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A Guide to Tracing Your Family History using the Census

by Emma Jolly Pen and Sword Family History (August 30, 2020)

The census is an essential survey of our population, and it is a source of basic information for local and national government and for various organizations dealing with education, housing, health and transport....


Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th edition

by Iii Henry M. Robert, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch & Daniel E. Seabold et al. PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

The only current authorized edition of the classic work on parliamentary procedure--now in a new updated edition

Robert's Rules of Order is the recognized guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings....


Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 3rd edition

by Iii Henry M. Robert, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch & Daniel E. Seabold et al. PublicAffairs (August 31, 2020)

A short, concise and user-friendly guide to the essential procedures of conducting a meeting, written by the authors of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, the only authorized edition of the classic work...


Hacks for TikTok

by Kyle Brach Racehorse (August 18, 2020)

Become a Pro at TikTok with This Tell-All Guide!

From getting started to getting famous, Hacks for TikTok is the perfect hands-on guide for learning how to use Tiktok for your own personal enjoyment as well...


Instant Mathematics

by Paul Parsons & Gail Dixon Portable Press (August 25, 2020)

Key thinkers, theories, discoveries, and concepts each explained on a single page!

 

Instant Mathematics pulls together all the pivotal mathematical theories and discoveries into one concise volume. Each page...


Instant Engineering

by Joel Levy Portable Press (August 25, 2020)

Key thinkers, theories, discoveries, and inventions explained on a single page!

 

Instant Engineering pulls together all the pivotal engineering theories and discoveries into one concise volume. Each page contains...


Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Somme 1916

by Paul Oldfield Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2016)

In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career,...


501 Spanish Verbs

by Christopher Kendris & Theodore Kendris Barrons Educational Series (July 28, 2020)

The original and most trusted verb book in the market with over 50 years of proven excellence! Barron’s 501 Spanish Verbs provides students, travelers, and adult learners with fingertip access to the 501 most...


501 Italian Verbs

by John Colaneri, Vincent Luciani & Marcel Danesi Barrons Educational Series (July 28, 2020)

The original and most trusted verb book in the market with over 50 years of proven excellence! Barron’s 501 Italian Verbs provides students, travelers, and adult learners with fingertip access to the 501 most...


Tracing Your Poor Ancestors

by Stuart A Raymond Pen and Sword Family History (May 30, 2020)

Many people in the past – perhaps a majority – were poor. Tracing our ancestors amongst them involves consulting a wide range of sources. Stuart Raymond’s handbook is the ideal guide to them.

He examines...


The Dark Age of Tanks

by David Lister Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

In the thirty years after the Second World War, the British army entered a period of intense technological development. Due to the lack of surviving documentation, this period is almost a second Dark Age. What...


The Disappearance of Percy Fawcett and Other Famous Vanishings

by Jane Clapp & Evan Andrews Racehorse (March 14, 2017)

There is nothing more disconcerting than someone vanishing into thin air. Unanswered questions abound and the mysteries only tend to grow. The Disappearance of Percy Fawcett and Other Famous Vanishings attempts...


What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?

by Patti Lawson Skyhorse (September 20, 2016)

Here is an engaging, informative, and no-nonsense look at the everyday situations and issuesand their legal consequencesthat affect dogs and their owners. Dished up with a good deal of humor, heart, and pragmatic...


1,001 Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom

by Elizabeth Venstra Skyhorse (March 29, 2016)

In this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday...


499 Words Every College Student Should Know

by Stephen Spignesi Skyhorse (August 29, 2017)

Words equal credibility. The more articulate a person is, the more seriously they will be taken—by everyone.

On any given day, you might read “abrogate” used in a USA Today article; or “demagogue”...


Mysterious Chicago

by Adam Selzer Skyhorse (October 25, 2016)

From Chicago historian Adam Selzer, expert on all of the Windy City's quirks and oddities, comes a compelling heavily researched anthology of the stories behind its most fascinating unsolved mysteries.

To create...


How to Buy an Elephant and 38 Other Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

by John Krausz Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

While it's possible to go through life not knowing how to tie a dhoti or carve an endless wooden chain, you never know when unusual skills will come in handy. And that's the fun of this fabulously bizarre handbook,...


Did Thomas Crapper Really Invent the Toilet?

by Catherine O'Reilly Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

Which came first, sliced bread or the toaster? When did most people begin wearing deodorant? Who invented the electric blanket? Catherine O'Reilly tackles questions such as these with a keen curiosity and well-honed...


Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Skyhorse (February 01, 2010)

From the elegant, lithe, and yes, friendly cheetah to the diminutive and faithful sea horse, and from the giant and surprisingly warlike hippopotamus to the majestic gorilla, animals have long fascinated humans....


Born in the USA

by Trevor Homer Skyhorse (June 23, 2009)

From Bubble Wrap to Bubblegum, from Men-on-the-Moon to Monopoly, from Kidney Transplants to Kool-Aid, to microwave ovens to M & M's, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for...


Curiosities of Literature

by John Sutherland Skyhorse (January 01, 2011)

When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? Which author's heart was purportedly eaten by a cat? One of our best-known and best-loved literary critics turns his attention to the more...


Words from the Wise

by Rosemarie Jarski Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

When faced with life's greatest quandaries, there's just one place to go for advice: all your beloved heroes and heroines. These 6,000 thought-provoking quotations cover almost every imaginable dilemma and come...


Why Can't Potatoes Walk?

by Lars-Åke Janzon & Lukas Möllersten Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

When it comes to animals and nature, there is no end to our curiosity. Around ten thousand questions a year land on Lars-Åke Janzon's desk at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. In this sequel to the successful...


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...


Schadenfreude

by Lawrence Dorfman Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

Schadenfreude: noun, often capitalized 'shä-d?n-?fro?i-d? Schadenfreude i/'???d?nfr??d?/ (German: ['?a?d?n?f???d?]): pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

"Revenge is a dish best served cold."

We've...


Victorian Secrets

by Sarah A. Chrisman Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

On Sarah A. Chrisman's twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views....


Words Gone Wild

by Jim Bernhard Skyhorse (June 01, 2010)

Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, this lighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language is a sure?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful...


The Book of Common Fallacies

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

Long before Snopes.com 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...


Memory Power 101

by W. R. Klemm Skyhorse (August 01, 2012)

Today, younger and older people alike are worried about their memories. Billions of dollars are spent each year on herbs, vitamins, and drugs that can supposedly help you build a better memory or protect the...


Endangered Phrases

by Steven D. Price Skyhorse (June 22, 2011)

Person to person" (and station to station"), bar sinister," the weed of crime bears bitter fruit," between the devil and the deep blue sea," will o' the wisp," poor as Job's turkey" . . . these are just a few...


Brain Boot Camp

by James Bannerman Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

This book isn't going to turn you into a genius, but you already knew that. What it will do is increase the number of genius moments in your life. You know, those amazing times when you cleverly solve a problem...


Abused, Confused, and Misused Words

by Mary Embree Skyhorse (December 13, 2012)

Have you been putting bullion in your soup? Is incorrect spelling starting to have a negative affect on your term papers? Do you wonder what someone is inferring when they tell you to pick up a dictionary? These...


Happiness

by Jean Vanier Arcade (November 21, 2011)

Using Aristotle as his launching pad, a contemporary philosopher explores, in the context of today's world, the notion of happiness and how each of us might best obtain it. To be happy, to know true happiness,...


This Victorian Life

by Sarah A. Chrisman Skyhorse (November 03, 2015)

Part memoir, part micro-history, this is an exploration of the present through the lens of the past.

We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it's spoken, but can...


The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II

by Alex Swanston Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

As author Alex Swanston explains in his introduction, World War II was a truly global conflict, involving almost all nations in the struggle to stop the spread of totalitarianism. This meant that battles were...


Foodie Facts

by Ann Treistman Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Consider this The Food Lover's Companion liteshort and sweet trivia about retro American food.

Who pitted the first cherries and nestled them into pie crust? Was a meatloaf sandwich the result of a late-night...


On 1984

by James Daley Racehorse (May 16, 2017)

2017. America is drastically divided and, some would argue, is starting to resemble George Orwell’s portrayal of a totalitarian state in his iconic novel, 1984. In the age of alternative facts, internal hostility,...


The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

by Maarten Otte Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

In 1870 France embarked on a war with Prussia and her allied German states that was to be a complete disaster. For Napoleon III, after his ignominious surrender with thousands of his troops from the Army of...


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...


Wombats Poop Cubes

by Katie Adams Castle Point Books (June 01, 2020)

Learn the facts! In Katie Adams' Wombats Poop Cubes, you will encounter some of the most unbelievable, entertaining, and no-frills factoids ever.

Each page features a fact broken down into just three words....


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...


Cannabis Pharmacy

by Michael Backes & Andrew Weil Black Dog & Leventhal (September 08, 2014)

The most comprehensive and approachable book available on understanding and using medical marijuana. Revised and updated with the latest information on varietals, delivery, dosing, and treatable conditions,...


The Joy of Cookies

by Cookie Monster Imprint (April 09, 2018)

In life, there is one thing we can all agree on: cookies.

And there is no greater expert on this endless source of joy, warmth, and crumbs than Cookie Monster. In The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Monster offers deep...


Bullsh*t

by Katie Adams Castle Point Books (April 20, 2020)

Compelling trivia for our age of disinformation

American culture is awash in lies. Despite the fact that we have the truth at our fingertips at all times, Americans still believe lies about everything from health...


The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert): A Best Friends' Guide to Life

by Bert and Ernie Imprint (September 23, 2019)

The eternal question: Are you a Bert or an Ernie? You'll find out thanks to The Importance of Being Ernie (and Bert). And this book will show you how to be best friends with those who wear their stripes a little...


The Pursuit of Grouchiness

by Oscar the Grouch Imprint (April 08, 2019)

In The Pursuit of Grouchiness, Oscar the Grouch teaches you how to lose friends and grouchily influence people.

There's no greater expert on celebrating a crummy day than Oscar the Grouch. After complaining about...


Beyond Tidy

by Annmarie Brogan & Marie Limpert Racehorse (June 16, 2020)

The Top Ways to Declutter, Organize, and Get your Life Back in Place!

 

Are you overwhelmed by clutter and disorganization, or are you already organized but want to take it to the “next level?” Either way,...