The Pocket Guide To Brilliance


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Punctuated with both sharp and dry wit, Bart King presents a wealth of fascinating trivia. Brilliant people are those who walk farther, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done, and then some. The masters of brilliance include presidential candidate George Wallace, who released chickens into a crowd in order to spur on a debate; the first female journalist, Anne Newport Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams after catching him skinny dipping; and Benjamin Franklin, who of course coined the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned," but also offered the lesser known "A man who lives on hope, dies farting."

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Author by Bart King
Genre eBook History
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 1423607740

The Pocket Guide To Mischief


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The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, “I can do better than that.” They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, “Why do we have to do it that way?” And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, “Uncle!” Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

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Author by Bart King
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
Read Book 208
ISBN Number 9781423611301

The Pocket Guide To Magic


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Abracadabra ! Hocus-pocus! Allakazam! Happis crappis! Say it together now-magic! Take a peek inside the magician's secret wardrobe to discover the tricks of the trade, the tales of derring-do, and the people who made the magic happen. Demystifying the mystical is the popular, raucous, ready-to-trick-his-own-mother Bart King! But what, you may ask, can Bart do? He can show the ways of the most secretive magicians in the world.

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Author by Bart King
Genre eBook Games & Activities
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 9781423612728

The Pocket Guide To Chess


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An ideal pocket-sized guide to chess, a perfect gift for the beginner to accompany a first chess set.

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Author by Jonathan Berry
Genre eBook Games & Activities
Read Book 80
ISBN Number 1894154959

A Pocket Guide To Greece


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Genre eBook Greece
Read Book 95
ISBN Number MINN:31951D03753744X

Berlitz Andalucia The Costa Del Sol Pocket Guide


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Discover the rich Moorish heritage of the great cities of Granada, Sevilla and Crdoba then head to Andaluca's famous white towns and their maze of cobbled streets. And when all that culture gets too much, head to the the Costa del Sol's sandy beaches. Berlitz Pocket Guide Andaluca & Costa del Sol is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this historic region has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights, and handy maps on the cover help you get around with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the region, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Tour of Andaluca. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from a flurry of watersports on the coast to catching an authentic flamenco performance in Sevilla. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the region and an Eating Out chapter covering its delicious rustic cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.

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Author by Berlitz
Genre eBook Travel
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ISBN Number 9781780047850

The Faber Pocket Guide To Haydn


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Joseph Haydn is one of the greatest and most innovative of all composers, yet in some ways he is still curiously misunderstood. This engaging new Pocket Guide assesses what Haydn's music means to us today, and challenges some of the myths that have grown up around the composer. With suggestions for further reading and recommended CD recordings, Richard Wigmore's crisp and concise guide presents you with all you need to listen to and enjoy Haydn's music. It explores each of his key works, from his symphonies to his quartets, from his choral works to his sonatas, and invites a new generation of listeners to discover the depth and dazzling ingenuity of this most humane and life-affirming of composers.

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Author by Richard Wigmore
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 400
ISBN Number 9780571268733

The Faber Pocket Guide To Ballet


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The essential, easy-to-use classical ballet guide - spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance - with entries for more than eighty works from ballet companies around the world, from Giselle and Swan Lake to Cinderella and Steptext. This new edition has been revised to include new ballets by Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon alongside classics by Tchaikovsky, Diaghilev and Balanchine. Features include: - plot summaries - an analysis of each ballet's principal themes - useful background and historical information - a unique, behind-the-scenes, performer's-eye view Dip in at random or trace the development of dance from cover to cover. Written by former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and leading dance critic Luke Jennings, this ever popular Faber Pocket guide is a must for all ballet-goers - regulars and first-timers alike.

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Author by Luke Jennings
Genre eBook Performing Arts
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 9780571260959

The Javascript Pocket Guide


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JavaScript is an object-oriented scripting language that enables you to modify a document's structure, styling, and content in response to user actions. This handy pocket serves as both a quick introduction to the language and acts a valuable reference. It's packed with tips as well as JavaScript syntax, methods, and properties. Concise and inexpensive, it's exactly the guide many web designers and developers need.

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Author by Lenny Burdette
Genre eBook Computers
Read Book 312
ISBN Number 9780321713131

Pocket Guide To The Common Land Birds Of New England


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Author by Mary Alice Willcox
Genre eBook Birds
Read Book 158
ISBN Number NYPL:33433011016379