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By Catherine Frank. 2000
On the most important occasions of our lives, we often find ourselves at a loss for words; when we want… to console, celebrate, explain, inspire, or thank, we end up repeating such uninspiring, uninformative phrases as "Words cannot express how I feel." To help us find the right words, Catherine Frank has compiled this handy compendium of quotations that capture the mundane and the magnificent, the everyday and extraordinary moments of our lives.The three sections of the book cover 150 occasions. "Every Year" offers quotations on all the special dates in the calendar from New Year's Day to New Year's Eve, including Martin Luther King Day, Valentine's Day, Ramadan, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. "Occasionally" presents quotations on such occasions as giving a speech, having an interview, becoming a parent, getting engaged, welcoming someone, and saying goodbye. "Once in a Lifetime" provides quotations on such momentous events as confirmation, coming out, turning 16, graduation, and retirement. A sampling: Plato, John Donne, and Woody Allen give their words of wisdom on death. Betty Ford writes eloquently on recovery. Martina Navratilova ruminates on her first sexual encounter... and Holden Caufield on his. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, and Frederick Douglass ponder Independence Day. Amy Tan reflects on the meaning of the Chinese New Year. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Susan Sontag offer poignant descriptions of pain and illness.Whether you are offering consolation or congratulations, condolences or confessions, Quotations for All Occasions has the perfect words for every occasion.
By Thomas Hamm. 2003
The Quakers in America is a multifaceted history of the Religious Society of Friends and a fascinating study of its… culture and controversies today. Lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings illuminate basic Quaker theology and reflect the group's diversity while also highlighting the fundamental unity within the religion. Quaker culture encompasses a rich tradition of practice even as believers continue to debate whether Quakerism is necessarily Christian, where religious authority should reside, how one transmits faith to children, and how gender and sexuality shape religious belief and behavior. Praised for its rich insight and wide-ranging perspective, The Quakers in America is a penetrating account of an influential, vibrant, and often misunderstood religious sect. Known best for their long-standing commitment to social activism, pacifism, fair treatment for Native Americans, and equality for women, the Quakers have influenced American thought and society far out of proportion to their relatively small numbers. Whether in the foreign policy arena (the American Friends Service Committee), in education (the Friends schools), or in the arts (prominent Quakers profiled in this book include James Turrell, Bonnie Raitt, and James Michener), Quakers have left a lasting imprint on American life. This multifaceted book is a concise history of the Religious Society of Friends; an introduction to its beliefs and practices; and a vivid picture of the culture and controversies of the Friends today. The book opens with lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings that illuminate basic Quaker concepts and theology and reflect the group's diversity in the wake of the sectarian splintering of the nineteenth century. Yet the book also examines commonalities among American Friends that demonstrate a fundamental unity within the religion: their commitments to worship, the ministry of all believers, decision making based on seeking spiritual consensus rather than voting, a simple lifestyle, and education. Thomas Hamm shows that Quaker culture encompasses a rich tradition of practice even as believers continue to debate a number of central questions: Is Quakerism necessarily Christian? Where should religious authority reside? Is the self sacred? How does one transmit faith to children? How do gender and sexuality shape religious belief and behavior? Hamm's analysis of these debates reveals a vital religion that prizes both unity and diversity.
By Dwight Garner. 2020
A selection of favorite quotes that the celebrated literary critic has collected over the decades.From Dwight Garner, the New York… Times book critic, comes a rollicking, irreverent, scabrous, amazingly alive selection of unforgettable moments from forty years of wide and deep reading. Garner’s Quotations is like no commonplace book you’ll ever read. If you’ve ever wondered what’s really going on in the world of letters today, this book will make you sit up and take notice. Unputdownable!
By Josh Clark, Chuck Bryant. 2020
From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things… you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (…except maybe jackhammers).
By Steven Rinella. 2020
An indispensable guide to surviving everything from an extended wilderness exploration to a day-long boat trip, with hard-earned advice from… the host of the show MeatEater as seen on NetflixFor anyone planning to spend time outside, The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival is the perfect antidote to the sensationalism of the modern survival genre. Informed by the real-life experiences of renowned outdoorsman Steven Rinella, its pages are packed with tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations. Among other skills, readers will learn about old-school navigation and essential satellite tools, how to build a basic first-aid kit and apply tourniquets, and how to effectively purify water using everything from ancient methods to cutting-edge technologies. This essential guide delivers hard-won insights and know-how garnered from Rinella&’s own experiences and mistakes and from his trusted crew of expert hunters, anglers, emergency-room doctors, climbers, paddlers, and wilderness guides—with the goal of making any reader feel comfortable and competent while out in the wild.
By Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell. 2020
For fashion buffs, romantics, and brides-to-be, a fascinating collection of wedding garb and glamour through pop culture and history.The Way… We Wed: A History of Wedding Fashion presents styles and stories from the Renaissance to the present day, chronicling evolving fashions, classes, and expectations. And because all wedding attire has a tale to tell, The Way We Wed also reveals fascinating personal stories of those who wore it.While the book is a rich source of bridal inspiration for all seasons, it's far from a monotonous parade of white gowns. The Way We Wed showcases wedding gowns of all colors and styles from around the world, as well as going-away dresses, accessories (shoes, veils, hats, and tiaras), and clothes worn by flower girls, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, and grooms. Same-sex weddings are represented along with royal weddings, wartime brides, White House weddings, remarriage, Hollywood weddings, and more. The book features celebrity and historical couples as well as everyday people. A few of the included names:Angelina JolieFrida KahloElizabeth TaylorPrincess DianaMartha WashingtonSolange KnowlesEllen DeGeneresMeghan MarkleIllustrated with 100 gorgeous photos, The Way We Wed is a rich celebration of the art of wedding fashion across time and cultures, and those whose style and circumstances made a statement.
By Sharon Naylor. 2005
It's not just about the rehearsal dinner anymore! You couldn't be happier that your son has found the perfect woman… to spend his life with--but you really wish you had more to do than pick out a dress and plan the rehearsal dinner, right? Well, you do! With more and more couples today paying for their own weddings--and just as many asking both families to assist in the plans--your role as the mother of the groom has never been bigger. With everything from invitations to locations to flowers to choose, you can help your son and his future wife navigate the sometimes choppy waters of wedding planning with this comprehensive guide, which includes everything you need to know about the wedding industry today. What kind of gift do you want to give the couple? How can you help arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests? It's all here, with plenty of practical words of wisdom to guide you through the choices. But while helping to orchestrate the big day may be the fun part, you'll find that you have more important, and ultimately more fulfilling, tasks, too--discovering what it means to be a mother-in-law and fine-tuning your relationships with the bride and her family. Naylor has plenty of advice on that front as well, from ways to share the spotlight with the bride's mother as the wedding preparations begin to welcoming the bride into your family. Filled with worksheets, checklists, and resources of all kinds, this information-packed planner provides everything you'll need to know about celebrating the engagement, budgeting your time as well as your money, keeping stress in check, and making your son's big day one everybody will cherish for years to come.Wondering how to help your son and his future wife plan their big day? This practical guide is packed with everything you need to know about being the Mother of the Groom! * Celebrating the announcement in style * Sharing the spotlight with the bride's mom * Budgeting your time as well as your money * Tracking down the best locations, food, and flowers * Dressing for the special day * Welcoming the bride into your family * and much more!
By William L. Andrews. 1990
‘William Loring Andrews on Bookbinding History’ is a collection of two works by Loring, including ‘A Short Historical Sketch of… the Art of Bookbinding’, and ‘Bibliopegy in the United States and Kindred Subjects’. This work is a part of ‘The History of Bookbinding Technique and Design’-A series of reprint volumes, original monographs, and translations relating to the history of bookbinding.
Bibliopegia: Or The Art Of Bookbinding, In All Its Branches (Cambridge Library Collection - History Of Printing, Publishing And Libraries Ser.)
By John Hannett, W. S. Brassington. 1990
A part of the history of bookbinding collection-A series of reprint volumes, original monographs, and translations relating to the history… of bookbinding. This volume includes a Bibliopegia of bookbinding in two parts- The ‘Books of the Ancients and History of the Art of Bookbinding’. and in part two, ‘The practical art of bookbinding’. This edition includes Brassington’s memoir of Hammett.
You've heard of the Dog Whisperer? Meet the Ancestor Rescuer. Part forensic scientist, part master sleuth, Megan Smolenyak has solved… some of America's oldest and most fascinating genealogical mysteries. You've read the headlines; now get the inside story as the Indiana Jones of genealogy reveals how she cracked her news-making cases, became the face of this increasingly popular field--and redefined history along the way. How did Smolenyak discover Barack Obama's Irish ancestry--and his relation to Brad Pitt? Or the journey of Michelle Obama's family from slavery to the White House? Or the startling links between outspoken politicians Al Sharpton and Strom Thurmond? And why is Smolenyak's name squared? Test your own skills as she shares her exciting secrets. Whether she's scouring websites to uncover the surprising connections between famous figures or using cutting-edge DNA tests to locate family members of fallen soldiers dating back to the Civil War, Smolenyak's historical sleuthing is as provocative, richly layered, and exciting as America itself. Thank you for taking the time to lay out our family map. . . You're practically family. You certainly know more about us than we do. –Stephen ColbertMegan is a genealogist's dream, a forensic investigator who can also tell a great story. –Sam Roberts, The New York TimesMegan is a blessing to cold case detectives and a master genealogist. –Julie M. Haney, special agent, NCIS Cold Case Homicide UnitThe Indiana Jones of genealogy. . . Megan Smolenyak is a national treasure. –Buzzy Jackson, author of Shaking the Family Tree"In this breezy narrative, Smolenyak allows us to look over the shoulder of a relentless genealogist as she works the puzzle pieces of her craft. Whether unearthing evidence from Internet databases, newspaper offices, court houses, libraries and cemeteries, consulting translators, historians or her vast network of fellow genealogists, pioneering the use of genealogical DNA testing, solving the mystery or occasionally hitting a brick wall, Smolenyak remains wholly committed, curious and cheery, eager to share her methods and excitement. Bottom-up history from a top-shelf researcher. "-Kirkus Review Megan Smolenyak is an incurable genealogist who loves solving mysteries, making unexpected discoveries, and pushing the boundaries of conventional genealogy. A popular writer, speaker, and TV guest, she does all she can to get the g-word out there and inspire others in their quest for roots. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, CNN, NPR, and the BBC, and consulted on shows ranging from Who Do You Think You Are? to Top Chef. Megan is the author of six books (including Who Do You Think You Are? The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History, companion guide to the NBC series), a Huffington Post contributor, and former chief family historian and spokesperson for Ancestry. com. She lives in southern New Jersey with her husband and lots of research tools.
By Donald Davidson. 2003
The men and women who shaped our world—in their own words. The Wisdom Library invites you on a journey through… the lives and works of the world’s greatest thinkers and leaders. Compiled by scholars, each book presents excerpts from the most important and revealing writings of the most remarkable minds of all time. THE WISDOM OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT “Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.” Politician. Statesman. Conservationist. Historian. Lawman. Soldier. Writer. Husband. Father. These are some of the hats Theodore Roosevelt wore during the course of an extraordinary public life. Though most famous for his two terms as President of the United States, Roosevelt was one of the true renaissance men of our time, and his writings, both published (he authored more than thirty-five books) and private (he kept up a network of correspondences that produced well over 150,000 letters) provide remarkable insight to the depth of his thinking, and his utter commitment to making his country the best it could be. Edmund Morris’s bestselling biography has brought attention to this complex and often controversial figure who, many believe, created the 20th-century presidency. Now, The Wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt presents a carefully culled selection of his words and ideas on a range of subjects, providing a fascinating portrait of Roosevelt’s personality and beliefs as they evolved over time. Here is an essential volume for students, historians, Americans, and all those who agree that “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”
By Kees De Mooy. 2003
By L. B. Epstein. 2006
You don't have to be Jewish to get back at the shmendriks of the worldYiddish. It's the most colorful language… in the history of mankind. What other language gives you a whole dictionary of ways to tell someone to drop dead? Thatshmuck who got promoted over you? Meigulgl zol er vern in a henglaykhter, by tog zol er hengen, un by nakht zol er brenen. (He should be transformed into a chandelier, to hang by day and to burn by night.) That soccer momkibitzing on her cell phone and tying up traffic?Shteyner zol zi hobn, nit keyn kinder. (She should have stones and not children.) If You Can't Say Anything Nice, Say It in Yiddishis the perfect glossary of Yiddish insults and curses, from the short and sweet((Tu mir nit keyn toives:Don't do me any favors) to the wholemegillah (Khasene hobn zol er mit di malekh hamoves tokhter: He should marry the daughter of the Angel of Death.) Complete with hundreds of the most creative insults for the putzes and kvetchers of the world, this is an indispensable guide for Jews and Gentiles alike. When it comes to cursing someone who sorely needs it, may you never be at a loss for words again. Lita Epstein grew up around Yiddish. While her mother and aunts usually used Yiddish to discuss something they didn't want the kids to know, its meaning gradually seeped through. This is her thirteenth book. She cannot promise it will be her last.
By Joseph B. Kadane. 2021
Praise for the first edition: Principles of Uncertainty is a profound and mesmerising book on the foundations and principles of… subjectivist or behaviouristic Bayesian analysis. … the book is a pleasure to read. And highly recommended for teaching as it can be used at many different levels. … A must-read for sure!—Christian Robert, CHANCE It's a lovely book, one that I hope will be widely adopted as a course textbook.—Michael Jordan, University of California, Berkeley, USA Like the prize-winning first edition, Principles of Uncertainty, Second Edition is an accessible, comprehensive text on the theory of Bayesian Statistics written in an appealing, inviting style, and packed with interesting examples. It presents an introduction to the subjective Bayesian approach which has played a pivotal role in game theory, economics, and the recent boom in Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. This new edition has been updated throughout and features new material on Nonparametric Bayesian Methods, the Dirichlet distribution, a simple proof of the central limit theorem, and new problems. Key Features: First edition won the 2011 DeGroot Prize Well-written introduction to theory of Bayesian statistics Each of the introductory chapters begins by introducing one new concept or assumption Uses "just-in-time mathematics"—the introduction to mathematical ideas just before they are applied
By Sharon Naylor. 2018
Now that you’ve said, “I do” to having a destination wedding, it’s time to make your fairy tale getaway celebration… a reality! Whether you’re planning an island wedding, overseas nuptials, or an intimate gathering in a beloved beach house or a charming village close to home, this invaluable guide from go-to wedding expert Sharon Naylor gives you all the information you need to make your magical day meaningful, memorable, and carefree—for you, and for your guests! You’ll discover: *How to choose the right planner—and how to get the most out of your on-site wedding professionals * Up-to-date wedding etiquette and planning tips from celebrity wedding planners and experts * New ways to use social media accounts, blogs and apps for info-gathering and inspiration * Invaluable advice for when it’s a destination wedding for out-of-town guests but not for the couple *How to plan amazing and unforgettable destination wedding weekend outings and events *Great ideas for getaway bachelor or bachelorette parties, as well as arranging a romantic pre-wedding escape for you to reconnect with your beloved before the big day! * Must-have tips and to-dos for your destination wedding scouting trips From navigating travel trends and social media to benefitting from little-known freebies, this comprehensive guide to planning your wedding from afar is brimming with information you won’t easily find anywhere else. Weddings Away has everything you need to keep your happily-ever-after stress-free and smooth sailing!
By Gaytan, Peter S., Edelman Borden, Marian. 2008
The Must-Have Guide To Veterans' BenefitsIf you're a veteran--or a veteran's family member--you know how hard it is to navigate… the VA benefits maze. This definitive guide steers you through the process so that you and your family can get the benefits you're entitled to. Filled with vital information on the latest programs, here is clear, step-by-step, form-by-form advice on cutting through the red tape. And if benefits are denied, it will show you how to appeal an unfair decision. In this newly updated edition, you'll find essentials on: Health Care, Disability, and Rehabilitation--including changes in eligibility and access; Emergency Room care at non-VA facilities; Project Hero for veterans in rural areas; the VA's new suicide prevention outreach initiative; the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program (BDD) for transitioning service members. Education--Complete information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which doubles educational benefits to eligible veterans. VA Loans for Home Ownership--For veterans facing foreclosure or looking to purchase after foreclosure. Job Preference Eligibility and Entrepreneurship Opportunities--New non-VA services that are available to veterans. Plus new benefits for dependents and an expanded resource list. When you're dealing with a system that says no more than yes, it helps to know every angle--before you fill out those forms in triplicate. Take advantage of these opportunities if you are eligible. You've earned them and deserve them. –Bob Dole
By Jerret Engle. 2002
The Philosophical Library presents the most important thinkers through the ages and their most influential writings THE WISDOM OF GEORGE… ELIOT “No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.” —Romola Virginia Woolf once hailed George Eliot’s masterpiece, Middlemarch, as “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Certainly, Eliot was one of the greatest Victorian novelists, and her celebrated works include such classics as Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Adam Bede, and Daniel Deronda. Born Mary Ann Evans in 1819, George Eliot was an original, almost radical, thinker whose unorthodox lifestyle as a working woman living openly with her lover made her a social pariah and cost her dearly. Yet through her novels, which she called “experiments in life,” she found a huge public following for her gentle empathy and keen social observations. Her work endures, for though her characters’ world may be radically different from our own, they confront the same dilemmas of intellect and spirit that we struggle with today.
By Sharon Naylor, Casey Cooper. 2007
You've found the perfect person to love, honor, and cherish for life. The rest should be a piece of cake,… right? Speaking of cake, what kind will you choose? Will the big event be indoors or outdoors? Black tie or casual? Will the guests eat fish or chicken or tofu lasagna? And what about flowers? Don't panic! Wedding experts Sharon Naylor and Casey Cooper have created an essential guide with a unique bridal intake quiz that covers all major facets of wedding planning, including colors, attire, food, venues, and more. What's Your Bridal Style? is your go-to guide to enjoying a stress-free, blissful wedding day that's perfect--and perfectly you. Sharon Naylor is the author of 27 wedding planning books. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Fox 5 Live, and other shows. She lives in Madison, New Jersey.
By Kees De Mooy. 2003
The men and women who shaped our world—in their own words. The Wisdom Library invites you on a journey through… the lives and works of the world’s greatest thinkers and leaders. Compiled by scholars, each book presents excerpts from the most important and revealing writings of the most remarkable minds of all time. <P><P> THE WISDOM OF JOHN ADAMS “Straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to liberty, and few nations, if any, have found it.” John Adams was America’s second president, first vice president, and a leading revolutionary, yet his remarkable accomplishments have sometimes been overshadowed by his peers, Washington and Jefferson. David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography has helped reestablish Adams as a truly heroic figure in his own right—intelligent, passionate, fiercely patriotic, and staunchly committed to the ideals of the United States. <P><P>Now The Wisdom of John Adams further reveals—in Adams’ own words—this distinguished leader’s brilliance, foresight, and conviction. Here are excerpts from his greatest speeches and published works, including his oration on independence in the Continental Congress; Thoughts on Government, later the guide for several state constitutions; and his three-volume Defense of the Constitution of the United States. <P>The Wisdom of John Adams also includes a selection of his forthright correspondence, as well as his tender love letters to his wife and strongest ally, Abigail—in all, essential reading for any student of the “American Experiment.”
By Aberjhani. 2003
The men and women who shaped our world—in their own words. The Wisdom Library invites you on a journey through… the lives and works of the world’s greatest thinkers and leaders. Compiled by scholars, this series presents excerpts from the most important and revealing writings of the most remarkable minds of all time. THE WISDOM OF W.E.B. DU BOIS “Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote of W.E.B. Du Bois, “History cannot ignore [him] because history has to reflect truth, and Dr. Du Bois was a tireless explorer and a gifted discoverer of social truths. His singular greatness lay in his quest for truth about his own people.” Du Bois was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard (1896). A brilliant writer and speaker, he was the outstanding African-American intellectual of his time. His lifelong active struggle for racial equality and civil rights resulted in the founding of both the Niagara Movement and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As editor of the NAACP’s magazine, The Crisis, Du Bois presented the literary genius of many of the Harlem Renaissance’s most compelling voices; and his own works—the sociological study The Philadelphia Negro and his famous 1903 treatise, The Souls of Black Folk—eloquently delineated the African-American struggle for identity in America. During his lifetime, Du Bois was a powerful force in academia, literature, civil rights, and the peace movement. Using excerpts from his many books as well as from articles, essays, poems, letters, and speeches, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois provides a telling portrait of the man and his groundbreaking ideas. It is a tribute to a voice that would not be silenced and to a pioneer who, in his passion for justice movingly declared, “the cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”