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  • The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twainby Alex Ayres

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Arranged alphabetically by topic, from Adam to Youth, and culled from his novels, speeches, letters, and conversations, this anthology of quotes is timeless and represents the very essence of Mark Twain -- hilarious, cranky, and insightful. more...

  • The Ultimate Quotable Einsteinby Albert Einstein; Alice Calaprice; Freeman Dyson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Here is the definitive new edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features 400 additional quotes, bringing the total to roughly 1,600 in all. This ultimate edition includes new sections--"On... more...

  • The Chef Saysby Nach Waxman; Matt Sartwell

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    Compelling quotations from 150 chefs?including James Beard, Julia Child, Gordon Ramsay, April Bloomfield?to inspire and delight professional chefs, foodies, and anyone who's ever resolved a crisis by adding more butter. "Clean plates don't lie." ?Dan Barber Great chefs are not self-effacing or meek?there's no room for indecision in the professional... more...

  • What the Apothecary Orderedby Caroline Rance

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 10.95

    This pocket handbook of medical advice draws together the most bizarre and disgusting cures recommended by healers to their patients from Ancient Greece to the twentieth century. It features such delightful treatments as gargling sugared snail juice for a sore throat (from 1920s Lincolnshire), soothing a child's teething pains with a dab of cocaine... more...

  • Completely Lost for Wordsby Kathy Schmidt; Louise Jordan

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2009; US$ 6.95

    Turn your cards into keepsakes with these inspiring and personal messages. more...

  • Neverismsby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    From Mardy Grothe, the author of Ifferisms , Oxymoronica ,and I Never Met a Metaphor IDidn?t Like , comes a new collection of witty and wise quotations about what never to do in life. Remember, ?never let the fear of striking out get in your way? (BabeRuth), "never hit anyone if you can help it, but never hit soft"(Theodore Roosevelt); "never... more...

  • Jane Austen on Love and Romanceby Constance Moore

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 5.99

    There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them''How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue'If you want to make like Elizabeth Bennet and live happily ever after with a man who... more...

  • Neverismsby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    From Mardy Grothe, the author of Ifferisms , Oxymoronica ,and I Never Met a Metaphor IDidn?t Like , comes a new collection of witty and wise quotations about what never to do in life. Remember, ?never let the fear of striking out get in your way? (BabeRuth), "never hit anyone if you can help it, but never hit soft"(Theodore Roosevelt); "never... more...

  • What They Didn't Sayby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Follow the moneyFresh fields and pastures newA good day to bury bad newsIf the glove doesn't fit you must acquitBrings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this... more...

  • Immortal Last Wordsby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    Immortal Last Words is a fascinating, diverse collection of history?s most uplifting, entertaining and thought-provoking dying remarks and final farewells. The 370 entries in this book have been drawn from some of history?s greatest statesmen, poets, scientists, novelists and warriors?the eminent men and women who have shaped events over the... more...