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The Lexicon by William F. Buckley Jr.

If I could only recommend two books about words to writers and future writers, it would be these:cool

  • The Lexicon by William F. Buckley Jr.
  • The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Difficult Words

These are book you can curl up with at night, open to any letter and find the Wow in life.

Let me know which are your favorites.

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7 thoughts on “The Lexicon by William F. Buckley Jr.

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  2. There shall never be one as original as Chairman Bill, both in exposition and political polemics. There are those who carry on the Conservative cause so as not to let the standard touch the ground after his passing; however, this is not the point of interest so much as remembering the style with which the pundit crafted his thoughts. Nobody can nor should venture into Buckley’s columns sans a complete dictionary close at hand. I don’t know if Buckley was a logomach and I don’t think he was a neologist, because he always knew what word he was using and why. I shall request a copy of his book for my birthday. Thank you for recommending him, and thank you for you endeavors preserving an American icon.
    John May

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