Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes
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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes by Andre Bernard
Book DescriptionAnedcotes entertain, highlight history and reveal character. William Ellery Channing even claimed that, One anecdote of a man is worth a volume of biography . A good collection of anecdotes shows just how diverse people's minds can be. Bartett's conducts the reader on an informal tour through history and human nature at their most entertaining and instructive. Featuring more than 2000 people, past and present from around the world, in all fields of endeavour, the short anecdotes provide insights into the human character. They range from the humorous to the solemn, spanning ancient history, recent politics, modern science, and the arts. Each entry includes a brief biography followed by one or more notable, lively and insightful anecdotes. This volume is a handy reference for students, a resource for public speakers and a bookshelf pot pourri for the curious browser, offering something for almost everyone.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316082679
(239mm x 173mm x 57mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andre Bernard
Madame Bovary, C'est Moi, Hardback (January 2004)
The struggles and inspirations that gave birth to our great writers' most memorable creations.
Wreck of the Whaleship Essex, Hardback (August 1999)
The incredible sea adventure that inspired "Moby Dick" is recounted by one ofits few survivors. 2 maps. 8-page photo insert.
Now All We Need is a Title, Paperback (March 1997)
"An entertaining little book... It is a good thing that writers have to keep struggling for the right title, to judge from Bernard's amusing evidence."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times
Art of Cinema, Paperback (March 1994)» View all books by Andre Bernard
Film as poetry--poetry as film--from one of the great European Modernists.
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Author Biography - Andre Bernard
Clifton Fadiman was the author and editor of a number of distinguished books. He died in 1999. Andre Bernard is the author of ROTTEN REJECTIONS and NOW ALL WE NEED IS A TITLE. He lives in New York City, USA.
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