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American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst / Jeffrey Toobin.
American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst / Jeffrey Toobin.
On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre Tania. The weird turns of the tale are truly astonishing--the bank security cameras capturing Tania wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from basketball star Bill Walton to the Black Panthers to Ronald Reagan to F. Lee Bailey; the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television across the country; Patty's year on the lam; and her circuslike trial, after which the term Stockholm syndrome entered the lexicon. The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, Toobin thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times, portraying the lunacy of the half-baked radicals and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst. He examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade. Or did she?--Adapted from dust jacket.~Examines the life of Patty Hearst who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade.


The apple cider vinegar companion : simple ways to use nature's miracle cure / Suzy Scherr.
The apple cider vinegar companion : simple ways to use nature's miracle cure / Suzy Scherr.


Out of the box desserts : simply spectacular semi-homemade sweets / Hayley Parker.
Out of the box desserts : simply spectacular semi-homemade sweets / Hayley Parker.
Effortless, no-fail baking is within reach! By starting with cake or brownie mixes, ready-made dough and crusts, and other make-it-simple shortcut ingredients, these recipes and more can be whipped up in no time flat.


Wild sex : the science behind mating in the animal kingdom / Dr. Carin Bondar.
Wild sex : the science behind mating in the animal kingdom / Dr. Carin Bondar.
Bondar examines the sex lives of our animal cousins, which are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied, and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals, and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable or life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game?


Spartan fit! : 30 days. Transform your mind. Transform your body. Commit to grit. / Joe De Sena with John Durant.
Spartan fit! : 30 days. Transform your mind. Transform your body. Commit to grit. / Joe De Sena with John Durant.
Offers a thirty-one-day fitness and diet plan to help achieve peak physical and mental fitness through full-body workouts that don't require gym access or weights.


The wood pellet smoker & grill cookbook : recipes and techniques for the most flavorful barbecue / Peter Jautaikis.
The wood pellet smoker & grill cookbook : recipes and techniques for the most flavorful barbecue / Peter Jautaikis.


Mayo Clinic A to Z health guide / edited by Scott C. Litin, M.D.
Mayo Clinic A to Z health guide  /  edited by Scott C. Litin, M.D.
One of the United States' leading not-for-profit health organizations presents an encyclopedic guide to health that covers such conditions as acne, epilepsy, and lactose intolerance.


The field of fight : how to win the global war against radical Islam and its allies / Lt. General Michael T. Flynn and Michael Ledeen.
The field of fight : how to win the global war against radical Islam and its allies / Lt. General Michael T. Flynn and Michael Ledeen.


Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism / Ron Suskind, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism / Ron Suskind, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
The author describes how his autistic son, Owen, learned to cope with his handicap from a young age by memorizing the dialogue of Disney movies and having his family play the roles of the animated characters.


Modern potluck : beautiful food to share / Kristin Donnelly.
Modern potluck : beautiful food to share / Kristin Donnelly.
Modern Potluck is a cookbook and guide for todays potluckers that delivers Instagram-worthy dishes packed with exciting, bold flavors. These 100 make-ahead recipes are perfect for a crowd and navigate carnivore, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan preferences gracefully. With beautiful color photographs and lots of practical information such as how to pack foods to travel, Modern Potluck is the ultimate book for gathering friends and family around an abundant, delicious meal,--Amazon.com.


They left us everything : a memoir / Plum Johnson.
They left us everything : a memoir / Plum Johnson.
A warm, heartfelt memoir of family, loss, and a house jam-packed with decades of goods and memories. After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents--first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year old mother--author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers have finally fallen to their middle-aged knees with conflicted feelings of grief and relief. Now they must empty and sell the beloved family home, twenty-three rooms bulging with history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. Plum thought: How tough will that be? I know how to buy garbage bags. But the task turns out to be much harder and more rewarding than she ever imagined. Items from childhood trigger difficult memories of her eccentric family growing up in the 1950s and '60s, but unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships, with a more accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued. They Left Us Everything is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past, and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future--


For the love of money : a memoir / Sam Polk.
For the love of money : a memoir / Sam Polk.
A former hedge-fund trader presents a memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, his obsessive pursuit of money, his disillusionment and the radical new way he has come to define success,--NoveList.


Balancing in heels : my journey to health, happiness, and making it all work / Kristin Cavallari.
Balancing in heels : my journey to health, happiness, and making it all work / Kristin Cavallari.
Kristin Cavallari is best known for her time on the hit reality series Laguna Beach and follow-up show, The Hills. But Cavallari is so much more than a reality star. Since her time on MTV, she has had a hand in multiple business ventures, including jewelry design, a line of shoes, and a lifestyle app. Besides that, she is the mother to two young boys, wife to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, and a frequent guest and commentator on E! Network. Cavallari is busier than ever and her fans always ask her the same question: How does she balance it all? In Balancing in Heels, Cavallari answers just that question and more, sharing how she juggles all facets of her life with style and grace. Chapters focus on everything from health and wellness, fitness, fashion, and being a successful businesswoman to more private matters of motherhood and her relationship with Jay. This beautiful volume is an intimate look at the woman behind the fame and the perfect gift for her many fans--


Nobody : casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond / Marc Lamont Hill.
Nobody : casualties of America's war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond / Marc Lamont Hill.
A leading intellect in America presents a powerful, thought-provoking analysis of deeper meaning behind the string of deaths of unarmed citizens like Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray--providing important insights on the intersection of race and class in America today--~Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We've heard the individual stories. Now a leading public intellectual and acclaimed journalist offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of America's current state of emergency, finding in these events a larger and more troubling truth about race, class, and what it means to be Nobody. Protests in Ferguson, Missouri and across the United States following the death of Michael Brown revealed something far deeper than a passionate display of age-old racial frustrations. They unveiled a public chasm that has been growing for years, as America has consistently and intentionally denied significant segments of its population access to full freedom and prosperity. In Nobody, scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill presents a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race and class by examining a growing crisis in America: the existence of a group of citizens who are made vulnerable, exploitable and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. These are the people considered Nobody in contemporary America. Through on-the-ground reporting and careful research, Hill shows how this Nobody class has emerged over time and how forces in America have worked to preserve and exploit it in ways that are both humiliating and harmful. To make his case, Hill carefully reconsiders the details of tragic events like the deaths of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and Freddie Gray, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. He delves deeply into a host of alarming trends including mass incarceration, overly aggressive policing, broken court systems, shrinking job markets, and the privatization of public resources, showing time and time again the ways the current system is designed to worsen the plight of the vulnerable. Timely and eloquent, Nobody is a keen observation of the challenges and contradictions of American democracy, a must-read for anyone wanting to better understand the race and class issues that continue to leave their mark on our country today--


To the Secretary : leaked embassy cables and America's foreign policy disconnect / Mary Thompson-Jones.
To the Secretary : leaked embassy cables and America's foreign policy disconnect / Mary Thompson-Jones.
When the world awoke on November 28, 2010, and read the first of the 251,287 State Department cables made public by WikiLeaks, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini warned, “It will be the September 11th of world diplomacy.” The WikiLeaks scandal certainly stirred tempers around the world, but it was not the implosion that many leaders expected: rather, it shed a new spotlight on the work of the U.S. foreign service. In To the Secretary, Mary Thompson-Jones explores the most fascinating and overlooked of these cables to offer an unparalleled window into the day-to-day work of U.S. diplomats, demystifying the lives of those who implement Americas foreign policy across the globe. From the story of Bulgarias Aleksi “the Tractor” Petrov to disappearing ballot ink in Ukraine, a Honduran coup détat, or disaster relief for a devastated Haiti, To the Secretary depicts the work of ambassadors and foreign service officers through their firsthand narratives dealing with crises, corruption, and testy world leaders. Negotiating distinctly un-American customs and corridors of power, these shrewd brokers in embassies from Argentina to Zimbabwe worked tirelessly to promote American diplomacy in a world frequently hostile to the United States. To the Secretary also reveals the disconnect that diplomats face at home, guided by conflicting approaches from multiple Washington stakeholders intent on their own agenda, often unaware of realities on the ground. In an honest assessment of Americas foreign policy challenges, Thompson-Jones describes the deepening gulf between decision makers in Washington and their diplomats in the field. From misinterpreted analyses of anti-Americanism to Washingtons unwillingness to send resources to support diplomatic activities that could make a difference, To the Secretary shows what policymakers can learn from diplomats abroadand how this can strengthen Americas place in an unstable world--dust jacket.


Food forensics : the hidden toxins lurking in your food and how you can avoid them for lifelong health / Mike Adams.
Food forensics : the hidden toxins lurking in your food and how you can avoid them for lifelong health / Mike Adams.
What's really in our food? Award-winning investigative journalist and activist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, is founder and editor of NaturalNews.com, the number one most visited natural health website in the world. With more than 5 million unique visitors a month, NaturalNews.com is the trusted source for health information for countless readers. Now, in an industry first, Adams and his team put the things we eat every day under the microscope to expose the hidden truth about the contaminants in our foods. Through incredible high-resolution microscope images, Food Forensics shows us what we can't see on our own and test levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and more in common foods and additives, from cereals, soups, and other pre-packaged meals to fast food and medicinal herbs. Adams's tests reveal the differences between organic and non-organic foods, GMO and non-GMO certified foods, and more, plus which foods and brands are the cleanest. All test results adhere to EPA-approved lab protocols, exceeding even Consumer Reports levels of accountability, and have been verified by a third-party university lab. Food Forensics discloses how food contamination happens and why it matters, and provides valuable information on how you can protect yourself. If the FDA and the USDA won't safeguard us from food contamination, the Health Ranger will--


The peculiar miracles of Antoinette Martin : a novel / Stephanie Knipper.
The peculiar miracles of Antoinette Martin : a novel / Stephanie Knipper.
In the spirit of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's The Language of Flowers--and with a touch of the magical--comes a spellbinding debut about a wondrously gifted child. Sisters Rose and Lily Martin were inseparable when they were kids. As adults, they've been estranged for years, until circumstances force them to come together to protect Rose's daughter. Ten-year-old Antoinette has a severe form of autism that requires constant care and attention. She has never spoken a word, but she has a powerful gift that others would give anything to harness: she can heal things with her touch. She brings wilted flowers back to life, makes a neighbor's tremors disappear, changes the course of nature on the Kentucky flower farm where she and her mother live. Antoinette's gift, though, puts her own life in danger, as each healing comes with an increasingly deadly price. As Rose--the center of her daughter's life--struggles with her own failing health, and Lily confronts her anguished past, they, and the men who love them, come to realize the sacrifices that must be made to keep this very special child safe. Written with great heart and a deep understanding of what it feels like to be different, The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin is a novel about what it means to be family, and about the lengths to which people will go to protect the ones they love


The happiness dare : pursuing your heart's deepest, holiest, and most vulnerable desire / Jennifer Dukes Lee.
The happiness dare : pursuing your heart's deepest, holiest, and most vulnerable desire / Jennifer Dukes Lee.


The misfit economy : lessons in creativity from pirates, hackers, gangsters, and other informal entrepreneurs / Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Phillips.
The misfit economy : lessons in creativity from pirates, hackers, gangsters, and other informal entrepreneurs / Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Phillips.
A book that argues that lessons in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others living and working on the margins of business and society.--Amazon.com.


American character : a history of the epic struggle between individual liberty and the common good / Colin Woodard.
American character : a history of the epic struggle between individual liberty and the common good / Colin Woodard.
Explores the ongoing debates throughout history between the fight for individual rights and the community as a whole, from discussions that took place at the Constitutional Convention, through the Civil War, all the way up to the modern Tea Party, --NoveList.


The one life we're given : finding the wisdom that waits in your heart / Mark Nepo.
The one life we're given : finding the wisdom that waits in your heart / Mark Nepo.
By illuminating the art of finding and restoring what matters and by exploring the craft of awakening, The One Life Were Given affirms our purpose as not just to stay alive but to stay in our aliveness,--Amazon.com.


Create your own website the easy way / Alannah Moore.
Create your own website the easy way /  Alannah Moore.


Revelation : a search for faith in a violent religious world / Dennis Covington.
Revelation : a search for faith in a violent religious world / Dennis Covington.
In war zones witnessing widespread conflict, what makes life at all worth living? When chaos becomes a way of life in places where religion and violence intersect, what do people hold on to? If religious belief is, as Christopher Hitchens argues, the cause of wars and genocide, then is faith the cure? Dennis Covington pursued answers to these questions for years, traveling deep into places like Syria, Mexico, and the American South. Looking not for rigid doctrines, creeds, or beliefs--which, he says, can be contradictory, even dangerous--he sought something bigger and more fundamental: faith. It's faith in goodness, kindness, and the humanity of the smallest moments that makes the most difficult times bearable.


Defeating Jihad : the winnable war / Dr. Sebastian Gorka.
Defeating Jihad : the winnable war / Dr. Sebastian Gorka.
America's fight against radical Islam could soon be over, and a top secret plan from the Cold War is the key to our victory. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, counterinsurgency expert and Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, explains how America can win the war on terror quickly and decisively by delegitimizing the enemy in the eyes of its followers-a strategy that won the Cold War and would end the era of Jihad forever--


If only the names were changed / Andrew Miller.


30 days grain-free : a day-by-day guide and meal plan for beginning a grain-free diet / Cara Comini.
30 days grain-free : a day-by-day guide and meal plan for beginning a grain-free diet / Cara Comini.
Kick start your grain-free journey and achieve your health goals while eating delicious, satisfying meals with 30 Days Grain-Free!Whether you're beginning a grain-free diet due to a doctor's recommendation, to improve your health, or due to a sensitivity or allergy of someone you know, the task getting started can be daunting. There are so many foods to eliminate while still making sure you feel satisfied and are getting the nutrients your body needs. 30 Day's Grain-Free will help you take on the challenge with comfort and ease. Improve your digestion, heal your gut, increase your energy, lose weight, and more with this simple step-by-step guide. Complete with a one-month meal plan full of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, you'll easily be able to reach your grain-free goal--


See something, say nothing : a Homeland Security officer exposes the government's submission to jihad / Philip Haney & Art Moore.
See something, say nothing : a Homeland Security officer exposes the government's submission to jihad / Philip Haney & Art Moore.


Look : poems / Solmaz Sharif.
Look : poems / Solmaz Sharif.


The urban sketchbook : urban sketches, a personal account / Sergi Camara ; English translation by Michael Brunelle and Beatriz Cortabarria.
The urban sketchbook : urban sketches, a personal account / Sergi Camara ; English translation by Michael Brunelle and Beatriz Cortabarria.
Sketching is an artistic form of expression that has been practiced by countless creative people since time immemorial. In the past, it was not considered artwork in itself, but an intimate look at the artist's surroundings that might be utilized to study, learn, and grow. The Urban Sketchbook discusses the philosophy behind sketching--and the social media phenomenon that has impacted sketchers around the world.--provided by Amazon.com.


Wrinkles / Paco Roca ; translation, Erica Mena.
Wrinkles /  Paco Roca ; translation, Erica Mena.


The Games : a global history of the Olympics / David Goldblatt.
The Games : a global history of the Olympics / David Goldblatt.
The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Gamesby one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time,--NoveList.~A renowned sportswriter describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present, highlighting all the classic moments of highest achievement, including Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci, the Miracle on Ice and Usain Bolt. --Publisher's description.


The man who made things out of trees / Robert Penn.
The man who made things out of trees /  Robert Penn.
The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it.


Frozen paleo : dairy-free ice cream, pops, pies, granitas, sorbets, and more / Pamela Braun.
Frozen paleo : dairy-free ice cream, pops, pies, granitas, sorbets, and more / Pamela Braun.


Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.
Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.
A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.


The grid : the fraying wires between Americans and our energy future / Gretchen Bakke.
The grid : the fraying wires between Americans and our energy future / Gretchen Bakke.
The grid is an accident of history and of culture, in no way intrinsic to how we produce, deliver and consume electrical power. Yet this is the system the United States ended up with, a jerry-built structure now so rickety and near collapse that a strong wind or a hot day can bring it to a grinding halt. The grid is now under threat from a new source: renewable and variable energy, which puts stress on its logics as much as its components. In entertaining, perceptive, and deeply researched fashion, cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke uses the history of an increasingly outdated infrastructure to show how the United States has gone from seemingly infinite technological prowess to a land of structural instability. She brings humor and a bright eye to contemporary solutions and to the often surprising ways in which these succeed or fail. And the consequences of failure are significant. Our national electrical grid grew during an era when monopoly, centralization and standardization meant strength. Yet as we've increasingly become a nation that caters to local needs, and as a plethora of new, renewable energy sources comes on line, our massive system is dangerously out of step. Charting the history of our electrical grid, Bakke helps us see what we all take for granted, shows it as central to our culture and identity as a people, and reveals it to be the linchpin in our aspirations for a clean energy future--


Cousin Joseph : a graphic novel / Jules Feiffer.
Cousin Joseph : a graphic novel / Jules Feiffer.
Our story opens in Bay City in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression. Big Sam sees himself as a righteous, truth-seeking patriot, defending the American way, as his Irish immigrant father would have wanted, against a rising tide of left-wing unionism, strikes, and disruption that plague his home town. At the same time he makes monthly, secret overnight trips on behalf of Cousin Joseph, a mysterious man on the phone he has never laid eyes on, to pay off Hollywood producers to ensure that they will film only upbeat films that idealize a mythic America: no warts, no injustice uncorrected, only happy endings.


Idiot brain : what your head is really up to / Dean Burnett.
Idiot brain : what your head is really up to / Dean Burnett.
A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett,--NoveList.


And soon I heard a roaring wind : a natural history of moving air / Bill Streever.
And soon I heard a roaring wind : a natural history of moving air / Bill Streever.
The gnashing teeth of an oncoming storm. Wind-launched missiles and wind-tossed airplanes. Sand dunes and the Dust Bowl, shipwrecks and wind-riding spiders, weather forecasting, wind power, windmills, and wars; on page after page of his brisk and fascinating book, Bill Streever reveals wind's real nature--and its history-shaping force. Seeking a deep immersion in his subject, Streever will go to any extreme. So, after a three-day course, this novice sailor set out on a vintage fifty-year-old sailboat named after Don Quixote's horse, and sailed east from Texas to Guatemala over 43 days and 1000 miles. How better to explore and experience the winds that built empires, the storms that wrecked them, and the surprising history and science of moving air? From history's great violent storms to the impacts of weather on life and business, from wind's energy to its power to give and destroy life, this is a thrilling read.--Adapted from dust jacket.~Offers entertaining and science-based observations on the wind, from the world's first forecasts, to Chaos Theory, wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes and wind-generated power. By the best-selling author of Cold and Heat,--NoveList.


Zionism : the birth and transformation of an ideal / Milton Viorst.
Zionism : the birth and transformation of an ideal / Milton Viorst.
Milton Viorst examines the evolution of Zionism, from its roots by serving as a cultural refuge for Europe's Jews, to the cover it provides today for Israel's exercise of control over millions of Arabs in occupied territories. Beginning with the shattering of the traditional Jewish society during the Enlightenment, Viorst covers the recent history of the Jews, from the spread of Jewish Emancipation during the French Revolution Era to the rise of the exclusionary anti-Semitism that overwhelmed Europe in the late nineteenth century. Viorst examines how Zionism was born and follows its development through the lives and ideas of its dominant leaders, who all held only one tenet in common: that Jews, for the first time in two millennia, must determine their own destiny to save themselves. But, in regards to creating a Jewish state with a military that dominates the region, Viorst argues that Israel has squandered the goodwill it enjoyed at its founding, and thus the country has put its own future on very uncertain footing. With the expertise and knowledge garnered from decades of studying this contentious region, Milton Viorst deftly exposes the risks that Israel faces today.--


Hillary's America : the secret history of the Democratic Party / Dinesh D'Souza.
Hillary's America : the secret history of the Democratic Party / Dinesh D'Souza.
The best-selling author of Obama's America characterizes presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a Nixonian political gangster out to control the country's wealth in a scathing critique that makes controversial claims about Clinton family corruption,--NoveList.


Greater than Gold : from Olympic heartbreak to ultimate redemption / David Boudia with Tim Ellsworth.
Greater than Gold : from Olympic heartbreak to ultimate redemption / David Boudia with Tim Ellsworth.


Cured : handcrafted charcuteria & more / Charles Wekselbaum.
Cured : handcrafted charcuteria & more / Charles Wekselbaum.
For lovers of all things dry cured, award-winning chef, owner of Charlitos Cocina, and creator of charcuterie Charles Wekselbaum has written an unconventional entry-level guide to the process. Drawing on his Cuban-Jewish background and inspired by flavors from Asia to Italy, “Charlito” includes recipes for pork and beef salami, dry-cured whole muscles like prosciutto and bresaola, and more unusual seafood and vegan options made from salmon, tuna, figs, cucumbers, and more. He provides instructions for easily constructing your drying and fermentation chamber, putting together the perfect charcuterie board, pairing wines and beers with the finished product, and recipes to implement your favorite dry-cured ingredients. With information on everything from sourcing your materials through plating your dish, home chefs of all levels can enjoy their own dry-cured delicacies without being intimidated.


The power of peers : how the company you keep drives leadership, growth, and success / Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary.
The power of peers : how the company you keep drives leadership, growth, and success / Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary.
In The Power of Peers, authors Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary introduce peer advantage, a concept that transcends peer influence. Peer advantage gives CEOs the insights to compete and the courage to act--~Birds of a feather flock together. We're all in the same boat. Great minds think alike. While just figures of speech to some, they reflect a simple truth-it's the company we keep that often determines the level of personal growth and professional success we achieve in life. Business leaders exchange information and ideas. They network to make deals and build partnerships. They work together to optimize best practices, and they reach out to leaders outside their companies to accelerate growth. Simply put, CEOs and business leaders provide value to one another that they can't find anywhere else. In The Power of Peers, authors Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary introduce peer advantage, a concept that transcends peer influence. This is what CEOs and business leaders experience when they are more selective, strategic, and structured in the way they engage their peers. Peer advantage gives CEOs the insights to compete and the courage to act. The Power of Peers features stories of business leaders from a range of industries to illustrate the five essential factors for peer advantage, how it impacts personal growth and why it has proven so effective in helping leaders identify future opportunities and challenges. It's what top, growth-oriented executives have relied upon for decades to be successful in business and in life--


Never a dull moment : 1971, the year that rock exploded / David Hepworth.
Never a dull moment : 1971, the year that rock exploded / David Hepworth.
David Hepworth, an ardent music fan and well regarded critic, was twenty-one in '71, the same age as many of the legendary artists who arrived on the scene. Taking us on a tour of the major moments, the events and songs of this remarkable year, he shows how musicians came together to form the perfect storm of rock and roll greatness, starting a musical era that would last longer than anyone predicted. Those who joined bands to escape things that lasted found themselves in a new age, its colossal start being part of the genre's staying power--Amazon.com.


Raising the floor : how a universal basic income can renew our economy and rebuild the American dream / Andy Stern, with Lee Kravitz.
Raising the floor : how a universal basic income can renew our economy and rebuild the American dream / Andy Stern, with Lee Kravitz.
The former president of the Service Employees International Union draws on extensive interviews with economists, labor leaders, bankers and others on how advances in technology are creating better products at the expense of the middle class, outlining strategies focused on a controversial universal basic income that provides for near-future needs.--NoveList.


Preston Tucker and his battle to build the car of tomorrow / Steve Lehto ; foreword by Jay Leno.
Preston Tucker and his battle to build the car of tomorrow /  Steve Lehto ; foreword by Jay Leno.
The first comprehensive, authoritative account of the amazing rise and tragic fall of Preston Tucker, the visionary entrepreneur who, in the wake of World War II, took on the Big Three automakers to create a revolutionary new vehicle: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up--~In the wake of World War II, the U.S. automobile industry was fully unprepared to meet the growing demands of the public, for whom they had not made any cars for years. In stepped Preston Tucker, a salesman extraordinaire who announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car, which would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other car companies could not match, captured the interest of the public, and automakers in Detroit took notice. Here, author Steve Lehto tackles Tucker's amazing story, relying on a huge trove of documents that has been used by no other writer to date. It is the first comprehensive, authoritative account of Tucker's magnificent car and his battles with the government. And in this book, Lehto finally answers the question automobile aficionados have wondered about for decades: exactly how and why the production of such an innovative car was killed. After World War II, the American automobile industry was reeling. Having spent years building weapons, the car companies had not made any cars for years. And then, in stepped Preston Tucker. This salesman extraordinaire from Detroit had built race cars before the war, and had been a defense contractor during it. Now, gathering a group of brilliant automotive designers, engineers, and promoters, he announced the building of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other car companies could not match. But the Big Three did not take Tucker's threat lightly. While Tucker raised money, leased a plant in Chicago, lined up franchises worldwide, sold millions of shares of stock, and built the first of his cars, the SEC, headed by a former Detroit man, began investigating him. Tucker fought on, showing his cars around the country while investigators seized his books. And when the SEC leaked a report to the press that Tucker was going to be indicted for a scheme of massive fraud, Tucker's stock crashed and America came to believe that he was nothing but a huckster. Steve Lehto has here tackled Tucker's amazing story, relying on a huge trove of documents that no other writer to date has used. In this book, Lehto finally answers the question automobile aficionados have wondered about for decades: exactly how and why the production of such an innovative car was killed--


Chaos monkeys : obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley / Antonio García Martínez.
Chaos monkeys : obscene fortune and random failure in Silicon Valley / Antonio García Martínez.
The industry provocateur behind such companies as Twitter and a nascent Facebook presents an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble that traces his hedonist lifestyle against a backdrop of early social media and online marketing, sharing critical insights into how they are shaping today's world.--NoveList.


The beginner's guide to writing knitting patterns : learn to write patterns others can knit / Kate Atherley.
The beginner's guide to writing knitting patterns : learn to write patterns others can knit / Kate Atherley.
Create custom knitting patterns to share and sell! Writing clear, easy-to-follow knitting patterns is easier than you think! In The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, knitting expert Kate Atherley provides everything you need to know to share your projects with fellow knitters. This one-stop guide includes concrete guidelines with lots of examples on everything from pattern writing basics, to schematics and charts, to handling multiple sizes, establishing a personal style sheet, and more. The book addresses the details of how to create complete, clear and easy-to-use knitting patterns, for any type of design, and for any level of knitter.


The Daniel prayer : prayer that moves heaven and changes nations / Anne Graham Lotz.
The Daniel prayer : prayer that moves heaven and changes nations / Anne Graham Lotz.
Many people today find that their prayers don't work. And like a broken cell phone, DVD player, or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary clutter in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the pray-ers don't. She knows from personal experience that she needs help in prayer. When she lacks words, she turns to Scripture and uses the words or patterns found in the prayers of others. A prayer she has turned to multiple times is one that the prophet Daniel prayed long ago. Daniel was still living as a slave in Babylon when he poured out his heart to God on behalf of his people who were living in captivity. The result' Heaven was moved, a nation was changed, and God's people were set free. This book, based on Daniel's prayer in Daniel 9, helps readers to pray effectively for God's people, for their families, and for their nation. Anne deals with three components of effective prayer: preparing for prayer, pleading in prayer, and prevailing in prayer. And she answers questions, such as the following: -Why should I pray' -Does it matter where I am when I pray' -Are words in prayer all that matter, or does my attitude affect prayer' -What difference does my prayer make' -Does God only hear the prayers of good people' -How do I know the God to whom I pray will listen' -How do I know God cares about my prayer' -How do I know God will answer my prayer'


High-hanging fruit : build something great by going where no one else will / Mark Rampolla.
High-hanging fruit : build something great by going where no one else will / Mark Rampolla.
So often in business, we're encouraged to go after the low-handing fruit. But when you choose to reach higher, you can build an incredible business, make money, and maybe even change the world. Rampolla wrote High-Hanging Fruit for others who want to succeed because of, not in spite of, their values. This book is for people who believe that it's their duty to reach higher than just the bottom line to build businesses driven by passion, purpose, and integrity. Above all, it's a call to arms for a new generation of entrepreneurs who want to disrupt the old model and do good by doing business. ,--Amazon.com.


The career code : must-know rules for a strategic, stylish, and self-made career / Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power.
The career code : must-know rules for a strategic, stylish, and self-made career / Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power.
The co-founders of the hugely successful Who What Wear empire share their best career advice for smart, stylish, self-starting women of all professional levels.


The Columbus Ohio coloring and activity book Part II / illustrated and created by Katie Barron.


The war at home : a wife's search for peace (and other missions impossible) / Rachel Starnes.
The war at home : a wife's search for peace (and other missions impossible) / Rachel Starnes.
Rachel Starnes is young, an aspiring writer, and uncertain of her path when she runs into her brother's friend Ross and feels the beginnings of something new. What could have been a straightforward love story instead takes her life in a direction she never expected: an abrupt move across the country and a quick wedding squeezed in between training schools so that Ross could follow his dream to be a U.S. Navy strike fighter pilot,--NoveList.


Herbs & nutrients for neurologic disorders : treatment strategies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and seizures / Sidney J. Kurn, M.D., and Sheryl Shook, PhD.
Herbs & nutrients for neurologic disorders : treatment strategies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and seizures / Sidney J. Kurn, M.D., and Sheryl Shook, PhD.
A guide to herbal and holistic medicine for brain health and neurologic disorders Provides detailed herbal, antioxidant, and nutritional strategies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures [bullet] Supported by scientific studies and years of successful clinical practice Discusses potential side effects, counter-indications, and the proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and lessen the chances of recurrence Numerous medical journals have published studies supporting the use of herbs and nutrients in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Yet in practice most neurologists rarely include them as part of their protocols. In this practical guide, Sidney Kurn, M.D., and Sheryl Shook, Ph. D., explain how to safely and easily incorporate herbs, antioxidants, and nutritional supplements into the standard conventional treatments for 6 common neurologic disorders: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures. For each condition, the authors provide detailed strategies supported by scientific evidence and years of successful clinical practice. They examine the biochemical role of each recommended herb, nutrient, or antioxidant and discuss potential side effects, counter-indications, and proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and--in the case of stroke, migraine, and seizures--lessen the chances of recurrence. The authors explore the nutrient deficiencies and physiological mechanisms, including inflammation, heavy metal toxicity, and mitochondrial dysfunction, that can cause oxidative injuries and initiate neurologic disorders. They reveal which common substances, such as aspartame and glutamate, can trigger these mechanisms at the cellular level and recommend specific herbs and antioxidants, such as turmeric, cannabinoids, resveratrol, and N-acetyl cysteine, to counteract their effects. They discuss the importance of sleep to overall well-being, especially for those suffering from neurologic disorders, and offer tips to help ensure a good night's sleep. Integrating neuroscience, biochemistry, herbalism, and decades of clinical experience, the authors lay the scientific foundation for a holistic, naturopathic approach to neurologic disorders and a way to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from these conditions--


100 best Jewish recipes : traditional and contemporary kosher cuisine from around the world / Evelyn Rose with Judi Rose.
100 best Jewish recipes : traditional and contemporary kosher cuisine from around the world / Evelyn Rose with Judi Rose.
Modern classics from everyday meals to special occasions. 100 Best Jewish Recipes is comprised of the highlights from Evelyn Rose's culinary life, which spanned several decades and earned her the recognition as one of the worlds foremost Jewish food writers. Packed with mouthwatering ideas for both family meals and those special occasions when you want to impress without spending hours in the kitchen, this book contains 100 fail-safe recipes for which the author is justly celebrated. Ideal for novices and experienced cooks alike, the easy-to-follow recipes showcase the diversity of Jewish cooking which draws influences from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. From soups and appetizers to desserts, breads and baking, the recipes provide inspiration for everyday cooking as well as step-by step features on entertaining through the seasons. A guide to the major Jewish festivals, such as Passover, explains the whys and hows of much-loved symbolic dishes and provides menu plans for the special occasions. 100 Best Jewish Recipes is an essential book for anyone wanting to sink their teeth into traditional as well as contemporary Jewish cooking.


The voyeur's motel / Gay Talese.
The voyeur's motel /  Gay Talese.
Reveals the story of a man who bought a motel and secretly observed his guests to satisfy his voyeuristic desires, and kept extensive journals capturing the changing sexual mores of the country.


Rainforest escape : my island animal, exotic flower and tropical plant coloring book / Jade Gedeon.
Rainforest escape : my island animal, exotic flower and tropical plant coloring book / Jade Gedeon.


Ruby and Custard's crochet : creative crochet patterns to make, share and love / Millie Masterton.
Ruby and Custard's crochet : creative crochet patterns to make, share and love / Millie Masterton.


October 31, 1517 : Martin Luther and the day that changed the world / Martin E. Marty ; foreword by James Martin, SJ.
October 31, 1517 : Martin Luther and the day that changed the world / Martin E. Marty ; foreword by James Martin, SJ.
This new book by religion scholar Martin Marty, released in time for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, shows how Martin Luthers insights still speak to the church today about reconciliation, repentance and the need for a change of heart. Included are the 95 Theses of Martin Luther. The one thing that opens these pages relates to and, in fact, is the first of ninety-five theses that were proposed five hundred years ago by Martin Luther.... Here is that first thesis, as it was voiced by that influential monk in Germany half a millennium ago: When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, Repent (Matthew 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance. So, simply put, this book is about repentance as a worthy theme for believers to keep in mind if and as they commemorate events of five hundred years ago, events that still shape many features of their lives. Martin Marty


Fast & easy five-ingredient recipes : a cookbook for busy people / Philia Kelnhofer.
Fast & easy five-ingredient recipes : a cookbook for busy people / Philia Kelnhofer.
Cooking can sometimes involve mile-long ingredient lists and require more time than one cares to spend in the kitchen after a busy day. With Fast and Easy Five Ingredient Recipes you'll find over 100 recipes that only require five ingredients (or less) and use simple ingredients in unique ways,--Amazon.com.


Pop manga coloring book : a surreal journey through a cute, curious, bizarre, and beautiful world / Camilla d'Errico.
Pop manga coloring book : a surreal journey through a cute, curious, bizarre, and beautiful world / Camilla d'Errico.


Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up / William Poundstone.
Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up / William Poundstone.
Looks at the state of knowledge in the American public, and demonstrates how many areas of knowledge correlate with quality of life, politics, and behavior, arguing that being knowledgeable has significant value even when facts can be looked up with little effort.


Rubber band engineer : build slingshot-powered rockets, rubber band rifles, unconventional catapults, and more guerrilla gadgets from household hardware / Lance Akiyama.
Rubber band engineer : build slingshot-powered rockets, rubber band rifles, unconventional catapults, and more guerrilla gadgets from household hardware / Lance Akiyama.
Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines. Whether you build one or all 19 of these designs, you'll feel like an ingenious engineer when you're through. --


Crochet, learn it. love it. : techniques and projects to build a lifelong passion for beginners up / Tracey Todhunter.
Crochet, learn it. love it. : techniques and projects to build a lifelong passion for beginners up / Tracey Todhunter.
Can't get to a crochet class or workshop that's close to home or work? No worries. This skill-building book let you learn at your own pace, wherever and whenever you have the time. For beginners and improvers, it's a passport to successful learning.--provided by Amazon.com.


The Columbus Ohio coloring and activity book / illustrated and created by Katie Barron.


Armageddon : the battle to stop Obama's third term / Dick Morris, Eileen McGann.
Armageddon : the battle to stop Obama's third term / Dick Morris, Eileen McGann.
Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy for winning back the White House in 2016 and putting an end to the Obama agenda of ruinous socialism--~Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy and position on the issues for Republicans to attract crucial new voters to the party in order to win back the White House in 2016 and put an end to the Obama agenda of ruinous socialism. The presidential election of 2016 is truly America's Armageddon -- a decisive battle that will determine the future of this country. At stake is the vision of America asa free market democracy offering opportunity to our citizens and leading the world as a force of freedom. Eight years of Obama has sapped America's strength, but America is not defeated. 2016 will be the decisive battle in the struggle against socialistuniformity, collective anti-individualism, executive usurpation, and political corruption. Republicans lost the elections of 2008 and 2012 because we ran our campaigns following the same mold that produced victories in the prior decade. The party stayed within its base, failed to reach out to new voters, and did nothing to inject new issues. In order to win in 2016, Republicans must turn the process around and focus on those unlikely, new voters - black, latino, young, and female - into the electorate. Armageddon reveals the issues that will appeal to this new electorate. By using new issues, attracting new voters, and offering new alternatives, Republicans can win the election of 2016 and save America! This book will be must reading for pundits, politicians and voters alike looking to end America's decline and get on the path to prosperity again--


 

 

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