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Times Books, Sep 12, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 357 pages
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A new collection of witty pieces of language from the bestselling and widely syndicated language columnist for The New York Times. Illustrated.

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Great reading, especially if you like playing with words. This is a collection of Mr. Safire's "On Lanuguage" articles which were published in The New York Times Magazine, along with some of the ... Read full review

Take my word for it: more On language

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Safire has culled a new collection from his New York Times columns wherein he (often humorously) comments on the use and misuse of the English language (including its etymology, jargon, slang, and ... Read full review


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William Safire was born on Dec. 17, 1929. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out after two years. He began his career as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune. He had also been a radio and television producer and a U.S. Army correspondent. From 1955 to 1960, Safire was vice president of a public relations firm in New York City, and then became president of his own firm. He was responsible for bringing Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev together in 1959. In 1968, he joined the campaign of Richard Nixon as a senior White House speechwriter for Nixon. Safire joined The New York Times in 1973 as a political columnist. He also writes a Sunday column, On Language, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine since 1979. This column on grammar, usage, and etymology has led to the publication of 10 books and made him the most widely read writer on the English language. William Safire was the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is a trustee for Syracuse University. Since 1995 he has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board. He is the author of Freedom (1987), a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War. His other novels include Full Disclosure (1977), Sleeper Spy (1995) and Scandalmonger (2000). His other titles include a dictionary, a history, anthologies and commentaries.

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