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Small space style : because you don't have to live large to live beautifully / Whitney Leigh Morris of the Tiny Canal Cottage.

Small space style : because you don't have to live large to live beautifully / Whitney Leigh Morris of the Tiny Canal Cottage.
Interior design maven Whitney Leigh Morris makes living in under 400 square feet look elegant and effortless--even with a husband, baby, and two Beagles in the mix. In her debut book, Whitney shares her ideas and practices for making any tiny space efficient and stylish--whether it's a rustic A-frame in the woods or a chic microapartment in the city. Featuring 300 tips for making the most of your little home, Small Space Style is the must-have, incredibly inspirational guide for living large in compact quarters. Join small space lifestyle expert Whitney Leigh Morris as she demonstrates how to keep clutter to a minimum, craft double duty layouts, personalize chic storage, go vertical when surfaces are limited, DIY clever custom built-ins, and even entertain a crowd within confined square footage. With chapters centered around the essentials--living, sleeping, eating, and bathing--Small Space Style features real-life examples from Whitney's own delightful and sophisticated cottage in Venice Beach, California, as well as home tours of some of her favorite tiny houses, micro apartments, and beautiful, efficient small spaces--


Heirs of the founders : the epic rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the second generation of American giants / H.W. Brands.

Heirs of the founders : the epic rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the second generation of American giants / H.W. Brands.
From ... bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how, in nineteenth-century America, a new set of political giants battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and to decide the future of our democracy. In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky; as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina's John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery. Together these heirs of Washington, Jefferson and Adams took the country to war, battled one another for the presidency and set themselves the task of finishing the work the Founders had left undone. Their rise was marked by dramatic duels, fierce debates, scandal and political betrayal. Yet each in his own way sought to remedy the two glaring flaws in the Constitution: its refusal to specify where authority ultimately rested, with the states or the nation, and its unwillingness to address the essential incompatibility of republicanism and slavery. They wrestled with these issues for four decades, arguing bitterly and hammering out political compromises that held the Union together, but only just. Then, in 1850, when California moved to join the Union as a free state, the immortal trio had one last chance to save the country from the real risk of civil war. But, by that point, they had never been further apart. Thrillingly and authoritatively, H. W Brands narrates an epic American rivalry and the little-known drama of the dangerous early years of our democracy.--Dust jacket.


The betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots : Elizbeth I and her greatest rival / Kate Williams.

The betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots : Elizbeth I and her greatest rival / Kate Williams.
A history of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, two women struggling for supremacy in a man's world, describes how their bonds of friendship sustained them until jealousy and antipathy turned them into enemies.


How to behave badly in Elizabethan England : a guide for knaves, fools, harlots, cuckolds, drunkards, liars, thieves, and braggarts / Ruth Goodman.

How to behave badly in Elizabethan England : a guide for knaves, fools, harlots, cuckolds, drunkards, liars, thieves, and braggarts / Ruth Goodman.
Draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons to illustrate the social mores of the Elizabethan Era.


The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer / Charles Graeber.

The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer / Charles Graeber.
Draws on the experiences of patients, physicians, and researchers to explain the revolutionary development of immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer and how that information is being harnessed to create more effective patient therapies.


The story of Greece and Rome / Tony Spawforth.

The story of Greece and Rome /  Tony Spawforth.
The magnificent civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical world. However, narratives about the civilized Greek and Roman empires resisting the barbarians at the gate are far from accurate. Tony Spawforth, an esteemed scholar, author, and media contributor, follows the thread of civilization through more than six millennia of history. His story reveals that Greek and Roman civilization, to varying degrees, was supremely and surprisingly receptive to external influences, particularly from the East. From the rise of the Mycenaean world of the sixteenth century B.C., Spawforth traces a path through the ancient Aegean to the zenith of the Hellenic state and the rise of the Roman empire, the coming of Christianity and the consequences of the first caliphate. Deeply informed, provocative, and entirely fresh, this is the first and only accessible work that tells the extraordinary story of the classical world in its entirety.


The riddler : fantastic puzzles from FiveThirtyEight / edited by Oliver Roeder ; foreword by Nate Silver.

The riddler : fantastic puzzles from FiveThirtyEight / edited by Oliver Roeder ; foreword by Nate Silver.
In the tradition of Martin Gardner's beloved brain teasers, Oliver Roeder's delightful puzzles explore the math implicit in everyday occurences. The most mind-bending puzzles on the internet appear weekly in Oliver Roeder's The Riddler column. Presented by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, an online mecca for statistics nerds, the column attracts a rabid community of puzzlers (including the coach of the U.S. Math Olympiad team and a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory) who rush to submit solutions and extensions. Now, FiveThirtyEight presents the first-ever Riddler collection, featuring the column's most popular problems, which draw on geometry, logic, statistics, and game theory, along with six never-before-published puzzles. The simplest require a mere flash of insight, while the toughest involve deep applications of analysis and probability theory. Can you rig an election? What's the best way to drop a smartphone? Can you solve the puzzle of the overflowing martini glass? Designed to appeal to a range of skill levels, The Riddler will be the perfect gift for any math or puzzle enthusiast--


Morpho : Anatomy for artists / Michel Lauricella ; translator, Marie Deer.

Morpho : Anatomy for artists / Michel Lauricella ; translator, Marie Deer.
In this book,... Michel Lauricella presents both his artistic and systematic methods for drawing the human body with drawing techniques from the écorché (showing the musculature and bone structure underneath the skin) to dynamic sketches of models in action. In more than 1000 illustrations, the human body is shown from a new perspective--from bone structure to musculature, from anatomical detail to the body in motion. Laurcella believes that only by learning basic human anatomy can one's drawing skills be perfected. Morpho is a rich, fascinating, and helpful book that can go with you everywhere on your sketching journey.--Page [4] of cover.


Why religion? : a personal story / Elaine Pagels.

Why religion? : a personal story / Elaine Pagels.
Why does religion still exist in the twenty-first century? And why do so many people -- even, and especially, those who challenge religion -- continue to argue about the questions it raises? What purpose does it serve in our lives? These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when she was dealing with unimaginable loss: the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves her personal story with the work she loves -- illuminating how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most important, how we get through our most difficult challenges. In the process, Pagels opens up unexpected ways of understanding this stubbornly persistent aspect of our culture. A provocative and deeply moving memoir from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience--~The author of The Gnostic Gospels draws on personal experiences and the perspectives of neurologists, anthropologists, and historians to illuminate the enduring capacity of faith in explaining and meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century.


The souls of yellow folk : essays / Wesley Yang.

The souls of yellow folk : essays / Wesley Yang.
Presents a collection of essays, including The Face of Sueng-Hui Cho, in which the author explores the logic of the Virginia Tech shooter.


God in the Qur'an / Jack Miles.

God in the Qur'an /  Jack Miles.


Sicilian splendors : discovering the secret places that speak to the heart / John Keahey.

Sicilian splendors : discovering the secret places that speak to the heart / John Keahey.


Out of the maze : an a-mazing way to get unstuck / Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Out of the maze : an a-mazing way to get unstuck / Spencer Johnson, M.D.
The posthumous sequel to Who Moved My Cheese?, the classic parable that became a worldwide sensation. Who Moved My Cheese? offered millions of readers relief for an evergreen problem: unanticipated and unwelcome change. Now its long-awaited sequel digs deeper, to show how readers can adapt their beliefs and achieve better results in any field. Johnson's theme is that all of our accomplishments are due to our beliefs: whether we're confident or insecure, cynical or positive, open-minded or inflexible. But it's difficult to change your beliefs--and with them, your outcomes. Find out how Hem, Haw, and the other characters from Who Moved My Cheese? deal with this challenge--


Inevitably toxic : historical perspectives on contamination, exposure, and expertise / edited by Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton, and Janet Farrell Brodie.

Inevitably toxic : historical perspectives on contamination, exposure, and expertise / edited by Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton, and Janet Farrell Brodie.
Not a day goes by that humans aren't exposed to toxins in our environment--be it at home, in the car, or workplace. But what about those toxic places and items that aren't marked? Why are we warned about some toxic spaces' substances and not others? The essays in Inevitably Toxic consider the exposure of bodies in the United States, Canada and Japan to radiation, industrial waste, and pesticides. Research shows that appeals to uncertainty have led to social inaction even when evidence, e.g. the link between carbon emissions and global warming, stares us in the face. In some cases, influential scientists, engineers and doctors have deliberately manufactured doubt and uncertainty but as the essays in this collection show, there is often no deliberate deception. We tend to think that if we can't see contamination and experts deem it safe, then we are okay. Yet, having knowledge about the uncertainty behind expert claims can awaken us from a false sense of security and alert us to decisions and practices that may in fact cause harm.--Amazon.com


Einstein's monsters : the life and times of black holes / Chris Impey.

Einstein's monsters : the life and times of black holes / Chris Impey.
The astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe. Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole at its center. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them. Which came first, the galaxy or its central black hole? What happens if you travel into one--instant death or something weirder? And, perhaps most important, how can we ever know anything for sure about black holes when they destroy information by their very nature? In [this book], distinguished astronomer Chris Impey takes readers on an exploration of these and other questions at the cutting edge of astrophysics, as well as the history of black holes' role in theoretical physics--from confirming Einstein's equations for general relativity to testing string theory. He blends this history with a poignant account of the phenomena scientists have witnessed while observing black holes: stars swarming like bees around the center of our galaxy; black holes performing gravitational waltzes with visible stars; the cymbal clash of two black holes colliding, releasing ripples in space-time. Clear, compelling, and profound, Einstein's Monsters reveals how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it. From the small questions to the big ones--from the tiniest particles to the nature of space-time itself--black holes might be the key to a deeper understanding of the cosmos.--Dust jacket.


All new bathroom ideas that work / David Schiff.

All new bathroom ideas that work /  David Schiff.
Bathroom remodeling continues to top the list of the most common remodeling projects. All New Bathroom Ideas that Work contains essential information on all aspects of a bathroom update or complete remodel, from fixtures to lighting and cabinetry to flooring, so homeowners can make smart choices about what they want and can afford.--


An atlas of natural beauty : botanical ingredients for retaining and enhancing beauty / by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami from Officine Universelle Buly.

An atlas of natural beauty : botanical ingredients for retaining and enhancing beauty / by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami from Officine Universelle Buly.
The perfect gift book from Paris's iconic apothecary Officine Universelle Buly captures the elegance and sophistication of the Parisian beauty standard in a beautifully illustrated and detailed guide--with easy-to-follow recipes--to retaining and enhancing natural beauty. Nothing is simpler, more enjoyable, more self-evident, or more efficient than taking good, natural care of yourself. This is the philosophy of Officine Universelle Buly, a reincarnation of the legendary Parisian beauty emporium established in 1803. Since then, it has brought natural skin and body care to seven cities across the world, offering clays, oils, plant-based powders, and other gifts from nature collected by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami over the course of their international travels. An Atlas of Natural Beauty is the result of their research and passion: an encyclopedic guide to simple recipes and protocols that will help anyone retain and enhance their natural beauty. This exquisitely designed book allows you to sample Buly's unique aesthetic heritage as a French apothecary, as well as discover the modern uses, properties, and home beauty recipes for more than eighty exotic and diverse range of seeds, flowers, oils, trees, fruits, and herbs. From apricot and avocado to argan oil, jasmine, and jojoba, each ingredient is accompanied by a gorgeous illustration, its providence, its primary use, and recipes for how to use it as a beauty solution now. These ingredients are easy to find, and the recipes are easy to replicate, whether it's making a simple oat bath to smooth skin, a sake lotion for your scalp, or a lemon shine water to brighten blonde hair. An Atlas of Natural Beauty is the perfect gift for newcomers and obsessives alike, empowering us all to take care of ourselves and feel confident in our skin--


As a city on a hill: the story of America's most famous lay sermon / Daniel T. Rodgers

As a city on a hill: the story of America's most famous lay sermon / Daniel T. Rodgers
For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill, John Winthrop warned his fellow Puritans at New England's founding in 1630. More than three centuries later, Ronald Reagan remade that passage into a timeless celebration of American promise. How were Winthrop's long-forgotten words reinvented as a central statement of American identity and exceptionalism? In As a City on a Hill, leading American intellectual historian Daniel Rodgers tells the surprising story of one of the most celebrated documents in the canon of the American idea. In doing so, he brings to life the ideas Winthrop's text carried in its own time and the sharply different yearnings that have been attributed to it since. As a City on a Hill shows how much more malleable, more saturated with vulnerability, and less distinctly American Winthrop's Model of Christian Charity was than the document that twentieth-century Americans invented. Across almost four centuries, Rodgers traces striking shifts in the meaning of Winthrop's words--from Winthrop's own anxious reckoning with the scrutiny of the world, through Abraham Lincoln's haunting reference to this almost chosen people, to the city on a hill that African Americans hoped to construct in Liberia, to the era of Donald Trump. As a City on a Hill reveals the circuitous, unexpected ways Winthrop's words came to lodge in American consciousness. At the same time, the book offers a probing reflection on how nationalism encourages the invention of timeless texts to straighten out the crooked realities of the past.


About my mother : true stories of a horse-crazy daughter and her baseball-obsessed mother : a memoir / Peggy Rowe ; foreword by Mike Rowe.

About my mother : true stories of a horse-crazy daughter and her baseball-obsessed mother : a memoir / Peggy Rowe ; foreword by Mike Rowe.
Peggy Rowe's story of growing up as the daughter of Thelma Knobel is filled with warmth and humor. But there's a Thelma in everyone's life. She's the person taking charge, the one who knows instinctively how things should be. Growing up, Peggy saw her mother as a benevolent, loving dictator. When major league baseball came to town in the early 1950s and turned sophisticated Thelma into a crazed Baltimore Orioles groupie, nobody was more surprised and embarrassed than Peggy. Life became a series of compromises-- and they discovered that sometimes, we're more alike than we know.


Gotham girl interrupted : my misadventures in motherhood, love, and epilepsy / Alisa Kennedy Jones.

Gotham girl interrupted : my misadventures in motherhood, love, and epilepsy / Alisa Kennedy Jones.
Smart stand-up comedy about the power of falling down, Gotham Girl Interrupted is loaded with brash truths and laugh-out-loud moments about the epileptic age and culture in which we all live. It's also a dispatch from the frontlines of neurodiversity. Above all, it's about the battle for becoming who you are supposed to be and finding your tribe--no matter how much flopping around on the ground and wetting yourself you have to do to get there. With wit and humility, Alisa Kennedy Jones chronicles her experiences after a diagnosis of ecstatic epilepsy (also suffered by Dostoevsky, Van Gogh, Da Vinci and Agatha Christie). Beginning with the first in a series of terrifying yet beautiful grand mal seizures, which she likens to swallowing a bolt of lightning, each seizure leaves her with what Zen Buddhists sometimes refer to as a beginner's mind--a vast, open expanse of headspace, coupled with a creative euphoria. It's a state that renders you less encumbered by everything you've already learned, but also challenged by having to relearn some of the more basic aspects of daily life--


The patch / John McPhee.

The patch /  John McPhee.
An album quilt, an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book --


Proof of collusion : how Trump betrayed America / Seth Abramson.

Proof of collusion : how Trump betrayed America / Seth Abramson.
Looking back at this moment in history, historians will ask if Americans knew they were living through the first case of criminal conspiracy between an American presidential candidate turned commander in chief and a geopolitical enemy. The answer might be: it was hard to see the whole picture. The stories coming in from around the globe have often seemed fantastical: clandestine meetings in foreign capitals, secret recordings in a Moscow hotel, Kremlin agents infiltrating the Trump inner circle.


Mastering the market cycle : getting the odds on your side / Howard Marks.

Mastering the market cycle : getting the odds on your side / Howard Marks.
Economies, companies, and markets operate according to patterns or cycles. These cycles arise from naturally occurring phenomena in everyday business, and to a large extent from the simple ups and downs of human psychology and behavior. When should you pull out of the market? When should you stay in? These fundamental psychological influences -- including greed and fear -- can and do profoundly affect investors. If you carefully study past cycles, understand their origins and import, and remain alert for the next up or down cycle, you won't have to reinvent the wheel in order to understand every investment environment. And you're less likely to be blind-sided by unexpected events. Howard Marks, cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, provides insights to help you master these recurring patterns for your own financial gain and psychological benefit.


The bullying breakthrough : real help for parents and teachers of the bullied, bystanders, and bullies / Jonathan McKee.

The bullying breakthrough : real help for parents and teachers of the bullied, bystanders, and bullies / Jonathan McKee.
McKee shares his own story and offers a glimpse into the rapidly changing world of bullies, bystanders, and the bullied while providing helpful ways to connect with these kids, open doors of dialogue, and give them the encouragement they need and the validation they're searching for.


Forget "having it all" : how America messed up motherhood -- and how to fix It / by Amy Westervelt.

Forget
Examines the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women whether or not they have children, and calls for changes in workplace policies, cultural norms, and personal attitudes about motherhood.


We the people : a progressive reading of the constitution for the twenty-first century / Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

We the people : a progressive reading of the constitution for the twenty-first century / Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law.


Hope and other superpowers : a life affirming, love-defending, butt-kicking, world-saving manifesto / John Pavlovitz.

Hope and other superpowers : a life affirming, love-defending, butt-kicking, world-saving manifesto / John Pavlovitz.
Overwhelmed by the news cycle and the state of affairs in our world? Pastor, blogger, and powerful voice in the Resistance, John Pavlovitz has the answer: this rousing and inspirational guide, drawing from lessons of our favorite superheroes, for how we can band together, live more heroically (and meaningfully), and save the world. It's exhausting to give a damn these days, isn't it? Perhaps you're feeling anguished about what you see on the news or in your social media timeline, or by your personal circumstances, and are paralyzed waiting for political or religious leaders, or celebrities, to rescue us from it all. But what if you didn't have to wait for someone else? What if you could be the hero? This book--a spirited call to action--shows you how. In these pages, John offers a path away from the vitriol and toward comƯpassion, and a plan to transform our burdens into dreams and our outrage into activism. Drawing from lessons of beloved fictional superheroes, John shows us how to identify our origin story, build protective suits of armor, guard against our personal kryptonite, and vanquish our villains. He also identifies ten specific superpowers that we can enlist to make our lives and our world better. Along the way, he shares inspiring anecdotes and profiles about ordinary people who saw a gap in the world in empathy or kindness or gratitude and decided to fill it. Hope and Other Superpowers is an invitation to anyone hoping to be the kind of person the world so desperately needs--the kind who can save it. In other words: it's an invitation to you.


The art of reading : an illustrated history of books in paint / Jamie Camplin, Maria Ranauro.

The art of reading : an illustrated history of books in paint / Jamie Camplin, Maria Ranauro.
Camplin and Renauro reveal centuries of symbiosis between the visual and literary arts. They examine the development of printed books and the simultaneous emergence of the modern figure of the artist. In doing so they weave together an engaging cultural history that probes the ways in which books and paintings represent a key to understanding ourselves and the past. -- adapted from jacket~Revealing centuries of symbiosis between the visual and literary arts, The Art of Reading brings together works by the many great artists who took inspiration from the printed word--Provided by publisher.


Scale or fail : how to build your dream team, explode your growth, and let your business soar / Allison Maslan.

Scale or fail : how to build your dream team, explode your growth, and let your business soar / Allison Maslan.


Adult time / Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott.

Adult time /  Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott.
From the dark days of sleep deprivation to the cacophony of a tri-kid family, Baby Blues reveals the true dark underbelly of parenting to the delight of newspaper readers everywhere. Like a comic epidural, or butt cream on a raging diaper rash, this comic strip has helped take some of the sting out of parenting for countless parents around the world.


Diehard sins : how to fight wisely against destructive daily habits / Rush Witt.



Forge & carve : heritage crafts : the search for well-being and sustainability in the modern world / foreword by Robin Wood.

Forge & carve : heritage crafts : the search for well-being and sustainability in the modern world / foreword by Robin Wood.


Waste not : recipes and tips for full-use cooking from America's best chefs / James Beard Foundation ; photography by Keirnan Monaghan and Theo Vamvounakis.

Waste not : recipes and tips for full-use cooking from America's best chefs / James Beard Foundation ; photography by Keirnan Monaghan and Theo Vamvounakis.
The average American household throws away more than $1,500 worth of food every year. Featuring 100 recipes from chefs such as Rick Bayless, Elizabeth Falkner, Bryant Terry, and Katie Button, Waste Not shows readers how to turn ingredients that often end up in the trash into delicious dishes and exciting takes on tried-and-true recipes. There are no better ambassadors to inspire people to reduce food waste than chefs. Nobody knows more about how to fully utilize every leaf, root, bone, stem, and rind, or has ideas for how to stretch dollars into delicious, satisfying dishes. Here, chefs from around the country share not only recipes for asparagus bottom aioli, squash-seed tahini, and fruit-skin-crusted mahi, but also their suggestions for how to get maximum mileage--and inspiration--from the food you buy. Curated by the James Beard Foundation, America's leading organization for culinary innovation, Waste Not will change what--and how--you eat.


Feel better fast and make it last : unlock your brain's healing potential to overcome negativity, anxiety, anger, stress, and trauma / Daniel G. Amen, MD.

Feel better fast and make it last : unlock your brain's healing potential to overcome negativity, anxiety, anger, stress, and trauma / Daniel G. Amen, MD.


The slow cooker baby food cookbook : 125 recipes for low-fuss, high-nutrition, all-natural, and way better than store-bought purees, cereals, and finger foods / Maggie Meade.

The slow cooker baby food cookbook : 125 recipes for low-fuss, high-nutrition, all-natural, and way better than store-bought purees, cereals, and finger foods / Maggie Meade.
You don't eat all of your food out of jars, why should your baby?The Slow Cooker Baby Food Cookbook shows you how to make your own baby food from natural, safe ingredients with flavors you know your baby will love. Not everyone has time to make fresh meals after work or adhere to unpredictable feeding schedules, though. This is where the slow cooker comes in! Cook up a big batch and toss it in the fridge or freezer for easy access. Author Maggie Meade showcases 60 purees and fruit sauces for your beautiful baby, as well as recipes for cereals, spoon foods, and finger foods. The Slow Cooker Baby Food Cookbook also includes information on safely storing, freezing, and reheating all of its recipes so there's no chance of hidden bacteria in your baby's meals.


The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War / Andrew Delbanco.

The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War / Andrew Delbanco.
Explains how fugitive slaves escaping from the South to the northern states awakened northerners to the true nature of slavery and how the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act divided the nation and set it on the path to civil war.


Let her fly : a father's journey / Ziauddin Yousafzai with Louise Carpenter ; foreword by Malala Yousafzai.

Let her fly : a father's journey / Ziauddin Yousafzai with Louise Carpenter ; foreword by Malala Yousafzai.
A moving and inspirational story with a deeply personal look into the Yousafzai family, Let her fly traces Ziauddin Yousafzai's life journey. From an unconfident, stammering little boy living in a mud house in a mountainous region of Pakistan to a man who has broken with regressive social norms, Yousafzai has proven that there are many faces of feminism. As an educator, a family man, and an activist, Yousafzai has championed positive changes in all aspects of his life, be it empowering his daughter, Malala, to be a global leader, fighting for girls' education around the world, or teaching his sons the value of equality. With humor and sincerity, Yousafzai describes his life in Pakistan before the Talibanization of the Swat Valley; through scenes of his sons, Khusal and Atal, flying kites on the roof of their home; to his progressive partnership with his wife, Toor Pekai, and their challenge of raising children in an unfamiliar country. After Malala was hot by the Taliban, the Yousafzai family was completely uprooted from Pakistan and forced to start over in the United Kingdom. Now Yousafzai expresses the complex pain and joy of his return, six years later, to his beautiful homeland. Let her fly is an intimate family portrait by the father of one of the most remarkable leaders in the world today. For the first time, readers will learn how an ordinary man from rural Pakistan started a school with the express mission to educate young women for a bright future and became an activist and a global leader in his own right. Ziauddin and Toor Pekai have set a singular example for parents who hope to empower their children to make a difference. Let her fly will resonate with anyone who has ever cared for a child as Ziauddin Yousafzai shares what he's learned from his children and what he hopes to teach the world--Dust jacket.


Impeaching the president : past, present, and future / Alan Hirsch.

Impeaching the president : past, present, and future / Alan Hirsch.


Body mindful yoga : create a powerful and affirming relationship with your body / by Robert Butera, PhD, and Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD.

Body mindful yoga : create a powerful and affirming relationship with your body / by Robert Butera, PhD, and Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD.


Mini hoop embroideries : over 60 little masterpeices to stitch and wear / Sonia Lyne.

Mini hoop embroideries : over 60 little masterpeices to stitch and wear / Sonia Lyne.
Stitch a multitude of embroidery designs - all within a cute and tiny mini hoop! Following the simple instructions inside, learn how to create over 60 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles by original mini embroidery hoop creator Sonia Lyne, founder of Dandelyne (TM). Using these little hoops as your canvas learn to stitch it all, from classic embroidered flowers and applique animals through to abstract stitch 'n' paint shapes and tasselled creatures. Then, proudly frame and decorate your stitched art and turn them into eye-catching jewellery pieces, or display them in your home for ultimate hoopy gorgeousness.


The truth about Aaron : my journey to understand my brother / Jonathan Hernandez with Lars Anderson.

The truth about Aaron : my journey to understand my brother / Jonathan Hernandez with Lars Anderson.
The football fans, Aaron Hernandez was a superstar. A standout at the University of Florida, he helped the Gators win the national title in 2008. He was drafted by the New England Patriots, and in his second season with the team, he and Rob Gronkowski set records for combined touchdowns and yardage. In 2012, along with Tom Brady, they led New England to Super Bowl XLVI. But Aaron's NFL career ended as quickly as it began. On June 26, 2013, he was arrested at his home, charged with the murder of acquaintance Odin Lloyd, and released by the Patriots. On May 15, 2014, while on trial for Lloyd's murder, Aaron was indicted for two more murders. Convicted in the Lloyd case, Aaron Hernandez died by suicide in his jail cell. He was twenty-seven years old. In this clear-eyed, emotionally devasting biography, also a memoir of family and football and true crime, Jonathan Hernandez finally tells the previously unknown story of a man no one fully undestood. Jonathan draws on his won recollections as well as other sources to give us a full portrait of the star athlete and troubled young man who would be convicted of murder, and the darkness that consumed him for the entirety of his short life. Refusing to portray Aaron as a victim, Jonathan speaks openly about his brother's talent, his sexuality, his crimes and incarceration, and the devastating condition-- chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE-- that ravaged his brain until his death. Filled with headline-making revelations, The truth about Aaron is a shocking and moving account of promise, tragedy, and loss-- as told by the person who knew Aaron better than anyone else.


The Dead Rabbit mixology & mayhem : the story of John Morrissey and the world's best cocktail menu / Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry & Jillian Vose.

The Dead Rabbit mixology & mayhem : the story of John Morrissey and the world's best cocktail menu / Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry & Jillian Vose.
The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in lower Manhattan has won every cocktail award there is to win, including being named Best Bar in the World in 2016. Since their award-winning cocktail book The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual was published in 2015, founders Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, along with bar manager Jillian Vose, have completely revamped the bar's menus in a bold, graphic novel style, now featured in their newest collection The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem. Based on Gangs of New York-era tales retold with modern personalities from the bar world (including the authors) portrayed as the heroes and villains of the story, the menus are highly sought-after works of art. This stunning new book, featuring 90 cocktail recipes, fleshes out the tall tales even further in a collectible hardcover edition--making it a must-have for the bar's passionate fans who line up every night of the week. -- From Amazon.com


Mandela and the general / John Carlin, Oriol Malet.

Mandela and the general /  John Carlin, Oriol Malet.
Will the Freedom Struggle End in a Bloodbath? Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero and first leader of the new South Africa, is an international symbol of the power of a popular movement to fight structural racism. But that nonviolent struggle for equality and justice very nearly spiraled into an all-out race war that would have only ended in the peace of graveyards. As the first post-apartheid elections approach in 1994, with South African blacks poised to take power, the nation's whites fear reprisal. White nationalist militias claiming 50,000 well-armed former soldiers stand ready to fight to the death to defend their cause. They need someone who can lead and unite them. That man is General Constand Viljoen, former chief of apartheid South Africa's military. Mandela knows that he can't avert a bloodbath on his own. He will have to count on his archenemy. Throughout those historic months, the two men meet in secret. Can they trust each other? Can they keep their followers and radical fringe elements from acts of violence? The mettle of these two men will determine the future of a nation. The drama of this contest and the history that pivoted on it comes vividly to life in visual form. Veteran British journalist John Carlin teams up with Catalan artist Oriol Malet to create a historically and artistically rich graphic novel with obvious relevance to today's polarized politics.--Provided by publisher.


Cooking with scraps : turn your peels, cores, rinds, and stems into delicious meals / Lindsay-Jean Hard.

Cooking with scraps : turn your peels, cores, rinds, and stems into delicious meals / Lindsay-Jean Hard.
Stop throwing away your food scraps and start enjoying them on your table! A collection of 80 surprising, creative, delicious recipes for anyone who wants to cook smart, sustainable, and impressive meals out of unused bits of produce, cheese rinds, stale bread, and other oft-discarded foods--Provided by publisher.


Blame this on the boogie / Rina Ayuyang.

Blame this on the boogie /  Rina Ayuyang.
Inspired by the visual richness and cinematic structure of the Hollywood Musical, Blame this on the Boogie chronicles the adventures of a Filipino American girl born in the decade of disco who escapes life's hardships and mundanity through through the genre's feel good song and dance numbers. Ayuyang explores how the glowing charm of the silver screen can transform one's reality, shaping their approach to childhood, relationships, sports, reality TV, and eventually politics, parenthood, and mortality.--


The allies : Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the unlikely alliance that won World War II / Winston Groom.

The allies : Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the unlikely alliance that won World War II / Winston Groom.
In this exciting, meticulously researched narrative, best-selling author and historian Winston Groom returns to tell one of the most monumental stories of the twentieth century. It is the tale of three remarkably different men, joined in a mission to end World War II and restore order. Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin redefined a generation and transformed its political future. Their leadership--wise, decisive, and sometimes combative--put an end to the deadliest conflict in world history and set us on the path to the modern era. Groom's riveting storytelling documents how these political dynamos were made, from early days in boarding schools to time served in military academies to harrowing moments on the battlefield. Their personal stories would drive their ambitions, impacting the course of a vast and complicated war. In vivid detail, Groom recounts legendary events from the invasion of Normandy to the dropping of the atomic bomb--and all the political tribulations in between--that would shape the course of history. Founded on both democratic and Communist principles, the decisions made by these three men not only led to a new world peace but also changed the face of warfare, politics, and diplomacy for decades to come. Their actions contributed to the defeat of the Axis powers in Hitler's Germany, Japan, and beyond, and their characters changed their individual nations forever. Bold and inspiring, here is an action-packed look into a pivotal moment in history, told through the lens of three iconic leaders.--Dust jacket.~The story of the alliance formed at the end of World War II by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin to control the war in Europe and the Pacific, in the process shaping the political landscape of the world--


Beyond the call : three women on the front lines in Afghanistan / Eileen Rivers.

Beyond the call : three women on the front lines in Afghanistan / Eileen Rivers.
Follows the experiences of four women who fought in active combat duty in Afghanistan and also worked to gather intelligence about the Taliban from local Afghani women, with whom they were able to cultivate relationships, unlike their male counterparts.


Rare, medium, or done well : make the most of your life / Mike Huckabee.

Rare, medium, or done well : make the most of your life / Mike Huckabee.
Whether in politics, family, education, or business, what matters most is leaving a legacy for future generations. Part of leaving a legacy is understanding where we've been, where we are now, and how both determine where we're going. Author Mike Huckabee writes, A person who has no standard to live by other than the culture of the moment is a person whose principles might as well come from the latest public opinion polls. In a time where it seems anything goes, and truth is more fluid than ever, Rare, Medium or Done Well is for anyone wondering how to make a difference in today's culture. Governor Huckabee guides readers through multiple facets of life and how to be an example that others will follow and carry forward to the future. Also includes reflection questions and discussion prompts.


We begin in gladness : how poets progress : essays / Craig Morgan Teicher.

We begin in gladness : how poets progress : essays / Craig Morgan Teicher.
The staggering thing about a life's work is it takes a lifetime to complete, Craig Morgan Teicher writes in these luminous essays. We Begin in Gladness considers how poets start out, how they learn to hear themselves, and how some offer us that rare, glittering thing: lasting work. Teicher traces the poetic development of the works of Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, Louise Glück, and Francine J. Harris, among others, to illuminate the paths they forged--by dramatic breakthroughs or by slow increments, and always by perseverance. We Begin in Gladness is indispensable for readers curious about the artistic life and for writers wondering how they might light out--or even scale the peak of the mountain.--Amazon.com.


Red dead redemption II : the complete official guide.

Red dead redemption II : the complete official guide.


Monument : poems : new and selected / Natasha Trethewey.

Monument : poems : new and selected / Natasha Trethewey.
Layering joy and urgent defiance -- against physical and cultural erasure, against white supremacy whether intangible or graven in stone -- Natasha Trethewey's work gives pedestal and witness to unsung icons. Monument, her first retrospective volume, draws together verses that delineate the stories of working-class African American women, a mixed-race prostitute, one of the first black Civil War regiments, mestizo and mulatto figures in casta paintings, Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina. Through the collection, inlaid and inextricable, winds the poet's own family history of upheaval and loss, resilience and love... As a whole, Monument casts new light on the trauma of our national wounds, our shared history. This is a poet's remarkable labor to source evidence, persistence, and strength from the past in order to change the very vocabulary we use to speak about race, gender, and our collective future--


Did you just eat that? : two scientists explore double-dipping, the five-second rule, and other food myths in the lab / Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon.

Did you just eat that? : two scientists explore double-dipping, the five-second rule, and other food myths in the lab / Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon.
When it comes to food safety and germs, there are as many common questions as there are misconceptions. And yet there has never been a book that clearly examines the science behind these important issues--until now. In Did You Just Eat That? food scientists Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon take readers into the lab to show, for example, how they determine the amount of bacteria that gets transferred by sharing utensils or how many microbes live on restaurant menus. The authors list their materials and methods (in case you want to replicate the experiments), guide us through their results, and offer in-depth explanations of good hygiene and microbiology. Written with candid humor and richly illustrated, this fascinating book will reveal surprising answers to the most frequently debated--and also the weirdest--questions about food and germs, sure to satisfy anyone who has ever wondered: should I really eat that?--Page [4] of cover.


Civil War barons : the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation / Jeffry D. Wert.

Civil War barons : the tycoons, entrepreneurs, inventors, and visionaries who forged victory and shaped a nation / Jeffry D. Wert.
Before the Civil War, America had undergone a technological revolution that made large-scale industry possible, yet, except for the expanding reach of railroads and telegraph lines, the country remained largely rural, with only pockets of small manufacturing. Then the war came and woke the sleeping giant. The Civil War created a wave of unprecedented industrial growth and development, producing a revolution in new structures, ideas, and inventions that sustained the struggle and reshaped America. Energized by the country's dormant potential and wealth of natural resources, individuals of vision, organizational talent, and capital took advantage of the opportunity war provided. Their innovations sustained Union troops, affected military strategy and tactics, and made the killing fields even deadlier. Individually, these men came to dominate industry and amass great wealth and power; collectively, they helped save the Union and refashion the economic fabric of a nation. Utilizing extensive research in manuscript collections, company records, and contemporary newspapers, historian Jeffry D. Wert casts a revealing light on the individuals most responsible for bringing the United States into the modern age--


Bad advice : how to survive and thrive in an age of bullshit / Venus Nicolino ; Paula Feldman, co-writer.

Bad advice : how to survive and thrive in an age of bullshit / Venus Nicolino ; Paula Feldman, co-writer.
A psychologist and TV personality uses science and humor to debunk damaging self-help truisms and offer strategies for transformation and tapping into one's full potential.


Out there : a scientific guide to alien life, antimatter, and human space travel (for the cosmically curious) / Michael Wall, PhD (senior writer, Space.com).

Out there : a scientific guide to alien life, antimatter, and human space travel (for the cosmically curious) / Michael Wall, PhD (senior writer, Space.com).


In Byron's wake : the turbulent lives of Byron's wife and daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace / Miranda Seymour.

In Byron's wake : the turbulent lives of Byron's wife and daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace / Miranda Seymour.
A masterful portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never knew: Lord Byron.--Amazon.


Marooned : Jamestown, shipwreck, and a new history of America's origin / Joseph Kelly.

Marooned : Jamestown, shipwreck, and a new history of America's origin / Joseph Kelly.
For readers of Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower, a groundbreaking history that makes the case for replacing Plymouth Rock with Jamestown as America's founding myth. We all know the great American origin story. It begins with an exodus. Fleeing religious persecution, the hardworking, pious Pilgrims thrived in the wilds of New England, where they built their fabled city on a hill. Legend goes that the colony in Jamestown was a false start, offering a cautionary tale. Lazy louts hunted gold till they starved, and the shiftless settlers had to be rescued by English food and the hard discipline of martial law. Neither story is true. In Marooned, Joseph Kelly reexamines the history of Jamestown and comes to a radically different and decidedly American interpretation of these first Virginians. In this gripping account of shipwrecks and mutiny in America's earliest settlements, Kelly argues that the colonists at Jamestown were literally and figuratively marooned, cut loose from civilization, and cast into the wilderness. The British caste system meant little on this frontier: those who wanted to survive had to learn to work and fight and intermingle with the nearby native populations. Ten years before the Mayflower Compact and decades before Hobbes and Locke, they invented the idea of government by the people. 150 years before Jefferson, they discovered the truth that all men were equal. The epic origin of America was not an exodus and a fledgling theocracy. It is a tale of shipwrecked castaways of all classes marooned in the wilderness fending for themselves in any way they could--a story that illuminates who we are today--


A forever family : fostering change one child at a time / Rob Scheer with Jon Sternfeld.

A forever family : fostering change one child at a time / Rob Scheer with Jon Sternfeld.
In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles and discrimination he endured in adopting his four children--


The habit of turning the world upside down / Howard Mansfield.

The habit of turning the world upside down /  Howard Mansfield.


I can't talk about the trees without the blood / Tiana Clark.

I can't talk about the trees without the blood /  Tiana Clark.
For poet Tiana Clark, trees will never be just trees. They will also and always be a row of gallows from which Black bodies once swung. This is an image that she cannot escape, but one that she has learned to lean into as she delves into personal and public histories, explicating memories and muses around race, elegy, family, and faith by making and breaking forms as well as probing mythology, literary history, her own ancestry, and, yes, even Rihanna. I Can't Talk About the Trees without the Blood, because Tiana cannot engage with the physical and psychic landscape of the South without seeing the braided trauma of the broken past--she will always see blood on the leaves.--Publisher's website.


Let's go (so we can get back) : a memoir of recording and discording with Wilco, etc. / Jeff Tweedy.

Let's go (so we can get back) : a memoir of recording and discording with Wilco, etc. / Jeff Tweedy.
Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He'll also talk in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and write lovingly about his parents, wife Susie, and sons, Spencer and Sam. Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.


Grandpa magic : 116 easy tricks, amazing brainteasers, and simple stunts to wow the grandkids / Allan Zola Kronzek.

Grandpa magic : 116 easy tricks, amazing brainteasers, and simple stunts to wow the grandkids / Allan Zola Kronzek.
From a professional magician and New York Times bestselling author, 116 tricks, stunts, and brainteasers that will engage the grandchildren and provide giggles, jaw-dropping awe , and wonderful memories. Guaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun, Grandpa Magic is sure to entertain--and crack up-- the grandkids. From the old pull-a-quarter-from-behind-a-kid's-ear trick and removing your thumb to card tricks, stunts for the dinner table, and verbal puzzles that surprise and delight, there's something for everyone. Step-by-step illustrations make them easy to learn.


Grand improvisation : America confronts the British superpower, 1945-1957 / Derek Leebaert.

Grand improvisation : America confronts the British superpower, 1945-1957 / Derek Leebaert.
A bold new view of the U.S. rise to supremacy, and its collision with a British Empire that wouldn't step aside.--Provided by publisher.


How to keep your marriage from sucking : (the keys to keep your wedlock out of deadlock) / Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola.

How to keep your marriage from sucking : (the keys to keep your wedlock out of deadlock) / Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola.
Some marriages start out storybook. Perfect proposal, perfect engagement, perfect wedding, perfect honeymoon, and perfect newlywed years. Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola stumbled right out of the wedding gate. Their choices in the early years, they'll tell you, nearly bought their marriage a one-way ticket to Suckville. The New York Times bestselling authors explore all the adventures of early wedlock, from the moment one of you gets on one knee to the day when sex starts to feel like work instead of play. In this guidebook, Behrendt and Ruotola explore their own marriage and, with gleeful candor, tremendous warmth, sharp humor, and piercing insight, look at what we who have decided to settle down hope to get out of our most lasting relationship. We venture through volumes on the engagement, wedding planning, the Big Day, the wedding hangover, the (blissful?) first year, the hard work of marrying two lives, fights, and sex-pectations versus sex-pectreality. The perfect book for those who have just put a ring on it or are thinking of putting a ring on it, Behrendt and Ruotola's work is a brilliant guide for the first stretch of that wild ride we call marriage.


Saga Volume 9 / Fiona Staples, artist ; Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Fonografiks, lettering + design.

Saga Volume 9 /  Fiona Staples, artist ; Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Fonografiks, lettering + design.
After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.--Provided by publisher.


Impossible owls : essays / Brian Phillips.

Impossible owls : essays / Brian Phillips.
In his highly anticipated debut essay collection, Impossible Owls, Brian Phillips demonstrates why he's one of the most iconoclastic journalists of the digital age, beloved for his ambitious, off-kilter, meticulously reported essays that read like novels. The eight essays assembled here--five from Phillips's Grantland and MTV days, and three new pieces--go beyond simply chronicling some of the modern world's most uncanny, unbelievable, and spectacular oddities (though they do that, too). Researched for months and even years on end, they explore the interconnectedness of the globalized world, the consequences of history, the power of myth, and the ways people attempt to find meaning. He searches for tigers in India, and uncovers a multigenerational mystery involving an oil tycoon and his niece turned stepdaughter turned wife in the Oklahoma town where he grew up. Through each adventure, Phillips's remarkable voice becomes a character itself--full of verve, rich with offhanded humor, and revealing unexpected vulnerability. --


The emotionally healthy child : helping children calm, center, and make smarter choices / Maureen Healy.

The emotionally healthy child : helping children calm, center, and make smarter choices / Maureen Healy.
A child psychologist describes the habits and attitudes of happy, well-adjusted children and shows parents how they can encourage these traits in their own children--


Anarcha speaks / Dominique Christina ; selected by Tyehimba Jess ; introduction by Tyehimba Jess.

Anarcha speaks /  Dominique Christina ; selected by Tyehimba Jess ; introduction by Tyehimba Jess.
Anarcha Speaks is the reimagined story of an enslaved woman who was subject to medical experimentation at the hands of Dr. Marion Sims, a man who is credited as the father of modern gynecology--


Hey, Marfa : poems / Jeffrey Yang ; paintings and drawings by Rackstraw Downes.

Hey, Marfa : poems / Jeffrey Yang ; paintings and drawings by Rackstraw Downes.


That thin, wild mercury sound : Dylan, Nashville, and the making of Blonde on blonde / Daryl Sanders.

That thin, wild mercury sound : Dylan, Nashville, and the making of Blonde on blonde / Daryl Sanders.
That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde, not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album, but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts never before published, as well as keen insight into the Nashville cats who helped Dylan reach rare artistic heights, it explores the lasting impact of rock's first double album. Based on exhaustive research and in-depth interviews with the producer, the session musicians, studio personnel, management personnel, and others, Daryl Sanders chronicles the road that took Dylan from New York to Nashville in search of 'that thin, wild mercury sound.' As Dylan told Playboy in 1978, the closest he ever came to capturing that sound was during the Blonde on Blonde sessions, where the voice of a generation was backed by musicians of the highest order--Dust jacket flap.


The invisible emperor : Napoleon on Elba from exile to escape / Mark Braude.

The invisible emperor : Napoleon on Elba from exile to escape / Mark Braude.
Part forensic investigation, part dramatic jailbreak adventure, Mark Braude's The Invisible Emperor is a gripping narrative history of Napoleon Bonaparte's ten-month exile on the Mediterranean island of Elba In the spring of 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated. Having overseen an empire spanning half the European continent and governed the lives of some eighty million people, he suddenly found himself exiled to Elba, less than a hundred square miles of territory. This would have been the end of him, if Europe's rulers had had their way. But soon enough Napoleon imposed his preternatural charisma and historic ambition on both his captors and the very island itself, plotting his return to France and to power. After ten months of exile, he escaped Elba with just of over a thousand supporters in tow, landed near Antibes, marched to Paris, and retook the Tuileries Palace--all without firing a shot. Not long after, tens of thousands of people would die fighting for and against him at Waterloo. Braude dramatizes this strange exile and improbable escape in granular detail and with novelistic relish, offering sharp new insights into a largely overlooked moment. He details a terrific cast of secondary characters, including Napoleon's tragically-noble official British minder on Elba, Neil Campbell, forever disgraced for having let Boney slip away; and his young second wife, Marie Louise who was twenty-two to Napoleon's forty-four, at the time of his abdication. What emerges is a surprising new perspective on one of history's most consequential figures, which both subverts and celebrates his legendary persona --


The politics of petulance : America in an age of immaturity / Alan Wolfe.

The politics of petulance : America in an age of immaturity / Alan Wolfe.
How did we get into this mess? Every morning, many Americans ask this as, with a cringe, they pick up their phones and look to see what terrible thing President Trump has just said or done. Regardless of what he's complaining about or whom he's attacking, a second question comes hard on the heels of the first: How on earth do we get out of this? Alan Wolfe has an answer. In The Politics of Petulance he argues that the core of our problem isn't Trump himself--it's that we are mired in an age of political immaturity. That immaturity is not grounded in any one ideology, nor is it a function of age or education. It's in an abdication of valuing the character of would-be leaders; it's in a failure to acknowledge, even welcome the complexity of government and society; and it's in a loss of the ability to be skeptical without being suspicious. In 2016, many Americans were offered tantalizingly simple answers to complicated problems, and, like children being offered a lunch of Pop Rocks and Coke, they reflexively--and mindlessly--accepted. The good news, such as it is, is that we've been here before. Wolfe reminds us that we know how to grow up and face down Trump and other demagogues. Wolfe reinvigorates the tradition of public engagement exemplified by midcentury intellectuals such as Richard Hofstadter, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Lionel Trilling--and he draws lessons from their battles with McCarthyism and conspiratorial paranoia. Wolfe mounts a powerful case that we can learn from them to forge a new path for political intervention today. Wolfe has been thinking and writing about American life and politics for decades. He sees this moment as one of real risk. But he's not throwing up his hands; he's bracing us. We've faced demagogues before. We can find the intellectual maturity to fight back. Yes we can.


Off the clock : feel less busy while getting more done / Laura Vanderkam.

Off the clock : feel less busy while getting more done / Laura Vanderkam.
In order to get more done, we must first feel like we have all the time in the world. Think about it: why haven't you trained for that 5K or read War and Peace? Probably because you feel beaten down by all the time you don't seem to have ... In this book, Vanderkam reveals the seven counter-intuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed ... The strategies in this book can help if your life feels out of control, but they can also help if you want to take your career, your relationships, and your personal happiness to the next level. Vanderkam has packed this book with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including time makeovers of people who are learning how to use these tools.--Inside dust jacket.


Faking it : the lies women tell about sex--and the truths they reveal / Lux Alptraum.

Faking it : the lies women tell about sex--and the truths they reveal / Lux Alptraum.
Discusses the perceived deception of women in sexual situations, exploring whether or not the dishonesty is real, a symptom of male paranoia, or compelled by society, and examines how this dishonesty may affect women's self-image.


The curse of bigness : antitrust in the new gilded age / Tim Wu.

The curse of bigness : antitrust in the new gilded age / Tim Wu.
We live in an age of extreme corporate concentration, in which global industries are controlled by just a few giant firms -- big banks, big pharma, and big tech, just to name a few. But concern over what Louis Brandeis called the curse of bigness can no longer remain the province of specialist lawyers and economists, for it has spilled over into policy and politics, even threatening democracy itself. History suggests that tolerance of inequality and failing to control excessive corporate power may prompt the rise of populism, nationalism, extremist politicians, and fascist regimes. In short, as Wu warns, we are in grave danger of repeating the signature errors of the twentieth century. In The Curse of Bigness, Columbia professor Tim Wu tells of how figures like Brandeis and Theodore Roosevelt first confronted the democratic threats posed by the great trusts of the Gilded Age--but the lessons of the Progressive Era were forgotten in the last 40 years. He calls for recovering the lost tenets of the trustbusting age as part of a broader revival of American progressive ideas as we confront the fallout of persistent and extreme economic inequality.--Amazon.com.


Mortal republic : how Rome fell into tyranny / Edward J. Watts.

Mortal republic : how Rome fell into tyranny / Edward J. Watts.
In 22 BC, amid a series of natural disasters and political and economic crises, a mob locked Rome's senators into the Senate House and threatened to burn them alive if they did not make Augustus dictator. Why did Rome--to this day one of the world's longest-lived republics--exchange freedom for autocracy? Mortal Republic is a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome made this trade. Prizewinning historian Edward J. Watts shows how, for centuries, Rome's governing institutions, parliamentary rules, and political customs succeeded in fostering compromise and negotiation. Even amid moments of crisis like Hannibal's invasion of Italy in the 210s BC, Rome's Republic proved remarkably resilient, and it continued to function well as Rome grow into the premier military and political power in the Mediterranean world. By the 130s BC, however, the old ways of government had grown inadequate in managing a massive standing army, regulating trade across the Mediterranean, and deciding what to do with enormous new revenues of money, land, and slaves. In subsequent decades, politicians increasingly misused Rome's consensus-building tools to pursue individual political and personal gain, and to obstruct urgently needed efforts to address growing social and economic inequality. Individuals--and Marius, Caesar and Cato, Augustus and Pompey--made selfish decisions that benefited them personally but irreparably damaged the health of the state. As the political center decayed, political fights evolved from arguments between politicians in representative assembles to violent confrontations between ordinary people in the street, setting the stage for the destructive civil wars of the first century BC--and ultimately for the Republic's end--


The power of love : sermons, reflections, and wisdom to uplift and inspire / Bishop Michael Curry.

The power of love : sermons, reflections, and wisdom to uplift and inspire / Bishop Michael Curry.
Bishop Curry shares five of his favorite sermons on the themes of love and social justice. Throughout there is one riveting, hopeful, and deceptively simple message: love and acceptance are what we need in these strange times. -- adapted from Amazon.com info


The empty throne : America's abdication of global leadership / Ivo H. Daalder & James M. Lindsay.

The empty throne : America's abdication of global leadership / Ivo H. Daalder & James M. Lindsay.
Discusses how the foreign policies of the Trump administration have led to an abdication of any leadership role in the global community, creating doubts among its allies about its commitment to security alliances, free markets, and human rights.


Piero / by Edmond Baudoin ; translated and with an introduction by Matt Madden.

Piero /  by Edmond Baudoin ; translated and with an introduction by Matt Madden.
A touching graphic memoir about brotherhood, coming of age, and artistic inspiration by one of France's most celebrated graphic novelists. Edmond Baudoin is one of the most revered and influential figures in European comics, renowned for his slashing, expressive brushwork and narrative experimentation. New York Review Comics is proud to present the first English translation of his most intimate and inviting book, his graphic memoir of growing up with his beloved brother, Piero. Whether stuck in bed with whooping cough or out exploring in the woods, the two brothers draw together endlessly. They confront Martians, battle octopuses, stage epic battles between medieval castles, and fly high over the earth. Inevitably, they begin to grow apart, and their shared artistic life is replaced by schoolwork, romance, dances, motorcycles, and the struggle to decide what sort of people they want to be. Piero is a delicate, exuberant testament to the joys of childhood and a bittersweet account of what it means to become an adult--and an artist--


The complete diabetes cookbook : the healthy way to eat the foods you love / America'sTest Kitchen ; with a foreword by Dariush Mozaffaria, MD, Dr. Ph.

The complete diabetes cookbook : the healthy way to eat the foods you love / America'sTest Kitchen ; with a foreword by Dariush Mozaffaria, MD, Dr. Ph.
Eating healthfully plays a big role in managing diabetes. America's Test Kitchen's mission is to encourage home cooks to get into the kitchen with 400-plus meticulously developed and tested recipes that maximize healthy ingredients and flavor and limit unhealthy carbs and fats, sodium, and added sugars. Each recipe lists complete nutritional information for easy reference. Enjoy every meal with fresh creative recipes for satisfying breakfasts, weeknight-friendly dinners, holiday celebrations, and even snacks and the occasional sweet treat. -- Back cover.


House of vinegar : the power of sour with recipes / Jonathon Sawyer ; photographs by Peter Larson ; illustrations by M. Sweeney.

House of vinegar : the power of sour with recipes / Jonathon Sawyer ; photographs by Peter Larson ; illustrations by M. Sweeney.


Dog training diaries : proven expert tips & tricks to live in harmony with your dog / Tom Shelby.

Dog training diaries : proven expert tips & tricks to live in harmony with your dog / Tom Shelby.
This book captures the basic guidelines of training dogs and offers advice, strategies, and personal insight to deal with the most common problematic situations dog owners face--


The art of crochet blankets : 18 projects inspired by modern makers / Rachele Carmona.

The art of crochet blankets : 18 projects inspired by modern makers / Rachele Carmona.


Stranger things : worlds turned upside down / foreword by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer ; afterword by Shawn Levy ; written with Gina McIntyre.

Stranger things : worlds turned upside down / foreword by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer ; afterword by Shawn Levy ; written with Gina McIntyre.
When the first season of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix in the summer of 2016, the show struck a nerve with millions of viewers worldwide and received broad critical acclaim. The series has gone on to win six Emmy Awards, but its success was driven more than anything by word of mouth, resonating across generations. Viewers feel personal connections to the characters. Now fans can immerse themselves in the world--or worlds--of Hawkins, Indiana, like never before.


Martina's kitchen mix : my recipe playlist for real life / Martina McBride.

Martina's kitchen mix : my recipe playlist for real life / Martina McBride.
When she's not on stage or in the studio, McBride is most likely in the kitchen cooking with family and friends. Sharing meals and stories around the table is a tradition she continues with her own family as often as she can because real life is what's worth celebrating. Here she provides simple and satisfying recipes that entice with fresh, seasonal ingredients and down-home flavor. -- adapted from back cover~The country music star shares recipes from her kitchen for meals, beverages, appetizers, and desserts, that feature fresh seasonal ingredients.


Keeping at it : the quest for sound money and good government / Paul A. Volcker with Christine Harper.

Keeping at it : the quest for sound money and good government / Paul A. Volcker with Christine Harper.
As chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979-1987), Paul Volcker slayed the inflation dragon that was consuming the American economy and restored the world's faith in central bankers. That extraordinary feat was just one pivotal episode in a decades-long career serving six presidents. Told with wit, humor, and down-to-earth erudition, the narrative of Volcker's career illuminates the changes that have taken place in American life, government, and the economy since World War II. He vibrantly illustrates the crises he managed alongside the world's leading politicians, central bankers, and financiers. Yet he first found his model for competent and ethical governance in his father, the town manager of Teaneck, NJ, who instilled Volcker's dedication to absolute integrity and his three verities of stable prices, sound finance, and good government.


Never home alone : from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live / Rob Dunn.

Never home alone : from microbes to millipedes, camel crickets, and honeybees, the natural history of where we live / Rob Dunn.


Forks over knives : flavor! : delicious, whole-food, plant-based recipes to cook every day / Darshana Thacker with Carolynn Carreño ; preface by Brian Wendel.

Forks over knives : flavor! : delicious, whole-food, plant-based recipes to cook every day / Darshana Thacker with Carolynn Carreño ; preface by Brian Wendel.
Collects whole-food, plant-based recipes for such meals as spicy miso ramen, Dutch potato and apple salad, farro minestrone, coconut ginger red rice, and lemon-watermelon granita.


Holiday and celebration bread in five minutes a day : sweet and decadent baking for every occasion / Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. ; photographs by Sarah Kieffer and Zoë François.

Holiday and celebration bread in five minutes a day : sweet and decadent baking for every occasion / Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. ; photographs by Sarah Kieffer and Zoë François.
Offers one hundred recipes for holiday breads that use homemade, high-moisture yeast dough, including such breads as lavash, braided challah, monkey bread, sufganiyot, and panettone.


The book of beautiful questions : the powerful questions that will help you decide, create, connect, and lead / Warren Berger.

The book of beautiful questions : the powerful questions that will help you decide, create, connect, and lead / Warren Berger.


Be with / Forrest Gander ; with six photographs by Michael Flomen.

Be with /  Forrest Gander ; with six photographs by Michael Flomen.
Drawing from his experience as a translator, Forrest Gander includes in the first, powerfully elegiac section a version of a poem by the Spanish mystical poet St. John of the Cross. He continues with a long multilingual poem examining the syncretic geological and cultural history of the U.S. border with Mexico. The poems of the third section--a moving transcription of Gander's efforts to address his mother dying of Alzheimer's--rise from the page like hymns, transforming slowly from reverence to revelation. Gander has been called one of our most formally restless poets, and these new poems express a characteristically tensile energy and, as one critic noted, 'the most eclectic diction since Hart Crane' --


Ciao Italia : my lifelong food adventures in Italy / Mary Ann Esposito, host of PBS' Ciao Italia ; food photography by John W. Hession.

Ciao Italia : my lifelong food adventures in Italy / Mary Ann Esposito, host of PBS' Ciao Italia ; food photography by John W. Hession.
Legions of loyal fans of Mary Ann Esposito's groundbreaking PBS cooking show CIAO ITALIA have enjoyed cooking with and learning from this beloved television personality, a trailblazer who helped spark a billion dollar food media industry and paved the way for countless other television chefs. Fans have three words to describe her cooking style: traditional, authentic and passionate. From creating and launching CIAO ITALIA in 1989 to authoring 12 cookbooks, Esposito has inspired a worldwide audience who want to know more about Italian food and culture. --Amazon.com.


The keto reset diet cookbook : 150 low-carb, high-fat ketogenic recipes to boost weight loss / Mark Sisson with Lindsay Taylor, Ph.D.

The keto reset diet cookbook : 150 low-carb, high-fat ketogenic recipes to boost weight loss / Mark Sisson with Lindsay Taylor, Ph.D.
A companion cookbook to the bestselling book, The Keto Reset Diet, The Keto Reset Cookbook includes 150 all new recipes and meal plans so readers can easily follow Mark Sisson's ketogenic plan. Mark Sisson brings 150 new ketogenic recipes to readers who began their keto journey by becoming fat-adapted, reprogramming their metabolism to burn fat for fuel and ditching processed grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils in favor of nutrient-dense, high-fat, primal/paleo foods. With Mark's scientifically validated approach, readers can break free of the effects of carbohydrate dependency and gain metabolic flexibility. The new cookbook contains a recap of the ketogenic eating plan, along with tips on how to maintain cyclic ketogenesis, meal plans, all-new recipes, 60 full-color food photos, pantry stocking advice, and more. With these recipes, readers will be able to stave off sugar cravings with rich, high-satiety foods and stay trim and healthy--


Every day easy air fryer : 100 recipes bursting with flavor / Urvashi Pitre ; photography by Ghazalle Badiozamani.

Every day easy air fryer : 100 recipes bursting with flavor / Urvashi Pitre ; photography by Ghazalle Badiozamani.
So you've bought an air fryer, and you're using it to make fries and packaged foods, but don't see what the fuss was about. Pitre shows you how to start with fresh ingredients to make delicious, healthy dishes which mostly require about ten minutes of prep, a little time to marinate, and approximately fifteen-minutes of cooking time. She encourages readers to experiment with new ingredients, especially spices from multiple cultures, as you get comfortable with your air fryer. -- adapted from introduction


One pot recipes : meals for your slow cooker, pressure cooker, dutch oven, sheet pan, skillet, and more / Ellen Brown ; photography by Bill Milne.

One pot recipes : meals for your slow cooker, pressure cooker, dutch oven, sheet pan, skillet, and more / Ellen Brown ; photography by Bill Milne.
With more than 100 easy recipes to make in a range of pots, Ellen Brown gives busy cooks a variety of delicious options for getting complete meals on the table-with little fuss and minimal cleanup. The success of the Instant Pot makes it clear that home cooks want easy one-pot solutions to meal planning. This cookbook gives them just that, with recipes for flavorful, balanced meals that include a protein, vegetables, and usually a starch or legume. That means it takes only one recipe- and one pot!- to get dinner on the table... and everything is ready at the same time. Recipes are divided according to the pot in which they're cooked, whether it's an Instant Pot, Dutch oven, slow cooker, or even a sheet pan or skillet.


Saving Bravo : the greatest rescue mission in Navy SEAL history / Stephan Talty.

Saving Bravo : the greatest rescue mission in Navy SEAL history / Stephan Talty.
The untold story of the most important rescue mission not just of the Vietnam War, but the entire Cold War: one American aviator, who knew our most important secrets, crashed behind enemy lines and was sought by the entire North Vietnamese and Russian military machines. One Navy SEAL and his Vietnamese partner had to sneak past them all to save him--


Whose boat is this boat? : comments that don't help in the aftermath of a hurricane / by Donald J. Trump (by accident) ; illustrations by Andro Buneta and John Henry.

Whose boat is this boat? : comments that don't help in the aftermath of a hurricane / by Donald J. Trump (by accident) ; illustrations by Andro Buneta and John Henry.
Composed entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. On September 19, 2018, Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. At least you got a nice boat out of the deal, said President Trump to hurricane victims. Have a good time! he told them. The staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert felt Trump's words were an excellent teaching tool for readers of all ages who enjoy learning about empathy. -- adapted from Amazon.com info~After Hurricane Florence hit, Donald Trump spotted a boat that had washed ashore...


Dissolve / Sherwin Bitsui.

Dissolve /  Sherwin Bitsui.


Half-hazard : poems / Kristen Tracy.

Half-hazard : poems / Kristen Tracy.
Half-Hazard is a book of near misses, would-be tragedies, and luck. As Kristen Tracy writes in the title poem, Dangers here. Perils there. It'll go how it goes. The collection follows her wide curiosity, from growing up in a small Mormon farming community to her exodus into the forbidden world, where she finds snakes, car accidents, adulterers, meteors, and death-marked mice. These wry, observant narratives are accompanied by a ringing lyricism, and Tracy's knack for noticing what's so funny about trouble and her natural impulse to want to put all the broken things back together. Full of wrong turns, false loves, quashed beliefs, and a menagerie of animals, Half-Hazard introduces a vibrant new voice in American poetry, one of resilience, faith, and joy.--Amazon.com.


Suicidal : why we kill ourselves / Jesse Bering.

Suicidal : why we kill ourselves / Jesse Bering.
In Suicidal, Bering takes us through the science and psychology of suicide, revealing its cognitive secrets and the subtle tricks our minds play on us when we're easy emotional prey. Scientific studies, personal stories, and remarkable cross-species comparisons come together to help readers critically analyze their own doomsday thoughts while gaining broad insight into a problem that, tragically, will most likely touch all of us at some point in our lives. -- Adapted from Amazon.com summary.


The formula : the universal laws of success / Albert-László Barabási.

The formula : the universal laws of success / Albert-László Barabási.
A trailblazing book that promises to transform the very foundations of how our success-obsessed society approaches their professional careers, life pursuits and long-term goals. Too often, accomplishment does not equal success. We did the work but didn't get the promotion; we played hard but weren't recognized; we had the idea but didn't get the credit. We convince ourselves that talent combined with a strong work ethic is the key to getting ahead, but also realize that combination often fails to yield results, without any deeper understanding as to why. Recognizing this striking disconnect, the author, along with a team of renowned researchers and some of the most advanced data-crunching systems on the planet, dedicated themselves to one goal: uncovering that ever-elusive link between performance and success. Now, based on years of academic research, The Formula finally unveils the groundbreaking discoveries of their pioneering study, not only highlighting the scientific and mathematic principles that underpin success, but also revolutionizing our understanding of: why performance is necessary but not adequate; why Experts are often wrong; how to assemble a creative team primed for success; how to most effectively engage our networks; and much more.--Dust jacket.~In an examination of the scientific principles behind success, a leading researcher reveals the surprising ways to turn achievement into success.


Ground rules : 100 easy lessons for growing a more glorious garden / Kate Frey.

Ground rules : 100 easy lessons for growing a more glorious garden / Kate Frey.


Legion versus phalanx : the epic struggle for infantry supremacy in the ancient world / Myke Cole.

Legion versus phalanx : the epic struggle for infantry supremacy in the ancient world / Myke Cole.


Affordable paleo cooking with your instant pot : quick + clean meals on a budget / Jennifer Robins.

Affordable paleo cooking with your instant pot : quick + clean meals on a budget / Jennifer Robins.


Scandikitchen christmas : recipes and traditions from Scandinavia / Brontë Aurell ; photography by Peter Cassidy.

Scandikitchen christmas : recipes and traditions from Scandinavia / Brontë Aurell ; photography by Peter Cassidy.
Anyone who has ever been in Scandinavian in December will know that Scandinavians really love Christmas. From huddling up in candlelit snowed-in cottages to consuming glögg at every opportunity, Christmas is peak-hygge season all over Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Everything reverts back to tradition once Advent Sunday has come along. From saffron scented bakes to gingerbread spice in everything!, Christmas is the time to break the never-ending darkness with edible treats and joyful feelings. Scandinavians visit friends and families taking along something home baked to share. They have Jul-Smörgåsbord parties where old and young celebrate with a spread of traditional dishes and delicacies. Everything they do for Jul is centred around food, tradition, and home comforts--Provided bby publisher.


Eat like a Gilmore : daily cravings : an unofficial cookbook for fans of Gilmore girls, with 100 new recipes / Kristi Carlson.

Eat like a Gilmore : daily cravings : an unofficial cookbook for fans of Gilmore girls, with 100 new recipes / Kristi Carlson.
A follow-up to Eat Like a Gilmore shares recipes from the series' eateries and gatherings, from Luke's Cherry Danish and Mrs. Kim's Eggless Egg Salad to Jackson's Raspberry Peach Jam and Taylor's Butter Brickle Crunch Ice Cream. TV tie-in.


Superhuman : life at the extremes of our capacity / Rowan Hooper.

Superhuman : life at the extremes of our capacity / Rowan Hooper.
In 1997, an endurance runner named Yiannis Kouros ran 188 miles in twenty-four hours. Akira Haraguchi, a sixty year-old man in Tokyo, can recite pi to the 100,000th decimal point. John Nunn was accepted to Oxford University at age 15, the youngest undergraduate in 500 years. After a horrific attack by her estranged husband, Carmen Tarleton was left with burns to over eighty percent of her body. One of her surgeons said her injuries were beyond anything we have ever seen. After a three-month coma, multiple skin grafts, and successful face transplant, Tarleton is now a motivational speaker. What does it feel like to be exceptional? And what does it take to get there? Why can some people achieve greatness when others can't, no matter how hard they try? Just how much potential does our species have? Evolutionary biologist Rowan Hooper has the answers. In Superhuman he takes us on a breathtaking tour of the peaks of human achievement that shows us what it feels like to be extraordinary--and what it takes to get there. Drawing on interviews with these superhumans and those who have studied them, Hooper assesses the science and genetics of peak potential. His case studies are as inspirational as they are varied, highlighting feats of endurance, strength, intelligence, and memory. Superhuman is a fascinating, eye-opening, and inspiring celebration for anyone who ever felt that they might be able to do something extraordinary in life, for those who simply want to succeed, and for anyone interested in the sublime possibilities of humankind.


The final voicemails / Max Ritvo ; edited by Louise Glück.

The final voicemails /  Max Ritvo ; edited by Louise Glück.
'Even present tense has some of the grace of past tense, / what with all the present tense left to go.' From Max Ritvo, selected and edited by Louise Glück, comes a final collection of poems fully inscribed with the daring of his acrobatic mind and the force of his unrelenting spirit. Diagnosed with terminal cancer at sixteen, Ritvo spent the next decade of his life pursuing poetry with frenetic energy, culminating in the publication of Four Reincarnations. As with his debut, The Final Voicemails brushes up against the pain, fear, and isolation that accompany a long illness, but with all the creative force of an artist in full command of his craft and the teeming affection of a human utterly in love with the world. The representation of the end of life resists simplicity here. It is physical decay, but it is also tedium. It is alchemy, 'the breaking apart, / the replacement of who, when, how, and where, / with what.' It is an antagonist, and it is a part of the self. Ritvo's poems ring with considered reflection about the enduring final question, while suggesting in their vibrancy and their humor that death is not merely an end. The Final Voicemails is an ecstatic, hopeful, painful, and completely breathtaking second collection.--Publisher's description.


Mussolini and Hitler : the forging of the fascist alliance / Christian Goeschel.

Mussolini and Hitler : the forging of the fascist alliance / Christian Goeschel.
From 1934 until 1944 Mussolini met Hitler numerous times, and the two developed a relationship that deeply affected both countries. While Germany is generally regarded as the senior power, Christian Goeschel demonstrates just how much history has underrepresented Mussolini's influence on his German ally. In this highly readable book, Goeschel, a scholar of twentieth-century Germany and Italy, revisits all of Mussolini and Hitler's key meetings and asks how these meetings constructed a powerful image of a strong Fascist-Nazi relationship that still resonates with the general public. His portrait of Mussolini draws on sources ranging beyond political history to reveal a leader who, at times, shaped Hitler's decisions and was not the gullible buffoon he's often portrayed as. The first comprehensive study of the Mussolini-Hitler relationship, this book is a must-read for scholars and anyone interested in the history of European fascism, World War II, or political leadership--Publisher's description.


Pure skin care : nourishing recipes for vibrant skin & natural beauty / Stephanie L. Tourles.

Pure skin care : nourishing recipes for vibrant skin & natural beauty / Stephanie L. Tourles.
In Pure Skin Care ... author and long-time formulator of natural products Stephanie L. Tourles shares her 78 all-time favorite recipes for facial cleansers and scrubs, masks, moisturizers, and steams, along with creams, balms, and exfoliants for the entire body, all formulated to meet the most up-to-date green beauty standards. Readers will find specialized formulas for feet, hands, and sun protection, along with instructions for customizing recipes for particular skin types and easy-to-make treatments for common skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and wrinkles. This book features soothing, pampering, healing, and restorative formulas for all ages and needs.--


How things are made : from automobiles to zippers / Andrew Terranova and Sharon Rose.

How things are made : from automobiles to zippers / Andrew Terranova and Sharon Rose.
Provides an entertaining, illustrated exploration of manufacturing tricks, ingredients, and materials for common and extraordinary items--Back cover.


The secret language of cats : how to understand your cat for a better, happier relationship / Susanne Schötz ; translated by Peter Kuras.

The secret language of cats : how to understand your cat for a better, happier relationship / Susanne Schötz ; translated by Peter Kuras.
A leading authority on cat communication provides a crash course in speaking cat, describing what feline vocalizations mean in different situations, and provides practical advice to help better understand pets.


From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen / Maryam Sinaiee.

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen / Maryam Sinaiee.
A collection of Iranian recipes by the author of the Persian food blog, The Persian Fusion--


The ultimate vegan breakfast book : 80 mouthwatering plant-based recipes you'll want to wake up for / Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer ; translation by Luisa Weiss.

The ultimate vegan breakfast book : 80 mouthwatering plant-based recipes you'll want to wake up for / Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer ; translation by Luisa Weiss.


The eternal city : a history of Rome / Ferdinand Addis.

The eternal city : a history of Rome / Ferdinand Addis.
Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? How did the Caput mundi come to play such a critical role in the development of Western civilization?Ferdinand Addis addresses these questions by tracing the history of the Eternal City told through the dramatic key moments in its history: from the mythic founding of Rome in 753 BC, via such landmarks as the murder of Caesar in 44 BC, the coronation of Charlemagne in AD 800 and the reinvention of the imperial ideal, the painting of the Sistine chapel, the trial of Galileo, Mussolini's March on Rome of 1922, the release of Fellini's La Dolce Vita in 1960, and the Occupy riots of 2011.City of the Seven Hills, spiritual home of Catholic Christianity, city of the artistic imagination, enduring symbol of our common European heritage--Rome has inspired, charmed, and tempted empire-builders, dreamers, writers, and travelers across the twenty-seven centuries of its existence. Ferdinand Addis tells this rich story in a grand narrative style for a new generation of readers.--Dust jacket.


Landing on the edge of eternity : twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach / Robert Kershaw.

Landing on the edge of eternity : twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach / Robert Kershaw.
Drawn from eyewitness accounts, memories, letters, and post-combat reports, examines the first twenty-four hours of the Allied landing on Omaha Beach.


Smart ass : how a donkey challenged me to accept his true nature and rediscover my own / Margaret Winslow.

Smart ass : how a donkey challenged me to accept his true nature and rediscover my own / Margaret Winslow.
A humorous firsthand account of a college professor's attempts to train a rebellious, 700-pound Andalusian donkey. Includes vignettes about the place of donkeys in history, mythology, and literature--


Searing inspiration : fast, adaptable entrees and fresh pan sauces / Susan Volland ; photography by Angie Norwood Browne ; food styling by Patty Wittman.

Searing inspiration : fast, adaptable entrees and fresh pan sauces / Susan Volland ; photography by Angie Norwood Browne ; food styling by Patty Wittman.


Atomic habits : tiny changes, remarkable results : an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones / James Clear.

Atomic habits : tiny changes, remarkable results : an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones / James Clear.
James Clear, an expert on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. He draws on proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible.


Force of habit : unleash your power by developing great habits / Tamsin Astor, PHD.

Force of habit : unleash your power by developing great habits / Tamsin Astor, PHD.
Dr Tamsin Astor blends her scientific background and awareness (PhD in cognitive neuroscience) with her Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation & Coaching training to give a unique approach to mastering your daily habits. Using tools from Health and Executive coaching, Tamsin provides a plan to help you navigate from a multi-tasking, low energy, time-deprived existence to one of abundance, nourishment and fun!


Weaving within reach : beautiful woven projects by hand or by loom / Anne Weil.

Weaving within reach : beautiful woven projects by hand or by loom / Anne Weil.
From complete beginner to intermediate skilled weaver, these step-by-step photographs will help you create twenty-five household and personal weaving projects.


Cutting machine crafts with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette : projects to make with 60 SVG files / Lia Griffith.

Cutting machine crafts with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette : projects to make with 60 SVG files / Lia Griffith.
Get more creative with your Cricut, Sizzix, or Silhouette die cutting machine! Here are 50 easy projects and 60 templates for making gorgeous home accessories, fun party decor, and memorable gifts. This book includes beautiful items you can make using just about any electronic die cutting machine, by downloading the SVG templates, running your materials through your machine, and following the instructions to assemble your cut materials. Discover graphic Scandinavian patterns to decorate aprons and tea towels, paper succulent centerpieces, and dozens of blooms for bouquets, garlands, and crowns. Every project includes easy instructions and plenty of variations so you can get the most out of your machine. With an introduction to electronic die cutting machines and options for cutting the templates out by hand, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice. Includes instructions for downloading 60 SVG cut files compatible with most electronic cutting machines--


Home made Christmas / Yvette van Boven ; photography by Oof Verschuren.

Home made Christmas /  Yvette van Boven ; photography by Oof Verschuren.
For years, Yvette van Boven has been writing Christmas recipes for newspapers and magazines. As someone who loves the holidays, she's never short of ideas for celebrations and finally decided that now is the perfect time to publish them in a cookbook: Home Made Christmas. The holidays can be overwhelming, but Yvette shows you how to make them easier with her make ahead recipes, giving you time to enjoy your company when they arrive. Home Made Christmas includes more than 100 recipes for the holidays (organized by Prepare Ahead and To Finish It Off) that are all easy to make and delicious. With her step-by-step recipes, you'll know exactly what to do and when. Yvette even provides menu ideas to make all your planning easier. Whether you're celebrating your first Christmas with the love of your life or cooking for your entire family, this cookbook makes sure you're fully prepared to entertain your holiday guests with a delicious, satisfying meal.--Amazon.com.


Delicious bundt cakes : more than 100 new recipes for timeless favorites / Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore ; photographs by Staci Valentine.

Delicious bundt cakes : more than 100 new recipes for timeless favorites / Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore ; photographs by Staci Valentine.
The duo behind Delicious Poke Cakes and Delicious Dump Cakes is back with another book of quick and easy desserts. In Delicious Bundt Cakes, Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore unlock the secret of the bundt cake, which yields a scrumptious, impressive dessert with only a single pan. Whether you prefer geometric patterns or elegant swirls, there are an endless variety of bundt pans with dozens of new designs being produced, all of which yield picture perfect cakes with minimal effort. The bundt's unique ringed shape prevents soggy, underdone centers, making it the ideal cake for a new baker. Delicious Bundt Cakes features eighty recipes, along with all the hints and tips you'll need to make a spectacular bundt cake every time. Each recipes specifies the exact size of bundt pan needed so you will never have an overflowing disaster or an undersized bundt. The book includes recipes made completely from scratch, as well as recipes based on boxed cake mixes so you can have a delicious bundt in even less time. In addition to traditional bundt cakes, there are also recipes for filled cakes, like the Chocolate Peanut Butter Tunnel Bundt Cake with a soft peanut butter filling, and coffee and pound cakes, like the classic Banana Walnut Bundt Coffee Cake. Delicious Bundt Cakes will have you creating beautiful, simple, and-most importantly-scrumptious bundt cakes in no time at all.


EatingWell soups : 100 healthy recipes for the ultimate comfort food.

EatingWell soups : 100 healthy recipes for the ultimate comfort food.


Pillsbury baking hacks : fun and inventive recipes with refrigerated dough / [Phillsbury editors].

Pillsbury baking hacks : fun and inventive recipes with refrigerated dough / [Phillsbury editors].


This old gal's pressure cooker cookbook : nearly 100 easy and delicious recipes for your instant pot and pressure cooker / by Jill Selkowitz, creator of This old gal.

This old gal's pressure cooker cookbook : nearly 100 easy and delicious recipes for your instant pot and pressure cooker / by Jill Selkowitz, creator of This old gal.
Get tasty, easy-to-prepare meals on your table in a fraction of the time! Millions of people visit This Old Gal's blog to access her incredibly effortless and satisfying pressure cooker recipes, and now you can get her classic favorites at your fingertips, along with brand-new, never-before-seen recipes. This Old Gal's Pressure Cooker Cookbook features 120 recipes, tips for getting the most from your pressure cooker, and the quickest, tastiest dishes that will keep 'em coming back for more!


Fantastical cakes : incredible creations for the baker in anyone / Gesine Bullock-Prado ; photos by Julia A. Reed and Raymond Prado.

Fantastical cakes : incredible creations for the baker in anyone / Gesine Bullock-Prado ; photos by Julia A. Reed and Raymond Prado.


Garden stitch life : 50 embroidery motifs and projects to grow your inspiration / Kazuko Aoki ; [English translation : Ai Toyoda Jirka].

Garden stitch life : 50 embroidery motifs and projects to grow your inspiration / Kazuko Aoki ; [English translation : Ai Toyoda Jirka].
In Garden Stitch Life, embroidery artist Kazuko Aoki invites you into her enchanting world of garden-themed embroidery. You'll get a glimpse into her creative process, from sketching and selecting thread colors to stitching tips and techniques, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at her atelier, garden, and other inspiring locales. In addition to dozens of botanical motifs, you'll also find designs based on the author's favorite things in life: food, travel, and design. Projects include samplers, collages, patches, bags, table linens, and more!--


I might regret this : essays, drawings, vulnerabilities, and other stuff / Abbi Jacobson.

I might regret this : essays, drawings, vulnerabilities, and other stuff / Abbi Jacobson.
When Jacobson announced that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions. The most common one: Why? Having always found comfort in solitude, she spent the journey mulling over the big questions-- What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood? Here she shares anecdotes, observations and reflections, putting readers in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. -- adapted from jacket.~Anecdotes, observations, and reflections collected during a solo cross-country drive.


Let it bang : a young black man's reluctant odyssey into guns / R.J. Young.

Let it bang : a young black man's reluctant odyssey into guns / R.J. Young.
A story of race, guns, and self-protection in America today, through the quest--funny and searing--of a young black man learning to shoot a handgun better than a white person--


The incomplete book of running / Peter Sagal.

The incomplete book of running /  Peter Sagal.
Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner's World, shares lessons, stories, advice, and warnings gleaned from running the equivalent of once around the earth. At the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal--brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio--started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running fourteen marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings. In this new book, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he's traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear--in St. Louis, in February--or attempting to quiet his colon on runs around his neighborhood--to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is a funny, wise, and powerful meditation about running and life that will appeal to readers everywhere.~The author, the host of NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! and columnist for Runner's World, shares stories, advice, lessons, and warnings from his experiences.


When women ruled the world : six queens of Egypt / Kara Cooney.

When women ruled the world : six queens of Egypt / Kara Cooney.
Explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today's world learn from its example?-- Provided by publisher.


Space stations : the art, science, and reality of working in space / Dr. Gary Kitmacher, Ron Miller, Robert Pearlman ; foreword, Nicole Stott.

Space stations : the art, science, and reality of working in space / Dr. Gary Kitmacher, Ron Miller, Robert Pearlman ; foreword, Nicole Stott.
A rich visual history of real and fictional space stations, illustrating pop culture's influence on the development of actual space stations and vice versa.--


Micro living : 40 innovative tiny houses equipped for full-time living, in 400 square feet or less / by Derek "Deek" Diedricksen.

Micro living : 40 innovative tiny houses equipped for full-time living, in 400 square feet or less / by Derek
Diedricksen designs and builds tiny houses. This time he focuses mainly on the true tinies but points out that striving toward simplicity is more than going small. The act of scaling back, even a bit, can have time- and money-saving results. -- adapted from introduction.


Homebody : a guide to creating spaces you never want to leave / Joanna Gaines.

Homebody : a guide to creating spaces you never want to leave / Joanna Gaines.
In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave -- Provided by Publisher.


People I met at the gates of heaven : who is going to be there because of you / Don Piper and Cecil Murphey.

People I met at the gates of heaven : who is going to be there because of you / Don Piper and Cecil Murphey.
In this incredible follow-up to his eight-million-copy bestseller, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Don Piper shares untold stories about his encounters with people who greeted him at the gates of heaven, and offers powerful insights about the way for us to live our lives on earth. Don Piper's unforgettable account of a horrific car accident that took his life, and what happened next has riveted more than eight million readers. Something happened as he shared his story in the years since. Not only did Piper realize he had more to tell, he had yet to share the most sacred and intimate details of his time in heaven about the people who met him at the gates. I have never left a speaking engagement without people wanting to know more, he said in THE PEOPLE I MET IN HEAVEN, Piper takes readers deeper into his experience, which includes never-before-told encounters with the people who met him when he arrived in heaven-those who helped him on his journey that led to the entrance to God's heavenly home. Even more, Piper recounts the majesty of heaven and the glorious reunion that awaits us there. He offers practical insights, inspiration, and a challenging call that while we're on earth we need to obey Jesus' command to go and make disciples of all nations.--Amazon.


Frankenstein and the birth of science / Joel Levy.

Frankenstein and the birth of science /  Joel Levy.
On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, this fascinating study explores how the real science of her times influenced Mary Shelley's classic work of science fiction. Mary Shelley grew up surrounded by the era's prominent scientific thinkers, and conceived Frankenstein in a time of rapid scientific change--including debates on the reanimation of corpses and the elixir of life. This engrossing book offers insight into the world of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century science through the prism of Shelley's seminal novel--the first work of science fiction ever--revealing how the monster was conceived, positing the real-life basis for Victor Frankenstein, and describing in vivid detail the experiments that might have led to the Creature's birth. It also explores incarnations of the monster since Frankenstein was first published and modern interpretations of the mad scientist, while looking ahead to such scientific wonders as permanent bionic limbs and implants.


Gene machine : the race to decipher the secrets of the ribosome / Venki Ramakrishnan.

Gene machine : the race to decipher the secrets of the ribosome / Venki Ramakrishnan.
Everyone has heard of DNA--the molecule that seems to hold the secrets to all life. But by itself, DNA is little more than a blueprint for life, resting inertly within our cells. Hardly anyone, however, has heard of a ribosome. Ribosomes are enormous molecular machines, even more ancient than DNA, that translate the information in our genes into proteins. Those proteins in turn make up much of our bodies and catalyze thousands of processes within our cells. A ribosome, in short, is a machine no cell can do without. And until quite recently, how that machine worked was a mystery. [This book] is an insider account of the Nobel Prize-winning race to uncover the structure of this elusive molecule, told in two interlocking stories. One is a quest of fundamental biology to decipher the structure of the ribosome and show how it functions. This is no idle quest: the ribosome is the target of many major antibiotics, and its structure promises new treatments against deadly infections. The other story is the personal one, a portrait of scientists as human beings, driven as much by rivalry as by the desire to uncover nature's secrets. Ultimately, Gene Machine shows not just what it takes to win a Nobel Prize, but also reveals that who you know and how you handle them are just as important to scientific success as are brains, luck, and hard work. As riveting as it is refreshingly honest, Gene Machine is a story of ambition, achievement, and human frailty in pursuit of high-stakes science.--Dust jacket.


CIBI : simple Japanese-inspired meals to share with family and friends / Meg and Zenta Tanaka.

CIBI : simple Japanese-inspired meals to share with family and friends / Meg and Zenta Tanaka.
CIBI ('a little one') is a book on home-style Japanese cooking inspired by the eponymous Melbourne cafe and design space created by Meg and Zenta Tanaka. It contains 80 seasonally relevant recipes across vegetables, fish and seafood, meat, grains and noodles, and sweets, plus small features on elements of Japanese cooking and food culture, accompanied by beautiful photography and illustrations. The recipes, many designed for sharing, strongly reflect Meg and Zenta's ethos - a fresh approach to simplicity using quality produce. CIBI incorporates elements of Japanese design culture and glimpses of their young family's worlds in Collingwood, Tokyo, and Meg's birthplace, Okayama, alongside snapshots (in words and pictures) of the CIBI-feel: an enjoyment of food, community and sharing.--Provided by publisher.


History of the world map by map / foreword by Peter Snow.

History of the world map by map /  foreword by Peter Snow.
More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War II, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.


Upending the ivory tower : civil rights, black power, and the Ivy League / Stefan M. Bradley.

Upending the ivory tower : civil rights, black power, and the Ivy League / Stefan M. Bradley.
Upending the Ivory Tower illuminates how the Black Power movement, which was borne out of an effort to edify the most disfranchised of the black masses, also took root in the hallowed halls of America's most esteemed institutions of higher education. Between the close of WWII and 1975, the civil rights and Black Power movements transformed the demographics and operation of the Ivy League on and off campus. As desegregators and racial pioneers, black students, staff, and faculty used their status in the black intelligentsia to enhance their predominantly white institutions while advancing black freedom. Although they were often marginalized because of their race and class, the newcomers altered educational policies and inserted blackness into the curricula and culture of the unabashedly exclusive and starkly white schools--


After Emily : two remarkable women and the legacy of America's greatest poet / Julie Dobrow.

After Emily : two remarkable women and the legacy of America's greatest poet / Julie Dobrow.
The untold story of the mother and daughter who opened the door to Emily Dickinson's poetry. Emily Dickinson may be the most widely read and beloved of all American poets, but the story behind her work's initial, posthumous publication in 1890 and the mother-and-daughter team most responsible for her enduring legacy are barely known. After Emily recounts the extraordinary lives of Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, and the powerful literary legacy they shared. Mabel's complicated relationships with the Dickinsons--including her thirteen-year extramarital affair with Emily's brother, Austin--roiled the small town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Mabel and Austin's love led to her work with Emily Dickinson's poetry, which inspired both Mabel's life and her daughter's, and fed controversies over the poetry's promotion, editing, and ownership. Julie Dobrow has unearthed hundreds of primary sources to tell this compelling narrative and reveal the surprising impact Mabel and Millicent had on the Emily Dickinson we know today--


The day that went missing : a family's story / Richard Beard.

The day that went missing : a family's story / Richard Beard.
On a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Richard and his younger brother Nicholas are jumping in the waves. Suddenly, Nicholas is out of his depth. One moment he's there, the next he's gone. Richard and his other brothers don't attend the funeral, and incredibly the family returns immediately to the same cottage - to complete the holiday, to carry on, in the best British tradition. They soon stop speaking of the catastrophe. Their epic act of collective denial writes Nicky out of the family memory. Nearly forty years later, Richard, an acclaimed novelist, is haunted by the missing piece of his childhood, the unexpressed and unacknowledged grief at his core. He doesn't even know the date of his brother's death or the name of the beach where the tragedy occurred. So he sets out on a pain-staking investigation to rebuild Nicky's life, and ultimately to recreate the precise events on the day of the accident. The Day That Went Missing is a transcendent story of guilt and forgiveness, of reckoning with unspeakable loss. But, above all, it is a brother's most tender act of remembrance, and a man's brave act of survival.--Amazon.


All about cake / Christina Tosi with Courtney McBroom ; photographs by Gabriele Stabile and Mark Ibold.

All about cake /  Christina Tosi with Courtney McBroom ; photographs by Gabriele Stabile and Mark Ibold.
Tosi covers all things cake, from microwave mug cakes and cake truffles to her signature naked layer cake filled with pops of flavors and textures. She also guides you to making cakes of any flavor you can dream up, whether you're a kitchen rookie or a full-fledged baking master. -- adapted from back cover


The hygge life : embracing the Nordic art of coziness through recipes, entertaining, decorating, simple rituals, and family traditions / Gunnar Karl Gíslason & Jody Eddy.

The hygge life : embracing the Nordic art of coziness through recipes, entertaining, decorating, simple rituals, and family traditions / Gunnar Karl Gíslason & Jody Eddy.
Hygge (loosely translated as coziness) is centered around the idea of inviting comforting elements into day-to-day routines while creating warmth, community, and intimacy. The hygge life does more than just explain this philosophy, it teaches you how to apply hygge to all aspects of life throughout the year, from elevating your morning with perfectly brewed coffee to impromptu gatherings with family and friends to making an oasis at home, by offering ideas for decorating and self-care.


Oliver Jeffers : the working mind & drawing hand / [Oliver Jeffers].

Oliver Jeffers : the working mind & drawing hand / [Oliver Jeffers].
Artist Oliver Jeffers gives readers an unprecedented and intimate window into his creative process, weaving his popular works with never-before-seen art and illustrations, alongside his personal story of how he came to art, his love of books, and his bookmaking, fashioned from his personal sketchbooks. This dynamic visual biography is Jeffers's personal chronicle of an artist who blends his love of creating stories with his love of art and his infectious charm, and is a must-have for art lovers and bibliophiles both young and old. Oliver Jeffers takes a dive into Oliver's own origin story, inspirations, art evolution, and passion for storytelling: from growing up loving art and creating stories as a young boy in Belfast, Ireland; to finding a huge audience for his loveable stories; to what led him to his enormously clever found painting; to his collaborations with U2, TED, Colette, and Apple, to his newest meditative dipped painting performances. Oliver Jeffers is a fresh canvas for his imagination, and includes a pass through his most popular work, never-before-published illustrations and art, and a look into his more personal world of sketchbooks and doodles. Oliver's own story, infused with the whimsy and joy his work is famous for, is must-have not only for current fans of Oliver Jeffers's picture books, but also new fans, art lovers, and bibliophiles both young and old.


Your end of life matters : how to talk with family and friends / Anne Finkelman Ziff, LMFT, CGP, MA, MS.

Your end of life matters : how to talk with family and friends / Anne Finkelman Ziff, LMFT, CGP, MA, MS.
Your End of Life Matters is offered at a time when people are starting to talk more about end-of-life matters. Based on [the author's] own experiences and those of others she's worked with, the book conveys the value of talking about last wishes long before the end is imminent. With the primary emphasis on how to create a successful end-of-life communication of your own, this book weaves stories, writing prompts, humor, and exercises into chapters that include answers to key questions, including those about Legacy Documents and other issues that might arise when planning for those final days--Page 4 of cover.


Gumballs / by Erin Nations.

Gumballs /  by Erin Nations.
Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin's gender transition, anecdotal tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept lovestruck teenager named Tobias. The wide-ranging series is filled with single-page gag cartoons, visual diaries of everyday life, funny faux personal ads, and real-life horror stories from customers at his day job. Gumballs offers a variety of flavors that will surely delight anyone with a taste for candid self-reflection and observations of humanity--Page [2] of cover.


The displaced : refugee writers on refugee lives / edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

The displaced : refugee writers on refugee lives / edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers from around the world to explore and illuminate their experiences. Poignant and insightful, this collection of essays reveals moments of uncertainty, resilience int he face of trauma, and a reimagining of identity. The Displaced is a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge. -- Adapted from book jacket.


Let's talk about death over dinner : an invitation and guide to life's most important conversation / Michael Hebb.

Let's talk about death over dinner : an invitation and guide to life's most important conversation / Michael Hebb.
Of the many critical conversations we will all have throughout our lifetime, few are as important as the ones discussing death--and not just the practical considerations, such as DNRs and wills, but what we fear, what we hope, and how we want to be remembered. Yet few of these conversations are actually happening. Inspired by his experience with his own father and countless stories from others who regret not having these conversations, Michael Hebb cofounded Death Over Dinner--an organization that encourages people to pull up a chair, break bread, and really talk about the one thing we all have in common. Death Over Dinner has been one of the most effective end-of-life awareness campaigns to date; in just three years, it has provided the framework and inspiration for more than a hundred thousand dinners focused on having these end-of-life conversations. As Arianna Huffington said, We are such a fast-food culture, I love the idea of making the dinner last for hours. These are the conversations that will help us to evolve. Let's Talk About Death (over Dinner) offers keen practical advice on how to have these same conversations--not just at the dinner table, but anywhere. There's no one right way to talk about death, but Hebb shares time- and dinner- tested prompts to use as conversation starters, ranging from the spiritual to the practical, from analytical to downright funny and surprising. By transforming the most difficult conversations into an opportunity, they become celebratory and meaningful--ways that not only can change the way we die, but the way we live.--Amazon.


The little book of goat yoga : poses & wisdom to inspire your practice / Lainey Morse.

The little book of goat yoga : poses & wisdom to inspire your practice / Lainey Morse.
Lainey Morse didn't set out to start a fitness craze, but she got one when her yoga-instructor friend asked her if she could hold a yoga class on Lainey's farm. The appeal was immediately apparent, with word spreading quickly and waitlist developing almost overnight. Now, Lainey has people traveling from every corner of the globe -- from Iceland to Australia -- to experience goat yoga where it all began. If you don't have goat yoga in your city just yet, this book offers a delightful armchair goat yoga experience, complete with adorable photos of Lainey's goats (each of which has a big personality and will be profiled in the book) and a gentle yoga sequence you can do with or without hooved friends.


Golden handcuffs : the secret history of Trump's women / Nina Burleigh.

Golden handcuffs : the secret history of Trump's women / Nina Burleigh.
Has any president in the history of the United States had a more fraught relationship with women than Donald Trump? He flagrantly cheated on all three of his wives, brushed off multiple accusations of sexual assault, publicly ogled his eldest daughter, bought the silence of a porn star and a Playmate, and proclaimed his now-infamous seduction technique: grab 'em by the pussy. Golden Handcuffs is a comprehensive and provocative account of the women who have been closest to Trump--his German-immigrant grandmother, Elizabeth, the uncredited founder of the Trump Organization; his Scottish-immigrant mother, Mary, who acquired a taste for wealth as a maid in the Andrew Carnegie mansion; his wives--Ivana, Marla, and Melania (the first and third of whom are immigrants); and his eldest daughter, Ivanka, groomed to take over the Trump brand from a young age. Also examined are Trump's two older sisters, one of whom is a prominent federal judge; his often-overlooked younger daughter, Tiffany; his female employees; and those he calls liars--the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Of these women, Burleigh writes, where they come from and what they do now and in the future matters because they have or have had the ear of the most powerful man on earth.


Leaders : myth and reality / Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone.

Leaders : myth and reality / Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone.
Stan McChrystal served for thirty-four years in the US Army, rising from a second lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division to a four-star general, in command of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. During those years he worked with countless leaders, at every level of effectiveness, and pondered an ancient question: What makes a leader great? He came to realize that there is no simple answer. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task and Team of Teams, McChrystal profiles thirteen famous leaders from a wide range of eras and fields--from corporate CEOs to politicians and revolutionaries. He uses their stories to explore how leadership works in practice and to challenge the myths that complicate our thinking about this critical topic.


The laws of human nature / Robert Greene.

The laws of human nature /  Robert Greene.
Robert Greene's bestselling 48 Laws of Power (1988) distilled ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding, and mastery. Now he turns to understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose.


Ingenious patents : bubble wrap, barbed wire, bionic eyes, and other pioneering inventions / Ben Ikenson and Jay Bennett.

Ingenious patents : bubble wrap, barbed wire, bionic eyes, and other pioneering inventions / Ben Ikenson and Jay Bennett.
For the curious and the creators, here is the story of the stuff that has changed our lives in ways both large and small. Read all about a wide array of inventions -- from absurd chicken goggles to the invaluable GPS -- where they come from, and how they work...--Back cover.


Life after Google : the fall of big data and the rise of the blockchain economy / George Gilder.

Life after Google : the fall of big data and the rise of the blockchain economy / George Gilder.
Google's ability to search and sort attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies-- videos, maps, email, calendars. Everything it offers is free ... or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all our passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The future lies with the cryptocosm: the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Gilder explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. -- adapted from jacket.~The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it's coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder--the peerless visionary of technology and culture--explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Google's astonishing ability to 'search and sort' attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies--videos, maps, email, calendars ... And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of 'aggregate and advertise' works--for a while--if you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads. The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the 'cryptocosm'--The new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google. Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a 'great unbundling,' which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet.--Jacket.


Carla Hall's soul food : everyday and celebration / Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko.

Carla Hall's soul food : everyday and celebration / Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko.
A co-host of the Emmy Award-winning lifestyle show The Chew offers 145 recipes for classic soul food, including Black-Eyed Pea Salad With Hot Sauce Vinaigrette, Cracked Shrimp With Comeback Sauce and Sweet Potato Pudding With Clementines. --Publisher's description.


Cook's illustrated revolutionary recipes : groundbreaking techniques, compelling voices, one-of-a-kind recipes. / the editors at America's Test Kitchen.

Cook's illustrated revolutionary recipes : groundbreaking techniques, compelling voices, one-of-a-kind recipes. / the editors at America's Test Kitchen.
In celebration of Cook's Illustrated twenty-fifth anniversary, this collection has been handpicked from issues of the magazine. You'll find the best versions of everything from everyday basics to complex, showstopping projects. From easy-peel hard boiled eggs to the perfect shrimp scampi, you'll find the answers to all of your cooking questions as well as innovative techniques, kitchen science, and foolproof recipes. -- adapted from jacket


The essential Mexican Instant Pot cookbook : authentic flavors and modern recipes for your electric pressure cooker / Deborah Schneider ; photography by Erin Scott.

The essential Mexican Instant Pot cookbook : authentic flavors and modern recipes for your electric pressure cooker / Deborah Schneider ; photography by Erin Scott.


Cozy minimalist home : more style, less stuff / Myquillyn Smith.

Cozy minimalist home : more style, less stuff / Myquillyn Smith.


The whole foods cookbook : 120 delicious and healthy plant-centered recipes / John Mackey, Alona Pulde, MD, and Matthew Lederman, MD ; recipes by the Sarno Brothers of Wicked Healthy.

The whole foods cookbook : 120 delicious and healthy plant-centered recipes / John Mackey, Alona Pulde, MD, and Matthew Lederman, MD ; recipes by the Sarno Brothers of Wicked Healthy.
Whole Foods Market has long been synonymous with high-quality and healthy ingredients. Now, John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, has teamed up with nutritional experts and leading chefs to create a cookbook inspired by these values. They know that cooking food yourself is the secret to changing your diet and sustaining a new lifestyle, and are sharing their favorite recipes that celebrate nutrient-rich, health-promoting whole plant foods. The Whole Foods Cookbook philosophy starts with the basic tenet that the most important dietary change you can make is to eat more fruits and vegetables. To help you navigate the nebulous world of healthy eating, the authors have written a clear and friendly introductory summary of the Whole Foods Diet's principles, the essential 8 foods to eat, tips on setting up a stress-free kitchen, and more. You'll also find specific guides on cooking beans and grains, building flavors, and impressive techniques like sautéing without oil and roasting to add layers of flavor. But most tantalizing are their 120 recipes covering breakfast, smoothies, entrees, pastas, pizzas, healthy desserts, and more.--


 

 

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