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    True Ladies and Proper Gentlemen
    Victorian Etiquette for Modern-Day Mothers and Fathers, Husbands and Wives, Boys and Girls, Teachers and Students, and More
    Edited by Sarah A. Chrisman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Regardless of time period, some things hold true: kindness is timeless.Invasion of privacy; divorce; relationship issues; encounters between people from different places and cultures; new technologies developed at dizzying speeds . . . the hectic pace of life in the late nineteenth century could make... [READ MORE]
    Did Thomas Crapper Really Invent the Toilet?
    The Inventions That Changed Our Homes and Our Lives
    By Catherine O'Reilly
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Which came first, sliced bread or the toaster? When did most people begin wearing deodorant? Who invented the electric blanket? Catherine O’Reilly tackles questions such as these with a keen curiosity and well-honed writing skills. Her ability to turn any normal home into a jungle of history, invention,... [READ MORE]
    Generation Change
    150 Ways We Can Change Ourselves, Our Country, and Our World
    By Melissa Bolton-Klinger, By Jayan Kalathil
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On November 4, 2008, the world entered a new era as Barack Obama was elected 44th president of the United States of America. With this momentous occasion, a new generation of foot soldiers was mobilized, ready to work for and with a man who convinced them that real change was possible. “Yes we can!”... [READ MORE]
    Christmas Miscellany
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas
    By Jonathan Green
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Wouldn’t it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the resin of a North African bush and was a special gift during biblical times. To the Romans, mistletoe... [READ MORE]
    Don't You Believe It!
    Exposing the Myths Behind Commonly Believed Fallacies
    By Herb Reich
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Our cherished culturally shared beliefs stem from a variety of sources, many of which propagate old wives’ tales, myths, self-serving fantasies, innocent fallacies, or sheer nonsense. History is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told... [READ MORE]
    Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport
    The Ultimate Volunteer Handbook
    By Arthur Blaustein
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Democracy is not a spectator sport! Learn how to get in the game with this comprehensive collection of more than two hundred community service opportunities and experiences. More than a simple resource guide, this unique handbook includes interviews, anecdotes, and commentary from the top folks in nonprofit... [READ MORE]
    The Official Book of Electronic Etiquette
    By Charles Winters, By Anne Winters, By Elizabeth Anne Winters
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Whether you are sending an email, twittering, or just wondering if it’s appropriate to answer your phone, here are the answers to all your communication questions. Covering phones, the Internet, television, and much, much more, this accessible and lively handbook provides up-to-date information on all... [READ MORE]
    The Complete SAS Survival Manual
    By Barry Davies
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The essential survival training of the British Special Air Service (SAS). 360 color illustrations... [READ MORE]
    The Disaster Preparedness Handbook
    A Guide for Families
    By Arthur T. Bradley
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place—storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Humans live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable... [READ MORE]
    The Little Red Book of Hope
    Edited by Nick Lyons, Edited by Tony Lyons
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Hope is an interesting thing. Some think it’s foolish, often misplaced, and at rarer times devastating; but more agree that hope is an integral and beautiful part of life, something that implicitly makes us human. We’re always hoping for something—for change, for improvement, or to find peace of mind... [READ MORE]
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