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From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes the perfect graduation gift: a lesson in how to be a writer, and so much more. Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy a...
From the bestselling author of the Nationa...
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The Most Definitive Guide to Cuban Cigars!For more than two centuries, Cuban cigars have been heralded as the best cigars in the world. More than just a cigar, they're an art form, with tobacco growers and hand-rollers considered artists. Today, there are more than 200 varieties to discover, and this essential guide highlights each one. Featurin...
The Most Definitive Guide to Cuban Cigars!...
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A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. In this fascinating and vivid history, Abiga...
A vivid exploration of the evolution of r...
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Spanning over 250 years of history, Black Ink traces black literature in America from Frederick Douglass to Ta-Nehisi Coates in this masterful collection of twenty-five illustrious and moving essays on the power of the written word.Throughout American history black people are the only group of people to have been forbidden by law to learn to rea...
Spanning over 250 years of history, Black ...
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The author of the magisterial A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers now approaches the great singers and their greatest work in an innovative and revelatory way: through considering their finest albums, which is the format in which this music was most resonantly organized and presented to its public from the 1940s until the very...
The author of the magisterial A Biographic...
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As the Kurdish question becomes more prominent in Middle Eastern politics, it is attracting attention from the media, the academic community, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Swamped with questions from the press and academic departments, students of Kurdish topics have needed a comprehensive bibliography on the Kurds. This b...
As the Kurdish question becomes more promi...
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The liveliest book about language since Between You & Me, BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy Favilla’s A World Without “Whom” explores the new rules of writing in the age of social media, memes, emojis, and web slang. A World Without "Whom" is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age, and BuzzFeed global copy chief Emmy Favilla is the witty go-t...
The liveliest book about language since Be...
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A deep dive into the history of the illustrated book jacket, tracing its development across the twentieth century, reflecting some of the most iconic designs of the eraIn the modern era, the “beautiful book,” an art object in its own right, has become the key to the ongoing attraction of print publishing as physical books continue to distinguish...
A deep dive into the history of the illust...
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(Book). Since the publication of the first edition in 2005, The Plain and Simple Guide to Music Publishing has emerged as the premier guide to the subject. With sufficient depth to be used as a text at major college music industry programs including UCLA, NYU and Northeastern, the book also remains simple and clear enough for the lay songwriter ...
(Book). Since the publication of the first...
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The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library's magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarel...
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A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others.   The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone's founder, editor, an...
A delicious romp through the heyday of roc...
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For the last several years Adm. James Stavridis and his co-author, R. Manning Ancell, have surveyed over two hundred active and retired four-star military officers about their reading habits and favorite books, asking each for a list of titles that strongly influenced their leadership skills and provided them with special insights that helped pr...
For the last several years Adm. James Stav...
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The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer’s craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most...
The long-awaited guide to writing long-for...
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How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoen...
How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-si...
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The acknowledged authority on Japanese Kanji, The Kanji Dictionary makes written Japanese more accessible than ever before and is an absolutely vital tool for anyone seeking to learn Japanese at an intermediate or advanced level.This is the only kanji dictionary of its kind to employ a revolutionary multiple–reference compound system. Every kanj...
The acknowledged authority on Japanese Kan...
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This is the first book devoted to exploring issues of learning written Japanese, focusing on the challenges the writing system poses for the second language learner. It weaves together previous research on Japanese second language acquisition and kanji learning with original studies on self-regulation and kanji learning strategies. It provides t...
This is the first book devoted to explorin...
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A dictionary for those who perceive a difference, a handbook for Superior Persons who love words.Are you an Anglophile? (Stout fellow!) Just stand at this springboard and leave the fields of popinjay jabber and tongue-stumped battology behind forever! Step up for big dividends in the giddy heights of superior speech. Are you a rasorial searcher ...
A dictionary for those who perceive a diff...
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In 1997, Eisenbrauns published the highly-regarded two-volume Phonologies of Asia and Africa, edited by Alan Kaye with the assistance of Peter T. Daniels, and the book rapidly became the standard reference for the phonologies of the Afro-Asiatic languages. Now the concept has been extended, and Kaye has assembled nearly 50 scholars to write essa...
In 1997, Eisenbrauns published the highly-...
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The three Garima Gospels are the earliest surviving Ethiopian gospel books. They provide glimpses of lost late antique luxury gospel books and art of the fifth to seventh centuries, in the Aksumite kingdom of Ethiopia as well as in the Christian East. As this work shows, their artwork is closely related to Syriac, Armenian, Greek, and Georgian g...
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Through harmony and rhythm, resonance and pitch, Ann Rand inspires readers to listen to the tuneful play of her text as it sings off each page. Illustrated with graphic designer Paul Rand's colorful, witty artwork, Sparkle and Spin is a children's classic (now happily available again through Chronicle Books) that reveals to young readers the pow...
Through harmony and rhythm, resonance and ...
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From ancient Greece to the Internet―via the Renaissance, Gutenberg, and Madison Avenue―Shady Characters exposes the secret history of punctuation. A charming and indispensable tour of two thousand years of the written word, Shady Characters weaves a fascinating trail across the parallel histories of language and typography. Whether investigating...
From ancient Greece to the Internet―via th...
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With a photo-rich teaching method that's welcoming to everyone, this introduction helps you use ink and a qalam―a traditional reed pen―to create flowing, timelessly decorative lines of Arabic script. The book begins with the history behind this art that decorates writings and architecture worldwide. Master calligrapher Alani next shows you how t...
With a photo-rich teaching method that's w...
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A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language by the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers. Is vocabulary destiny? Why do clocks "talk" to the Nahua people of Mexico? Will A.I. researchers ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In this mesmerizing collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers these and many other ...
A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of la...
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"Unexcelled as a dictionary of basic Sino–Japanese characters. Extremely easy to use."—Japan Society This is the utmost classic and well regarded standard Japanese Kanji Dictionary available today.The New Nelson Japanese–English Character Dictionary is a complete revision of The Original Reader's Japanese–English Character Dictionary, published ...
"Unexcelled as a dictionary of basic Sino–...
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When a boy and his dog go for a hike, the boy trips on a fossil, and it comes to life, revealing an ancient plant. The boy is so intrigued that he breaks two more fossils that come to life—a dragonfly and a pteranodon. When these prehistoric creatures collide with present reality, the boy must figure out a way to make things go back to normal. V...
When a boy and his dog go for a hike, the ...
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While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.
While teaching upper- and lowercase letter...
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A timeless classic  about the magic of boundless love that's been treasured for generations.“Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”Here is one of the most classic and beloved children's stories, with the original illustrations from 1922 - the ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughou...
A timeless classic  about the magic of bou...
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The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national, and even global economic consequences.Following in the tradition of the successful first edition, Hazard...
The impacts of natural and man-made disast...
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For more than 25 years, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader has helped readers learn amazing things. Now, Uncle John shows you how to do things you didn’t know how to do . . . and probably should never, never, never actually do, unless you’re in a survival situation and really, really, really need to. Uncle John’s How to Fight a Bear and Win is a new a...
For more than 25 years, Uncle John’s Bathr...
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The worst of the worst, all in one place! This deluxe desk reference includes a hardbound volume of the most popular scenarios from all 11 Worst-Case Scenario handbooks, plus the entire contents of all the books on a fully searchable CD. Avoid the perils of mountain lions and blind dates, avalanches and teenage driving lessons, runaway golf cart...
The worst of the worst, all in one place! ...
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Following the success of The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (more than 150,000 copies sold!), this ruggedly handsome hardcover collection brings together new and classic advice from Worst-Case experts to help readers master the manly artsfrom wrestling an alligator to calming a crying child to extinguishing backyardbarbeque fires...
Following the success of The Complete Wors...
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"Read this book, of course.”―Publishers Weekly NBC NATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT AND HOST OF “ROSSEN REPORTS” ON TODAY BRINGS THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK TO LIFE. Do you know where to take shelter in an earthquake? How to bust a lying car mechanic? Save money at the store? You’ll know now. Every morning, millions of Americans watch Jeff Rossen ...
"Read this book, of course.”―Publishers We...
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The New York Times bestseller that reveals the safety, security, and survival techniques that 99% of Americans don’t know—but shouldWhen Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every...
The New York Times bestseller that reveals...
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A comprehensive, practical, and reliable guide to finding food in the woods and living off the land, by respected wilderness survivalists. With text by wilderness survivalists, the information in How to Eat in the Woods is tried, trusted, and true. One of the most complete books written on the subject, this portable guide includes essential inf...
A comprehensive, practical, and reliable g...
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Fallout 4 Vault Dweller’s Collector’s Edition Survival Guide includes...EXCLUSIVE MAP OF THE COMMONWEALTH! This hardcover Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide comes packaged with a premium physical map of the Commonwealth that highlights important points of interest, valuable resources, and essential locations.VAULT-TEC POSTER PACK! Inspire yourself a...
Fallout 4 Vault Dweller’s Collector’s Edit...
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Move over zombies and adolescent vampires.  There’s a new threat in town—and it’s only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought of as harmless yard decorations, evidence...
Move over zombies and adolescent vampires....
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In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials -- one that...
In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf...
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Follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life--revealing high-stakes techniques and survival secrets from real intelligence officers in life-or-death situations around the worldEveryone loves a good spy story, but most of the ones we hear are fictional. That's because the most dangerous and important spycraft is ...
Follow-up to the New York Times bestseller...
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This #1 New York Times Bestseller chronicles the 54 harrowing minutes of a school shooting and follows four students who must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun. 10:00 a.m.The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body ...
This #1 New York Times Bestseller chronicl...
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A collection of some of Bowie's most famous and insightful words that will continue to inspire generationsOn the January 10th 2016, the world lost a hero. Here are some of his most provocative and memorable sayings to inspire and treasure."I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.""I re-invented my image so many t...
A collection of some of Bowie's most famou...
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Sir Winston Churchill remains a British hero, lauded for his oratorical skill. He wrote histories, biographies, memoirs, and even a novel, while his journalism, speeches and broadcasts run to millions of words. From 1940 he inspired and united the British people and guided their war effort. Behind the public figure, however, was a man of vast hu...
Sir Winston Churchill remains a British he...
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Typically, great thinkers have been included in encyclopedic works on the basis of reputation and historic influence. The School of Life takes a different approach, focusing instead on the thinkers whose ideas are the most helpful to our lives now. This is a collection of sixty of the most important and most useful ideas of Eastern and Western c...
Typically, great thinkers have been includ...
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More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, E...
More than 150 years after its original pub...
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The definitive compendium of classic and modern oratory expanded―with a new preface on what makes a speech "great." An instant classic when it was first published a decade ago and now enriched by seventeen new speeches, Lend Me Your Ears contains more than two hundred outstanding moments of oratory. It is selected, arranged, and introduced by Wi...
The definitive compendium of classic and m...
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An artist and activist committed to the empowerment of women and girls has created a gorgeous illustrated volume, blending watercolor and short biography to showcase the contributions of more than fifty influential female leaders whose words and actions are a passionate call to arms.Distraught by the results of the 2016 election and the realizat...
An artist and activist committed to the em...
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Become Mistress of Yourself   Jane Austen always knows just the right thing to say. With this pocket collection of quotes from Jane’s novels and letters, you too, will have a quip for every situation.
Become Mistress of Yourself   Jane Austen...
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The latest in the Positive Quotation series...365 life-affirming quotes to guide you through the year. Each maxim is followed by a few paragraphs that explain the quote's meaning, and that give practical advice for applying its wisdom to your daily life.
The latest in the Positive Quotation serie...
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A quote book like no other, this thought-provoking collection compiles the timeless wisdom of great original minds— from Marie Curie to Stephen King, Joan of Arc to Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde to Harriet Tubman—brilliantly hand-lettered by beloved indie artist Lisa Congdon. Readers will find enlightening insights ("Wisdom begins in wonder"— Socrat...
A quote book like no other, this thought-p...
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The Shakespeare Book brings the work of William Shakespeare to life with full-color photography, images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help you understand the context of Shakespeare's plays and poems. From Shakespeare's most-famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less-frequently performed works such as King John and...
The Shakespeare Book brings the work of Wi...
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Looking for just the right words to inspire your daughter, sister, mother, teammate or friend? Beautifully Said is a personal inspiration gallery filled with 110 quotes...and, the stories behind the wise words. Within the 21 themed chapters are women and girls who believe, build, discover, explore, heal, invent, laugh and lead. It's a collection...
Looking for just the right words to inspir...
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Throughout history women have inspired and motivated society towards greater strength, courage, and justice. If you had the opportunity to ask the greatest women of all time for advice, wouldn't you jump at the chance? Drawing from the timeless wisdom of leaders such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, and Michelle Obama, each page...
Throughout history women have inspired and...

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