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The Elements of Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 130,290. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
It was John Gardner, the legendary teacher of the craft, who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. Oh, are they? I thought, and set about to verify this by collecting authors’ quotes about them. This task began as a cheat sheet, a short list of those elements I recognized and documented by quotes, but soon took on a life of its own. This is the result.
Shakespeare FAQ
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,700. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
There are surprises in this book. Is Brutus a pompous nitwit? Why was Othello black? What was this plague that closed the theatres? Are the 'bad' quartos all that bad? Why the shifting from 'you' to 'thou'? Did the Globe Theater have toilets? Why is it called "Measure for Measure"? Isn't Petruchio in the "Taming of the Shrew" just a domineering coward? Was Shakespeare recognised in his own time?
Suitable for Hanging
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,390. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
A unique collection of unusual and rare quotations by a wide variety of talents and celebrities. The quotes within range from insightful to funny, intellectual to raunchy. This book caters to quote-junkies and artists from every walk of life.
They Cooked the Books
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,120. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
A fascinating historical tour of some of today’s most familiar financial expressions. For instance, “Cooking the books” originated in England when the Earl of Strafford said: “The proof was once clear; however, they have cooked it ever since.” - the Earl was referring to altering ingredients in a recipe - not the “creative accounting” all too common in today’s business world.
Words of Wellness: A Treasury of Quotations for Well-Being
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,310. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Grouped into 120 alphabetized categories, "Words of Wellness" is a collection of over 2,000 highly enlightening, inspiring and often humorous quotations covering all aspects of health—be it mental, physical, spiritual or emotional health. Let the great minds of the ages stimulate your well-being with their words of wellness.
Security Sound Bites: Important Ideas About Security From Smart-Ass, Dumb-Ass, and Kick-Ass Quotations
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Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 52,760. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Security Magazine called this book “fascinating” and “full of thought triggers.” It offers quotes and observations about security that'll make you think and make you laugh. We hear from security experts, but also the likes of Britney Spears and Albert Einstein, B movie dialog through ancient Greek dead guys, John Locke to Dan Quayle. Includes irreverent commentary from the author.
The Essential Obama: The Finest Speeches of Barack Obama
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,090. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
This collection of the finest, most important, and most moving speeches of President Barack Obama is a wonderful addition to any library of presidential writings, and useful to anyone interested in reading for themselves the well-crafted words of our 44th President. The Essential Obama includes every major speech given by Obama dating back to his 2002 address against the war in Iraq.