Monday, January 29, 2007
from Fred Shapiro:
"My book, The Yale Book of Quotations, has recently been published by Yale University Press. The YBQ is intended to supplant Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations as the most authoritative quotation dictionary. It is the first major quotation book to emphasize modern and American sources, including popular culture, sports, computers and politics, and the first quotation book of any sort to use state-of-the-art computer-assisted research methods to comprehensively collect famous quotations and to trace quotations to their accurate origins."
"Many legal scholars over the years have asked me when I would publish a second edition of The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations (1993). The Yale Book of Quotations may be viewed as a kind of second edition of the ODALQ, since it includes extensive coverage of legal quotations and in this respect brings the ODALQ up to date (as well as covering British legal quotations not in the ODALQ)."