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  • Words of Wisdomby GARETH SOUTHWEL; Gareth Southwell; Robin Cross

    Quercus 2011; US$ 14.21

    Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them. Western philosophy may be said to have begun in ancient Greece, where, inscribed in his temple at Delphi, the words of the god Apollo commanded those who sought wisdom to first 'know thyself'. With the author's... more...

  • Words of Wisdomby GARETH SOUTHWEL; Gareth Southwell; Robin Cross

    Quercus 2011; Not Available

    Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of Philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them. Western philosophy may be said to have begun in ancient Greece, where, inscribed in his temple at Delphi, the words of the god Apollo commanded those who sought wisdom to first 'know thyself'. With the author's... more...

  • Bite-Size Franklinby John P. Holms; Karin Baji

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    As a bestselling author and our nation's earliest spokesman, Benjamin Franklin brilliantly extolled virtues of temperance, industry, and self-reliance --character traits which throughout our history have been celebrated as both personally liberating and quintessentially American. In this next installment of the highly successful Bite-Size series,... more...

  • Bite-Size Jane Austenby John P. Holms; Karin Baji

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Jane Austen's novels are filled with wide-ranging commentary from all parts of life. Her sharp-witted and intelligent characters have provided us with memorable quotes time and time again. Finally Austen's sense and sensibility has been compiled in one compact book. In Bite-Size Jane Austen we get her thoughts and words on society, men and women,... more...

  • Bite-Size Lincolnby John P. Holms; Karin Baji

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    President Lincoln's thoughts on an astounding range of subjects have not only become classic observations about the human condition in turn-of-the-century America, but also continue to amuse, teach, and inspire us today. Like the highly successful Bite-Size Einstein and Bite-Size Twain, Bite-Size Lincoln is a compilation of this historic American's... more...

  • Bite-Size Twainby Mark Twain; John P. Holms; Karin Baji

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    John P. Holms is the coauthor of both Bite-Size Einstein and The Gods of Golf, as well as more than fifteen nonfiction books. He and Karin Baji have also compiled Bite-Size books for Benjamin Franklin, Jane Austen, and Abraham Lincoln. more...

  • Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment, Romance, Health and Happinessby Mark Dawidziak

    Prospect Park Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    The television critic at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since 1999, Mark Dawidziak is the author of many books, including the 1994 horror novel Grave Secrets and two histories of landmark TV series: The Columbo Phile: A Casebook (1989 ) and The Night Stalker Companion (1997). A recognized Mark Twain scholar, his acclaimed books on the author include... more...

  • There's a Saying for Thatby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Compilation of the best proverbs from around the world ? ancient and modern ? offers concise, time-honored wisdom about love, money, politics, and human nature. Handsome gift-book format makes this volume an ideal present. more...

  • New Yorkby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    More than 1,000 quotes from Walt Whitman, Calvin Trillin, Helen Hayes, Lenny Bruce, and others comment on skyscrapers, subways, the boroughs, Lady Liberty, and why people love and hate New York City. more...

  • Oxford Dictionary of Quotations 8eby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?'... more...