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  • No Uncertain Termsby William Safire

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 23.99

    There is no wittier, more amiable or more astute word maven than Pulitzer Prize­winning columnist William Safire. For many people, the first item on the agenda for Sunday morning is to sit down and read Safire's "On Language" column in The New York Times Magazine, then to compose a "Gotcha" letter to the Times. Each of his books on language is... more...

  • Scandalmongerby William Safire

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 23.99

    A presidential hopeful has taken a beautiful, vulnerable woman as his mistress, though both are married to others. His rival for the presidency of the United States has even more sensational secrets to guard about his own past. An ambitious journalist unearths the stories of the private lives of both, and he hefts in his hand what he calls "the hammer... more...

  • The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Timeby William Safire

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 26.99

    For the past twenty-five years Americans have relied on Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith William Safire for their weekly dose of linguistic illumination in The New York Times Magazine's column "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... more...

  • Watching My Language:by William Safire

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.50

    America's most entertaining language maven is back with more words to live by in his latest exploration of hot catchphrases, syntactical controversies, and other matters of national linguistic importance. Before you scratch that seven-year-itch, you might want to know where it came from. And before someone blurts, "You just don't get it,"  perhaps... more...

  • The First Dissidentby William Safire

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00

    One of America's foremost political columnists ties the Book of Job to the news of the day in a provacative exploration of how we can reshape politics by following Job's empowering example. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • In Love with Norma Loquendiby William Safire

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist describes his lifelong fascination with  Norma Loquendi --common speech--in a collection of columns that celebrates the mysteries and continual evolution of the English language. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Sleeper Spyby William Safire

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.00

    In the wake of an important KGB agent's disappearance, an event of international proportions, journalist Irving Fein teams up with a television anchorwoman and stumbles on the story of a lifetime.  From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Quoth the Mavenby William Safire

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist discusses contemporary figures of speech, from witty stories about expressions such as "kiss and tell" and "stab in the back" to the evolution of "read my lips." NOTE: This edition does not include illustrations.  more...

  • LANGUAGE MAVEN STRIKES AGAINby William Safire

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.95

    Good news!  America?s master wordsmith strikes again with a new collection of erudite, witty, provocative, sometimes barbed, frequently hilarious ?On Language? columns.  Published in The New York Times and syndicated in more than three hundred other newspapers, these opinions from the ?Supreme Court of Current English Usage? cover everything from... more...

  • COMING TO TERMSby William Safire

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    When William Safire delineates the difference between misinformation and disinformation or ?distances himself? from clichés, people sit up and take notice. Which is not to say that Safire?s readers always take the punning pundit at his word: they don?t, and he?s got the letters to prove it.   Among the entries in Coming to Terms , this all-new... more...