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  • The Etymologies of Isidore of Sevilleby Stephen A. Barney; W. J. Lewis; J. A. Beach; Oliver Berghof

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A complete English translation of the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville. more...

  • The American Political Traditionby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    A revised edition of the clasic study of American politics from the Founding Fathers to FDR. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Straight from the Fridge, Dadby Max Decharne

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.00

    Righteous jive for all you weedheads, moochers, b-girls, gassers, bandrats, triggermen, grifters, snowbirds, and long-gone daddies. Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the 1960s actually dates back to before World War II, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex,... more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 9.95

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers of the present work:... more...

  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2009; US$ 2.99

    A dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence. Unabridged from the original 1811 edition. more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editorsby Bill Bryson

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    From one of the world?s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word ?tantalize? derived? One of the English language?s most skilled writers guides... more...

  • Wicked Good Wordsby Mim Harrison

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    How to sound like you're from here, no matter where you are in America "Simultaneously full of witty asides and linguistic erudition, Wicked Good Words is one of those rare books that you will read too fast and will find yourself wishing you could read for the first time all over again." -Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED "As someone... more...

  • Top 10 for Menby Russell Ash

    Octopus 2008; US$ 12.67

    It's a fact that men love lists: with lists, men can find the most interesting information with the least amount of effort. This book contains over 250 lists covering the most important subjects in life - cars, sports, barbecues, gadgets - and answers the most vital questions: Are Ferraris faster than Lamborghinis? What's the most common murder weapon?... more...

  • Top 10 for Menby Russell Ash

    Octopus 2008; Not Available

    It's a fact that men love lists: with lists, men can find the most interesting information with the least amount of effort. This book contains over 250 lists covering the most important subjects in life - cars, sports, barbecues, gadgets - and answers the most vital questions: Are Ferraris faster than Lamborghinis? What's the most common murder weapon?... more...

  • Visual Dictionaryby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    "The ultimate dictionary." Times Educational Supplement From the universe and our planet, to plants and animals, to the human body and the very latest in science and technology, the updated and revised Visual Dictionary is a unique encyclopedia packed with information. Not only does it tell you what a term means, it shows you with over... more...