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    Propose Your Book
    How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children’s Books
    By Patricia Fry
    (Allworth Press)
    Authors are the CEOs of their books, and their book proposals are their business plans. Most agents and publishers require a proposal before ever setting eyes on a manuscript, and it is a crucial element in getting published. Writing a proposal can also help an author to write the right book for the... [READ MORE]
    20 Most Asked Questions about the Amish and Mennonites
    By Merle Good, By Phyllis Good
    (Good Books)
    Sensitively answers the most common inquiries about Amish and Mennonite peoples. Authoritative, sympathetic, and thorough. 20 Most Asked Questions looks at origins, dress, pacifism, education, weddings, funerals, and food, as well as many other facets of Amish and Mennonite life. This book has sold more... [READ MORE]
    Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide
    By Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The controversial guide to the inner workings of the FBI.Ever wonder what an FBI agent really does? Mass surveillance and operational overreach have become major concerns, and it pays for all citizens to know how their government and its agents operate inside their borders. This guide “applies to all... [READ MORE]
    The CIA World Factbook 2016
    By Central Intelligence Agency
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2016 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2015. For each country, The CIA World Factbook... [READ MORE]
    Curiosities of Literature
    A Feast for Book Lovers
    By John Sutherland, Illustrated by Martin Rowson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Which author had the heaviest brain? What was the original title of 1984? When did cigarettes first appear in English literature? And, while we’re at it, who wrote the first Western, and is there any link between asthma and literary genius? Sutherland’s irreverent literary exploration illuminates every... [READ MORE]
    The Doomsday Prepping Crash Course
    The Ultimate Prepper's Guide to Getting Prepared When You're on a Tight Budget
    By Patty Hahne
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Disaster can strike at any moment. Luckily, Patty Hahne's Doomsday Prepping Crash Course can show you how to prepare your home for any emergency—including the end of the world. This simple, easy-to-follow guide will provide you with tips and tricks for all aspects of the prepping process.The Doomsday... [READ MORE]
    1,001 Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom
    Insight on Identity, Truth, and Success
    By Elizabeth Venstra
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday life to the fullest. From the classic wisdom of thinkers such as Aristotle, Francis Bacon,... [READ MORE]
    1,001 Pearls of Teachers' Wisdom
    Quotations on Life and Learning
    By Erin Gruwell, Foreword by Frank McCourt
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    1,001 Pearls of Teachers’ Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching. With more than three thousand entries, it includes thoughts on the art of teaching from hundreds of teachers, professors, authors, and politicians. Quotes are drawn from a wide variety... [READ MORE]
    How to Write Your Personal or Family History
    (If You Don'T Do It, Who Will?)
    By Katie Wiebe
    (Good Books)
    This is a practical—and encouraging—how-to book from a long-time teacher of personal and family history writing. Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their lives. She gives hints for recalling distant memories and tracking down family heirlooms. The author... [READ MORE]
    Whiffletrees and Goobers
    1,001 Fun and Fabulous Forgotten Words
    By W. R. Runyan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Did you know that a horse apple is actually a type of orange? Or that a whiffletree is not a tree at all? You will, after you pore through this delightful dictionary of old-fashioned words that are quickly slipping from America’s vocabulary. With over 100 illustrations, and steeped in nostalgia, it makes... [READ MORE]
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