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For the Love of Books: Stories of Literary Lives, Banned Books, A...
by Graham Tarrant

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<b>A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.</b><br /> Do you know: <br /><li>Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning?</li><li>Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China?</li><li>Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?</li><li>What superstitions Truman Capote kept whenever he wrote?</li><li>Who the other Winston Churchill was? </li><br /> A treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes, and extraordinary characters, <i>For the Love of Books</i> is a book about books—and the inside stories about the people who write them. Learn how books evolved, what lies behind some of the greatest tales ever told, and who’s really who in the world of fiction. <br /> From banned books to famous feuding authors, from literary felons to rejected masterpieces, from tips for aspiring writers to stand-out book lists for readers to catch up on, For the Love of Books is a celebration of the written word and an absolute page-turner for any book lover. <br /> Read all about it!
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, ...
by David McRaney

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 27, 2011

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<b> An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. </b><p>You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework.</p><p>Based on the popular blog of the same name, <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including: </p><ul> <li>Dunbar's Number - Humans evolved to live in bands of roughly 150 individuals, the brain cannot handle more than that number. If you have more than 150 Facebook friends, they are surely not all real friends. </li> <li>Hindsight bias - When we learn something new, we reassure ourselves that we knew it all along. </li> <li>Confirmation bias - Our brains resist new ideas, instead paying attention only to findings that reinforce our preconceived notions. </li> <li>Brand loyalty - We reach for the same brand not because we trust its quality but because we want to reassure ourselves that we made a smart choice the last time we bought it. <p></p> <p>Packed with interesting sidebars and quick guides on cognition and common fallacies, <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> is a fascinating synthesis of cutting-edge psychology research to turn our minds inside out.</p> </li></ul>
Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afr...
by Eric Metaxas

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

April 15, 2015

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<b>In his earlier book, Eric Metaxas tackled the questions people had always wanted to ask about God. His book was well-received, but Metaxas soon realized there was a long list of questions that still needed to be addressed.</b><br /><br /> In <i>Everything <u>Else</u> You Always Wanted to Know about God…</i>, the author answers the rest–and some of the very best–of the questions that surface when God is the topic of conversation. Metaxas’ s welcoming tone and his skillful use of humor lower readers’ defenses. He presents biblical truth in the form of engaging answers that can’t help but connect, whether the reader is an inquisitive skeptic, an open-minded agnostic, or even a new believer looking to get grounded in the basics of the Christian faith. <br /><br /> No matter who is asking the questions, this sequel delivers the goods with disarming candor and biblical authority. <b><br /> </b>
History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
by , Keith Ferrell

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<p>It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience through the addition of facsimile documents—the evidence! It's a treasure trove for conspiracy buffs, a <i>Griffin and Sabine</i> for history lovers.<br /><br /> Adapted from <i>Decoded</i>, Meltzer’s hit show on the HISTORY network, <i>History Decoded</i> explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman “Spear of Destiny”? What’s the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacy’s $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? And did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? Meltzer sifts through the evidence; weighs competing theories;  separates what we know to be true with what’s still—and perhaps forever—unproved or unprovable; and in the end, <i>decodes</i> the mystery, arriving at the most likely solution. Along the way we meet Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Nazi propagandists, and the <i>real</i> DB Cooper.<br /><br /> A riveting adventure through the compelling world of mysteries and conspiracies.</p>
Did You Know This About World War II?: The Most Interesting Trivi...
by Bill O'Neill

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English

Pages

122

Publication Date

October 07, 2019

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<p>Would you like to learn more about World War II? How much do you really know about World War II? There’s so much more to learn about World War II beyond what you probably learned in class or what you will get from a standard history book.<br /><br /><strong>In this book, you’ll find the answers to the following questions: </strong><br /></p><ul><li>What was “Operation Werewolf”?</li><li>What role did Jeep, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen play in the war?</li><li>How many people died in the little talked about Battle of Luxembourg?</li><li>Who was the “Sky Samurai”?</li><li>When did the 82<sup>nd</sup> Airborne Division form?</li><li>Who were the two most famous female pilots of World War II?</li><li>Why does the name “Quisling” mean traitor?</li></ul><p><strong>And so much more!<br /></strong><br />This book is packed with trivia facts about World War II and written in way that not only teaches you about some of the lesser known facts about the most important war of the twentieth century, but also to test you on your knowledge of those facts. Some of the facts are surprising, some of them are strange, but all of them are fascinating and will keep you glued to the page wanting to read more! You’ll learn everything you could have wondered about World War II and then some.<br /><br />You might think you already know a lot about World War II, but I guarantee that the World War II Quiz Book will introduce you to new facts, people, and events. It will be like you were there fighting the battles on the Eastern Front, North Africa, and the Pacific.<br /><br />So, what are you waiting for? Open the pages of this book and discover the things you never learned about the Second World War but wish you had.</p>
Answers to Questions You've Never Asked: Explaining the 'What If'...
by Joseph Pisenti

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

November 09, 2017

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<b>The #1 bestselling trivia collection with bizarre facts to</b><b> entertain you for hours, from the creator of YouTube’s <i>RealLifeLore</i>.</b><br />   <ul><li>Where can I move to so that I’m never tempted by McDonald’s again?</li><li>How far into the Pacific does Trump’s wall stretch?</li><li>If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy?</li><li>Why do all empires fail?</li><li>Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics?</li><li>What makes Finland so great?</li></ul>  <br /> When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics, and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country, and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka <i>RealLifeLore</i>.<br />  <br /> In his debut book, Pisenti explores the nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, economies, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous. Why, you ask? Because someone has to. Using line drawings, graphs, and charts, Pisenti not only details the absurd—he also provides explanations on why things are . . . and why they aren’t.
Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hi...
by , Dylan Thuras

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>Discover wonder.<br /><br /> “A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”—<i> New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, <i>Atlas Obscura</i> is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is.<br /><br /> This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, covering Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout map with a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip. More a cabinet of curiosities than traditional guidebook,<i> Atlas Obscura </i>revels in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and the mysterious. Here are natural wonders, like the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can sit and drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M. C. Escher–like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby-Jumping Festival in Spain—and no, it’s not the babies doing the jumping, but masked men dressed as devils who vault over rows of squirming infants.<br /><br /> Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in the first place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiar and amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported. But proceed with caution: It’s almost impossible not to turn to the next entry, and the next, and the next.<br /><br />  
How May We Hate You?: Notes from the Concierge Desk
by , Todd Dakotah Briscoe

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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Most people think hotel employees are effortlessly cheerful, naturally helpful, and genuinely like their work. <br />  <br /> Most people are wrong.<br />  <br /> Find out what really goes on in the world of hospitality with this hilarious book full of funny and absurd stories, anecdotes told in dialogue, factoids, and hoax pop quizzes by two veteran concierges who paid their way while working at a combined 50 hotels in and around Times Square. They are very pleased to help you learn: <br /> ·         The Truth About Bed Bugs<br /> ·         The Mythology of “Loyalty Programs”<br /> ·         The 411 on Hotel Residents<br /> ·         And so much more<br />  <br /> Filled with photographs and infographics, <i>How May We Hate You?</i> is both romp and commentary on the hospitality industry and life behind the nametag.
On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of...
by , Neil Fine

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 19, 2016

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller: “The perfect book for game-players and trivia fans . . . <i>On the Origins of Sports</i> knocks it outta the park. Don’t miss it” (<i>Houston Style Magazine</i>).</b><br /><br /><i>On the Origins of Sports</i> is an illustrated book built around the original rules of twenty-one of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan.<br /><br />Each sport’s chapter includes a short history, the sport’s original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies.<br /><br />Written by <i>ESPN The Magazine</i>’s former editor-in-chief, Gary Belsky, and executive editor, Neil Fine, and filled with period-style line drawings, <i>On the Origins of Sports</i> is a book that sports fans and history buffs alike will treasure for generations.<br /><br />“I found this book to be massively fun, educational, and inspiring—and I don’t even like sports.” —A. J. Jacobs, <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Year of Living Biblically</i><br /><br />“Fascinating.” —<i>Men’s Health</i>, “Best Beach Reads for Sports Fans”<br /><br />“Sports buffs will prize this in-depth look at competitive games, including the history of the baseball glove and iconic trophies.” —<i>Real Simple</i>, “Gifts for Dads”<br /><br />“A book this informative has no right to be this much fun. <i>On the Origins of Sports</i> is a winner.” —Dan Okrent, founder, Rotisserie Baseball
Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starter...
by , Ashley Kusi

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

April 26, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<h2>Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters for Connecting, Building Trust, and Rekindling Intimacy</h2><br />Do you find it difficult coming up with <b>thought-provoking conversation starters</b> or topics to discuss with your partner?<br /><br />Do you want to discover <b>insightful questions</b> that can lead to having deeper, exciting, and more meaningful conversations as a couple?<br /><br />Don't have much to talk about except the day-to-day life activities?<br /><br /><h2>If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone.</h2><br />We all want to have better, more substantial and <b>engaging conversations</b> every day with our significant other.<br /><br />However, knowing where to start or the right questions to ask can be a challenge when things become routine. That's why we wrote <em>Questions for Couples</em>.<br /><br />We have used these open-ended questions to get to know each other more deeply, have better conversations, and improve our relationship. We believe these questions will do the same for your relationship too.<br /><br /><h2>In <em>Questions for Couples</em>, you will discover:</h2><br />1. <b>469 Thought-provoking conversation starters for connecting, building trust, and rekindling intimacy in your relationship.</b><br /><br />2. Fun, engaging, and open-ended questions that will lead to some of the best conversations you have had in a while with your partner, bring you closer and really get you learning about each other.<br /><br />3. <b>Creative conversation starters for communicating and expressing your feelings, needs, and desires.</b><br /><br />4. Refreshing questions you can discuss with each other on a weekly basis to help you grow your relationship, as well as personal development. Simply select 365 questions that you love, and use them for a 365 Days of Questions Challenge with your partner.<br /><br />5. <b>Thought-provoking questions that will help you talk about things you might never think of on your own, which is especially helpful if you are looking for something new to talk about.</b><br /><br />6. Inspiring conversation starters for setting yearly goals as a couple, so you can grow together while achieving them.<br /><br />7. <b>Exciting sex questions that will get you talking and sharing your sexual desires, so you can have better and more satisfying sex.</b><br /><br />And much more.<br /><br /><h2>You can have great conversations when you know what questions to ask. </h2><br />You just need the right questions. <br /><br />Open-ended questions that will <b>spark deeper conversations</b>, so you can discover and learn more about yourself, and your partner.<br /><br /><h2>Whether you are dating, in a committed relationship, engaged, married, or in a long-distance relationship, this book is for you.</h2><br /><em>Questions for Couples</em> will get you talking for hours, even if you have very little to talk about. Plus because it’s pocket-sized, you can easily take this book everywhere; for road trips, coffee dates, to date nights dinner or events, the beach, vacation trips, etc. <br /><br />Scroll to the top to download your copy of this questions book for couples <b>today.</b><br /><br />Click the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.

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