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How to Buy an Elephant and 38 Other Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know
     

How to Buy an Elephant and 38 Other Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

by John Krausz
 

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While it's possible to go through life not knowing how to tie a dhoti or carve an endless wooden chain, you never know when unusual skills will come in handy. And that's the fun of this fabulously bizarre handbook, which explains skills that range from the mundane (how to sweep a carpet, how to lose at checkers) to the outrageous (how to restore the apparently

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While it's possible to go through life not knowing how to tie a dhoti or carve an endless wooden chain, you never know when unusual skills will come in handy. And that's the fun of this fabulously bizarre handbook, which explains skills that range from the mundane (how to sweep a carpet, how to lose at checkers) to the outrageous (how to restore the apparently dead, how to read minds) to the random (how to be a guest in an English country home). John Krausz has culled material from government pamphlets, Victorian etiquette manuals, farmer's publications, old military handbooks and magazines, and more. Over 1,000 detailed line drawings illustrate his advice on good posture, Spencerian penmanship, Swiss barns, photosculpture, the ethics and aesthetics of eating...and of course, buying an elephant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602391062
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 5.10(d)

Meet the Author


John Krausz is the author of several books including Skyhorse publications How To Buy an Elephant.

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