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In the Loop & Up to Speed

by Caroline Taggart Reader's Digest (October 11, 2012)

The bottom line is this: The workplace is a minefield of business jargon that people exchange on a daily basis, and it can all start to sound like everyone around you is speaking another language. So if you...


I Used to Know That: World History

by Emma Marriott Reader's Digest (April 12, 2012)

It can be difficult to keep different historical events and figures straight in your head, which is why I Used to Know That: World History presents major episodes in history with short, easily understood sections....


Under the Covers and between the Sheets

by C. Alan Joyce Reader's Digest (October 19, 2010)

Bibliophiles, grab your glasses! Here is a compendium of interesting--and often scandalous--facts and quips about the literary world. Featuring authors and tomes of yesteryear and yesterday, from Tolkien's Middle-...


The Classics

by Caroline Taggart Reader's Digest (October 19, 2010)

It's no myth: this lively refresher course fills in all you need to know about ancient studies-from Zeus's throne to the fall of Rome-in pithy little quips. It covers the impressive advances made by Greek and...


Oh, Say Did You Know?

by Fred DuBose Reader's Digest (October 19, 2010)

With wit and charm, Oh Say Did You Know serves up 300 intriguing events and ideas that helped shape the United States. Gain valuable insight into the intricacies of every period of American history, from colonial...


Bizarre London

by David Long Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London.

A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and...


Cause of Death

by Jack Mingo, Erin Barrett & Lucy Autrey Wilson Pocket Books (December 15, 2009)

FACE IT. WE CAN GO ANYTIME.

BUT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS!

Death becomes you, and it's just another fact of life explored in Cause of Death, a revealing abundance of startling data, false perceptions, bizarre...


The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter

by Alan Axelrod Skyhorse (July 20, 2011)

The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s...


Mother Knows Best?

by Sue Castle Skyhorse (June 01, 2012)

Will a little warm milk really help you go to sleep? (Yes—although cold milk works just as well.) Does turning a light off for a few minutes actually use more energy than it saves? (No.) Is chicken soup the...


Common Phrases

by Max Cryer Skyhorse (October 01, 2010)

In day-to-day speech we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is. Did...


What Makes Flamingos Pink?

by Bill McLain HarperCollins (October 12, 2010)

Do spiders sleep? Why are barns red? Why is there a crescent moon on outhouse doors? Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?

As the Xerox Corporation's official webmaster, Bill McLain...


The World's Worsts

by Les Krantz HarperCollins e-books (June 22, 2010)

A hilarious collection of the lowest of the lows – from the worst generals to the dumbest dogs, the shortest Hollywood marriages to the most dangerous golf courses.

The World's Worsts is the latest compendium...


Don't Know Much About Anything Else

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About® books. He has carried readers...


Don't Know Much About Anything

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology,...


Mental Floss Presents Condensed Knowledge

by Editors of Mental Floss HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Loaded with meaty trivia and tasty, bite-sized facts!

mental_floss is proud to offer a delicious, hearty helping of brain-food that's sure to fire up your neurons and tantalize your synapses. Condensed Knowledge...


mental floss presents Instant Knowledge

by Editors of Mental Floss William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2009)

Mental_floss is proud to present a full-bodied jolt of inspiration for thirsty minds on the go. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and head-scratching theories collected from around the world,...


Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Everyd

by Albert Jack HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from?

From bringing home the bacon to leaving no stone...


Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

by Ken Jennings Scribner (December 04, 2012)

Author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings “reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific...


History's Weirdest Deaths

by James Proud Portable Press (June 11, 2019)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


So You Think You're a New York Rangers Fan?

by Steve Zipay Sports Publishing (October 03, 2017)

So You Think You’re a New York Rangers Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Rangers hockey. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring...


So You Think You're a Philadelphia Eagles Fan?

by Skip Clayton Sports Publishing (September 05, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Philadelphia Eagles Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of The Birds. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring...


So You Think You're a Boston Red Sox Fan?

by Bill Nowlin Sports Publishing (May 02, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Boston Red Sox Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Red Sox baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring...


The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of William Shakespeare

by Max Morris Skyhorse (September 05, 2017)

“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit,” said the world’s greatest and most preeminent English writer of all time, William Shakespeare.

Have you ever wanted to quote the most quoted writer in the English...


The Ultimate Book of New York Lists

by Bert Randolph Sugar & C. N. Richardson Skyhorse (November 15, 2009)

Where can you find New York City’s best hamburger? What are the ten best songs ever written about New York? The ten best books set in New York? Bert Randolph Sugar and some famous friends answer these burning...


The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

by Stuart Shea, Ken Samelson & Bert Randolph Sugar Sports Publishing (March 15, 2016)

An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the...


So You Think You're a New York Mets Fan?

by Brett Topel Sports Publishing (March 14, 2017)

So You Think You’re a New York Mets Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Mets baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, this book will give you the details behind each—stories...


Literary Miscellany

by Alex Palmer Skyhorse (October 27, 2010)

Wouldn’t it be great to be a fly on the wall as the great writers took pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)? While reading this work, you’ll be just that. Here are behind-the-book stories and facts about...


You're the Ref

by Wayne Stewart Skyhorse (September 01, 2011)

Do you think you have what it takes to be a major college or pro football referee? Well now you can test your knowledge of the game with Wayne Stewart’s You’re the Ref.

You’re the Ref is divided into three...


Love Miscellany

by Deborah A. Levine Skyhorse (December 27, 2011)

Ah, love… everyone wants to experience it, and if they have it, they want more. This collection of letters, quotations, and fun facts will satisfy every curious reader. Love Miscellany reveals a fascinating...


1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know

by W. R. Runyan Skyhorse (November 11, 2010)

As times change so do the things we use and what we call them. W.R. Runyan has compiled a fascinating collection of words and phrases that, once common everywhere in America, are little known today. This book...


The Little Red Book of Hope

by Nick Lyons & Tony Lyons Skyhorse (April 20, 2013)

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...


Literary Love

by Isobel Carlson Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

A collection of quips and quotes from some of the greatest writers ever, on the subject that has inspired so much of their work–love.

All around the world, every second of the day, people are falling in love....


So You Think You're a Chicago Blackhawks Fan?

by John Kreiser Sports Publishing (October 03, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Chicago Blackhawks Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Blackhawks hockey. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that...


So You Think You're a Philadelphia Phillies Fan?

by Scott Butler Sports Publishing (June 27, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Philadelphia Phillies Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Phillies baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories...


So You Think You're a Kansas City Royals Fan?

by Curt Nelson Sports Publishing (March 21, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Kansas City Royals Fan? will test and expand your knowledge of one of Major League Baseball’s most successful expansion franchises. Rather than merely posing questions and providing...


So You Think You're a Cleveland Browns Fan?

by Roger Gordon & Thom Darden Sports Publishing (September 05, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Cleveland Browns Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of the history of one of the NFL’s oldest franchises. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get...


So You Think You're a Cleveland Indians Fan?

by Joseph Wancho Sports Publishing (March 13, 2018)

So You Think You're a Cleveland Indians Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Indians baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, this book will give you the details behind each--stories...


Test Your Bible Knowledge

by Wilson Casey Skyhorse (July 03, 2018)

People are passionate when it comes to the Lord?s word, as the Holy Bible has remained in the top-most rank of bestselling books of all time. Test Your Bible Knowledge is a fun, informative, and entertaining...


Name That Ballplayer

by Wayne Stewart Skyhorse (May 12, 2009)

Taking a cue from the legendary TV game show Name That Tune, Wayne Stewart's Name That Ballplayer is a unique baseball quiz book. This is not just a list of questions followed by the answers. Readers are given...


Everyday Amazing

by Beatrice the Biologist Adams Media (May 07, 2019)

Like fan mail addressed to the natural world, Everyday Amazing is filled with uplifting and interesting musings on science from Beatrice the Biologist.

Beatrice the Biologist is an easily amused former high...


Sports Weird-o-Pedia

by Lew Freedman Racehorse (May 21, 2019)

By any standard of normal behavior, sports cannot escape the definition of weirdness.

Sports achievements have the capacity to inspire and excite watchers, whether through athletic brilliance or magnificent team...


The Times On This Day: Facts and trivia for every day of the year

by James Owen Times Books (October 04, 2018)

Do you know when the Duke of Albemarle arranged Britain’s first boxing match, between his butler and his butcher? Or when the first speeding fine was issued for exceeding 2 mph in a built-up area?

The Times...


Uncle John's Facts to Go Mad Science

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (January 01, 2014)

Take a fascinating quantum leap into the fun side of science.

From the amazing to the amusing, this byte-sized collection will bring you the inside stories behind earth-shattering discoveries, accidental inventions,...


Uncle John's Facts to Go Screen Gems

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (August 22, 2014)

In a world…where movies rule…only one man…can write a super-fun e-book about them!

If you love movies as much as we do, you won’t want to miss this epic e-book! Several classic Bathroom Reader articles,...


Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (November 01, 2014)

Uncle John’s 27th Bathroom Reader is all new and better than ever!

Weighing in at a whopping 544 pages, Uncle John’s Canoramic Bathroom Reader presents a wide-angle view of the world around us. It’s overflowing...


Uncle John's Facts to Go UJTV

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (December 15, 2013)

Uncle John takes a loving look at life on the small screen.

From the Honeymooners to Honey Boo Boo, this entertaining expose of all things television is full of behind-the-scenes secrets, amazing origins, quotes,...


Uncle John's Robotica

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (September 01, 2014)

From the world-wide leader in strange-but-true stories comes a fascinating book full of the marvels of mechanical men, glimpses into tomorrow’s technology…and what happens when machines go mad. It’s a...


Uncle John's Facts to Go History Makers

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (December 01, 2013)

When it comes to making history fun, Uncle John is second to none!

Uncle John takes readers on a journey through the ages, shedding new light onto some of the past’s most famous (and infamous) figures, and...


Uncle John's Facts to Go International Affairs

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (March 01, 2015)

Time to play “Around the World in 50 Pages!”

Starting from the depths of the Bathroom Reader archives, you’ll be transported to exotic lands where you’ll learn the local customs and sample the curious...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (March 01, 2014)

Uncle John is battening down the hatches and preparing for a Fact Attack in this third, un-bowl-ievable volume of fascinating facts!

Packed with more than 400 pages, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Attack of the...