By Clifton Fadiman
Clifton Fadiman, "The Little, Brown publication of Anecdotes"
1985 | ISBN: 0316273015 | 751 pages | writer: Little, Brown and corporate | PDF | fifty four MB
Editorial reports From institution Library Journal
YA Fadiman may possibly do for the anecdote what Bartlett did for the citation. There are over 4000 biographical anecdotes approximately greater than 2000 well-known humans. The ebook is overseas in scope and an interesting stroll via historical past. humans representing all kinds of occupations are lined, from U.S. presidents to Greek philosophers to entertainers and activities figures. short biographical info is given approximately everybody, and assets are given anyplace attainable. The anecdotes diversity in spirit from the very relocating to the a laugh and ridiculous, with the emphasis at the latter . regular is the access lower than Hank Aaron: "During the 1957 global sequence, Yankee catcher Yogi Berra spotted that Aaron grasped the bat the other way. 'Turn it around,' he acknowledged, 'so you can find the trademark.' yet Hank saved his eye at the pitcher's mound: 'Didn't arise the following to learn. got here up right here to hit.' " The association is alphabetical by means of individual, with identify and topic indexes. The advent contains an exceptional essay at the definition, heritage and goal of anecdotes. A completely interesting and important reference resource. Pat Royal, Prince George's County Public tuition approach, Md.
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From Library Journal
Anecdotes are short tales we adore to inform approximately humans, extra succinct than gossip and extra decent. such a lot during this dictionary were "pilfered" (vii) from different collections, yet however there are an informative advent, an index of topics, and a bibliography of resources. The anecdotes themselves are prepared less than the identify of the individual they're approximately. That this can be a reference publication, although, is uncertain: a few of the anecdotes are through a cautionary observe that they've been instructed of others to boot or are apocryphal, and it's not likely that a lot heavily worthy biographical info is published in them, regardless of how interesting or actual. superior for the bedside desk than for the reference shelf. BOMC alternate.. William Wortman, Miami Univ. Lib.,