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  • The Americanization of Edward Bokby Edward William Bok

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.95

    The Americanization of Edward Bok is an autobiography, told in the third person, that shares the life of a little Dutch boy unceremoniously set down in America unable to make himself understood or even to know what persons were saying; his education extremely limited, practically negligible; and yet, by some curious decree of fate, he was destined... more...

  • The Philosophy of Styleby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible, allowing for the most effective and efficient possible communication. His suggestions for sentence structure supported ideas on formalist rhetoric. more...

  • Successful Methods of Public Speakingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 5.99

    You can acquire valuable knowledge for use in your own public speaking by studying the successful methods of other men. This does not mean, however, that you are to imitate others, but simply to profit by their experience and suggestions in so far as they fit in naturally with your personality. All successful speakers do not speak alike. Each man has... more...

  • The Training of a Public Speakerby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The power of eloquence to move and persuade men is universally recognized. To-day the public speaker plays a vital part in the solution of every great question and problem. Oratory, in the true sense, is not a lost art, but a potent means of imparting information, instruction, and persuasion. Eloquence is still "the appropriate organ of the highest... more...

  • How to Write a Playby Various

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 6.99

    An education is likely to take the dramatist a great deal of time - unless he is so fortunate as to be a genius. Perhaps the main difference between the play-writing genius and the rest of us is that he can associate but briefly with audiences and know it all, whereas we must spend our lives at it and know but little. I have never happened to hear... more...

  • Short Story Writingby Charles Raymond Barrett

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of... more...

  • The Making of a Stand-Up Guyby Charlie Murphy

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central?s mega-hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy?older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy?shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir. Once described by Chris Rock as ?Eddie Murphy on acid,? Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as... more...

  • Satiristasby Paul Provenza; Dan Dion

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 23.99

    Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society?and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate? Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats . more...

  • Broadway and Corporate Capitalismby Michael Schwartz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Broadway and Corporate Capitalism examines two overlapping and, in many ways, symbiotic phenomena of early 20th century America - the emergence of the Professional-Managerial Class within American corporate capitalism and the evolution of Broadway. Michael Schwartz shows how the class movements moved - literally and figuratively - to the rhythm... more...

  • Tiny Acts of Rebellionby Rich Fulcher

    Michael O'Mara 2010; US$ 9.99

    Let?s face it, who has the time or inclination to topple a government these days? With daily obligations like video games and heavy drinking, it?s hard to find the time to even get a parking ticket overturned. Never fear, there are hundreds of ways to revolt against the tedium of everyday life. Whether it?s making rude gestures to a hotel clerk under... more...