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Poison Penmanship
Poison Penmanship
Written by Jessica Mitford, Preface by Jane Smiley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590173558
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Poison Penmanship
The Gentle Art of Muckraking
Written by Jessica Mitford
Preface by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $15.95

Jessica Mitford was a member of one of England’s most legendary families (among her sisters were the novelist Nancy Mitford and the current Duchess of Devonshire) and one of the great muckraking journalists of modern times. Leaving England for America, she pursued a career as an investigative reporter and unrepentant gadfly...

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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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The Art of Civilized Conversation
The Art of Civilized Conversation
Written by Margaret Shepherd
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ISBN: 9780307419330
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The Art of Civilized Conversation
A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace
Written by Margaret Shepherd


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Say It with Style

In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction—talking face-to-face—can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making conversation is a highly practical skill: those who do it well shine at networking parties, interviews, and business lunches. Good conversation also opens... Read more >
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Good Prose
Good Prose
Written by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679604723
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Good Prose
The Art of Nonfiction
Written by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $11.99

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance... Read more >
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How to Speak Like a Pro
How to Speak Like a Pro
Written by Leon Fletcher
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345410351
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How to Speak Like a Pro

Written by Leon Fletcher


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 29, 1996
Price: $16.00

This book contains step-by-step strategies to help you develop both the confidence and skills necessary to become a good speaker, and features a handy "checklist" at teh end of each chapter.


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Living Language English for Chinese Speakers, Complete Edition (ESL/ELL)
Living Language English for Chinese Speakers, Complete Edition (ESL/ELL)
Written by Living Language and Erin Quirk
Format: Package
ISBN: 9780307972453
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Living Language English for Chinese Speakers, Complete Edition (ESL/ELL)
Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning
Written by Living Language and Erin Quirk


Format: Package, 384 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $49.99

English, Complete Edition is a unique multimedia program that is designed for speakers of any language. It takes you from a beginner to an advanced level in one convenient package.
 
At the core of English, Complete Edition is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches...

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In the Land of Invented Languages
In the Land of Invented Languages
Written by Arika Okrent
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ISBN: 9780385529716
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In the Land of Invented Languages
Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language
Written by Arika Okrent


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $13.99

Here is the captivating story of humankind’s enduring quest to build a better language—and overcome the curse of Babel. Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was nothing less than one man’s attempt to bring about world peace by means of linguistic solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about... Read more >
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You Are What You Speak
You Are What You Speak
Written by Robert Lane Greene
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780553807875
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You Are What You Speak
Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity
Written by Robert Lane Greene


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $25.00

"An insightful, accessible examination of the way in which day-to-day speech is tangled in a complicated web of history, politics, race, economics and power." - Kirkus


What is it about other people’s language that moves some of us to anxiety or even rage? For centuries, sticklers the world over have donned the... Read more >
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Gwynne's Grammar
Gwynne's Grammar
Written by N.M. Gwynne
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385352949
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Gwynne's Grammar
The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English
Written by N.M. Gwynne


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $11.99

Anxious about apostrophes?
 
In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions?
 
Fear not—Mr. Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar.
 
Within these pages, adults and children alike will find all they need to rediscover this lost science and sharpen up their skills.
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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes
Written by Daniel L. Everett
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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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