The Book of Who Said That?: Fascinating Stories Behind Famous Quotes (Hardcover)
The Book of Who Said That? is a collection of famous quotes and the stories behind them, spoken by history's most influential politicians, artists, philosophers, writers, and cultural movers.
- 300+ articles cover a wide range of people and topics, from the well known to the obscure.
- Each of 11 chapters focuses on a theme: Wit and Wisdom from the Ancient World; Words from the White House; In Times of War; Science and Nature; Ideas of a Nation; Culture; Places; The Human Condition; Love and Marriage; Popular Sayings; The Quotables.
- Learn how profound words have shaped the milieu of cultural movements and historical moments.
- Did Nathan Hale really say, "I regret that I only have one life to give for my country?"; What baseball player was known by his catchphrase "Let's Play Two "? What poet was called mad, bad, and dangerous to know? Who said, "The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel"? Where did the phrase "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride" originate? It's often said as a fact that John Adams coined the phrase "Facts are stubborn things," but this is actually a false fact. Who should get credit?
- Hardcover, 704 pages.