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The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool
Greg Proops. Jennifer Canaga, illus.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476747040.  Daedalus Item Code: 54316
 
Best known for appearing on the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his award-winning podcast "The Smartest Man in the World," Greg Proops is also a fountain of historical ... (Read More)
 
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Sorry!: The English and Their Manners
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374266752.  Daedalus Item Code: 54552
 
In his humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper manners, the author of The Language Wars, The Secret Life of Words, and Who's Afraid of Jane ... (Read More)
 
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Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
Marie Kondo.
Publisher: Ten Speed.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781607749721.  Daedalus Item Code: 69095
 
In this companion to her wildly popular manifesto The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
 
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
 
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Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings: The Mysterious Significance and Forgotten Origins of Signs and Symbols in the Modern World
T.A. Kenner.
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781560259497.  Daedalus Item Code: 60454
 
Why are traffic lights red, amber and green? Why is the Virgin Mary so often depicted in blue robes? Where did the equals sign originate? Who decided the Pentagon should be a five-sided building and ... (Read More)
 
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Treasury of Roman Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs in Latin and English
Richard A. Branyon, ed.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781803090.  Daedalus Item Code: 52181
 
"Suns when they sink can rise again, / But we, when our brief light has shone, / Must sleep through the long night ... // Nobody can do evil to us / By keeping count of our kisses." So wrote Catullus ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader: 23rd Edition
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607101833.  Daedalus Item Code: 60366
 
Filled with "Smartening Power Technology," this Heavy Duty Edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is your go-to source for history, blunders, humor, facts, and wordplay, including the secret ... (Read More)
 
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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
 
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usagea reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Whitaker's World of Weird
Tracey Turner.
Publisher: A & C Black.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408104538.  Daedalus Item Code: 42889
 
Yes, the bite-sized bits of illustrated trivia, fun facts, and other entries in Whitaker's are frequently weird, describing strange phenomena, creepy creatures, bizarre coincidences, ... (Read More)
 
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World War II Secret Operations Handbook: S.O.E., O.S.S. & Maquis Guide to Sabotaging the Nazi War Machine
Stephen Hart & Chris Mann.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762779864.  Daedalus Item Code: 32556
 
The combat skills and tricks used by the Allied military, special forces, and resistance fighters in World War II are demonstrated in this manual, including how to work as a sniper, blow up bridges, ... (Read More)
 
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