The Indiana Book of Quotes

By: Cavinder, Fred D.

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Book Details: approx 200 pp • © 2005 • paper , Indiana Historical Society Press


From humorist and writer George Ade to professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, the numerous funny, sad, heartbreaking, and wise statements made by and about Hoosiers and the nineteenth state are featured in The Indiana Book of Quotes.
Compiled by former Indiana newspaper reporter and author Fred D. Cavinder, the book includes quotes from longtime Hoosiers and those who had only a passing acquaintance with the state. Although Ambrose Bierce grew up in Indiana and fought for it during the Civil War, this noted wit and pundit, author of the hilarious Devil's Dictionary, left the state never to return. On the opposite end of the scale is Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard, creator of crackle-barrel philosopher Abe Martin of Brown County. Born in Ohio, Hubbard worked with the Indianapolis News for years and filled book after book with the witty sayings of his creation Martin.
Famous historic quotes fill the book, including some not so previously known as coming from the Hoosier state. Although he served two terms as vice president under Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Marshall is still best known today for his offhand comment during a long-winded U.S. Senate debate on the needs of America: "What this country really needs is a good five-cent cigar." It was John B. L. Soule, editor of the Terre Haute Express, who produced in an editorial the famous advice of "Go West, young man and grow up with the country." Unfortunately for Soule, noted New York editor Horace Greeley gets mistakenly credit for this sage advice.
approx 200 pp • © 2005 • paper , Indiana Historical Society Press

Title: The Indiana Book of Quotes

Author: Cavinder, Fred D.

Categories: Indiana,

Publisher: Indiana Historical Society Press:

ISBN Number: 0-87195-183-5

ISBN Number 13: 9780871951830

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: approx 200 pp • © 2005 • paper , Indiana Historical Society Press

Seller ID: 951835