Reference

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    The Dictionary of Clichés
    A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes
    By Christine Ammer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been... [READ MORE]
    The Little Red Book of Grandmother's Wisdom
    Edited by Holly Rubino
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    For first-timers, veterans, or those hoping to join the ranks real’ soon, here is a collection of more than 250 memorable quotations that capture the ups and downs and all points in between of what it means to be a grandmother and the inherent wisdom, power, and grandchildren-spoiling privileges that... [READ MORE]
    The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom
    Edited by Kelsie Besaw
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the word yoga means “spiritual discipline.” Modern yoga is thought of mainly in the context of its postures, but the actual meaning of yoga goes much deeper than that. Though its exact history is unknown, the first recorded instance appears in ancient Shamanism, a... [READ MORE]
    Talking Turkey
    A Food Lover’s Guide to the Origins of Culinary Words and Phrases
    By Robert Hendrickson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Food is a favorite topic of conversation around the world—how to create it, how to season it, how to compliment it with other foods, how to serve it...the list goes on. Yet little attention is paid to where the names of food actually come from or why so many phrases we use daily involve food, whether... [READ MORE]
    Where to begin in forming a disaster preparedness plan? Is a “survival in a bucket” kit really necessary? In reality, there are only eight basic things your family needs for survival. With this guide, you can identify your family’s fundamental needs so that you will be able to tailor an efficient and... [READ MORE]
    Many people have family members, neighbors, or friends with special needs. From an elderly neighbor who requires nightly help preparing his meals to a child born with a hearing disability, many families will face unique circumstances when putting together a DP plan. For older people and those with physical... [READ MORE]
    The Little Red Book of Graduate Wisdom
    Edited by Michael Pipper
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Advice, inspiration, and consolation for those facing life after school.Sometimes graduates need a gift that is a little more comprehensive than Oh, the Places You’ll Go! This small book is packed full of wisdom from those who have completed their years of schooling and lived to tell their tales—or those... [READ MORE]
    The Dictionary of Military Terms
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    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into two sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains the terms and definitions approved for Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty... [READ MORE]
    Holy Cow!
    Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Feathers—Splendid Animal Words and Phrases
    By Boze Hadleigh
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them.Spanning... [READ MORE]
    Literary Miscellany
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature
    By Alex Palmer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Wouldn’t it be great to be a fly on the wall as the great writers took pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)? While reading this work, you’ll be just that. Here are behind-the-book stories and facts about authors, publishing and everything literary that will entertain both casual and serious readers.... [READ MORE]
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