Books tagged: word history

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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.
Money for Old Rope
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,380. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Introduction Money for Old Rope is essentially a ‘best of’ collection of best-selling books that reveal the origins and history of just about everything we can think of. In fact, as one wise man suggested, it is the history of everything you didn’t realise you wanted to know about, until you found out about it. A must have for dinner conversations and pub chat the world over, this book of history
Money for Old Rope - Part 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,470. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Money for Old Rope - Part 2 is the second ‘best of’ collection of best-selling books that reveal the origins and history of just about everything we can think of. In fact, as one wise man suggested, it is the history of everything you didn’t realise you wanted to know about, until you found out about it. A must have for dinner conversations and pub chat the world over.