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- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
Wit, craic, and maxims from the Emerald Isle?s most famous descendents including JFK, Ronald Reagan, St. Patrick, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, George Carlin, Brendan Behan, Michael Collins, de Valera, Tug McGraw, and many more! In this lively and wide-reaching collection Dermot McEvoy gathers together some of Ireland?s most famous lines from... more...
- Hachette India 2012; US$ 6.99
Mahatma Gandhi never said, ?What can I do, I?m only one person.? Instead he said, ?In a gentle way, you can shake the world.? And he did. The Mahatma and the Monkeysbrings together the most interesting incidents that shaped Gandhiji?s life and his most important sayings. From his quest for truth, non-violence, equality and freedom, from the lessons... more...
- Readers Digest 2012; US$ 14.99
A thorough revision and update of the best-selling Reader?s Digest original Quotable Quotes will bring this timeless classic into the 21st century. The new collection will feature words of wisdom, wry witticisms, provocative opinions, and inspiring reflections from history's greatest figures, such as Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, Socrates,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 13.99
"Have you ever been embarassed by the bons mots that some people toss casually into conversation, or wished that you had a clever retort?" " Faux Pas offers insight into hundreds of these phrases that readers will (or might not) want to use in writing or conversation once they know their correct meanings and usage. Entries include both familiar terms... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2000; US$ 25.99
The ultimate anthology of anecdotes, now revised with over 700 new entries - a must-have reference for every personal library. From Hank Aaron to King Zog, Mao Tse-Tung to Madonna, Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes is the best source of anecdotes on the market. Featuring more than 2,000 people from around the world, past & present, in all fields, these... more...
- Touchstone 2004; US$ 18.00
Drawing from diverse personages -- Goethe to Churchill to Woody Allen -- Robert Byrne has mined a collection of wit and wisdom that deserves a special place on every humor lover's bookshelf. These unique, witty, and outrageous quotations, previously published in four separate volumes, are now gathered together in a seemingly limitless trove of pithy... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
For most of us, that perfect retort or witty reply often escapes us when we need it most, only to come to mind with perfect clarity when it's too late to be useful. The twentieth-century writer Heywood Broun described this all-too-common phenomenon when he wrote "Repartee is what we wish we'd said." In Viva la Repartee , Dr. Mardy Grothe, author... more...
- Pocket Books 2007; US$ 9.95
Sharing the most joyous moments of our lives begins with FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS FOR LIFE'S CELEBRATIONS Here you'll find: • Hundreds of heartwarming phrases for engagements, christenings, adoptions, Bar Mitzvahs, graduations, and more • Famous festive quotations • Tips for flawlessly wording an announcement or invitation for... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
The sharpest stings ever to snap from the tip of an English-speaking tongue are here at hand, ready to be directed at the knaves, villains, and coxcombs of the reader's choice. Culled from 38 plays, here are the best 5,000 examples of Shakespeare's glorious invective, arranged by play, in order of appearance, with helpful act and line numbers for easy... more...