker, giving earlier and later examples of similar turns of phrase, and assessing questions of authenticity and originality - for instance: Mark Twain's famous "Put all your eggs in one basket - and watch that basket!" was advice he himself received, and in those very words, from that canny Scotsman Andrew Carnegie! The chronological arrangement of quotations within topics is another distinctive feature of the book, allowing the reader to trace the progress of the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and other key historical sequences, while also demonstrating how Americans' views have evolved over time on such topics as Education, the Environment, Military Strategy, the Media, Politics, Religion, the Presidency, and Sports - among many others.
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