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    William Safire
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    Random House Information Group (February 12, 2008)
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    896 pages
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Safire's new political dictionary. xxvii, 930 p. ; 25 cm. Rev. and enl. ed. of: Safire's Political dictionary.

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Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this timely reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy and includes a new introduction and index. 25,000 first printing.

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William Lewis Safir (December 17, 1929 – September 27, 2009), better known as William Safire (/ˈsæfaɪər/), was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter

William Lewis Safir (December 17, 1929 – September 27, 2009), better known as William Safire (/ˈsæfaɪər/), was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter.

Safire’s Political Dictionary. Author: William Safire. Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2008, 896 pages.

How can one peruse the entries in this collection and marvel at the amount of research that must have gone into it? How can one not admire the style of writing that maintains a clear flow of thought through an immense diversity of topics? The word "Political" used in the title is broadly inclusive, definitions incisive. Safire's remarks on seemingly random topics reflect a mix of common sense and humor. Did you know that the expression 'Egg Heads" was used by Carl Sandburg at the beginning of the twentieth century, that the Monroe Doctrine was NOT a doctrine when it was formulated, that there is a paraphrasing of the Gettysburg address, as President Eisenhower might have composed it? Some of these entries may be familiar stuff, but I doubt lay readers (those who are not specialists in the field) can claim that they knew it all!

The collection could be a goldmine for those who need new material for after dinner speeches. In the classroom, the entries could change an ordinary coverage of a topic in history into an eye-opener. Those actively engaged in politics would find many examples to emulate or to avoid, as times might demand. As a presidential speech writer at the beginning of his career, William Safire had the training to recognize how public opinion is molded. Safire's awareness of what worked and what did not work, how individuals rose and fell in the public eye, is stimulating reading, to share with friends or enjoy at bedtime. You chuckle with him, and deplore that he is no longer there to share his insights.
What is there to say? It is just about everything I expected it be. INFORMATIVE - WELL WRITTEN. You can flip to almost any page and read for pleasure and/or information. I have been a great fan of Safire's news paper columns for many years, and rue the day he retired. My only complaint is that the indexing could be more comprehensive
bought this for my son the pole sci prof. although printed several years ago, it seems pretty thorough and the definitions are great.
I looked into getting this book when a college text used it consistently to explain certain governmental terms. I was disappointed that it didn't come with political cartoons like it showed in our text, but it's great no matter what.

I got the book for under $6 including s/h. So it's a great deal for me.
If you are a political junkie like I am, some of the language used is a little out there. I haven't read this cover to cover, but what I had to look up explained things very well to me. I keep this with whatever political book I'm reading at the time and it make things a little more understandable. I would recommend this.
excellent book by one of America's leading political writers
Helpful, indeed.
I learned much English from reading several of Safire's works, style and vocabulary.