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The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations

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B'funny, striking, thought-provoking and incisive ... will appeal to those browsing through it as least as much as to those who wish to use it as a work of reference' Observer 'Completely captures the comic aspect of politics while still presenting some serious messages ... It is hard to stop browsing once you start' Daily Mail 'This reader devoured it from cover to cover, discovering ... some excellent and unfamiliar quotations ... it fills a serious gap.' Financial Times 'Marshalled with wit and meticulous attribution of sources' Guardian 'full of good one-liners' Sunday Telegraph This lively and illuminating dictionary presents a vintage crop of over 4,000 quotations reflecting every facet of political life. Examples range from the pivotal and momentous to the rhetorical, the sincere, the bemused, the tongue-in-cheek, and the downright rude, with memorable words from theold hands as well as from contemporary politicians. 'Politics is just like showbusiness, you have a hell of an opening, coast for a while and then have a hell of a close.' Ronald Reagan 'A big cat detained briefly in a poodle parlour, sharpening her claws on the velvet.' Matthew Parris of Lady Thatcher in the House of Lords

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations

Author : Antony Jay
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Now available in Oxford Paperback Reference, the fourth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations brings together both words of wisdom and things that might have been better left unsaid. A mouth-watering collection for anyone with an interest in history and politics.

Lend Me Your Ears

Author : Antony Jay
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"Previous editions published as Oxford dictionary of political quotations"--T.p. verso.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : Oxford University Press
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More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : Susan Ratcliffe
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Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : ed PARTINGTON
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Contains more than 17,000 quotations from 2,500 people of all places and time periods and includes sayings of the nineties, popular misquotations, and slogans

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Author : Elizabeth Knowles
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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : Susan Ratcliffe
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Covering more than three hundred topics, including "Children" and "Last Words," and more than five thousand entries, this amusing reference tool provides witticisms for all occasions for writers, students, and business people alike.

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

Author : Hugh Rawson
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Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life, presenting more than five thousand entries in a browser-friendly, cross-referenced, and single-column format that encompasses more than five hundred topics.

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase Saying and Quotation

Author : Elizabeth M. Knowles
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Compiles over 10,000 quotations, proverbs, and phrases on over 350 themes, including actors and acting, elections, food and drink, schools, taxes, and the weather

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Author : Ned Sherrin
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Furnishes over five thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : Angela Partington
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Compilation of over 9,000 familiar quotations from over 2,000 sources arranged alphabetically by author with a key word index.

A Dictionary of New Zealand Political Quotations

Author : Des Hurley
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A collection of quotations by and about politicians from Dick Seddon to Helen Clark. As well as sections on individuals, sections include 'Mr Speaker', 'On The Hustings', 'Life Around The House', 'Royalty And Other Visitors', and 'Foot And Mouth Disease'. The quotes are drawn from biographies and other books, and from newspapers.

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Author : Elizabeth M. Knowles
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Compiles over five thousand quotations from the beginning of the twentieth century into the twenty-first century from a diverse group of authors including Rudy Giuliani, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, and Walt Disney.

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Author : Gyles Brandreth
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Furnishes over six thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.

People on People

Author : Susan Ratcliffe
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Presents a collection of quotations from famous people about other famous people throughout history.

The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations

Author : Fred R. Shapiro
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The practice of law rests heavily on the incisive, pithy, and occasionally witty language of the best technical writing, and law- related themes are often found at the core of works of literature, politics, and other fields. Previous compilations of legal quotations have been limited, with significant gaps; many quoting rarely from American sources. The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations is the most scholarly and most complete legal quotation reference ever published. It includes a comprehensive collection of the most famous passages of American judges and legal commentators. This world also contains the wittiest sayings from literature, humor, motion pictures, and even song lyrics relating to American law. Over 3,000 entries are presented in a subject arrangement. Each quote has been verified from the original sources. Includes an author index and a key word index. An indispensable resource for anyone interested in the American legal system or in the vital legacy of the American constitution.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : Elizabeth M. Knowles
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This is a major new edition of Oxford's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of quotations, bringing you the wisdom of the ages and the sound bites of today in 20,000+ quotations. The text is a browser's paradise, covering people and events from Cleopatra to J. K. Rowling, and the battleof Marathon to the Hutton Inquiry. The keyword index will help you to trace that half-remembered quote, and identifies the quotations that give us key phrases such as 'state of the Union' and 'dodgy dossier'. Special sections bring together categories such as Misquotations and Film lines.Traditional areas have been enriched and the best of the new added, and the Introduction tells the story of the nation's favourite quotations dictionary over 60 years.'Come, and take choice of all my library.' William Shakespeare'Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.' Michelangelo'If business always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.' J. Paul Getty'I was captured for life by chemistry and by crystals.' Dorothy Hodgkin'Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.' Ernest Shackleton

Information Sources of Political Science

Author : Stephen W. Green
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A comprehensive bibliography of American and international politics covers print and electronic materials published in English, primarily in the U.S. and U.K., with most chapters arranged by reference format, then alphabetically by title.

Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Author : John Ayto
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What is it to 'cock a snook', where is the land of Nod, and who was first to go the extra mile? Find the answers to these questions (and many more!) in the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. This dictionary uncovers the meanings of myriad phrases and sayings that are used daily in the English language, encompassing more than 10,000 figurative expressions, similes, sayings, and proverbs. More than 400 idioms have been added to this new edition, and comprise recently coined and common sayings alike. New additions include 'back of the net', 'drag and drop', 'go it alone', 'how come?', 'if you ask me', 'make your skin crawl', and 'woe betide'. Illustrative quotations sourced from the Oxford corpora give contextual examples of the idioms and their standard usage, and many entries include background information on the origins of the idiom in question. An updated thematic index makes for easy navigation, and anyone who is interested in the origins and diversity of English vernacular will have hours of fun browsing this fascinating dictionary.