CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This exciting new edition offers both a vivid picture both of the world today,
and an enduring record of the landmark events and key voices leading to it,
captured in thousands of memorable quotations. From Scott's Antarctic
Expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, charting
watersheds such as the two World Wars as well as the ebbs and flows of popular
culture, the quotations gathered here evoke a fascinating picture of the
social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.
Containing more than 5,000 quotations from authors as diverse as Bertolt
Brecht, George W. Bush, Homer Simpson, Carl Sagan, William Shatner, and Desmond
Tutu, the dictionary is organized alphabetically by author, with generous
cross-referencing and keyword and thematic indexes. This new edition features
more than 500 new quotations and 187 new authors. Gathered here are literary
figures such as Italo Calvino, J. M. Coetzee, and Toni Morrison; politicians
ranging from Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to Rudy Giuliani and
Bill Clinton; entertainers such as Halle Berry and Jerry Seinfeld; and star
athletes such as David Beckham and Serena Williams. The book includes special
sections featuring quotations from cartoons, films, political slogans, famous
last words, misquotations, official advice, newspaper headlines and more.
Finally, this edition boasts a new and unique selection process, using the
largest ongoing language research program in the world, Oxford English Corpus,
to ensure that all the most popular and widely-used quotations are here.
Informative and entertaining, stretching from the deeply serious to the
frivolous and surreal, The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, Third
Edition , will be a vital part of anyone's reference shelf, perfectly designed
to answer the questions, "Who said what...and when...and why?"