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The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History

Tonio Andrade · Princeton University Press
Pages: 448
Format: eBook

The Chinese invented gunpowder and began exploring its military uses as early as the 900s, four centuries before the technology passed to the West. But by the early 1800s, China had fallen so far behind the West in gunpowder warfare that it was easily defeated by Britain in the Opium War of 1839-42....
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Hearth: A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place

Annick Smith · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

A multicultural anthology, edited by Susan O'Connor and Annick Smith, about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world. A hearth is many things: a place for solitude; a source of identity; something we make and share with others; a history of ourselves...
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The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion

Richard Gillis · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The War on the Shore, the Battle of Brookline, the Miracle of Medinah--the Ryder Cup inspires such nicknames, and is golf's version of an all-star game and one of international sports' most intense, high-profile tournaments. For almost ninety years, the biennial men's golf competition...
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Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets

Al Ramadan
Format: Print book

The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design.Winning today isn't about beating the competition at the old game. It's about inventing a whole new game - d
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A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer

Mary Elizabeth Williams · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

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....
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The Selling of the Babe: The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend

Glenn Stout · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

The complete story surrounding the most famous and significant player transaction in professional sports. The sale of Babe Ruth by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919 is one of the pivotal moments in baseball history, changing the fortunes of two of baseball's most storied...
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Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

Jo Marchant · Crown Publishers
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

A New York Times BestsellerA rigorous, skeptical, deeply reported look at the new science behind the mind's surprising ability to heal the bodyHave you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident? Salivated at the sight (or thought) of a sour lemon? Felt turned...
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The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young

Somini Sengupta · W W Norton, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A penetrating, personal look at contemporary India -- the world's largest democracy at a moment of transition.Somini Sengupta emigrated from Calcutta to California as a young child in 1975. Returning thirty years later as the bureau chief for The New York Times, she found a vastly different...
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The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001 - 2019: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN. · America's Test Kitchen
Pages: 1040
Format: Hardcover

This lively collection includes every recipe from all 19 seasons of the hit TV show with more than 1,200 foolproof recipes and dozens of tips and techniques. Learn what happens in the test kitchen before and during filming the show.All your new favorites are here--from Chinese Pork Dumplings...
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National Geographic The Old West

Stephen G. Hyslop · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Lewis and Clark's epic 1803 expedition to the showmanship of Buffalo Bill, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing tales of tragedy and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with vivid photographs and intricate maps, The Old West is the definitive history of a time...
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Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

Anne Lamott · Riverhead Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it."Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book,...
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Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life

J. Christopher Schutz · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 175
Format: Hardcover

Jackie Robinson's story is not only a compelling drama of heroism, but also as a template of the African American freedom struggle. A towering athletic talent, Robinson's greater impact was on preparing the way for the civil rights reform wave following WWII. But Robinson's story has always...
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Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations

Aude Grouard de Tocqueville · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 142
Format: Print book

Like humans, cities are mortal. They are born, they thrive, and they eventually die. In Atlas of Lost Cities, Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable places as Pompeii, Teotihuac√°n, and Angkor. She also details the less well known places,...
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Cacti and Succulents Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of More Than 140 Common Species and Varieties

GIDEON F SMITH · CompanionHouse Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, this book provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common species and varieties, including their ideal...
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Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do

John A Bargh · Touchstone
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Dr. John Bargh, the world's leading expert on the unconscious mind, presents a groundbreaking book, twenty years in the making, which gives us an entirely new understanding of the hidden mental processes that secretly govern every aspect of our behavior.For more than three decades, Dr. John...
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