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The Oxford Dictionary o. .has been added to your Cart. A good beginning, Wright's compendium covers a variety of perspectives on the American Civil War, including quotations from ordinary soldiers, politicians, medical staff, journalists, and diarists

The Oxford Dictionary o. A good beginning, Wright's compendium covers a variety of perspectives on the American Civil War, including quotations from ordinary soldiers, politicians, medical staff, journalists, and diarists. The layout is attractive and simple to use; indexing increases reader awareness of the range of topics.

John D. Wright, Former Chair of the Department of Mass Communications, Emory & Henry College, Great Britain. John D. Wright is a former reporter for Time Magazine. The Oxford Dictionary of Civil War Quotations.

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of Civil War Quotations is Descriptive, Insightful. Published by Thriftbooks. My teens really enjoyed seeing the really different speech patterns from the Civil War time period. com User, 12 years ago. I like to read the books we are selling and am so glad I picked this one up. It is organized well, has a huge range of sources and draws from every imaginable socio-economic level for the quotes. It's not just fascinating reading, but also a great resource for those needing a really special quote for speeches or articles.

The dictionary includes the commonest quotations which were found in a collection of more than 200,000 .

The dictionary includes the commonest quotations which were found in a collection of more than 200,000 citations assembled by combing books, magazines, and newspapers.

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You take up a shovelful, but before you can dump them anywhere, they are gone,") but also from ordinary soldiers (Sam R. Watkins' "A private soldier is but an automator, a machine that works by the command of a good, bad, or indifferent engineer, and is presumed to know nothing of all these great events,") and quotes from businessmen

The book begins with a preface explaining the term "quotation". The dictionary has been compiled from extensive evidence of the quotations that are actually used in the way they have been listed

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A definitive book of quotations with comments not only from generals (such as General Sherman's "War is hell,") and presidents (Lincoln's description of army recruitment/retention as "trying to shovel fleas. You take up a shovelful, but before you can dump them anywhere, they are gone,") but also from ordinary soldiers (Sam R. Watkins' "A private soldier is but an automator, a machine that works by the command of a good, bad, or indifferent engineer, and is presumed to know nothing of all these great events,") and quotes from businessmen, wives and daughters (such as Southerner Sarah Morgan's comment about Northern newspapers "There must be many humane, reasonable men in the North, can they not teach their Editors decency in this their hour of triumph") nurses, African Americans (both enslaved and free, such as John S. Rock, a lawyer in Boston), foreign observers (such as William Howard Russell), and many others, this work will also include more contextual information than other books of Civil War quotations. Organized by topic and collecting quotations from people from different classes and with different perspectives on the conflict, The Oxford Book of Civil War Quotations should engage the casual reader as well as be an essential volume for the library of Civil War buffs. Thirty-five halftones will illustrate selected topics and individuals.

Comments: (3)

Terr
This is a well-organized book of quotes, not only from the Generals of the Union and Confederate armies, but other important personalities of this period who made an impact on the war, including prison reformer Dorothea Dix, hospital volunteers Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott, and spy Belle Boyd. No, it does not have quotes from every General, but not all of them left great sound bites! Robert E. Lee, William Tecumseh Sherman, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, McClellan, and many others are given plenty of ink in this 452 page scholarly work, complete with index. A great source book, and a fun read to just pick up and scan!
Ganthisc
I picked this book up on sale, thinking to use it as a supplement to Shelby Foote's 'The Civil War - a Narrative'. My plan was to spice up Foote's already excellent narrative by looking up quotes in the Oxford book from the personalities in the chapter I happened to be reading in the Foote book. In this way I would get more insight into these persons.

But this idea didn't work out well. Often the general I was inspired to find out more about in Foote's book had either no quotations at all in the Quotation Dictionary or the quotations that were there offered little insight into the person who said it.

On the other hand, there were many interesting quotes by Lincoln, but not enough to make up for my disappointment about generals' quotations.

Just my two-cents worth.
Jonide
I like to read the books we are selling and am so glad I picked this one up. It is organized well, has a huge range of sources and draws from every imaginable socio-economic level for the quotes. It's not just fascinating reading, but also a great resource for those needing a really special quote for speeches or articles. My teens really enjoyed seeing the really different speech patterns from the Civil War time period.
The Oxford Dictionary of Civil War Quotations download epub
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Author: John D. Wright
ISBN: 019516296X
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (September 7, 2006)
Pages: 464 pages