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Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic's Language Peeves Deciphered, Appraised, and Annotated for 21st-Century Readers
Ambrose Bierce & Jan Freeman.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717689.  Daedalus Item Code: 31864
 
Best known for his Devil's Dictionary, journalist and professional cynic Ambrose Bierce was also a maven of English usage, and in 1909 he gave us Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of ... (Read More)
 
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature
Bernice E. Cullinan, Bonnie Kunzel, & Deborah A. Wooten, eds.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780826417107.  Daedalus Item Code: 42572
 
"The remarkable growth of YA literature in recent years is evident in this massive one-volume encyclopedia. The 800 signed entries, written by 200 contributors, include author profiles, trends, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Cranford Companion
Sue Birtwistle & Susie Conklin.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193059.  Daedalus Item Code: 31883
 
When Cranford aired on PBS's Masterpiece Classics in 2008, it garnered critical praise from all corners, earned a devoted audience, and secured Emmy nominations in nearly every category. ... (Read More)
 
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Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom
Ed Koch. Gregg Stebben & Jason Katzman, eds.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781616083724.  Daedalus Item Code: 30825
 
"I'm not the type to get ulcers. I give them," former New York mayor Ed Koch famously quipped, and here he pilots a book full of such Big Apple chutzpah, refreshingly blunt observations, and eloquent ... (Read More)
 
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More Show Me How: Everything We Couldn't Fit in the First Book: Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic
Derek Fagerstrom & Lauren Smith.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780061998799.  Daedalus Item Code: 40723
 
The creators of ShowMeNow.com here offer their second king-sized compendium of how-tos and what-to-dos, from improvised floor-buffing with a tennis ball on a stick to getting married in a ... (Read More)
 
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The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606523254.  Daedalus Item Code: 40655
 
One need never be flummoxed again. From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," here is an indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language as the ... (Read More)
 
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Ramesside Ostraca
R.J. Demaree.
Publisher: British Museum Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714119458.  Daedalus Item Code: 34277
 
Ostraca are shards of ancient pottery whose fragmentary texts and illustrations often yield valuable information on their respective cultures. This book examines the British Museum's collection of ... (Read More)
 
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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World
Bethanne Patrick.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426208133.  Daedalus Item Code: 41934
 
Did you know that the tradition of offering a toast before drinking alcohol actually does take its roots from burned bread, or that finer restaurants in 1950s America usually offered two ... (Read More)
 
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Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English
Arthur Schulman. Jill Lepore, intro.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416561361.  Daedalus Item Code: 00555
 
What makes American English American? In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to answer this question by tirelessly recording the vocabulary of the American citizen. Though he was a political ... (Read More)
 
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