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Author Harris, Leon A.
Title The fine art of political wit : being a lively guide to the artistic invective, elegant epithet, and polished impromptus as well as the gallant and graceful worldly wit of various British & American politicians from the 18th century through our own days of grace ; a handbook for piercing the political epidermis of opponents.
Imprint New York : Dutton, 1964.
Edition [First edition].

Author Harris, Leon A.
Subject English wit and humor -- History and criticism.
American wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- English-speaking countries.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- Humor.
United States -- Politics and government -- Humor.
Description 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Edition [First edition].
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-279).
Contents ch. 1. Richard Brinsley Sheridan -- ch. 2. Benjamin Franklin -- ch. 3. John Randolph of Roanoke and some contemporaries -- ch. 4. Benjamin Disraeli -- ch. 5. Abraham Lincoln -- ch. 6. David Lloyd George -- ch. 7. Franklin Roosevelt's dog -- ch. 8. Winston Churchill -- ch. 9. Aneurin Bevan -- ch. 10. The wit of politicians -British versus American -- ch. 11. Adlai Stevenson -- ch. 12. John F. Kennedy.
Note Also issued online.
Summary Examples from the careers of Sheridan, Franklin, Lincoln, Churchill, Stevenson, Kennedy, and many others.
OCLC # 338212
Additional Format Online version: Harris, Leon A. Fine art of political wit. [1st ed.] New York : Dutton, 1964 (OCoLC)573060032

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