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  • I Promised I Would Tellby Sonia Schreiber Weitz

    Facing History and Ourselves 2012; US$ 9.99

    Holocaust educator and survivor Sonia Weitz has often been callea survivor with a poet's eye. Born in Krakow, Poland, she was 11 years old when her family and other Polish Jews were herded into ghettos. Of the 84 members of her family, she and her sister Blanca were the sole survivors of years in ghettos and concentration camps. At an early age... more...

  • English for Presentations at International Conferencesby Adrian Wallwork

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    Good presentation skills are key to a successful career in academia. This book is the first guide to giving presentations at international conferences specifically written for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with examples taken from real presentations, you will learn how... more...

  • So You're 40!by Mike Haskins; Clive Whichelow

    Summersdale 2007; US$ 5.99

    You will never now become a rock star or regain the waist size you had at 18. You have taken a sudden interest in bleeding your radiators, listening to The Money Programme, and figuring out the best route to anywhere in the country. On the bright side, you can look forward to cheaper car insurance, and it's only ten years until you can book your first... more...

  • Losing the Newsby Alex Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...

  • AN Educationby Nick Hornby

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    From the New York Times bestselling author?the shooting script to his award-winning film, with an original Introduction and vivid stills from the movie. Jenny is a 16-year-old girl stifled by the tedium of adolescence; she can?t wait for her sophisticated adult life to begin. One rainy day her suburban existence is upended by the arrival of... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Talks on Talkingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 5.99

    Effective spoken communication is a fine art. Brush up your speaking skills with this timeless treatise on talking from Yale public speaking instructor Grenville Kleiser. Brimming with practical tips on how to get your point across, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better communicator. more...

  • Children's and YA Books in the College Classroomby Emily Dial-Driver; Jim Ford; Sara N. Beam

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit,... more...

  • Laughterby Henri Bergson; Cloudesley Brereton; Fred Rothwell

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.95

    What does laughter mean? What is the basal element in the laughable? What common ground can we find between the grimace of a merry- andrew, a play upon words, an equivocal situation in a burlesque and a scene of high comedy? What method of distillation will yield us invariably the same essence from which so many different products borrow either their... more...