The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations

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`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 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 the old 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 This book is intended for journalists; writers; politicians; speech-writers; anyone with an interest in politics from classical and biblical times to the present more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 019280071X
  • 9780192800718

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A highly entertaining compendium of the wit and wisdom not only of politicians but also, most importantly, of their critics. By turns comic and serious, it is also impressively comprehensive; everyone is in, from Hayek to Healey and Robespierre to Roosevelt. (Kirkus UK)show more

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Introduction; How to Use the Dictionary; POLITICAL QUOTATIONS; Keyword more

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