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    Top Pop Singles 1955-1999 : Ninth Edition
    by Joel Whitburn
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 January, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars TOP POP SINGLES 1955-2002
    You don't need to buy TOP POP SINGLES 1955-1999, because Joel Whitburn's own site (record research) will sell you the most up to date volume TOP POP SINGLES 1955-2002. I still have my TOP POP SINGLES 1955-1993. Essentially, it's the same book but updated by the year, by the inclustion of "B" sides, and Top Air Plays, making the new the edition the better buy. Why can't Amazon sell us the current most up to date record of this valuable resource? Any collector of popular music from 1955 to 2002, will find the TOP POP SINGLES 1955-2002, the best value.No school music library should be without this book as an addition to the curriculum.All songs the made the top hundred along with information on the artist is great as a resource book, a coffee table book or just for looking up your favourite song.

    5-0 out of 5 stars it takes you to School on Songs that made Billboard Charts
    the most detailed read on so many artists&there impact on the charts.it covers Artists from A-Z&everything else in between.a very fun kind of read for folks like myself that just love Music.and also great to understand the changes with Charting&also how songs got as far they did&whatnot.a Great Read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Reference For Every Music Lover
    Joel Whitburn's book covers the pop charts from the Hit Parade era on up to the end of the century. This book is not just for collectors, but rather, it will satisfy anyone who loves music and has a desire to know more about the dynamics of the Billboard pop charts. Besides the easy, alphabetical listings by artist, the book includes features such as:

    * debut date for each song
    * a chronological listing, by peak date, of every song
    * the peak position and weeks on chart for each song
    * a listing, in the back of the book, of all song titles (listed alphabetically) in the artist selection
    * assorted chart "facts and feats"

    In addition, the book's typeface and bolding features makes it easy to read, without straining for particular entries. In total, this book is the most comprehensive source of info available for the music of this era. No one but Whitburn does anything close to this in terms of music factology. It's well worth the money, and if you intend on flipping through it over and over, the few extra bucks for the longer-lasting hardcover will be worth the expenditure. ... Read more

    Isbn: 089820139X
    Sales Rank: 465722
    Subjects:  1. Business Aspects    2. Discography    3. Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal    4. Music    5. Popular    6. Popular music    7. Reference - Guides & Reviews    8. Songbooks - General    9. Statistics    10. United States    11. Music / Reference   


    $79.95

    Pop Memories 1890-1954 : The History of American Popular Music
    by Joel Whitburn
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 April, 1991)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reference book for the serious collector.
    I have owned books by Joel Whitburn for over two decades now.As an avid record collector and someone who is extremely interested in the history of popular music I cannot imagine life without them.Of all of Whitburns books,this is perhaps my very favorite.This book is unique among the Whitburn offerings in that it begins with a seven page "Chronology of Milestones in Popular Music/Recording History 1877-1954."It is a fascinating look at the history of the recording industry beginning with Thomas Edisons invention of the phonograph. You will also learn about the history of the Billboard music charts as well as the beginnings of two of America's most venerable record labels Columbia and Victor.
    But the main thrust of any Joel Whitburn book is the chart information.In this volume,you will find an artist by artist listing of over 12000 records that appeared on various pop music charts from 1890 through 1954. By perusing the pages of this book you will learn about some of the most popular turn of the century artists such as Henry Burr and Billy Murray.You will be amazed at how dominant such long forgotten artists as the American Quartet and Paul Whiteman were in their day.Of particular interest to me was how prolific Bing Crosby was between 1931 and 1954.During that period Crosby had an astounding 340 charted records!!!It is also fun to peruse some of the titles.You learn that things really don't change all that much.My very favorite among these is a 1915 hit by the Peerless Quartet entitled "Cows May Come, Cows May Go, But the Bull Goes On Forever."
    You may be a bit put off by the price of a Joel Whitburn book.But believe me if you are a serious collector they are worth every penny.I bought my copy of this book more than fifteen years ago and still refer to it frequently.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you're interested in pre-Elvis music, this helps a lot
    Music charts never tell the whole story as anybody who has followed pop charts of any era will know. They serve as an approximate guide to what music was fashionable at the time.

    It is particularly important to note that the economic depression of the thirties meant that a lot of singers chose to do radio broadcasts rather than make a lot of records which few could afford. This explains why Frances Langford (for example) was extremely popular yet had few hits.

    The other thing you notice is that then, as now, some of the songs you think would have been massive hits (like Moonlight in Vermont and Georgia on my mind) were only modest hits, while other songs which were massive hits appear to have sunk without trace.

    Despite all that, this is a valuable source of information for anybody seriously interested in the music of the pre-Elvis era, although very little music is currently available from the early 1920's or before.

    I don't think this book could be improved much. Death dates updated? Nice but hardly essential. Pictures? If you buy the music, you'll probably get a picture of the singer. As to the very early artists, photography was also primitive, so pictures may not be available, unless paintings or drawings are available.

    There is one improvement which would be really useful - include all the later hits from 1955 onwards for major artists who had a lot of hits up to 1954. Wouldn't it be great to have the complete hits record of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and other major artists in one volume?

    But that's a minor point - the information here is not available anywhere else. It's well worth the price if you're into this sort of music.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Musical Journey Through The Past
    I purchased this book through Mr.Whitburn's Record Research company in 1993-Right away,I was awestruck at the amount of artists & songs that were listed-I was happy to see that the songs that helped to launch the rock era were included,such as "Sh-Boom",& "Shake,Rattle,& Roll"-One reviewer indicated that this book should be updated,as far as listing the years when these artists died-I'm sure that Joel Whitburn would find that to be quite time consuming-Anyway,this book is terrific. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0898200830
    Sales Rank: 350924
    Subjects:  1. Discography & Buyer's Guides    2. Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal    3. Music    4. Reference    5. Music / Reference   


    $37.77

    The American Language
    by H.L. MENCKEN
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (27 June, 1936)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Word-Nerds come find your fodder.
    We all knew Mencken was a master of wit, but little did we know that his mastery of words could also be introspective to the language itself.As a linguistics major, I found this tome extremely interesting.If you want meticulous detail on the historyu and the divergence from the BritishEnglish, snap this book up.If you're still not satisfied, hunt around forthe appedices he wrote later in his life. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0394400755
    Sales Rank: 259664
    Subjects:  1. English language    2. General    3. Names    4. Reference    5. United States    6. Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics   


    $37.40

    The Elements of Grammar
    by Margaret Shertzer
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 September, 1996)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A clear-cut reference.
    I like this book because it "cuts to the chase."It's a lean book with a lot of instructional power.It simply delivers fact without the fluff.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A Stiff, Lifeless, Taciturn Overview
    "The Elements of Grammar," intended as a companion for the excellent "The Elements of Style," suffers from a stiff, lifeless presentation that detracts mightily from the grammatical advice. The format of the book itself hinders the reader: the type is too small and relentlessly the same; the examples that follow the rules are set in even smaller type; no visual guides or aids link paired columns of text, making one's eyes climb up and down; and the chapters lack any internal navigational devices to help the reader find his or her way.

    The author's explanations lack the authority required for this book to find a spot on my desk. For instance, we are told that a comma may be used to separate the month from the year when the date is omitted, but that current usage permits writing the month and year without a comma between them. I prefer the definitive advice in "The Chicago Manual of Style," which indicates no comma is needed when a month and year appear without the date.

    In discussing the use of colons to introduce a list, the author allows a colon to follow a verb, bringing the sentence to a dead stop and interrupting the connection of verb and object or complement.

    References to the Government Printing Office Style Manual do not help her case. That style manual is hopelessly outdated and insular

    In fairness, Ms. Shertzer delivers a no-frills, somewhat taciturn overview to grammar and usage and one could do much worse than to follow most of the advice here. But this book is not the first choice for a novice editor or young writer unless already thoroughly steeped in the rules and practice of grammar. And in that case, this book's usefulness would be minimal. Seasoned editors and writers would not find this book that useful and many no doubt have nearly new, little used copies of this book wedged into their reference shelves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I thought this book is great
    Before my reading of the book I have much struggels with my grammer usedge....Now (after I read it) I should be proefishent in doing the writing plus I will be better for speeking (verbully) to!! ... Read more

    Isbn: 0028614496
    Sales Rank: 23350
    Subjects:  1. English Grammar    2. English language    3. Grammar    4. Handbooks, manuals, etc    5. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    6. Reference    7. Usage   


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    The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
    by William Strunk Jr., E.B. White, Roger Angell
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (15 January, 2000)
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    Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking world have been pushing this book on their students since it was first published in 1957.Co-author White later revised it, and it remains the most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best.
    Simply put, this book is the best book on grammar that was ever written and ever will be written.

    Those guys on the cover know what they're talking about.Nowhere will you find such a humorous, accurate, and unique book on grammar in so few pages.If everybody wrote as they do, then the world would be a better place.

    This book is great.I will just open it up to a random page and read from there to the end of the book.If I had my choice, I'd memorize this book.

    This book is effortlessly superior to any textbook, workbook, or any grammar book every published.It deserves a place with any student, from middle school to grad school.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable tool for writer - Less is more
    Some write short sentence, others long. This book is not mean to alter your style, it helps to remove redundancies, ambiguities and shows writer to get to the point in a concise manner.It is around for many decades, and still the de facto of the subject. The book shows writer the building block of writing -- a sentence, and it does a great job. Many professional writers need to read this book to make their book thinner and more readable. It is a classics.

    If you need one book to clarify or organize thoughts into words, this is the one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book has been with me for years
    This is THE Essential Writer's Guide. I learned about this book way back in high school and I have used it extensively ever since.

    It works for those of us who are writing papers for school, work, or even just for fun.This book offers insight into many aspects of writing and shows the CORRECT way for everything.No wonder it's the reference for just about every professional writer on the planet.

    Check out "The Digital Umbrella"... another book written by an author who used Elements of Style. ... Read more

    Isbn: 020530902X
    Subjects:  1. Composition & Creative Writing - General    2. English Composition    3. English language    4. Grammar    5. Language    6. Language Arts & Disciplines    7. Literary style    8. Reference    9. Report writing    10. Rhetoric    11. Style    12. Technical Writing    13. Writing Skills    14. Technology / Technical Writing   


    $7.15

    Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus
    by Bartlett's
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 August, 1996)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Thesaurus and More
    Wonderful reference! With more than 350,000 references, I have no problem finding the word I'm looking for. This thesaurus has words both indexed and categorized so that related words are even closer at hand. Makes serendipity more likely. I especially like the lists included throughout the book. If I look up "hero," I also get a list of famous heros in history. Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus can make writing much more interesting and fun.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not all thesauruses are alike
    After several days of research, during which I sought recommendations in books for writers and tested a dozen competitors, I have found Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus the clear winner. Compared to its rivals, it is cheaper, but printed on better paper with a more legible typeface. It has a useful thumb index and a clean layout unlike the others. Its wordlists, topics, and lists are more relevant.

    Best of all, it's more intuitive than the others--not only in the process of looking up a word, but in the list of words found. And at the end of most wordlists are references to related concepts that increase the smart, intuitive feel to the book, a feature lacking in the competition. I consistently found the right word and/or wordlist more easily with Roget's Bartlett's than with Roget's International 6th.

    The crucial step to finding the right word is when looking in the index. Fortunately, Bartlett's lists every single word in the index, whereas Roget's International 6th does not. Not finding a word in a thesaurus index is disconcerting, and substituting that word for a simpler, indexed one doesn't always lead in the right direction. Also, instead of distinguishing between nouns and verbs in the index, as Roget's International 6th does with hard-to-read type, Bartlett's streamlines the search by using descriptive phrases that distinguish, for example, "pedal" the part of a keyboard instrument from "pedal" meaning propel. This helps to pinpoint the right wordlist.

    Despite its unwieldy name, Bartlett's Roget's does not exactly combine both reference tools. There is only about one quotation from Bartlett's every two pages, making the quotations more of a decorative distraction than a useful reference. But I see nothing wrong with the innocuous added bonus in a thesaurus that easily beats the others.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't get the ones in dictionary form..get this kind
    Indispensable! I gave my old copy of this to my nephew going away to college.What a mistake for me!I was in graduate school at the time and had another thesaurus in dictionary form..and figured that would be fine.Yuck.I found myself wishing I had this version again..so I just bought another one.

    The way I use it is not to come up with words to impress people (well, not usually) but rather to remember a word that I want to use, but can't exactly recall (must be my age).I know you all have done it and can relate to that great feeling of finally finding that word! The conceptual setup is perfect for this becuase sometimes you can get close with a guess, but you need that whole section on weight (for example) to really pinpoint your word (not just synonyms for heavy). ... Read more

    Isbn: 0316101389
    Sales Rank: 37736
    Subjects:  1. English Language Dictionaries    2. English language    3. General    4. Reference    5. Synonyms and antonyms    6. Thesauri    7. Reference / General   


    $14.93

    The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
    by American Heritage Dictionaries
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (15 January, 2000)
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    The latest edition of the American Heritage Dictionary is out, and that's hot news--not just for the resolute followers of lexicographical minutiae, but for the general reading and writing public as well. Why? Because the American Heritage is a long-standing favorite family dictionary (never underestimate the value of pictures) and one of the prime dictionary references for magazines, newspapers, and dot.com content providers. For scads of writers and editors across the U.S., it sets the standard on matters of style and lexicographical authority.

    So this new edition is exciting and noteworthy, but how good is it? In its favor, the fourth edition is as current a dictionary as you can get. It's six years fresher than the 1994 version, with 10,000 words and definitions you won't find in the still venerable but now slightly dated third edition. For example, unlike its predecessor (and also unlike the 1996 Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary), this fourth edition covers dot-com, e-commerce, and soccer mom, Ebonics, Viagra, and a surf definition for cruising television channels and the Internet.

    Its panel of special consultants includes authorities on anthropology, architecture, cinema, and law, plus military science, music, religion, and sports, and that is reflected in an impressively comprehensive coverage of the arts, culture, and technology. Sadly, however, there are no medical consultants on the panel, and that loss is felt in some substandard medical definitions. Other flaws: there's a greater than usual tendency to define a word with a form of the same word--for example, fuzzy, whose first two definitions are "1. covered with fuzz." and "2. of or resembling fuzz." And some definitions seem needlessly wordy, such as the entry for furious, which is "full of or characterized by extreme anger; raging." Compare that with the more succinct Oxford Encyclopedic entry: "1. extremely angry. 2. full of fury."

    On the other hand, there are valuable entries throughout the dictionary supplying additional information on synonyms, usage, or word history, and these extras, such as the history of diatribe and the usage notes on discomfit, are interesting. The layout is easy on the eyes, with dark blue/green bold type setting the words apart from their definitions, and 4,000 color photographs, maps, and illustrations that are both useful and delightful. On one page, the margin provides color depictions of Francis Bacon, bacterium, and a Bactrian camel. Theodore Roosevelt and a rooster share another margin, while a third page offers Isak Dinesen, a dingo, and dinoflagellate. It is a fascinating book to peruse, and a compellingly scholarly addition to the American Heritage Dictionary line. --Stephanie Gold ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the two best dictionaries for business writers
    Be careful when you choose a dictionary: small paperbacks generally aren't complete enough for business writers, and many hardback dictionaries are out of date or badly edited-even many that carry the name Webster's, which isn't a trademark. Fortunately, several reliable hardback "desk" dictionaries are available. This is the most attractive and readable of them, with particular strengths in word histories and usage. It's on the short list of recommended resources in my book The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Business Writing and Communication.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Terrific Dictionary
    I noticed that most of my Amazon reviews were negative.I tend to rant when something fails, but I rarely go online to express the joy that some products bring -- I'm clearly a grump.So I decided to write about something that elates me day in and out.

    This is a terrific dictionary.Great design, great entries, just a great feel to it.Buy it and enjoy it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Dictionary Around
    This dictionary is my favorite, because it is very complete, carries technical definitions, and the word derivations are the best anywhere. In addition, many words refer the reader to an index in the back that outlines many of the words derived from the same root. With those tools, it is nearly impossible to avoid grasping the concept that underlies that word or words. It is not a good dictionary for children, but for literate adults it is unsurpassed. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0395825172
    Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. Dictionaries - General    3. English language    4. Reference    5. Reference / Dictionaries   


    $40.80

    The Gregg Reference Manual
    by William Sabin
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Spiral-bound (01 January, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Recommendations for Students Entering the Secretarial Field
    As a business education teacher, I highly recommend this reference manual to anyone entering the secretarial field.It provides a complete source for answering questions concerning grammar, punctuation, English usage, etc.The well-done index allows easy access to the needed information. It is an absolute MUST for office employees. Eva Lewis, El Cajon, CA

    5-0 out of 5 stars All arguments stop here
    I am an independent corporate trainer who teaches people to write better at work. When my students ask me for my advice about good books to guide them as they write at work, this is the reference book I recommend.

    I also tell them several other things about the book. First, this is not just some handbook that secretaries can use to look up how to format a letter. It is an authoritative reference for all aspects of writing English. It should be next to the dictionary and thesaurus on the shelf of everyone who needs to write at work, from clerks to executives. Second, if your boss or anyone else argues with you about any rule of writing, you only have to point to the relevant entry in this book. All arguments stop there. Third, the size of the book is deceptive. It uses small font and thin paper. With normal font and paper, it would be the size of two or three large dictionaries. That's how much useful stuff is packed in this book.

    It takes a while to get used to how the information in the book is formatted, but it is well worth the effort. All entries in the index include page numbers as well as topic numbers, which they call "rules." The book is logically structured around these rules, and it makes related topics easy to find.

    I rated this book 5 stars because I think it is superior in all categories for a reference book: comprehensive content, abundant examples, thorough index, authoritative author, and reasonable price.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A good everyday reference tool, but...
    This manual is a great tool with easy to locate information and a wealth of information; it is not, however, the end-all of writing.It is a good business writing manual, but to an English student and editor, it falls rather short.For example, Sabin's advice on generic pronouns and gender may suit a business proposal with "his or hers" and "he or she" littering the page, but in the humanities, this is becoming less and less acceptable.Items such as this seem unimportant only until you need them.

    The GRM is a fine grammar manual if needed only for occasional use casually and in business situations, but for intense scrutiny, it wouldn't be my first choice. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0028040473
    Sales Rank: 273614
    Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business Communication - General    3. Business Writing    4. Grammar    5. Reference    6. Secretarial Aids & Training    7. Writing Skills   


    Blockbuster Entertainment Guide to Movies and Videos 1999 (Blockbuster Entertainment Guide to Movies and Videos)
    by Philip Lief Group
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (10 August, 1998)
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    From A Brivele der Mamen, a 1938 Polish soap opera in Yiddish, to Zulu Dawn (1979), a lavish portrayal of African-British violence featuring Burt Lancaster and Peter O'Toole, the Blockbuster Guide is an A-to-Z resource of more than 23,000 movie reviews. Along with each concise summary/review, Blockbuster includes the year it was made and the number of stars (0 to 5) the film rates, who directed it and who acts in it, how long it runs and to what category it belongs, what language it's in, and most helpful of all, whether it's been released on video. In addition, there's an index of directors and their movies, an index of actors and the movies they appear in, and memory-aid boxes by each film's name so you can check the ones you've seen. The guide does an impressive job of providing vast information in few words, thereby allowing for a great breadth of listings while maintaining a manageable size, convenient to keep as a permanent VCR or coffee-table companion.--Stephanie Gold ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Editorializing, but OK
    No one is going to agree with all of the movie reviews in this book, just as readers so often take issue with newspaper film critics.It would be nice to see a "just the facts" approach without quite so much editorializing on the individual movies, but with that point set aside, it is a decent guide.The indices in the back are perhaps the best feature, allowing you to look up a particular director or actor's filmography, and to find films by category (whereas the book as a whole is alphabetized by film title).

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this one!
    They don't even get the story line right. Read the review of Hud and weep.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A movie guide from America's biggest censor
    Trusting Blockbuster to write a movie guide is like trusting the wolf to take care of the sheep. Blockbuster, the company that bans letterboxed DVDs and independent films from its shelves (really), does not understand the first thing about movies. All they know is if it is a hot seller. Does popularity make a movie good? If you have no mind of your own, maybe so. But take a look at the shelves at Blockbuster for the really good movies that you missed in the theatre: Airplane, Clockwork Orange, Taxi Driver, Valmont, etc. Oh, they're not there? Guess Blockbuster threw them out to make space for another copy of Gladiator. Really. Ask them.

    If you want a good movie guide, try Roger Ebert's reviews or Amazon.com's Internet Movie Database...But stay away from Blockbuster -- and their books. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0440225981
    Subjects:  1. Capsule Movie Reviews    2. Catalogs    3. Film & Video - Guides & Reviews    4. General    5. Motion pictures    6. Movie/Tv Tie-Ins    7. Performing Arts    8. Pop Arts / Pop Culture    9. Television - Reference    10. Video recordings    11. Reference / General   


    Dictionary of Theories
    by Jennifer Bothamley
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars great leaf-through volume
    Jennifer Bothamley has compiled more than 5,000 theories from all disciplines, from times ancient to modern, in this fascinating volume.It's a great book to leaf through; the concise, clear definitions will pique your interest.Some of the theories have been discredited, although all have had influence.
    Do you need to see technical diagrams or equations?These are included. The book is cross-referenced to make browsing easier.
    It's a marvelous addition to anyone's library.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Fine and Fascinating Reference
    "Dictionary of Theories," edited by Jennifer Bothamley, is one of the best references I've purchased in recent years.As a fiction writer, I've collected many compendia of information and this one has proven to be one of the most used.What is the "Pleasure Principle"?What are Aristotle's "Four Causes"?What about the "Big Bang Theory"?The "People" and "Subject Area" indexes at the end of the book, along with the bibliography, are very helpful and make this dictionary that much more fun to use.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Deserving of a paperback edition
    This is indeed an admirably broad survey of literally thousands of theories from a wide range of disciplines and traditions. My training and expertise is in the Arts and Humanities, and I was surprised to find suchreliability amongst categories spanning from the social sciences topostmodern literary criticism and cultural theory to more traditionalphilosophical concerns.

    To address two issues from the previous review:Firstly, I suspect that the lack of attention to the major world religionsis a result of this being a dictionary of THEORIES, not beliefs. Whilethere is certainly a component of faith involved in speculation wegenerally consider more scientific, it seems sensible for such a work toleave out religious doctrine and ideas more mystic and ethereal thansystematic and empirically rigorous. Secondly, although I can't speak tothe broad appeal or cosmic significance of meterology, it could hardly bemore obvious to someone outside the number-crunching lab that feminism iscertainly not a "minor sub-field". In fact, I can think of fewtheoretical orientations with more enormously wide-ranging consequences,both historically and in the present moment, and more vital and relevantfor inclusion in any collection of theories. ... Read more

    Isbn: 1578590450
    Sales Rank: 467782


    The Harpercollins Dictionary of American Government and Politics
    by Jay M. Shafritz
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 August, 1993)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for political junkies
    This dictionary would make a wonderful addition to anyone's reference shelf. Many definitions are mini-lessons in civics and government.A great gift for a high school or college student who is interested in politics and government. Also, a handy reference tool for understanding the news. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0064610217
    Sales Rank: 600981
    Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. Dictionaries - General    3. Government - National    4. Language    5. Political Process - General    6. Politics and government    7. Reference    8. United States   


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    The Oxford Companion to the English Language (Oxford Companion to English Literature)
    by Tom McArthur
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 July, 1992)
    list price: $75.00
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    4-0 out of 5 stars "Spanish Verbs On The Go!"
    I like this book. It's probably the only Spanish book that I found

    that's so small that I can put it in the back of my pocket and take

    it everywhere I go.But you will need a good Spanish course to go

    along with it. I am doing the Learning Spanish Like Crazy digital

    course and the live teleseminars. Speaking one-on-one with the

    Spanish instructor at the LSLC live teleseminars helps alot

    pronouncing the words that I am learing in 1001 Most Useful Spanish

    Words. You can also get a Spanish speaking friend to check your

    pronounciation.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An enyclopedia of English
    People who love English already have a few books about advanced English usage, such as Fowler, and various style guides. I love Fowler; browsing its pages is a delight. The Oxford Companion (concise ed) is different. It's much more objective, and more encylopedic. There are entries on many important linguistic terms and concepts, excellent definitions of all the grammatical terms you'll come across (what does "dative" mean?), accurate surveys of areas like what is a dialect and what isn't, and the majorthreads of the academic debate are presented. Every letter of the alphabet is given its history. Curious about Scouse? About the impact of Samuel Johnson and his dictionary? What is the state of opinion about the Sapir-Whorfian Hypothesis? Estuary English? Regional dialects of North America? I can't believe I haven't had this book on my shelf since the moment it was published, and I'm busy making a list of people to give it to. This a breakthrough contribution to books about English.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know about literary terminology
    This book is one of the better purchases I have ever made. Every time I need a detail about the English language,literary devices and terminology, or grammatical usage, this book always has a couple of paragraphs to explain what I need to know -- and usually a handful of cross references to related topics.All with the usual careful and thorough treatment you expect from Oxford.Everylibrary should have a copy of this book. ... Read more

    Isbn: 019214183X
    Sales Rank: 280656
    Subjects:  1. Encyclopedias    2. English Language (General)    3. English language    4. English philology    5. General    6. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    7. Language and languages    8. Literary Criticism   


    The Holy Bible: Douay Rheims Version
    by James Gibbons, Richard Challoner
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 December, 1989)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The most beautiful Bible in the world
    The Baronius Press Douay Rheims Bible (available from the publisher: www.baroniuspress.com) is probably the most beautiful Bible I have ever owned - and I have owned a lot over the years. The text of the Douay Rheims is safest, most traditional edition available today, and was used throughout the English speaking worlduntil recently. I have got the Loreto and Tan editions aswell, but the type isn't great in places, with blotches and scratch marks that are normal with facsimilies. The guys at Baronius have done a great job, and really should be commended for this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars finally search is over
    i was thrown a bit by some of the negativebut i went with my heart andso glad i did this is the best and it's clear & consise i'm no longer confused.

    3-0 out of 5 stars If only there were a Baronius\Lareto hybrid!
    I own 3 of the Challoner DR bibles: Baronius, Lareto and Haydock.The Haydock is great, but is not a practical choice for an everyday carry bible.It is a "leave home" study reference due to its size.The Lareto has a nice size, similiar to a Cambridge or Oxford layout, but it has a an inflexible hardcover even though they call it "leather".The pages are very white, which is nice, but edges are not gilded , just plain white.Lareto put maps, helps, illustrations, etc, in between the Old and New Testaments instead of the back; combine that with the hardcover and quick lookups become very cumbersome.

    The Baronius has a cover leather cover, decent, but not great.It is called Morrocan Leather, but is not as nice as a Cambridge Morrocan Leather. One of the other reviewers pointed out some typos which, sadly, I can confirm.The typeset is not has nice as the bold Lareto.It does have a bit more white space than the Lareto.The Lareto has subject headings on the top of each page, the Baronius does not.Other than that, the content is all the same.The Baronius puts the maps in the back, but it still keeps several illustrations in between the Old and New Testament. I find the dimensions of the Lareto to be much more confortable that the thick and narrow Baronius.

    What I ended up doing is taking the Lareto version to a book bindery. I had them move the maps and helps to the back and replace the hard cover with a supple genuine leather cover.With gold embroidery it runs about $100-$120.It doesn't have gilded edges like the Baronius, but the finished product is a far more usable bible.It is conveniently sized with a supple and flexible leather cover with gold embroidery.The helps and illustrations are now at the back where they belong, all for well under $200 including the price of the bible.Rather spendy, but for how I use a bible, definately worth it! ... Read more

    Isbn: 0895550008
    Sales Rank: 84333
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    Catholic Study Bible
    by Donald Senior
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 October, 1991)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars good for in-depth study
    my husband and i have found this to be an excellent study bible for more in-depth study.perhaps if someone feels that they do not need to really "study" then a bible without study tools would suit those needs, although all of us need to "study" for it brings us closer to God.
    as we have reviewed the articles we have found we are looking more at what the true meaning of the Word of God is, how to incorporate it into our family, and how it is applicable to modern times. also the history, which is very important and very much apart of Catholic teachings, is wonderful for helping the modern person understand why God speaks to humanity in the ways he does.the Bible was written within a socio-cultural and historical time frame, which needs to be understood and taken into account, but the meaning and Word transcends that time.
    again a wonderful study tool that if used to facilitate one's knowledge of scripture will enhance understanding of the Catholic Church and God.

    5-0 out of 5 stars For Catholics who want Theology
    I think we Catholics have two problems: 1) We don't read the Bible half enough, and 2) we're always stuck on, "What's the orthodox view?"

    If you want orthodoxy, this *translation* is the way to go. It's the official translation of the American church, and yet the gender neutralization is annoying, but I think for the most part they did a great job in the translation and took much care to translate from the original language and to even keep the sentence structure much the same. It mostly does not over-translate, lest it interpret too. By finding a good medium, the Bible is not closed off but its mysteries are wide open before us.

    But, yes, the commentary in the front of this edition do contain *THEOLOGICAL* notes that are not necessarily standard Church teachings. But that is the point of THEOLOGY. The notes in front are for background info and Theology, NOT for outlining church teachings. If you want those, read the Catechism, not the Bible. And most of the Theology mentioned in the front is NOT being preached, but it points out the Theological thought at the time when the books were written. It is a very well-done, well-researched commentary that can teach you a lot about the mindsets of the people who wrote the books.

    I bought this book to aid me in intensely reading the Bible for Theological study. I am a college student of Theology at a university that swears orthodoxy to the magisterium, and is known for its sound teachings.

    3-0 out of 5 stars O.K.--without the Psalms
    This is a pretty substantial Bible--and, by that I mean heavy.There are lots of articles from "big names" in Catholic Biblical scholarship.So, one will get the most up-to-date thinking on authorship, dates, readings, etc. and so forth.The translation is the same reliable NAB for the Old and New Testaments.The translation of the Hebrew Scriptures can be a little too dynamic, rendering perfectly understandable Hebrew idioms into English.But, the literal Hebrew is usually referenced in the notes.The same could be said for the New Testament.For all its girth, it is not a pretty Bible, though, and the pages are thin.My great disappointment is the bowdlerized version of the Psalms which have been "inclusivized" to the point of mistranslation.It's one thing to translate the generic word for "man" as "human being" or whatever (no, I have no problem with that); quite another to change third-person address into second-person (i.e., "He is the LORD" becomes "You are the LORD.")This is not always done consistently, however, which makes the slipshod translation look even more inconsistent and slipshod.The Book of Psalms is where the NAB's translating committee's agenda trumped its duty to translate . . . and, it is a pity. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0195283945
    Sales Rank: 316803
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    The Timetables of History : A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events (The New Third Revised Edition)
    by Bernard Grun
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (15 December, 1991)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars can't see the forest for the trees
    An obsession with detail -breaking down history into thousands and thousands of year by year, mind-numbing columns is NOT the way to study history. It might be useful as a research tool, but then decade by decade columns would have done more good to give the gist of history instead of the minutia. But if minutia is what you're after, a soft-ware version of this book -with MORE minutia and more cross-referencing and MORE big picture essays- would make more sense.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable as a reference tool
    I have an older edition of this book that chronicles world history from -5000 to 1978.This book is fascinating and hard to put down as it cross-links History and Politics, Literature and Theater, Religion and Philosophy, Visual Arts, Music, Science, and Daily Life.This helps spread out information across the book's grid so if you're interested simply, say, in the historic flow of architecture the book parses this out for you.

    My only complaint, and thus the four stars instead of five, is that the book is inconsistent in how it uses dates.You also have to rein in your desire for more information. The book just gives you the bare minimum and serves more as a launch pad.If you want to dig deep you'll need to go elsewhere.It is also somewhat Euro-centric.

    Still, the book conveys the sweep of history and human achievement in a way that is remarkable.It's all there at your fingertips and is a reference must for any reader with an interest history and world affairs.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Information not understanding
    This work provides a year by year record of significant events in seven different areas. )1) History and Politics, 2) Literature and Theatre, 3) Religion, Philosophy and Learning, 4) Visual Arts, 5) Music, 6) Science, Technology and Growth and 7) Daily Life. One can look across the page at a certain year and see the developments in each of these areas during these years. There are certain periods in which there are no entries. As we move toward modern times the information increases. I understand that this resource is valuable for many people, however the book gave me little pleasure and I have not though I have had it for some years made great use of it. I think that one reason is that there is no story, no narrative, no connection between the ' facts'. Information without any effort at real understanding seems to me of very limited value. To understand connections between different areas of human endeavor, to put it all together seems to me one of the most interesting of all intellectual activities. But I do not feel this book does this in any way. This does not mean however it cannot be useful.It means that the very nature of the thing done is not to my mind a specially valuable activity. ... Read more

    Isbn: 067174271X
    Sales Rank: 12124
    Subjects:  1. Chronology, Historical    2. History - General History    3. History: World    4. Reference    5. Tables    6. World - General    7. History / General   


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    The Timetables of American History
    by Laurence Urdang, Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (27 November, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A useful reference work for teachers of American History
    We all know that every American History textbook leaves out lots of important events, people, and things that may well be worth knowing."The Timetables of American History" is a very useful reference work for those teaching/learning about American History because if you are studying something big like the Civil War or something relatively small like the Scopes Trial, this book shows you what was happening at the same time in science, art and politics.This book can be useful in providing topics for bulletin boards or student reports on any period in American History you happen to be covering.If your history book does not tell you what scientific inventions were developed during the Great Depression, what Americans were reading during the Vietnam War, or who the greatest painter of the early 19th century in the United States, then this is the book you want to add to your reference collection.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Timetables of American History, updated edition
    A wonderfully concise look at American History in respect to other happenings around the globe. I read this book at our local library and was so impressed with it that I decided to order it from Amazon.com! ... Read more

    Isbn: 0743202619
    Sales Rank: 182331
    Subjects:  1. America    2. Chronology    3. General    4. History    5. History - General History    6. History, Modern    7. History: American    8. Modern history    9. Reference    10. Tables    11. United States - General    12. History / Reference   


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    A Dictionary of Philosophy
    by ANTHONY FLEW
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (14 September, 1999)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Anecessary and fundamental tool for thestudent
    For the undergraduate setting out on a Liberal Arts degree, studying philosophy or any related subject in the humanities, this important reference is absolutely valuable.

    It is my own experience that understanding the foundational terms of a subject is paramount in the attainment of grasping the whole. I remember as a first year university student, sitting down in my first philosophy class, expecting to learn the secrets of the ages, and the young professor flippantly entering the classroom, only to hand us a list of technical terms, and giving us our first assignment: "Learn these terms. Come back in a week and expect to be tested. If you receive anything less than 100%, I would sincerely advise dropping this class and taking up psychology or something." He then left the lecture hall. Needless to say, I worked the entire week learning or more so, memorizing these terms, such as, Idea in the Platonic sense; Socratic Method; dialectic, reminiscence, anamnesis, justice, truth and aesthetics. A week passed and the test consisted of the word and enough blank space to write the answer. Only eighty percent of us passed the test (an extraordinary outcome) and over half ended up dropping the course. Looking back at the blood sweat and tears of this first year class, I only wished I had owned this valuable reference then - it would have made life a lot easier. However I had learned a valuable lesson: no matter what the subject may be, before embarking on the particular ideas and basic tenets, learn the foundational terms, and the journey will be a lot less difficult.

    A Dictionary of Philosophy will make the journey of learning philosophy or the history of ideas much easier. It includes the classic thinkers, Plato, Aquinas, Descartes Spinoza, Kant, through to James, Pierce, Russell, and Wittgenstein. The definitions are clear and straightforward, encompassing thousands of years of western thought.

    Unfortunately, this dictionary is heavily cross-referenced. This will be a great chore for some individuals; however, the editors have used an asterisk... "Preceding a text word or name to indicate that the word or name itself constitutes a separate entry, where additional relevant information will be found, which indicate a separate entry." In a dictionary that defines terms in so many disciplines, including the more recent encroachment of the "social sciences", cross-referencing is unavoidable. But this is part of the process in learning philosophy as one school of thought invariably moves into another and so forth.

    For the student this text is highly recommended.

    4-0 out of 5 stars An interesting read
    I read every entry in this dictionary in hopes I would learn about philosophy.I did learn many interesting things but then I forgot most of them.I think I did not get a very organized experience of philosophy.Still it was a challenging read.I think I'm doing better now.

    2-0 out of 5 stars thorough, objective and in need of a rewrite!
    Lets think of why one uses a dictionary. First, to define terms. Alright, this book deals with many terms from epistemology to metaethics. Philosophers are given thorough biographies: everyone from ancient stoic Epictetus to the recently deceased Robert Nozick. Second, we use a dictionary for summaries that are objective. This book is extremely even-handed in its treatment in the gamut of terms, ideas and people.

    Third, we use dictionaries to get definitions that are clear and understandable. This is the books weakness (-3 *s). In fact, I was suprised to see Antony Flew's name on a dictionary because, despite being a hell of a thinker, his writing is terrible. Yes, philosophy is technical. Yes, the language is grande, using words like schism and epiphenomenon but the point of a dictionary is to explain and clarify meanings of unfamiliar words. Large and vague words are used, probably so as to create the detatchment required when writing dictionaries. Still, there are many other philosophical dictionaries on the market that are more user friendly. My suggestion, pick a term and compare how the available dictionaries define them. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0517204193
    Sales Rank: 445100
    Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. General    3. Philosophy    4. Philosophy (General)    5. Reference    6. Philosophy / General   


    The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations
    by Robert Andrews
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (15 April, 1993)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A witty, wise, entertaining and amusing collection.
    THE COLUMBIA DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS.By Robert Andrews.1092 pp. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.ISBN: 0231071949(hbk.)

    This is a marvelous book that one can spend many happy hours with. It contains over 18,000 remarks, witticisms, judgments and observations on 1,500 alphabetically arranged subjects.Some people like to keep such books around for when they need a quotation for a specific purpose, writers and speakers for example.But a far better use for this one is to have it handy for occasional browsing.More than 11,000 of its quotations have never appeared before in a quotation book, and all have been chosen not for their familiarity but for their quality and relevance to the times.They range from the funny and memorable through to the profound, and Andrews has made such an excellent choice that one's greatest wish while reading this book is for a photographic memory. Passages will be found here from Shakespeare and Malcolm X, Lenin and Salman Rushdie, Emily Dickinson and Camille Paglia, Oscar Wilde and Frank Zappa, and a host of others.It's the perfect book for a certain kind of moment, and there's enough here to keep anyone intrigued and entertained for a very long time.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful reference book that searches the souls of many.
    I throughly enjoy this book on a daily basis.It has extreme quotations from a wide variety of interesting and exciting people from the past and present.

    I have learned that even though you might not agree with whateveryone says, that people are entitled to their opinion, and that is whywe as a people are so lucky to have freedom.

    I highly recommend thisbook to people of all ages. It will keep you entertained and it is awonderful way to get to know yourself in the process. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0231071949
    Sales Rank: 526151
    Subjects:  1. Dictionaries    2. Quotations    3. Quotations, English    4. Reference   


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    The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (Oxford Dictionary of Quotations)
    by Elizabeth Knowles
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (01 November, 1999)
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    The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is as impressive, erudite, enjoyable, and educational a tome as you might expect from Oxford. It's the sort of undertaking the press does very well. The first such dictionary, as compiled by Oxford, was published in 1953, and it's been tweaking, modifying, and updating it ever since. This new edition, the fifth, offers well over 20,000 quotations from more than 3,000 authors. Responding to correspondence from their readers, Oxford has restored some material from past editions, such as the proverbs and nursery-rhymes section. There's a much more inclusive attention to sacred texts of world religions, and 2,000 quotations are brand new.

    The quotations are arranged alphabetically, by author, so browsing provides insight into the authors quoted, more so than do compendiums that are organize by theme. There is also, however, a full thematic index, starting with Administration, Age, and America, and running the alphabetical gamut through to War, Weather, and Youth. And that is followed by a 283-page comprehensive keyword index. If you needed to fault Oxford with something, it might be the small print, but it certainly wouldn't be the thoroughness or cross-referenceability.

    There's Kingsley Amis on hangovers ("His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum") and the sexes ("Women are really much nicer than men. No wonder we like them"). There's Woody Allen on immortality ("I don't want to achieve immortality through my work--I want to achieve it through not dying") and Fred Allen on committees ("A group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done"). Spiro T. Agnew is on record as saying, "If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all." And Konrad Adenauer weighs in with "A thick skin is a gift from God."

    There are pages of special categories, such as one of advertising slogans ("Let your fingers do the walking," "It's finger-licking good," and "Beanz meanz Heinz") and three pages of last words ("God will pardon me, it is His trade," from Heinrich Heine; "If this is dying, then I don't think much of it," by Lytton Strachey; and "It's been so long since I've had champagne," by Anton Chekhov). And there are pages of film lines, misquotations, epitaphs, telegrams, and toasts, too. Oxford's Dictionary of Quotations is a wonderfully reliable and inclusive quotation reference, and it's a lot of fun, as well. --Stephanie Gold ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for long quotations from famous works
    This book is very different from the other quotation books I've used.It is well organized and indexed, but a large number of quotes are very large indeed.It is perhaps dominated by the Bible, Shakespeare, and a few other well-know authors/books.If you know something is from Shakespeare and you need to know where (which play, act, etc.), this book is for you.If you just collect quotes, as I do, it isn't all that helpful--Bartlett's is better for that purpose.Also, see Lieberman's 3500 quotes book and, especially, Braude's book of speakers' stories (exceptionally good).So, the Oxford book is a 3 or a 5 depending on how you want to use it.So, I gave it a 4.What can you do?As Virgil (as quoted in the book) says: "Trust one who has gone through it."Great reference text, but not a book to read through, IMHO.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Complaint with format, not content
    I have used previous editions of the Oxford book o' quotations and, until this edition, I considered this book a must-have for anyone that relies upon reference sources for quotations, as I do as a magazine editor.

    While probably trivial to most, the decision to place page numbers in the gutter rather than on the top-outside corners of each page, as in previous editions, is truly a pain. Think about it; most readers will search for quotes by topic, to which the excellent index will refer the reader by page. Tucking such (small) folios in the gutter is irritating when attempting to locate something quickly.

    Truly, this is a minor complaint, but I find myself using the previous edition and hope the next edition will rectify this flaw in the current edition's functionality...

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Essential Reference for Any Home Library
    The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is more than simply a collection of words people have spoken. It's a summary of the best of our spoken and written language - the Greek and Latin authors, Dante, The Bible, Shakespeare, the English Poets, Winston Churchill, and just about every other essential literary or historical work of the last two thousand years. In a sense, the ODQ is not so much a collection of famous sayings as it is a single volume summary of western literature you can use to track down a line from a poem or novel as well as a phrase from a famous speech. This is an essential reference work for anyone interested in literature or history and should be part of any home library alongside such frequently used books as a dictionary or encyclopedia. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0198601735
    Subjects:  1. Quotations    2. Quotations, English    3. Reference    4. Dictionaries of quotations   


    Dictionary of Accounting Terms (Dictionary of Accounting Terms)
    by Joel G. Siegel, Jae K. Shim
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 October, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reference
    I use it on a regular basis. Covers a variety of business terms and concepts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good for all people, accountants and non accountants!
    A dictionary of accounting is the best idea for an accounting reference book! And above that, it was done very nicely as well!

    If you're an accouting student, a professional accountant, or encounter a few accounting terms every once in a while, then this book is great for you! It's very comprehensive and informative!

    A great value for your money!

    5-0 out of 5 stars VERY VALUABLE SOURCE FOR QUICK LEARNING
    I found this book to be very valuable in looking up terms I had forgotten when asked by my assistant who is taking accounting classes to become a certified accountant. As the company I work for is a small business, often I take for granted the accounting principles I use daily for over 30 years. What they may mean to a person who is learning from me and how I can teach her is different than what is taught in many classes today. This book is a quick reference to explain what I am teaching her, plus what she is learning in class. I purchased this book for my assistant and after reading through it I ordered another for myself. I highly recommend this book to have in every office and for any student. I have found no other book to be so concise and helpful for quick reference. You will be glad you have this book in your library of accounting materials. ... Read more

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