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The Resource The quotable founding fathers : a treasury of 2,500 wise and witty quotations from the men and women who created America, edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr. ; research assistant, Jane Garry, (electronic resource)

The quotable founding fathers : a treasury of 2,500 wise and witty quotations from the men and women who created America, edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr. ; research assistant, Jane Garry, (electronic resource)

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The quotable founding fathers : a treasury of 2,500 wise and witty quotations from the men and women who created America
Title
The quotable founding fathers
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a treasury of 2,500 wise and witty quotations from the men and women who created America
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edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr. ; research assistant, Jane Garry
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eng
Summary
  • No group is quoted--and misquoted--more often than America's founders. When a political controversy heats up, the nation's speechwriters, politicians, reporters, editorial writers, and talking heads try to influence the debate by quoting their words. Year in and year out, teachers and political buffs look to their wisdom to illuminate the issues. How much easier it would be to find every key quote by the founders in a single source. The Quotable Founding Fathers, edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr., provides just that source--a compilation of some 2,500 quotes summing up the wit and wisdom of the founders. While some of these quotations can be found in general quotation compilations such as Bartlett's, these volumes offer only a fraction of what's available. The Quotable Founding Fathers mines deeper into the founders' essays, diaries, letters, speeches, and sermons to extract all the nuggets that are significant to the history of the country--and to the ongoing debate about the meaning of democracy in America
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MdBmJHUP
Dewey number
973.3/092/2
LC call number
E302.5
LC item number
.Q68 2004
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  • Garry, Jane
  • Melton, Buckner F
  • Project Muse
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  • Quotations, American
  • Social values
  • National characteristics, American
  • Presidents
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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No group is quoted—and misquoted—more often than America’s founders. When a political controversy heats up, the nation’s speechwriters, politicians, reporters, editorial writers, and talking heads try to influence the debate by quoting their words. Year in and year out, teachers and political buffs look to their wisdom to illuminate the issues. How much easier it would be to find every key quote by the founders in a single source. The Quotable Founding Fathers , edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr., provides just that source—a compilation of some 2,500 quotes summing up the wit and wisdom of the founders. While some of these quotations can be found in general quotation compilations such as Bartlett’s, these volumes offer only a fraction of what’s available. The Quotable Founding Fathers mines deeper into the founders’ essays, diaries, letters, speeches, and sermons to extract all the nuggets that are significant to the history of the country— and to the ongoing debate about the meaning of democracy in America
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The quotable founding fathers : a treasury of 2,500 wise and witty quotations from the men and women who created America, edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr. ; research assistant, Jane Garry, (electronic resource)
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Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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OCM1bookssj0000231809
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xv, 345 pages))
Isbn
9781574888294
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(print)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000231809
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The quotable founding fathers : a treasury of 2,500 wise and witty quotations from the men and women who created America, edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr. ; research assistant, Jane Garry, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000231809
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xv, 345 pages))
Isbn
9781574888294
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000231809

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