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  • Possible Worlds in Humanities, Arts and Sciencesby AllÚn Sture

    De Gruyter 1989; US$ 182.00

    Possible worlds in humanities, arts, and sciences : proceedings of Nobel Symposium 65 more...

  • Viva la Reparteeby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • The Class of Footballby Adam Schefter

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Insightful, poignant, inspiring, and witty, The Class of Football is a heartfelt collection of hard-earned wisdom and life's lessons from the Hall-of-Fame induction speeches of the NFL's all-time greatest players. Compiled in conjunction with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Class of Football brings together sage advice from legends of the... more...

  • Ifferismsby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Perfect for linguaphiles and lovers of quotes, Ifferisms is a lively compendium of wit, wisdom, and wordplay from Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of I Never Metaphor I Didn?t Like, Viva La Repartee, and Oxymoronica. A collection of aphorisms?pithy observations that communicate some kind of truth about the human experience? Ifferisms contains those... more...

  • In the Words of South African Sporting Heroesby George Claassen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    South Africans embrace their sportsmen and women as heroes and symbols of hope, courage and reconciliation. Collected in In the Words of South African Sporting Heroes are comments - from the inspirational to the humorous to the downright bizarre - by those we hold with such high esteem, on subjects as diverse as Captaincy, Fame, Life, Money in Sport... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable African Womenby Julia Stewart

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    African women have not only been witnesses to their times; they have also been actors and key players, and their role in the affairs of the continent continues to grow. The women whose voices are heard in Quotable African Women come from all walks of life, their thoughts and words cover many subjects and represent varying opinions. But one thing... more...

  • Stumped Again!by Catriona Crombie

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 7.99

    Following on from the success of STUMPED! THE WORLD'S FUNNIEST CRICKET QUOTES, here is a new selection of gaffes and quips from cricket lovers the world over, guaranteed to make you smile. more...

  • 5,000 Great One Linersby Grant Tucker

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.65

    Whether told in the rugby clubs of Wales or the gentlemen?s clubs of London, their sharpness and simplicity unites us all. Short, sweet and wickedly clever, they hold a special place in the annals of comedy, and as the rise of Twitter heralds a resurrection of the art form, there seems no better time to celebrate the immortal one-liner. In this book,... more...

  • Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotationsby Retha Powers; Henry Louis Gates

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 16.99

    A comprehensive, all-new collection bringing together the most thoughtful, inspiring, and wisest voices from the Black diaspora across history. BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS paints a rich canvas of Black history through time. Five thousand quotes are culled from the time of Ancient Egypt through American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights... more...

  • The Ultimate George W. Bushismsby Jacob Weisberg

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    "This business about graceful exit just simply has no realism to it at all." As the end of the Bush era approaches, the legacy is clear: George W. Bush is a wartime president. His enemy, battered but not defeated after repeated surges: the English language. The ultimate edition of George W. Bushisms captures this legacy -- from the Gulf Coast... more...