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- Touchstone 2007; US$ 9.99
"This business about graceful exit just simply has no realism to it at all." As the end of the Bush era approaches, the legacy is clear: George W. Bush is a wartime president. His enemy, battered but not defeated after repeated surges: the English language. The ultimate edition of George W. Bushisms captures this legacy -- from the Gulf Coast... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95
These 8000 clever and insightful sayings, organized by theme, will enrich the prose of writers, public speakers, and anyone seeking to lead or persuade. They also provide inspiration to guide us in our lives. Chinese proverbs, Roman maxims and the wisdo more...
- Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 7.99
This collection of funny sayings from around the world - covering subjects from pessimism and money to happiness, drink and getting old - is an ideal gift, impulse buy or Christmas present, guaranteed to raise a laugh. Short sayings based on long experience - there are stacks here for you to enjoy! more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart. Describing something by relating it to another thing is the essence of metaphorical thought. It is one of the oldest activities of humankind?and one of... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Perfect for linguaphiles and lovers of quotes, Ifferisms is a lively compendium of wit, wisdom, and wordplay from Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of I Never Metaphor I Didn?t Like, Viva La Repartee, and Oxymoronica. A collection of aphorisms?pithy observations that communicate some kind of truth about the human experience? Ifferisms contains those... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
Arranged in categories from Ability to Zen, this book collects the most inspirational quotes from the world of sports from icons. Winning Words will be a quick reference for a leader in need of shared inspiration or a meditation for any athlete. Benson includes sidebar profiles of some of the most legendary figures in sports, and compiles nearly 1,000... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
In Advice to Writers , Jon Winokur, author of the bestselling The Portable Curmudgeon , gathers the counsel of more than four hundred celebrated authors in a treasury on the world of writing. Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to promotion and publicity: James Baldwin on the practiced illusion of effortless prose, Isaac... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.95
Whether it's a Republican mayor on crime -- "The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people who make them unsafe (Frank Rizzo) -- or his Democratic counterpart on the same subject -- "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country" (Marion Barry) -- political discourse is often off-course, not to... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 140.00
This excellent new edition of The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism will continue to demystify the referencing process and provide essential guidance on making sure you are not committing plagiarism. more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 13.33
'Having a baby is like watching two very inefficient removal men trying to get a very large sofa through a very small doorway, only in this case you can't say, "Oh, sod it, bring it through the French windows"' Victoria Wood 'It's not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it' Dorothy, The Golden Girls Motherhood... more...