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The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage, Revised and Expanded Edition
The Official Style Guide Used by the Writers and Editors of the World's Most Authoritative Newspaper
Written by Allan M. Siegal and William Connolly


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6389-2 (0-8129-6389-X)

Is the deejay a wannabe?
Or does the D.J. just want to be?
When is heaven capitalized?
Do you stand in line or on line?

For anyone who writes—short stories or business plans, book reports or news articles—knotty choices of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and meaning lurk in every line: Lay or lie? Who or... Read more >

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Culinary Careers
How to Get Your Dream Job in Food with Advice from Top Culinary Professionals
Written by Rick Smilow and Anne E. McBride


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-45320-4 (0-307-45320-0)

Recommended for readers seeking a thorough introductory exposure to today's professional possibilities in the culinary world.—Eric Petersen, Kansas City P.L., MO, Library Journal

Turn a passion for food into the job of a lifetime with the insider advice in Culinary Careers.


Working in food can mean cooking on the line in a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fact Checker's Bible
A Guide to Getting It Right
Written by Sarah Harrison Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72106-6 (0-385-72106-4)

The first book of its kind, The Fact Checker’s Bible is the essential guide to the important but often neglected task of checking facts, whatever their source.

Today, everyone is overwhelmed with information that claims to be factual. But even the most punctilious researcher, writer, student or journalist--not to mention the lazy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bantam New College French and English Dictionary

Written by Roger Steiner


Format: Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 1, 1988
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27411-0 (0-553-27411-2)

Fully revised and expanded with thousands of new and updated entries.

The most complete modern French dictionary in paperback.

Over 85,000 entries • Over 5,200 new words and meanings • Newly expanded French grammar secton • Easy-to-use French pronunciation guide • Table for all irregular French verbs and much more Read more >

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Zen Buddhism

Written by Daisetz T. Suzuki and William Barrett


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: July 1, 1996
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-48349-0 (0-385-48349-X)

D.T. Suzuki stands apart from all other teachers before or since because of his exceptional eloquence in capturing the seemingly inexpressible essence of Zen. Zen Buddhism is a collection of Suzuki's penetrating and timeless essays concerning Zen. Offering the very soul of Zen, Suzuki describes the experiential aspect of Zen while... Read more >

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A Curious Man
The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Written by Neal Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Archetype
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3620-9 (0-7704-3620-X)

A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable. Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Bantam New College German/English Dictionary

Written by John Traupman


Format: Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 1, 1984
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-28088-3 (0-553-28088-0)

Fully revised and expanded with thousands of new and updated entries.

The most complete modern German dictionary in paperback. Read more >

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Write Right!
A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style
Written by Jan Venolia


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-328-7 (1-58008-328-5)

In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. WRITE RIGHT! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Written by John Edward Zimmerman


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 1, 1983
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-25776-2 (0-553-25776-5)

"A knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable in understanding and appreciating much of the great literature, sculpture, and painting of both the ancients and the moderns. Unless we know the marvelous stories of the deities and heroes of the ancients, their great literature and art as much later work down to... Read more >
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