PETER MARK ROGET
TWENTY TOP REFERENCE BOOKS

JOHN BARTLETT

In The Book of Inside Information (1987), the Editors of Bottom Line Personal include a section entitled Twenty Top Reference Books. They write that "the most useful reference books, according to students at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism are" as follows:

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The Bible
Dictionary of Dates (Keller)
Dictionary of Miracles (Brewer)
Dictionary of Modern English Usage (Fowler)
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (Partridge)
Familiar Quotations (Bartlett)
Handy Book of Literary Curiosities (Walsh)
Harvard Dictionary of Music (Apel & Daniel)
Home Book of Verse (Stevenson)
National Geographic Atlas of the World
New Columbia Encyclopedia
Popular Fallacies: A Book of Common Errors (Ackerman)
Reader's Encyclopedia (Benet)
Roget's International Thesaurus
Webster's Biographical Dictionary
Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
Webster's New Dictionary of Synonyms
Webster's New Geographical Dictionary
Who's Who in America
The World Almanac

 
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