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The Intellectual Devotional—American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Past
 

The Intellectual Devotional—American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Past

Modeled after bedside books of prayer and contemplation, David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim's original Intellectual Devotional offered secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment through a year's worth of readings from seven different fields of knowledge. In this follow-up volume, the authors turn to the rich legacy of American history; from Benjamin Franklin to Martin Luther King Jr., from the Federalist Papers to Watergate, the giant figures, cultural touchstones, and pivotal events in our ...... read more

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Forget that tired saw about old dogs and new tricks—the truth is, you're never too old to learn. In fact, neurologists and mental health experts are finding that learning is what keeps our brains vital throughout our lives.

And there's no better place to start than to re-acquaint yourself with the knowledge seemingly "lost" after leaving school. Here are book lessons on history and philosophy (which will probably make a lot more sense now than they did then); essential information for the responsible citizen; entertaining English guides; foreign languages; guides to the classics, religion, and law; practical instruction books on skills that aren't taught in school; personable reading guides; fun science facts and experiments; and daily doses of erudition for your newly youthful mind.
 

 

  Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia  

Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia

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 writer Peggy Marsh? And who was the single mother, living on state benefits, whose wizard novels ultimately made her the richest writer in England? Test your literary knowledge with this engaging and enlightening little book of authors, titles, and works from language columnist and unrepentant ...... 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  

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.

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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

 
<I>The New York Times</I> Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind: Revised and Expanded Third Edition  

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind: Revised and Expanded Third Edition

Sam Tanenhaus, intro.

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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

 
Random Acts of Politeness: Eccentric, Quirky and Occasionally Suicidal Examples of Selflessness and Courtesy  

Random Acts of Politeness: Eccentric, Quirky and Occasionally Suicidal Examples of Selflessness and Courtesy

Andrew Taylor.


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In his uplifting tribute to the finest qualities of humankind, filled with amusing, occasionally astounding examples of kind and selfless acts from the worlds of sports, fashion, military, and daily ... ... read more

 
The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words  

The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words

C.J. Moore.

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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

 
A Student's Guide to Psychology  

A Student's Guide to Psychology

Daniel N. Robinson.

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Psychology is frequently the most popular major on campus, but it can also be the most treacherous. Philosophy and psychology professor Daniel Robinson surveys the philosophical and historical roots ... ... read more

 
 
A Student's Guide to Religious Studies  

A Student's Guide to Religious Studies

D.G. Hart.

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The study of religion in American higher education is fraught with difficulties that raise important questions about the nature of faith and the purpose of advanced learning, notes church historian ... ... read more

 
The Intellectual Devotional—Health: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom  

The Intellectual Devotional—Health: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom

David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim & Bruce K. Young.

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In this fourth installment of the Intellectual Devotional series, Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with obstetrician Bruce K. Young to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and ... ... read more

 
Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning Spanish in a Click  

Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning Spanish in a Click

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Learn the essentials of Spanish for everyday situations in just 12 steps with this interactive online language system from Merriam-Webster. You'll be able to listen to conversations between native ... ... read more

 
Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning Italian in a Click  

Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning Italian in a Click

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Learn the essentials of Italian for everyday situations in just 12 steps with this interactive online language system from Merriam-Webster. You'll be able to listen to conversations between native ... ... read more

 
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