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The Quote Verifier

Author : Ralph Keyes
ISBN : 1429906170
Genre : Reference
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Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as "Nice guys finish last," and "Play it again, Sam," but more surprising ones such as "Ain't I a woman?" and "Golf is a good walk spoiled," as well as the origins of popular sayings such as "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," "No one washes a rented car," and "Make my day." Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read.
Category: Reference

Who Said That

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ISBN : 0715318497
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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So many quotations are familiar, but how often do you find yourself asking ?Who said that?? and how often does the answer provoke the further question ?Who was he/she?? This book provides the answers! The book was compiled as a result of the author?s own curiosity about the source of many intriguing quotations which are in everyday use. They range from the serious points of view of ancient philosophers, through gems of literature from poets and writers of all periods, to the notable sayings of present day politicians and personalities. This new edition is an amalgamation of the three books Who Said That?, More of Who Said That?, and Still More of Who Said That?, bringing all the quotations together in one bumper volume. This is a fun book, aimed at giving the reader pleasure--a book that can be picked up in an idle moment and looked through with interest and amusement.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Respectfully Quoted

Author : Suzy Platt
ISBN : UOM:49015002923242
Genre : Quotations, English
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2100 most frequently requested quotations compiled by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress.
Category: Quotations, English

Speaking Of Information

Author : Rory Litwin
ISBN : 9781936117208
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 86.30 MB
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"A compilation of quotations originally collected for the 'Quotes of the Week' section of Library Juice, an electronic magazine that dealt with philosophical and political dimensions of librarianship"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Social Science

The Quotable Quotations Book

Author : Alec Lewis
ISBN : UOM:49015003014009
Genre : Citations anglaises
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More than twenty-five hundred quotations that span the entire history of the United States are arranged alphabetically and accompanied by complete source information
Category: Citations anglaises

The Wit Wisdom Of Harry Truman

Author : Ralph Keyes
ISBN : 0578756293
Genre :
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A collection of quotes, anecdotes, stories, and commentary by the 33rd President of the United States

Under The Hood

Author : Hans-Joachim Backe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132606737
Genre : Watchmen (Comic strip)
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Category: Watchmen (Comic strip)

San Diego Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123006459
Genre : San Diego (Calif.)
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Category: San Diego (Calif.)


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ISBN : 0060911336
Genre : Sports
File Size : 69.37 MB
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Category: Sports

I Love It When You Talk Retro

Author : Ralph Keyes
ISBN : 1429952474
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An entertaining and informative book about the fashion and fads of language Today's 18-year-olds may not know who Mrs. Robinson is, where the term "stuck in a groove" comes from, why 1984 was a year unlike any other, how big a bread box is, how to get to Peyton Place, or what the term Watergate refers to. I Love It When You Talk Retro discusses these verbal fossils that remain embedded in our national conversation long after the topic they refer to has galloped off into the sunset. That could be a person (Mrs. Robinson), product (Edsel), past bestseller (Catch-22), radio or TV show (Gangbusters), comic strip (Alphonse and Gaston), or advertisement (Where's the beef?) long forgotten. Such retroterms are words or phrases in current use whose origins lie in our past. Ralph Keyes takes us on an illuminating and engaging tour through the phenomenon that is Retrotalk—a journey, oftentimes along the timelines of American history and the faultlines of culture, that will add to the word-lover's store of trivia and obscure references. "The phrase "drinking the Kool-Aid" is a mystery to young people today, as is "45rpm." Even older folks don't know the origins of "raked over the coals" and "cut to the chase." Keyes (The Quote Verifier) uses his skill as a sleuth of sources to track what he calls "retrotalk": "a slippery slope of puzzling allusions to past phenomena." He surveys the origins of "verbal fossils" from commercials (Kodak moment), jurisprudence (Twinkie defense), movies (pod people), cartoons (Caspar Milquetoast) and literature (brave new world). Some pop permutations percolated over decades: Radio's Take It or Leave It spawned a catch phrase so popular the program was retitled The $64 Question and later returned as TV's The $64,000 Question. Keyes's own book Is There Life After High School? became both a Broadway musical and a catch phrase. Some entries are self-evident or have speculative origins, but Keyes's nonacademic style and probing research make this both an entertaining read and a valuable reference work." --Publishers Weekly
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Broom Of One S Own

Author : Nancy Peacock
ISBN : 0061866024
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"—was more than a shock. It was an inspiration. In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year, explores with warmth, wit, and candor what it means to be a writer. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, no matter how they make a living, Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation, craft, and criticism while offering hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Journal

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017989127
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

A Code Of Jewish Ethics Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Author : Joseph Telushkin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210669482
Genre : Religion
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Presents the first major code of Jewish ethics to be written in English, offering examples from the Torah, the Talmud, rabbinic commentaries, and modern stories to show how ethical teachings can influence daily behavior.
Category: Religion

Strange Fatality

Author : James Elliott
ISBN : UOM:39015080899613
Genre : History
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In the spring of 1813, the largest amphibious force in American history to that point - 6,000 troops aboard 140 vessels - landed near the mouth of the Niagara River, routed the British garrison and captured Fort George. It was the second consecutive American victory and a sign that events of 1813 would redress the calamities of 1812. The badly mauled British army reeled westward, its leadership uncertain where, or how, the retreat would end. The American forces were poised to deliver the critical blow the War Hawks in Congress had dreamed of when they predicted a four-week war to subdue the British province. 10 days later, in a field near Stoney Creek, the promise of that triumph was smashed in a terrifying night action which hinged on a single bayonet charge that carried the American artillery and decapitated the American force. Little understood, even by Canadians, Stoney Creek was one of the most decisive reversals of fortune in the War of 1812 and determined the fate of the colony that would become Ontario.
Category: History


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ISBN : IND:30000116393095
Genre : Proverbs
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Yearbook of international proverb scholarship.
Category: Proverbs

The Antioch Review

Author : John Donald Kingsley
ISBN : UVA:X030046951
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature