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The First Book of Seconds: 220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame
Matthew Murrie & Steve Murrie.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440507526.  Daedalus Item Code: 43152
 
Susan Lucci, Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills—they all won fame by coming in second, though they are the exception to the rule. In general, runners-up are doomed to dwell in obscurity, despite having come ... (Read More)
 
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Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Kathy Benjamin.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440557071.  Daedalus Item Code: 44065
 
The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but here humorist and trivia maven Kathy Benjamin unearths the rich, often dark history of funeral rites around the world. From having a portrait ... (Read More)
 
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The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male: The Best of Gentry Magazine, 1951–1957
Hal Rubenstein, ed.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062088475.  Daedalus Item Code: 41949
 
More than 50 years after it ceased publication, Gentry magazine remains one of the most influential men's magazines ever created. Publisher William Segal's innovative style magazine broke new ... (Read More)
 
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The Great American Trivia Book: In Facts We Trust
Daniel Adams.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440573606.  Daedalus Item Code: 51930
 
Who was the first president born outside the original 13 colonies? Which American writer was the first to win the Nobel Prize for literature? And in the early 20th century, could you really buy a ... (Read More)
 
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Hamlyn Guide: Trees of Britain and Europe: Over 1000 Illustrations in Colour
C.J. Humphries, J.R. Press & D.A. Sutton. I. Garrard, T. Hayward & D. More, illus.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753725283.  Daedalus Item Code: 52836
 
This easy-to-use identification guide describes more than 400 species of trees, many of which are common to North America as well. An illustrated key makes it a straightforward process to match any ... (Read More)
 
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Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810982598.  Daedalus Item Code: 11420
 
Do you realize that the salt on our food may be millions of years old? Did you know that the rubber in condoms derives from tree sap? And aren't you glad that lipstick is no longer made of crushed ... (Read More)
 
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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
Mark Forsyth.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848315983.  Daedalus Item Code: 53284
 
Based on a BBC Radio 4 program, Mark Forsyth's Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you ... (Read More)
 
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How to Become an Intellectual: 100 Mandatory Maxims to Metamorphose into the Most Learned of Thinkers
Nick Kolakowski.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440535307.  Daedalus Item Code: 51931
 
If you assume you need a PhD in Greek and Roman philosophy from an Ivy League school to call yourself an intellectual, you might reconsider your supposition. Feel free to envy the alphabetical ... (Read More)
 
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How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases
Christopher J. Moore.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408986.  Daedalus Item Code: 59073
 
Oscar Wilde once said the British have "everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language." After all, even fluent English speakers can be at sixes and sevens when told to pick ... (Read More)
 
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If You Can't Say Anything Nice, Say It in Yiddish: The Book of Yiddish Insults and Curses
Lita Epstein.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849544160.  Daedalus Item Code: 53286
 
Yiddish—the most colorful tongue in the history of mankind. What other language gives you a whole dictionary of ways to tell the putzes and kvetchers of the world to drop dead? In these ... (Read More)
 
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The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
Julie Tibbott.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781621450665.  Daedalus Item Code: 42694
 
From the Roman to the Shakespearean, from pirate bilge to gumshoe patter, some of the most creative, memorable, and entertaining applications of language through the ages have been invented to tell ... (Read More)
 
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The Intellectual Devotional—American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Past
David S. Kidder & Noah H. Oppenheim.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781609614676.  Daedalus Item Code: 41164
 
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 ... (Read More)
 
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