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The Elements of Style 50th Anniversary Edition by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

$19.95

While drafting his historic Inaugural Address, President-Elect John F. Kennedy and his close advisor and speech writer Theodore Sorensen were guided by the rules of "The Elements of Style," now the most widely read and employed English writing style manual. Its simple, clear cut rules like omitting needless words and avoiding fancy words fit Kennedy's style of expression, and maintained the straightfoward tone he envisioned for his address. The new hardbound 50th Anniversary Edition offers the same content as the Fourth Edition, which was revised in 1999, and includes a brief overview of the book's history. Hardcover, 105 pages.

  • 50th Anniversary edition of "The Elements of Style."
  • The classic style manual, used by President Kennedy while drafting his Inaugural Address.
  • Hardcover, 105 pages.

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While drafting his historic Inaugural Address, President-Elect John F. Kennedy and his close advisor and speech writer Theodore Sorensen were guided by the rules of "The Elements of Style," now the most widely read and employed English writing style manual. Its simple, clear cut rules like omitting needless words and avoiding fancy words fit Kennedy's style of expression, and maintained the straightfoward tone he envisioned for his address. The new hardbound 50th Anniversary Edition offers the same content as the Fourth Edition, which was revised in 1999, and includes a brief overview of the book's history. Hardcover, 105 pages.

  • 50th Anniversary edition of "The Elements of Style."
  • The classic style manual, used by President Kennedy while drafting his Inaugural Address.
  • Hardcover, 105 pages.
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By John J. Maher - New York, NY   March 24, 2011

I enjoyed reading the book from cover to cover although it serves well as a reference book. The book is a real gem and the hardcover edition from the JFK Library and Museum is a definite keepsake.

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