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    That's So Annoying
    An Etiquette Expert on the World's Most Irritating Habits and What to Do About Them
    By Cynthia W Lett
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Here are hundreds and hundreds of real people's most common complaints and the proper responses to them. Written by an eminent etiquette expert, it is a guide to how to behave well and, more importantly, how to respond to bad behavior. What are the right rules for the coffee machine at work? Why do husbands... [READ MORE]
    The Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words
    Over 10,000 Common and Confusing Words Explained
    By Diagram Group
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This unique reference book strives to define words and phrases that the average person often encounters but which may not be immediately familiar. Batten, kiosk, proctor, coup de grace, alliteration, parsec, corona, renal, joystick, decant, citadel. Broken down into over fifty categories—from cultural... [READ MORE]
    Napoleon's Hemorrhoids
    And Other Small Events That Changed History
    By Phil Mason
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Hilarious, fascinating, and a roller coaster of dizzying, historical what-ifs, Napoleon’s Hemorrhoids is a potpourri for serious historians and casual history buffs. In one of Phil Mason’s many revelations, you’ll learn that Communist jets were two minutes away from opening fire on American planes during... [READ MORE]
    The Quotable Lawyer
    Edited by Tony Lyons
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The legal system and the lawyers who operate in (and around) it have influenced society and continue to do so today. In this age of the slip-and-fall, “false” advertising, and medical “malpractice,” it’s clear that the quest for justice has not always been easy—it’s also been hilarious, poignant, enlightening,... [READ MORE]
    Endangered Phrases
    Intriguing Idioms Dangerously Close to Extinction
    By Steven D. Price
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Person to person” (and “station to station”), “bar sinister,” “the weed of crime bears bitter fruit,” “between the devil and the deep blue sea,” “will o’ the wisp,” “poor as Job’s turkey” . . . these are just a few phrases that were once part of everyday speech. However, due to our evolving language... [READ MORE]
    Navy SEAL Sniper
    An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century
    By Glen Doherty, By Brandon Webb, Foreword by Chris Kyle
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Navy SEAL Sniper is a revised, updated, and full-color edition of The 21st-Century Sniper. The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none. Mastering the art of marksmanship is critical but is only part of what makes a Navy SEAL sniper. The modern sniper follows in the long line of warriors that have... [READ MORE]
    SAS Mountain and Arctic Survival
    By Barry Davies
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    It is difficult to imagine how anyone would enter into a polar or mountainous region unprepared. You’re prepared for your journey or you arrive by accident; for example, the aircraft you are traveling in has crash-landed over the frozen tundra, or your mode of transport has broken down in the wilderness.... [READ MORE]
    SAS Jungle Survival
    By Barry Davies
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When we think of jungles, we often think of a densely forested area with thick foliage; this is what is known as a primary jungle. But jungles can also include swamps, grasslands, and cultivated areas. Primary jungles can fall into the category of either a tropical rain forest or a deciduous forest,... [READ MORE]
    Modern Survival
    How to Cope When Everything Falls Apart
    By Barry Davies
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The most current survival guide for the twenty-first century.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Tornadoes, floods, and terrorism—frightening events like these are in the news every day, and it’s likely you already know someone who’s been affected by such a terrifying ordeal. Modern Survival is the ultimate guide for... [READ MORE]
    No matter if you’re being followed or stalked or need to get away as soon as possible, being able to disappear without a trace is something that you will need to know. Whether you’re an ordinary civilian or a military operative, having this skill is imperative to ultimate survival . . . and there’s nobody... [READ MORE]
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