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Whittling Handbook

Peter Benson · GMC Publications
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

The Whittling Handbook is the perfect introduction to the simple, yet immensely pleasurable, craft of creating attractive objects with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. Whittling is an art form that can be as simple or as complex as you like. This delightful book guides the reader...
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This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason

Mark Molesky · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times.On All Saints' Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring perhaps 9.0 (or higher) on the moment magnitude scale swept furiously from their origin along the Atlantic seabed toward...
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A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives

Kelly Brogan · HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Pages: 1
Format: Audiobook

[Read by Cassandra Campbell] A groundbreaking, science-based, and holistic approach to treating depression -- not as a disease, but as a systemic imbalance -- that will rescue millions of women currently taking pharmaceuticals or considering it. Last year alone thirty million Americans...
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2016 / 2017 ASVAB For Dummies

Rod Powers · For Dummies
Pages: 456
Format: Print book

The bestselling ASVAB For Dummies - expanded and improved for 2016/2017 Are you one of the more than one million students who take the ASVAB every year? ASVAB For Dummies is your ultimate guide to acing the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, with clear explanations, plenty of practice,...
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Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library

Wayne A Wiegand · Oxford University Press
Pages: 331
Format: Print book

Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library...
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Sugar Smart Express: The 21-Day Quick Start Plan to Stop Cravings, Lose Weight, and Still Enjoy the Sweets You Love!

Anne Alexander · Rodale Books
Format: Hardcover

Sugar is everywhere. Once confined to candy, desserts, and the sugar bowl, it has made its way into our peanut butter, bread, tomato sauce, and salad dressing. The average American eats nearly 130 pounds of added sugar a year, and 75 percent of 86,000 foods analyzed in one study contained...
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Trump's War: His Battle for America

MICHAEL SAVAGE · CENTER ST
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Arial; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The wall, taxes, tariffs, deportations, Obamacare, guns, military strength, schools, abortion, religion - what will the new president do? The "Godfather of Trumpmania,"...
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China's Hidden Children: Abandonment, Adoption, and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy

Kay Ann Johnson · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In the thirty-five years since China instituted its One-Child Policy, 120,000 children - mostly girls - have left China through international adoption, including 85,000 to the United States. It's generally assumed that this diaspora is the result of China's approach to population...
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The Eagle Bird: Mapping a New West

Charles F Wilkinson · Pantheon
Pages: 203
Format: Hardcover

A virtual manifesto that defines the ethics of place breaks down the interests and constituencies battling to define the nature of the new American West and offers imaginative, long-term, legal compromises to land-use dilemmas.
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Odes

Sharon Olds · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Following the Pulitzer prize-winning collection Stag's Leap, Sharon Olds gives us a stunning book of odes. Opening with the powerful and tender "Ode to the Hymen," Olds addresses and embodies, in this age-old poetic form, many aspects of love and gender and sexual politics...
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Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day

Joel Selvin · Dey Street Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones' infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic...
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 606
Format: Print book

A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists.Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride...
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Making Waves: My Journey to Winning Olympic Gold and Defeating the East German Doping Program

Shirley Babashoff · Santa Monica Pr Llc
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

During Shirley Babashoff's extraordinary swimming career, she set 37 national records and six world records. Prior to the 1990s, she was the most successful U.S. female Olympian and, in her prime, was widely considered to be the greatest female swimmer on the planet.Heading into the 1976...
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River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope

Naomi Judd · Center St
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease. The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world...
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Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

"Majestic...Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize...Enthralling, masterful, and passionate." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A monumental tribute to a titanic figure." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)...
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