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#1
Simple Rules for Card Games: Instructions and Strategy for Twenty Card Games
Don Rauf.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780770433857.  Daedalus Item Code: 43858
 
Presented in a handsome compact volume, perfect for the game shelf, this book not only provides the rules for 20 classic card games—including Crazy 8s, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Whist, Spades, and ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
Jan Harold Brunvand.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393347159.  Daedalus Item Code: 64024
 
Alligators in the sewers? A maniac in the back seat? An earwig tunneling into someone's ear? No, it didn't really happen to your friend's sister's neighbor, Jan Brunvand assures us—it's an urban ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Mountain Man's Field Guide to Grammar: A Fearless Adventure in Grammar, Style, and Usage
Gary Spina.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402207402.  Daedalus Item Code: 63581
 
"When I was a boy, I was a terrible student," Gary Spina notes. "I was especially proficient at failing English. By some fluke of fate I grew up to become an English teacher and writer." With wry ... (Read More)
 
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#4
I Used to Know That: Shakespeare: Stuff You Forgot From School
Liz Evers.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606522462.  Daedalus Item Code: 63574
 
Everyone knows his name, and most English speakers have studied him at some point, but the scope of Shakespeare's influence on our culture is so vast that we can all be forgiven for not remembering ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks
Keith Houston.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393349726.  Daedalus Item Code: 64022
 
Every character we write or type is a link to the past, claims Keith Houston, and his book—which features 75 black and white illustrations—charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples. ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780761169086.  Daedalus Item Code: 69604
 
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, this atlas from the publishers of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die celebrates 600 of the world's strangest and most curious tourist destinations, ... (Read More)
 
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader 2017 Page-a-Day Calendar: A Year of Humor, History, Facts & Fun
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: calender.
ISBN: 9780761188193.  Daedalus Item Code: 65779
 
Sixty-eight percent of Americans admit to being bathroom readers, so this daily tear-off calendar from the Bathroom Readers' Institute should keep them entertained with a year of oddball factoids and ... (Read More)
 
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#8
There's a Hack For That?! 2017 Boxed Calendar: 365 Tips, Tricks, & Life Hacks to Simplify Your Year

Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: calender.
ISBN: 9781492636335.  Daedalus Item Code: 65704
 
From money-saving tricks to simple solutions for annoying problems, this tear-off daily desk calendar offers hundreds of tips for making life easier. Here are plenty of "life hacks" for new roommates ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats: And 366 Other Bits of Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times
Kathryn & Ross Petras.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780761156147.  Daedalus Item Code: 64466
 
When life hands you lemons, it's inspiring to hear from people who've made (and drunk) the lemonade. People who've been there and done that, who've graduated from the school of hard knocks and never ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense
Daniel Menaker. Roz Chast, illus. Billy Collins, foreword.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544800632.  Daedalus Item Code: 69520
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) During his time at The New Yorker, former Random House editor-in-chief Daniel Menaker happened across a printed mistake: "The zebras were grazing on ... (Read More)
 
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