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Regents Exams and Answers: English 2020

by Carol Chaitkin Barrons Educational Series (June 19, 2020)

Barron’s Regents Exams and Answers: English 2020 provides essential review for students taking the English Regents, including actual exams administered for the course, thorough answer explanations, and comprehensive...

The Complete Book of Dutch-ified English

by Gary Gates Good Books (March 15, 2016)

Here is a book for anyone tired of speaking flat, colorless, homogenized English. Pennsylvania Dutchman Gary Gates provides a glossary, read-aloud section, songs, recipes, and more in this delightful, inwaluable"...

Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub

by John R. Carpenter Yucca (November 07, 2017)

It has been said that during times of war, the Muses fall silent. However, anyone who has read the major figures of mid-twentieth-century literature--Samuel Beckett, Richard Hillary, Norman Mailer, Albert Camus,...


by Nicholas Schou Hot Books (June 28, 2016)

The American people depend on a free press to keep a close and impartial watch on the national security operations that are carried out in our name. But in many cases, this trust is sadly misplaced, as leading...

The Library

by Stuart A.P. Murray, Donald G. Davis & Nicholas A. Basbanes Skyhorse (July 09, 2009)

Throughout the history of the world, libraries have been constructed, burned, discovered, raided, and cherished--and the treasures they've housed have evolved from early stone tablets to the mass-produced, bound...

The Dictionary of Clichés

by Christine Ammer Skyhorse (November 05, 2013)

The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores...

The Book of Common Fallacies

by Philip Ward & Julia Edwards Skyhorse (June 01, 2012)

Long before and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

by Alan Axelrod Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

Few areas of human endeavor have produced more--or more colorful--terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express...

British English from A to Zed

by Norman W. Schur Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Whether you are traveling to Great Britain or just want to understand British popular culture, this unique dictionary will answer your questions. British English from A to Zed contains more than 5,500 British...

God Bless America

by Robert Hendrickson Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

The Queen's English has no place across the pond, where a long history of defiance, creativity, and originality has made its way into the everyday vocabulary of Americans coast-to-coast. God Bless America is...

Bookless in Baghdad

by Shashi Tharoor Arcade (October 11, 2011)

Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the title essay, we learn the steep price paid by some Iraqis just to obtain a book; what does it mean when selling books, essentially selling culture,...

Paris Without End

by Jed Perl Arcade (June 24, 2014)

This brilliant blend of history, biography, and criticism explores the seminal figures of twentieth-century French artMatisse, Picasso, Derain, Léger, Dufy, Braque, Giacometti, Balthus, and Hélionand the vital...

Voyage to a Stricken Land

by Sara Daniel Arcade (November 21, 2011)

In June of 2002, war looms and Saddam Hussein still has a brutal grip on a nation in disarray. Sara Daniel travels the length and breadth of Iraq, following the fast-evolving events and interviewing people from...


by Michael Rosenthal Arcade (March 07, 2017)

An impetuous outsider who delighted in confronting American hypocrisy and prudery, Barney Rosset liberated American culture from the constraints of Puritanism. As the head of Grove Press, he single-handedly...

Hell and Back

by Tim Parks Arcade (February 07, 2012)

In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the...

I Cover the Waterfront

by Max Miller Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Distinctive, original, fresh in in tone and manner, with a quaint whimsicality of feeling and expression."The New York Times

Life on the Western waterfront has always fascinated Max Miller, a special reporter...

Textile Terminologies in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean from the Third to the First Millennnia BC

by Cécile Michel & Marie-Louise Nosch Oxbow Books (October 10, 2013)

Written sources from the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean, from the third to the first millennia BC, provide a wealth of terms for textiles. The twenty-two chapters in the present volume offer the...

Let's Review Regents: English 2020

by Carol Chaitkin Barrons Educational Series (June 05, 2020)

Barron's Let's Review Regents: English 2020 gives students the step-by-step review and practice they need to prepare for the Regents exam. This updated edition is an ideal companion to high school textbooks...

Great TED Talks: Innovation

by Neil C. Hughes Portable Press (June 16, 2020)

Become more innovative by applying the ideas of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers to your own life.

Great TED Talks: Innovation features words of wisdom from 100 speakers and condenses their ideas into accessible...

Great TED Talks: Leadership

by Harriet Minter Portable Press (June 16, 2020)

The words of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.


In 2006, TED Talks became accessible online, and have since been viewed more than a billion times...

Great TED Talks: Creativity

by Tom May Portable Press (June 16, 2020)

Insights and advice on the creative process from 100 prominent TED Conference speakers.

Online TED Talks have provided inspiration to a worldwide audience since 2006, focusing not only on subjects of technology,...

Human resources dictionary for defense and firms

by Jean-Claude Laloire Editions L'Harmattan (October 01, 2016)

This bilingual dictionary devoted to HR (Human Resources) deals with this matter both in defense and in firm environments. It includes the various HR aspects, by presenting the whole of the chain, from recruitment...

The Copywriter's Handbook

by Robert W. Bly St. Martin's Griffin (April 06, 2020)

The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated fourth edition

This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, multichannel marketers, creative directors, freelance writers,...


by Sarah Niblock Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

Does the digital age spell the end of journalism as we know it?

Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hour news-networks, and tight legal frameworks,...

Dirty Sign Language

by Van James T, Allison O & Evan Wondolowki Ulysses Press (June 07, 2011)


Next time you’re signing with your friends, drop the ASL textbook formality and start flashing the signs they don’t teach in any classroom, including:

• cool slang

• funny insults

• explicit...

Vulgar Tongues

by Max Decharne Pegasus Books (June 06, 2017)

This rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang—from highwaymen to hip-hop—is a fresh and exciting take on the subject: entertaining and authoritative without being patronizing, out-of-touch...

Accidence Will Happen

by Oliver Kamm Pegasus Books (July 05, 2016)

Are standards of English alright--or should that be all right? To knowingly split an infinitive or not to? And what about ending a sentence with a preposition, or for that matter beginning one with "and"?We...

Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red

by Andrew Thompson Ulysses Press (March 28, 2017)

400 intriguing, entertaining, and often hilarious etymological journies

English is filled with curious, intriguing and bizarre phrases. This book reveals the surprising, captivating and even hilarious origins...

Spencerian Handwriting

by Platts Roger Spencer Ulysses Press (August 02, 2016)


Easy to understand yet challenging to perfect, the Spencerian system was the standard...

The Accidental Dictionary

by Paul Anthony Jones Pegasus Books (October 03, 2017)

Our everyday language is full of surprises; its origins are stranger than you might think. Any word might be knocked and buffeted, subjected to twists and turns, expansions and contractions, happy and unhappy...

Spencerian Penmanship Practice Book: The Declaration of Independence

by Schin Loong Ulysses Press (July 03, 2018)

Practice makes perfect!

It’s no secret that improving your Spencerian penmanship requires practice. Unfortunately, Platt Rogers Spencer published less than 30 Spencerian practice sentences. That’s why this...

Our Woman in Havana

by Sarah Rainsford Oneworld Publications (September 06, 2018)

Graham Greene saw the Castros rise; Sarah Rainsford watched them leave.

From the street where Wormold, the hapless hero of Greene’s Our Man in Havana, plied his trade, BBC foreign correspondent Rainsford reports...

Written in Stone

by Christopher Stevens Pegasus Books (November 15, 2015)

Half the world’s population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago....

Cursive Handwriting for Adults

by John Neal Ulysses Press (June 18, 2019)

Relearn the beautiful art of cursive handwriting!

In this type, tap and swipe world, you have few opportunities to write in cursive. As a result, your skills diminish. Then, when the critical moment arises and...

The Science of Storytelling

by Will Storr Abrams Press (March 09, 2020)

The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling

Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling...

Self-Confidence at Work

by 50Minutes (April 09, 2017)

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about self-confidence at work with this practical guide.

It is widely assumed that confident people progress further in their...

Persuasive Public Speaking

by 50Minutes (February 19, 2017)

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about effective public speaking with this practical guide.

Public speaking is an unavoidable element of almost everybody's careers,...

Walking English

by David Crystal Abrams Press (September 28, 2009)

In this discursive jaunt through the groves and thickets of the English language, David Crystal creates a mesmerizing and entertaining narrative account of his encounters with the language and its speakers....

When They Go Low, We Go High

by Philip Collins Abrams Press (July 16, 2018)

When First Lady Michelle Obama approached the podium at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, nobody could have predicted that her rousing and emotional "When they go low, we go high+? speech would go on...

Living Color

by Natalie Goldberg Stc Craft/A Melanie Falick Book (March 10, 2014)

From fill-in art journals to self-help books on creativity, more than ever the public is striving to bring artistic enlightenment into their everyday lives. In Living Color, one of the country’s most celebrated...