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    Words Gone Wild
    Puns, Puzzles, Poesy, Palaver, Persiflage, and Poppycock
    By Jim Bernhard
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, this lighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language is a sure?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful narrative voice in word sleuth and author, Jim Bernhard. He provides examples and puzzles,... [READ MORE]
    The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Fact-O-Pedia
    A Startling Collection of Over 1,000 Things You'll Never Need to Know
    By Charlotte Lowe, Illustrated by Garry Bennett
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Did you know that cats were once used to deliver mail in Belgium? That the “huddle” in football became popular after a deaf player began using it to prevent other teams from reading his sign language? That the average American eats 30 pounds of cheese in a year? Organized from A to Z, there are over... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper Training Program
    By U.S. Navy
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “From 1962 when the first SEAL teams were commissioned to present day, Navy SEALs have distinguished themselves as an individually reliable, collectively disciplined and highly skilled maritime force. Because of the dangers inherent in Naval Special Warfare, prospective SEALs go through what is considered... [READ MORE]
    The Unofficial U.S. Census
    Things the Official U.S. Census Doesn't Tell You About America
    By Les Krantz, By Chris Smith
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On April 1, 2011, the Official 2010 U.S. Census Report will be released. On that same day, The Unofficial U.S. Census will shed light (and a bit of laughter) on all the other facts that Americans are itching to know about our country and each other. Les Krantz and Chris Smith have collected facts from... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Air Force Pocket Survival Handbook
    The Portable and Essential Guide to Staying Alive
    By United States Air Force, Edited by Jay McCullough
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Designed for use in formal Air Force training, the U.S. Air Force Pocket Survival Handbook was written to help a pilot who finds him or herself in a hostile environment. This new edition will allow you to carry all the same information condensed in your back pocket. For the general reader, it offers... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Leadership Handbook
    Skills, Tactics, and Techniques for Leading in Any Situation
    By Department of the Army
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    What does it take to lead an army in battle? What does it take to win? Competent leaders of character are essential for the Army to meet the challenges in the dangerous and complex security environment we face today. The U.S. Army Leadership Handbook (FM 6-22) is the Army’s flagship field manual on leadership.... [READ MORE]
    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    The Real Language of the Modern American Military
    By Alan Axelrod
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Few areas of human endeavor have produced more—or more colorful—terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology. The military is both a distinctive way of life... [READ MORE]
    What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan
    2014-2015 Edition
    By David Black
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Recent events have taught us all that anyone, anywhere can face an emergency situation. Do you have the tools, equipment, and knowledge to ensure the safety of your family? With the expert advice in this handbook, you can be better prepared for any emergency: · Terrorist attack · Fire · Flood · Tornado... [READ MORE]
    Writing with the Master
    How One of the World’s Bestselling Authors Fixed My Book and Changed My Life
    By Tony Vanderwarker
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    With seven unpublished novels wasting away on his hard drive, Tony Vanderwarker is astonished when John Grisham offers to take him under his wing and teach him the secrets of thriller writing. “The beginning and the end are easy,” Grisham tells him. “It’s the three hundred pages in the middle that’s... [READ MORE]
    Ultimate Guide to Farm Mechanics
    A Practical How-To Guide for the Farmer
    By Fred D. Crawshaw, By Emil W. Lehmann, By Byron D. Halsted, By James H. Stephenson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A reference and instruction guide to the mechanics of working the land.The Ultimate Guide to Farm Mechanics combines three classic farming texts for the first time, compiling knowledge from the best sources published as far back as 1884. A comprehensive reference book that belongs in any farming household... [READ MORE]
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