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Broomhandle Books is a small press publishing in the areas of literary fiction, essays, and historical reprints,. See our publication list below for the types of books and articles we publish.

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English Gone Wrong: We Certainly Didn't Mean That!
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Broomhandle Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
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Collecting the text of signs, menus and local newspaper articles that display whimsical use of the English language has long been a pastime for travelers abroad. This small volume contains some of the most humorous I have seen.

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From Experience to Innocence: The Zen in Hemingway's Heroes
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2016. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular look at the development of Hemingway's heroes from the perspective of Zen thought is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays.
William Golding: Children as Messengers in "Lord of the Flies"
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular short essay, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, discusses the representational roles children play in William Golding's “Lord of the Flies.”
Ironic Myth as a Parody of Romance
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Essay » Literature
Our Continuing Education Series hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, literary pieces, historical events and ideas. This particular short essay discusses the functional resemblance between ironic myth and romantic parody. Works discussed include Heart of Darkness, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and others.
God and Religion
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This essay discusses the chapter “God and Religion” from Philosophy and Contemporary Issues by John Roy Burr and Milton Goldinger. From the chapter's inquiry into the existence of God, the paper addresses the construction of the debate including the scientific constraints of logic which fail to admit subjective experience and the inconsistency of the existence of evil and the existence of God.
The Tao and Its Influence on Chinese Painting, Poetry and Music
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
This particular essay on the influences of the Tao on Chinese painting, poetry and music, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, examines the concept of the Tao and how it has been the basis for creating and interpreting works of art in China. It will serve as a useful study guide for young adults or anyone who may be tackling Chinese philosophy and art for the first time.
Introduction to Basic Issues in Philosophy
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular short essay on basic ideas in philosophy, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, examines general concepts required prior to reading philosophy. This introduction can be a useful study guide for young adults or anyone who may be tackling philosophical arguments for the first time.
Stolypin's Agrarian Reforms
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History, Nonfiction » History » Russian
This particular short essay on P.A. Stolypin's Agrarian Reforms in Russia, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, examines the improved condition of the peasantry that arose as a result of land reforms. While Stolypin's reforms freed the peasantry from the chains of virtual slavery, World War I cut short Russia's road to progress in this area.
Vision of a New Society in Plato and Aristotle
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This essay on "Vision of a New Society in Plato and Aristotle," which is part of our Continuing Education Series, examines the distinct differences between an ideal society as presented by Plato and by Aristotle in their writings.
Artistic Creation and Meaning in the Heraclitean Universe
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
This particular short essay on Artistic Meaning in the Heraclitean Universe, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, examines the fundamental paradox in Heraclitus on the simultaneous validity of certain opposite values as applied to artistic creativity and tries to reach an conclusion on a specific question: Are artistically created objects meaningful in the Heraclitean Universe?
A Child’s Outline of the Sovereigns of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This Child’s Outline of the Sovereigns of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom is included in our Continuing Education Series to provide a useful study guide for children or for anyone who may be reading British royal history for the first time. Prepared in a simple and comprehensive way, it helps young readers and/or those without familiarity of the basic lines of royal succession.
The American Revolution as an Economic Movement
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Essay » Sociology
This particular short essay on the causes of the American Revolution, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, provides readers with an argument that economic considerations primarily drove the colonists to revolution. Our Continuing Education Series helps to provide thoughtful consideration of important historical and literary questions.
Chaucer’s “Clerk’s Tale” as it Relates to the “General Prologue”
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
This particular short analysis of Chaucer’s “Clerk’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays.
A Child's Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Ancient
This Child’s Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology is included in our Continuing Education Series to provide a useful study guide for children or for anyone who may be reading Greek or Roman mythology for the first time. The outline collapses the complex group of mythological characters and interactions into a quick blow-by-blow of the main characters and interactions found in the myths.
History and the Para-Rational: "Notes From Underground"
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular short analysis of “Notes from Underground” by Fyodor Dostoevsky is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays.
Literature and the Para-Rational: Yukio Mishima’s “Spring Snow”
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular short analysis of “Spring Snow” by Yukio Mishima is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays.
Admetus's Tenable Position as a Reasonable Man in "Alcestis"
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular short analysis of "Alcestis" by Euripides is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays.
Zen in the Art of Archery: A Para-Rational Perspective
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular short analysis of Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays.
Plight of the 20th Century Man in "The Stranger"
Series: Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This particular short analysis of The Stranger by Albert Camus is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays
James Agee: Style
Series: Continuing Education, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
James Agee's autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family (1957), won the author a posthumous 1958 Pulitzer Prize. This particular literary analysis and criticism, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of Agee's literary style and powerful use of language.
The Tropism Experience
Series: Continuing Education, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Essay » Literature
In 1932 Nathalie Sarraute wrote her first book, Tropisms, a series of brief sketches and memories that set the tone for her entire oeuvre. This particular literary analysis and criticism, which is part of our Continuing Education Series, hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of Sarraute's challenging early fiction and literary style.
Guy De Maupassant's "The Model"
Series: Continuing Education, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature, Essay » Literature
This particular short analysis of one of Guy De Maupassant's most famous short stories is part of our Continuing Education Series, which hopes to provide readers with thoughtful consideration of various books, stories and essays.
A Preface to History: Analysis and Criticism
Series: Continuing Education, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Carl Gustavson's classic "A Preface to History" provides a fruitful source through which to examine a normative approach to history, debate the nature of objectivity in historical discussion, investigate historical-mindedness as a practical tool and analyze the basic forces that drive history. This paper presents shortcomings in Gustavson's approach to history.
The Zimmermann Telegram: Analysis and Criticism
Series: Continuing Education, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara Tuchmann is a key work examining the question of what prompted the U.S. to enter World War I. This short analysis and criticism, part of our Continuing Education Series, hopes to provide readers with a general, but thoughtful, review of Barbara Tuchmann's research into how Woodrow Wilson, despite his long held stand on non-intervention, managed a shift to war.
An Experiment of One
Series: Elimination Diet Recipes, Book 1 · Alternative Healing Strategies · Continuing Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative medicine, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Body cleansing & detoxification
Everyone wants to be physically and emotionally healthy. Everyone wants to live in a state of maximum wellness. How to achieve that end is always the question. In a surprising turn of events, one individual who thought she had tried it all discovered the unique perspective of how to perform an "experiment of one" in order to regain a state of good health she had not dreamed possible.

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