Hugh Rawson, United States, and Margaret Miner
Margaret Miner and Hugh Rawson are also the editors of The New International Dictionary of Quotations, A Dictionary of Quotations from the Bible, and A Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare. Hugh is also the author of Wicked Words, Devious Derivations, and Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk. They live in Roxbury, Connecticut.
"The careful editing and thoughtful layout of this work ensures its value as both a reference and a browsing resource." - Choice
"Assembled by Margaret Miner and Hugh Rawson...it immediately proved an invaluable resource to the editors here and, when not being consulted in the line of duty, a great pleasure just to read around in. Now the dictionary is back in a revised and enlarged edition...as stimulating and engrossing a reference book as you are likely to find." - American Heritage
"Recommended." - Choice
"One of the strengths of this compilation is the annotations that set many of the quotations in context and in some cases help correct years of misinterpretation.... Recommended." - Booklist
"A felicitous feature of this volume is that, unlike other books of quotations, it includes annotations concerning the historical occasion of the quote." - The Sunday Nashville Tennessean
"Most helpfully provides context as well as long-overdue credit." - The Sunday San Diego Union-Tribune
"A collection of about 6,000 memorable quotations by people from all walks of life on some 500 aspects of American life and culture." - Reference & Research Book News
"Praise for the first edition: "The Dictionary of American Quotations belongs on every history buff's bookshelf. An invaluable reference guide to better understanding our great nation." -Stephen E. Ambrose"
"A simply marvelous selection, a tribute to the editors' energy, judgment, and devotion. Keep it on your bedside table, next to a bowl of peanuts." - Leo Rosten
"This compilation is one of that special breed of reference books that is both suitable for browsing and satisfactory for ready-reference use." - Booklist