"Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases: A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and the Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English" written by Greenville Kleiser, may be the longest book title ever. The book contains lots of different methods that can be used to achieve a large vocabulary. If understood in a right way and applied correctly, this book will certainly increase your inventory of words. Also it will introduce you countless wealth of various words, which will become the reason for all your friends, listeners, or readers to envy you.
The book is a great source for writers or for students, who always have to write different essays and compositions. This book, downloaded to your iPod, PPC or even mobile phone will be an irreplaceable assistant at the moment of need to make a brilliant display of eloquence. Everybody needs something special and spicy in their speech, so this book would be just perfect for anyone. Reading "Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases: A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and the Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English" will certainly help you to become the social mixer. If you are very shy or fell lack of words from time to time, "Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases" will make you more confident in what you are saying and when.
Also if you consider yourself to be a passionate lover of English language, this book full of bright, juicy and awesome quotations, phrases and word combinations is one of the best for you. If you understand the value and beauty of well-turned phrase, if you appreciate how much accurately chosen words and phrases can inspire and evoke new ideas and thoughts, this book is the very thing you need.
This book would be a great present not only for students, but for teachers as well. Teachers, probably, like no one else understand the importance and value of beautiful and correct speech. The book may be used as an additional material during language or literature lessons. Students will definitely like this full of witty and funny phrases book.
The book is very easy to navigate. It’s divided into various chapters in that way, so you will have no difficulties finding the very chapter you need. "Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases: A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and the Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English" is written in a simple language, so you will not face strange and unknown words or terms. This book will make you feel confident and comfortable in any situation. You will forget about felling speechless or lost to say something. This is a really useful book that everyone should have.
The book follows the subject of investigation of the flying saucer phenomenon. The author, a journalist and former Marine pilot Donald Edward Keyhoe, is sure of their existence and their unearth origin. This was one of the first works published about the UFO phenomena, describing real case studies and highly reliable witnesses. Though these cases are still unexplained.
The Conquest of Bread was written by the communist Peter Kropotkin in French in 1892. Very soon after its first publication the book was translated into English and published in the London Journal Freedom. Immediately it gained a high popularity and was translated in Norwegian, Japanese and many other languages. The work is written in classic Marxist traditions explaining the defects of the economicx of feudalism and capitalism. Such defects provoke poverty among the greatest part of the population. Kropotkin defends an idea of a new economic system that would be decentralized and based of mutual aid and cooperation. The book also analyzed the premises for such a transition in the contemporary western societies.
The Victorians' eagerness for travel writings has probably never been equaled, and nearly every major writer of the 18th century tried his hand at writing a travel book. Alexander William Kinglake was not an exception. A book of an English traveler, writer and historian, describes his journey through the Ottoman Empire to Cairo, where he resided in the times of plague. Depicting monuments and museums, it is nevertheless more about the author’s internal journey, recording of personal experience. Not without the reason, the title means “from the early dawn” or “from the East”. Written in a conversational style, this a-century-and-a-half-old work still remains fresh and original as it was when it was first published in 1844.
This is fascinating book which would be interesting both for children and for adults who still remember the holiday of Halloween and its attributes like carved pumpkins with candles inside, jack-lanterns, changing clothes, witches and everything like that. Ruth Edna Kelley describes the origins of the modern holiday of Halloween which can be found in the religious and cultural traditions of the ancient tribes including Celts, Irish, Scots, Welsh, Britons and Germans. The author also studies the development of Halloween in the 19th and 20th century and the role in plays in the life of Americans and other people in the world. The book also contains Halloween poems, games and fortune-telling.
The Annals of Ann is a wonderful life story of a girl from her childhood to her becoming an adult. The author Kate Trimble Sharber uses a wonderful style of the language and applies her great imagination so that the readers of all times could enjoy the account of life events. The book is recommended for everyone who likes finding out more about other people's lives, who enjoys experiencing the events on the book pages from the point of view of the main character.
I Have a Dream is a written speech by Martin Luther King that moved and inspired America more than 40 years ago, in August 1963. The speech is divided in 15 parts in the book. Then it touched every individual and draw great attention to the problems of slavery and racism. But this work is actual even now and is strongly recommended to be read by anyone. Children can appreciate it as well. There are many illustrations depicting that period of history. At the end of the speech you can find some interesting biographical information.
Count Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski was a Polish-American philosopher and scientist. First of all, he is famous for suggesting and developing the theory of general semantics. His first book called â€˜Manhood of Humanity: The Science and Art of Human Engineeringâ€™ was published in 1921. In his book he suggested and explained a new theory of humankind. Korzybski considered humankind to be a time-binding class of life. The crown of philosopherâ€™s work is founding of a discipline that he called general semantics. As the scientist said, you shouldnâ€™t confuse general semantics with semantics, which is actually an absolutely different subject. The main principles of general semantics, endue time-binding, are given and explained in â€˜Science and Sanityâ€™, which was published in 1933.
In â€˜Manhood of Humanity: The Science and Art of Human Engineeringâ€™ Korzybski wrenches all the principles of modern economics, religion and ethics, simply starting with a new type of classification. The classification itself is elementary. It is based on extensional approach to humanity and life in general, rather than on an intensional approach based on systems of metaphysics. No doubt there would be much less poverty, pain and grief in the world, if everyone found time to read this book. In his book, the author suggested the government to be the institution that would help to increase time-binding. Alfred Korzybski begins his book with solving the problems of the world. The question is whether the â€˜natureâ€™ of human can change, involving well-known fact that human is an animal. Of course, all our political, social institutions, and even everyone of us live according to general jungle law of "survival of the fittest" as the 'strongest'. Although, Charles Darwin wrote about surviving of the fittest, not the strongest. Thatâ€™s why Korzybski that the functional re-definition was necessary as it differentiated the evolutionary development better. Where plants have an equivalence to Chemical-binders: capacity to convert energy(for example, photosynthesis) into growth, etc. Next is that animals have an equality to Space-binders: capacity to move to find food. While humans have an equivalence to Time-binders: capacity to improve on the accumulated abstractions of others then transmitting it for future generations. All these ideas bring us to answering old questions. For example, why do revolutions along with wars happen? It is all because Science, Engineering, etc., as a time-binding process develops geometrically, while our moral, social 'opinions'('prejudices'), etc., progresses arithmetically, non-empirically. For instance, on many occasions people in discussion groups have protested against technological progress, yet it is not the technology that becomes the problem but their uses due to mis-evaluations. Further that our values for power (charisma as in leadership or-both exchange as in wealth), esteem, life-style, etc., remains based on a duplicity which includes the conquest of the living by prostituting the time-binding knowledge created by the dead. Instead Korzybski advocates co-operation in place of 'competition'; whilst self-improvement in place of 'greed', 'territorialism', 'capitalism', etc. Thus Korzybski argues that humans are not by 'nature''fixed innate', but changeable through nurture; however to discover how this becomes possible, further why we 'copy animals in our nervous reactions'(the consequences)- required further research, culminating in "Science And Sanity".
The World I Live In was published more than a century ago and is considered to be the most wonderful and adventurous novel written by Helen Keller. As we know, when she was nineteen months old, she had disease which did not last for a long time but left complications after it and the girl became deaf and blind. But Helen grew up into a strong-willed girl who did not want to give up. She invented signs so that she could communicate with her family members. Helen also received a special teacher from the Perkins Institute for the Blind who helped her learn a lot. As a result, Helen Keller became an outstanding writer and speaker. She created twelve books and a number of different articles. The World I Live In narrates about her experience when meeting the world and getting used to it. This book is known as a classic of American literature. It is the second part of her autobiographical sequel with the first called The Story of My Life being more popular and more known. But the second part is not worse but even better as it describes a painful reality of the person who was blind and deaf.
The famous book written by Alexandr Kuprin Yama: the pit describes the role of evil in the life of people. He uses very straight phrases and schemes to show the vices and defects which are usual for humans. Yama is a titanic work which is very honest and it is often called "the first and the last honest work about prostitution". Since it was published for the first time in 1929, it was translated into many languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Bohemian, Hungarian, Polish and many other. It is a profound novel which is definitely worth reading.