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History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
by , Keith Ferrell

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<p>It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience through the addition of facsimile documents鈥攖he evidence! It's a treasure trove for conspiracy buffs, a <i>Griffin and Sabine</i> for history lovers.<br /><br /> Adapted from <i>Decoded</i>, Meltzer鈥檚 hit show on the HISTORY network, <i>History Decoded</i> explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman 鈥淪pear of Destiny鈥? What鈥檚 the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacy鈥檚 $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? And did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? Meltzer sifts through the evidence; weighs competing theories;聽 separates what we know to be true with what鈥檚 still鈥攁nd perhaps forever鈥攗nproved or unprovable; and in the end, <i>decodes</i> the mystery, arriving at the most likely solution. Along the way we meet Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Nazi propagandists, and the <i>real</i> DB Cooper.<br /><br /> A riveting adventure through the compelling world of mysteries and conspiracies.</p>
On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of...
by , Neil Fine

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 19, 2016

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller: 鈥淭he perfect book for game-players and trivia fans聽.聽.聽. <i>On the Origins of Sports</i> knocks it outta the park. Don鈥檛 miss it鈥?(<i>Houston Style Magazine</i>).</b><br /><br /><i>On the Origins of Sports</i> is an illustrated book built around the original rules of twenty-one of the world鈥檚 most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan.<br /><br />Each sport鈥檚 chapter includes a short history, the sport鈥檚 original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies.<br /><br />Written by <i>ESPN The Magazine</i>鈥檚 former editor-in-chief, Gary Belsky, and executive editor, Neil Fine, and filled with period-style line drawings, <i>On the Origins of Sports</i> is a book that sports fans and history buffs alike will treasure for generations.<br /><br />鈥淚 found this book to be massively fun, educational, and inspiring鈥攁nd I don鈥檛 even like sports.鈥?鈥擜.聽J. Jacobs, <i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling author of <i>The Year of Living Biblically</i><br /><br />鈥淔ascinating.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Men鈥檚 Health</i>, 鈥淏est Beach Reads for Sports Fans鈥?lt;br /><br />鈥淪ports buffs will prize this in-depth look at competitive games, including the history of the baseball glove and iconic trophies.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Real Simple</i>, 鈥淕ifts for Dads鈥?lt;br /><br />鈥淎 book this informative has no right to be this much fun. <i>On the Origins of Sports</i> is a winner.鈥?鈥擠an Okrent, founder, Rotisserie Baseball
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, ...
by David McRaney

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 27, 2011

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<b> An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. </b><p>You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework.</p><p>Based on the popular blog of the same name, <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including: </p><ul> <li>Dunbar's Number - Humans evolved to live in bands of roughly 150 individuals, the brain cannot handle more than that number. If you have more than 150 Facebook friends, they are surely not all real friends. </li> <li>Hindsight bias - When we learn something new, we reassure ourselves that we knew it all along. </li> <li>Confirmation bias - Our brains resist new ideas, instead paying attention only to findings that reinforce our preconceived notions. </li> <li>Brand loyalty - We reach for the same brand not because we trust its quality but because we want to reassure ourselves that we made a smart choice the last time we bought it. <p></p> <p>Packed with interesting sidebars and quick guides on cognition and common fallacies, <i>You Are Not So Smart</i> is a fascinating synthesis of cutting-edge psychology research to turn our minds inside out.</p> </li></ul>
Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audien...
by Shaun Usher

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English

Pages

327

Publication Date

June 16, 2015

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<em>Lists of Note</em> curates 125 unputdownable entries from a list of names that are as eclectic and intriguing as its contents, which include myriad reasons given by ancient Egyptians for missing work, Albert Einstein's demands of his estranged wife, F. Scott Fitzgerald's extensive conjugation of "to cocktail," and many more. Rarely intended for the public eye, these lists reveal hopes, priorities, and musings in a most engaging and entertaining way. Each transcript is accompanied by an artwork, most a captivating facsimile of the list itself. Richly visual and irresistibly readable, <em>Lists of Note</em> is a testament to the human urge to bring order to, poke fun at, and find meaning in the world around us鈥攁nd is a gift of endless enjoyment and lasting value.
Suburban Legends: True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans
by Sam Stall

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 01, 2013

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It's a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood<br /> 聽<br /> They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here.<br /> But they were wrong.<br /> 聽<br /> This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the 鈥檅urbs鈥攆rom corpses buried in backyards and ghosts lurking in fast food restaurants to UFOs, vanishing persons, bizarre apparitions, and worse. Consider:<br /> 聽<br /> 聽聽聽聽聽鈥?聽The Soccer Mom鈥檚 Secret. Meet Melinda Raisch of Columbus, Ohio. She鈥檚 the wife of a dentist. A mother of three. A PTA member. And she has enough murderous secrets to fill a minivan.<br /> 聽聽聽聽聽鈥?聽Noise Pollution. More than 100 residents of Kokomo, Indiana, claim their small town is under attack by a low-pitched humming sound that erodes health and sanity. Too bad they鈥檙e the only ones who can hear it.<br /> 聽聽聽聽聽鈥?聽Death Takes a Holiday inn. There鈥檚 nothing more reassuring than a big chain hotel in a quaint small town鈥攗nless it鈥檚 the Holiday Inn of Grand Island, New York, where you鈥檒l spend the night with the spirit of a mischievous little girl. 聽<br /> 聽<br /> So lock your doors, dim the lights, and prepare to stay up all night with this creepy collection of true tales. We promise you鈥檒l never look at white picket fences the same way again!
Uncle John's Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness Bathroom...
by Bathroom Readers' Institu...

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>It鈥檚 all about the facts鈥攁nd Uncle John is back with a ton of them!</b><br /><br />For the 32nd year, Uncle John and his loyal researchers have teamed up to bring you the latest tidbits from the world of pop culture, history, sports, and strange news stories. If you want to read about celebrity misdeeds, odd coincidences, and disastrous blunders,聽<i>Uncle John鈥檚 Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness聽</i>has what you need. With short articles for a quick trip to the throne room and longer page-turners for an extended visit, this all-new edition of Uncle John鈥檚 Bathroom Reader is a satisfying read.<br /> 聽
Dreams Interpreted: A Bedside Handbook Explaining Everything from...
by Lizzie Cornwall

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English

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Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b>A Perfect Resource for Analyzing and Interpreting All Kinds of Dreams!</b><br /><br /> 鈥淒reams are the royal road to the subconscious.鈥?鈥擲igmund Freud<br /><br /> What did you last dream of? Were you soaring above city skyscrapers? Or perhaps you were dancing with hippopotamuses wearing hula skirts?<br /><br /> This handy guide, which contains an A-Z of dream descriptions and their meanings, as well as fascinating facts about the brain and sleep, will help you to pinpoint what your unconscious mind is trying to tell you. It will teach you what various dreams mean, including dreams about:<br /> 聽 <ul><li>Flying</li><li>Hair Loss</li><li>Hearts</li><li>Hippopotamuses</li><li>Kites</li><li>Meeting a Celebrity</li><li>Oceans</li><li>Paralysis</li><li>Quicksand</li><li>Running</li><li>And Much More!<br /><br /> Peppered with tons of dream quotes and dream facts, this handy little guide is the perfect guide for learning more about yourself and what happens when drift off into dreamland.</li></ul>
Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starter...
by , Ashley Kusi

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

April 26, 2017

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<h2>Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters for Connecting, Building Trust, and Rekindling Intimacy</h2><br />Do you find it difficult coming up with <b>thought-provoking conversation starters</b> or topics to discuss with your partner?<br /><br />Do you want to discover <b>insightful questions</b> that can lead to having deeper, exciting, and more meaningful conversations as a couple?<br /><br />Don't have much to talk about except the day-to-day life activities?<br /><br /><h2>If you answered yes to any of these questions, you鈥檙e not alone.</h2><br />We all want to have better, more substantial and <b>engaging conversations</b> every day with our significant other.<br /><br />However, knowing where to start or the right questions to ask can be a challenge when things become routine. That's why we wrote <em>Questions for Couples</em>.<br /><br />We have used these open-ended questions to get to know each other more deeply, have better conversations, and improve our relationship. We believe these questions will do the same for your relationship too.<br /><br /><h2>In <em>Questions for Couples</em>, you will discover:</h2><br />1. <b>469 Thought-provoking conversation starters for connecting, building trust, and rekindling intimacy in your relationship.</b><br /><br />2. Fun, engaging, and open-ended questions that will lead to some of the best conversations you have had in a while with your partner, bring you closer and really get you learning about each other.<br /><br />3. <b>Creative conversation starters for communicating and expressing your feelings, needs, and desires.</b><br /><br />4. Refreshing questions you can discuss with each other on a weekly basis to help you grow your relationship, as well as personal development. Simply select 365 questions that you love, and use them for a 365 Days of Questions Challenge with your partner.<br /><br />5. <b>Thought-provoking questions that will help you talk about things you might never think of on your own, which is especially helpful if you are looking for something new to talk about.</b><br /><br />6. Inspiring conversation starters for setting yearly goals as a couple, so you can grow together while achieving them.<br /><br />7. <b>Exciting sex questions that will get you talking and sharing your sexual desires, so you can have better and more satisfying sex.</b><br /><br />And much more.<br /><br /><h2>You can have great conversations when you know what questions to ask. </h2><br />You just need the right questions. <br /><br />Open-ended questions that will <b>spark deeper conversations</b>, so you can discover and learn more about yourself, and your partner.<br /><br /><h2>Whether you are dating, in a committed relationship, engaged, married, or in a long-distance relationship, this book is for you.</h2><br /><em>Questions for Couples</em> will get you talking for hours, even if you have very little to talk about. Plus because it鈥檚 pocket-sized, you can easily take this book everywhere; for road trips, coffee dates, to date nights dinner or events, the beach, vacation trips, etc. <br /><br />Scroll to the top to download your copy of this questions book for couples <b>today.</b><br /><br />Click the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.
Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan
by Lisa Katayama

Language

English

Pages

156

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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Japan has a way of thinking that is just...different. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Tokyo-born journalist Lisa Katayama's collection of <em>urawaza</em> (a Japanese word for secret lifestyle tricks and techniques). Want to turbocharge your sled? Spray the bottom with nonstick cooking spray. Can't find someone to water your plants while you're away? Place the plant on a water-soaked diaper, so it slowly absorbs water over time. The subject of popular TV shows and numerous books in Japan, these unusually clever solutions to everyday problems have never before been published in English鈥攗ntil now! <em>Urawaza</em> collects more than 100 once-secret tricks, offering step-by-step directions and explanations.
Born in the USA: The Book of American Origins
by Trevor Homer

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

June 23, 2009

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<b>Celebrate</b><b> the spirit of invention with this compendium of American creations鈥攆rom bubble wrap to kidney transplants鈥攁nd the people who thought them up.</b><br /> 聽<br /> From Monopoly to putting men on the Moon, from air conditioning to the Internet, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for the last two centuries.<br /> 聽<br /> The same country that developed the heart pacemaker and email, also gave us the 鈥淒enver Boot鈥?(wheel clamps) and Chinese fortune cookies. Some of these items are the brainchildren of everyday people with extraordinary ideas. Others have come from the efforts of surprising inventors such as George Washington, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abraham Lincoln, Lee Trevino, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando, and Steve McQueen.<br /> 聽<br /> The United States has given birth to more new products, devices, medicines, leisure pursuits, sports, religions, music, and vehicles than any other country, ancient or modern. In <i>Born in the USA</i>, you鈥檒l learn about some of the most interesting products Americans have dreamed up, from everyday items to life-saving gadgets and everything in between.

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