Category: Essays


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Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness

By: Gordon, Karen Elizabeth

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Pantheon: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003856

This is a delightful book, written by the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, on the uses of English words which look and/or sound familiar, but which may or may not have separate meanings. She cleverly gives examples of proper usage by using the inhabitants that haunt the Schloss, both human and animal (I think) . A wonderful story is thereby woven throughout this volume. The first section is called Couplings and Confusions/Finesse of Usage. The second section expa... View more info

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Personal History

By: Graham, Katharine

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Knopf Publishing Group: 1998

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 000853

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this memoir written by Katharine Graham became a #1 National Bestseller. She was the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the crises of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate. But here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant husband - confidant to JFK and LBJ - plunge into the world of mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow... View more info

Get Thee to a Punnery (Signed)

By: Lederer, Richard

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Charleston, Sc, U. S. A., Wyrick & Company: 1988

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001038

SIGNED - In the arrangement of the 25 games in this book there is method to the madness, as well as madness in the method. After the first chapter on the pervasive punnery in our lives come several games involving punnish signs and license plates that are all around us. Next appears A Primer of Puns, followed by several games in different categories. Thankfully, the answers appear at the end. Author signature on the title page. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signe... View more info

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Sacred Hunt a Portrait of the Relationship between Seals and Inuit

By: Pelly, David F. ; Irniq, The Honorable Peter (Foreword by)

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Univ. Of Washington Pr: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003419

For centuries, aboriginal people throughout the Arctic regions of the world have depended on seals for their survival. In this book, acclaimed writer David Pelly describes all facets of the seal hunt, beginning with the respect for seals underlying the hunt. This respect is reflected in myths, legends, rituals, and traditions of the Arctic peoples, extending to the very creation of seals according to the legend of Nuliajuk. Pelly's lucid and informative text, based on ye... View more info

Taken on Trust : an Autobiography

By: Waite, Terry

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Quill: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000891

In his prison cell in Beirut, where he spent almost four years in solitary confinement, Terry Waite wrote his autobiography in his head. A veteran church official - serving as the envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury for man years - and a humanitarian in his own right, Waite had devoted six years of his life to hostage negotiation when he became a hostage himself. This book is his account of how he survived captivity by finding comfort in his childhood and courage in s... View more info

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The Last Lecture

By: Zaslow, Jeffrey; Pausch, Randy

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Hyperion Books: 2008

Edition: Eleventh Printing

Seller ID: 003418

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture. " Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question. When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achi... View more info