The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary Cover

The Devil's Dictionary

By Ambrose Bierce

NuVision Publications, Hardcover, 9781595475381, 204pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2009

Description
"The Devil's Dictionary" was begun in a weekly paper in 1881.In this book, Ambrose Bierce skewers far more than the world of politics, but it is the political realm where Bierce's observations are astonishingly and depressingly relevant a century later.


About the Author
Ambrose Bierce was an American writer, critic and war veteran. Bierce fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War, eventually rising to the rank of brevet major before resigning from the Army following an 1866 expedition across the Great Plains. Bierce s harrowing experiences during the Civil War, particularly those at the Battle of Shiloh, shaped a writing career that included editorials, novels, short stories and poetry. Among his most famous works are An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, The Boarded Window, Chickamauga, and What I Saw of Shiloh. While on a tour of Civil-War battlefields in 1913, Bierce is believed to have joined Pancho Villa s army before disappearing in the chaos of the Mexican Revolution.