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  • The McFarland Baseball Quotations Dictionaryby David H. Nathan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    "I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink."--Joe DiMaggio, Hall of Fame outfielder. Back again, for a third edition, this compendium of the greatest baseball quotes of all time offers both the wisdom of the world and the bull of the bullpen. From the... more...

  • The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Saidby Robert Byrne

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 18.00

    A fresh selection of sharp, witty zingers gathered from both famous and utterly unknown (but very quotable) sources, by the editor of the popular The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said Robert Byrne?s quote books are widely praised as authoritative and accessible sources of sayings for any and all occasions. Byrne?s own wit, diligent research,... more...

  • Speeches That Shaped The Modern Worldby Alan J Whiticker

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2007; US$ 9.99

    A collection of the most important speeches given since 1900. There are speeches about power and about equality. There are speeches of hate and those of hope, of compassion and sorrow, politics and diplomacy, war and peace, freedom and justice. What they have in common is the rhetoric - the power of persuasion. more...

  • Funny You Should Say Thatby Andrew Martin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 12.68

    'A fool and his words are soon parted' wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that 'A wit and his words are rarely collected'. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and Little Britain. Over 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to... more...

  • The 2,320 Funniest Quotesby Tom Corr

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    ENJOY THE MOST HILARIOUS QUOTES OF ALL TIME Presenting the best of the best from, this uproarious volume features gems on every topic, from sex and money to spouses and politics. Bringing together clever remarks from celebrities, politicians, thinkers, comedians and generally funny people, this collection of snappy quotes will... more...

  • The Bed of Procrustesby Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.27

    In this profound and playful book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb presents his ideas about life in the form of aphorisms, the world's earliest - and most memorable - literary form. Procrustes was a character from Greek mythology who abducted travellers and invited them to spend the night in a special bed, which they had to fit to perfection. They never... more...

  • Keep Calm for Ladiesby Ebury Publishing

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.04

    Well, it just gets worse and worse doesn't it? Collapsing banks, collapsing countries, massive government cuts, rising debt, inflation and the possibility of a double dip. It's amid all this uncertainty that the already embattled modern woman needs the best advice she can get about how to be as cool and calm in life as possible. Keep Calm for Ladies... more...

  • Keep Calm for Chapsby Ebury Publishing

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.04

    My word, it just gets worse and worse doesn't it? Collapsing banks, collapsing countries, massive government cuts, rising debt, inflation and a double dip recession. It's amid all this uncertainty that the already embattled modern man needs the best advice he can get about how to be the best he can. Keep Calm for Chaps offers the same pearls of... more...

  • The Quotable Mark Twainby R. Kent Rasmussen

    McGraw-Hill Education 1998; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Here are more than 1,800 quotations, organized from A-to-Z, from America's consummate author--Mark Twain. A must-have for all Twain collectors, The Quotable Mark Twain is filled with his opinions about the people he knew, the places he's been, and the books he wrote, as well as more far-ranging topics, such as writers, billiards, smoking, his family,... more...

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    De Gruyter 1989; US$ 174.14

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