Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 520 pages
This treasure trove of more than 2,000 profound, thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices. Drawn from citations made during the twentieth century by speakers before Congress, it quotes an international array of historic figures, including Paine, Milton, Emerson, Marx, Napoleon, Dickens, and Churchill.
American Heritage hailed this collection as "useful and highly diverting," and Library Journal cited it as the best reference book of 1989. This edition features a new Preface by The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington. The entries present historical background and other information on the source. Complete author and subject indexes offer quick and easy references for speechwriters and casual browsers alike.
 

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James Hadley Billington was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on June 1, 1929. He received a bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1950 and a doctorate from Oxford University in 1953. He joined the Army and became a first lieutenant. He taught Russian history at Harvard University from 1957 to 1962 and at Princeton University from 1962 to 1974. As director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1973 to 1987, he founded the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies and The Wilson Quarterly. He was the librarian of Congress from 1987 until 2015. He wrote six books on Russia and revolutionary traditions. His books included Mikhailovsky and Russian Populism; The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive History of Russian Culture; Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith; Russia Transformed: Breakthrough to Hope, August 1991; The Face of Russia; and Russia in Search of Itself. He died from complications of pneumonia on November 20, 2018 at the age of 89.

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