For word lovers, word learners,
                            teachers, speakers, and writers.

Words That Make a Difference
Words That Make A Difference (2000, $22), now in its eighth printing, features more than 1,200 brief passages from The New York Times, each showcasing a word that will enrich one's spoken and written vocabulary. Each passage is interesting, arresting or amusing, showing the featured word in a self-contained context that makes its meaning clear. A wonderful book for enhancing anyone's vocabulary, but worth having just for the reading. An added attraction for teachers are the hundreds of passages that make perfect prompts for classroom writing and discussion.The book, which includes brief chapters on slang, allusions, puns and usage, is available only from Levenger, a catalogue and Web site company devoted to products for people for whom reading and writing is an important part of life. Levenger (www.levengerpress.com) also has stores in Chicago, Boston, Boca Raton, and Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

Words That Make a Difference is first and foremost a word lover’s delight. It is also a reference book readers will want to keep within easy reach. Finally, it is a book that will prove invaluable to college-bound youngsters preparing for the SAT.”
— Paul Dickson, author of Family Words and The Dickson Baseball Dictionary.

"A prodigious and imaginative undertaking by the Greenmans."
— William Whitworth, former editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1980-1999)

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More Words That Make a Difference

More Words That Make a Difference (2007, $24) showcases 1,306 vocabulary-enriching words in brief passages from articles that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, one of America’s great magazines, beginning with its first issue, November 1857. The book draws on nearly a century and a half of articles on virtually every aspect of American and global life, culture, thought, and events. More Words That Make a Difference is not only a wonderful tool for vocabulary growth, but, like Words That Make a Difference, a rich and rewarding reading experience and a book abounding with passages that make perfect prompts for classroom writing and discussion.

“Engrossing.” “Fascinating.” “Pick up More Words That Make a Difference. Then just try to put it down.”
              — Julia Swan, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

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