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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bartlett's Words to Live Byby John Bartlett; Kurt Vonnegut

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    For 150 years people have looked to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations for wisdom, inspiration, and pure fun. Here now is an elegant new collection of the best advice ever given, inspiring words from the world's wisest men and women. "There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval." -George Santayana Readers will be delighted... more...

  • The Fishing Hall of Shameby Bruce Nash; Allan Zullo

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99

    Sportswriters and celebrity fishing guides, expert anglers, and Hall of Shamers themselves spill the whole truth--hook, line and sinker-- in this wacky collection of the funniest incidents in sport fishing. Compiled by the creators of the bestselling Sports Hall of Shame series. more...

  • Molly Ivinsby Bill Minutaglio; W. Michael Smith

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

    A revelatory biography of the irreverent political commentator and bestselling author whose public persona masked a complicated and compelling personal history 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...

  • Behind the Screenby Spencer Lewerenz; Barbara Nicolosi

    Baker Publishing Group 2005; US$ 18.00

    When it comes to Hollywood, Christians too quickly wash their hands of popular culture and leave this immensely influential media to unbelievers. In truth, the industry is listening. There is a church in Hollywood, but too often their work is unrecognized. Behind the Screen offers a glimpse of Hollywood insiders who, through their jobs on movie sets,... more...

  • Cinema Infernoby Robert G. Weiner; John Cline

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    This is a provocative collection of essays that provide cutting edge, original research in film studies, discussing a number of 'transgressive' films that have never before had such in-depth analysis and treatment. From '70s Italian horror films and extreme European cinema to Nazi propaganda films and fundamentalist Christian 'scare' movies, these... more...