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Quest for Quotations

Fred Shapiro, the editor of The Yale Book of Quotations we interview in this week's "Behind the Dictionary" feature, recommends these books on the history and importance of quotations:

The Quote Sleuth by Anthony W. Shipps

Nice Guys Finish Seventh: False Phrases, Spurious Sayings, and Familiar Misquotations by Ralph Keyes

They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions by Paul F. Boller

The World in a Phrase: A History of Aphorisms by James Geary

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