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The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

Wit and Wisdom from the Popular on Language Column in the New York Times Magazine

The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time( )
Author: Safire, William
ISBN:978-0-7432-4244-8
Publication Date:Sep 2004
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $45.00
Book Description:

For the past twenty-five years Americans have relied on Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith William Safire for their weekly dose of linguistic illumination inThe New York Times Magazine'scolumn "On Language" -- one of the most popular features of the magazine and a Sunday-morning staple for innumerable fans. He is the most widely read writer on the English language today.Safire is the guru of contemporary vocabulary, speech, language, usage and writing. Dedicated and disputatious readers...
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Book Details
Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Etymology
Language Arts & Disciplines / Grammar & Punctuation
Language Arts & Disciplines / Style Manuals
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 3.429 cm
Book Weight:0.615 Kilograms
Author Biography
Safire, William (Author)
William Safire was born on Dec. 17, 1929. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out after two years. He began his career as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune. He had also been a radio and television producer and a U.S. Army correspondent. From 1955 to 1960, Safire was vice president of a public relations firm in New York City, and then became president of his own firm. He was responsible for bringing Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev together in 1959. In 1968, he joined the campaign of Richard Nixon as a senior White House speechwriter for Nixon. Safire joined The New York Times in 1973 as a political columnist. He also writes a Sunday column, On Language, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine since 1979. This column on grammar, usage, and etymology has led to the publication of 10 books and made him the most widely read writer on the English language. William Safire was the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is a trustee for Syracuse University. Since 1995 he has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board. He is the author of Freedom (1987), a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War. His other novels include Full Disclosure (1977), Sleeper Spy (1995) and Scandalmonger (2000). His other titles include a dictionary, a history, anthologies and commentaries.

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