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  • Mr. Selfridge's Romance of Commerceby Harry Gordon Selfridge

    Adams Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    A captivating look inside the heart and mind of Harry Selfridge! Founder of one of the greatest department stores in the world, Harry Gordon Selfridge reopens his doors--and extravagant life--in this updated edition of his classic work. From his striking window displays during the holidays to his glittering love affairs with the most beautiful women... more...

  • America Out Loudby Alan Axelrod

    Adams Media 2008; US$ 9.95

    "Give me liberty or give me death." "Houston, we have a problem." "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." American ears ring with these and hundreds of other declarations, spun out of history. Walt Whitman claimed to "hear America singing," but, mostly, we hear America talking. Out loud. This book features more than 300 quotations from influential... more...

  • Royal Wisdomby Kate Petrella

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 7.99

    "I've had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I've had a grandmother stop and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear." --Prince William "Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?" --Prince Charles "Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be." --Princess Diana "I... more...

  • The Quotable Drunkardby Steven Kates

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 8.99

    "Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne." --Dorothy Parker From pubs, alehouses, wine bars, vineyards, across the table, and under the table comes a flowing river of thoughts about drinking. Some of it you'll find profound, some of it funny, some of it silly. But all of it's about that most inspired of human... more...

  • The Quotable A**holeby Eric Grzymkowski

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 8.99

    Whoever said, "sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you" never met an a**hole. Here, you'll find more than 1,200 of the most biting quotes, comments, and comebacks ever uttered, including: "I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence." --George Bernard Shaw "Only two things... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable Africaby Julia Stewart

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 16.98

    The African continent is home to spectacularly expressive human beings: rebellious anti-colonial and opposition leaders, eloquent novelists, political and social activists, comical geniuses, pensive and philosophical poets and intellectuals, as well as a few raving dictators. And the body of proverbial wisdom from Africa alone could fill many volumes.... more...

  • In the Words of South African Sporting Heroesby George Claassen

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 8.48

    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...

  • The Penguin Dictionary of South Africa Quotationsby Jennifer Crwys-Williams

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 15.28

    This is the third Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations to be compiled by journalist and writer Jennifer Crwys-Williams. It is an all-new, 500-page slice of pure South Africana. Containing thousands of entries and spanning the first eight years of the 21st century, there is something for everyone in this invaluable 'Who said that?' handbook.... more...

  • In die Woorde van Suid-Afrikaanse Sportheldeby George Claassen

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 8.48

    Ek her gisteraand 'n verskriklike nagmerrie gehad. Ek het in koue sweet wakker geword en gebewe. Ek het gedroom ek moet my eie boulwerk trotseer.' Neil Adcock, Suid-Afrikaanse snelbouler, ann sy kaptein Jackie McGlew. 'Oom, het jy geweet ek het een groot probleem in die lewe gehad? Ek was nooit 'n kind nie. Ek het nooit die voorreg gehad om 'n kind... more...

  • Stewart's Quotable African Womenby Julia Stewart

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 11.88

    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...