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made in america: An Informal History of the English Language in t...
by Bill Bryson

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English

Pages

434

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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<p>Bill Bryson, bestselling author of <em>The Mother Tongue</em>, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."</p>
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
by Chris Anderson

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<DIV><B><I>New York Times</I> Bestseller <BR /><BR /> “Catnip for all the TED fans out there.” <I>—Publishers Weekly</I></B><BR /><BR /><B>“The most insightful book ever written on public speaking . . . a must-read.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and <I>New York Times </I>best-selling author of <I>Give and Take</I> and<I> Originals</I></B><BR /><BR /> Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.<BR /><BR />This “invaluable guide” (<I>Publishers Weekly</I>) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker.  <DIV><BR />Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky and more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.<BR /> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2019
by Old Farmer's Almanac

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<DIV>America’s oldest and largest farmer’s almanac is back with its famous 80% accurate long-range weather predictions for 2019! As it has been since 1792 when George Washington was still in office, <I>The Old Farmer’s Almanac</I> is jam-packed with gardening advice and charts, notable astronomical events, folklore, humor, contests, husbandry, best fishing days, home remedies, wisdom, recipes, cultural and culinary trends, and more—too much more to mention.<BR /><BR /> Makes a wonderful stocking stuffer and not just because it will fit inside one! The price is modest to begin with, plus it’s a gift that will be read and appreciated all year long!<BR /> Printed in the USA.</DIV>
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 15, 2006

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<b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><BR> <BR> <b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER LIST</b><BR> The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.<BR><BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.<BR> <BR>The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.<BR> <BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.<br />        <br />This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.<br />        <br />Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, <b>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</b> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.<br /><br />The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage.<br />Maintain a love map. <br />Foster fondness and admiration. <br />Turn toward instead of away. <br />Accept influence. <br />Solve solvable conflicts. <br />Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. <br />Create shared meaning.<br /><br />Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.
On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin
by Marie Colvin

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English

Pages

570

Publication Date

April 26, 2012

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<p>Veteran Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria.</p><p><em>On the Front Line</em> is an Orwell Special Prize winning journalism collection from veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, who is the subject of the movie A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan.</p><p>Marie Colvin held a profound belief in the pursuit of truth, and the courage and humanity of her work was deeply admired. On the Front Line includes her various interviews with Yasser Arafat and Colonel Gadaffi; reports from East Timor in 1999 where she shamed the UN into protecting its refugees; accounts of her terrifying escape from the Russian army in Chechnya; and reports from the strongholds of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers where she was hit by shrapnel, leaving her blind in one eye.</p><p>Typically, however, her new eye-patch only reinforced Colvin’s sense of humour and selfless conviction. She returned quickly to the front line, reporting on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza and, lately, the Arab Spring.</p><p>Immediate and compelling, On the Front Line is a street-view of the historic events that have shaped the last 25 years, from an award-winning foreign correspondent and the outstanding journalist of her generation.</p>
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
by Shirley Jackson

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

November 28, 2006

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<b>The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s <i>The Haunting of Hill House </i>has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.<br />  <br /> For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Birds and Bees of Words: A Guide to the Most Common Errors in...
by Mary Embree

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

June 09, 2010

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<div>Himbo: a male bimbo. Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting. Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. More than 1,000 words are featured on the book’s list of new and inventive words; nearly 30,000 more words are discussed in sections including a look at word roots and how they are used in modern language; a list of words that are commonly misspelled or misunderstood; and a style guide to usage rules and how and why they can be broken. Anyone who is intrigued by language, who is fascinated by words, or who simply wants to use our language clearly and effectively will enjoy The Birds and Bees of Words.<BR><BR>Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a <I>New York Times</I> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.</div>
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
by Melvyn Bragg

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

April 01, 2011

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<div>Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own.<br /><BR> Along the way, its colorful story takes in a host of remarkable people, places, and events: the Norman invasion of England in 1066; the arrival of <I>The Canterbury Tales</I> and a “coarse” playwright named William Shakespeare, who added 2,000 words to the language; the songs of slaves; the words of Davy Crockett; and the Lewis and Clark expedition, which led to hundreds of new words as the explorers discovered unknown flora and fauna. <I>The Adventure of English</I> is an enthralling story not only of power, religion, and trade, but also of a people and how they changed the world.</div>
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'...
by Jessica Brody

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English

Pages

311

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<b><b>The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.</b></b><br /><br />Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

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