Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781423607748
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 273

The author of Dad Humor offers an entertaining look at American history’s geniuses, leaders, and dunderheads in a clever quest to define brilliance. With dry humor and a wealth of fascinating trivia, Bart King explores what it means for a person to be brilliant. What he discovers is that brilliant people are those who walk farther, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done—and then some. The masters of brilliance profiled here include presidential candidate John Lindsay, who released chickens into his opponent’s crowd to spur on a debate; the first female journalist, Anne Newport Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams after catching him skinny dipping; and Benjamin Franklin, who of course coined the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned," but also offered the lesser known "A man who lives on hope, dies farting."

Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9781423612728
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 272

Abracadabra ! Hocus-pocus! Allakazam! Happis crappis! Say it together now-magic! Take a peek inside the magician's secret wardrobe to discover the tricks of the trade, the tales of derring-do, and the people who made the magic happen. Demystifying the mystical is the popular, raucous, ready-to-trick-his-own-mother Bart King! But what, you may ask, can Bart do? He can show the ways of the most secretive magicians in the world.

Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781423611301
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 208

The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, “I can do better than that.” They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, “Why do we have to do it that way?” And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, “Uncle!” Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781423623250
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 160

Cute! is peppered with sweet surprises, fun features, and delightful facts. Girls can use this book’s special Cuteness Checklist™ to figure out how adorable anything is! Humorous and written in a kid-friendly style, Cute! even reveals how pink was once considered a “boy color.” As for the puppy vs. the bunny, a cuteness rating chart at the end of the book lets girls come up with their own answers!

Publisher : Master Point Press
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 1894154959
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 84

An ideal pocket-sized guide to chess, a perfect gift for the beginner to accompany a first chess set.

Publisher : Author Level Up LLC
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 222

Pantsers: do you want to ditch outlining forever but don't know how? Maybe you've tried to write by the seat of your pants, but you got lost in the weeds. Or, you just need some structure. Writing a novel without an outline is like solving a complex puzzle—daunting, but not impossible. Master this technique and you'll write stories that you never dreamed of--and readers will pay you for it. In this practical, no BS guide, prolific M.L. Ronn will talk about the pantsing process he's followed to write over 20 novels without an outline. You'll discover: * A tried-and-true structure for writing your book without an outline * How to win the war against self-doubt * What to do when you get stuck, and exactly what to write next * How to edit your novel as you go and produce a clean first & final draft Once you write your first novel without an outline, the next one will be much easier. All you need is practical advice. Click the buy button to take your writing skills to the next level. V1.0

Publisher : Pen and Sword
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781844685349
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 160

Everything you need to know about opera in one handy guide. Part of our best-selling Pocket Guide series, The Pocket Guide to Opera contains A-Z synopses of operas and biographies of the characters, lyricists and composers. The book features the history of opera, setting it in the context of its day and discussing the influence of world events and influences such as the Freemasons and the composers patrons. With factboxes highlighting surprising, little known and often quirky operatic facts, this fascinating book is a must-buy guide for everyone who loves opera.

Publisher : Wakefield Press
Category : Bible
ISBN : 1862545626
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 312

Guide to the life and travels of the Apostle Paul from both theological and numismatic perspectives. Traces his various missionary tours and the coins he would have encountered on his travels. Includes colour and black-and-white photos, maps, bibliography and index. Authors are numismatists specialising in coins relating to the early history of Christianity. Lewis has an honours degree in Divinity from the University of London and is a medical practitioner on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Bolden's expertise is in the area of coin restoration and identification. Both are members of the Australian Numismatic Society.

Publisher : Pen and Sword
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781844687305
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 240

The Victorian era produced many famous artists and styles. John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti were part of the famous pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood whose willowy models were often seen in the works of several of the artists. One of the most famous was Elizabeth Siddall, an artist in her own right, who posed for Millais Ophelia, married to Rossetti, and posed for him, Holman Hunt and Walter Deverell. This fascinating book is a must for everyone interested in art and the Victorian era, and in the genres, styles and relationships between art and the events of the day. There are biographies of the artists and models, glimpses of their most famous pieces new insights into the vibrant Victorian art-world - the lives and loves, and the artists dealings with their patrons.Did you know?Rossetti tucked a book of his own poetry into Siddalls hair in her coffin and, later, arranged for her exhumation to reclaim it. After several years, the coffin had preserved her ethereal red hair.

Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9781615373581
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 296