Richard Lederer S Literary Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423637712
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Richard Lederer S Literary Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? (Sherlock Holmes) Who was the single mother, living on state benefits, whose wizardly series of novels has made her the richest writer in England? (J. K. Rowling) Which American poet composed and read a poem at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? (Robert Frost) Richard Lederer is the author of more than 3,000 books and articles about language. His syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been elected International Punster of the Year and has been profiled in The New Yorker, People and The National Enquirer. Lederer hosts A Way with Words on weekend public radio. He lives with his wife in San Diego.

Richard Lederer S Literary Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423602118
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Richard Lederer S Literary Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. Who was the single mother living on state benefits, whose wizardly series of novels made her the richest writer in England? The answer is J. K. Rowling. How about this one: which American poet composed and read a poem at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? Robert Frost.Those are just two of the fun facts New York Times bestselling author Richard Lederer shares in this collection of literature factoids.

Richard Lederer S Classic Literary Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423617401
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Richard Lederer S Classic Literary Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. What biblical character said, "Am I my brother's keeper?" (Cain) Who was the chief of the ancient Greek gods? (Zeus) Shakespeare's plays are generally classified into which three categories? (tragedies, comedies, and histories)

Literary Trivia

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
ISBN: 9781861055323
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Literary Trivia from the Author: Richard Lederer. Who was Ben Jonson describing when he said He was not of an age, but for all time? This and hundreds of other questions abound in this collection of literary anecdotes, curiosities and quizzes.

Fractured English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671000365
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Fractured English from the Author: Richard Lederer. Presents a collection of humorous language errors from newspaper headlines, politician's remarks, court transcripts, insurance forms, signs, and classified ads

The Miracle Of Language

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439139407
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The Miracle Of Language from the Author: Richard Lederer. Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements... Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language -- of our ability to utter, write, and receive words. No purists need stop here. Mr. Lederer is no linguistic sheriff organizing posses to hunt down and string up language offenders. Instead, join him "In Praise of English," and discover why the tongue described in Shakespeare's day as "of small reatch" has become the most widely spoken language in history: English never rejects a word because of race, creed, or national origin. Did you know that jukebox comes from Gullah and canoe from Haitian Creole? Many of our greatest writers have invented words and bequeathed new expressions to our eveyday conversations. Can you imagine making up almost ten percent of our written vocabulary? Scholars now know that William Shakespeare did just that! He also points out the pitfalls and pratfalls of English. If a man mans a station, what does a woman do? In the "The Department of Redundancy Department," "Is English Prejudiced?" and other essays, Richard Lederer urges us not to abandon that which makes us human: the capacity to distinguish, discriminate, compare, and evaluate.

American Trivia Quiz Book

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423637275
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American Trivia Quiz Book from the Author: Richard Lederer. Just How Much Do You Know About Our Great Nation? Recent surveys reveal that more Americans can name at least two members of the Simpsons’ cartoon family than can name the first four American presidents in order. Richard Lederer and Caroline McCullagh have written the American Trivia Quiz Book to make your knowledge of our nation’s history at least match the nation’s knowledge of The Simpsons. The American Trivia Quiz Book brims with fascinating facts about the people, places, and events that make our nation great, with a series of fun and informative quizzes on subjects ranging from Columbus to baseball. There are questions about presidents and first ladies, explorers and inventors, heroes and poets. Impress (and stump) your friends with your knowledge of all things American. In the process, you’ll find our national gifts of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to be even more precious. Richard Lederer, Ph.D., is the author of more than 40 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and Presidential Trivia and American Trivia. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Inquirer, and is founding cohost of A Way with Words on public radio. Dr. Lederer’s syndicated column, “Lederer on Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been elected International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner. Caroline McCullagh, coauthor of American Trivia, earned a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. Her diverse writing projects include four novels, a cookbook, a student opera (under the auspices of San Diego Opera), and nine years of monthly garden book reviews for the San Diego Horticultural Society. She also teaches creative writing to seniors two days a week.

The Write Way

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671526707
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The Write Way from the Author: Richard Lederer. Offers practical tips to improve writing skills and avoid common grammar and syntax errors

Crazy English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143913894X
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Crazy English from the Author: Richard Lederer. In what other language, asks Lederer, do people drive on a parkway and park in a driveway, and your nose can run and your feet can smell? In CRAZY ENGLISH, Lederer frolics through the logic-boggling byways of our language, discovering the names for phobias you didn't know you could have, the longest words in our dictionaries, and the shortest sentence containing every letter in the alphabet. You'll take a bird's-eye view of our beastly language, feast on a banquet of mushrooming food metaphors, and meet the self-reflecting Doctor Rotcod, destined to speak only in palindromes.