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The Great Labor Quotations: Sourcebook and Reader
The Great Labor Quotations: Sourcebook and Reader
by Peter D. Bollen
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This volume collects the voices of the critics, the defenders, the revolutionaries, and especially the workers who have testified to the value of work and the organization of labor throughout history. The book addresses a wide range of labor themes and... (read more)

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The Words of African-American Heroes (Newmarket "Words Of")
The Words of African-American Heroes (Newmarket "Words Of")
by Clara Villarosa
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This inspirational and thought-provoking collection celebrates quotations from a wide range of African-American heroes, from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall to Jackie Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald to Harriet Tubman, Toni Morrison to... (read more)

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Dick Enberg's Humorous Quotes for All Occasions: Speaking Tips and Over 1, One-Liners
Dick Enberg's Humorous Quotes for All Occasions: Speaking Tips and Over 1, One-Liners
by Dick Enberg
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Pearls of wisdom and downright funny lines are bountiful in Dick Enberg's Humorous Quotes for All Occasions. Public speaking tops the list of things people fear most--above fear of snakes, falling, or even death. But Dick Enberg has the antidote. With 28... (read more)

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If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times
If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times
by John Lloyd
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John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in... (read more)

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Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts, Funny Sayings
Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts, Funny Sayings
by Bob Phillips
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From Bible quotes and Christian teachings to the words of renowned historical figures, this collection of over 3,800 entries offers wit, wisdom, and an emphasis on practical living.... (read more)

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Oscar Wilde in Quotation: 3,100 Insults, Anecdotes and Aphorisms, Topically Arranged with Attributions
Oscar Wilde in Quotation: 3,100 Insults, Anecdotes and Aphorisms, Topically Arranged with Attributions
by Tweed Conrad
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?He had that rarest of all things, common sense.? And in the case of Oscar Wilde he also had a gift for delivering this common sense in sometimes pithy but always memorable statements. One of the world's most unforgettable authors, Oscar Wilde had a... (read more)

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Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries
Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries
by Leonard Kniffel
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Books and libraries are a cornerstone of education and learning as well as a passport to new worlds for men, women, and children across America and around the world. Published with the American Library Association, Reading with the Stars uses the power... (read more)

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The Book of Positive Quotations
The Book of Positive Quotations
by John Cook
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More than 7,000 life affirming quotations on 62 different subjects, by the famous and the great, both historical and contemporary. Arranged by subject, here are such notables as Aristotle, Mother Teresa, Thomas Jefferson and General Colin Powell and many... (read more)

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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations
The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations
by Geoffrey Parrinder
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The fundamental questions concerning God and people are as old as humanity. In this collection of quotations, Parrinder has drawn on all the great books of the world's religions and the words of prophets, scholars and mystics on the nature of the divine,... (read more)

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They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions
They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions
by Paul F. Boller, Jr.
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Abraham Lincoln never said, "You cannot fool all the people all the time." Thomas Jefferson never said, "That government is best which governs least." And Horace Greeley never said, "Go west, young man." In They Never Said It, Paul F. Boller, Jr. and... (read more)

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The Quotable Politician
The Quotable Politician
by William B. Whitman
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Just in time for the new presidential campaign, this well-edited little book offers insights, commentary, and humor on all matters political. Edited by a former U.S. Foreign Service diplomat, it contains the wisdom and quips of statesmen, philosophers... (read more)

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Passages: The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature
Passages: The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature
by Chuck (edt) Wechsler
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This fascinating, 200-page book features the quotes from the best hunting, fishing, and nature writers to ever grace the pages of Sporting Classics. Its laced with poignant passages from hunting stories by Hemingway, Ruark, Roosevelt, and Rutledge. Youll... (read more)

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2548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
2548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
by Robert Byrne
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Between the covers of this compilation are quips, quotes, wit, and wisdom from the whole world and all time. Once published in four volumes, these unforgettable lines can now be found in one big book, enhanced by charming line illustrations. The great... (read more)

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Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You: Chiasmus and a World of Quotations That Say What They Mean and Mean What They Say
Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You: Chiasmus and a World of Quotations That Say What They Mean and Mean What They Say
by Mardy Grothe
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What do Mae West, John F. Kennedy, Victor Hugo, and H. L. Mencken have in common? They all indulged in chiasmus-a literary device in which word order is reversed to hilarious or poignant effect. When Mae West said, "It's not the men in my life, it's the... (read more)

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File: A Case Study in Correction, (1977 - 1979)
File: A Case Study in Correction, (1977 - 1979)
by Serge Lang
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The File is a collection of documents from a major dispute involving a number of American college professors, mainly mathematicians, statisticians,and sociologists. The controversy was ignited by the mathematician Serge Lang's reaction to a questionnaire,... (read more)

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Mother Quotations: A Collection of Beautiful Paintings and the Best Mother Quotes
Mother Quotations: A Collection of Beautiful Paintings and the Best Mother Quotes
by Helen Exley
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Collections of wise and witty words from the famous and the infamous. These books contain the best, the most apt, the most eloquent or simply the most amusing quotations about a theme. The text is set within tinted borders and illustrated throughout with... (read more)

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The Quotable Jefferson Davis: Selections from the Writings and Speeches of the Confederacy's First President
The Quotable Jefferson Davis: Selections from the Writings and Speeches of the Confederacy's First President
by Lochlainn Seabrook
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Who was America 's most important Civil War president? For those of us who live in the South it wasn t Abraham Lincoln, it was Jefferson Davis. If you re not as familiar with Davis as you are with Lincoln, it 's not surprising: when the Northern victors... (read more)

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations
by Oxford
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This newly expanded edition of the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations illuminates the world of the writer, from Shakespeare to Stephen King, from the quill to the PC. Covering all aspects of literary life, this edition is now enriched... (read more)

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On Loss and Living Onward: Collected Voices for the Grieving and Those Who Would Mourn with Them
On Loss and Living Onward: Collected Voices for the Grieving and Those Who Would Mourn with Them
by Melissa Dalton-bradford
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After experiencing the loss of her first-born son, Melissa Dalton-Bradford thrust herself into literature searching for those who have experienced similar, devastating loss. What she found was comfort and guidance to help her overcome the pain of losing... (read more)

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Out of the Mouths of Babes: Quips and Quotes from Wildly Witty Women
Out of the Mouths of Babes: Quips and Quotes from Wildly Witty Women
by Autumn Stephens
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Over 150 humorous, startling, and outrageous quotes--such as "I knew right away that Rock Hudson was gay when he did not fall in love with me" (Gina Lollobrigida)--prove that the feminine spirit is alive and well and as sassy as ever.... (read more)

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