Immortal Words: History's Most Memorable Quotations and the Stories Behind Them
Immortal Words is an anthology of history's most memorable, uplifting or thought-provoking quotations from all ages and nations. The texts are drawn not only from the works and words of great writers, thinkers and orators, but also from less well-known sources such as gravestones, book dedications, speeches and political manifestos, letters and diaries, inscriptions and ch...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Arcturus
(first published August 6th 2009)
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Dec 21, 2011 Lola rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: People who like serious quotes with their origins thrown in
An expertly researched if not somewhat dry book of quotes. My main problem with this book is the boringness of some of the quotes. There was really nothing to keep me reading other than the occasional interesting quote. However, the paragraphs explaining the quotes were well-written and informative, leaving the door open for readers to do future research. More interesting books of quotes could probably be found, but this one isn't bad.