"The publication of The American Heritage Dictionary in 1969 was a major event in the history of American lexicography. The goal of its editors, expressed by William Morris, was to create a new dictionary that would not only faithfully record our language but also add the sensible dimension of guidance toward grace and precision in the use of our language, which intelligent people seek in a dictionary. The overwhelming critical and popular success of the Dictionary has been testimony to to the validity and achievement of that goal."
Please Note: Book has writing on all three sides of the book. Otherwise book is in great condition, no signs of wear and tear.