The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968 Page: 471
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"spurious" quotes. The work begins with a history of the use of quota-
tions, then proceeds to a chapter on each type-including occasions and
examples of their use-and concludes with sections on "Quotes and
the Campaign of 1964" and "Quotes and LBJ."
The work is well written and entertaining if read in small doses of
a chapter or two at a time. Its appeal will probably be to the gen-
eral reader. The absence of detailed references makes it difficult to use
as a source book, although it contains many quotes that the reader
may wish to store away for later use. The author obviously has his
favorites, probably because they played the "game" so well, although
the reader will question the omission of some worthy antagonists.
The political emphasis is a limiting factor, and this reviewer found the
chapter of "Spurious Quotes" and the section on theatrical reviewer's
use of "out-of-context quotes" to be the most entertaining, probably
because he was sated with the politics by that time. Boller defends
the emphasis upon the recent period by his belief that quoteman-
ship is a development of the twentieth century, largely since 1930.
If taken on his own terms and limitations, this book has merit. The
subject is not profound, nor does he claim it to be. It is probably
longer than it needed to be, but Southern Methodist Press is to be
commended for presenting it in an attractive format.
University of Oklahoma
JOHN S. EZELL
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