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Perfectly imperfect : the art and soul of yoga practice / Baron Baptiste.
Perfectly imperfect : the art and soul of yoga practice / Baron Baptiste.
This book will shine new light on your journey, ignite your practice with new power, inspire new possibilities for growth, and infuse your life with the grace and confidence you seek.--Baron Baptiste A little over a decade ago, Baron Baptiste published his seminal book, Journey into Power. The first of its kind, it introduced the world to Baptiste Power Vinyasa, his signature method that marries a lifetime of studying with some of the world's most renowned yoga masters with his uniquely powerful approach to inner and outer transformation. Since then, yoga has steadily moved into the mainstream of our culture, and Baron's unique contribution has played a key role. As millions of participants incorporate yoga into their daily lives, Baron's teachings have evolved to bring them even deeper into their own transformative possibilities. Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice takes readers beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose. That is where the true transformation occurs, and where much rich spiritual and emotional growth is available. Readers will learn how to move through their lives with grace and flow, begin again when a situation becomes difficult, be a yes for their innermost desires, give up what they must, follow their intuition, and find their true north. With his signature blend of boldness, insightfulness, humor, and warmth, Baron offers what is destined to be an instant classic in the yoga and meditation world. With Perfectly Imperfect, he proves once again to be a true yoga master for the modern world--


Valley speak : deciphering the jargon of Silicon Valley / Rochelle Kopp and Steven Ganz.


Customize your knitting : adjust to fit, embellish to taste / Margaret Hubert.
Customize your knitting : adjust to fit, embellish to taste / Margaret Hubert.


Once a cop : the street, the law, two worlds, one man / Corey Pegues.
Once a cop : the street, the law, two worlds, one man / Corey Pegues.
Former cop sets the record straight in this controversial memoir about his youth selling crack in the 80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader--~New Jack City meets Serpico in this provocative memoir of a crack dealer-turned-decorated NYPD officer--a timely reflection on the complex relationship between the police and the communities they are meant to protect. Corey Pegues has lived on both sides of the law. At the height of the 1980s crack epidemic, he was a teenager hugging the street corner, selling dope for the notorious Supreme Team gang and watching drugs decimate his stable, working-class neighborhood almost overnight. After a botched murder attempt on a rival gang member, Corey, the only member of his family to graduate from high school, knew he had to get out. Barely eighteen, with two kids by two different women, Corey left under cover of night to enlist in the US Army. After several years in the military, the police academy was a breeze. In this riveting memoir, Corey takes us into his rise from the rough streets of Queens through the ranks of the NYPD, living and working in the nation's most violent neighborhoods. What is daily life truly like for urban youth in America? What is the one problem endemic in law enforcement that's even more dangerous than rampant racism? There aren't many people who understand both sides of the story the way Corey does. As war rages throughout our nation between police and communities of color, Pegues tears down the blue wall to discuss the discriminatory practices he faced within the NYPD and talks candidly about the distrust between law enforcement and the people. Corey doesn't hate the police. He loves the badge. And, he believes, it's his duty to challenge the culture of racism, silence, and arrogance in the NYPD today--


Jane Doe January : my twenty-year search for truth and justice / Emily Winslow.
Jane Doe January : my twenty-year search for truth and justice / Emily Winslow.


How to make white people laugh / by Negin Farsad.
How to make white people laugh /  by Negin Farsad.
Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world, one joke at a time. In HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH, Farsad shares her personal experiences growing up as the Other in an American culture that has no time for nuance. Writing bluntly and hilariously about the elements of race we are often too politically correct to discuss, Farsad takes a long hard look at the iconography that still shapes our concepts of black, white, and Muslim in America today and examines what it means when white culture defines the culture. Here she asks, what does it mean to have a hyphenated identity and how can we combat the racism, stereotyping, and exclusion that happens every day? HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH tackles these questions and more with wit, humor, and incisive intellect--


Tribe : on homecoming and belonging / Sebastian Junger.
Tribe : on homecoming and belonging / Sebastian Junger.
Draws on history, psychology, and anthropology to discuss how the tribal connection--the instinct to belong to small groups with a clear purpose and common understanding--can satisfy the human quest for meaning and belonging,--NoveList.


Bill O'Reilly's legends & lies : the patriots / David Fisher.
Bill O'Reilly's legends & lies : the patriots / David Fisher.
The American Revolution was not inevitable, nor was it a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against one another, as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. Through the remarkable lives of the first Americans, this book reveals the contentious arguments that turned friends into foes and the land into a war zone. From the riots over a child's murder that led to the Boston Massacre, to the Continental Army's first victory under George Washington's leadership, to the little-known Southern guerrilla campaign of Swamp Fox Francis Marion, to Benedict Arnold's audacious betrayal, David Fisher explores the amazing combination of resourcefulness, perseverance, strategy, and luck that resulted in the creation of a country that would go on to become the most powerful in the world. Despite the victory of the Revolution, the fight for democracy wasn't over. From the combat zone to Congress, it was a political battle as much as a physical one. With the patriots grappling to create a government, one for and by the people, the origin story of the United States of America was only starting to be written.--Adapted from dust jacket.


Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich.
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich.
Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style of oral history, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of Communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her 'polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time,' and cited her for inventing 'a new kind of literary genre.' Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises 'a history of emotions--a history of the soul'--~From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia. Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive documentary style, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals--


The hockey stick principles : the 4 key stages to entrepreneurial success / Bobby Martin.
The hockey stick principles : the 4 key stages to entrepreneurial success / Bobby Martin.
Many business books fuel unrealistic notions about what a good idea looks like, how fast a founder should attract investment, and how quickly growth will take off. The problem with this mythology is that it can sometimes end with entrepreneurs abandoning their dreams too soon if they don't see immediate results. In The Hockey Stick Principles, author Bobby Martin shifts his focus away from all the hype about rapid growth and the pursuit of funding and instead takes a look at the real process behind getting a good idea off the ground. Using a hockey stick as a metaphor and highlighting four key phases, Martin shows the healthy way a business should grow and uses entertaining stories and interviews with successful entrepreneurs like the founders of LendingTree, Under Armour, and iContact, woven throughout the book to not only share a wealth of advice, but to chronicle the ins and outs of different phases--~Many business books fuel unrealistic notions about what a good idea looks like, how fast a founder should attract investment, and how quickly growth will take off. The problem with this mythology is that it can sometimes end with entrepreneurs abandoning their dreams too soon if they don't see immediate results. In The Hockey Stick Principles, author Bobby Martin shifts his focus away from all the hype about rapid growth and the pursuit of funding and instead takes a look at the real process behind getting a good idea off the ground. Using a hockey stick as a metaphor and highlighting four key phases, Martin shows the healthy way a business should grow and uses entertaining stories and interviews with successful entrepreneurs like the founders of LendingTree, Under Armour, and iContact, woven throughout the book to not only share a wealth of advice, but to chronicle the ins and outs of these different phases: -The Tinkering Period: The tip of the stick, or the time when you first develop and hone your idea. -The Blade Years: The formative years when growth can be flat and navigating the unpredictable process of creating a company can be rocky. -The Inflection Point: The crucial point in time right before your business takes off when it's important for entrepreneurs to prepare and make decisions to properly manage rapid growth. -Surging Growth: Once your company proves that they have potential, you need to optimize that growth and scale up in a sensible way. Innovation almost always involves a number of challenges, misdirections, and uncertainty and can take several years of struggle. But The Hockey Stick Principles gives aspiring entrepreneurs and those in the midst of the messy process a realistic, human, and inspiring understanding of what starting an innovative business is like, while teaching you what to look out for along the way as you shepherd your business through to success--


Little labors / Rivka Galchen.
Little labors /  Rivka Galchen.
Little Labors is a slanted, enchanted literary miscellany. Varying in length from just a sentence or paragraph to a several-page story or essay, Galchen's puzzle pieces assemble into a shining, unpredictable, mordant picture of the ordinary-extraordinary nature of babies and literature. Anecdotal or analytic, each part opens up an odd and tender world of wonder.


Gluten exposed : the science behind the hype and how to navigate to a healthy, symptom-free life / Peter H.R. Green, M.D. and Rory Jones, M.S.
Gluten exposed : the science behind the hype and how to navigate to a healthy, symptom-free life / Peter H.R. Green, M.D. and Rory Jones, M.S.
From Dr. Peter H.R. Green, internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and Rory Jones, M.S. (authors of CELIAC DISEASE: A HIDDEN EPIDEMIC), here is the definitive book on gluten, uncovering the truth and explaining the science behind the current gluten-free craze, and examining what's really going on in our bodies and our brains--~In this definitive book on gluten, the authors of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic cut through the misinformation, false claims, and widespread confusion over gluten to explain the science behind the current gluten-free craze and examine the food-brain-gut triangle to reveal what's really going on in our bodies and our brains.A regimen once followed by those diagnosed with gluten intolerance or celiac disease (a serious autoimmune disorder), gluten-free diets have become a panacea, prescribed not only by gastroenterologists, but also by dieticians, nutritionists, naturopaths, trainers, psychiatrists, and neurologists. Believing that eliminating gluten is healthier or that it will help them lose weight, droves of people are adopting a gluten-free lifestyle--and the food industry has responded with shelves of gluten-free products.Yet there is little scientific evidence to substantiate this trend, and the latest medical findings have shown that much of what is commonly accepted about gluten is wrong. While the gluten-free diet works for some people--and is a lifesaver for those with celiac disease--going gluten free may injure our health, robbing us of essential nutrients and masking our real problems.Dr. Peter H. R. Green, an internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and Rory Jones provide much-needed medical truths about gluten. Gluten Exposed is an inside-out examination of every symptom and condition associated with gluten, how gluten works in the body, what the gluten-free diet cures--and what it doesn't--and which drugs, supplements, and foods often cause problems blamed on gluten alone. It offers clear, welcome guidance and specific disease-based roadmaps that can help anyone achieve a healthier, symptom-free life--


Bitter freedom : Ireland in a revolutionary world / Maurice Walsh.
Bitter freedom : Ireland in a revolutionary world / Maurice Walsh.
In the tradition of Margaret MacMillan's Paris 1919 comes this groundbreaking history of the Irish Revolution. The Irish Revolution has long been mythologized in American culture, but seldom understood. For too long, the story of Irish independence and its aftermath has been told only within an Anglo-Irish context. Now, in the critically acclaimed Bitter Freedom, journalist Maurice Walsh, with 'a novelist's eye for the illuminating detail of everyday lives in extremis' (Prospect) places revolutionary Ireland in the panorama of the global disorder born of the terrible slaughter of World War I, as well as providing a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human face of the conflict. In this 'invigorating account' (Spectator), Walsh demonstrates how this national revolution, which captured worldwide attention from India to Argentina, was itself shaped by international events, political, economic, and cultural. In the era of Russian Bolshevism and American jazz, developments in Europe and America had a profound effect on Ireland. Bitter Freedom is 'the most vivid and dramatic account of this epoch to date' (Literary Review)--Provided by publisher.


True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray / James Renner.
True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray / James Renner.
When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011, James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004. Over the course of his investigation, he uncovers numerous important and shocking new clues about what may have happened to Maura, but also finds himself in increasingly dangerous situations with little regard for his own well-being. As his quest to find Maura deepens, the case starts taking a toll on his personal life, which begins to spiral out of control. The result is an absorbing dual investigation of the complicated story of the All-American girl who went missing and James's own equally complicated true crime addiction. James Renner's True Crime Addict is the story of his spellbinding investigation of the missing person's case of Maura Murray, which has taken on a life of its own for armchair sleuths across the web. In the spirit of David Fincher's Zodiac, it is a fascinating look at a case that has eluded authorities and one man's obsessive quest for the answers--


It's ok to laugh : (crying is cool, too) / Nora McInerny Purmort.
It's ok to laugh : (crying is cool, too) / Nora McInerny Purmort.


The next pandemic : on the front lines against humankind's gravest dangers / Ali S. Khan with William Patrick.
The next pandemic : on the front lines against humankind's gravest dangers / Ali S. Khan with William Patrick.
A former director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lays out his theories on when, where and how the next major disease outbreak will arrive,--NoveList.


Eating well made easy : deliciously healthy recipes for everyone, every day / Lorraine Pascale ; photography by Myles New.
Eating well made easy : deliciously healthy recipes for everyone, every day / Lorraine Pascale ; photography by Myles New.
British TV chef Lorraine Pascale is famous for putting together delicious recipes that are simple and easy to make, and now she's gone one step further: creating tasty dishes that are not only perfect for busy lifestyles, but are nutritious, too. Understanding how important it is now for both families and individuals to eat healthily every day, Lorraine gives you all the inspiration you need to eat well all week long, without compromising on taste. Rustle up surprisingly simple breakfasts and delicious midweek dinners, and impress your guests at the weekend with recipes that are properly balanced, with nothing processed - and still decadently full of the flavor Lorraine is known for.


Reading and writing cancer : how words heal / Susan Gubar.
Reading and writing cancer : how words heal / Susan Gubar.
Elaborating upon her “Living with Cancer” column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers, and the specialists who seek to serve them. In a book both enlightening and practical, she describes how the activities of reading and writing can right some of cancers wrongs. To stimulate the writing process, she proposes specific exercises, prompts, and models. In discussions of the diary of Fanny Burney, the stories of Leo Tolstoy and Alice Munro, numerous memoirs, novels, paintings, photographs, and blogs, Gubar shows how readers can learn from art that deepens our comprehension of what it means to live or die with the disease,--Amazon.com.


East West Street : on the origins of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity" / Philippe Sands.
East West Street : on the origins of


Breaking Rockefeller : the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire / Peter B. Doran.
Breaking Rockefeller : the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire / Peter B. Doran.
The author of the popular History of Oil podcast traces the early-20th-century rivalry between John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil and Royal Dutch Shell, describing the origins of partners Marcus Samuel, Jr. and Henri Deterding and how they used respective talents to break Rockefeller's daunting monopoly,--NoveList.


The fractured republic : renewing America's social contract in the age of individualism / Yuval Levin.
The fractured republic : renewing America's social contract in the age of individualism / Yuval Levin.
How America can overcome nostalgia, revive civil society, and thrive in the twenty-first century--Publisher.


No way but gentlenesse : a memoir of how Kes, my kestrel, changed my life / Richard Hines.
No way but gentlenesse : a memoir of how Kes, my kestrel, changed my life / Richard Hines.
A memoir about a working-class kid whose passion for the elite pastime of falconry sets him on an unexpected path through adulthood.


Architecture's odd couple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson / Hugh Howard.
Architecture's odd couple : Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson / Hugh Howard.
In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history. Differing radically in their views on architecture, Wright and Johnson shared a restless creativity, enormous charisma, and an outspokenness that made each man irresistible to the media. Often publicly at odds, they were the twentieth century's flint and steel; their repeated encounters consistently set off sparks. Yet as acclaimed historian Hugh Howard shows, their rivalry was also a fruitful artistic conversation, one that yielded new directions for both men. It was not despite but rather because of their contentious--and not always admiring--relationship that they were able so powerfully to influence history. In Architecture's Odd Couple, Howard deftly traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers readers a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs. Featuring many of the structures that defined modern space--from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, from the Glass House to the Seagram Building--this book presents an arresting portrait of modern architecture's odd couple and how they shaped the American landscape by shaping each other--


Digging up mother : a love story / Doug Stanhope ; foreword by Johnny Depp.
Digging up mother : a love story / Doug Stanhope ; foreword by Johnny Depp.
Douglas Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in her Hustler magazine issues that molded the beginnings of his comedic journey, long before he was old enough to know what to do with the actual pornography. It was Bonnie who recited Monty Python sketches with him, who introduced him to Richard Pryor at nine years old, and who rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. And it was Bonnie who took him along to all of her AA meetings, where Doug undoubtedly found inspiration for his own storytelling. Bonnie's own path from bartending to truck driving, massage therapy, elder abuse, stand-up comedy, and acting never stopped her from being Doug's genuine number one fan. So when her alcoholic, hoarding life finally came to an end many weird adventures later in rural Arizona, it was inevitable that Doug and Bonnie would be together for one last excursion.--Jacket flap.


The sun & the moon & the Rolling Stones / Rich Cohen.
The sun & the moon & the Rolling Stones /  Rich Cohen.
Rich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their swayprivy to the jokes, the camaraderie, the bitchiness, the hard living. Inspired by a lifelong appreciation of the music that borders on obsession, Cohens chronicle of the band is informed by the rigorous views of a kid who grew up on the music and for whom the Stones will always be the greatest rock n roll band of all time.


The cultural revolution : a people's history, 1962-1976 / Frank Dikötter.
The cultural revolution : a people's history, 1962-1976 / Frank Dikötter.


I know what I'm doing, and other lies I tell myself : dispatches from a life under construction / Jen Kirkman.
I know what I'm doing, and other lies I tell myself : dispatches from a life under construction / Jen Kirkman.
Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it's okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair). She talks about making unusual or unpopular life decisions (such as cultivating a 'friend with benefits' or not going home for the holidays) because you don't necessarily want for yourself what everyone else seems to think you should. It's about renting when everyone says you should own, dating around when everyone thinks you should settle down, and traveling alone when everyone pities you for going to Paris without a man--Amazon.com.


What's it like in space? : stories from astronauts who've been there / Ariel Waldman ; illustrations by Brian Standeford.
What's it like in space? : stories from astronauts who've been there / Ariel Waldman ; illustrations by Brian Standeford.
Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us every have the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts who've actually been there, bringing back accounts of the fascinating, weird, often funny and awe inspiring sensations and realities of space travel in and beyond the Earth's orbit.--


An ecology of elsewhere : poems / Sandra Meek.
An ecology of elsewhere : poems / Sandra Meek.


Running with the champ : my forty-year friendship with Muhammad Ali / Tim Shanahan, with Chuck Crisafulli.
Running with the champ : my forty-year friendship with Muhammad Ali / Tim Shanahan, with Chuck Crisafulli.
A former medical sales manager traces his longtime friendship with the two-time heavyweight champion of the world, describing how they bonded over shared efforts on behalf of underprivileged kids and how the author witnessed Ali's countless acts of unpublicized generosity over the years,--NoveList.


The 10% entrepreneur : live your startup dream without quitting your day job / Patrick J. McGinnis.
The 10% entrepreneur : live your startup dream without quitting your day job / Patrick J. McGinnis.
What if there was a way to combine the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls? In the 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick McGinnis show you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck.-- front flap


Women in tech : take your career to the next level with practical advice and inspiring stories / Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack ; foreword by Esther Dyson.
Women in tech : take your career to the next level with practical advice and inspiring stories / Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack ; foreword by Esther Dyson.
Includes: the secrets of salary negotiation, the best format for tech résumés, how to ace a tech interview, the perks of both contracting (W-9) and salaried full-time work, the secrets of mentorship, how to start your own company, and much more--Amazon.com.


What is a dog? / Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger ; foreword by Alan M. Beck.
What is a dog? /  Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger ; foreword by Alan M. Beck.


The fibromanual : a complete fibromyalgia treatment guide for you and your doctor / Ginevra Liptan, M.D.
The fibromanual : a complete fibromyalgia treatment guide for you and your doctor / Ginevra Liptan, M.D.
Ten million Americans experience the widespread muscle pain, profound fatigue, and fuzzy brain (fibrofog) that have long frustrated both patients and doctors. In this unique resource, Ginevra Liptan, M.D., shares a cutting-edge new approach that goes far beyond mainstream medical knowledge to produce dramatic symptom improvement. Dr. Liptan's program incorporates clinically proven therapies from both alternative and conventional medicine, along with the latest research on experimental options like medical marijuana.--


The Ukrainian and Russian notebooks / Igort ; translated by Jamie Richards.
The Ukrainian and Russian notebooks /  Igort ; translated by Jamie Richards.
Graphic novelist Igort illuminates two harrowing moments in recent history--the Ukraine famine and the assassination of a Russian journalist.


32 yolks : from my mother's table to working the line / Eric Ripert, with Veronica Chambers.
32 yolks : from my mother's table to working the line / Eric Ripert, with Veronica Chambers.
Before he earned his third Michelin star at his iconic restaurant, Le Bernardin, the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef of the Year, became a regular guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef, even before he knew how to make a proper omelet, Eric Ripert was a young boy in the South of France who felt that his world had come to an end. At the age of five, his parents went through a bitter divorce. Eric moved away with his mother, whose new husband, Serge, quickly grew to resent Eric and seemed to delight in making him miserable. The only place Eric felt at home was the kitchen, where his mother tried to cheer him up with lavish meals, but once the plates had been cleared, his unhappiness returned. Then he met Jacques, a locally renowned chef and restaurant owner. Jacques took Eric under his wing, letting him into his kitchen everyday after school where he would teach Eric how to make real chocolate mousse and regale him with stories from his travels. Watching Jacques and the obvious pride he took in his work, Eric began to see a future for himself, one in which his lifelong love of food could become something that he shared with other people. His desire to not only cook but to become the best would lead him into some of the most celebrated and demanding kitchens in Paris, serving under legendary chefs like Joel Robuchon and Jean Louis Palladin and trying to survive the brutal, exacting environment of their kitchens. Like Jacques Pepin's classic memoir The Apprentice, Eric Ripert's is a coming of age story about how he learned to cook and finally found his place in the kitchen--


The dragon behind the glass : a true story of power, obsession, and the world's most coveted fish / Emily Voigt.
The dragon behind the glass : a true story of power, obsession, and the world's most coveted fish / Emily Voigt.
A journalist's quest to find a wild Asian arowana--the world's most expensive aquarium fish--takes her on a global tour through the bizarre realm of ornamental fish hobbyists to some of the most remote jungles on the planet.--Dust jacket.


The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team / Ben Lindbergh + Sam Miller.
The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team / Ben Lindbergh + Sam Miller.
It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read.--


Bare Bones : I'm not lonely if you're reading this book / Bobby Bones.
Bare Bones : I'm not lonely if you're reading this book / Bobby Bones.
Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out--a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting The Bobby Bones Show at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby's passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean. Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby's distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn't shy away from the curves he continues to navigate, including his obsessive-compulsive disorder, on his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family.


The assassination complex : inside the government's secret drone warfare program / Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept.
The assassination complex : inside the government's secret drone warfare program / Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept.
The author and his colleagues at the investigative website, The Intercept, expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy.--NoveList.


The mirror test : America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan / J. Kael Weston.
The mirror test : America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan / J. Kael Weston.
In a powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict, the author challenges Americans to address hard questions about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,--NoveList.


Rogue justice : the making of the security state / Karen J. Greenberg.
Rogue justice : the making of the security state / Karen J. Greenberg.
The definitive account of how America's War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security. The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the Attorney General with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. From that day forward, the Bush administration turned to the Department of Justice to give its imprimatur to activities that had previously been unthinkable--from the NSA's spying on US citizens to indefinite detention to torture. Many of these activities were secretly authorized, others done in the light of day. When President Obama took office, many observers expected a reversal of these encroachments upon civil liberties and justice, but the new administration found the rogue policies to be deeply entrenched, and, at times, worth preserving. Obama ramped up targeted killings, held fast to aggressive surveillance policies, and fell short on bringing reform to detention and interrogation. How did America veer so far from its founding principles of justice? Rogue Justice connects the dots for the first time--from the Patriot Act to today's military commissions, from terrorism prosecutions to intelligence priorities, from the ACLU's activism to Edward Snowden's revelations. And it poses a stark question: will the American justice system ever recover from the compromises it made for the war on terror? Riveting and deeply reported, Rogue Justice could only have been written by Karen Greenberg, one of this country's top experts on Guantanamo, torture, and terrorism, with a deep knowledge of both the Bush and Obama administrations. Now she brings to life the full story of law and policy after 9/11, introducing us to the key players and events, showing that time and again, when liberty and security have clashed, justice has been the victim--


Magic in Islam / Michael Muhammad Knight.
Magic in Islam /  Michael Muhammad Knight.
Magic in Islam offers a look at magical and occult technologies throughout Muslim history, starting with Islam's earliest and most canonical sources. In addition to providing a highly accessible introduction to magic as it is defined, practiced, condemned, and defended within Muslim traditions, Magic in Islam challenges common assumptions about organized religion--~The progenitor of Muslim punk rock and one of today's freshest spiritual voices pushes back against the common assumption that the historic faiths have no occult or magical tradition in this richly learned historical and personal journey through the practice of magic in Islam. Magic in Islam offers a look at magical and occult technologies throughout Muslim history, starting with Islam's earliest and most canonical sources. In addition to providing a highly accessible introduction to magic as it is defined, practiced, condemned, and defended within Muslim traditions, Magic in Islam challenges common assumptions about organized religion. Michael Muhammad Knight's deeply original book fills a gap within existing literature on the place of magic in Islamic traditions and opens a new window on Islam for general readers and students of religion alike. In doing so, the book counters and complicates widespread perceptions of Islam, as well as of magic as it is practiced outside of European contexts. Magic in Islam also challenges our view of organized religions as clearly defined systems that can be reduced to checklists of key doctrines, texts, and rules. As a result, Magic in Islam throws a monkey wrench into the conventions of the intro to Islam genre, threatening to flip popular notions of a religion's center and margins.--


Mason jar nation : the jars that changed America and 50 clever ways to use them today / JoAnn Moser.
Mason jar nation : the jars that changed America and 50 clever ways to use them today / JoAnn Moser.
Learn how to make more than 50 Mason jar projects, including luminaries, planters, and upcycled art, in this eagerly anticipated book for DIYers!Mason Jar Nation begins by exploring the Mason jar's impact on America since its 1858 patent. Prior to the jar's invention, settlers had no reliable and safe way to store food for the winter, which required them to travel great lengths in difficult conditions and obtain expensive canned goods in order to survive. With its hermetically sealable two-piece lid and thick glass sides, the Mason jar changed the way mid-nineteenth century Americans fed their families.Although the popularity of the jars ebbed significantly from the 1950s until the turn of the century, interest in them has exploded in the past few years. Ball, the biggest brand name in Mason jars today, has seen its sales double since 2001. Younger generations, including Millenials, have adopted the iconic jars as emblems of a more sustainable time. The humble Mason jar has been discovered as a versatile and beautiful material for creating craft items such as chandeliers, luminaries, planters, containers, and upcycled art.The second half of Mason Jar Nation features over 50 of these adaptations, shown with clear photography, all designed and photographed by author JoAnn Moser, the DIY Maven. Readers who appreciate American cultural history, making fun and affordable crafts, and Mason jars themselves will love this new book and its tall, narrow shape that's based on the proportions of the classic Mason jar--


Following the barn quilt trail / Suzi Parron ; Foreword by Donna Sue Groves.
Following the barn quilt trail /  Suzi Parron ; Foreword by Donna Sue Groves.


My handmade wedding / Marrianne Mercer.
My handmade wedding /  Marrianne Mercer.


Melissa's Southern cookbook : tried-and-true family recipes / Melissa Sperka.
Melissa's Southern cookbook : tried-and-true family recipes / Melissa Sperka.
Sperka learned to cook from her mother and grandmothers. Now she shares her love of cooking, baking and living Southern-style with you. The pages of this book include many of her family's favorite recipes.


The New England seafood markets cookbook : recipes from the best lobster pounds, clam shacks, and fish mongers / Mike Urban.
The New England seafood markets cookbook : recipes from the best lobster pounds, clam shacks, and fish mongers / Mike Urban.


Modern Israeli cooking : 100 new recipes for traditional classics / Danielle Oron, chef and owner of Moo milk bar and the founder of the blog I will not eat oysters.
Modern Israeli cooking : 100 new recipes for traditional classics / Danielle Oron, chef and owner of Moo milk bar and the founder of the blog I will not eat oysters.
A chef and restaurateur offers new twists on traditional recipes from Israel, including cornflake-crusted schnitzel sandwiches, latkes eggs benedict with smoked salmon, and green spinach falafel.


The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939 / Adrian Tinniswood.
The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939 / Adrian Tinniswood.
Drawing on thousands of memoirs, unpublished letters and diaries, and the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, historian Adrian Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door onto a world half-remembered, glamorous, shameful at times, and forever wrapped in myth. The Long Weekend revels in the sheer variety of country house life: from King George V poring over his stamp collection at Sandringham to fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley collecting mistresses at ancestral homes across the nation, from Edward VIII entertaining Wallis Simpson at Fort Belvedere to the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, whose wife became obsessed with her pet spaniels. Tinniswood reveals what it was really like to live and work in some of the most beautiful houses the world has ever seen during the last great golden age of the English country home--~In The Long Weekend, acclaimed historian Adrian Tinniswood tells the story of the rise and fall of the English aristocracy through the rise and fall of the great country house. Historically, these massive houses had served as the administrative and social hubs of their communities, but the fallout from World War I had wrought seismic changes on the demographics of the English countryside. In addition to the vast loss of life among the landed class, those staffers who returned to the country estates from the European theater were often horribly maimed, or eager to pursue a life beyond their employers' grounds. New and old estateholders alike clung ever more desperately to the traditions of country living, even as the means to maintain them slipped away--


Neither snow nor rain : a history of the United States Postal Service / Devin Leonard.
Neither snow nor rain : a history of the United States Postal Service / Devin Leonard.
Founded by Benjamin Franklin, USPS was the information network that bound far-flung Americans together, fostered a common culture, and helped American business to prosper. A first class stamp remains one of the greatest bargains of all time, and yet, the USPS is slowly vanishing. Critics say it is slow and archaic. Mail volume is down. The workforce is shrinking. Post offices are closing.This is a multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPSs monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the system--and the country--to a halt in the 1970s. An exciting and engrossing read, this is the first major history of the USPS in over fifty years.


Understanding exposure : how to shoot great photographs with any camera / Bryan Peterson.
Understanding exposure : how to shoot great photographs with any camera / Bryan Peterson.
Veteran photographer Bryan Peterson demystifies complex concepts of exposure in photography by explaining the fundamentals of light, aperture, shutter speed, and how they interact with and influence one another. This book explains how to get or lose sharpness and contrast in images, freeze in action, and take the best meter readings while also exploring filters, flash, and light. This forth edition includes all new images as well as an expanded section on flash, tips for using colored gels, and advice on shooting star trails.


Sewing happiness : a year of simple projects for living well / Sanae Ishida.
Sewing happiness : a year of simple projects for living well / Sanae Ishida.
Twenty simple sewing projects are tied together with a thread of memoir that tells the story of how sewing brought Sanae Ishida profound happiness. Each seasonal project, specially designed to promote health, creativity, relationships and more, provides gentle inspiration to live your best life. When Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she thought her life was over. But these challenges ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her because they forced her to take stock of her life and focus on the important things, and enabled her to rediscover sewing--her true passion. Inspired to succeed at just one thing, Ishida vowed to sew all of her daughter's clothes (and most of her own) for one year. Sewing Happiness includes 20 projects plus variations (including Japanese-inspired home goods and childrens and womens clothing) organized by season, and stitched together with Ishidas charming personal story. -- Amazon.com.


The spender's guide to debt-free living / Anna Newell Jones.
The spender's guide to debt-free living /  Anna Newell Jones.
Popular blogger Anna Newell Jones of AndThenWeSaved.com delivers this self-help manifesto that reveals how a spending fast will help you get on the road to living debt-free,--Amazon.com.


Your friend forever, A. Lincoln : the enduring friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed / Charles B. Strozier with Wayne Soini.
Your friend forever, A. Lincoln : the enduring friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed / Charles B. Strozier with Wayne Soini.


Action : a book about sex / Amy Rose Spiegel.
Action : a book about sex / Amy Rose Spiegel.
With whip-smart prose, reminiscent of Roxane Gay and Meghan Daum, ACTION interweaves Spiegel's own sexual autobiography with loving advice on one-night stands, relationships, and everything in between. ACTION is a book about sex that people won't feel embarrassed about owning. There are absolutely zero provocatively shaped fruit on the cover, for one. In ACTION, Amy Rose Spiegel exhorts you to trust yourself and be respectful of others--and to have the best possible time doing the things you search for on the Internet, except in reality. The book covers consent, safety, group sex, gender, and the best breakfast to make for a one-night stand. Spiegel also includes dissections of threesomes, how to pick people up without being a skeezer, celibacy as a display of autonomy, and, of course, how to clean your room in 10 minutes if a devastatingly lovely side-piece is about to stop by. All told, ACTION totally doesn't think it's weird that you want to try that thing together. In fact, ACTION is very into it--


Gap gardening : selected poems / Rosmarie Waldrop ; edited by Nikolai Duffy with the author.
Gap gardening : selected poems / Rosmarie Waldrop ; edited by Nikolai Duffy with the author.
Rosmarie Waldrop says Gap Gardening 'spans forty years of exploring the language I breathe and move in and that continues to condition me even while I try to contribute to it. It tracks my turn from verse to prose poems, to focusing on the sentence and its boundaries, my increasing reliance on collage and source texts as a way of engaging with other voices, of being in dialogue.' Gap Gardening also traces Waldrops growing sense of writing as an exploration of what happens in between. Between words, sentences, people, cultures. Between fragment and flow, thinking and feeling, mind and body. For the first time, we have a complete and clear view of the work of a great and inquiring, brave and indispensable poet. --


Terror in the city of champions : murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit / Tom Stanton.
Terror in the city of champions : murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit / Tom Stanton.
Detroit 1936: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, baseball fan Dayton Dean is arrested for murder. Though said to have a childlike intelligence, Dean possesses a vivid memory and a hunger for attention. He gives police a story about a secret Klan-like organization called the Black Legion, responsible for countless murders, floggings, and fire bombings. The Legion has tens of thousands of members in the Midwest, among them politicians and notable citizens--even, possibly, a beloved Detroit athlete. When Deans revelations explode, they all seek cover. Award-winning author Tom Stantons stunning work of history, crime, and sports, weaves together the terror of the Legion with the magnificent athletic ascension of Detroit. Richly portraying 1930s America, and featuring figures like Louis, the countrys most famous black man; Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg; anti-Semitic Henry Ford; radio priest Father Coughlin; and J. Edgar Hoover, Terror in the City of Champions is a rollicking true tale set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence.


The mindspan diet : reduce Alzheimer's risk, minimize memory loss, and keep your brain young / Preston Estep, III.
The mindspan diet : reduce Alzheimer's risk, minimize memory loss, and keep your brain young / Preston Estep, III.
Studying the diets of the 'Mindspan elite'--those populations that live longest with low levels of dementia--as well as the ways that certain food additiives and ingredients interact with our genes, Dr. Preston Estep explains how the recent slew of popular brains-and-aging books have steered us down the wrong dietary path. Shattering myths about which foods are (and are not) benefitial to our brains, 'The mindspan diet' reveals a simple plan to slow cognitive decline.--Dust jacket.


Great bowls of food : grain bowls, buddha bowls, broth bowls, and more / Robin Asbell ; photographs by David Schmit.
Great bowls of food : grain bowls, buddha bowls, broth bowls, and more / Robin Asbell ; photographs by David Schmit.
Presents seventy-five recipes for creating food bowls, providing recommendations for making a base and adding proteins, produce, sauces, and a garnish, with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and big-party platter bowls.


Natural hair coloring : how to use henna and other pure herbal pigments for chemical-free beauty / Christine Shahin ; photography by Melinda DiMauro.
Natural hair coloring : how to use henna and other pure herbal pigments for chemical-free beauty / Christine Shahin ; photography by Melinda DiMauro.
Henna, indigo, cassia and amla have been used for coloring and healing since ancient times. These all-plant dyes are gentle and safe, can be applied over chemical dyes, and actually nourish the hair.


Court-martial : how military justice has shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and beyond / Chris Bray.
Court-martial : how military justice has shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and beyond / Chris Bray.
Tells the sweeping story of military justice, from the institution of the court martial in the earliest days of the Republic to contemporary arguments over how to use military courts to try foreign terrorists or soldiers accused of sexual assault,--NoveList.


Whiskey : a spirited story with 75 classic and original cocktails / Michael Dietsch.
Whiskey : a spirited story with 75 classic and original cocktails / Michael Dietsch.


This road I ride : sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself / Juliana Buhring.
This road I ride : sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself / Juliana Buhring.
This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one womans solo journey around the world by bicycle,--Amazon.com.


Connectography : mapping the future of global civilization / Parag Khanna.
Connectography : mapping the future of global civilization / Parag Khanna.
Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the worlds burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars; ambitious transport corridors and power grids are unscrambling Africas fraught colonial borders; even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource and trade routes across its war-torn landscape. At the same time, thriving hubs such as Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into young and heavily populated regions, cyber-communities empower commerce across vast distances, and the worlds ballooning financial assets are being wisely invested into building an inclusive global society. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together. --


Relentless : the stories behind the photographs / Neil Leifer with Diane K. Shah.
Relentless : the stories behind the photographs / Neil Leifer with Diane K. Shah.


When someone you know has depression : words to say and things to do / Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH ; foreword by Timothy J. Petersen, PhD, Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD, and Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD.
When someone you know has depression : words to say and things to do / Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH ; foreword by Timothy J. Petersen, PhD, Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD, and Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD.
Following on the success of Managing Your Depression, Susan Noonan's new book is for family members and friends of people with depression or bipolar disorder. A certified peer specialist at McLean Hospital (a comprehensive psychiatric hospital affiliated with Harvard University), Susan draws on her experiences providing support and education for those living with or caring for a person who has a mood disorder. A family member who has a mood disorder affects the entire family. Further, family members and close friends are often the first to recognize the subtle changes and symptoms of depression--and they are also the people who provide daily support to their loved ones, often at great personal price. Caring for someone with a mood disorder differs from caring for someone with a physical medical disorder, in ways that complicate the caregiving role. A concise and practical guide to the daily management of depression and bipolar depression written for the caregiver, the book explains how to reinforce lessons the patient has been taught in therapy, how to role model resilience skills, and how caregivers can and must care for themselves. It describes effective communication strategies and advises how to find appropriate professional help. Its many tables and worksheets convey much needed information in an accessible way. References, Resources, and a Glossary complete the package. Overall the book helps readers navigate the depression or biopolar disorder of someone close to them, providing readers with words to say and things to do as they try to help someone change the course of a sometimes confounding and often disabling illness--


Cheats and deceits : how animals and plants exploit and mislead / Martin Stevens.
Cheats and deceits : how animals and plants exploit and mislead / Martin Stevens.


America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake / Ted Levin ; illustrations by Alexandra Westrich.
America's snake : the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake / Ted Levin ; illustrations by Alexandra Westrich.
There's no sound quite like it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake. It's a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. Yet most of us have never seen a timber rattler. Though they're found in thirty-one states, and near many major cities, in contemporary America timber rattlesnakes are creatures mostly of imagination and innate fear. Ted Levin aims to change that with America's Snake, a portrait of the timber rattlesnake, its place in America's pantheon of creatures and in our own frontier history -- and of the heroic efforts to protect it against habitat loss, climate change, and the human tendency to kill what we fear. Taking us from labs where the secrets of the snake's evolutionary history are being unlocked to far-flung habitats whose locations are fiercely protected by biologists and dedicated amateur herpetologists alike, Levin paints a picture of a fascinating creature: peaceable, social, long-lived, and, despite our phobias, not inclined to bite. The timber rattler emerges here as emblematic of America and also, unfortunately, of the complicated, painful struggles involved in protecting and preserving the natural world. A wonderful mix of natural history, travel writing, and exemplary journalism, America's Snake is loaded with remarkable characters --none more so than the snake at its heart: frightening, perhaps; endangered, certainly; and unquestionably unforgettable. -- Amazon.com.


Salmon : everything you need to know + 45 recipes / Diane Morgan ; photographs by Leigh Beisch.
Salmon : everything you need to know + 45 recipes / Diane Morgan ; photographs by Leigh Beisch.
Salmon is the third-most consumed seafood in North America, not only for its exceptional flavor and versatility, but for its undeniable health benefits. Rich in Omega-3s, it's a rich protein source for those looking to eat healthier, consume less meat, or transitioning to a paleo or pescatarian diet. Salmon features 45 recipes showcasing the best ways to prepare this luscious, accessible fish. Acclaimed author Diane Morgan has crafted a go-to reference for home cooks who want to add more creative preparations of salmon to their repertoire. Recipes include all savory meal occasions--appetizers, dinner, pizza, brunch, and more--providing inspiration for healthy eaters and fish lovers alike. --


The cool factor : a guide to achieving effortless style, with secrets from the women who have it / Andrea Linett ; photographs by Michael Waring.
The cool factor : a guide to achieving effortless style, with secrets from the women who have it / Andrea Linett ; photographs by Michael Waring.
Trendsetter Andrea Linett has that rare ability to distill fashion talk into advice that everyone can follow, and in this book she shares the style wisdom she's gathered over years of working in the fashion industry. Here is only the content that matters: wardrobe classics, leather, denim, suits, dressing in black and white, dressing up, getting the right fit, layering, accessories, and hair. Linett's fashion philosophy is illustrated through precise tips and photos of women who do it right, and from them we learn how to develop personal style. Did you think a Canadian tuxedo (denim on denim) was an absolute faux pas? Not if you pair the right shades of denim and dress it up with some serious heels. Were you under the impression that your hair should get shorter with age? That rule no longer exists. Do you want to know how to wear black and white pieces together without looking like a cater waiter? The black and white chapter is filled with some ingenious examples. Finally, Linett rounds out the book with checklists, including must-haves for a hardworking wardrobe, how to breathe new life into old pieces, how to make a trend your own, and how to make sure everything you buy actually fits.


The underdogs : children, dogs, and the power of unconditional love / Melissa Fay Greene.
The underdogs : children, dogs, and the power of unconditional love / Melissa Fay Greene.
Describes the unbreakable bond between humans and canines through the story of a severely disabled woman who began training her own service dogs after she was deemed “too disabled” to receive one by every agency in the U.S..--NoveList.


The gene : an intimate history / Siddhartha Mukherjee.
The gene : an intimate history / Siddhartha Mukherjee.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author draws on his scientific knowledge and research to describe the magisterial history of a scientific idea, the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans; that governs our form, function, and fate; and that determines the future of our children. The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a unit of heredity. It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms. Above all, the story of the gene is driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds--from Mendel and Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes. Woven through the book is the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to read and write the human genome--unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children's children.--Adapted from dust jacket.


Num Pang : bold recipes from New York City's favorite sandwich shop / Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, with Raquel Pelzel ; Photographs by Ricky Powell ; Art by Serve ; Food Photographs by Evan Sung.
Num Pang : bold recipes from New York City's favorite sandwich shop / Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, with Raquel Pelzel ; Photographs by Ricky Powell ; Art by Serve ; Food Photographs by Evan Sung.
The owners of a standout New York City sandwich shop offer Cambodian and Asian-inspired sandwich recipes with a wide range of inventive fillings including Glazed Five-Spice Pork Belly, Seared Coconut Tiger Shrimp and Hoisin Meatballs. --Publisher's description.


The naked cookbook / Tess Ward ; photography by Columbus Leth.
The naked cookbook /  Tess Ward ; photography by Columbus Leth.
A transformative approach to healthy eating that strips back one's diet to simple, clean, and pure foods that cleanse, restore, and nourish the body, featuring 60 recipes and a chapter on detoxing,--Amazon.com.


Drive! : Henry Ford, George Selden, and the race to invent the auto age / Lawrence Goldstone.
Drive! : Henry Ford, George Selden, and the race to invent the auto age / Lawrence Goldstone.
From the acclaimed author of Birdmen comes a revelatory new history of the birth of the automobile, an illuminating and entertaining true tale of invention, competition, and the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world. In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation's first car show in New York's Madison Square Garden. The event was a spectacular success, attracting seventy exhibitors and nearly fifty thousand visitors. Among the spectators was an obscure would-be automaker named Henry Ford, who walked the floor speaking with designers and engineers, trying to gauge public enthusiasm for what was then a revolutionary invention. His conclusion: the automobile was going to be a fixture in American society, both in the city and on the farm--and would make some people very rich. None, he decided, more than he. Drive! is the most complete account to date of the wild early days of the auto age. Lawrence Goldstone tells the fascinating story of how the internal combustion engine, a theory looking for an application, evolved into an innovation that would change history. Debunking many long-held myths along the way, Drive! shows that the creation of the automobile was not the work of one man, but very much a global effort. Long before anyone had heard of Henry Ford, men with names like Benz, Peugeot, Renault, and Daimler were building and marketing the world's first cars. Goldstone breathes life into an extraordinary cast of characters: the inventors and engineers who crafted engines small enough to use on a horseless carriage; the financiers who risked everything for their visions; the first racers--daredevils who pushed rickety, untested vehicles to their limits; and such visionary lawyers as George Selden, who fought for and won the first patent for the gasoline-powered automobile. Lurking around every corner is Henry Ford, a brilliant innovator and an even better marketer, a tireless promoter of his products--and of himself. With a narrative as propulsive as its subject, Drive! plunges us headlong into a time unlike any in history, when near-manic innovation, competition, and consumerist zeal coalesced to change the way the world moved. Advance praise for Drive! Business history as you have never read it before. Lawrence Goldstone tells the tale of the important but now forgotten legal fight over the patent for the automobile. With more plot twists than a murder mystery and a cast of well-known industrial titans, Drive! takes the reader down the road from the dawning age of the automobile, when Henry Ford's dream almost turned into a nightmare.--James McGrath Morris, author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power Utterly compelling and filled with fascinating stories and larger-than-life characters, Drive! is a joyride. I'll never get behind the wheel of my car again without thinking about Drive!--Howard Blum, author of Dark Invasion and American Lightning In suitably fast-paced prose, Goldstone tells the enthralling story of the fraught early days of the 'Horseless Age.' The cast in the high-stakes battle includes brilliant engineers, Gilded Age tycoons, and reckless daredevils both on the track and in the boardroom. Silicon Valley's billionaires have nothing on these guys for either ingenuity or ruthlessness.--Ross King, author of Brunelleschi's Dome A lucid, intelligent page-turner, Drive! will enthrall and enlighten you.--Elizabeth MacDonald, senior stocks editor, FOX Business--


Joe Gould's teeth / Jill Lepore.
Joe Gould's teeth /  Jill Lepore.
From New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the dark, spellbinding tale of her restless search for the long-lost, longest book ever written, a century-old manuscript called The oral history of our time. Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant historian of the twentieth century. So did some of his friends, a group of modernist writers and artists that included E. E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, John Dos Passos, and Ezra Pound. Gould began his life's work before the First World War, announcing that he intended to write down nearly everything anyone ever said to him. I am trying to preserve as much detail as I can about the normal life of every day people, he explained, because as a rule, history does not deal with such small fry. By 1942, when The New Yorker published a profile of Gould written by the reporter Joseph Mitchell, Gould's manuscript had grown to more than nine million words. But when Gould died in 1957, in a mental hospital, the manuscript was nowhere to be found. Then, in 1964, in Joe Gould's Secret, a second profile, Mitchell claimed that the book had been, all along, merely a figment of Gould's imagination. Lepore, unpersuaded, decided to find out. The result is a Poe-like tale of detection, madness, and invention. Digging through archives all over the country, Lepore unearthed evidence that The oral history of our time did in fact once exist. Relying on letters, scraps, and Gould's own diaries and notebooks--including volumes of his lost manuscript--Lepore argues that Joe Gould's real secret had to do with sex and the color line, with modernists' relationship to the Harlem Renaissance, and, above all, with Gould's terrifying obsession with the African American sculptor Augusta Savage. In ways that even Gould himself could not have imagined, what Gould wrote down really is a history of our time: unsettling and ferocious.--From dust jacket.~A New Yorkerstaff writer and Harvard historian chronicles the discovery of Joe Gould's long-lost manuscript, The Oral History of Our Time, and of the violence, betrayals, and madness that led to its concealment,--NoveList.


By honor bound : two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a story of extraordinary courage / Tom Norris and Mike Thornton, with Dick Couch ; with a foreword by Senator Bob Kerrey.
By honor bound : two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a story of extraordinary courage / Tom Norris and Mike Thornton, with Dick Couch ; with a foreword by Senator Bob Kerrey.
Two living American heroes discuss how they grew up very differently, entered military service and the Navy SEAL teams for vastly different reasons, and were thrown together for a single combat missiona mission that would define their lives from that day forward,--NoveList.


Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France / Thad Carhart.
Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France / Thad Carhart.
A beguiling memoir of a childhood in 1950s Fontainebleau from the much-admired New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank. For a young American boy in the 1950s, Fontainebleau was a sight both strange and majestic, home to a continual series of adventures: a different language to learn, weekend visits to nearby Paris, family road trips to Spain and Italy. Then there was the chateau itself: a sprawling palace once the residence of kings, its grounds the perfect place to play hide-and-seek. The curiosities of the small town and the time with his family as expats left such an impression on him that thirty years later Carhart returned to France with his wife to raise their two children. Touring Fontainebleau again as an adult, he began to appreciate its influence on French style, taste, art, and architecture. Each trip to Fontainebleau introduces him to entirely new aspects of the chateau's history, enriching his memories and leading him to Patrick Ponsot, the head of the chateau's restoration, who becomes Carhart's guide to the hidden Fontainebleau. What emerges is an intimate chronicle of a time and place few have experienced. In warm, precise prose, Carhart reconstructs the wonders of his childhood as an American in postwar France, attending French schools with his brothers and sisters. His firsthand account brings to life nothing less than France in the 1950s, from the parks and museums of Paris to the rigors of French schooling to the vast chateau of Fontainebleau and its village, built, piece by piece, over many centuries. Finding Fontainebleau is for those captivated by the French way of life, for armchair travelers, and for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a place they want to visit over and over again--


It's not okay / Andi Dorfman.
It's not okay /  Andi Dorfman.
Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it's like to live out a love story--and its collapse--in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not--


Late to the ball : age. learn. fight. love. play tennis. win. / Gerald Marzorati.
Late to the ball : age. learn. fight. love. play tennis. win. / Gerald Marzorati.
An award-winning author shares the inspiring and entertaining account of his pursuit to become a nationally competitive tennis player--at the age of sixty. Being a man or a woman in your early sixties is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren't old


Mother tongue : my family's globe-trotting quest to dream in Mandarin, laugh in Arabic, and sing in Spanish / Christine Gilbert.
Mother tongue : my family's globe-trotting quest to dream in Mandarin, laugh in Arabic, and sing in Spanish / Christine Gilbert.
One woman's quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride--


Super mind : how to boost performance and live a richer and happier life through transcendental meditation / Norman E Rosenthal MD.
Super mind : how to boost performance and live a richer and happier life through transcendental meditation / Norman E Rosenthal MD.
Super Mind is a wonderfully practical exploration of the benefits of Transcendental Meditation that reveals how the technique is not a belief or faith but a simple tool that, in my experience, can improve your life in ways you never thought possible. --Hugh Jackman The noted research psychiatrist and New York Times-bestselling author explores how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience, and aptitude for success. Most of us believe that we live in only three states of consciousness: wakefulness, sleep, and dreaming. But there is so much more. In Super Mind, clinical psychiatrist and bestselling author Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., shows how the incredibly simple daily practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) can permanently improve your state of mind during the routine hours of waking life--placing you into a super-mind state of consciousness where you consistently perform at peak aptitude. In his most ambitious and practical book yet, Rosenthal shows how TM is more than a tool for destressing or for general wellness. It is a gateway to functioning physically, emotionally, and intellectually at levels we never knew we could attain. Written in Rosenthal's trademark style of restraint and intellectual carefulness, Super Mind explores how we can aspire to so much more than we ever thought possible--


Makers and takers : the rise of finance and the fall of American business / Rana Foroohar.
Makers and takers : the rise of finance and the fall of American business / Rana Foroohar.
Award-winning business journalist Rana Foroohar shows how the shortsighted and misguided financial practices that nearly toppled the global economy in 2008 have come to infiltrate all corners of American business--putting us on a dangerous collision course to another economic meltdown that will make 2008 look like a mere blip in the business cycle--~Eight years on from the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 still remain unlearned--and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. Many of us know that our government failed to fix the banking system after the subprime mortgage crisis. But what few of us realize is how the misguided financial practices and philosophies that nearly toppled the global financial system have come to infiltrate ALL American businesses, putting us on a collision course for another cataclysmic meltdown. Drawing on in-depth reporting and exclusive interviews at the highest rungs of Wall Street and Washington, Time assistant managing editor and economic columnist Rana Foroohar shows how the financialization of America - the trend by which finance and its way of thinking have come to reign supreme - is perpetuating Wall Street's reign over Main Street, widening the gap between rich and poor, and threatening the future of the American Dream. Policy makers get caught up in the details of regulating Too Big To Fail banks, but the problems in our market system go much broader and deeper than that. Consider that: · Thanks to 40 years of policy changes and bad decisions, only about 15 % of all the money in our market system actually ends up in the real economy - the rest stays within the closed loop of finance itself. · The financial sector takes a quarter of all corporate profits in this country while creating only 4 % of American jobs. · The tax code continues to favor debt over equity, making it easier for companies to hoard cash overseas rather than reinvest it on our shores. · Our biggest and most profitable corporations are investing more money in stock buybacks than in research and innovation. · And, still, the majority of the financial regulations promised after the 2008 meltdown have yet come to pass, thanks to cozy relationship between our lawmakers and the country's wealthiest financiers. Exploring these forces, which have led American businesses to favor balancing-sheet engineering over the actual kind and the pursuit of short-term corporate profits over job creation, Foroohar shows how financialization has so gravely harmed our society, and why reversing this trend is of grave importance to us all. Through colorful stories of both Takers and Makers, she'll reveal how we change the system for a better and more sustainable shared economic future--


Never split the difference : negotiating as if your life depended on it / Chris Voss, with Tahl Raz.
Never split the difference : negotiating as if your life depended on it / Chris Voss, with Tahl Raz.
A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations--whether in the boardroom or at home,--Amazon.com.


You don't have to be a shark : creating your own success / Robert Herjavec, with John Lawrence Reynolds.
You don't have to be a shark : creating your own success / Robert Herjavec, with John Lawrence Reynolds.
Many people assume that effective sales ability demands a unique personality and an aggressive attitude. It's not true, and Robert Herjavec is proof. Known as the 'Nice Shark' on the ABC's Emmy Award-winning hit show SHARK TANK, Robert Herjavec is loved by viewers, who respond to his affable nature. He has developed an honest and genuine approach to life and selling that has set him apart from his cut-throat colleagues, and rewarded him with a degree of wealth measured in hundreds of millions of dollars. In You Don't Have to Be a Shark, Robert transcends pure sales technique and teaches 'non-business people' what they need to know in order to sell themselves successfully. We are each our own greatest asset, and in order to achieve our goals, we need to be able to communicate with others, position ourselves and even look the part. Robert's philosophy is simple: Great salespeople are made, not born, and no one achieves success in life without knowing how to sell. Entertaining, enlightening and effective, You Don't Have to Be a Shark will reveal the secrets of one of North America's most successful businessmen, who also happens to be one of today's most prominent TV personalities, delivered in a friendly, down-to-earth manner, and filled with anecdotes and observations to support its hard-nosed advice. --


Eat complete : the 21 nutrients that fuel brainpower, boost weight loss, and transform your health / Drew Ramsey, MD.
Eat complete : the 21 nutrients that fuel brainpower, boost weight loss, and transform your health / Drew Ramsey, MD.


Plated : weeknight dinners, weekend feasts, and everything in between / Elana Karp and Suzanne Lehrer Dumaine.
Plated : weeknight dinners, weekend feasts, and everything in between / Elana Karp and Suzanne Lehrer Dumaine.
The first cookbook from the national food and recipe delivery company whose mission it is to get people eating better and living better, and to make cooking a part of busy modern lifestyles again. Plated was founded when two men found themselves without time to shop or cook after long days on Wall Street, tired of ordering greasy take-out so often. They knew there had to be a better way. Launched in 2012, the company delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and chef-designed recipes to home-cooks, taking the mystery and stress out of mealtime. Now, Plated's culinary experts Elana Karp and Suzanne Lehrer make cooking at home easier than ever before. The chapters are organized according to the readers' schedules, so they can use it whether they want a food adventure, need a quick weeknight dinner, or only have the time to reinvent leftovers. Every meal can be customized according to peak produce and taste preferences, making them all relevant and fresh all the time. Here, too, are an abundance of back-pocket recipes from spice rubs to sauces to infusions. Plated's approach to both prep and cooking makes using fresh, seasonal ingredients at home a snap. This guide will help any home-cook stock their kitchen wisely, master the essentials, and eat more healthfully and responsibly overall--


Pornburger : hot buns and juicy beefcakes / Mathew Ramsey.
Pornburger : hot buns and juicy beefcakes / Mathew Ramsey.


Raw, vegan, not gross : all vegan and mostly raw recipes for people who love to eat / Laura Miller ; photography by David Loftus.
Raw, vegan, not gross : all vegan and mostly raw recipes for people who love to eat / Laura Miller ; photography by David Loftus.
Whether you already love vegan food or need some convincing, YouTube star Laura Miller offers more than a hundred entirely vegan and mostly raw recipes for all people who want to eat deliciously. Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. is the debut cookbook from YouTube's Tastemade star Laura Miller. A soon to be modern classic, Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. will engage your taste buds with strengthening breakfasts (avocado grapefruit bowls; ginger maple granola), easy weeknight dinners (golden gazpacho; sweet potato curry), crowd-pleasing party food (mango and coconut jicama tacos; spicy mango chile wraps), irresistible drinks & desserts (lavender cheesecake; chile truffles), and many more nutritious, satisfying dishes that are as beautiful and fun to make as they are healthful. Eschewing a strict or dogmatic approach to raw veganism, Laura's self-deprecating humor, candor about issues of food and body-image, and infectious enthusiasm make her the ideal guide and travel companion for people who want to fall back in love with produce or simply celebrate the joy of real, good food--


True to form : how to use foundation training for sustained pain relief and everyday fitness / Dr. Eric Goodman.
True to form : how to use foundation training for sustained pain relief and everyday fitness / Dr. Eric Goodman.
Radical in its simplicity, Dr. Eric Goodman's visionary approach to mindful movement corrects the complacent adaptations that lead to back and joint pain, and teaches us to harness the body's natural movement patterns into daily activities to make us fit, healthy, and pain free. Our sedentary lifestyle has led to an epidemic of chronic pain. By adapting to posture and movement that have us out of balance--including sitting all day at a keyboard, tilting our heads forward to look at our phones--we consistently compromise our joints, give our organs less room to function, and weaken our muscles. How we hold and live in our bodies is fundamental to our overall health, and the good news is that we all hold the key to a healthier body. Dr. Goodman has spent years studying human physiology and movement. He has trained world-class athletes for better performance, and has healed people of all ages and occupations of lifelong debilitating pain. His theory of self-healing is now available to everyone. His practical program trains the posterior muscle chain--shoulders, back, butt, and legs--shifting the burden of support away from joints and putting it back where it belongs: into large muscle groups. Filled with helpful diagrams and sixty color photographs, True to Form shows readers how to successfully integrate these powerful movements into everyday life--from playing with the kids to washing dishes to long hours in the office--transforming ordinary physical actions into active and mindful movements that help to eliminate pain, up your game, or simply feel more energetic. True to Form shows you how to move better, breathe better, and get back to using your body the way nature intended--


Morgue : a life in death / Dr. Vincent Di Maio and Ron Franscell ; foreword by Dr. Jan Garavaglia.
Morgue : a life in death / Dr. Vincent Di Maio and Ron Franscell ; foreword by Dr. Jan Garavaglia.
In this clear-eyed, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Dr. Vincent Di Maio and veteran crime writer Ron Franscell guide us behind the morgue doors to tell a fascinating life story through the cases that have made Di Maio famous--from the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald to the complex issues in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Beginning with his street-smart Italian origins in Brooklyn, the book spans 40 years of work and more than 9,000 autopsies, and Di Maio's eventual rise into the pantheon of forensic scientists. One of the country's most methodical and intuitive criminal pathologists will dissect himself, maintaining a nearly continuous flow of suspenseful stories, revealing anecdotes, and enough macabre insider details to rivet the most fervent crime fans--


The power paradox : how we gain and lose influence / Dacher Keltner.
The power paradox : how we gain and lose influence / Dacher Keltner.
It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But how do we get power? And how does it change our behavior? So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. Enduring power comes from empathy and giving. Above all, power is given to us by other people. This is what all-too-often we forget, and what Dr. Keltner sets straight. This is the crux of the power paradox: by fundamentally misunderstanding the behaviors that helped us to gain power in the first place we set ourselves up to fall from power. We can't retain power because we've never understood it correctly, until now. Power isn't the capacity to act in cruel and uncaring ways; it is the ability to do good for others, expressed in daily life, and itself a good a thing. Dr. Keltner lays out exactly--in twenty original Power Principles-- how to retain power, why power can be a demonstrably good thing, and the terrible consequences of letting those around us languish in powerlessness.


The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland / Dan Barry.
The boys in the bunkhouse : servitude and salvation in the heartland / Dan Barry.


Labor of love : the invention of dating / Moira Weigel.
Labor of love : the invention of dating / Moira Weigel.
A brilliant and surprising investigation into why we date the way we do--~It seems as though every week there's a new app available on your smartphone promising dates a plenty--just swipe right. A mate, on the other hand, is becoming harder and harder to find. The age-old quest for true love requires more effort than ever before. Let's face it: dating is work. Which, as it happens, is exactly where it began, in the 19th century--as prostitution. In Labor of Love, Moira Weigel dives into the secret history of dating while holding up a mirror to the contemporary dating landscape, revealing why we date the way we do and explaining why it feels so much like work. This isn't a guide to getting the guy; there are no ridiculous rules to follow in Labor of Love. This is a brilliant, fresh, and utterly original approach to help us understand how dating was invented and, hopefully, lead us closer to the happy ending that it promises--


Queer virtue : what LGBTQ people know about life and love and how it can revitalize Christianity / the Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman.
Queer virtue : what LGBTQ people know about life and love and how it can revitalize Christianity / the Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman.
Frustrated by the notion that “Christian love = tolerance,” Edman argues that Christianity, at its scriptural core, is not a tradition that is hostile to queer people but is, in fact, itself inherently queer. Edman reveals how “queering” Christianitythat is, disrupting simplistic ways of thinking about gender and sexuality--can illuminate contemporary Christian faith and shows why queer Christians are gifts to the Church,--NoveList.


The bitter taste of victory : life, love, and art in the ruins of the Reich / Lara Feigel.
The bitter taste of victory : life, love, and art in the ruins of the Reich / Lara Feigel.


Sew happy : stitch yourself stylish with 25 step-by-step projects / Karin Ziegler ; with photos by Ulrich Hartmann.
Sew happy : stitch yourself stylish with 25 step-by-step projects / Karin Ziegler ; with photos by Ulrich Hartmann.


Walking point : from the ashes of the Vietnam War / Perry A. Ulander.
Walking point : from the ashes of the Vietnam War / Perry A. Ulander.
This intimate memoir by an American GI who served in Vietnam offers a powerful narrative for readers with an interest in the effects of war and violence, American involvement in Vietnam and how trauma can be a catalyst for transformation--Provided by publisher.


Mother Angelica, her grand silence : the last years and living legacy / Raymond Arroyo.
Mother Angelica, her grand silence : the last years and living legacy / Raymond Arroyo.


The seventh sense : power, fortune, and survival in the age of networks / Joshua Cooper Ramo.
The seventh sense : power, fortune, and survival in the age of networks / Joshua Cooper Ramo.
The Digital Age is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive. He is a policy expert who has advised the most powerful nations and corporations, says yes; if people are ready to ride the disruption. Drawing on examples from business, science, and politics, Ramo illuminates people's transformative world. Start by imagining a near future when America's greatest power is not its military or its economy, but its control of the Internet.


Street of Eternal Happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road / Rob Schmitz.
Street of Eternal Happiness : big city dreams along a Shanghai road / Rob Schmitz.
An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opportunity. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in the city's sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their destinies. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidetracked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Down the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to improve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skeptical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and cafe owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he's searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes more involved in their lives, he makes surprising discoveries which untangle the complexities of modern China: A mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family's--and country's--dark past, and an abandoned neighborhood where fates have been violently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China's distinct generations through multifaceted characters who illuminate an enlightening, humorous, and at times heartrending journey along the winding road to the Chinese Dream. Each story adds another layer of humanity and texture to modern China, a tapestry also woven with Schmitz's insight as a foreign correspondent. The result is an intimate and surprising portrait that dispenses with the tired stereotypes of a country we think we know, immersing us instead in the vivid stories of the people who make up one of the world's most captivating cities--~A narrative account profiling the ordinary men and women who live, work, and dream on the author's street in Shanghai, inspired by his enormously popular Marketplace series of the same name--


Mz N : the serial : a poem-in-episodes / Maureen N. McLane.
Mz N : the serial : a poem-in-episodes / Maureen N. McLane.
A philosophical and sensual exploration of identity from the National Book Award finalist--


The great acceleration : how the world is getting faster, faster / Robert Colville.
The great acceleration : how the world is getting faster, faster / Robert Colville.
Colvile inspects the various ways in which the pace of life in our society is increasing and examines the evolutionary science behind our need for constant acceleration, as well as why it's unlikely we'll be able to slow down--or even want to.


Fabulous felt : 30 easy-to-sew accessories and decorations.
Fabulous felt : 30 easy-to-sew accessories and decorations.


The politicians & the egalitarians : the hidden history of American politics / Sean Wilentz.
The politicians & the egalitarians : the hidden history of American politics / Sean Wilentz.
One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America's enduring struggle against economic inequality. 'There are two keys to unlocking the secrets of American politics and American political history.' So begins The Politicians & the Egalitarians, Princeton historian Sean Wilentz's bold new work of history. First, America is built on an egalitarian tradition. At the nation's founding, Americans believed that extremes of wealth and want would destroy their revolutionary experiment in republican government. Ever since, that idea has shaped national political conflict and scored major egalitarian victories--from the Civil War and Progressive eras to the New Deal and the Great Society--along the way. Second, partisanship is a permanent fixture in America, and America is the better for it. Every major egalitarian victory in United States history has resulted neither from abandonment of partisan politics nor from social movement protests but from a convergence of protest and politics, and then sharp struggles led by principled and effective party politicians. There is little to be gained from the dream of a post-partisan world. With these two insights Sean Wilentz offers a crystal-clear portrait of American history, told through politicians and egalitarians including Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, and W.E.B. Du Bois--a portrait that runs counter to current political and historical thinking. As he did with his acclaimed The Rise of American Democracy, Wilentz once again completely transforms our understanding of this nation's political and moral character--Provided by publisher.


Mixing quilt elements : a modern look at color, style & design / Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession ; editor, Karla Menaugh ; illustrator, Tim Manibusan.
Mixing quilt elements : a modern look at color, style & design / Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession ; editor, Karla Menaugh ; illustrator, Tim Manibusan.


Food swap : specialty recipes for bartering, sharing & giving--including the world's best salted caramel sauce / Emily Paster.
Food swap : specialty recipes for bartering, sharing & giving--including the world's best salted caramel sauce / Emily Paster.


Green metropolis : the extraordinary landscapes of New York City as nature, history, and design / Elizabeth Barlow Rogers ; foreword by Tony Hiss.
Green metropolis : the extraordinary landscapes of New York City as nature, history, and design / Elizabeth Barlow Rogers ; foreword by Tony Hiss.
The woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in 1980 surveys in depth seven green landscapes in New York City, their history--both natural and human--and how they have been transformed over time. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers describes seven landscapes: greenbelt and nature refuge that runs along the spine of Staten Island on land once intended for a highway; Jamaica Bay, near JFK Airport, whose mosaic of fragile, endangered marshes has been preserved as a bird sanctuary; Inwood Hill, in upper Manhattan, whose forest once sheltered Native Americans and Revolutionary soldiers before it became a site for wealthy estates and subsequently a public park; the Central Park Ramble, a carefully designed artificial wilderness in the middle of the city; Roosevelt Island, formerly Welfare Island, in the East River, where urban planners built a traffic-free 'new town in town' in the 1970s and whose southern tip now boasts the Louis Kahn-designed memorial to FDR; Fresh Kills, the James Corner Field Operations-designed 2,200-acre park on Staten Island that is being created out of what was once the world's largest landfill; The High Line, in Manhattan's Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods, an aerial promenade built on an abandoned elevated rail spur--


The brazen age : New York City and the American empire : politics, art, and bohemia / David Reid.
The brazen age : New York City and the American empire : politics, art, and bohemia / David Reid.
A brilliant, sweeping, and unparalleled look at the extraordinarily rich culture and turbulent politics of New York City between the years 1945 and 1950, The Brazen Age opens with Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign tour through the city's boroughs in 1944. He would see little of what made New York the capital of modernity--though the aristocratic FDR was its paradoxical avatar--a city boasting an unprecedented and unique synthesis of genius, ambition, and the avant-garde. While concentrating on those five years, David Reid also reaches back to the turn of the twentieth century to explore the city's progressive politics, radical artistic experimentation, and burgeoning bohemia. From 1900 to 1929, New York City was a dynamic metropolis on the rise, and it quickly became a cultural nexus of new architecture; the home of a thriving movie business; the glittering center of theater and radio; and a hub of book, magazine, and newspaper publishing. In the 1930s, the rise of Hitler and World War II would send some of Europe's most talented men and women to America's shores, vastly enriching the fields of science, architecture, film, and arts and letters--the list includes Albert Einstein, Erwin Panofsky, Walter Gropius, George Grosz, André Kertész, Robert Capa, Thomas Mann, Hannah Arendt, Vladimir Nabokov, and John Lukacs. Reid draws a portrait of the frenzied, creative energy of a bohemian Greenwich Village, from the taverns to the salons. Revolutionaries, socialists, and intelligentsia in the 1910s were drawn to the highly provocative monthly magazine The Masses, which attracted the era's greatest talent, from John Reed to Sherwood Anderson, Djuna Barnes, John Sloan, and Stuart Davis. And summoned up is a chorus of witnesses to the ever-changing landscape of bohemia, from Malcolm Cowley to Anaïs Nin. Also present are the pioneering photographers who captured the city in black-and-white: Berenice Abbott's dizzying aerial views, Samuel Gottscho's photographs of the waterfront and the city's architectural splendor, and Weegee's masterful noir lowlife. But the political tone would be set by the next president, and Reid looks closely at Thomas Dewey, Henry Wallace, and Harry Truman. James Forrestal, secretary of the navy under Roosevelt, would be influential in establishing a new position in the cabinet before ascending to it himself as secretary of defense under Truman, but not before helping to usher in the Cold War. With The Brazen Age, David Reid has magnificently captured a complex and powerful moment in the history of New York City in the mid-twentieth century, a period of time that would ensure its place on the world stage for many generations. -- Publisher's description


Funny little pregnant things : (the good, the bad and the just plain gross things about pregnancy that other books aren't going to tell you) / Emily Doherty.
Funny little pregnant things : (the good, the bad and the just plain gross things about pregnancy that other books aren't going to tell you) / Emily Doherty.
Todays pregnancy books may no longer recommend martinis and cigarettes to help pregnant women relax, but most offer moms to be a ton of worthless informationlike what kind of fruit your baby is the size of at Week 16. Is there any practical value in knowing that your child resembles produce? And wheres the good stuffthe useful details, like beware of the baby registry and all the crap you will never use, or be prepared to get breast milk all over everything you own?


Warrior : a memoir / Theresa Larson & Alan Eisenstock.
Warrior : a memoir / Theresa Larson & Alan Eisenstock.
In this inspiring memoir, a former female Marine platoon leader recalls the wars she has fought--on the playing field, the battlefield, and inside her own soul--revealing how overcoming the harrowing circumstances in her life helped her ultimately redefine what it means to be strong and what perfect really is. Theresa Larson has lived multiple lives. At ten she was a caregiver to her dying mother. As an adolescent, an All-Star high school, college, and professional softball player. As a young adult, a fitness competition winner, beauty pageant contestant, and model. And as a grown woman, a high-achieving Lieutenant in the Marines, in charge of an entire platoon while deployed in Iraq. Meanwhile, Theresa was battling bulimia nervosa, an internal struggle which ultimately cut short her military service when she was voluntarily evacuated from combat. Theresa's journey to wellness required the bravery to ask for help, to take care of herself first, and abandon the idea of perfect. In Warrior, she lays bare all of these lives in intimate and vivid detail, examining extremely personal and sometime painful moments and how, by finally accepting the help of others, she learned to make herself whole. From growing up in a log cabin outside Seattle to facing down the enemy in Iraq, Theresa's journey demonstrates that good health and happiness is a daily, intentional act that requires persistence and commitment. Theresa hopes that through sharing her story, she will help inspire others to empower themselves, embrace their inner warrior and re-define strength. Startling and funny, terrifying and triumphant, heartbreaking and inspirational, Warrior is at heart a story of perseverance and success--of a determined woman who is model for everyone struggling to conquer their own demons. Theresa shows that asking for help can be an act of courage, and that we are stronger than we think when faced with seemingly impossible odds.


Broad influence : how women are changing the way America works / Jay Newton-Small (Washington Correspondent, Time Magazine).
Broad influence : how women are changing the way America works / Jay Newton-Small (Washington Correspondent, Time Magazine).
In Broad Influence, Jay Newton-Small, one of the nation's most deeply respected and sourced journalists takes readers through the corridors of Washington D.C., the offices and hallways of Capital Hill and everywhere else conversations and deals are happening to demonstrate how women are reaching across the aisles, coalescing, and affecting lasting change,--Amazon.com.


Pure delicious : more than 150 delectable allergen-free recipes without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, or cane sugar / Heather Christo.
Pure delicious : more than 150 delectable allergen-free recipes without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, or cane sugar / Heather Christo.
As a chef, former caterer, and much-loved food blogger, Heather Christo's life revolves around food, so when she and her daughters were diagnosed with severe food allergies, she thought her life--and career--were over. With ingredients like gluten, dairy, nuts, and even cane sugar and black pepper permanently off the menu, Heather had to teach herself to cook all over again. Much to her surprise, however, she discovered that taking control of her familys diet and wellness led to a new sense of empowerment, bringing her family closer together than ever before while permanently banishing the ill health that had been their “normal” for years,--Amazon.com.


Orchestra of exiles / Josh Aronson & Denise George.
Orchestra of exiles /  Josh Aronson & Denise George.
The compelling biography of the violinist who founded the Palestine Symphony Orchestra and saved hundreds of people from Hitler as seen in Josh Aronson's documentary Orchestra of Exiles.--Provided by publisher.


 

 

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