Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations By Anthony Jay

The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations by Anthony Jay

Condition - Very Good
$15,49
Only 2 left

Summary

Providing more than 4,500 quotations, this edition covers the people, events, and ideas of politics, with politicians ranging from Karl Marx to George W Bush, and offering subjects as warfare, nationalism, honesty, and the issue of taxation. Newspaper headlines, Slogans, and other categories are grouped together for easier access, with an index.

The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations Summary

The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations by Anthony Jay

This revised new edition, now available as a handy pocket-sized paperback, provides more than 4,500 quotations, covering the people, events, and ideas of some 2,500 years of politics: the inspiring speeches and the disastrous gaffes. Antony Jay has selected the best sayings of and about politicians both past and present, ranging from Karl Marx to George W. Bush and Elizabeth I to Ken Livingstone, and touching on subjects as diverse as warfare, nationalism, honesty, and the ever-sensitive issue of taxation. Newspaper headlines, Slogans, and other special categories are grouped together for easier access, and an extensive index helps you to find out who really said that half-remembered phrase. With the addition of Sound bites of 2000-4, events covered include the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the enlargement of the European Union. Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the water, the sharks are circling again - anonymous British Cabinet Minister on the forthcoming report of the European Convention. States like these...constitute an axis of evil - George W. Bush. I wasn't even in the index - Edwina Currie, on John Major's autobiography. You know what some people call us: the nasty party - Theresa May. A good day to bury bad news - Summary of Jo Moore's email of 11 September 2001. You don't look tall if you surround yourself by short grasses - Michael Portillo on Iain Duncan Smith. Entitlement cards will not be compulsory, but everyone will have to have one - John Prescott. There is no list, and Syria isn't on it - Jack Straw.

The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations Reviews

Review from previous edition: "Excellent."--Daily Express Review from previous edition: "There is something on every page to make you sit up with interest, chuckle, or reconsider what you thought you knew."--Mail on Sunday


Review from previous edition: "Excellent."--Daily Express Review from previous edition: "There is something on every page to make you sit up with interest, chuckle, or reconsider what you thought you knew."--Mail on Sunday


Review from previous edition: "Excellent."--Daily Express Review from previous edition: "There is something on every page to make you sit up with interest, chuckle, or reconsider what you thought you knew."--Mail on Sunday

Review from previous edition: "Excellent."--Daily Express Review from previous edition: "There is something on every page to make you sit up with interest, chuckle, or reconsider what you thought you knew."--Mail on Sunday


Review from previous edition "Excellent."--Daily Express Review from previous edition "There is something on every page to make you sit up with interest, chuckle, or reconsider what you thought you knew."--Mail on Sunday


About Anthony Jay


Antony Jay has spent 40 years travelling in the realms of government and politics as a television writer and producer. The journey has included the editorship of 'Tonight', writing the two royal TV documentaries 'Royal Family' and 'Elizabeth R', and many programmes with Sir David Frost, including the twelve interviews with Harold Wilson in 'A Prime Minister on Prime Ministers'. For a year he was a senior executive in BBC TV. In the 1980s he wrote the hugely successful comedies 'Yes Minister' and 'Yes Prime Minister'.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; DICTIONARY; INDEX; SOUND BITES OF 2000-4

Additional information

GOR004326338
9780198610335
0198610335
The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations by Anthony Jay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2005-04-07
522
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations