If you are a speechwriter, a professor or a politician, then this is a mandatory tool of work. Now that quotations books are a common merchandise, it is difficult to sift through all what is available in order to single out what is useful.This book contains the cumulated result of 50 years of work, in the Congressional Reading Room Quotation File. Staff at the Congressional Reading Room have been handling requests by the Congressmen and their staffs to verify quotations to be used in public debate. As the editor points out in the Introduction, as many as 1500 queries a day are being received by the Congressional Research Service.So this is a collective effort of the highest quality regarding authenticity and the broadness of the field of the citations provided. And it is the genesis of this book what makes it stand apart from other individual and fragmentary efforts. I recommend this book very much also because the quotations are well organized by subject, by keyword and by author, and that guarantees that busy people will not lose unnecessary time searching for the quote that can make the difference....
A Speaker's Treasure
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"Respectfully Quoted" is a valuable resource for anyone who need to find that witty or poignant quotation for a speech or writing.Unlike some quotation books, this one is arranged according to topic, with the authors dispersed throughout the topics.The location of just the right quote is facilitated by a List of Subjects, and Indices by Author and Keyword and Subject.I have found this book to be helpful in the preparation of speeches and articles and am sure that many others will also.
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