This up-to-date collection offers a vivid picture both of the world
today, and of the landmark events and key voices leading to it.
From Scott's Antarctic Expedition in 1912 to the attack on the
World Trade Centre in 2001, it charts watersheds such as two World
Wars as well as the ebbs and flows of popular culture. Containing
5,000+ quotations from authors as diverse as Elizabeth Arden, Billy
Connolly, Bertolt Brecht, Linda Evangelista, Eddie Izzard, Alison
Lurie, Carl Sagan, William Shatner, and Desmond Tutu, the
dictionary is author-organized with generous cross-referencing and
keyword and thematic indexes. Special categories for film taglines
and cartoon captions have been added to accompany misquotations,
official advice, newspaper headlines, and many more. Informative
and entertaining, this book is a vital part of the modern reference
shelf, perfectly designed to answer the questions, 'Who said
that...and when...and why?'