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America's Popular Sayings: Over 1600 Expressions on Topics from Beauty to Money and Everything In Between





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From the phrase "forget and forgive" in the speech of Shakespeare's King Lear to Hillary Clinton's use of "It takes a village to raise a child," this updated second edition of Titelman's acclaimed collection of sayings is entertaining and educational for a wide variety of readers. With an alphabetical format and extensive subject index for quick reference, America's Popular Sayings is comprehensive and easy to use. Unique for its focus on expressions found in America, this treasury contains detailed historical origins and more biblically inspired sayings than any other collection. Along with each of the 1,500 sayings and more than 10,000 citations, Titelman explores the origins and contemporary usage of scientific, historical, recreational, and patriotic expressions.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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