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The Romanovs : 1613-1918 / by Simon Sebag Montefiore.
The Romanovs : 1613-1918 / by Simon Sebag Montefiore.
The acclaimed author of Young Stalin and Jerusalem gives readers an accessible, lively account--based in part on new archival material--of the extraordinary men and women who ruled Russia for three centuries,--NoveList.


The Apache wars : the hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the captive boy who started the longest war in American history / Paul Andrew Hutton.
The Apache wars : the hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the captive boy who started the longest war in American history / Paul Andrew Hutton.
Describes the violent history between the frontiersmen and the Native Americans in the Southwestern borderlands by following Mickey Free, a mixed-blood warrior who played a pivotal role in the fighting as he pursued the Apache Kid,--NoveList.


Missing man : the American spy who vanished in Iran / Barry Meier.
Missing man : the American spy who vanished in Iran / Barry Meier.
In late 2013, Americans were shocked to learn that a former FBI agent turned private investigator who disappeared in Iran in 2007 was there on a mission for the CIA. The missing man, Robert Levinson, appeared in pictures dressed like a Guantánamo prisoner and pleaded in a video for help from the United States. Barry Meier, an award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, draws on years of interviews and never-before-disclosed CIA files to weave together a riveting narrative of the ex-agent's journey to Iran and the hunt to rescue him. The result is an extraordinary tale about the shadowlands between crime, business, espionage, and the law, where secrets are currency and betrayal is commonplace. Its colorful cast includes CIA operatives, Russian oligarchs, arms dealers, White House officials, gangsters, private eyes, FBI agents, journalists, and a fugitive American terrorist and assassin. Missing Man is a fast-paced story that moves through exotic locales and is set against the backdrop of the twilight war between the United States and Iran, one in which hostages are used as political pawns. Filled with stunning revelations, it chronicles a family's ongoing search for answers and one man's desperate struggle to keep his hand in the game--~A real-life thriller about a CIA contractor who vanished in Iran and the international manhunt to find him--


White sands : experiences from the outside world / Geoff Dyer.
White sands : experiences from the outside world / Geoff Dyer.
From one of our most original writers (Kathryn Schulz) comes an expansive and exacting book--firmly grounded, but elegant, witty, and always inquisitive--about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves. Geoff Dyer's perennial search for tranquility, for something better, continues in this series of fascinating and seemingly unrelated pilgrimages--with a tour guide who is in fact not a tour guide at the Forbidden City in Beijing, with friends at the Lightning Field in New Mexico, with a hitchhiker picked up near a prison at White Sands, and with a dream of how things should have been at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Weaving stories about places to which he has recently traveled with images and memories that have persisted since childhood, Dyer tries to work out what a certain place--a certain way of marking the landscape--means; what it's trying to tell us; what we go to it for. He takes his title from Gaugin's masterwork, and asks the same questions: Where do we come from, what are we, where are we going? The answers are elusive, hiding in French Polynesia, where he travels to write about Gaugin and the lure of the exotic; at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he goes to see the masterpiece in person only to be told it is traveling; and in Norway, where he and his wife journey to see, but end up not seeing, the Northern Lights. But at home in California, after a medical event that makes Dyer see everything in a different way, he may finally have found what he's been searching for--


I'd know that voice anywhere : my favorite NPR commentaries / Frank Deford.
I'd know that voice anywhere : my favorite NPR commentaries / Frank Deford.
A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, these days Deford is perhaps best known for his ... commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition. Since 1980, Deford has recorded 1,600 of them, and in [this book] he brings together the very best, creating a ... wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of sports--Amazon.com.


God gave me you : the true story of love, loss, and a heaven-sent miracle / Tricia Seaman ; with Diane Nichols.
God gave me you : the true story of love, loss, and a heaven-sent miracle / Tricia Seaman ; with Diane Nichols.
Terminal cancer patient Trish Somers asks oncology nurse Tricia Seaman to care for her son.


Detroit hustle : a memoir of love, life & home / Amy Haimerl.
Detroit hustle : a memoir of love, life & home / Amy Haimerl.
Journalist Amy Haimerl and her husband had been priced out of their Brooklyn neighborhood. Seeing this as a great opportunity to start over again, they decide to cash in their savings and buy an abandoned house for $35,000 in Detroit, the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy. As she and her husband restore the 1914 Georgian Revival, a stately brick house with no plumbing, no heat, and no electricity, Amy finds a community of Detroiters who, like herself, aren't afraid of a little hard work or things that are a little rough around the edges. Filled with amusing and touching anecdotes about navigating a real-estate market that is rife with scams, finding a contractor who is a lover of C.S. Lewis and willing to quote him liberally, and neighbors who either get teary-eyed at the sight of newcomers or urge Amy and her husband to get out while they can, Amy writes evocatively about the charms and challenges of finding her footing in a city whose future is in question. Detroit Hustle is a memoir that is both a meditation on what it takes to make a house a home, and a love letter to a much-derided city.--provided by publisher.


Champagne baby : how one Parisian learned to love wine-and life-the American way / Laure Dugas.
Champagne baby : how one Parisian learned to love wine-and life-the American way / Laure Dugas.
Fresh, charming, and wholly irresistible, Champagne Baby turns a familiar tale on its head: Instead of yet another American seeking the French secret to good living, a Frenchwoman finds her purpose--much to her surprise--in America,--Amazon.com.


Federer and me : a story of obsession / William Skidelsky.
Federer and me : a story of obsession / William Skidelsky.


Find your extraordinary : dream bigger, live happier, and achieve success on your own terms / Jessica DiLullo Herrin.
Find your extraordinary : dream bigger, live happier, and achieve success on your own terms / Jessica DiLullo Herrin.


An : to eat : recipes and stories from a Vietnamese family kitchen / by Helene An, executive chef of Crustacean Beverly Hills and Jacqueline An ; food photography by Evan Sung.
An : to eat : recipes and stories from a Vietnamese family kitchen / by Helene An, executive chef of Crustacean Beverly Hills and Jacqueline An ; food photography by Evan Sung.


Natalie Jill's 7-day jump start : unprocess your diet with super easy recipes--lose up to 5-7 pounds the first week / Natalie Jill.
Natalie Jill's 7-day jump start : unprocess your diet with super easy recipes--lose up to 5-7 pounds the first week / Natalie Jill.
Natalie Jill's 7-Day Jump Start is a straightforward way to clean up your diet--and create a new lifestyle--one step at a time. After receiving a diagnosis of celiac disease and hitting rock-bottom, Natalie realized she needed to change. The secret to losing weight and getting her mojo back? Eating unprocessed and naturally gluten-free foods.--Amazon.com.


The castaway's war : one man's battle against Imperial Japan / Stephen Harding.
The castaway's war : one man's battle against Imperial Japan / Stephen Harding.
Presents the story of Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, who was marooned on a South Pacific island and waged a one-man war against Japanese forces. By the author of The New York Times best-seller The Last Battle,--NoveList.


Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story / Ellen Wayland-Smith.
Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table-- an American story / Ellen Wayland-Smith.
Amidst the religious fervor of the Second Great Awakening, John Humphrey Noyes, a spirited but socially awkward young man, attracted a group of devoted followers with his fiery sermons about creating Jesus'' millennial kingdom here on earth. Noyes and his followers built a large communal house in rural New York where they engaged in what Noyes called complex marriage, an elaborate system of free love where sexual relations with multiple partners was encouraged. Noyes was eventually inspired to institute a program of eugenics, known as stirpiculture, to breed a new generation of Oneidans from the best members of the Community--many fathered by him. When Noyes died in 1886, the Community disavowed Noyes' disreputable sexual theories and embraced their thriving business of flatware. Oneida Community, Limited would go on to become one of the nation's leading manufacturers of silverware, and their brand a coveted mark of middle-class respectability in pre- and post-WWII America. Told by a descendant of one of the Community's original families, Oneida is a captivating story that straddles two centuries to reveal how a radical, free-love sect, turning its back on its own ideals, transformed into a purveyor of the white picket fence American dream. - For readers of Jill Lepore, Joseph J. Ellis, and Greg Grandin--


The fire line : the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and one of the deadliest days in American firefighting / Fernanda Santos.
The fire line : the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and one of the deadliest days in American firefighting / Fernanda Santos.
When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the twenty men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Granite Mountain Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. The Hotshots were loyal to one another and dedicated to the tough job they had. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. Impeccably researched, drawing upon more than a hundred hours of interviews with the firefighters' families, colleagues, state and federal officials, and fire historians and researchers, journalist Fernanda Santos has written a riveting narrative of an unthinkable disaster, a remarkable group of men, and the raging wildfires that threaten our country's treasured wild lands.--Adapted from dust jacket.~Draws on hundreds of hours of interviews with family members, colleagues, historians and other insiders to trace the stories and heroic sacrifices of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots who gave their lives fighting the catastrophic 2013 wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona,--NoveList.


Raising men : lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons / Eric Davis, with Dina Santorelli.
Raising men : lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons / Eric Davis, with Dina Santorelli.
Powerful advice and stories from Nacy SEALs about fatherhood and raising boys to be men,--dust jacket.


Five easy theses : commonsense solutions to America's greatest economic challenges / James M. Stone.
Five easy theses : commonsense solutions to America's greatest economic challenges / James M. Stone.


In the arena : good citizens, a great republic, and how one speech can reinvigorate America / Pete Hegseth.
In the arena : good citizens, a great republic, and how one speech can reinvigorate America / Pete Hegseth.
A vigorous call-to-arms to reignite American citizenship at home and restore American power abroad, written by the decorated veteran and former CEO of Vets for Freedom, draws on Teddy Roosevelt's Man in the Arena speech to explore how leadership, opportunity and patriotism can overcome the obstacles of today's world,--NoveList.


Visual intelligence : sharpen your perception, change your life / Amy E. Herman.
Visual intelligence : sharpen your perception, change your life / Amy E. Herman.
Art historian Amy Herman has trained experts from many fields how to perceive and communicate better. By showing people how to look closely at images, she helps them hone their 'visual intelligence,” a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use properly. Whether you want to be more effective on the job, more empathetic toward your loved ones, or more alert to the trove of possibilities and threats all around us, this book will show you how to see what matters most to you more clearly than ever before. --


The new milks : 100 dairy-free recipes for making and cooking with soy, nut, seed, grain, and coconut milks / Dina Cheney ; photography by Sabra Krock.
The new milks : 100 dairy-free recipes for making and cooking with soy, nut, seed, grain, and coconut milks / Dina Cheney ; photography by Sabra Krock.


The artist's compass : the complete guide to building a life and a living in the performing arts / Rachel S. Moore, President and CEO of the Music Center.
The artist's compass : the complete guide to building a life and a living in the performing arts / Rachel S. Moore, President and CEO of the Music Center.
An inspiring, real world guide for artists in the classic bestselling tradition of What Color Is Your Parachute? that shows how to build a successful, stable career in the performing arts, from the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Music Center who has carved her own success through her creative talent and business skill. While performing artists have many educational opportunities to perfect their craft, they are often on their own when it comes to learning the business skills necessary to launch their careers. At the end of the day, show business is, well, a business. In The Artist's Compass, Los Angeles Music Center CEO Rachel Moore shares how to make life as a performer more successful, secure, and sustainable by approaching a career in the arts like an entrepreneur. A former dancer in the American Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet, Moore knows firsthand what it's like to struggle and succeed as an artist. Now in an offstage role as CEO, Moore shares the hard-won lessons she's learned about making one's own success and encourages every performer to develop creative talent alongside marketable skills. With testimonials from artists like Lang Lang, Sigourney Weaver, and Renee Fleming, plus inspiring anecdotes from Moore's own journey in the arts, The Artist's Compass teaches aspiring performers how to think like an entrepreneur to create their own brand and marketing platform to achieve personal and professional success. In an engaging, realistic, and authoritative voice, Moore combines her artistic and corporate experience to address the finer points of building a career in a challenging industry, teaching young performers how to achieve financial independence so that they might have creative independence--


Memories : from Moscow to the Black Sea / by Teffi ; translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne-Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg ; introduction by Edythe Haber.
Memories : from Moscow to the Black Sea / by Teffi ; translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne-Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg ; introduction by Edythe Haber.


Into the black : the extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her / Rowland White.
Into the black : the extraordinary untold story of the first flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the astronauts who flew her / Rowland White.
On April 12, 1981, NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral: a state-of-the-art flying machine, and the world's first real spaceship: a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, and capable of flying to space and back before preparing to fly again. Less than an hour after departure tiles designed to protect the ship from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heat shield. White recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the Columbia, her daring maiden flight, and her life and death struggle to return, using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material.~The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight. Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, Into the Black pieces together the dramatic untold story of the Columbia mission and the brave people who dedicated themselves to help the United States succeed in the age of space exploration. On April 12, 1981, NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral. It was the most advanced, state-of-the-art flying machine ever built, challenging the minds and imagination of America's top engineers and pilots. Columbia was the world's first real spaceship: a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, and capable of flying to space and back before preparing to fly again. On board were moonwalker John Young and test pilot Bob Crippen. Less than an hour after Young and Crippen's spectacular departure from the Cape, all was not well. Tiles designed to protect the ship from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heat shield. If the damage to Columbia was too great, the astronauts wouldn't be able to return safely to earth. NASA turned to the National Reconnaissance Office, a spy agency hidden deep inside the Pentagon whose very existence was classified. To help the ship, the NRO would attempt something never done before. Success would require skill, perfect timing, and luck. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Into the Black is a thrilling race against time and the incredible true story of the first space shuttle mission that celebrates our passion for spaceflight.


Off script : an advance man's guide to White House stagecraft, campaign spectacle, and political suicide / Josh King.
Off script : an advance man's guide to White House stagecraft, campaign spectacle, and political suicide / Josh King.
Being a public figure is no walk in the park - the world focuses on every move that politicians make and highlights their every mistake. Image collapse can befall anyone whose carefully cultivated persona is pitted against intermediaries in the broadcast booths of cable news networks or behind the photo desks of newspapers, magazines, and today's host of digital platforms. As a world-traveling advance man, an operative who orchestrates TV- and photo-ready moments involving important political figures, Josh King has unique experience working with the reputations of officeholders, candidates and other public figures. In Off Script, King leads readers through an entertaining and illuminating journey through the Hall of Infamy of some of the most catastrophic examples of political theater of the last quarter century. Readers might remember these cringe worthy moments as simple cases of bad luck. King argues, instead, that they were symptomatic of something larger: our broad appetite for public embarrassment, the media's business imperatives in satiating that craving, and the propensity of politicians to serve it up on a platter, often by pretending to be someone they're not while strutting on the public stage. We tour recent history - King calls it the Age of Optics--To establish this syndrome, and then turn to the Obama administration and what Josh calls the emergence of the Vanilla Presidency. King argues that Barack Obama has been more guarded and more protective of the presidential persona than anyone in history, and as we look to the elections of 2016 and beyond, we have to wonder: Will our future president follow Obama's example? If so, how will that influence the relationship between our nation's citizens and their leader?--


The new case for gold / James Rickards.
The new case for gold /  James Rickards.
In this bold manifesto, bestselling author and ecoƯnomic commentator James Rickards steps forward to defend gold--as both an irreplaceable store of wealth and a standard for currency--Amazon.com.


The Wander Society / Keri Smith.
The Wander Society /  Keri Smith.
Several years ago when Keri Smith, bestselling author of Wreck This Journal, discovered cryptic handwritten notations in a worn copy of Walt Whitman{19}s Leaves of Grass, her interest was piqued. Little did she know at the time that those simple markings would become the basis of a years-long, life-changing exploration into a mysterious group known only as The Wander Society, as well as the subject of this book. Within these pages, you'll find the results of Smith's research: A guide to the Wander Society, a secretive group that holds up the act of wandering, or unplanned exploring, as a way of life. You'll learn about the group's mysterious origins, meet fellow wanderers through time, discover how wandering feeds the creative mind, and learn how to best practice the art of wandering, should you choose to accept the mission.


American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper / Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.
American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper / Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.
In the past, government and business were as much partners as rivals, resulting in broad-based growth and healthy social development. But advocates of anti-government market fundamentalism are intent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. Hacker and Pierson examine why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned.~A spirited examination of why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned--Front jacket flap.


Catastrophic happiness : finding joy in childhood's messy years / Catherine Newman.
Catastrophic happiness : finding joy in childhood's messy years / Catherine Newman.
The author discusses the bittersweet joy of raising children as she describes her family's own journey.


Out of eden : the surprising consequences of polygamy / David P. Barash.
Out of eden : the surprising consequences of polygamy / David P. Barash.
Esteemed writer and evolutionary biologist David P. Barash tackles this uncomfortable finding: that humans are actually biologically and anthropologically inclined toward polygamy. Drawing on decades of research, Barash presents a remarkable array of scientific evidence from evolutionary biology and cross-cultural studies that guide the reader through the hidden impacts of polygamy on such crucial behavior as violence, parenting, sexual preferences, adultery and efforts at monogamy itself, along with mind-bending speculation about the possible role of our polygamous predisposition when it comes to human genius, homosexuality and even monotheism.


Trouble boys : the true story of the Replacements / Bob Mehr.
Trouble boys : the true story of the Replacements / Bob Mehr.
Written with the participation of the Replacement's key members, including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of late guitarist Bob Stinson, Mehr creates a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait that exposes the primal factors and forces-- addiction, abuse, fear-- that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all time. He tracks the group as they rise within the early '80s American underground, chronicles the making of their albums, and shows how their addictions first came to define them and then nearly destroyed them.


Hand-built outdoor furniture : 20 step-by-step projects anyone can build / Katie Jackson with photographs by Ellen Blackmar.
Hand-built outdoor furniture : 20 step-by-step projects anyone can build / Katie Jackson with photographs by Ellen Blackmar.


The aromatherapy garden : growing fragrant plants for happiness and well-being / Kathi Keville.
The aromatherapy garden : growing fragrant plants for happiness and well-being / Kathi Keville.


Stanley built-ins & storage : a homeowner's guide / David Schiff.
Stanley built-ins & storage : a homeowner's guide / David Schiff.


Fries! : an illustrated guide to the world's favorite food / Blake Lingle.
Fries! : an illustrated guide to the world's favorite food / Blake Lingle.


Eat drink paleo cookbook : over 110 paleo-inspired recipes for everyone / Irena Macri.
Eat drink paleo cookbook : over 110 paleo-inspired recipes for everyone / Irena Macri.
The popular paleo diet involves eating more leafy greens, fruits, meats, and fish, while eschewing processed foods and dairy. Sounds healthy, right? And strict! Popular blogger Irena Macri follows the diet 80 percent of the time, allowing room for the occasional dessert or drink. The result? She looks and feels great, but not deprived. More than 100 recipes, beautiful photographs of colorful creative dishes, and can-do messages from Irena make Eat, Drink, Paleo Cookbook a book that appeals to cooks who want to embrace a healthier diet ... most of the time.--


Grilled cheese kitchen : bread + cheese + everything in between / Heidi Gibson with Nate Pollak ; photographs by Antonis Achilleos.
Grilled cheese kitchen : bread + cheese + everything in between / Heidi Gibson with Nate Pollak ; photographs by Antonis Achilleos.
Melted cheese between slices of toasted bread -- the ultimate in comfort food. This mouthwatering cookbook features 39 grilled cheese recipes created by Heidi Gibson, winner of seven grilled cheese championships and the co-owner (with husband Nate) of the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco. The classic Mousetrap is dripping with three kinds of cheese. The Piglet wows with its thinly sliced ham and sharp cheddar. And grilled cheese makes a great breakfast -- just add an egg! With 40 additional recipes for great accompaniments and side dishes -- including hearty soups, many varieties of mac & cheese, spicy pickles, and tangy spreads -- plus tips on choosing the best bread and cheese and techniques for grilling each sandwich at just the right temperature, anyone can create the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.--provided by Amazon.com.


Home cooked : essential recipes for a new way to cook / Anya Fernald with Jessica Battilana.
Home cooked : essential recipes for a new way to cook / Anya Fernald with Jessica Battilana.
A recipe collection and how-to guide for preparing base ingredients that can be used to make simple, weeknight meals, while also teaching skills like building and cooking over a fire, and preserving meat and produce, written by a sustainable food expert and founder of Belcampo Meat Co. Anya Fernald's style of cooking is rustic and simple, shaped by her years working on farms, living in Italy, and running Slow Food Nation--but it's also sophisticated and brilliant. Her secret is that by taking the time to create beautiful, super-flavorful base ingredients ahead of time--such as homemade sauces, preserves, pickles, and cured meats--you can easily create fast but luscious meals later using these components. Fernald teaches readers her methods and heritage skills to help them become more intuitive, natural home cooks who don't need to rely on recipes. Along the way, she shares kitchen tips and tricks for transforming food into something truly special, as well as her food philosophy and inspired approach to home cooking--


Fresh fish : a fearless guide to grilling, shucking, searing, poaching and roasting seafood / Jennifer Trainer Thompson ; photographs by Keller + Keller.
Fresh fish : a fearless guide to grilling, shucking, searing, poaching and roasting seafood / Jennifer Trainer Thompson ; photographs by Keller + Keller.
Collects recipes that showcase the versatility of seafood, including such options as curried lobster roll and New-Haven style white clam pizza, and offers tips on everything from shucking oysters and roasting whole fish to organizing a clambake.


Orange, lavender & figs : deliciously different recipes from a passionate eater / Fanny Slater ; foreword by Rachael Ray.
Orange, lavender & figs : deliciously different recipes from a passionate eater / Fanny Slater ; foreword by Rachael Ray.
From the winner of Rachael Ray's Great American Cookbook Competition, a compilation of ... recipes along with the heartwarming--and often humorous--tales that inspired them--Page 4 of cover.


Great American eating experiences : local specialties, favorite restaurants, food festivals, diners, roadside stands, and more / foreword by Andrew Nelson, contributing editor, National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Great American eating experiences : local specialties, favorite restaurants, food festivals, diners, roadside stands, and more / foreword by Andrew Nelson, contributing editor, National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Follow the locals to their favorite foods throughout the United States, state by state, with the help of this gorgeously packaged travel planner. Anchored by regional specialties and the best places to sample them, [this book] serves up real-deal comfort foods like New Orleans Po' Boys and Chesapeake crab cakes, sprinkled with fun food factoids, food surprises, and more. Go beyond the Internet basics and discover the country's most authentic food experiences - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.co.nz/books/national-geographic/great-american-eating-experiences.


Tiny houses built with recycled materials : inspiration for constructing tiny homes using salvaged and reclaimed supplies / Ryan Mitchell.
Tiny houses built with recycled materials : inspiration for constructing tiny homes using salvaged and reclaimed supplies / Ryan Mitchell.
Describes methods of building tiny homes using recycled materials and provides examples of how different people built their own tiny homes--


New aging : live smarter now to live better forever / by Matthias Hollwich [with Jennifer Krichels] with Bruce Mau Design.
New aging : live smarter now to live better forever / by Matthias Hollwich [with Jennifer Krichels] with Bruce Mau Design.
Aging is a gift that we receive with life--and in New Aging, the architect Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging--the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom--and throw it out the window. As an architect, Matthias Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles--brought to life with bright, colorful illustrations--that will inspire you to think creatively about how you can change your habits and environments to suit your evolving needs as you age. With advice ranging from practical design tips for making your home safer and more comfortable to thought-provoking ideas on how we work, relax, and interact with our neighbors, and even how we eat, New Aging will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow--


Love the home you have / Melissa Michaels.
Love the home you have /  Melissa Michaels.
You can love your home. Join Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room, as she shares humor, lessons learned, and encouraging advice so you can: get motivated with the 31-day Love Your Home challenge; declutter, organize, and decorate your rooms with ease; and leap from dreamer to doer with confidence.


Loom knitting primer : a beginner's guide to knitting on a loom with over 35 fun projects / Isela Phelps.
Loom knitting primer : a beginner's guide to knitting on a loom with over 35 fun projects / Isela Phelps.


Our republican Constitution : securing the liberty and sovereignty of We the people / Randy E. Barnett
Our republican Constitution : securing the liberty and sovereignty of We the people / Randy E. Barnett


67 shots : Kent State and the end of American innocence / Howard Means.
67 shots : Kent State and the end of American innocence / Howard Means.
Using recently available oral histories from participants, Howard Means examines the Kent State shooting and the tumultuous era that reverberates still,--NoveList.


Dog diet answer book : the complete nutrition guide to help your dog live a happier, healthier, and longer life / Greg Martinez, DVM.
Dog diet answer book : the complete nutrition guide to help your dog live a happier, healthier, and longer life / Greg Martinez, DVM.


Paper : paging through history / Mark Kurlansky.
Paper : paging through history / Mark Kurlansky.
Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art. It has created civilizations, fostering the fomenting of revolutions and the stabilizing of regimes. Witness history's greatest press run, which produced 6.5 billion copies of Mao zhu xi yu lu, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Zedong), or the fact that Leonardo da Vinci left behind only 15 paintings but 4,000 works on paper. Now, on the cusp of going paperless--And amid rampant speculation about the effects of a digitally dependent society-we've come to a world-historic juncture to examine what paper means to civilization. Through tracing paper's evolution, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, affirming that paper is here to stay. 'Paper' will be the history that guides us forward in the twenty-first century and illuminates our times.


My lost brothers : the untold story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's lone survivor / Brendan McDonough, with Stephan Talty.
My lost brothers : the untold story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's lone survivor / Brendan McDonough, with Stephan Talty.
In this gripping memoir, the sole survivor of the disastrous 2013 fire in Yarnell, Arizona recalls the natural disaster that took the lives of 19 firefighters trained specifically to battle wildfires. On June 30, 2013, during a fire at which McDonough was serving as lookout, a freak inferno trapped and killed all 19 members of his crew. My Lost Brothers traces McDonough's minute-by-minute account of witnessing his fellow firefighters' brave, selfless battle-as well as its aftermath.


Bright Bazaar's dream decor : Styling a cool, creative and comfortable home, wherever you live / Will Taylor.
Bright Bazaar's dream decor : Styling a cool, creative and comfortable home, wherever you live / Will Taylor.


Homebrew all-stars : 25 homebrewers share their best techniques and recipes / Drew Beechum and Denny Conn.
Homebrew all-stars : 25 homebrewers share their best techniques and recipes / Drew Beechum and Denny Conn.
Shake up your homebrewing routine with secret-sauce tips from the masters. From the mad scientists who brought you Experimental Homebrewing comes an all-new type of brewing book. For the first time, drop by the garage--err, we mean brewery--of 25 of today's most talented homebrewers. Pick their brains about ingredients and equipment, learn their techniques, and of course, try their recipes. Among the brewers in this book, you'll find traditionalists and rule-breakers, gear nerds and the science-obsessed. Start a solera with Mike Tonsmeire, talk temperature control with John Palmer, or tweak your pH with Martin Brungard. Featured brewers also include: Fred Bonjour, Amanda Burkemper, Chris Colby, Kent Fletcher, Joe Formanek, Lars Marius Garshol, Jeff Gladish, Gary Glass, Janis Gross, Mary Izett, Annie Johnson, Brandon Jones, Mike Karnowski, Mike Tasty McDole, Marshall Schott, Nathan Smith, Curt Stock, Gordon Strong, Roxanne Westendorf, Keith Yager, and two guys named Denny and Drew. Brewers cover their favorite malts, hops, and yeasts, and recipes include a wide variety of styles, from IPAs and stouts to saisons and lagers. Whether you're looking to become the best brewer ever or simply looking for a new recipe to try this weekend, this book is a home run--


Raised bed revolution : build it, fill it, plant it ... garden anywhere / Tara Nolan.
Raised bed revolution : build it, fill it, plant it ... garden anywhere / Tara Nolan.


Warren Buffett's ground rules : words of wisdom from the partnership letters of the world's greatest investor / Jeremy Miller.
Warren Buffett's ground rules : words of wisdom from the partnership letters of the world's greatest investor / Jeremy Miller.
A book about the financial lessons learned from the partnership letters of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett--~Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru's ground rules for investing--guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today. In the fourteen years between his time in New York with value-investing guru Benjamin Graham and his start as chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett managed Buffett Partnership Limited, his first professional investing partnership. Over the course of that time--a period in which he experienced an unprecedented record of success--Buffett wrote semiannual letters to his small but growing group of partners, sharing his thoughts, approaches, and reflections.Compiled for the first time and with Buffett's permission, the letters spotlight his contrarian diversification strategy, his almost religious celebration of compounding interest, his preference for conservative rather than conventional decision making, and his goal and tactics for bettering market results by at least 10% annually. Demonstrating Buffett's intellectual rigor, they provide a framework to the craft of investing that had not existed before: Buffett built upon the quantitative contributions made by his famous teacher, Benjamin Graham, demonstrating how they could be applied and improved. Jeremy Miller reveals how these letters offer us a rare look into Buffett's mind and offer accessible lessons in control and discipline--effective in bull and bear markets alike, and in all types of investing climates--that are the bedrock of his success. Warren Buffett's Ground Rules paints a portrait of the sage as a young investor during a time when he developed the long-term value-oriented strategy that helped him build the foundation of his wealth--rules for success every investor needs today--


Supercraft : easy projects for every weekend / Sophie Pester, Catharina Bruns.
Supercraft : easy projects for every weekend / Sophie Pester, Catharina Bruns.
52 creative craft and sewing projects easy enough to complete in just one weekend, divided by season.


When we are no more : how digital memory is shaping our future / Abby Smith Rumsey.
When we are no more : how digital memory is shaping our future / Abby Smith Rumsey.
Examines how humanity records and passes on its culture to future generations, from the libraries of antiquity to the excess of information available in the digital age, and how ephemeral digital storage methods present a challenge for passing on current cultural memory to the future.


Bonjour kale : a memoir of Paris, love, and recipes / Kristen Beddard.
Bonjour kale : a memoir of Paris, love, and recipes / Kristen Beddard.


America's war for the greater Middle East : a military history / Andrew J. Bacevich.
America's war for the greater Middle East : a military history / Andrew J. Bacevich.
From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country's most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise--now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight. During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold War wound down, the United States initiated a new conflict--a War for the Greater Middle East--that continues to the present day. The long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union had involved only occasional and sporadic fighting. But as this new war unfolded, hostilities became persistent. From the Balkans and East Africa to the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, U.S. forces embarked upon a seemingly endless series of campaigns across the Islamic world. Few achieved anything remotely like conclusive success. Instead, actions undertaken with expectations of promoting peace and stability produced just the opposite. As a consequence, phrases like permanent war and open-ended war have become part of everyday discourse. Connecting the dots in a way no other historian has done before, Bacevich weaves a compelling narrative out of episodes as varied as the Beirut bombing of 1983, the Mogadishu firefight of 1993, the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the rise of ISIS in the present decade. Understanding what America's costly military exertions have wrought requires seeing these seemingly discrete events as parts of a single war. It also requires identifying the errors of judgment made by political leaders in both parties and by senior military officers who share responsibility for what has become a monumental march to folly. This Bacevich unflinchingly does.--From dust jacket.~A critical assessment of America's foreign policy in the Middle East throughout the past four decades evaluates and connects regional engagements since 1990 while revealing their massive costs.


Blood year : the unraveling of Western counterterrorism / David Kilcullen.
Blood year : the unraveling of Western counterterrorism / David Kilcullen.
2014 has the potential to go down as a crucial year in modern world history. A resurgent and bellicose Russia took over Crimea and fueled a civil war in Eastern Ukraine. Post-Saddam Iraq, in many respects a creature of the United States because of the war that began in 2003, lost a third of its territory to an army of hyper-violent millennialists. The peace process in Israel seemed to completely collapse. Finally, after coalescing in Syria as a territorial entity, the Islamic State swept into northern Iraq and through northeastern Syria, attracting legions of recruits from Europe and the Middle East. In short, the post-Cold War security order that the US had constructed after 1991 seemed to be coming apart at the seams. David Kilcullen was one of the architects of America's strategy in the late phases of the second Gulf War, and also spent time in Afghanistan and other hotspots. In Blood Year, he provides a wide-angle view of the current situation in the Middle East and analyzes how America and the West ended up in such dire circumstances. Whereas in 2008 it appeared that the U.S. might pull a modest stalemate from the jaws of defeat in Iraq, six years later the situation had reversed. After America pulled out of Iraq completely in 2011, the Shi'ite president cut Sunnis out of the power structure and allowed Iranian influence to grow. And from the debris of Assad's Syria arose an extremist Sunni organization even more radical than Al Qaeda. Unlike Al Qaeda, ISIS was intent on establishing its own state, and within a remarkably short time they did. Interestingly, Kilcullen highlights how embittered former Iraqi Ba'athist military officers were key contributors to ISIS's military successes. Kilcullen lays much of the blame on Bush's initial decision to invade Iraq (which had negative secondary effects in Afghanistan), but also takes Obama to task for simply withdrawing and adopting a leading from behind strategy. As events have proven, Kilcullen contends, withdrawal was a fundamentally misguided plan. The U.S. had uncorked the genie, and it had a responsibility to at least attempt to keep it under control. Instead, the U.S. is at a point where administration officials state that the losses of Ramadi and Palmyra are manageable setbacks. Kilcullen argues that the U.S. needs to re-engage in the region, whether it wants to or not, because it is largely responsible for the situation that is now unfolding. Blood Year is an essential read for anyone interested in understanding not only why the region that the U.S. invaded a dozen years ago has collapsed into utter chaos, but also what it can do to alleviate the grim situation.--Provided by Amazon.com.


Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception / Paul R. Pillar.
Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception / Paul R. Pillar.
Being insulated by two immense oceans makes it hard for Americans to appreciate the concerns of more exposed countries. American democracy's rapid rise also fools many into thinking the same liberal system can flourish anywhere, and having populated a vast continent with relative ease impedes Americans' understanding of conflicts between different peoples over other lands. Paul R. Pillar ties the American public's misconceptions about foreign threats and behaviors to the nation's history and geography, arguing that American success in international relations is achieved often in spite of, rather than because of, the public's worldview. Drawing a fascinating line from colonial events to America's handling of modern international terrorism, Pillar shows how presumption and misperception turned Finlandization into a dirty word in American policy circles, bolstered the for us or against us attitude that characterized the policies of the George W. Bush administration, and continue to obscure the reasons behind Iraq's close relationship with Iran. Fundamental misunderstandings have created a cycle in which threats are underestimated before an attack occurs and then are overestimated after they happen. By exposing this longstanding tradition of misperception, Pillar hopes the United States can develop policies that better address international realities rather than biased beliefs. -- Publisher's description


Revolutionary dissent : how the founding generation created the freedom of speech / Stephen D. Solomon.
Revolutionary dissent : how the founding generation created the freedom of speech / Stephen D. Solomon.
When the Framers of the Constitution developed what we call today the Freedom of Speech, they didn't realize they would be setting a foundation for the American political character we know today - raucous, intemperate, and often mean-spirited. This character is not limited to contemporary political discourse, as we so often assume. Revolutionary Dissent brings alive a world far more complicated than the history we're all familiar with suggests, giving a clear picture of just how imprecise the Framers were about what such freedoms actually meant. Solomon explores through a series of chronological, advancing narratives how Americans employed robust and colorful expression as they debated separation from England and creation of a new system of government. Uninhibited protest provided vital meaning to the First Amendment's guarantees of freedom of speech and presses at a time when legal doctrine offered little protection from government prosecution. Revolutionary Dissent shows that the roots of the careers of satirists like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert and pundits like Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann, and the acts of flag burning, draft card destruction, and sit-ins like Occupy Wall Street, lie in the Revolutionary period's inflammatory engravings of Paul Revere, the polemics of Thomas Paine, and the symbol-laden protests again the Stamp Act. This is truly a revelatory work on the history of free expression in America--~When members of the founding generation protested against British authority, debated separation, and then ratified the Constitution, they formed the American political character we know today-raucous, intemperate, and often mean-spirited. Revolutionary Dissent brings alive a world of colorful and stormy protests that included effigies, pamphlets, songs, sermons, cartoons, letters and liberty trees. Solomon explores through a series of chronological narratives how Americans of the Revolutionary period employed robust speech against the British and against each other. Uninhibited dissent provided a distinctly American meaning to the First Amendment's guarantees of freedom of speech and press at a time when the legal doctrine inherited from England allowed prosecutions of those who criticized government. Solomon discovers the wellspring in our revolutionary past for today's satirists like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, pundits like Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann, and protests like flag burning and street demonstrations. From the inflammatory engravings of Paul Revere, the political theater of Alexander McDougall, the liberty tree protests of Ebenezer McIntosh and the oratory of Patrick Henry, Solomon shares the stories of the dissenters who created the American idea of the liberty of thought. This is truly a revelatory work on the history of free expression in America--


Siddhartha's brain : unlocking the ancient science of enlightenment / James Kingsland.
Siddhartha's brain : unlocking the ancient science of enlightenment / James Kingsland.


Jungle of stone : the true story of two men, their extraordinary journey, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya / William Carlsen.
Jungle of stone : the true story of two men, their extraordinary journey, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya / William Carlsen.
Documents the true story of the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Mayan civilization by American ambassador John Lloyd Stephens and British architect Frederick Catherwood, illuminating how their findings profoundly changed Western understandings about human history.


Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike / Phil Knight.
Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike / Phil Knight.
Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In this Age of Startups, Knight's Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it's one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, for the first time ever, in a memoir that's candid, humble, startling, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. He begins with his crossroads moment: twenty-four years old, backpacking around the world, wrestling with life's Great Questions, he decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers--as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive, transformative power of sport, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything--~In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his lime green Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed $8,000 his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of startups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all startups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, in a memoir that is candid, humble, gutsy, and wry, he tells his story, beginning with his crossroads moment. At 24, after backpacking around the world, he decided to take the unconventional path, to start his own business--a business that would be dynamic, different. Knight details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream--along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls the formative relationships with his first partners and employees, a ragtag group of misfits and seekers who became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything--


A burglar's guide to the city / Geoff Manaugh.
A burglar's guide to the city /  Geoff Manaugh.
Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again. At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, up to the buried vaults of banks, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city. With the help of FBI Special Agents, reformed bank robbers, private security consultants, the L.A.P.D. Air Support Division, and architects past and present, the book dissects the built environment from both sides of the law. Whether picking padlocks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum's surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, A Burglar's Guide to the City has the tools, the tales, and the x-ray vision you need to see architecture as nothing more than an obstacle that can be outwitted and undercut. Full of real-life heists--both spectacular and absurd--A Burglar's Guide to the City ensures readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.


Tied up in knots : how getting what we wanted made women miserable / Andrea Tantaros.
Tied up in knots : how getting what we wanted made women miserable / Andrea Tantaros.


Deskbound : standing up to a sitting world / Dr. Kelly Starrett with Juliet Starrett and Glen Cordoza.
Deskbound : standing up to a sitting world / Dr. Kelly Starrett with Juliet Starrett and Glen Cordoza.
Dr. Kelly Starrett unveils a detailed battle plan for surviving our chair-centric society. Deskbound provides creative solutions for reducing the amount of time you spend perched on your backside, as well as strategies for transforming your desk into a dynamic, active workstation that can improve your life.--Page [4] of cover.


Master of the grill : foolproof recipes, top-rated gadgets, gear, & ingredients plus clever test kitchen tips & fascinating food science / by the editors at America's Test Kitchen.
Master of the grill : foolproof recipes, top-rated gadgets, gear, & ingredients plus clever test kitchen tips & fascinating food science / by the editors at America's Test Kitchen.


Players : the story of sports and money, and the visionaries who fought to create a revolution / Matthew Futterman.
Players : the story of sports and money, and the visionaries who fought to create a revolution / Matthew Futterman.
Traces the single-generation transformation of sports from a cottage industry to a global business, reflecting on how elite athletes, agents, TV executives, coaches, owners, and athletes who once had to take second jobs worked together to create the dominating, big-ticket industry of today.


Minimalist Baker's everyday cooking : 101 entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, easy and delicious recipes / Dana Shultz, author of Minimalist Baker.
Minimalist Baker's everyday cooking : 101 entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, easy and delicious recipes / Dana Shultz, author of Minimalist Baker.
A recipe collection from the popular food blog Minimalist Baker features simple, quick vegan recipes that require ten ingredients or less, including such options as spiced buckwheat pancakes, cornbread chili potpies, and Thai quinoa meatballs.


Changing normal : how I helped my husband beat cancer / Marilu Henner and Michael Brown.
Changing normal : how I helped my husband beat cancer / Marilu Henner and Michael Brown.


The complete art & science of sausage making : 150 healthy homemade recipes from chorizo to hot dogs / Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD, FAND with Brendan Reinhard & Brent Mitchell.
The complete art & science of sausage making : 150 healthy homemade recipes from chorizo to hot dogs / Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD, FAND with Brendan Reinhard & Brent Mitchell.


The complete outdoor builder : from arbors to walkways : 150 DIY projects.
The complete outdoor builder : from arbors to walkways : 150 DIY projects.


Then come back : the lost Neruda / Pablo Neruda ; translated by Forrest Gander.
Then come back : the lost Neruda / Pablo Neruda ; translated by Forrest Gander.
Pablo Neruda's lost poems-recently discovered in his archive to the delight of readers and scholars-comprise this remarkable and essential volume. Originally composed on napkins, playbills, receipts, and notebooks, Neruda's lost poems are full of eros and heartache, complex wordplay and deep wonder. Presented with the Spanish text, full-color reproductions of handwritten poems, and dynamic English translations, Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda simultaneously completes and advances the oeuvre of the world's most beloved poet.Crossing the sky I near the red ray of your hair. Of earth and wheat I am and as I close-in your fire kindles itself inside me and the rocks and flour ignite. That's why my heart expands and rises into bread for your mouth to devour, and my blood is wine poured for you. You and I are the land with its fruit. Bread, fire, blood and wine make up the earthly love that sears us. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) is one of the world's most beloved and best-selling poets. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Translator Forrest Gander teaches at Brown University and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--


A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer / Mary Elizabeth Williams.
A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer / Mary Elizabeth Williams.
A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a rapidly fatal form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection--


Eat what you love : quick & easy / Marlene Koch ; food photography by Steve Legato.
Eat what you love : quick & easy / Marlene Koch ; food photography by Steve Legato.


The scrapbook of my life / Alfie Deyes.
The scrapbook of my life /  Alfie Deyes.
The Youtube star shares his life story, from his childhood on the English coast to starting his first vlog at fifteen, sharing details about his first job, schooling, and his big move to London.


Here comes Exterminator! : the longshot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero / Eliza McGraw.
Here comes Exterminator! : the longshot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero / Eliza McGraw.


Bind us apart : how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation / Nicholas Guyatt.
Bind us apart : how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation / Nicholas Guyatt.
All men are created equal is America's most cherished proposition. But for more than a century after Thomas Jefferson wrote those words, the Founding Fathers and their successors failed to extend the promise of the Declaration of Independence to blacks and Indians. Why? We take refuge in the notion that white people at the time were the prisoners of racist ideas and that we today are more enlightened. In this popular view, the history of America demonstrates how racist beliefs have been slowly discarded, with later generations realizing the dream of liberty and equality. But as Nick Guyatt argues in Bind Us Apart, white Americans from the founding to the Civil War were not confident racists who blithely condemned blacks and Indians to inferior status. Instead, they were confused and tortured souls, and often remarkably conscious of the damage that racism might do to the nation's future. They looked for ways to reconcile their principles and their prejudices, and sometimes succeeded: in the first decades of the United States, blacks went to the polls alongside whites in some northern states, and federal officials promoted intermarriage between Indians and frontier settlers in the hope that racial divisions would disappear in the West--~Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that all men are created equal? Racism is the usual answer. Yet Nicholas Guyatt argues in Bind Us Apart that white liberals from the founding to the Civil War were not confident racists, but tortured reformers conscious of the damage that racism would do to the nation. Many tried to build a multiracial America in the early nineteenth century, but ultimately adopted the belief that non-whites should create their own republics elsewhere: in an Indian state in the West, or a colony for free blacks in Liberia. Herein lie the origins of separate but equal. Essential reading for anyone hoping to understand today's racial tensions, Bind Us Apart reveals why racial justice in the United States continues to be an elusive goal: despite our best efforts, we have never been able to imagine a fully inclusive, multiracial society.--


Alter egos : Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the twilight struggle over American power / Mark Landler.
Alter egos : Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the twilight struggle over American power / Mark Landler.
New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler goes behind the speeches and press conferences, to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their two competing worldviews: his, cautious, inward-looking, suffused with a sense of limits; hers, muscular, optimistic, unabashedly old-fashioned. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power. With all the sweep of a grand history--and enlivened by an insider's access and plenty of news--Landler digs deep into the complex relationship between these two leaders and gives us a different way to think about Obama's legacy and Clinton's promise--~The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton--archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power. In Alter Egos, veteran New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler takes us inside the fraught and fascinating relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton--a relationship that has framed the nation's great debates over war and peace for the past eight years. In the annals of American statecraft, theirs was a most unlikely alliance. Clinton, daughter of an anticommunist father, was raised in the Republican suburbs of Chicago in the aftermath of World War II, nourishing an unshakable belief in the United States as a force for good in distant lands. Obama, an itinerant child of the 1970s, was raised by a single mother in Indonesia and Hawaii, suspended between worlds and a witness to the less savory side of Uncle Sam's influence abroad. Clinton and Obama would later come to embody competing visions of America's role in the world: his, restrained, inward-looking, painfully aware of limits; hers, hard-edged, pragmatic, unabashedly old-fashioned. Spanning the arc of Obama's two terms, Alter Egosgoes beyond the speeches and press conferences to the Oval Office huddles and South Lawn strolls, where Obama and Clinton pressed their views. It follows their evolution from bitter rivals to wary partners, and then to something resembling rivals again, as Clinton defined herself anew and distanced herself from her old boss. In the process, it counters the narrative that, during her years as secretary of state, there was no daylight between them, that the wounds of the 2008 campaign had been entirely healed. The president and his chief diplomat parted company over some of the biggest issues of the day: how quickly to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; whether to arm the rebels in Syria; how to respond to the upheaval in Egypt; and whether to trust the Russians. In Landler's gripping account, we venture inside the Situation Room during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, watch Obama and Clinton work in tandem to salvage a conference on climate change in Copenhagen, and uncover the secret history of their nuclear diplomacy with Iran--a story with a host of fresh disclosures. With the grand sweep of history and the pointillist detail of an account based on insider access--the book draws on exclusive interviews with more than one hundred senior administration officials, foreign diplomats, and friends of Obama and Clinton--Mark Landler offers the definitive account of a complex, profoundly important relationship. As Barack Obama prepares to relinquish the presidency, and Hillary Clinton makes perhaps her last bid for it, how both regard American power is a central question of our time. Advance praise for Alter Egos A superb journalist has brought us a vivid, page-turning, and revelatory account of the relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as well as of their statecraft. Alter Egoswill make a signal contribution to the national debate over who should be the next American president.--Michael Beschloss, bestselling author of Presidential Courage Mark Landler, one of the best reporters working in Washington today, delivers an inside account of Hillary Clinton's relationship with Barack Obama that brims with insight and high-level intrigue. It's both fun to read and eye-opening.--Jane Mayer, bestselling author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right--


The Nazi Titanic : the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II / Robert P. Watson.
The Nazi Titanic : the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II / Robert P. Watson.


The joy of less : a minimalist guide to declutter, organize, and simplify / Francine Jay, founder of Miss Minimalist.
The joy of less : a minimalist guide to declutter, organize, and simplify / Francine Jay, founder of Miss Minimalist.


Relic : how our constitution undermines effective government, and why we need a more powerful presidency / William G. Howell, Terry M. Moe.
Relic : how our constitution undermines effective government, and why we need a more powerful presidency / William G. Howell, Terry M. Moe.
Our government is failing us. Can we simply blame polarization, the deregulation of campaign finance, or some other nefarious force? What if the roots go much deeper, to our nation's start? In Relic, the political scientists William Howell and Terry Moe boldly argue that nothing less than the U.S. Constitution is the cause of government dysfunction. The framers came from a simple, small, agrarian society, and set forth a government comprised of separate powers, one of which, Congress, was expected to respond to the parochial concerns of citizens across the land. By design, the national government they created was incapable of taking broad and meaningful action. But a hundred years after the nation's founding, the United States was transformed into a complex, large, and industrial society. The key, they argue, is to expand the powers of the president. Presidents take a longer view of things out of concern for their legacies, and are able to act without hesitation. To back up this controversial remedy, Howell and Moe offer an incisive understanding of the Progressive Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, one of the most powerful movements in American history. The Progressives shone a bright light on the mismatch between our constitutional government and the demands of modernity, and they succeeded in changing our government, sidelining Congress and installing a presidentially-led system that was more able to tackle the nation's vast social problems. Howell and Moe argue that we need a second Progressive Movement dedicated to effective government, above all to reforms that promote strong presidential leadership. For it is through the presidency that the American government can address the problems that threaten the very stability of our society--


Foolproof preserving : a guide to small batch jams, jellies, pickles, condiments, and more / by the editors at America's Test Kitchen.
Foolproof preserving : a guide to small batch jams, jellies, pickles, condiments, and more / by the editors at America's Test Kitchen.


The science of growth : how Facebook beat Friendster--and how nine other startups left the rest in the dust / Sean Ammirati.
The science of growth : how Facebook beat Friendster--and how nine other startups left the rest in the dust / Sean Ammirati.
The lean entrepreneurship movement has captivated Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs across the country. It's provided an agile framework to develop the right product solution for a given target market, and is now used by almost every fledgling company to do just that. The next challenge is growth - to achieve the financial returns and, more importantly, the impact they dreamed of when starting off on their adventure. Why do some companies realize the VC's goal of a 10x return on investment, while others flounder? What differentiates the companies that become part of the fabric of our lives and remain responsive, no matter how big they get from those that quickly fade? To find out, Ammirati looks at 20 different companies in pairs, who have achieved product-market fit at about the same point in history with the same general target customer-one of which has gone on to achieve real scale, while the other languished. As his research reveals, just a handful of choices-among them, who to partner with, how to finance growth, and how to use data-make all the difference in the world. With such intriguing examples as LinkedIn vs. Spoke, Facebook vs. Friendster, and McDonald's vs. White Castle, Ammirati shows the secret of the science of growth and how to cultivate it in any organization--


Heyday : the 1850s and the dawn of the global age / Ben Wilson.
Heyday : the 1850s and the dawn of the global age / Ben Wilson.
From the author of the bestselling Empire of the deep, a globe-spanning narrative history of the 1850s--a time of electrifying change--seen through the eyes of the men and women who embraced the adventurous spirit of the times. Heyday brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods in modern history. From 1851, in the space of little more than a decade, the world was reshaped by technology, trade, mass migration and war. As instantaneous electric communication bridged the vast gulfs that separated human societies, millions of settlers travelled to the far corners of the Earth, building vast cities out of nothing in lightning-quick time. A new generation of fast steamships and railways connected these burgeoning frontier societies, shrinking the world and creating an interlinked global economy. In the company of fortune-seekers and ordinary migrants, we journey to these rapidly expanding frontiers, savouring the frenetic activity and optimism of the boom-towns of the 1850s in Australia, New Zealand the United States. This is a story not only of rapid progress, but of the victims of an assurgent West: indigenous peoples who stood in the pathways of economic expansion, Asian societies engulfed by the forces of modernisation. We join, among others, Muslim guerrilla fighters in the Caucasus mountains and freelance empire-builders in the jungles of Nicaragua, British free trade zealots preying on China and samurai warriors resisting Western incursions in Japan. No less important are the inventions, discoveries and technologies that powered progress, and the great engineering projects that characterised the Victorian heyday, notably the transatlantic telegraph cable. In a fast-paced, kaleidoscopic narrative, Ben Wilson recreates a time of explosive energy and dizzying change, a rollercoaster ride of booms and bust, witnessed through the eyes of the men and women reshaping its frontiers. At the centre stands Great Britain. The country was the peak of its power between 1851 and the mid-1860s as it attempted to determine the destinies of hundreds of millions of people. Heyday is a dazzlingly innovative take on a period of extraordinary transformation, a little-known decade that was fundamental in the making not only of Britain but of the modern world--Publisher's website.~American Midwest to Shanghai, from London to Tokyo, the 1850s was a decade of extraordinary change and upheaval: the world economy expanded fivefold; millions of families emigrated to the ends of the earth to carve out lives in the wilderness; new technologies revolutionized how people communicated; and railways cut across great continents. Steam ships, telegraphs, photographs and pharmaceuticals all proliferated. In Heyday, an epic story of global connections and coincidences, the acclaimed historian Ben Wilson paints a picture of a world on the brink of seismic transformation. He reveals an age of remorseless, breathtaking change that intoxicated contemporaries and convinced them that the future held out the promise of exponential progress. Heyday begins in the rainforests of Malaya. These decades witnessed momentous political revolutions and bloody wars, from the Crimean War to the unifications of Italy and Germany and the American Civil War. Meanwhile, the forces of modernization and the West's insatiable hunger for land, natural resources, and new markets seemed to be blasting down all physical resistance to trade, exploration, and colonization. The supreme self-confidence of the time brought the West into violent conflict with China, Japan, India, and Native Americans. Above all, Wilson argues that this era was driven by the idea that free trade was equivalent to personal and political freedom--a philosophy that has had a long and, some would argue, pernicious afterlife. Following ordinary men and women--including buccaneers in Nicaragua, cocktail drinkers in Minnesota, pirates in Hong Kong, and guerrilla fighters in the Caucasus Mountains--Heyday is an exhilarating tour through the tumultuous period that gave shape to the modern world--


Old age : a beginner's guide / Michael Kinsley.
Old age : a beginner's guide / Michael Kinsley.
A collection of essays on aging, Parkinson's disease, fame, and the legacy of the Baby Boomer generation--~Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked Exit. The largest age cohort in history--the notorious baby boomers--is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you've gone the reputation you leave behind? In this series of essays, Michael Kinsley uses his own battle with Parkinson's disease to unearth answers to questions we are all at some time forced to confront. Sometimes, he writes, I feel like a scout from my generation, sent out ahead to experience in my fifties what even the healthiest Boomers are going to experience in their sixties, seventies, or eighties. This deeply affectionate book is at once a fresh assessment of a generation and a frequently funny account of one man's journey toward the finish line. The least misfortune can do to make up for itself is to be interesting, he writes. Parkinson's disease has fulfilled that obligation.--


Harness the sun : America's quest for a solar-powered future / Philip Warburg.
Harness the sun : America's quest for a solar-powered future / Philip Warburg.


Singletasking : get more done--one thing at a time / Devora Zack.
Singletasking : get more done--one thing at a time / Devora Zack.
Too many of us have become addicted to the popular, enticing, dangerously misleading drug of multitasking. Devora Zack was once hooked herself. But she beat it and became more efficient, and you can too. Zack marshals convincing neuroscientific evidence to prove that you really can't do more by trying to tackle several things at once-it's an illusion. There is a better way to deal with all the information and interruptions that bombard us today. Singletasking explains exactly how to clear and calm your mind, arrange your schedule and environment, and gently yet firmly manage the expectations of people around you so that you can accomplish a succession of tasks, one by one-and be infinitely more productive.


And the weak suffer what they must? : Europe's crisis and America's economic future / Yanis Varoufakis.
And the weak suffer what they must? : Europe's crisis and America's economic future / Yanis Varoufakis.
The strong do as they can and the weak suffer what they must. --Thucydides The fate of the global economy hangs in the balance, and Europe is doing its utmost to undermine it, to destabilize America, and to spawn new forms of authoritarianism. Europe has dragged the world into hideous morasses twice in the last one hundred years... it can do it again. Yanis Varoufakis, the former Finance Minister of Greece, shows here that the Eurozone is a house of cards destined to fall without a radical change in direction. And, if the European Union falls apart, he argues, the global economy will not be far behind. Once America abandoned Europe in 1971 from the dollar zone, Europe's leaders decided to create a monetary union of 18 nations without control of their own money, without democratic accountability, and without a government to support the Central Bank. This bizarre economic super-power was equipped with none of the shock absorbers necessary to contain a financial crisis, while its design ensured that, when it came, the crisis would be massive. When disaster hit in 2009, Varoufakis argues that Europe turned against itself, humiliating millions of innocent citizens, driving populations to despair, and buttressing a form of bigotry unseen since the Second World War. Here, Varoufakis offers concrete policies that the rest of the world can take part in to intervene and help save Europe from impending catastrophe, and presents the ultimate case against austerity. With passionate, informative, and at times humorous prose, he warns that the implosion of an admittedly crisis-ridden and deeply irrational European capitalism should be avoided at all cost--


One wild bird at a time : portraits of individual lives / Bernd Heinrich.
One wild bird at a time : portraits of individual lives / Bernd Heinrich.
In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich shares his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. There are countless books on bird behavior, but Heinrich argues that some of the most amazing bird behaviors fall below the radar of what most birds do in aggregate. Heinrich’s passionate observations superbly mix memoir and science and lead to fascinating questions — and sometimes startling discoveries.


The menopause solution / medical editor, Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D..
The menopause solution /  medical editor, Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D..


A rage for order : the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS / Robert F. Worth.
A rage for order : the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS / Robert F. Worth.
A closely-reported work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath--~In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top. A Rage for Order is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In the style of V.S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the distinguished New York Times correspondent Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits. We meet a Libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, A Rage for Order captures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord--


On fire : the 7 choices to ignite a radically inspired life / John O'Leary ; with Cynthia DiTiberio.
On fire : the 7 choices to ignite a radically inspired life / John O'Leary ; with Cynthia DiTiberio.
If you could go back in time, would you do it all again? When John O'Leary was just nine years old, he barely survived a devastating house fire with burns on 100 percent of his body. O'Leary's doctors told his parents that he wasn't expected to make it through the night. But this story didn't end there. O'Leary, bolstered by several extraordinary people in his life, made it through five months of healing in the hospital, and then through the years of excruciating rehabilitation that followed as he struggled to regain mobility and control of his body. The insights he gained through this experience profoundly changed his life, but today John says that it actually changed him for the better--and that if he had it to do all over again, he wouldn't change a thing. How is this possible? What makes some people crumble in the face of adversity while others thrive? What are the secrets each of us can glean from John's extraordinary story of resilience? An honest and incredible account of triumph over tragedy, On Fire contains O'Leary's reflections on the seven life-giving choices he made that ensured his survival and his ability to ignite a radically inspired life. On Fire encourages us to seize the power to transform our lives from ordinary to extraordinary, no matter what our circumstances. As O'Leary says, 'You can't always choose the path that you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it.' Once expected to die, John O'Leary now teaches others how to truly live.--Dust jacket.~In the bestselling tradition of Brene Browns Daring Greatly and Nick Vujicics Life Without Limits comes a rousing 7-step plan for living a life on fire, filled with hope and possibilityfrom an inspirational speaker who survived a near-fatal fire at the age of nine and now runs a successful business inspiring people all around the world,--Amazon.com.


Socks : the rule book : 10 essential rules for the wearing and appreciation of men's hosiery.
Socks : the rule book : 10 essential rules for the wearing and appreciation of men's hosiery.


America's best breakfasts : favorite local recipes from coast to coast / Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman ; photographs by Evan Sung.
America's best breakfasts : favorite local recipes from coast to coast / Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman ; photographs by Evan Sung.
Rise and dine! If there's one meal of the day to get passionate about--no matter where you're from in this great land--its breakfast with all the fixings. Featuring down-home diners, iconic establishments, and the newest local hot spots, America's Best Breakfasts is a celebration of two of this nation's honored traditions: hitting the open road and enjoying an endless variety of breakfasts. Even without a road trip, you can re-create favorites that will satisfy any time of day,--Amazon.com.


Boy with a knife : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice / Jean Trounstine.
Boy with a knife : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice / Jean  Trounstine.
Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States. Boy With A Knife tells the story of Karter Kane Reed, who, at the age of sixteen, was sentenced to life in an adult prison for a murder he committed in 1993 in a high school classroom--~Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States. On any given day, ten thousand youth are detained or incarcerated in adult jails and prisons.Putting a human face to these sobering statistics, Boy With A Knife tells the story of Karter Kane Reed, who, at the age of sixteen, was sentenced to life in an adult prison for a murder he committed in 1993 in a high school classroom. Twenty years later, in 2013, he became one of the few men in Massachusetts to sue the Parole Board and win his freedom.The emotional and devastating narrative takes us step by step through Karter's crime, trial, punishment, and survival in prison, as well as his readjustment into regular society. In addition to being a powerful portrayal of one boy trying to come to terms with the consequences of his tragic actions, Boy With A Knife is also a searing critique of the practice of sentencing youth to adult prisons, providing a wake-up call on how we must change the laws in this country that allow children to be sentenced as adults.Jean Trounstine is the author of the highly praised Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in Women's Prison (St. Martin's) about her decade directing plays and teaching at Framingham Women's Prison in Massachusetts. She has written numerous articles on prison issues for publications including Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, Working Woman magazine, the Women's Review of Books, and Truthout, and has been the subject of many articles, radio broadcasts (NPR, The Connection), and TV shows (the Today Show)--


Radioactive! : how Irène Curie and Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world / by Winifred Conkling.
Radioactive! : how Irène Curie and Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world / by Winifred Conkling.
The ... little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists' groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb--Amazon.com.


Plants vs. meats : the health, history, and ethics of what we eat / Meredith Sayles Hughes.
Plants vs. meats : the health, history, and ethics of what we eat / Meredith Sayles Hughes.
No one can live without food, but what you eat is a personal decision. In the tweny-first century, many people are choosing to eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat. But is all meat bad for you? What does science say? And what about sugar and trans fats, which are linked to diabetes and heart disease? In addition to health concerns, people make food choices for ethical and religious reasons. Some ancient religions asserted that killing animals was wrong, a belief that persists among modern vegetarians and vegans. Some twenty-first century consumers shun meat from factory farms-- where animals are crowded into stalls and fattened up with antibiotics and hormones. An increasing number of people seek out foods grown locally, especially those raised without chemical pesticides, using agricultural methods that keep the soil healthy and do not waste water. As the Earth's population grows, chefs, nutritionists, and scientists are considering how to feed the world. The future of food includes insects-based foods, 3D-printed meals, and crops that can grow inside buildings. What do you choose to eat and why? This book will helps you make decisions to support your values.--


In the fields and the trenches : the famous and the forgotten on the battlefields of World War I / Kerrie Logan Hollihan.
In the fields and the trenches : the famous and the forgotten on the battlefields of World War I / Kerrie Logan Hollihan.
When it started, many thought the Great War would be a great adventure. Yet, as those who saw it up close learned, it was anything but. In the Fields and the Trenches traces the stories of eighteen young idealists swept into the brutal conflict, many of whom would go on to become well-known 20th-century figures in film, science, politics, literature, and business. Writer J. R. R. Tolkien was a signals officer with the British Expeditionary Force and fought at the Battle of the Somme. Scientist Irène Curie helped her mother, Marie, run twenty X-ray units for French field hospitals. Actor Buster Keaton left Hollywood after being drafted into the army's 40th Infantry Division. And all four of Theodore Roosevelt's son--Kermit, Archibald, Quentin, and Theodore III--and his daughter Ethel served in Europe, though one did not return--publisher.


The vegetable butcher : how to select, prep, slice, dice, and masterfully cook vegetables from artichokes to zucchini / Cara Mangini.
The vegetable butcher : how to select, prep, slice, dice, and masterfully cook vegetables from artichokes to zucchini / Cara Mangini.
Marrying the art of butchery with the joy of gorgeous seasonal produce, The Vegetable Butcher is the fresh, inspiring and essential guide that demystifies the world of vegetables, from exotic crosnes and gnarly celeriac to the amazingly versatile everyday potato. It's the book that show exactly how to prepare an artichoke-plus peel a tomato, chiffonade kale, slice kohlrabi into carpaccio, break down a butternut squash, and cut a cauliflower into steaks. This is a complete vegetable education, from what to look for at the market to how to make vegetables the center of truly distinctive dishes. Over 100 recipes, all vegetarian (and all extraordinarily luscious), celebrate the soul-satisfying flavor of each vegetable-Orange Shallot Fiddlehead Ferns and Ricotta Crostini; a summery Zucchini, Sweet Corn, and Basil Penne with Pine Nuts and Mozzarella; Cauliflower and Caramelized Fennel Soup; a Parsnip-Ginger Layer Cake with Burnt-Buttercream Frosting to sweeten a winter meal. Vegetables are modern, sexy, and outrageously delicious. And now, completely knowable , too--


Approval junkie : adventures in caring too much / Faith Salie.
Approval junkie : adventures in caring too much / Faith Salie.
In this hilarious collection of essays, comedian Faith Salie reflects on the absurd hoops she's jumped through in order to win approval. From running in place in a darkened shower in Africa at 4 am to lose weight, to agreeing to an exorcism at the behest of her crazy ex-husband, to eating pig organs with Harrison Ford's son after her producers told her it would 'make good TV', Salie has done it all in the hopes of achieving positive reinforcement from colleagues, friends, and her aforementioned ex (or as she calls him, 'was-band'). With thoughtfulness and sarcasm, Salie reflects on why it is she tries so hard to please others, highlighting a phenomenon that many people-- especially women-- experience at home and in the work place. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is a humorous exploration into why it is that we so desperately try to please others at the expense of our own happiness--


Rich is not a four-letter word : how to survive Obamacare, Trump Wall Street, kick-start your retirement, and achieve financial success / Gerri Willis.
Rich is not a four-letter word : how to survive Obamacare, Trump Wall Street, kick-start your retirement, and achieve financial success / Gerri Willis.
Veteran financial journalist and pundit Gerri Willis takes on the progressive mind-set championed by liberals that gives government bureaucrats the right to decide what's best for us, resulting in bigger government programs, more bureaucracy, and more wasted taxpayer money. She dissects Obamacare and Democratic tax initiatives to show how they have hamstrung the average American. Then she shows us how to overcome these left-wing financial hurdles and grow our nest eggs, despite the political pickpocketing from Washington. Among the topics she tackles: how the progressive agenda has robbed Americans of their financial freedom, and how to get it back; how the open spigot of college loan dollars has encouraged college administrators to boost tuition each and every year; how, with a stroke of President Obama's pen, company-sponsored healthcare coverage was put on deathwatch, as companies abandon employee healthcare coverage; why the knee-jerk progressive response to the 2008 market crash and subsequent recession has acted as an albatross on the shoulders of American corporations, keeping corporate tax rates at sky-high levels among Western nations--and what we can do to create jobs and jump-start the economy. For all those who want to take control of their financial future--from mastering the intricacies of the tax system to planning for their future retirement, from managing their healthcare costs to navigating the costs of their children's college education--this is the book you need to achieve the financial success you've earned and you deserve.--Adapted from dust jacket.


The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism / by Mark Zwonitzer.
The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism / by Mark Zwonitzer.
John Hay, famous as Lincoln's private secretary and later as secretary of state under presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, and Samuel Langhorne Clemens, famous for being 'Mark Twain,' grew up fifty miles apart, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the same rural antebellum stew of race and class and want. This shared history helped draw them together when they first met as up-and-coming young men in the late 1860s, and their mutual admiration never waned in spite of sharp differences in personality, in worldview, and in public conduct. In The Statesman and the Storyteller, the last decade of their lives plays out against the tumultuous events of the day, as the United States government begins to aggressively pursue a policy of imperialism, overthrowing the duly elected queen of Hawaii; violently wresting Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines away from Spain, and then from the islands' inhabitants; and finally encouraging and supporting a revolution to clear a path for the building of the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal. Rich in detail, The Statesman and the Storyteller provides indelible portraits of public figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge. Stunning in its relevance, it explores the tactics of and attitudes behind America's earliest global policies and their influence on U.S. actions for all the years to follow. But ultimately it is the very human rendering of Clemens and Hay that distinguishes Zwonitzer's work, providing profound insights into the lives of two men who helped shape and define their era --


A spoonful of sugar : sew 20 simple projects to sweeten your surroundings Zakka style / Lisa Cox.
A spoonful of sugar : sew 20 simple projects to sweeten your surroundings Zakka style / Lisa Cox.
Treat yourself to 20 sweet and original craft projects! If you love crafting but find yourself short on time, all you need is A Spoonful of Sugar! Lisa Cox, the talented designer behind A Spoonful of Sugar Designs, offers twenty fun yet functional projects to decorate your bedroom, kitchen, craft room and playroom or to give as one-of-a kind gifts. Most of these projects can be made in an afternoon--whether you're a beginner or an intermediate crafter! Make a few Crisscross Coasters to spice up your table top, a Pretty Patchwork Jewelry Wrap to protect your favorite jewelry pieces, or a Nautical Treasure Bag for the little one in your life. These whimsical and practical sewing projects incorporate a number of techniques for embellishment, including patchwork, raw-edge applique, crochet, chicken scratch embroidery and sashiko, so you can put your own unique and modern twist on whatever project you choose! A Spoonful of Sugar allows you to appreciate the calming process of handwork, see your project develop and enjoy the satisfaction of making something yourself.--provided by Amazon.com.


American Pharoah : the untold story of the Triple Crown winner's legendary rise / Joe Drape.
American Pharoah : the untold story of the Triple Crown winner's legendary rise / Joe Drape.
History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality. Written by an award-winning New York Times sportswriter, American Pharoah is the definitive account not only of how the ethereal colt won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, but how he changed lives. Through extensive interviews, Drape explores the making of an exceptional racehorse, chronicling key events en route to history. Covering everything from the flamboyant owner's successful track record, the jockey's earlier heartbreaking losses, and the Hall of Fame trainer's intensity, Drape paints a stirring portrait of a horse for the ages and the people around him.--Publisher's description.


Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States / Edward G. Gray.
Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States / Edward G. Gray.
The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Paine's grand political vision for the United States. Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of 'Common Sense' and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision for his adopted country. It was embodied in an architectural project that he spent decades planning: an iron bridge to span the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia. The bridge was Paine's answer to the political puzzle of the new nation: how to sustain a republic as large and geographically fragmented as the United States. Among its patrons were other giants of the time, including Benjamin Franklin and Edmund Burke, Paine's ideological opponent. Set against the background of the American Revolution, the story of his iron bridge reveals a new Tom Paine and connects this revolutionary to the vast program of internal improvements that soon transformed America--Provided by publisher.


Detroit resurrected : to bankruptcy and back / Nathan Bomey.
Detroit resurrected : to bankruptcy and back / Nathan Bomey.


Ghetto : the invention of a place, the history of an idea / Mitchell Duneier.
Ghetto : the invention of a place, the history of an idea / Mitchell Duneier.
On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto--a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck. In this sweeping and original account, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. He argues that we cannot comprehend the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today without recalling the ghettos of Europe, as well as earlier efforts to understand the problems of the American city.


Katie Chin's everyday Chinese cookbook : 101 delicious recipes from my mother's kitchen / Katie Chin ; foreword by Raghavan Iyer ; photography by Masano Kawana.
Katie Chin's everyday Chinese cookbook : 101 delicious recipes from my mother's kitchen / Katie Chin ; foreword by Raghavan Iyer ; photography by Masano Kawana.


The bloat cure : 101 natural solutions for real and lasting relief / Robynne Chutkan M.D., FASGE.
The bloat cure : 101 natural solutions for real and lasting relief / Robynne Chutkan M.D., FASGE.
The must-have A to Z manual to banish your bloat for good, from the author of Gutbliss and The Microbiome Solution. If you're bloated and looking for relief, you've come to the right place. In her medical practice The Digestive Center for Women, Dr. Robynne Chutkan has helped thousands of women get back into their skinny jeans, and she can do the same for you. Understanding what's behind your suffering is the key to deflating for good. The Bloat Cure helps you identify the root cause of your bloat, whether it's the artificial sweeteners in your sports drink, the cough medicine you're taking, an undetected thyroid problem, or one of the other 101 common causes. Once you pinpoint your condition, Dr. Chutkan offers a clear plan of action to stop whatever's triggering it, rehabilitate your system, and get your GI tract running like a well-oiled machine. Get ready for immediate relief -- and start feeling like yourself again! --


The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond / Christophe Galfard.
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond / Christophe Galfard.
Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. --


No fears, no excuses : what you need to do to have a great career / Larry Smith.
No fears, no excuses : what you need to do to have a great career / Larry Smith.
A provocative new approach to discovering your true calling in life and achieving not just a good career, but a great one,--Amazon.com.


Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story / Bruce Porter.
Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story / Bruce Porter.
Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade. After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children-- until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting. Named 'Operation Princess,' the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history. But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America-- and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a Federal agent in their clutches. 'Snatched' is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of 'Blow,' Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance--


Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century / Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston.
Reskilling America : learning to labor in the twenty-first century / Katherine S. Newman, Hella Winston.
After decades of off-shoring and downsizing that have left blue collar workers obsolete and stranded, the United States is now on the verge of an industrial renaissance. But we don't have a skilled enough labor pool to fill the positions that will be created, which are in many cases technically demanding and require specialized skills. A decades-long series of idealistic educational policies with the expressed goal of getting every student to go to college has left a generation of potential workers out of the system. Touted as a progressive, egalitarian institution providing opportunity even to those with the greatest need, the American secondary school system has in fact deepened existing inequalities. We can do better, argue acclaimed sociologists Katherine Newman and Hella Winston. Taking a page from the successful experience of countries like Germany and Austria, where youth unemployment is a mere 7%, they call for a radical reevaluation of the idea of vocational training, long discredited as an instrument of tracking. The United States can prepare a new, high-performance labor force if we revamp our school system to value industry apprenticeship and rigorous technical education. By doing so, we will not only be able to meet the growing demand for skilled employees in dozens of sectors where employers decry the absence of well trained workers -- we will make the American Dream accessible to all--~From Katherine Newman, award-winning author of No Shame in My Game, and sociologist Hella Winston, a sharp and irrefutable call to reenergize this nation's long-neglected system of vocational trainingAfter decades of off-shoring and downsizing that have left blue collar workers obsolete and stranded, the United States is now on the verge of an industrial renaissance. But we don't have a skilled enough labor pool to fill the positions that will be created, which are in many cases technically demanding and require specialized skills. A decades-long series of idealistic educational policies with the expressed goal of getting every student to go to college has left a generation of potential workers out of the system. Touted as a progressive, egalitarian institution providing opportunity even to those with the greatest need, the American secondary school system has in fact deepened existing inequalities. We can do better, argue acclaimed sociologists Katherine Newman and Hella Winston. Taking a page from the successful experience of countries like Germany and Austria, where youth unemployment is a mere 7%, they call for a radical reevaluation of the idea of vocational training, long discredited as an instrument of tracking. The United States can prepare a new, high-performance labor force if we revamp our school system to value industry apprenticeship and rigorous technical education. By doing so, we will not only be able to meet the growing demand for skilled employees in dozens of sectors where employers decry the absence of well trained workers -- we will make the American Dream accessible to all--


Greenpeace captain : my adventures in protecting the future of our planet / Peter Willcox with Ronald B. Weiss.
Greenpeace captain : my adventures in protecting the future of our planet / Peter Willcox with Ronald B. Weiss.
A Man. A Mission. GREENPEACE CAPTAIN PETER WILLCOX has been a Captain for Greenpeace for over 30 years. He would never call himself a hero, but he is recognized on every ocean and continent for devoting his entire life to saving the planet. He has led the most compelling and dangerous Greenpeace actions to bring international attention to the destruction of our environment. From the globally televised imprisonment of his crew, the Arctic 30, by Russian Commandos to international conspiracies involving diamond smuggling, gun-trading and Al-Qaeda, Willcox has braved the unimaginable and triumphed. This is his story--which begins when he was a young man sailing with Pete Seeger and continues right up to his becoming the iconic environmentalist he is today. His daring adventures and courageous determination will inspire readers everywhere--


Getting to green : saving nature, a bipartisan solution / Frederic C. Rich.
Getting to green : saving nature, a bipartisan solution / Frederic C. Rich.


Packed for the wrong trip : a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor / W. Zach Griffith.
Packed for the wrong trip : a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor / W. Zach Griffith.
How an Unprepared, Undertrained Group of Maine National Guard Troops Went to Abu Ghraib to Fix the Irreparable. The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America's War on Terror when-- with no special training and their gear lost somewhere between the United States and Baghdad-- the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Maine National Guard was sent there to serve as guards in February 2004. Just before their arrival, the now infamous photos of the abuses suffered by the prisoners hit the world stage. Abu Ghraib became the focal point not only for global condemnation but for the insurgents' outrage. Over the next year, the 152nd would come under attack by snipers, suicide bombers, vehicle-borne IEDs, and constant rocket and mortar fire. Yet at the same time, the Mainers would form close bonds with some of the prisoners, among them an Iraqi boy struck by a mortar in one of two mass casualty events, and Kamal, a community leader who acts as an envoy between the detainees and the soldiers and yet is assassinated after his release for helping the Americans. The men of the 152nd were an eclectic group of citizen-soldiers caught in one of the darkest corners of the war in Iraq. Packed for the Wrong Trip tells the true story of how they relied on each other and their own ingenuity to survive and to transform one of the most inhumane detainee centers into a functioning, humane prison-- or as close to one as you could get when tucked between Baghdad and the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah--


The star and the stripes : a history of the foreign policies of American Jews / Michael Barnett.
The star and the stripes : a history of the foreign policies of American Jews / Michael Barnett.
How do American Jews envision their role in the world? Are they tribal--a people whose obligations extend solely to their own? Or are they prophetic--a light unto nations, working to repair the world? The Star and the Stripes is an original, provocative interpretation of the effects of these worldviews on the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews since the nineteenth century. Michael Barnett argues that it all begins with the political identity of American Jews. As Jews, they are committed to their people's survival. As Americans, they identify with, and believe their survival depends on, the American principles of liberalism, religious freedom, and pluralism. This identity and search for inclusion form a political theology of prophetic Judaism that emphasizes the historic mission of Jews to help create a world of peace and justice. The political theology of prophetic Judaism accounts for two enduring features of the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews. They exhibit a cosmopolitan sensibility, advocating on behalf of human rights, humanitarianism, and international law and organizations. They also are suspicious of nationalism--including their own. Contrary to the conventional wisdom that American Jews are natural-born Jewish nationalists, Barnett charts a long history of ambivalence; this ambivalence connects their early rejection of Zionism with the current debate regarding their attachment to Israel. And, Barnett contends, this growing ambivalence also explains the rising popularity of humanitarian and social justice movements among American Jews. Rooted in the understanding of how history shapes a political community's sense of the world, The Star and the Stripes is a bold reading of the past, present, and possible future foreign policies of American Jews--


Melancholy accidents : three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck / Peter Manseau.
Melancholy accidents : three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck / Peter Manseau.


Tried by fire : the story of Christianity's first thousand years / William J. Bennett.
Tried by fire : the story of Christianity's first thousand years / William J. Bennett.


How to be here : a guide to creating a life worth living / Rob Bell.
How to be here : a guide to creating a life worth living / Rob Bell.
New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell shows us how to discover the greatness we were born for, successfully pursue our dreams, find our path, and live confident, fulfilled lives. Rob Bell believes that each of us has a path, a calling--whether it's writing a novel, starting a business, joining a band, or simply becoming a volunteer. But many people are afraid to start on that path. Who are we to do that? Bell counters, Why not you? We need to learn to turn off the internal and external critics and leap. The universe is alive to help us. And we can only discover passion and joy after we take off. Interweaving engaging stories; lessons from Biblical figures; science, art, and business; honest personal experience; and practical advice, he offers invaluable insight on how to silence our critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender the outcome. Combining the practical inspiration of Stephen Pressfield's The War of Art and the warm instructional insight of Annie Lamott's Bird By Bird, Yes, You encourages us to leave boring behind and embrace the fulfilling lives we are meant to have--


Unstuffed : decluttering your home, mind, & soul / Ruth Soukup.
Unstuffed : decluttering your home, mind, & soul / Ruth Soukup.
New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup feels your pain--she has been there too. Through personal stories, Biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire and empower each of us to finally declutter not just our home, but our mind and soul as well. Unstuffed is real, honest, and gets right down to the question we are all facing--how can we take back our lives from the stuff that is weighing us down? ,--Amazon.com.


The informed parent : a science-based resource for your child's first four years / Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham, Ph.D.
The informed parent : a science-based resource for your child's first four years / Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham, Ph.D.
In the era of questionable Internet facts and parental oversharing, it's more important than ever to find credible information on everything from prenatal vitamins to screen time. The good news is that parents and parents-to-be no longer need to rely on an opinionated mother-in-law about whether it's okay to eat sushi in your third trimester, an old college roommate for sleep-training rules, or an online parenting group about how long you should breastfeed (there's a vehement group for every opinion). Credible scientific studies are out there--and they're bottom-lined in this book. The ultimate resource for today's science-minded generation, The Informed Parent was written for readers who prefer facts to friendly advice, and who prefer to make up their own minds, based on the latest findings as well as their own personal preferences. Science writers and parents themselves, authors Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham have sifted through thousands of research studies on dozens of essential topics and distill them in this essential and engaging book. --~The latest scientific research on home birth, breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines, and other key topics--to help parents make their own best-informed decisions. In the era of questionable Internet facts and parental oversharing, it's more important than ever to find credible information on everything from prenatal vitamins to screen time. The good news is that parents and parents-to-be no longer need to rely on an opinionated mother-in-law about whether it's OK to eat sushi in your third trimester, an old college roommate for sleep-training rules, or an online parenting group about how long you should breastfeed (there's a vehement group for every opinion). Credible scientific studies are out there - and they're bottom-lined in this book. The ultimate resource for today's science-minded generation, The Informed Parent was written for readers who prefer facts to friendly advice, and who prefer to make up their own minds, based on the latest findings as well as their own personal preferences. Science writers and parents themselves, authors Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham have sifted through thousands of research studies on dozens of essential topics, and distill them in this essential and engaging book. Topics include: Home birth * Labor induction * Vaginal birth vs. Cesarean birth * Circumcision * Postpartum depression * Breastfeeding * Vaccines * Sleep training * Pacifiers * SIDS * Bed-sharing * Potty training * Childhood obesity * Food sensitivities and allergies * BPA and plastics * GMOs vs. organic foods * The hygiene hypothesis * Spanking * Daycare vs. other childcare options--


Security mom : an unclassified guide to protecting our homeland and your home / Juliette N. Kayyem.
Security mom : an unclassified guide to protecting our homeland and your home / Juliette N. Kayyem.
It's time to put the home back into our homeland. Part prescription and part memoir, this exceptional view of America's security concerns by a leading government Homeland Security advisor, Pulitzer Prize-finalist columnist, CNN analyst and mother of three delivers a message and a plan: security begins at home. Soccer Moms are so last decade. Juliette Kayyem is a Security Mom. A national security expert who worked at the highest levels of government, and also a mom of three, she's lived it all--from the fears of being a target of an anthrax hoax, to the challenges of managing the BP Oil spill, to the more intimate challenges of defeating lice in her children's hair--and now she tells it all. Weaving her personal story of marriage and motherhood into a fast-paced account of managing the nation's most compelling disasters, Juliette recounts the milestones that mark the path of her unpredictable, daring, funny, and ultimately relatable life. In her insider's look at American emergency and disaster management, Juliette distills years of professional experience into smart, manageable guidelines for keeping your family safe in an unpredictable world. From stocking up on coloring books to stashing duplicate copies of valuable papers out of state, Juliette's wisdom does more than just prepare us to survive in an age of mayhem--it empowers us to thrive. Her message, the result of years working where tragedy has thrived, is ultimately positive: starting in our homes, each of us--every mom, dad, aunt, uncle, yes every citizen--has the capacity to build a more resilient nation. Security Mom is an utterly modern tale about the highs and lows of having-it-all parenthood and a candid, sometimes shocking, behind-the-scenes look inside the high-stakes world of national security. Unlike so many in her field who seem invested on terrifying citizens into paralysis, Juliette's motto has always been don't scare, prepare! In her signature refreshing style, Juliette reveals how she came to learn that homeland security is not simply about tragedy and terror; it is about what we can do every day to keep each other strong and safe--


Worth dying for : a Navy SEAL's call to a nation / Rorke Denver and Ellis Henican.
Worth dying for : a Navy SEAL's call to a nation / Rorke Denver and Ellis Henican.
A Navy SEAL commander explores the practical and philosophical questions of heroic service that have emerged about America's past decade at war, from the qualities of heroes and the reasons we fight to how war impacts families and whether or not soldiers can be held accountable for wartime actions,--NoveList.


Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble / Dan Lyons.
Disrupted : my misadventure in the start-up bubble / Dan Lyons.
A memoir of life inside the tech bubble by a writer and co-producer for Silicon Valley describes how, after losing his magazine writing job, he took a position with a tech company rife with cultish millennials, absent bosses, and venture-capital amenities.


Highland knits : knitwear inspired by the Outlander series.
Highland knits : knitwear inspired by the Outlander series.
Inspired by Outlander, the romantic tale of time travel and adventure, Highland Knits is a rustic, yet sophisticated collection of quick-to-knit projects. These 16 simple, enduring designs will have you stylishly covered no matter what place, or time, you call home.


The movie book / Louis Baxter, John Farndon, Kieran Grant, Damon Wise, contributors ; Danny Leigh, consultant editor.
The movie book /  Louis Baxter, John Farndon, Kieran Grant, Damon Wise, contributors ; Danny Leigh, consultant editor.
More than a century after the Lumière brothers made their first movie, the magic of the silver screen refuses to fade. Even silent era classics, such as the futuristic Metropolis, still retain the power to astonish. The talkies introduced new genres-- among them the special-effects blockbuster, first seen in King Kong and reinvented in the 1980s with Steven Spielberg's Jaws-- that continue to inspire and enthrall. In more recent years, technological progress has led to such groundbreaking achievements as Toy Story and Gravity. Including more than 100 of the best movies made, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Boyhood, the book contains highlights taken from every genre and every part of the world-- from neorealism to the New Wave, and from crime thriller to romantic comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi. The Movie Book is the perfect introduction to this fascinating subject, bound to delight and entertain film buffs and new movie audiences alike.


Mother, can you not? : and you thought your mom was nuts ... / Kate Siegel.
Mother, can you not? : and you thought your mom was nuts ... / Kate Siegel.
Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel's essay collection is about life with the woman who redefined the term helicopter mom. There is nothing more wonderful than a mother's love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you're perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and relationship decision you have ever made? No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel--her own mother drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on Instagram. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people were following their daily text exchanges, eager to see what outrageous thing Kate's mom would do next. Now, in Mother, Can You NOT?, Kate pays tribute to the woman whose helicopter parenting may make your mom look like Mother Teresa. If fans think Kate's mom's texts are insane, they will laugh out loud at the anecdotes her daughter shares in this collection. From embarrassing moments (like her mother's surprise early morning visit, catching Kate in bed with her crush) to outrageous stories (such as the time she moved cross country to be near Kate's college) to hilarious mantras (NO STD TEST, YOU WON'T BE GETTING SEXED!), Mother, Can you NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they're ruining them in the process)--


Think big : overcoming obstacles with optimism / Jennifer Arnold, MD, and Bill Klein.
Think big : overcoming obstacles with optimism / Jennifer Arnold, MD, and Bill Klein.
Bestselling authors and stars of TLC's The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages readers to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have faced some big challenges in their lives. On the way to becoming a preeminent neonatologist and a successful entrepreneur--as well as parents and television stars--these two have faced prejudice, medical scares, and the uncertainty of life with special needs children. And even though they have dealt with fear, depression, hopelessness, and the urge to give up, they have found a way to persevere. Now they share their wisdom and encouragement for everyone who is facing their own challenges. Drawn from their most popular speaking presentation, Think Big is the inspirational guide for dreaming big, setting goals, and the steps you need to take to get there. Each section includes heartwarming anecdotes full of grace, humor, and wit plus a never-before-seen look inside their personal and professional lives. They have plenty of stories to tell and their unique approach to encountering life's greatest difficulties will inspire a call to action in all of us--


The mechanical horse : how the bicycle reshaped American life / Margaret Guroff.
The mechanical horse : how the bicycle reshaped American life / Margaret Guroff.


How to see the world : an introduction to images, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more / Nicholas Mirzoeff.
How to see the world : an introduction to images, from self-portraits to selfies, maps to movies, and more / Nicholas Mirzoeff.
In How to See the World, visual culture expert Nicholas Mirzoeff offers a sweeping look at history's most famous images--from Velázquez's Las Meninas to the iconic “Blue Marble”--to contextualize and make sense of today's visual world. Drawing on art history, sociology, semiotics, and everyday experience, he teaches us how to close read everything from astronaut selfies to Impressionist self-portraits, from Hitchcock films to videos taken by drones. Mirzoeff takes us on a journey through visual revolutions in the arts and sciences, from new mapping techniques in the seventeenth century to new painting styles in the eighteenth and the creation of film, photography, and x-rays in the nineteenth century. In today's networked world, mobile technology and social media enable us to exercise “visual activism”--the practice of producing and circulating images to drive political and social change. Whether we are looking at pictures showing the effects of climate change on natural and urban landscapes or an fMRI scan demonstrating neurological addiction, Mirzoeff helps us to find meaning in what we see,--Amazon.com.


The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts / Joshua Hammer.
The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts / Joshua Hammer.
Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city's great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.


Far and away : reporting from the brink of change : seven continents, twenty-five years / Andrew Solomon.
Far and away : reporting from the brink of change : seven continents, twenty-five years / Andrew Solomon.
Psychologist, lecturer and activist Andrew Solomon's essays about places undergoing seismic political and cultural shifts, around the globe and across a generation. A testament to the importance of travel and bearing witness, they encompass South Africa and Brazil, China and Romania, Guatemala and the Solomon Islands, exploring history as it unfolds, largely through the people who are creating and being shaped by it. He learns from former political prisoners, transgender bartenders, rape victims, and shamans. He describes staring down tanks on the barricades in Moscow during the putsch that ended the Soviet Union, being left adrift at the Great Barrier Reef and brought in for questioning in Qaddafi's Libya, and carousing all night in Kabul with musicians finally able to play again after the US invasion drove away the Taliban. Far and Away chronicles a life's journey to the nexus of hope, courage, and the uncertainty of lived experience, while illuminating the development of Solomon's singularly insightful and empathetic worldview. These essays are rooted in intimate, deeply moving stories that reveal and revel in our common humanity.--Adapted from dust jacket.~Essays chronicle the author's activist stint on the Moscow barricades in 1991, his 2002 account of cultural rebirth in post-Taliban Afghanistan, and other stories of profound change.


Callings : the purpose and passion of work / Dave Isay ; with Maya Millett.
Callings : the purpose and passion of work / Dave Isay ; with Maya Millett.


Game of crowns : Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the throne / Christopher Andersen.
Game of crowns : Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the throne / Christopher Andersen.
Biographer Christopher Andersen takes readers behind palace walls to examine the surprising similarities and stark differences among three remarkable women--Queen Elizabeth; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Princess Kate.--Book jacket.


The world's emergency room : the growing threat to doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers / Michael VanRooyen.
The world's emergency room : the growing threat to doctors, nurses, and humanitarian workers / Michael VanRooyen.
Twenty years ago, the most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers was traffic accidents; today, it is violent attacks. And the death of each doctor, nurse, paramedic, midwife, and vaccinator is multiplied untold times in the vulnerable populations deprived of their care. In a 2005 report, the ICRC found that for every soldier killed in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 60 civilians died due to loss of immunizations and other basic health services. The World's Emergency Room: The Growing Threat to Doctors, Nurses, and Humanitarian Workers documents this dangerous trend, demonstrates the urgent need to reverse it, and explores how that can be accomplished. Drawing on VanRooyen's personal experiences and those of his colleagues in international humanitarian medicine, he takes readers into clinics, wards, and field hospitals around the world where medical personnel work with inadequate resources under dangerous conditions to care for civilians imperiled by conflict. VanRooyen undergirds these compelling stories with data and historical context, emphasizing how they imperil the key doctrine of medical neutrality, and what to do about it. --Publisher


The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's u-boats / William Geroux.
The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's u-boats / William Geroux.
One of the indelible images of World War II is of an explosion at sea--a U-boat attack, a ship in flames, and an ocean full of men swimming for their lives. The Mathews Men tells the story of what it was like to be on those ships in an almost unknown epic sea battle that took place just off the coast of America. Its heroes were the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine, celebrated at long last in this book. Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay. Its men had gone to sea for generations, but in 1942, Mathews mariners suddenly found themselves in the crosshairs of a lethal fleet of U-boats. The Germans were determined to sink every American merchant ship they could, to strangle the flow of fuel, arms, and supplies to the Allies. The U.S. Navy initially lacked the inclination and resources to protect the unarmed vessels, and the carnage was staggering. Ships were sometimes torpedoed before the eyes of tourists on American beaches. Nearly every family in tiny Mathews had a personal stake in the U-boat war, and none had a greater one than that of Captain Jesse and Henrietta Hodges and their seven sons. The Hodges family would experience the war from the Gulf of Mexico to the Indian Ocean to the Arctic Circle. Drawing on interviews with the last living Mathews mariners, family records, diaries, letters, and official documents, journalist William Geroux describes how men survived torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys--only to ship out again as soon as they'd returned to safety. Merchant mariners often died terrible deaths, and suffered a higher casualty rate than any branch of the U.S. military except the Marines--but were denied veterans benefits for decades. This is a story of valor without glory, of the men who made sure no Allied invasion force was ever thrown back into the sea for want of supplies or weaponry. Merchant mariners landed at D-Day and delivered the crew of the Enola Gay to the Pacific, and when the war was over, it was Merchant Marine ships that brought the troops home. Geroux evokes in vivid, human detail a war beyond the familiar battlefields and its toll on the families back home. Unrecognized by the government, unheralded in the history books, the achievements and sacrifices of the Merchant Marine have been largely ignored-until now.--Adapted from dust jacket.~One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community's monumental contribution to that effort.


1941 : fighting the shadow war : a divided America in a world at war / Marc Wortman.
1941 : fighting the shadow war : a divided America in a world at war / Marc Wortman.
Describes how Franklin D. Roosevelt quietly used his power and all the tools he had to assist Winston Churchill in fighting the Axis long before the United States' official entry into World War II. --Publisher


Kardashian dynasty / Ian Halperin.
Kardashian dynasty /  Ian Halperin.
Traces the rise of the Kardashian and Jenner families to reality show and tabloid fame, discussing the negative publicity that has overshadowed their recent years while scrutinizing charges of exploitation that have targeted Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian, and Caitlyn Jenner.


The humane economy : how innovators and enlightened consumers are transforming the lives of animals / Wayne Pacelle.
The humane economy : how innovators and enlightened consumers are transforming the lives of animals / Wayne Pacelle.
From the leader of the nation's most powerful animal-protection organization comes a frontline account of how conscience and creativity are driving a revolution in American business that is changing forever how we treat animals and create wealth. Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States reveals how entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEOs, world-class scientists, philanthropists, and a new class of political leaders are driving the burgeoning, unstoppable growth of the humane economy. Every business grounded on animal exploitation, Pacelle argues, is ripe for disruption. Indeed each one of us is, and will be, touched by this far-reaching transformation in food and agriculture; in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and cosmetics industries; in film, television, and live entertainment; in tourism and wildlife management; in the pet trade for dogs and cats and exotic wildlife; and in fur and leather fashions. Collectively it promises to relieve or end the suffering of billions of creatures, while allowing businesses aligned with the best instincts and values of their customers to flourish. Pacelle shows, for instance, how the cruelties of industrial chicken farming are quickly becoming obsolete with a visit to Hampton Creek, the makers of a plant-based egg substitute and the world's fastest-growing food startup ever. Pacelle also recounts the stories of how established companies are joining in this economic transformation: from Petco and PetSmart, which have turned the conventional pet store model on its head by forswearing puppy mill suppliers in favor of shelter dogs; to John Paul Mitchell Systems, the Body Shop, and Lush, which use safe ingredients instead of animal tests for their cosmetics; to major food retailers like Whole Foods, Chipotle, and even Costco and Walmart, which are embracing animal welfare standards that are one by one unwinding the horrors of the factory farm. The Humane Economy is a clarion call to business leaders and to the world's growing animal protection movement; it is equally a warning to the static thinking of animal-use industries and their apologists: Here, in this humane economy, Pacelle argues, human ingenuity meets human virtue, and we discover at last that we can have it both ways--a better world for us and for animals, too.


The low-carb diabetes solution cookbook : prevent and heal type 2 diabetes with 200 ultra low-carb recipes / Dana Carpender.
The low-carb diabetes solution cookbook : prevent and heal type 2 diabetes with 200 ultra low-carb recipes / Dana Carpender.


Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? / Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author.
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? /  Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author.


The touch remedy : hands-on solutions to de-stress your life / Michelle Ebbin.
The touch remedy : hands-on solutions to de-stress your life / Michelle Ebbin.
A fresh, contemporary approach to natural health, which draws on a unique combination of ancient wisdom and cutting edge research,The Touch Remedy is a collection of proven touch therapy solutions to calm and heal every member of the family, from babies to grandparents to pets. Demystifying time-tested touch therapy techniques such as Acupressure, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, among others, Ebbin shares her invaluable insight and provides clear, step-by-step remedies, accompanied by beautiful full-color photos, to relieve a range of physical and emotional stressors, from back pain and headache to anxiety. Her solutions are quick, taking only two-to-three minutes each, and easy, requiring only three steps, and most of the remedies can be done anytime, anywhere, even on the go. --Publisher's description.


Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering / Maurice Isserman.
Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering / Maurice Isserman.
In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were originally seen as obstacles to civilization; over time they came to be viewed as places of redemption and renewal. The White Mountains stirred the transcendentalists; the Rockies and Sierras pulled explorers westward toward Manifest Destiny; Yosemite inspired the early environmental conservationists. Isserman traces the evolving social, cultural, and political roles mountains played in shaping the country. He describes how American mountaineers forged a brotherhood of the rope, modeled on Americas unique democratic self-image that characterized climbing in the years leading up to and immediately following World War II. And he underscores the impact of the postwar rucksack revolution, including the advances in technique and style made by pioneering dirtbag rock climbers.


The elements of pizza : unlocking the secrets to world-class pies at home / Ken Forkish ; photography by Alan Weiner.
The elements of pizza : unlocking the secrets to world-class pies at home / Ken Forkish ; photography by Alan Weiner.


The secret life of the American musical : how Broadway shows are built / Jack Viertel.
The secret life of the American musical : how Broadway shows are built / Jack Viertel.
Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In [this book], Jack Viertel takes them apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next--Dust jacket flap.


It's never too late to begin again : discovering creativity and meaning at midlife and beyond / Julia Cameron with Emma Lively.
It's never too late to begin again : discovering creativity and meaning at midlife and beyond / Julia Cameron with Emma Lively.
Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller The Artist's Way. Now at the age of sixty-five, she shows her contemporaries how retirement can be the most creative and fulfilling stage of life yet. For some, retirement is a day to work toward with anticipation. Others approach retirement with greater ambivalence. While the newfound freedom is exciting and filled with possibility, the idea of retirement can also be very daunting. You are in a unique position to explore yourself and your desires from a place of experience. But the line has been drawn in the sand: The life that you have known has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined. This book is a twelve-week course aimed at defining--and creating--the life you want to have as you redefine--and re-create--yourself. Filled with essays, tools, and exercises to be done alone or in groups, this toolkit will guide and inspire retirees wishing to expand their creativity. This fun, gentle, step-by-step process will help you explore your creative dreams, wishes, and desires--and quickly find that it's never too late to begin anything--


Father Lincoln : the untold story of Abraham Lincoln and his boys--Robert, Eddy, Willie, and Tad / Alan Manning.
Father Lincoln : the untold story of Abraham Lincoln and his boys--Robert, Eddy, Willie, and Tad / Alan Manning.


The gunning of America : business and the making of American gun culture / Pamela Haag.
The gunning of America : business and the making of American gun culture / Pamela Haag.
An acclaimed historian explodes the myth about the 'special relationship' between Americans and their guns, revealing that savvy 19th century businessmen--not gun lovers--created American gun culture--


The Basque book : a love letter in recipes from the kitchen of Txikito / Alexandra Raij with Eder Montero and Rebecca Flint Marx ; photography by Penny De Los Santos.
The Basque book : a love letter in recipes from the kitchen of Txikito / Alexandra Raij with Eder Montero and Rebecca Flint Marx ; photography by Penny De Los Santos.


Heirloom plants : a complete compendium of heritage vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers / Thomas Etty & Lorraine Harrison.
Heirloom plants : a complete compendium of heritage vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers / Thomas Etty & Lorraine Harrison.


Junk : digging through America's love affair with stuff / Alison Stewart.
Junk : digging through America's love affair with stuff / Alison Stewart.
When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents' overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? Why do smart, successful people hold on to old Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, VHS tapes, and books they would likely never reread? Junk details Stewart's three-year investigation into America's stuff. She rides along with junk removal teams like Trash Daddy, Annie Haul, and Junk Vets. She goes backstage to a taping of Antiques Roadshow, and learns what makes for compelling junk-based television with the executive producer of Pawn Stars. And she even investigates the growing problem of space junk--23,000 pieces of manmade debris orbiting the planet at 17,500 MPH, threatening both satellites and human space exploration--~Junk has become ubiquitous in America today. Who doesn't have a basement, attic, closet, or storage unit filled with stuff too good to throw away? Or, more accurately, stuff you think is too good to throw away. When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents' overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? Why do smart, successful people hold on to old Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, VHS tapes, and books they would likely never reread? She discovered she was not alone. Junk details Stewart's three-year investigation into America's stuff, lots and lots and lots of stuff. Stewart rides along with junk removal teams from around the country such as Trash Daddy, Annie Haul, and Junk Vets. She goes backstage to a taping of Antiques Roadshow, and learns what makes for compelling junk-based television with the executive producer of Pawn Stars. And she even investigates the growing problem of space junk--23,000 pieces of manmade debris orbiting the planet at 17,500 mph, threatening both satellites and human space exploration. But it's not all dire. There are creative solutions to America's overburdened consumer culture. Stewart visits with Deron Beal, founder of FreeCycle, an online community of people who would rather give away than throw away their no-longer-needed possessions. She spends a day at a Repair Cafe, where volunteer tinkerers bring new life to broken appliances, toys, and just about anything. Stewart also explores communities of tiny houses without attics and basements in which to stash the owners' trash. Junk is a delightful journey through 250-mile-long yard sales, and packrat dens, both human and rodent, that for most readers will look surprisingly familiar--


Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union / Daniel W. Crofts.
Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union / Daniel W. Crofts.


Wind sprints : shorter essays / Joseph Epstein.
Wind sprints : shorter essays / Joseph Epstein.
The third volume of essays from Axios Press following the much acclaimed Essays in Biography, 2012 and A Literary Education and Other Essays, 2014. It contains 142 short essays, literary sprints rather than marathons. Subjects range from domestic life to current social trends to an appraisal of contemporary nuttiness.


Conversations with classic film stars : interviews from Hollywood's golden era / James Bawden and Ron Miller.
Conversations with classic film stars : interviews from Hollywood's golden era / James Bawden and Ron Miller.
Bawden and Miller present an astonishing collection of rare interviews with the greatest celebrities of Hollywood's golden age. Conducted over the course of more than fifty years, they recount intimate conversations with some of the most famous leading men and women of the era. Each interview takes readers behind the scenes with some of cinema's most iconic stars, as the actors convey unforgettable stories.


The cookies & cups cookbook : 125+ sweet & savory recipes reminding you to always eat dessert first / Shelly Jaronsky.
The cookies & cups cookbook : 125+ sweet & savory recipes reminding you to always eat dessert first / Shelly Jaronsky.
With recipes ranging from the deliciously decadent to the deceptively simple, Jaronsky shows you how to bring her signature style into your own kitchen. A self-described buttercream addict, her book has something for everyone, from the cooking novice to the seasoned chef.~Wildly popular Cookies & Cups blogger Shelly Jaronskys eagerly anticipated cookbook features all-new, mouth-watering, delectable sweet treats 100% guaranteed to make you want to eat dessert first,--Amazon.com.


 

 

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