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Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose

by Constance Hale

Today’s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance...


The Distancers

by Lee Sandlin

In The Distancers, seven generations worth of joy and heartache is artfully forged into a family portrait that is at once universally American yet singularly Lee Sandlin's own. From the nineteenth century German...


The Bride & Groom Thank-You Guide: A Thoroughly Modern Manual for Expressing Your Gratitude-Quickly, Painlessly andPersonally!

Literally, the Best Language Book Ever: Annoying Words and Abused Phrases You Should Never Use Again

by Paul Yeager

By turns gleefully precise and happily contrarian, this is a highly opinionated guide to better communication. In Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, author Paul Yeager attacks with a linguistic scalpel...


The Due Diligence Process Plan Handbook for Commercial Real Estate Investments

by Brian Hennessey

This handbook was created to save investors time and money, create additional value and to avoid the potential pitfalls in purchasing commercial real estate, as well as give an overview of the due diligence...


Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners

by Michael Worek

The story of the winners of the world's most prestigious prize, now updated to include the 2009 recipients.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Great Quotes for All Occasions

by Elaine Bernstein Partnow

Say the right thing at the right time. This essential reference brings together well-known (and not-so-well-known!) speakers- including those from the Bible, actors, poets, humorists, scientists, and literary...


Publicize your Book!: An Insider's Guide to Getting your Book the Attent

by Jacqueline Deval

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Endangered Phrases: Intriguing Idioms Dangerously Close to Extinction

by Steven D. Price

“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...


The CIA World Factbook 2012

by Central Intelligence Agency

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2012 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations,...


Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write (Revised and Updated)

by Elizabeth Lyon

Sign the contract...then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal...


On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose

by Theodore Roethke & Carolyn Kizer

Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.


The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons

by Donald J. Palmisano & Bobby Jindal

In the weeks following the presidential election, the question of what truly makes a good leader is on everyone's mind. Anyone can claim to be a leader in times of calm, but crisis situations separate the true...


Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

The big brains at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute have come up with 544 all-new pages full of incredible facts, hilarious articles, and a whole bunch of other ways to, er, pass the time. With topics ranging...


The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems

by Alan Axelrod

The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s...


Promote Your Book: Over 250 Proven, Low-Cost Tips and Techniques for the Enterprising Author

by Patricia Fry

Do you have what it takes to become an author, but are not sure where to start? Promote Your Book gives enterprising authors the advantage they need to navigate the publishing industry and gain a better understanding...


U.S. Army First Aid Manual

by Army

U.S. Army First Aid Manual offers skills and knowledge necessary for many life-threatening situations, with an emphasis on treating oneself and aiding others—of use to soldiers in the field, to outdoorsmen,...


Detect Deceit: How to Become a Human Lie Detector in Under 60 Minutes

by David Craig

It doesn’t take mind reading superpowers to be able to tell when someone is lying—but it does take special skills and a little practice. In Detect Deceit, David Craig, an international expert in undercover...


Mother Knows Best?: The Truth About Mom's Well-Meaning (But Not Always Accurate) Advice

by Sue Castle

Will a little warm milk really help you go to sleep? (Yes—although cold milk works just as well.) Does turning a light off for a few minutes actually use more energy than it saves? (No.) Is chicken soup the...


Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks

by Keith Houston

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...