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The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press
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Feb 23, 2012

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Memo to Goodreads admin people: the 15th edition is old hat. Nowadays it is the 16th edition that is authoritative. The once-proud 15th edition has had its pedestal tugged out from under it. Only losers refer to the old-fashioned, outmoded, antiquated 15th edition anymore, or even hold on to their copy. Screw the 15th edition.

Please create a listing for the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. I'd like to post a review complaining that I see few differences between it and the 15th edition (which in turn had few differences from the 14th)*.

*My review would also do some navel-gazing about the tension between the strong idea of scholarly authority, which pervades the manual's rhetoric, and the stance of the University of Chicago economics department--the publications of which are sometimes mentioned therein as stylistic examples--which teaches resolute nihilism regarding such authority. We're all probably better off that I'm not able to expand on this thought in a longer review.
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Tracy E. All editions for one title are grouped together under one entry. Your review reflects the edition you are reviewing with the link above next to your name.

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