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Marsh, W. B.
Princeton University



This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
What a fun book. It's a project for a year (which explains why it took so long for me to finally review it!) or it can simply be a delightful browsable book. Each day has a quote and the story from history that inspired the quote. Read through the book, day by day, or simply pick and choose among the quotes. Either way, it's full of reading joy.
debnance | 10 andre anmeldelser | May 30, 2021 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I am a history buff and Voices From the Past by W. B. Marsh is the perfect book to satisfy that craving for history and knowledge. As the title suggests, it is a quote per day from well-known historical figures such as Napoleon and Julius Caesar. Each quote is followed by a brief history lesson on the origin of the quote.
On the aesthetics side, I loved that the book is well indexed. Several times I used it to look up quotes I had read and wanted to refresh my memory on. The layout is nicely done also. I particularly liked that the book has a satin ribbon to mark your place or a particular quote you like.
As for the quotes themselves, I found them interesting and they represented a large span of time. The author put a lot of thought into the ones that were included in this book. Quotes are a dime a dozen. All you have to do is look on any website about quotes and it will usually contain thousands of them. However, as a rule, they do not have the interesting historical tidbits behind them. And the tidbits is what makes them so fascinating and why I enjoyed this book so much.
I highly recommend this book for any quote and/or history lover. It would make a great gift. Also, it looks nice on my coffee table and has started a few conversations.
I received a free copy from the publisher, via LibraryThing’s early reviewer program, in exchange for my honest review.
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purpledog | 10 andre anmeldelser | Feb 3, 2021 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Wow. Quite the tome of interesting information to be read in small doses. I certainly haven’t finished but am enjoying each daily page.
hammockqueen | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2021 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This book is a compilation of quotations of known and maybe not so known individuals from history. The layout gives each day of the year a quotation and some background as a daily food for thought approach that I look forward to participating in. The format and production is superb and the effort and research into putting out a edition to any book lover, or lover of the written word a way to celebrate each day in the year ahead. Hopefully a much more promising year to turn the tide on 2020!
knightlight777 | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2020 |

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