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Medical Reference Book

Handy in or out of the operating room.



Order Yours Here
Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Surgery, Books

Your Life Work:  The Librarian



"Are books your friends?"

I don't believe the information sciences are much like this anymore.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 18, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Education, Books, 1940's

American Cornball

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Christopher Miller's new book is a must-have for any WU-vie, detailing with comprehensive wit all the old humor tropes that once delighted millions, but are now just plain weird, but with a residual underlying universality.

Read a sample here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Oct 05, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Stereotypes and Cliches, Books, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century

Orange Is the Old Black

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To investigate the conditions in the New York State prison system for women circa 1916, socialist reformer Madeleine Zabriskie Doty arranges to have herself incarcerated, masquerading as a real criminal, under the name "Maggie Martin."

Read her experiences here, in SOCIETY'S MISFITS.

Great Literature for Free!

Paul has decided to embrace the new "work for free" business model of the 21st Century and is giving away one of his books. So get it while you can! It's available as a download either from Barnes and Noble or Amazon (and Amazon UK).

You can read more details about the book and exactly why he's giving it away over at his other blog, The Inferior4.


Chasing the Queen of Sassi
A science fiction story set in one of the oldest cities in the world.
After his wife's death, Rupert decides to change his life and start your journey: he wants to see Matera again, and ends up loving it so much that he decides to move there. But the city is mysterious: who is the beautiful Daeria Bruno that appears and disappears without a trace? And how will the cucibocca's curse affect his life? In a dizzying series of time travels, Rupert will reveal legendary secrets, being at the center of a timeless story.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Sep 14, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Literature, Books

A Pig Story

I don't know whether this book will really "provoke thinking," but the cover could definitely provoke nightmares. Available from Amazon.



Book description:
A future pig, adopted by a loving family, can communicate through brain-wave actuation via a gadget called b-prompter. Her education of a pet’s place in human society brings her from self-awareness to cannibalism of pig eating pork. Her master’s experience of overseas female enslavement opens her mind to the existence of cruelty and unfairness among humans. Her aspiration to follow her Mistress’ career as an architect is discouraged by virtue of her being a pig.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Sep 07, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Books

The Secret Museum of Mankind

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What did you receive if you answered this ad and paid their fee?

Five books of odd photos. All now digitized and awaiting your perusal here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jun 11, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Books, 1930's

God’s Cartoonist



Everything you ever wanted to know about the famous Jack Chick and his pamphlets.

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #31

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From the 1930s catalog.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 21, 2014 | Comments (16)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Johnson Smith Catalog, Sexuality, Books, 1930's
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