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Great Quotations that Shaped the Western World

Great Quotations that Shaped the Western World
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ISBN
9781557788641
Weight
2.20 lbs
Cover
Paper

Pages
736

Size
7x10

Date Available
2008/03/03


Edited book , Index , Notes , Appendix
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"...timely and timeless."
—Steve Forbes

“Almost everyone agrees that more education for good character would be helpful. Benjamin Franklin made a great step with his famous book, Poor Richard’s Almanac, and now Carl H. Middleton is following in his footsteps.”
—Sir John M. Templeton

"Great Quotations that Shaped the Western World is better than a Harvard education."
—Andreas Prindl, PhD, Member of the Board, Lloyds of London and former President of J. P. Morgan Japan.

“I am delighted to endorse this collection. It is useful, and full of sparkle.”
—William F. Buckley Jr.

"...highly recommended..."
Midwest Book Review

"More than merely a book of quotations, it is a history of Western civilization, told through the words of its greatest thinkers, writers, politicians, business people, sports figures, and others. The collection could become a classic. Can it also be a page-turner? You bet!"
--The Federal Lawyer

"Its wit and genius are guaranteed to make you sound better read than you are. But beware of using it on deadline; You can get lost in it for hours!”
—Suzanne Fields, Columnist for the Washington Times/Los Angeles Times Syndicate

“Truly a delight. In a discussion, a quotation on how the Athenians lost their freedom came up. It was not in either Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations or the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, but it was in Great Quotations that Shaped the Western World.”
—“Lyn” C. Nofziger

“A treasure trove of gems culled from the historical vineyard. Anyone who reads through these sketches and quotations will be inspired by some of the finest thinking in Western Civilization.”
—Burton Folsom, History Professor

Great Quotations is organized chronologically as a history in "bite-size" portions so that casual readers can use it as a coffee table book for browsing. Most portions are less than a page. Of the 136 authors in the Chicago Canon of the Great Books, only 11 (mostly scientists) are not included.

Most quotation books have been compiled by liberal academics that have overlooked conservative thoughts. But Great Quotations that Shaped the Western World was compiled by a conservative businessman, a "man in the arena" whose experience in evaluating national economies helps him to identify the cultural precepts that sustain liberty, democracy, and capitalism. Also, the author covers supply-side economics and the practice of management—things that increased America's standard of living by over a factor of ten in the past century!

Benefits: serious students—high school to post-graduate— who want a competitive edge should read Great Quotations that Shaped the Western World. Reading ten pages daily completes it easily in a summer. At summer's end, readers can stand on the shoulders of giants when they write or speak. Dr. Johnson said, "Classical quotation is the parole of literate men the world over."
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