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That's So Annoying: An Etiquette Expert on the World's Most Irrit...
by Cynthia W Lett

Language

English

Pages

183

Publication Date

July 27, 2009

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Here are hundreds and hundreds of real people's most common complaints and the proper responses to them. Written by an eminent etiquette expert, it is a guide to how to behave well and, more importantly, how to respond to bad behavior. What are the right rules for the coffee machine at work? Why do husbands always drink from the milk carton? Why are so many retail clerks rude? This book answers all鈥攁nd, more importantly, explains the proper responses to all the most common irritations. Whether you are the matriarch of an unruly family trying to keep order, or an office worker just trying to figure out how to deal with pushy or messy colleagues, this is a book for you. It's as funny as it is useful.
The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Mario Puzo

Language

English

Pages

610

Publication Date

October 04, 2005

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<b>50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION鈥擶ITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA<br /><br />Mario Puzo鈥檚 classic saga of an American crime family聽that became a global phenomenon<b>鈥?lt;b>nominated as one of America鈥檚 best-loved novels by PBS鈥檚聽<i>The Great American Read</i>.</b></b></b><br /><br />With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, <i>The Godfather</i> burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.<br /><br />A #1聽<i>New York Times </i>bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo鈥檚 epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream.<br /><br /><b>With a Note from Anthony Puzo and an Afterword by Robert J. Thompson</b>
Kindred
by Octavia E. Butler

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 01, 2004

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<b>The visionary author鈥檚 masterpiece pulls us鈥攁long with her Black female hero鈥攖hrough time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.</b><br /><br />Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
by Shirley Jackson

Language

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>聽</b><br /> First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson鈥檚 <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 鈥渉aunting鈥? 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鈥攁nd soon it will choose one of them to make its own.<br /> 聽<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.
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2: Another 150 Serial Kille...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

English

Pages

437

Publication Date

November 20, 2019

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<p><strong>Our first volume caused such an impact that we鈥檝e decided to bring you the long-awaited Volume 2 of the most comprehensive Serial Killer encyclopedia ever published!</strong></p><p>Murderers or monsters, normal people turned bad or people born with the desire to kill; it doesn鈥檛 matter where they come from, serial killers strike dread into our hearts with a single mention of their names. Hunting in broad daylight or stalking from the shadows, we are their prey and their hunt is never done until they are caught or killed.</p><p>With a worrying number of them living in our communities, working alongside us at our places of employment and sharing the same spaces where we spend time with our families, serial killers are typically just another neighbor that we barely think about. A worrying thought, to be honest.</p><p>In The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2 we go through the lives of 150 serial killers who allowed themselves to fall under the influence of their darkest desires and took the lives anywhere from one to one hundred victims; we speak of their motives and how their stories ended (<em>if </em>they ended鈥?, and remind you of the fear and pain that they left behind.</p><p>But what can you expect from <strong>The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2? </strong></p><p><strong>You will find such things as:</strong></p><ul><li>An excellent A-Z list of all of these deadly killers, allowing you to reference the encyclopedia whenever you need to find out more about any single murderer.</li><li>All of the uncensored details of their crimes, with much effort taking into account to describe their horrific acts.</li><li>Important information on their date and place of birth, date of arrest and number of victims, among other facts.</li><li>A list of Trivia facts for each killer, allowing you to learn more about their personalities and any films or documentaries made about them.</li></ul><p>So, with nothing more to add 鈥?it鈥檚 only time now for you purchase this book and begin learning about 150 of the sickest, most dangerous serial killers in world history.</p><p><strong>This is the next level in murder: are you ready to learn about the evilest men and women in history?</strong></p>
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020
by Old Farmer's Almanac

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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It鈥檚 another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with <i>The Old Farmer鈥檚 Almanac, </i>America鈥檚 oldest continuously published periodical! Always timely, topical, and distinctively 鈥渦seful, with a pleasant degree of humor,鈥?the Almanac has been beloved for centuries by people from all walks of life.<br /> 聽<br /> As the nation鈥檚 iconic calendar, the 2020 edition will forecast cultural, culinary, and other life-changing trends; preview notable astronomical events; provide time- and money-saving tips for gardeners of all varieties; set the hook for best fishing days; forecast traditionally 80 percent鈥揳ccurate weather; and cover a range of related topics, including anniversaries, folklore, husbandry, home remedies, recipes, amusement, contests, and more鈥攖oo much more to mention鈥攁ll in the inimitable way it has done since 1792.<br /> 聽
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. <br /><br />These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader鈥檚, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. <br /><br />This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad.<br /><br />Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world鈥檚 most heinous murderers.<br />
The Explainer
by Slate Magazine

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 09, 2004

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<b>What happens to recalled meat?<br />What鈥檚 the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer?<br />How do you stop a lava flow?<br />Does homeowner鈥檚 insurance cover murder?<br />And what is Ovaltine anyway?<br /><br />Answers to these and other fascinating questions you never thought to ask, from the writers at Slate Magazine<br /></b><br />An entertaining and genuinely informative compilation of answers to some of life's most improbable questions, from the writers of the online magazine <i>Slate. </i>Often inspired by events in the news, the 鈥淓xplainer鈥?column asks the questions we never think to ask, or that we鈥檙e too embarrassed to admit we don鈥檛 know how to answer. Filling in these overlooked blanks of our daily lives, the book provides memorable tidbits for conversations, further rumination, or important context as we follow current events from day to day. Full of fascinating information about unlikely but important subjects, <b>The Explainer </b>will entertain and inform anyone who has ever stopped to wonder who runs Antarctica, how cell phones can reveal your location, or whether one can live off lizard meat.
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

Language

English

Pages

138

Publication Date

December 28, 1976

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<b>The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation<br /></b><br /><b>September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of聽<i>On the Road</i></b><br /><br />Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady,聽<i>On the Road</i>聽tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naivet茅 and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz,聽<i>On the Road</i>聽is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up. 聽

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