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Several Short Sentences About Writing
Several Short Sentences About Writing
Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307958495
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Several Short Sentences About Writing

Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

Most of what you think you know about writing is useless. It’s the harmful debris of your education—a mixture of half-truths, myths, and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well. Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that... Read more >
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The News: A User's Manual
The News: A User's Manual
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307911728
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The News: A User's Manual

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
 
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness)... Read more >
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Word Smart, 5th Edition
Word Smart, 5th Edition
Written by Princeton Review
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307945037
Our Price: $9.99
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Word Smart, 5th Edition

Written by Princeton Review


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $9.99

Let your vocabulary speak for itself.

Knowing which words to use and how to use them is key to communicating accurately and effectively. That’s why more than one million people have used Word Smart to improve their vocabularies! This updated 5th edition defines and explains more than 1,400 need-to-know vocabulary words.

To create... Read more >
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Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780767910477
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Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $11.99

One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage.

As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ‘cleave’... Read more >
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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
Written by Ken Ludwig
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307951519
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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Written by Ken Ludwig


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $9.99

A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare
 
To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in... Read more >
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Tokyo Vice
Tokyo Vice
Written by Jake Adelstein
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307378941
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Tokyo Vice
An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan
Written by Jake Adelstein


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $11.99

A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist.
 
Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where for twelve years he covered the dark side of Japan: extortion, murder, human trafficking, fiscal... Read more >
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Dark Alliance
The CIA, the Contras, and the Cocaine Explosion
Written by Gary Webb
Foreword by Maxine Waters


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, "Kill the Messenger," to be be released in Fall 2014

Winner of the 1999 PEN/Oakland Censorship Award

Winner of the 1999 Firecracker Alternative Bookseller (FAB) Award, Politics category

Finalist for the 1999 Bay Area Book Reviewers Awards

Dark Alliance
is a... Read more >
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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Written by Daniel L. Everett
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307377791
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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Written by Daniel L. Everett


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $13.99

A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became... Read more >
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My Reading Life
My Reading Life
Written by Pat Conroy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385533843
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My Reading Life

Written by Pat Conroy


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $14.99

Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life.

Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy’s portal to the world... Read more >
The Spell of the Sensuous
The Spell of the Sensuous
Written by David Abram
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830555
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The Spell of the Sensuous
Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
Written by David Abram


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2012
Price: $11.99

Animal tracks, word magic, the speech of stones, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain that sustains us. This is a major work of ecological philosophy that startles... Read more >
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