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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 New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind: Revised and Expanded Third Edition
Sam Tanenhaus, intro.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312643027.  Daedalus Item Code: 41445
 
The New York Times has been gathering and providing reliable information on human affairs and the natural world for more than 160 years, and that enormous base of knowledge is crystallized in ... (Read More)
 
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The Operation, Care, and Repair of Farm Machinery: Practical Hints for Handymen, 2nd Edition
John Deere.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781599214610.  Daedalus Item Code: 41867
 
Originally published in the early 1900s by the company that bears the name of blacksmith John Deere (1804–1886) and revised in 1937, this wide-ranging standard text was written to assist farmers and ... (Read More)
 
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Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus: Second Edition
Christine A. Lindberg, ed. Rick Moody, foreword. Richard Goodman, intro.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195342840.  Daedalus Item Code: 36337
 
A delightfully written—dare we say browsable—reference, the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus provides more than 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms, with copious real-life example ... (Read More)
 
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Pictorial Webster's Pocket Dictionary
John M. Carrera.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452101644.  Daedalus Item Code: 41102
 
Presented in alphabetical order, as a "source for creativity in the human brain," this lovely little book is packed with more than 500 engravings that originally appeared in 19th-century Webster's ... (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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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
 
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
 
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Rising to the Occasion: A Practical Companion for the Occasionally Perplexed
Edith Hazard & Wallace G. Pinfold.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781565123298.  Daedalus Item Code: 42556
 
A witty cross between an etiquette book and a Boy Scout manual—the Chicago Tribune praised it as "a combination of know-how and savoir faire"—this little handbook has, since 1993, taught many ... (Read More)
 
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Sears, Roebuck & Co.: Catalogue No. 114

Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616088736.  Daedalus Item Code: 42158
 
It was massive beyond all comprehension, it was incredibly cheap, and it had everything from horse buggies to church organs in stock. Sears, Roebuck & Co. at the turn of the 20th century was the ... (Read More)
 
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The Secrets of Codes: Understanding the World of Hidden Messages
Paul Lunde.
Publisher: A & C Black.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408113370.  Daedalus Item Code: 42724
 
Illustrated with photos, drawings, or reproductions of art on every page, this highly visual guide to codes and symbols from around the world explores coded information and how it has been used, from ... (Read More)
 
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The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781616086350.  Daedalus Item Code: 34078
 
In the words of Stephen Fry, "It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue." Clichés are like rationalizations: try going a week without using one. ... (Read More)
 
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