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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations Paperback – May 16 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Fourth Edition edition (May 16 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199572682
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199572687
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 3 x 13 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
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Review from previous edition: "Excellent." --Daily Express

"There is something on every page to make you sit up with interest, chuckle, or reconsider what you thought you knew." --Mail on Sunday

"This is not merely an excellent work, but it fills a serious gap." --Financial Times

"It is hard to stop browsing once you start..." --Daily Mail

"I've been reading Antony Jay's Oxford Book of Political Quotations. It's quite excellent." --Simon Carr, The Independent

"Treasure trove of cynicism, shrewdness and gaffes." --The Herald [Glasgow]

"burbles with political bon mots from across the continents and the centuries" --Washington Post

"great value and an excellent choice" --Library Journal

About the Author

Antony Jay has spent 50 years travelling in the realms of government and politics as a television writer and producer. The journey has included the editorship of Tonight, writing the two royal TV documentaries Royal Family and Elizabeth R, and many programmes with Sir David Frost, including the twelve interviews with Harold Wilson in A Prime Minister on Prime Ministers. He was a senior executive in BBC TV, and a member of the government's Annan Committee on the Future of Broadcasting. Inthe 1980s he wrote the hugely successful comedies Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.

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Lots and lots of political quotes in this paperback back. This book is a paperback and the type is rather small. Not as concise as I was hoping.
here's my original review which was disallowed, its sad that Amazon can't take any criticism or attempt to learn from it. what kind of organizations do that?
"This book is a rather unwieldy tome and not fun to read at all. The type is way too small and there are way too many quotes, some good, some bad and most unnecessary. This would greatly benefit from some serious editing, take the best 30 per cent of the quotes and lose the rest. Its difficult to cull through for a juicy quote and as such, hardly useful. Less quotes and bigger type might improve the enjoyment of this volume. The real problem with this book, however, is that Amazon is unable to ship it without damage. I returned two damaged copies of this book (the originally shipped copy and then its replacement) only to receive a third copy of this book once again damaged. is it really so hard to properly pack and ship a paperback book? I'd take a pass on this to be honest with you