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Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The narrative drive of Stowe’s classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti-slavery sentiments. In fact, it is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn characters and has earned a place in both literary and American history. Read...

Download Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players

Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players
Scrabble may be truly called America’s game. But for every group of “living-room players” there is someone who is “at one with the board.” In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis introduces readers to those few, exploring the underground world of colorful characters for which the Scrabble game is life-playing competitively in tournaments across the country. It is also the story of ho Scrabble may be truly called...

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The Devil’s Dictionaries: The Best of The Devil’s Dictionary & The American Heretic’s Dictionary
Revised and expanded.The funniest people I know all seem to have a copy of the Ambrose Bierce classic, The Devil’s Dictionary, begun in 1881, which is not Satanic, but is certainly one of the most cynical (yet truthful) collections of bubble-popping definitions for many of our most sacred cows. This edition also contains a considerably longer modern successor to Bierce’s c Revised and expanded.The funniest people I know all...

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A Grammar Book for You and I– OOPS, Me!: All the Grammar You Need to Succeed in Life
In America today college professors cringe at the lack of writing skills displayed by their students, business leaders bemoan poor communicative skills among their employees, and people themselves recognize that they (and their children) have a problem and want to do something about it. This inviting book introduces readers anew to the eight parts of speech and common gram In America today college professors cringe at the lack of writing...

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The Lifespan of a Fact
How negotiable is a fact in nonfiction? In 2003, an essay by John D’Agata was rejected by the magazine that commissioned it due to factual inaccuracies. That essay which eventually became the foundation of D’Agata’s critically acclaimed About a Mountain was accepted by another magazine, The Believer, but not before they handed it to their own fact-checker, Jim Fingal. What How negotiable is a fact in nonfiction? In 2003, an...

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Nakama 1: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context
This proficiency-oriented introductory Japanese program emphasizes practical communication, the development of all four language skills, student interaction, and cultural awareness. Nakama 1 consists of 12 chapters, and Nakama 2 consists of a review chapter, plus 10 additional chapters. Both volumes feature thematically organized chapters that focus on high-frequency commu This proficiency-oriented introductory Japanese program emphasizes...

Download Juan in a Hundred: The Representation of Latinos on Network News

Juan in a Hundred: The Representation of Latinos on Network News
Latinos constitute the fastest-growing and largest ethnic minority in the United States, yet less than one percent of network news coverage deals with Latinos as the focus of a story. Out of that one percent, even fewer stories are positive in either content or tone. Author of the acclaimed Brown Tide Rising: Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse, Latinos constitute the fastest-growing and largest ethnic minority in...

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The Chicago Manual of Style
In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book—the first edition of the Manual of Style, published in 1906. Now in its fifteenth edition, The Chicago Manual of Style—the essential reference In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press...

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Talking Power: The Politics of Language
Why is unintelligibility so valued in academia? How can a joke that’s funny in one culture be an insult in another? In this book, a linguist answers these and other questions, revealing the ways in which what we say and how we say it help us to accomplish our aims. Read...