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THE DOMESDAY DICTIONARY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A poet and a psychiatrist have compiled a lexicon with the precise definitions on the facts of life and death in the 20th century. Except for its A to Z chronology, it's something of a jumble: a few personalities (Adenauer, Kahn, Kennedy); pacetravel phenomena (anabiosis; barophobia); concepts already in the popular parance (fail safe- fallout- fusion) to the more abstruse (the higher mathematics of an air raid); policies (the Two China, appeasement); a few more ordinary conditions, anxiety, boredom; or sins, envy, lechery; some random sites, Madison Avenue, the Manhattan Project. It ends at Zero-Zero (""a definitive plan for atomic disarmament"") But you may want to turn a few pages back to Tranquilizer- or even go out and secure some. A gimmick-gift item, on the sophisticated side.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster