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    The CIA World Factbook 2009
    By Central Intelligence Agency
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2009 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This all-inclusive reference guide has been updated for 2009 with detailed information on politics, populations, military expenditures, economics, and much more. It includes: •... [READ MORE]
    The CIA World Factbook 2010
    By Central Intelligence Agency
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2010 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This all-inclusive reference guide has been updated for 2010 with detailed information on politics, populations, military expenditures, economics, and much more. It includes: Useful... [READ MORE]
    The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide
    What to Do When the Lights Go Out
    By Harris J. Andrews, By J. Alexander Bowers
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Whether it’s a hurricane bearing down on a home near the coast or a power line downed in a snowstorm near a car, are you prepared for these situations? This slim handbook will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that you, your family, and your pets can weather any emergency crisis.... [READ MORE]
    Dictionary of Word Origins
    The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
    By John Ayto
    (Arcade Publishing)
    What is the link between map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that crimson originally comes from the name of tiny scale insects, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is made? That Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen?... [READ MORE]
    The CIA World Factbook 2011
    By Central Intelligence Agency
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2011 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide has been updated for 2011 with detailed information on politics, populations, military expenditures, economics, and much more. For every country on the... [READ MORE]
    United States Government Manual 2012
    The Official Handbook of the Federal Government
    By
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The United States Government Manual 2011-2012 provides up-to-date information about the activities of federal agencies, as well as the names of top officials in the Obama administration and U.S. senators and U.S. representatives. You’ll find information on the legislative, judicial, and executive branches,... [READ MORE]
    Come Again?
    Racy Slang, Expletives, and Curses from Around the World
    By Jeremy R. Ellis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    We all swear, whether we admit it or not, but do you know the fascinating origins of the curses and maledictions that we spout out of spite and malice, or simply to entertain? Here is practically every dirty word and foul phrase you’ve ever heard in English, along with a great many that you may not have... [READ MORE]
    The CIA World Factbook 2013
    By Central Intelligence Agency
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2013 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 2013. For each country, The CIA World Factbook... [READ MORE]
    Little Theories of Life
    Your ideal guide to the weird world of popular theory, the urban myth, and the land of did you know?
    By Peter FitzSimons
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Why does the dominant partner in any sexual relationship usually sleep on the side of the bed nearest the door? Is there a direct relationship between the length of hemlines and the state of the national economy? Are odd numbers evil? And why do driv... [READ MORE]
    Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Become a Mercenary
    By Barry Davies
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Mercenaries perform one of the most dangerous and feared jobs in the world. Their task is to go into remote locations and remove their targets by any means necessary. They are “hired hands,” and have no remorse for their actions.Along with Soldier of Fortune magazine, Barry Davies teaches you the training... [READ MORE]
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