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From jazz to the Gettysburg Address to baseball to the White Castle hamburger-here are the 1,000 greatest things about America! The Pilgrims called their new nation "a shining city upon a hill." Abraham Lincoln praised it as "the last, best hope of mankind." In times of boom or bust, this remarkable land we know as America has been a beacon of hope illuminating the world. Now the authors of 1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium have teamed up once again to pay unabashed tribute to the greatness of our country-in a fascinating, fun, and informative celebration of the concepts, inventions, institutions, icons, history, social trends, geographical wonders, and consumer products that have made the U.S.A. such an awesomely amazing place! The Constitution Mount Rushmore Backyard Decks Monopoly Internet Shopping Duct Tape Yogi Berra The Super Bowl Ultimate Frisbee The Fifth Amendment The PTA The Indy 500 Freedom of the Press Hollywood Sesame Street ChapStick Poker The Wizard of Oz Fast Food The Cleveland Orchestra The Barn Owl Glacier National Park Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Patchwork Quilts Soap Operas Joy of Cooking West Point A Streetcar Named Desire The Florida Keys The Red Cross Wikipedia Deodorant The Hubble Space Telescope Grizzly Bears The Beach Boys The White House Recycling Meat Loaf . . . and many, many more Things to Love About America!
A redesigned and reformatted version of a perennial favorite, this fourth edition of 1,001 Delicious Soups and Stews delights the palate and soothes the soul, no matter the season. The new edition features streamlined recipes focused on swift and simple preparation and recipe classification information to make recipe selection easier. Hundreds of these wonderful recipes can be prepared in 45 minutes or less (special icons identify these dishes), and hundreds more are easily found according to preferences for low-carb, low-calorie, and vegetarian options. All recipes are written in a concise format and use readily available ingredients with a focus on fresh, seasonal foods. No special cooking skills or equipment are required - great one-pot meals have never been easier.This comprehensive collection features hundreds of recipes from all over the world, including the Americas, the Mediterranean, China, and India. Readers will find everything from old standbys and comfort-classics to bold chilis, chowders, bisques, fruit soups, and chilled soups. Stick-to-your ribs stews make meal planning easy - they're substantial enough to be complete, one-pot meals in themselves, and fast and easy enough for weeknight suppers or elegant dinner parties. Either way, readers will never run out of mealtime ideas again!
Fact: Chocolate contains the alkaloid theobromine, which in high doses can be toxic to humans, and in even small amounts can kill dogs, parrots, horses, and cats. This means that despite its name, the Kit-Kat candy bar is not a recommended snack for your kitty-cat. I wonder how many cats have died because of this confusion.Fact: The most germ-laden place on your toilet isn't the seat or even the bowl: It's the handle. The solution: Don't flush. Let the next guy worry about it.There are "just the facts"--and then there are just the facts that will frighten the bejeezus out of you. And thanks to this little gem of a bathroom book, you'll never look at the world the same way again, without, er, dry heaving a little bit.From the sneaky fish that can swim up our genitals to the e coli bacteria lurking in the very water we drink, disturbing phenomena are everywhere we turn. Educational, entertaining, and undeniably horrifying, this book isn't guaranteed to help you, um, go to the bathroom, but it's certain to make your time there more . . . informed.
Fact:Chocolate contains the alkaloid theobromine, which in high doses can be toxic to humans, and in even small amounts can kill dogs, parrots, horses, and cats. This means that despite its name, the Kit-Kat candy bar is not a recommended snack for your kitty-cat. I wonder how many cats have died because of this confusion. Fact:The most germ-laden place on your toilet isn't the seat or even the bowl--it's the handle. The solution: Don't flush. Let the next guy worry about it. There are "just the facts"--and then there are just the facts that will frighten the bejeezus out of you. And thanks to this little gem of a bathroom book, you'll never look at the world the same way again, without, er, dry heaving a little bit. From the sneaky fish that can swim up our genitals to theE. colibacteria lurking in the very water we drink, disturbing phenomena are everywhere we turn. Educational, entertaining, and undeniably horrifying, this book isn't guaranteed to help you, um, go to the bathroom, but it's certain to make your time there more. . . informed.
The Bible has inflamed the hearts of poets and martyrs, spawned revolutions and reformations, and influenced cultures and personal lives in sometimes small, sometimes dramatic ways. With a teacher's wit and knowledge, bestsellling author J. Stephen Lang again turns to the Bible and navigates more of its immense treasures in his easily accessible and informative style in 1,001 More Things You Always Wanted to Know About the Bible. You will discover answers to the questions and curiosities you have always harbored about the Bible and its influence but perhaps felt you should already know. A joy to browse and reference, this fascinating book is sure to satisfy an inquirer's mind and spark further study of the Bible. Test your knowledge of Bible trivia: In a famous folk legend, who found the "true cross" of Christ on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem? In 1952, what new Bible translation caused heated opposition? Who established Sunday as "The Lord's Day"? Who wore girdles in Bible times? What favorite children's song did Anna Bartlett Warner write? What is the "mercy seat"?
Wonder what Grandma would have used to clean greasy kitchen walls? Cure a sore throat? Conquer insect pests in her vegetable garden? Wonder no longer! Whatever your grandma did to fix and maintain things around the house and garden, it probably worked. That's because the old ways are often the best ways when it comes to solutions for everyday problems, ideas for saving time, and handy advice for getting the job done. And that's where 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints comes in. Find the best hints, tips, and secrets for everything from cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance to pet care, gardening, and holiday celebrations. You'll also find ways to adapt and improve some old-time methods. Discover an amazing variety of useful and clever ideas, including how to: Clean copper pans, using buttermilk and salt Make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did Fight wrinkles and create kissable lips Use natural ingredients to repair your hair Create your own unique perfume Organize common space in your home Use ivory soap for polishing silver and insect control Safely separate drinking glasses that have been stuck together And more! With 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints on your kitchen table or nightstand, you're always in the good company of an old-timer who's ready to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page. 310 color photographs
There's an old adage about sports writing that says "the smaller the ball, the better the writing." The quotes that make up 1,001 Pearls of Golfer's Wisdom prove that to be most definitely true! Including great golfers from all around the world and every era of history--Ben Hogan, Bob Hope, George Bernard Shaw, Gary Player, John Updike, Laura Baugh, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Donald Trump, Winston Churchill, Bill Murray, and more--these quotes offer wit and wisdom on every stroke and situation. With a foreword from the great Arnold Palmer, this is certainly a book that makes a great gift for golfers everywhere, even if they have to buy it for themselves.
The most inspirational and thought-provoking ruminations on spirituality.1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom collects the most comforting and thought-provoking thoughts ever spoken and written. Not bound by any particular religion or ideology, the quotes inside reflect humanity's most profound thoughts on the body, the soul, and how spirituality has provided us with the power and opportunity to live satisfying and enriching lives.Categorized by some of the most foundational spiritual themes, 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom provides you with introspections for any situation or state of mind. Here are ideas to further your education into spirituality, to help you find success and fulfillment in your life and in the lives of those around you. Just a few examples you'll find inside are:"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life." -Buddha"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind." -Albert Einstein
The Little Book of Teachers' Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching. With more than 3,000 entries, it includes the thoughts on the art of teaching from hundreds of teachers, professors, authors, and politicians, including Aristotle, the Buddha, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, Freud, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Winston Churchill, and John Lennon. It's the perfect gift for a teaching school graduate, a favorite teacher, or anyone with a passion for learning and educating.
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 is a celebration of our linguistic past that will be a treat from word lovers everywhere. Do you know any of these: Snaffle, Steelie, Gully Washer, Cabriolet, Calk, Hardpan, Carbuncle, Pie Bird, Fid, or Hame? Did you know that a "Horse Apple" is actually an orange? Or that "Rolley Holley" is a marble game? With over one hundred illustrations, this is a book that will take you on a walk back in time and give you a chance to hear from generations past--in their own voice, with their own words.
Over 40 fabulous recipes for easy-to-make desserts and sweet treats
Bigger and better than ever, this comprehensive reference provides all the information parents need to choose the best name for their baby. Packed with thousands of new choices and the latest findings on how our names can affect our personal and professional lives, this book makes finding the perfect name easier than ever. Discover:Place names: Jamaica, Dakota, SierraSurnames for first names: Madison, Harper, TaylorNames from nature: Lark, Pearl, SageNames from mythology: Daphne, Thea, Gareth10 issues to consider before naming a babyConcise overview of the most popular name categoriesCompletely revised horoscopes to predict a baby's talents and tendenciesAnd much more!From the Paperback edition.
What should you do if a bird flies into your house? How do you write the perfect CV? How could you get a flight upgrade? How can you revamp a tired room? From pastry making to public speaking, decluttering to DIY, first aid to picture framing, this is your one-stop guide to finding out everything you'll need to know to improve your house, health, work and free time. Covering both everyday and exotic tasks, including how to spot a genuine antique, choosing a dream vacation destination and negotiating a pay raise, 10,000 Tips is the go-to reference book that no one should be without.
The small book with the biggest collection of loving ideas ever gathered in one place, now in a tenth anniversary edition. This is the ultimate practical, giftable resource for couples, filled with 10,000 ideas for expressing affection. 10,000 Ways to Say I Love You overflows with surprise ideas, back-to-basics classics that always work, and inspired twists on creative expression. Readers can express true affection with secret love notes, perpetual bouquets, secluded picnics, outrageous gifts and 9,996 more ways to say I love you. This tenth anniversary edition offers fresh tips for today's world of texting and social networking, giving readers more reasons than ever to pick up this best-loved romantic collection.
Filled with savvy tips on how to live, eat, shop, and have fun on a small budget, 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget is a compilation of the juiciest tips from the #1 personal finance blog WiseBread.com, including: 9 Ways to See the World For Free 12 Ways to Live Rent or Mortgage Free 6 Steps to Eliminating Your Debt Painlessly 7 Ways to Score Free Food Bulk Buying 101 10 Killer Ways to Feel Like a Million Bucks 6 Horrible Financial Products to Avoid 7 Beauty Secrets that Cost Almost Nothing 50 Ways to Get the Most Out of Health Care 12 Fabulous Frugal Party Ideas Too many frugal living books focus on the negative, throwing around words such as "sacrifice" and "responsibility" like there was a fire sale at the Boring Store. But the writers at Wise Bread believe the key to financial wellness isn't a ramen-eating, vacation-skipping, fun-depriving life. Far from it. The best way to ensure that readers will stick to a budget is to help them create a lifestyle that is as much fun as it is practical.
A good mind knows the right answers...but a great mind knows the right questions. And never are the Best Questions more important than after the life-altering diagnosis of fibromyalgia -- or when you are talking with endless doctors about your chronic pain, hoping to finally get a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Drawing on cutting-edge research and advice by nearly sixty experts from the National Fibromyalgia Association; Mayo Clinic; and leaders in fibromyalgia, sleep, and stress disorders -- as well as celebrity patients, including author Martha Beck and singer Rosie Hamlin -- The 10 Best Questions® for Living with Fibromyalgia is a comprehensive guide you'll take along to your doctor's office and keep close at hand for its well-researched answers as you continue your journey to better physical, mental, emotional, financial, and spiritual health. With a wealth of resources and up-to-the-minute information, The 10 Best Questions® for Living with Fibromyalgia shows you how to move beyond your fears and use the power of the Best Questions and Magic Questions -- the smartest questions that most people never think to ask -- to become your own best advocate in conquering the symptoms of fibromyalgia and its negative effects on your personal life.
A good mind knows the right answers, but a great mind knows the right questions. And never are the Best Questions more important than after the life-altering event of surviving a heart attack or being diagnosed with heart disease. Drawing on cutting-edge research and advice from internationally prominent cardiologists, the president of the American Heart Association, award-winning personal trainers and nutritionists, and experts in healthy lifestyles, smoking cessation, alcohol abuse, stress management, spirituality, relationships, sex, and financial planning, The 10 Best QuestionsTM for Recovering from a Heart Attack is a holistic guide you'll take with you into your doctor's office and keep close to you through every step of your treatment and recovery.
From The Princeton Language Institute. In only 10 days, this self-help instructional book ensures that the reader will never forget a fact again. This book is part of a series designed to improve skills in such subjects as vocabulary, public speaking, & reading.
Written by an expert in the field, this book has the tools you need to become a relaxed, effective and commanding public speaker. This book provides a clear, concise, step-by-step approach with dozens of inside tips.
Rhodes exposition of the history, doctrine and practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses is truly eye-opening, and will greatly encourage all who seek to reach out to Jehovah's Witnesses with the truth. His strong biblical stance, and his passion for the truth are infectious, and will aid anyone in their conversations with a Jehovah's Witness. This is an easy-to-use layout, and has clear, concise descriptions. this book is great for a quick reference.
For years, the Chicago Tribune's "10 Things You Might Not Know" column has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a collection of the best of these columns, presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. This book gives readers well-researched, obscure facts on universal topics--including arts and culture, food and leisure, history, politics, science and technology, sports, holidays and religion, lifestyle, language, and more.10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything contains a plethora of surprising trivia and pertinent tidbits on so many different areas that will appeal to everyone from history buffs to sports fans to foodies, with an especially riveting look into Chicago-area history and facts. For example, in Zion, Illinois it was once not only illegal to gamble, curse, and sell alcohol and tobacco, but also to whistle on Sundays, put on plays, eat pork or oysters, spit, or wear tan-colored shoes.Some facts will make readers laugh and some will make jaws drop. This collection is a kaleidoscope of the absurd, the outrageous, and the sometimes-gruesome, making a highly entertaining mix of people, places, and things. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything will leave readers brighter, wittier, and curious to learn more about myriad worlds they never encountered before and will never forget.
Ten true stories of real-life heroes during the attacks on 9/11! When Captain Jay Jonas of the Fire Department of New York hears an emergency radio message about the World Trade Center, he has no idea of the terrible conditions he and his team will face. Arriving at the burning building, the firefighters must summon all their courage. On the same morning, just outside Washington, D.C., a jetliner piloted by terrorists slams into the Pentagon. Can Colonel Philip McNair save lives inside the flaming building? From the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to a hijacked plane above Pennsylvania, these ten stories of true American heroes on the day that changed America -- September 11, 2001.
Ten true stories of real-life kid spies! Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Or spying on your enemy from the attic of their hideout? Read the 10 True Tales from kids just like you who risked their lives to be spies!
Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled, and completely entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of absolutely true trivia from the author of 5 People Who Died During Sex. Nothing is too insane, too inane, or too sacred for Karl Shaw's eclectic lists of the world's very worst. DID YOU KNOW... ...that according to recent estimates (2010) your body is worth between $10,000-$100,000 on today's open market--from companies legitimately trading body parts from willing donors to recognized medical facilities? ...that the great plague of Athens in 404, which lead to the defeat of the Athenians in the Peloponnesian War, was probably caused by contaminated cereals? ...that Benjamin Franklin liked to sit stark naked in front of his open windows, calling the practice "taking an air bath"? ...that in the last days of his life, the actor Steve McQueen lived on a diet largely comprised of boiled alligator skin and apricot pits, washed down with urine? From the Trade Paperback edition.