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All relatively recent and relatively brief. Page counts include indexes.

  • Barzun, Jacques, Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers, 4th ed, (2001), paperback, 268 pages.
  • Dreyer, Benjamin, Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style (2019), hardcover and Kindle, 291 pages.
  • Evans, Harold, Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters (2017), paperback and Kindle, 407 pages.
  • Fish, How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One (2011), paperback and Kindle, 164 pages.
  • Casagrande, The Best Punctuation Book, Period (2014), paperback, 249 pages.
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If I may add one:

Lederer and Dowis, The Write Way: The S.P.E.L.L. Guide to Real-Life Writing (1995), paperback, 245 pages. (S.P.E.L.L. stands for "Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature")

I sent a copy to @Jamaal Valentine for winning the Plain Language Writing Contest. 

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