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No Uncertain Terms

No Uncertain Terms Author William Safire
ISBN-10 0743258126
Release 2004-06-02
Pages 384
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Examines and provides comments on language trends while tracing the origins of timely words and phrases that discuss such topics as technology, entertainment, and everyday life.

The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time Author William Safire
ISBN-10 1416587403
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 448
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For the past twenty-five years Americans have relied on Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith William Safire for their weekly dose of linguistic illumination in The New York Times Magazine's column "On Language" -- one of the most popular features of the magazine and a Sunday-morning staple for innumerable fans. He is the most widely read writer on the English language today. Safire is the guru of contemporary vocabulary, speech, language, usage and writing. Dedicated and disputatious readers itch to pick up each column and respond to the week's linguistic wisdom with a gotcha letter to the Times. The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time marks the publication of Safire's sixteenth book on language. This collection is a classic to be read, re-read, enjoyed and fought over. Fans, critics and fellow linguists wait with bated (from the French abattre "to beat down") breath for each new anthology -- and, like its predecessors, this one is bound to satisfy and delight. Safire finds fodder for his columns in politics and current events, as well as in science, technology, entertainment and daily life. The self-proclaimed card-carrying language maven and pop grammarian is not above tackling his own linguistic blunders as he detects language trends and tracks words, phrases and clichés to their source. Scholarly, entertaining and thoughtful, Safire's critical observations about language and slanguage are at once provocative and enlightening. Safire is America's go-to guy when it comes to language, and he has included sharp and passionately opinionated letters from readers across the English-speaking world who have been unable to resist picking up a pen to put the maven himself in his place or to offer alternate interpretations, additional examples, amusing anecdotes or just props. The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time is a fascinating, learned and piquant look at the oddities and foibles that find their way into the English language. Exposing linguistic hooey and rigamarole and filled with Safire's trademark wisdom, this book has a place on the desk or bedside table of all who share his profound love of the English language -- as well as his penchant for asking "What does that mean?" Or, "Wassat?" This new collection is sure to delight readers, writers and word lovers everywhere and spark the interest of anyone who has ever wondered, "Where did the phrase 'brazen hussy' come from?"

The First Dissident

The First Dissident Author William Safire
ISBN-10 9780307799869
Release 2011-08-03
Pages 304
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One of America's foremost political columnists ties the Book of Job to the news of the day in a provacative exploration of how we can reshape politics by following Job's empowering example. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Quoth the Maven

Quoth the Maven Author William Safire
ISBN-10 9780307799746
Release 2011-11-09
Pages 352
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist discusses contemporary figures of speech, from witty stories about expressions such as "kiss and tell" and "stab in the back" to the evolution of "read my lips." NOTE: This edition does not include illustrations.

In Love with Norma Loquendi

In Love with Norma Loquendi Author William Safire
ISBN-10 9780307799753
Release 2011-10-12
Pages 368
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist describes his lifelong fascination with Norma Loquendi--common speech--in a collection of columns that celebrates the mysteries and continual evolution of the English language. From the Hardcover edition.

Watching My Language

Watching My Language Author William Safire
ISBN-10 9780307799760
Release 2011-08-03
Pages 320
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America's most entertaining language maven is back with more words to live by in his latest exploration of hot catchphrases, syntactical controversies, and other matters of national linguistic importance. Before you scratch that seven-year-itch, you might want to know where it came from. And before someone blurts, "You just don't get it," perhaps you should consult the Pulitzer Prize winning language columnist on the origins of that snappy feminist motto.

Today s American

Today s American Author Arch Puddington
ISBN-10 0742562905
Release 2008
Pages 289
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Today's American expresses serious concerns about the civil liberties issues that have diminished Americas standing in the world - the extension of executive authority without the normal checks and balances of Congress, extraordinary renditions, mistreatment of those in U.S. custody, and warrantless wiretaps in contravention of the requirements of U.S. law, which have arisen under the Bush administration's war on terrorism. At the same time, the book notes the vibrancy of American democracy in responding, even if belatedly, to these actions by measures enacted by Congress, decisions by the U.S. courts, and changes implemented by the administration itself. This timely and important book also assesses the state of freedom in other crucial areas, including religious freedom, immigration, race relations, academic freedom, equality of opportunity, criminal justice, property rights, corruption, and freedom of expression and the press - and does so in historical and comparative context.

Politics Rhetoric

Politics   Rhetoric Author G. Yoos
ISBN-10 9780230623316
Release 2009-07-20
Pages 226
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Interpretation and definition as rhetorical and logical modes are interactive in determining and précising meaning that transcends our repertoire of literal usage. Refining language use gives us the opportunity and freedom to explore and discover what never has been thought about, used, or expressed before.

Simplifying Complexity

Simplifying Complexity Author George E. Yoos
ISBN-10 9783110450576
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 178
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Simplifying complexity explores how to eliminate ignorance, which in the view of the author is the purpose of the sciences and technologies and their consequent developments. The book deals with the plurality of the sciences and technologies. It is about the way in which each of them develops around the prosthetics of printed languages and the models used as visual aids to help us create new modes of communication and solve human problems.

Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms Author William Safire
ISBN-10 9780307800596
Release 2012-01-04
Pages 402
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When William Safire delineates the difference between misinformation and disinformation or “distances himself” from clichés, people sit up and take notice. Which is not to say that Safire’s readers always take the punning pundit at his word: they don’t, and he’s got the letters to prove it. Among the entries in Coming to Terms, this all-new collection of Safire’s “On Language” columns, you’ll read the repartee of Lexicographic Irregulars great and small. John Haim of New York sets in concrete what properly to call a cement truck, while Charlton Heston challenges an interpretation of Hamlet’s “to take arms against a sea of troubles” and Gene Shalit passes along his favorite Yogi Berra-ism. Bringing them all together are dozens of Safire’s most illuminating and witty columns, from “Right Stuffing” to “Getting Whom.” When William Safire comes to terms, there’s never a dull moment.

Sleeper Spy

Sleeper Spy Author William Safire
ISBN-10 9780307799791
Release 2011-10-12
Pages 416
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In the wake of an important KGB agent's disappearance, an event of international proportions, journalist Irving Fein teams up with a television anchorwoman and stumbles on the story of a lifetime. From the Hardcover edition.

Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury Author Michael Wolff
ISBN-10 9781250158079
Release 2018-01-05
Pages 336
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#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist

Take my word for it

Take my word for it Author William Safire
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017676670
Release 1986-09-12
Pages 357
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Provides witty, erudite, and down-to-earth commentary on language and usage

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Eichmann in Jerusalem Author Hannah Arendt
ISBN-10 1101007168
Release 2006-09-22
Pages 336
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

The Last Professors

The Last Professors Author Frank Donoghue
ISBN-10 0823228592
Release 2008
Pages 180
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Taking a clear-eyed look at American higher education over the last twenty years, Donoghue outlines a web of forces--social, political, and institutional--dismantling the professoriate. Today, fewer than 30 percent of college and university teachers are tenured or on tenure tracks, and signs point to a future where professors will disappear. --from publisher description

The Borowitz Report

The Borowitz Report Author Andy Borowitz
ISBN-10 9781439129494
Release 2010-05-11
Pages 112
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Prepare to be shocked. From the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as a "Swiftean satirist" comes the most shocking book ever written! The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, by award-winning fake journalist Andy Borowitz, contains page after page of "news stories" too hot, too controversial, too -- yes, shocking -- for the mainstream press to handle. Sample the groundbreaking reporting from the news organization whose motto is "Give us thirty minutes -- we'll waste it."

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life Author Jordan B. Peterson
ISBN-10 9780345816047
Release 2018-01-23
Pages 320
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.