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New Yale Book of Quotations

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One of our favorite new reference works is The New Yale Book of Quotations (Bookshop|Amazon) edited by Fred Shapiro, associate director for collections and access at the Yale Law Library. This volume is a vastly expanded version of the previous version, The Yale Book of Quotations (Bookshop|Amazon), published in 2006. In addition to adding notable quotes from the past 15 years, Shapiro also uncovered new evidence showing that many famous quotations were actually originated by women, but misattributed to more famous men. For example, although Winston Churchill is credited with coining the term Iron Curtain, the term was already being used by British political reformer Ethel Snowden. This is part of a complete episode.

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