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  • Ultimate Guide to the Math ACT

    Richard F Corn

    Paperback (Richard Corn, LLC, Aug. 10, 2018)
    This book contains everything you need to know in order to achieve your full potential on the math ACT. It can be used as a standalone text or as a companion to the official prep guides published by ACT. This second edition replaces the first edition, which sold more than 26,000 copies. In addition to updated content to reflect changes in the math ACT, this edition contains several improvements. The most important improvement is in the way it is structured. The structure enables students with high target scores (well over 30) to zero in on the material they need without getting bogged down in math fundamentals; whereas students with more modest target scores can focus on the fundamentals without being distracted by advanced material not needed to hit their targets. Other improvements include more challenging problems to reflect the increasing difficulty of the test, expanded treatment of advanced topics that appear on the test less frequently, many more calculator tips with screen shots from the TI-84 family of calculators, and an improved tips and techniques section for taking the test. The strengths of the earlier material are preserved, including a comprehensive review of early math (averages, percentages), followed by topics from algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus and statistics. For these, there are 38 lessons, more than 550 homework problems, solutions to the homework problems, and calculator tips. The book also contains extensive advice on how to take the math ACT, including pacing, how to take and learn from taking practice tests, and test-taking techniques.
  • By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions

    Richard Cohen

    eBook (Modern Library, Dec. 18, 2007)
    “Like swordplay itself, By the Sword is elegant, accurate, romantic, and full of brio—the definitive study, hugely readable, of man’s most deadly art.”—Simon WinchesterWith a new Preface by the authorNapoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who as a schoolboy would practice fencing with Bess—his future wife— when the two of them returned home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Ignatius Loyola challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ’s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would tell his wife he was “off to get spaghetti,” their code to avoid alarming the children. By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting—a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engrossing history of the world via the sword.Praise for By the Sword“Touché! While scrupulous and informed about its subject, Richard Cohen’s book is about more than swordplay. It reads at times like an alternative social history of the West.”—Sebastian Faulks “In writing By the Sword, [Cohen] has shown that he is as skilled with the pen as he is with the sword.”—The New York Times “Irresistible . . . extraordinary . . . vivid and hugely enjoyable.”—The Economist “A virtual encyclopedia on the subject of sword fighting.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Literate, learned, and, beg pardon, razor-sharp . . . a pleasure for practitioners, and a rewarding entertainment for the armchair swashbuckler.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions; 10th anniversary edition

    Richard Cohen

    Paperback (Modern Library, Aug. 5, 2003)
    “Like swordplay itself, By the Sword is elegant, accurate, romantic, and full of brio—the definitive study, hugely readable, of man’s most deadly art.”—Simon WinchesterWith a new Preface by the authorNapoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who as a schoolboy would practice fencing with Bess—his future wife— when the two of them returned home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Ignatius Loyola challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ’s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would tell his wife he was “off to get spaghetti,” their code to avoid alarming the children. By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting—a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engrossing history of the world via the sword.Praise for By the Sword“Touché! While scrupulous and informed about its subject, Richard Cohen’s book is about more than swordplay. It reads at times like an alternative social history of the West.”—Sebastian Faulks “In writing By the Sword, [Cohen] has shown that he is as skilled with the pen as he is with the sword.”—The New York Times “Irresistible . . . extraordinary . . . vivid and hugely enjoyable.”—The Economist “A virtual encyclopedia on the subject of sword fighting.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Literate, learned, and, beg pardon, razor-sharp . . . a pleasure for practitioners, and a rewarding entertainment for the armchair swashbuckler.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • Ultimate Guide to the Math ACT

    Richard Corn

    eBook (Richard Corn, LLC, June 3, 2019)
    Get your best possible math score! This book contains everything you need to know to get your best possible score on the math section of the ACT. It can be used as a standalone text or as a companion to the official prep guides published by the ACT.Forgot some of your math?This book has lessons covering 38 major topics and it contains more than 550 math ACT practice questions and their solutions. Topics are taken from algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and statistics.Not sure where to start?This book has a list of topics ordered according to how frequently they appear on the official practice tests. If your time is limited (whose isn't?), start with the most frequent topics.Using the official ACT practice tests?Problems in the official practice tests are cross-referenced to math topics in this book.Need help with the graphing calculator?To help you use the graphing calculator, calculator screen shots appear throughout the lessons.Need tips on taking the test?This book contains advice about setting a target score, optimizing your pace based on your target score, a series of steps to be followed when solving problems, getting the most from every practice test, and 6 useful problem solving techniques that you probably never learned in school.
  • Tiger Saves the Fourth of July

    Richard Cortez

    language (, July 26, 2014)
    Tiger Saves the Fouth of July, is part of the series of Tiger the cat books illustrated and written by the noted artist Richard Cortez. In this story, Tiger travels around the world to save the Fourth of July.You will love reading this delightful story, fit for young and old alike. The fresh, captivating, unique art of Richard Cortez is an essential part of the reading and viewing experience.All purchasers of eBooks by Richard Cortez will have access to a free wonderful eBook he wrote called “Where is Fifi’s Mother," accessible by a link at the end of the book.ADDITIONAL BONUS!All readers of this eBook by Richard Cortez will receive a 25% discount on allpaintings by mentioning a code placed in the end of the book for his online gallery at www.yessy.com/cortez.
  • Ultimate Guide to the Math ACT

    Richard Corn

    eBook (, Oct. 14, 2014)
    This book contains everything you need to know in order to achieve your full potential on the ACT examination for college admission. The book is divided into two parts: - The first part contains a review of the math topics that are on the test. For each math topic there is a lesson, homework problems in multiple choice format, and answer explanations. - The second part contains advice about how to prepare and take the test. It describes a base strategy for taking the test, how to establish your target score, and the correct pacing for your target score. It then describes a practice test taking cycle that you should follow using The Real ACT Prep Guide. The second part also contains general techniques that can be used to solve problems along with a mapping of these to The Real ACT Prep Guide. Written by an active math tutor, the material in this book has been used by more than 5,000 students and has been field tested over and over.
  • Tiger's Birthday

    Richard Cortez

    language (, Sept. 13, 2012)
    A cute cat named Tiger invites all his friends to come to his birthday party. Nevertheless, Tiger is saddened when they all refuse. But alas, it has a very happy ending. This is a delightful, happy and positive story that you will love reading with your kids. This book is illustrated by the noted artist Richard Cortez. The art and story will inspire and delight everyone who reads it.FREE BONUS!!All purchasers of eBooks by Richard Cortez will have access to a wonderful eBook he wrote called “Where is Fifi’s Mother," accessible by a link at the end of the book. ADDITIONAL BONUS!All readers of this eBook by Richard Cortez will receive a 25% discount on all paintings by mentioning a code placed in the end of the book for his online gallery at www.yessy.com/cortez.
  • Ultimate Guide to the Math ACT

    Richard F Corn

    Paperback (Math Prep Books, Sept. 15, 2012)
    This book contains everything you need to know in order to achieve your full potential on the ACT examination for college admission. The book is divided into two parts: - The first part contains a review of the math topics that are on the test. For each math topic there is a lesson, homework problems in multiple choice format, and answer explanations. - The second part contains advice about how to prepare and take the test. It describes a base strategy for taking the test, how to establish your target score, and the correct pacing for your target score. It then describes a practice test taking cycle that you should follow using The Real ACT Prep Guide. The second part also contains general techniques that can be used to solve problems along with a mapping of these to The Real ACT Prep Guide. Written by an active math tutor, the material in this book has been used by more than 5,000 students and has been field tested over and over.
  • She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron

    Richard Cohen

    eBook (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 6, 2016)
    “A very personal remembrance of Nora Ephron’s life and loves, and her ups and downs” (USA TODAY) by her long-time and dear friend Richard Cohen in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship.Nora Ephron (1941–2012) was a phenomenal personality, journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, and movie director (Sleepless in Seattle; You’ve Got Mail; When Harry Met Sally; Heartburn; Julie & Julia). She wrote a slew of bestsellers (I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman; I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections; Scribble, Scribble: Notes on the Media; Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women). She was celebrated by Hollywood, embraced by literary New York, and adored by legions of fans throughout the world. Award-winning journalist Richard Cohen, wrote this about She Made Me Laugh: “I call this book a third-person memoir. It is about my closest friend, Nora Ephron, and the lives we lived together and how her life got to be bigger until, finally, she wrote her last work, the play, Lucky Guy, about a newspaper columnist dying of cancer while she herself was dying of cancer. I have interviewed many of her other friends—Mike Nichols, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Arianna Huffington—but the book is not a name-dropping star turn, but an attempt to capture a remarkable woman who meant so much to so many other women.” With “the nuanced perspective of a confidant” (The Washington Post), She Made Me Laugh “is a fine tribute to a fascinating woman” (Houston Chronicle): “Nora would be pleased” (People, “Book of the Week”).
  • A Guide to the Math SAT

    Richard F Corn

    Paperback (Richard Corn, LLC, Feb. 14, 2017)
    This thorough review of math topics on the SAT can be used as a standalone text or as a companion to the 8 official practice SAT tests published by the College Board. It contains everything you need to know in order to achieve your full potential on the math SAT. Written by an active math tutor, this book is the latest addition to his math prep books which have sold more than 30,000 copies. -- The first part of this book is used to fill any gaps you may have in the math needed to answer problems in the official practice tests. Problems in the official practice tests are cross-referenced to math topics in this book. For each topic there is a lesson, homework problems, and answer explanations. The book covers 30 major topics, more than 80 sub-topics, and contains more than 400 homework problems and solutions. Topics are taken from pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics. -- The second part of the book contains advice about how to prepare and take the two math sections of the SAT. It includes setting a target score, guessing and skipping guidelines, how to optimize your time, and 7 useful problem solving techniques that you probably never learned in school.
  • A Guide to the Math SAT

    Richard Corn

    eBook (Richard Corn, LLC, April 5, 2017)
    Please note that this is the Kindle edition of the book. If you prefer the paperback edition, just click the paperback box at the top of this screen.This book contains everything you need to know in order to achieve your full potential on the math SAT. It can be used as a standalone text or as a companion to the official practice tests published by the College Board. Written by an active math tutor, this book is the latest addition to his math prep books which have sold more than 26,000 copies. -- The first part of this book is used to fill any gaps you may have in the math needed to answer problems in the official practice tests. Problems in the official practice tests are cross-referenced to math topics in this book. For each topic there is a lesson, homework problems, and answer explanations. The book covers 30 major topics, more than 80 sub-topics, and contains more than 400 homework problems and solutions.-- The second part of the book contains advice about how to prepare and take the two math sections of the SAT. It includes setting a target score, guessing and skipping guidelines, how to optimize your time, and 7 useful problem solving techniques that you probably never learned in school.
  • Ultimate Guide to the Math ACT

    Richard Corn

    language (Richard Corn, LLC, Aug. 27, 2018)
    This book contains everything you need to know in order to achieve your full potential on the math ACT. It can be used as a standalone text or as a companion to the official prep guides published by ACT. This second edition replaces the first edition, which sold more than 26,000 copies. In addition to updated content to reflect changes in the math ACT, this edition contains several improvements. The most important improvement is in the way it is structured. The structure enables students with high target scores (well over 30) to zero in on the material they need without getting bogged down in math fundamentals; whereas students with more modest target scores can focus on the fundamentals without being distracted by advanced material not needed to hit their targets. Other improvements include more challenging problems to reflect the increasing difficulty of the test, expanded treatment of advanced topics that appear on the test less frequently, many more calculator tips with screen shots from the TI-84 family of calculators, and an improved tips and techniques section for taking the test.The strengths of the earlier material are preserved, including a comprehensive review of early math (averages, percentages), followed by topics from algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus and statistics. For these, there are 38 lessons, more than 550 homework problems, solutions to the homework problems, and calculator tips. The book also contains extensive advice on how to take the math ACT, including pacing, how to take and learn from taking practice tests, and test-taking techniques.