By Clifton Fadiman
Clifton Fadiman, "The Little, Brown e-book of Anecdotes"
1985 | ISBN: 0316273015 | 751 pages | writer: Little, Brown and corporate | PDF | fifty four MB
Editorial reports From tuition Library Journal
YA Fadiman may possibly do for the anecdote what Bartlett did for the citation. There are over 4000 biographical anecdotes approximately greater than 2000 recognized humans. The e-book is foreign in scope and an unique stroll via background. humans representing all kinds of occupations are coated, from U.S. presidents to Greek philosophers to entertainers and activities figures. short biographical details is given approximately all people, and resources are given anyplace attainable. The anecdotes diversity in spirit from the very relocating to the fun and ridiculous, with the emphasis at the latter . standard is the access below Hank Aaron: "During the 1957 global sequence, Yankee catcher Yogi Berra spotted that Aaron grasped the bat the other way. 'Turn it around,' he stated, 'so you will find the trademark.' yet Hank saved his eye at the pitcher's mound: 'Didn't arise right here to learn. got here up right here to hit.' " The association is alphabetical by way of individual, with identify and topic indexes. The creation comprises a very good essay at the definition, historical past and objective of anecdotes. A completely unique and valuable reference resource. Pat Royal, Prince George's County Public university approach, Md.
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From Library Journal
Anecdotes are short tales we love to inform approximately humans, extra succinct than gossip and extra first rate. such a lot during this dictionary were "pilfered" (vii) from different collections, yet nonetheless there are an informative creation, an index of issues, and a bibliography of resources. The anecdotes themselves are prepared less than the identify of the individual they're approximately. That it is a reference ebook, notwithstanding, is uncertain: a number of the anecdotes are by means of a cautionary word that they have got been advised of others to boot or are apocryphal, and it's not likely that a lot heavily worthwhile biographical details is printed in them, regardless of how interesting or real. more advantageous for the bedside desk than for the reference shelf. BOMC alternate.. William Wortman, Miami Univ. Lib.,