A Writer's Companion : A Handy Compendium of Useful but Hard-To-Find Information on History, Literature, Art, Science, Travel, Philosophy and Much More

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From Ancient Gods to Rock Music, A Writer's Companion contains everything a writer, editor or researcher might ever need to look up, plus a whole lot more. Created to address the unique needs of writers, it gathers in one volume a wealth of information not found in almanacs, dictionaries or encyclopedias. Its 66 subject categories address such eclectic topics as:

Notable Sculptors
The Principal Colors.
Forms of Classical Music
How the Earth Developed
Distinguished Dogs
Eminent Cats
Certain Immutable Laws
Famous Figures in Legend and Folklore.

A necessary reference for every serious writer and wordsmith, A Writer's Companion is also perfect for the curious-minded, who will find endless hours of pleasure browsing through the fascinating information in its pages.

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For years the personal reference shelf has remained fairly static: the dictionary and thesaurus, the atlas and almanac. But Louis Rubin's A Writer's Companion fills perfectly the niche of his own creation; it is a compilation of eclectic and elusive information on everything a writer, editor, teacher, or data-dabbler might want within arm's reach. Dedicated to Charles Dillon Stengel's maxim "You could look it up," Rubin's gift to the reference community features 66 lists and glossaries ranging from travel and transportation to history and politics, architecture and art to religion, literature, and television, plus sports, gastronomy, law, psychoanalysis, and the natural world.

About the Author:

Louis D. Rubin has taught creative writing at John Hopkins University, and has written or edited some 45 books. He lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

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