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Title:
Political quotations : a collection of notable sayings on politics from antiquity through 1989
Author:
Baker, Daniel B.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Gale Research, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xii, 509 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes author and subject indexes.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780810349209
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Book

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A collection of over 5000 notable sayings on politics from antiquity through to the present day although the majority of the quotations are from the 20th-century. Philosophers, writers, academics and politicians all contribute to the text. The book is arranged by subject and then by date within each subject area. An author index lists the quoted person's name, birth and death dates, a brief identification citing both nationality and subject references. A keyword index provides the keyword as well as an alphabetical list of abbreviated quotes citing the keyword. If the quotation was originally in a foreign language, the English language translation is also provided.


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Library Journal Review

``Everything I say, you know, goes into print'' (Abraham Lincoln) is quote number 2960 of over 4000 in this new collection. The inclusion of quotations from contemporary politicians like George Bush, Michael Dukakis, and Jesse Jackson is this reference book's strong point. Comparable sources-- A Dictionary of Political Quotations , edited by Suzy Platt (Europa, 1984); Crown's Book of Political Quotes , edited by Michael Jackman (Crown, 1982); and The Book of Political Quotes , edited by Jonathan Green (McGraw-Hill, 1982)--are less current. A unique feature of this collection is a keyword index (``dream: `I have a dream . . . ' '') as well as an author index. Also useful is identifying information--date, place, and occasion of a speech or the title of a publication--that is not found in Crown's but is in The Book of Political Quotes . A worthwhile addition to any large academic, high school, or public library's reference collection.-- Louise Stwalley, Univ. of Colorado, Denver (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

YA-- A collection of more than 4,000 notable quotations that cover human rights, contemporary issues, social and economic policies and ideas, and government and the law, arranged in broad subject categories. The author index includes a helpful, brief description of each author or speaker. A valuable compendium. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

Baker arranges 4,000 notable sayings on politics from antiquity through 1989. He uses 66 keyword divisions, e.g., conservatism, education, socialism. Author and subject access is also provided. The quotations were developed, in part, from a number of standard, general tools, e.g., Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, plus some specialized ones, e.g., The Quotable Woman (v.2, CH, May'85; v.1, 1982) and Quotations in Black (CH, Dec'81). One problem with Baker's collection is that some citations trace the quotation to a magazine or newspaper article when clearly the statement must have been made earlier, e.g., Douglas MacArthur's "It's the orders you disobey that make you famous" is cited "Time, September 11, 1978." General MacArthur died in 1964. When and where did he actually make the remark quoted? Although Political Quotations duplicates other standard quotation finding tools, it does make for easy browsing when political or governmental quotations are needed. Recommended for public, school, and academic libraries if demand warrants. -J. Campbell, Monroe County Community College