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41 Drake, James L. PRIVATE INTELLIGENCE SECRETS
Alpha Publications 1988 093942729X / 9780939427291 Paperback Very Good 
Private Intelligence Secrets 
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THE BIBLE CODE 2 THE COUNTDOWN, Drosnin, Michael
42 Drosnin, Michael THE BIBLE CODE 2 THE COUNTDOWN
Simon & Schuster 2002 0753817411 / 9780753817414 Paperback Very Good 
' "Twin Towers" was encoded in the 3000-year-old text. "Airplane" appeared in exactly the same place. "It caused to fall, knocked down" crossed "airpl ane" and "towers"…But it was not this terrorist attack that really shook me . It was what the Bible code predicted was yet to come.' This is the sensational sequel to THE BIBLE CODE, which rocketed to the top of the bestseller charts in 1997. The discovery of a code encrypted in the Bible some 3000 years ago caught the public imagination. But if this code predicted the disastrous events of 9/11, what more can it tell us about our future? And if we are on the road to Armageddon, can it give us the information we need to survive? 
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THINK LIKE A FREAK, Dubner, Stephen J.
43 Dubner, Stephen J. THINK LIKE A FREAK
Allen Lane 2014 1846147891 / 9781846147890 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Now in Paperback-the New York Times bestseller-and follow up to the revolut ionary bestsellers Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics-with a new author Q&A . With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional a nalysis, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner take us inside their though t process and teach us all how to think a bit more productively, more creat ively, more rationally. In Think Like A Freak, they offer a blueprint for a n entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor l ifehacks or major global reforms. The topics range from business to philant hropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Al ong the way, you'll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion , the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeri a. Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing-and so much fun to read. 
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44 Duffy, James R. CONSPIRACY: WHO KILLED JFK?
S.P.I. Books 1993 156171190X / 9781561711901 Paperback Good 

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45 Eco, Umberto MOUSE OR RAT?: TRANSLATION AS NEGOTIATION
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2004 0753817985 / 9780753817988 Paperback Very Good 
From the world-famous author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE, an illuminating and h umorous study on the pleasures and pitfalls of translation.'Translation is always a shift, not between two languages but between two cultures. A trans lator must take into account rules that are not strictly linguistic but, br oadly speaking, cultural.'Umberto Eco is of the world's most brilliant and entertaining writers on literature and language. In this accessible and daz zling study, he turns his eye on the subject of translations and the proble ms the differences between cultures can cause. The book is full of little g ems about mistranslations and misunderstandings.For example when you put 'S tudies in the logic of Charles Sanders Peirce' through an internet translat ion machine, it becomes 'Studies in the logic of the Charles of sandpaper g rinding machines Peirce'. In Italian 'ratto' has no connotation of 'contemp tible person' but denotes speed ('you dirty rat' could take on a whole new meaning!)What could be a weighty subject is never dull, fired by Eco's imme nse wit and erudition, providing an entertaining read that illuminates the process of negotiation that all translators must make. 
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AIR BABYLON, Edwards-Jones, Imogen
46 Edwards-Jones, Imogen AIR BABYLON
Non Basic Stock Line 2006 0552155179 / 9780552155175 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller Hotel Babylon, as well the author of the novels My Canape Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginnners. A seasoned traveller, she is well versed in the joys and otherwise of air travel. Anonymous is a collection of airline staff, front of house as well as behind the scenes, whose identities must remain secert in order to protect the guilty. 
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ZEITOUN, Eggers, Dave
47 Eggers, Dave ZEITOUN
McSweeney's 2009 1934781630 / 9781934781630 1st Edition Hardcover Fine 
A crisp clean first printing (as stated)no markings throughout, not an ex-l ib: Through the story of one man's experience after Hurricane Katrina, Eggers d raws an indelible picture of Bush-era crisis management. Abdulrahman Zeitou n, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orl eans and protect his property while his family flees. After the levees brea k, he uses a small canoe to rescue people, before being arrested by an arme d squad and swept powerlessly into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality. When a guard accuses him of being a member of Al Qaeda, he sees that race and c ulture may explain his predicament. Eggers, compiling his account from inte rviews, sensibly resists rhetorical grandstanding, letting injustices speak for themselves. His skill is most evident in how closely he involves the r eader in Zeitoun's thoughts. Thrown into one of a series of wire cages, Zei toun speculates, with a contractor's practicality, that construction of his prison must have begun within a day or so of the hurricane. From Bookmarks Magazine The New York Times Book Review called Zeitoun "the stuff of great narrative fiction," and critics agreed that Eggers tells Zeitoun's tragic story without the postmodern trickery and tirades he has exhibited in previous works. Instead, he allows the story to tell itself while imbuing Zeitoun's tragedy with deep sympathy and emotion. Although Eggers didn't witness Hurricane Katrina's devastation firsthand, he captures the experience through Zeitoun's eyes and approaches his subject very intimately. A few critics noted that while this perspective was convincing, it required "faith 
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BAIT AND SWITCH: THE FUTILE PURSUIT OF THE CORPORATE DREAM, Ehrenreich, Barbara
48 Ehrenreich, Barbara BAIT AND SWITCH: THE FUTILE PURSUIT OF THE CORPORATE DREAM
Granta Books 2006 1862078971 / 9781862078970 Paperback Very Good 
Bait & Switch: The Futile Pursuit of the American Dream. 
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49 Ellis, Alice Thomas CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS: A CATHOLIC MISCELLANY
Flamingo 1994 0006548180 / 9780006548188 Paperback Fine 
A collection of stories from Alice Thomas Ellis's weekly column in the "Cat holic Herald". 
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SOME AMERICAN MEN, Emerson, Gloria
50 Emerson, Gloria SOME AMERICAN MEN
Simon & Schuster 1985 0671245880 / 9780671245887 TRADE PAPER Very Good 
Emerson's special qualities that make her journalism in the New York Times notableshe is also a National Book Award winner for Winners and Losersserve well here to delineate portraits of men in their struggles with work, duty , love and manhood. She makes clear, for example, in these cross-generation al closeups of American males that "visible emotion" is seen "as a form of surrender," even as men suffer deeply; that masculinity is considered to be on endless trial, never fixed or complete; that helplessness is unbearable to men; that work offers a man the chance to assume he is in command. Pred ictably, there is much talk here of war, of men's emotional responses to ar med battle. Candid interviews in a chapter on "Love and Other Great Risks" catch men talking unguardedly of how lovefor woman, for father, for childma kes them feel. A fresh picture of American culture and its worn-out stereot ypes emerges through this reporter's perceptive essays. 
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51 Fellows, Virginia M. THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
Summit University Press 2006 1932890025 / 9781932890020 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The true story revealed through encrypted messages within the whole works of Shakespeare far exceeds the drama, comedy, tragedy, intrigue, betrayal, false identity and heroism of the actual plays! A real cipher wheel exists today and the author has painstakingly decoded the works of Shakespeare and compared them to known historic events to create a poignant and tragic tale that ends on a note of triumphant. Illustrations and code wheels included so the reader can do it themselves. 
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COLOUR: TRAVELS THROUGH THE PAINTBOX, Finlay, Victoria
52 Finlay, Victoria COLOUR: TRAVELS THROUGH THE PAINTBOX
Sceptre 2003 0340733292 / 9780340733295 Paperback Very Good 
Part travelogue, part narrative history, Colour unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discove red, traded and used. This remarkable and beautifully written book remember s a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks a long the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purp le. Exciting, richly informative, and always surprising, 'Colour' lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of storie s about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them. 
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THE METROSEXUAL GUIDE TO STYLE: A HANDBOOK FOR THE MODERN MAN, Flocker, Michael
53 Flocker, Michael THE METROSEXUAL GUIDE TO STYLE: A HANDBOOK FOR THE MODERN MAN
Da Capo Press 2003 0306813432 / 9780306813436 1st Edition Paperback Fine 
For those who avoid the style pages, the newly minted term "metrosexual" re fers to a man with a sense of fashion and a taste for culture, who loves to shop and look good, and may be of ambiguous sexual orientation. According to journalist Mark Simpson, the metrosexual "might be officially gay, strai ght or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly take n himself as his own love object." Metrosexual wannabes who need some style pointers will find their questions answered in Flocker's handy manual. Lik e an extended episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the guide gives re aders a crash course on music, film, art, home decorating, dating, fitness and grooming at the same time that it teaches them an updated version of Em ily Post manners. All the while, the author, a sometime actor and sometime features editor for AOL Time Warner, dispenses his advice with the playful tone of a witty, club-hopping mentor. "Every man can benefit from a little self-improvement," he writes in his introduction. "Just as you regularly up grade your computer, your car and, hopefully, your underwear drawer, you ca n upgrade yourself to become a player in the new era of the metrosexual man ." Though Flocker's suggestions are occasionally too dogmatic-he advises re aders to always drink imported beer, for example-this guide is a timely cap italization on the recent news articles about metrosexuals, and it approach es its material with thoroughness, warm humor and, yes, style. 
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ON WINGS OF EAGLES, Follett, Ken
54 Follett, Ken ON WINGS OF EAGLES
Pan Books 1998 0330354515 / 9780330354516 Paperback Very Good 
On Wings of Eagles is the account of an incredible rescue by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives hastily trained into a fighting team. When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, d iscovered that two of his key men in Iran had been jailed, he turned to the one man in America who could help. Colonel 'Bull' Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what the US government could not -- g o in and get the men out. This is the stuff of Follet's fiction -- a secret penetration into a dangerous territory; a dramatic jailbreak; a harrowing overland escape to the Turkish border -- and all the more extraordinary bec ause it is fact. 
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55 Franken, Al LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM: A FAIR AND BALANCED LOOK AT THE RIG HT
Dutton Adult 2003 0525947647 / 9780525947646 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper. Having previously dissected the factual inaccuracies of a single bellicose talk show host in Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken takes his fight to a larger foe: President George W. Bush, the Bush Administration, Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and scores of other conservatives whom, he says, are playing loose with the facts. It's a lot of ground to cover, as evidenced by the 43 chapters in Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but the results are often entertaining and insightful. 
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UH-OH, Fulghum, Robert
56 Fulghum, Robert UH-OH
Ivy Books 1993 0804111898 / 9780804111898 Paperback Very Good 
Lay philosopher Fulghum offers advice in the same easygoing mode as All I R eally Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten et al.; a Literary Guild selec tion and a 20-week PW bestseller. 
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WHAT ARE YOU?: VOICES OF MIXED-RACE YOUNG PEOPLE, Gaskins, Pearl Fuyo
57 Gaskins, Pearl Fuyo WHAT ARE YOU?: VOICES OF MIXED-RACE YOUNG PEOPLE
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 1999 0805059687 / 9780805059687 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In the past three decades, the number of interracial marriages in the Unite d States has increased by more than 800 percent. Now over four million chil dren and teenagers do not identify themselves as being just one race or ano ther. Here is a book that allows these young people to speak in their own voices about their own lives. What Are You? is based on the interviews the author has made over the past two years with mixed-race young people around the country. These fresh voices explore issues and topics such as dating, families, and the double prejudice and double insight that come from being mixed, but not mixed-up. 
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BLINK, Gladwell, Malcolm
58 Gladwell, Malcolm BLINK
Hachette Book Group USA 2006 0316057908 / 9780316057905 Paperback Very Good 
Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that k nows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a m arriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, sel ling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on ou r "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that provides us with instan t and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or reac t to a new idea. Gladwell includes caveats about leaping to conclusions: ma rketers can manipulate our first impressions, high arousal moments make us "mind blind," focusing on the wrong cue leaves us vulnerable to "the Warren Harding Effect" (i.e., voting for a handsome but hapless president). In a provocative chapter that exposes the "dark side of blink," he illuminates t he failure of rapid cognition in the tragic stakeout and murder of Amadou D iallo in the Bronx. He underlines studies about autism, facial reading and cardio uptick to urge training that enhances high-stakes decision-making.In this brilliant, cage-rattling book, one can only wish for a thicker slice of Gladwell's ideas about what Blink Camp might look like. 
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WHAT THE DOG SAW: AND OTHER ADVENTURES, Gladwell, Malcolm
59 Gladwell, Malcolm WHAT THE DOG SAW: AND OTHER ADVENTURES
Penguin 2009 0141047984 / 9780141047980 Paperback Very Good 
What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football p layers teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us abou t the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our worl d and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the D og Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing fro m The New Yorker over the same period. 
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THE TRADITIONAL HOUSEHOLD HANDBOOK, Goffey, Alex
60 Goffey, Alex THE TRADITIONAL HOUSEHOLD HANDBOOK
Windsor Group 2009 190390482X / 9781903904824 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: Forget about expensive branded products for cleaning, cooking, health and beauty. You can create your own traditional, 'old-fashioned' remedies and solutions using simple and safe ingredients from around the home and all for just pennies. My grandma kept her home spotless, her cooking couldn't be beaten and even in her 80s her complexion was that of someone 30 years younger. Grandad had the best garden for miles around, he was able to fix just about anything with bits and bobs from the garage and they both lived well into their 90s with hardly an illness to their name. In those days, they didn't have all the over-the-counter medicines, branded cleaning products, readymade convenience meals, DIY and garden centres that we have today. Everything was done the traditional simple way using tips and tricks that had been passed down the generations. In the 'disposable age' we now live in, many of these tips and tricks have been lost, so that's why I've spent the last four years searching for the very best traditional household tips and have now compiled them in one large easy to follow compendium. Here are just a few of the amazing tips revealed in The Traditional Household Handbook. Special bonus edition. Includes A-Z of Health & Healing Juices 
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