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TRANSFORM YOUR NOOK COLOR IN TO A NEXUS 7 CYANOGENMOD 10 JELLY BEAN 4.1.2


2 In 1 Multi Purpose Window Door Track Cleaning Brushes with Keyboard Nook Cranny Dust Shovel, in Random Color (1)


2 In 1 Multi Purpose Window Door Track Cleaning Brushes with Keyboard Nook Cranny Dust Shovel, in Random Color (1)


$2.99



Dining Chair Pad with Ties - Coastal Cabana Stripe Salmon Color - Reversible, Tufted, Latex Foam Fill - Made in USA


Dining Chair Pad with Ties – Coastal Cabana Stripe Salmon Color – Reversible, Tufted, Latex Foam Fill – Made in USA


$13.98


This Barnett Products Coastal dining chair cushion is made in a salmon-color and white cabana striped slub cotton fabric on both sides -perfect for your beach house, or to bring a touch of the sea to any home with a coastal theme decor. Choose the same fabric on both sides, or choose a batik print with a coordinating cabana stripe on the reverse side. (Sorry, seahorses and coral are not available …

Solid Pine Bench in Walnut


Solid Pine Bench in Walnut


$57.06


Chelsea Collection. Constructed from solid pine. Minimal assembly required. 43.25 in. W x 13 in. D x 17 in. H. Chelsea Walnut Break Nook (Bench Only). Create a cozy spot for meals and conversation in any corner of the kitchen. The rich walnut finish on this corner nook provides a traditional look to this highly functional piece. The nook corner bench and nook free-standing bench seats five people …

Lautner Metallic Cover for Barnes & Noble Nook HD in Vine Color 9780594484530


Lautner Metallic Cover for Barnes & Noble Nook HD in Vine Color 9780594484530


$1.69


Nook HD Cover…

Compatible Barnes & Noble Nook Color LED Lit Charging Sync Data Cable. Lit Tip indicates Red Charging Green Charged (Cable Will not display charging on your Tablet screen)


Compatible Barnes & Noble Nook Color LED Lit Charging Sync Data Cable. Lit Tip indicates Red Charging Green Charged (Cable Will not display charging on your Tablet screen)


$14.88


TrueProve Brand Barnes & Noble Color Reader compatible Rapid charging Cable With Bonus Travel Bag. 2.0 Compatible. 3 Feet. Works with Nook Color Models.BNRV200 & BNTV250, BNTV250A. *PLEASE READ: This cable is Non OEM 5 Pin (Not 12 pin as the original Nook color Cable) so will NOT display charge status on your actual Nook Color tablet display (Only the cable LED light will indicate charging), and m…







Fintie Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 Folio Case - Slim Fit Premium Vegan Leather Cover for Samsung Tab E / Tab E Nook 9.6-Inch Tablet (SM-T560 / T561 / T565 & SM-T567V Verizon 4G LTE Version), Violet


Fintie Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 Folio Case – Slim Fit Premium Vegan Leather Cover for Samsung Tab E / Tab E Nook 9.6-Inch Tablet (SM-T560 / T561 / T565 & SM-T567V Verizon 4G LTE Version), Violet


$12.99


Fintie, a quality product within your reach! The Fintie Folio Classic Leather Case offers secure protection for your tablet while adding a range of versatile options. A smart holder is designed to hold your stylus pen, while a soft inner liner and protective corners help safeguard the tablet against scratches and damage. The Fintie Folio Classic Leather Case comes in a variety of bright, fun col…

Generic Barnes & Noble Nook Color Compatible Generic LED Lit Charging Cable & Wall Charger Kit (Shows charging status on the Lit Cable Tip only)


Generic Barnes & Noble Nook Color Compatible Generic LED Lit Charging Cable & Wall Charger Kit (Shows charging status on the Lit Cable Tip only)


$16.88


Why not indulge in this dual port rapid 2.1 amp rapid charger and LED lit generic Barnes & noble color charging cable. 2.0 Compatible. 3 feet. Works with nook color models.bnrv200 & bntv250, bntv250a. Please read: This cable is non OEM 5 pin (not 12 pin as the original nook color cable) so will not display charge status on your actual nook color tablet display (only the cable LED light will indica…

Sty-HD Bundle of 9 Stylus Capacitive Stylus Touch Screen Cellphone Tablet Pen for iPhone 5 4 4s 3 3Gs iPod Touch iPad 2 3 4 Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy S4 S3, Barnes and Noble Nook Color, Droid Bionic in StyHD Retail Packaging (Wilderness)


Sty-HD Bundle of 9 Stylus Capacitive Stylus Touch Screen Cellphone Tablet Pen for iPhone 5 4 4s 3 3Gs iPod Touch iPad 2 3 4 Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy S4 S3, Barnes and Noble Nook Color, Droid Bionic in StyHD Retail Packaging (Wilderness)


$9.99

Our wilderness colors are great for the outdoors – featuring 3 each of Black, Orange, and Silver you are set – just don’t drop them out in the wild or you will be back for a re-order!

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Arcane America


Arcane America


$9.99


America’s first great civil war battle took place on a hill in South Carolina. more than a quarter-century before Robert E. Lee was born.A pair of Presidents and their First Ladies repose side by side for all eternity in the undercroft of a Massachusetts church. America’s most dramatic case of treason played out along the banks of New York’s Hudson River where barges and yachts now pass. One of Florida’s fabled keys hosts an annual festival that draws throngs. yet no one lives on the island any other day of the year. These are but four examples of classic Americana tucked away in hidden nooks, secret pockets of historical, cultural, and human interest unknown to most Americans. If you know where to look, you can enter a colorful, extravagant, gaudily lighted Christmas village in Pennsylvania such as you’ve never seen before. And if you’re in the right place in Washington, you can visit a cemetery containing the grave of one of America’s most famous Native Americans and choke up at the affecting personal tributes to ordinary everyday Indians that surround it. In the middle of Minnesota you can tour an iron ore mine so real you almost forget it’s fake. On the banks of the Ohio River in Illinois you can enter a huge cave whose dark, eerie recesses once enticed travelers, naturalists, and America’s first serial killers. In Hawaii you can descend a hidden, unimproved trail to one of the Pacific’s most enchanting bays and walk along the shore where the world’s greatest explorer was killed. In Alaska you can walk up to a glacier whose enormity will overwhelm you and then hike across it and taste its icy wetness. These are not famous places. They are, rather, obscure, unheralded, little-visited corners of America waiting to tempt you. Welcome to “Arcane America: 101 of the Best Places You Never Heard Of,” a compilation of some of the least-known, most-interesting sites in the United States: a Connecticut prison where inmates served their time chained to the bowels of a deserted

Bugricks


Bugricks


$9.99


God’s creation is truly a wonder and a mystery. And the closer we look, the more wondrous and mysterious it seems. This is especially true when we look into nature and the world of the insects. Experts (known as entomologists) have identified close to one million insect species. An amazing number! And an amazing accomplishment! Why are there so many insects? Do they all have a purpose? How do they affect human life? We have much to learn. They have been around for hundreds of millions of years and watched the dinosaurs come and go. Each kind of insect has a unique life story. Some experts spend a good part of their lifetime studying just one group, such as ants. It is estimated that there are still millions of species to be discovered. There is plenty of work left to be done by entomologists. They explore jungles, caves, deserts, springs, mountains, and farms-just about every nook and cranny you can imagine-to track down and study insects. We owe them a great deal for bringing us the life stories of these incredible creatures. How can we begin to understand all the different insects? We can organize them into groups that seem to be closely related. Entomologists have arranged them into “orders” to help us better understand them. This book has grouped all insects into thirty-one orders. Some experts have combined some orders and have less than thirty-one. Others have excluded some groups from being called insects. This is changing as they learn more. The purpose of this book is to introduce you to the different orders and give some basic details on the lives of the insects in each order. For example, beetles are technically named Coleoptera. The book highlights the common lady bug as one of the insects in this order. Bugricks is meant to be an entertaining and colorful door into the world of insects. Once you enter, you may not want to come out.

Circles


Circles


$8.98


In this breathtaking look at the lives of five women, caught up in their own issues and struggling with their identities, Baxter delivers a unique, yet informed view about the effects of betrayal. Mistrusting in their own self-worth, they form an unlikely friendship. Searching for something deemed missing in their lives. Intrigue, pain and pleasure, with several surprising twists. It’s an emotional rollercoaster ride, as introductions cause circles to cross and events to unfold. Where circles cross, our lives are forever changed, sometimes good and sometimes not. The intricacies of the fabric we weave; in bold bright colors or the darkest shades of night, bear witness to all that we are, all that surrounds us. Each journey holds its own mystery, with sadness or joy at its end. Circles is the first novel in the Where Circles Cross Series.I liked very much that the book lives up to its title, the dialogue is often very funny and it never feels like the novel is trying too hard to make connections. The audience thinks they know what’s coming next. WRITER’S DIGESTWhat a wild ride! Powerful, tragic, happy, a look at real life, hits all the emotional buttons. Stephanie, Editor. There is a certain energy, excitement and zest that seems to fill the man, JT Baxter. Bob Morgan, Gulf Coast Newspapers. Celeste said: You have the rare gift as a writer of making your audience form strong, sometimes contradictory opinions, about the characters that you have created. I loved some, loathed others, and felt that more than a few were kindred spirits. Not only do you prove that you really understand women, but you seem to know us, the varied forms we come in, to a degree that makes one wonder who your spies are, and why are they giving away all of our secrets. The mark of a great storyteller? That moment, in the middle of the night, when events unfold, which make the reader want to throw the book across the room. I was reading on a Nook, and didn’t want to break it, but I screamed “NO!”, and

Appealing and Classy Candleholder


Appealing and Classy Candleholder


$71.24


Home and Garden, Home Decor, Specification: Product Dimension: 11Hx25Wx9 InchMaterial: Wrought ironProduct Description: Whenever you head to shop a unique decor for your abode figurines vases and wall decors are all that you look for. But here we have one such decor that will outshine all other decoratives. This candleholder here is one amazing work of art that will brighten up the interiors and at the same time will add a hint of sophistication. Constructed of quality wrought iron it ensures to last in prim condition for years together. The candleholder features five holders that’stand on an intricately scrolled base. Perch the candleholder on the dining table side table or centre table in the living room and you can see the ambiance lit with a unique charm and vibrancy. Add any colored candle to the holders and its subtle light will boost your spirit and its grace embrace every nook andecorner of your house. Complementing all interiors; you can use it to embellish your abode during festivals and other parties. Find it ideal? Make it yours at the earliest.

Adobe Captivate CS 5.5 Companion


Adobe Captivate CS 5.5 Companion


$9.99


Learn Captivate with this enhanced, full color e-reading book with clear step-by-step examples. Organized in an easy-to-follow guide including: Step-by-step tutorials Hands-on exercises Clear examples Practical knowledge and tips Comprehensive hyperlinked index If you need to create engaging and fun presentations and training for traditional devices or tablets, smart phones, eReaders or even smart TVs … this book is for you. 243 pages *Requires an eReader or digital software such as Kobo™ eReading apps, Nook for PC™ or Adobe® Digital Editions. 51 tips 230 color photos

Digital Capture After Dark


Digital Capture After Dark


$31.99


The pitfalls of photographing at night are many. Autofocus and built-in light meters generally fail at night. Long exposures tend to make noisy or blurry photographs. Cameras set to automatic generally trigger the built-in flash in low light conditions, which results in unsatisfying images. Lack of understanding and inappropriate techniques often ruin the dramatic potential of nighttime images. In Digital Capture After Dark you will learn to overcome these and other obstacles. You will go beyond the many “how-to’s” of capturing digital images at night to the “why-to’s” of long exposure photography; including the importance of how we think and see at night compared to during the day. Also discussed are hands-on image editing techniques that will help you prepare your images for output. Detailed descriptions cover color balancing, expanding dynamic range, controlling flare, dealing with noise, converting to black-and-white, toning, and much more.

Dracula


Dracula


$0.99


Dracula is a Gothic horror novel written by the Irish author Bram Stoker, famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula. The novel relates the story of Dracula’s attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Although Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned theatrical, film and television interpretations and has influenced numerous contemporary writers and contemporary interest in vampires has never been more prevalent, as can be witnessed in the enormous global success of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” series of novel which has also been adapted into a successful movie franchise. The novels and stories chosen for Mojito Press Illustrated Modern Classic are all currently out of copyright, and consequently other versions of the text may be available elsewhere free of charge. However, with these editions, we wanted to be bring you versions that were both attractive and properly formatted with: – new, striking covers – a set of ten brand new full-color illustrations, commissioned from the book cover specialists Graphicz X Designs – proper formatting for Nook and designed to ensure maximum readability, including active table of contents to make it easy to skip from chapter to chapter and generally find your way around each volume.

Hidden City


Hidden City


$11.99


An insider’s guide to the many hidden nooks and crannies of London, and the fascinating stories behind them, with a foreword by the Lord Mayor of LondonThe real London is often to be found not in its more famous streets and squares but in the small and obscure places which so many visitors miss. David Long uncovers these forgotten locations and brings to life their fascinating history. The streetscape of London’s historic square mile has been evolving for centuries, but the city’s busy commercial heart still boasts an extensive network of narrow passages and alleyways, secret squares and half-hidden courtyards. Most are ancient survivors dating back to medieval times or earlier, their colorful and evocative names recalling old taverns, trades, and city traditions. Hidden behind the glass, steel, and stone of the banks and big business, these little corners continue to bear witness to nearly 2,000 years of British history.

Feeling at Home


Feeling at Home


$6.99


Most decorating books omit the most important element of the home: you. Does your home reflect who you really are? Feeling at Home focuses on this most essential aspect of decorating: creating a home that is truly your emotional center. Every room and object should answer your needs and make you feel more human and whole. Alexandra Stoddard gently leads us through a process of self-attunement and self-expression in which we discover not only our practical needs, but also our yearnings-perhaps a sunny spot for reading; a colorful nook for ironing; an inviting place for paperwork. She urges us to question the rules and to never “pre-compromise” by talking ourselves out of our true desires. With imaginative and practical examples from her personal and professional life, she helps us discover countless ways to express ourselves at home and instantly feel comfort, pleasure, and ease. Why settle for merely being “in” our homes when we can be “at home?” Feeling at Home puts us on the path to home as we’ve always dreamed it could be.

Graphics In InDesign


Graphics In InDesign


$3.99


When it comes to book production, InDesign is your best tool for graphic production. Even Photoshop images are commonly put in a special graphic container produced in InDesign, exported as a PDF, and then placed into the book. InDesign is the best graphics tool for book production This book, which is an updated excerpt from David’s “Writing In InDesign”, shows book designers how to use InDesign effectively and efficiently for the graphic production needed for their book designs. It covers formats needed and ebook requirements, the use of object styles, basic drawing techniques, and so on. The book is in full-color, because most books sold are now ebooks in full color. David has been self-publishing books since the mid-1990s and was a very early adopter of Lulu, then Createspace, then Kindle KDP, Scribd, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. Few writers have the breadth of experience is the new paradigm of self-published indie authors. This book will help you.

Graphics In InDesign


Graphics In InDesign


$3.99


When it comes to book production, InDesign is your best tool for graphic production. Even Photoshop are commonly put in a special graphic container produced in InDesign, exported as a PDF, and then placed into the book. InDesign is the best graphics tool for book production This book, which is an updated excerpt from David’s “Writing In InDesign”, shows book designers how to use InDesign effectively and efficiently for the graphic production needed for their book designs. It covers formats needed and ebook requirements, the use of object styles, basic drawing techniques, and so on. The book is in full-color, because most books sold are now ebooks in full color. David has been self-publishing books since the mid-1990s and was a very early adopter of Lulu, then Createspace, then Kindle KDP, Scribd, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. Few writers have the breadth of experience is the new paradigm of self-published indie authors. This book will help you.

Enticing Kai Cutwork Bowl


Enticing Kai Cutwork Bowl


$73.19


Home and Garden, Home Decor, Specification: Product Dimension: 6Hx12Wx12 InchMaterial: CeramicProduct Description:A decor that can enhance the aesthetic worth of your interiors and can steal attention on the spot is here. Embodying infinite elegance in its design, texture and structure, this decor has an appeal that can lend a magical effect to any nook andecorner your keep it. Embellished with kai cutwork this bowl acquires an extremely polished look that can give a new definition to your interiors. Made from ceramic it has an outstanding durability and adds a scintillating effect to the whole decor. The spiral designs formed on its entire structure acquires a spectacular appearance. Intricate detailing, lustrous finish and stunning design make this bowl a perfect decor to add to your living space. Adorn it with some colorful marbles and keep it besides a floral vase. Any bare table top or showcase can get a dramatic look with this bowl. You can even gift it to somebody close.

Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia


Kaplan’s Cardiac Anesthesia


$286.99


Optimize perioperative outcomes with Kaplan’s Cardiac Anesthesia! Dr. Joel L. Kaplan and a host of other authorities help you make the best use of the latest techniques and navigate your toughest clinical challenges. Whether you are administering anesthesia to cardiac surgery patients or to cardiac patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, you’ll have the guidance you need to avoid complications and ensure maximum patient safety. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Update your understanding of cardiovascular and coronary physiology, and the latest advances in molecular biology and inflammatory response mechanisms. Master the newest approaches to perioperative assessment and management, including state-of-the art diagnostic techniques. Tap into the latest knowledge about 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiography, anesthesia delivery for minimally invasive/robotic cardiac surgery, assist devices and artificial hearts, cardiac pacing, cardiac resynchronization therapy, ablation techniques, and more. Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, plus additional online-only features including an ECG atlas. videos that demonstrate 2-D and 3-D TEE techniques in real time. and an Annual Year End Highlight from the Journal of Cardiovascular Anesthesia that’s posted each February. Clearly visualize techniques with over 800 full-color illustrations.

Guy Livingstone


Guy Livingstone


$20.53


Excerpt: .I thought of the old Rhineland tradition of the Wilis; then the daughter of Herodias came into my mind; and then that scarcely less murderous danseuse, at whose many-twinkling feet they say the second Napoleon cast his frail life down. If, in his assault on St. Anthony, the Evil One mingled no Terpsichorean temptation, be sure it was because the ancient man had no ear for music, I do not think that weapon was forgotten when Don Roderick, who had once been a courtly king, did battle through a long winter’s night with the phantasm of fair, sinful La Cava. The waltz was over, and I saw Guy and Flora disappear through the curtained door of the conservatory. If there was one thing Mrs. Wallace was prouder of than another, it was the arrangement of this sanctum. Very justly so; for it had witnessed the commencement and happy termination of more flirtations than half the ball-rooms in London put together. When you got into one of those nooks, contrived in artful recesses, shaded by magnolias, camellias, and the broad, thick-leaved tropical plants, lighted dimly by lamps of many-colored glass, you felt the recitation of some chapter in “the old tale so often told” a necessity of the position, not a matter of choice. Against eyes you were tolerably safe, though not against ears; but this is of very secondary importance. The man who would not assist a woman in distress (as the stage sailor has it) by adhering to the whisper appropriate to the imparting of interesting information, deserves to be

Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Canon EOS 5D Mark III


$31.99


The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the latest in Canon’s line of full-frame DSLR cameras. Its impressive array of capabilities and advanced controls allow the photographer ever more influence over the final image. With this comes more menus, buttons, and dials that the photographer must learn how to use to take full advantage of the camera. This book explores the features and capabilities of the 5D Mark III in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup. The informative text is illustrated with screenshots and example images throughout, making it easy to follow along. Author James Johnson covers everything from the basic features of the camera to the numerous advanced photographic options as he discusses topics such as focus and exposure, lenses, lighting, custom settings, and more. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to get the most out of this powerful camera.

Elegant Metal Glass Hurricane


Elegant Metal Glass Hurricane


$79.59


Home and Garden, Home Decor, Sepcification: Product Dimension: 27HX8.5WX10L InchMaterial: Glass And MetalColor: Black & translucentProduct Description: Antique In Looks Elegant In Silhouette This Hurricane Will Be A Smart Inclusion To Your Home Space. Made From Good Quality Glass And Metal It Will Remain In Pristine Condition For Years Together. It Features A Cylindrical Opaque Glass And A Black Metallic Pedestal Which Is Beautifully Constructed. Place In Any Colored Pillar Or Medium Sized Candle And Adorn It On The Center Of The Dining Table Side Table And It Is Sure To Spread Grace And Elegance To Every Nook Andecorner. This Glass Hurricane Can Be A Part Of Your Living Room Bedroom Or Hallway Outdoors You Can Use It Make Your Patio Area Inviting. Arrange More Such Glass Hurricanes On Any Of Your Favorite Tabletop And It Is Definitely Going To Look Appealing. Indeed This Glass Hurricane Is Worth Missing. So Do Not Miss Bringing It Home!

Kichler Jolie 43637 Mini Chandelier


Kichler Jolie 43637 Mini Chandelier


$112


The perfectly transitional Kichler Jolie 43637 Mini Chandelier has sleek curves, smart finish options. and three frosted glass shades. Scaled to fit your breakfast nook or smaller dining room. Bulbs not included. Kichler QualitySince 1938, Cleveland-based Kichler Lighting has been known for their innovative designs and excellent craftsmanship. Kichler is the world’s leading decorative lighting fixture company and the winner of four ARTS Lighting Manufacturer of the Year awards. Kichler designers travel the world to discover the latest trends in exterior and interior style, colors, and designs. They then translate the best of those trends into fixtures that will bring beauty, pleasure, and light into your home. Kichler fixtures stand the test of time and are functional works of art that you’re sure to treasure.

Kichler Jolie 43637 Mini Chandelier


Kichler Jolie 43637 Mini Chandelier


$112


The perfectly transitional Kichler Jolie 43637 Mini Chandelier has sleek curves, smart finish options. and three frosted glass shades. Scaled to fit your breakfast nook or smaller dining room. Bulbs not included. Kichler QualitySince 1938, Cleveland-based Kichler Lighting has been known for their innovative designs and excellent craftsmanship. Kichler is the world’s leading decorative lighting fixture company and the winner of four ARTS Lighting Manufacturer of the Year awards. Kichler designers travel the world to discover the latest trends in exterior and interior style, colors, and designs. They then translate the best of those trends into fixtures that will bring beauty, pleasure, and light into your home. Kichler fixtures stand the test of time and are functional works of art that you’re sure to treasure.

Adorable Metal Mosaic Candle Holder


Adorable Metal Mosaic Candle Holder


$58.56


Home and Garden, Home Decor, Sepcification: Product Dimension: 19HX6WX6L InchMaterial: MetalProduct Description: Lighting Candles Indoors And Outdoors Is A Tradition That Is Being Followed Since Many Years. We Tend To Light Candles Alone Or With A Candle Holder That Will Add Adecorative Touch And At The Same Time Keep It Safe From Children. This Holder Here In Cylindrical Shape Is Made Of Quality Metal And Features A Mosaic Pattern Which Gives It A Traditional Appeal. In A Multicolor Finish, The Holder Features A Curved Silhouette. Place Any Colored Candle On It And The Light Of The Candle Will Spread Warmth And Subtle Glow To Every Nook Andecorner. Add The Holder To Any Side Table, Wall Ledge In The Living Room, And Hallway. Excellent As Gift Item, Present It To Close Ones Who Would Love To Adorn Their House Withdecorative And Elegant Candle Holders. Indeed They Will Appreciate Your Choice And Thank You For The Same. Maintaining This Holder Is An Easy Task And Also You Need Not Worry About Its Durability. During Festival, Party And Other Celebrations? Line Up Candles On Similar Candle Holders Like This In Your Dwelling And Feel The Enchanting Experience Luring.

OK


OK


$8.99


It is said to be the most frequently spoken (or typed) word on the planet, more common than an infant’s first word ma or the ever-present beverage Coke. It was even the first word spoken on the moon. It is “OK”-the most ubiquitous and invisible of American expressions, one used countless times every day. Yet few of us know the hidden history of OK-how it was coined, what it stood for, and the amazing extent of its influence. Allan Metcalf, a renowned popular writer on language, here traces the evolution of America’s most popular word, writing with brevity and wit, and ranging across American history with colorful portraits of the nooks and crannies in which OK survived and prospered. He describes how OK was born as a lame joke in a newspaper article in 1839-used as a supposedly humorous abbreviation for “oll korrect” (ie, “all correct”)-but should have died a quick death, as most clever coinages do. But OK was swept along in a nineteenth-century fad for abbreviations, was appropriated by a presidential campaign (one of the candidates being called “Old Kinderhook”), and finally was picked up by operators of the telegraph. Over the next century and a half, it established a firm toehold in the American lexicon, and eventually became embedded in pop culture, from the “I’m OK, You’re OK” of 1970′s transactional analysis, to Ned Flanders’ absurd “Okeley Dokeley!” Indeed, OK became emblematic of a uniquely American attitude, and is one of our most successful global exports. “An appealing and informative history of OK.” -Washington Post Book World “After reading Metcalf’s book, it’s easy to accept his claim that OK is ‘America’s greatest word.’” -Erin McKean, Boston Globe “Entertaininga treat for logophiles.” -Kirkus Reviews “Metcalf makes you acutely aware of how ubiquitous and vital the word has become.” -Jeremy McCarter, Newsweek
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