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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenius Tales of Words and Their Origins
Michael Quinion.
Publisher: Smithsonian.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781588342195.  Daedalus Item Code: 44278
 
With engaging wit and considerably more authority than most self-described word mavens, OED contributor and WorldWideWords.org host Michael Quinion demonstrates here that the real story of a ... (Read More)
 
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The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dickens: A Modern Guide to Britain's Most Famous Novelist
Brian Murray.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780826418821.  Daedalus Item Code: 42568
 
Charles Dickens belongs to an exclusive literary club: he was immensely popular when he was alive, and his work has never fallen out of fashion. His larger-than-life style and over-the-top characters ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2012
David Brooks, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547840093.  Daedalus Item Code: 42531
 
A New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of The Socialist Animal, as well as a commentator on the PBS NewsHour and NPR's All Things Considered, David Brooks gives ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2013
Cheryl Strayed, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544103887.  Daedalus Item Code: 52907
 
"The invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be and nothing was ever the same again.... The reader should feel the ground shift, if even only a bit," writes Cheryl Strayed, author ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
Dave Eggers, ed. Ray Bradbury, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547595962.  Daedalus Item Code: 42533
 
For 2012, the highly popular annual contribution to the Best American series from McSweeney's editor and part-time pirate Dave Eggers features an introduction by the late Ray Bradbury on the ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013
Dave Eggers, ed. Walter Mosley, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544105508.  Daedalus Item Code: 52908
 
In this year—his final turn as series editor—McSweeney's publisher Dave Eggers bows out gracefully, leaving the series in the hands of one of his former students at 826 Valencia, while "guest ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013
Siddhartha Mukherjee, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544003439.  Daedalus Item Code: 51421
 
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee has, as he writes in his introduction, "chosen the [27] essays in this volume with an ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Short Stories 2013
Elizabeth Strout, ed. Heidi Pitlor, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547554839.  Daedalus Item Code: 43634
 
"'I should be clear about something: it is never the words, but how they are spoken that matters'," quotes Elizabeth Strout from Daniel Alarcón's "The Provincials," the first of the 20 short stories ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Sports Writing 2013
J.R. Moehringer, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547884608.  Daedalus Item Code: 43635
 
A Pulitzer Prize–winning feature writer as well as the author of the memoir The Tender Bar and collaborator for Andre Agassi's autobiography, J.R. Moehringer here collects 26 sportswriting ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Travel Writing 2013
Elizabeth Gilbert, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547808987.  Daedalus Item Code: 43636
 
Best known for her globe-hopping memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert (who has been a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway, National Book Critics Circle, and National Book Awards) here collects ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2011
Edwidge Danticat, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547479774.  Daedalus Item Code: 22713
 
Twice nominated for the National Book Award, and the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Brother, I'm Dying, Haitian American author Edwidge Danticat here presents the finest ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2014
John Jeremiah Sullivan, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544309906.  Daedalus Item Code: 49515
 
In an age of "trigger warnings" for possibly offensive material in college courses, and the censure of speakers who have upset some audience members, this edition of Best American Essays does ... (Read More)
 
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