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Fauna and Family: An Account of the Durrell Family of Corfu

Gerald Durrell · Simon and Schuster
Pages: 219
Format: Book

Gerald Durrell, the distinguished naturalist and founder of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, writes about his adventures with friends (human and Animal) , his family (including his brother Lawrence Durrell) , and a whole army of welcome and unwelcome visitors to the enchanted island...
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By Honor Bound: Two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a Story of Extraordinary Courage

Dick Couch · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor--an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage.Just...
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Batik : traditional textiles of Indonesia : from the Rudolf Smed & Donald Harper Collections

Rudolf G Smend · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. Each fabric has a rich story to tell--as a reflection of the nation's religious beliefs, sophisticated court cultures and cosmopolitan history. The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald...
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Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

Kristi Carlson · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The infamous appetites of the Gilmore Girls are given their due in this fun, unofficial cookbook inspired by the show. Fans will eat up the delicious recipes honoring the chefs who fuel the science-defying metabolisms of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Whether you're a diehard fan or new to the scene,...
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The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way

P J O'Rourke · Pgw
Pages: 263
Format: Hardcover

P.J. O'Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s "underground" newspapers, became editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, then spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world's only trouble spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions,...
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The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Peri Pakroo · NOLO; Eighth Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Every entrepreneur needs The Small Business Start-Up Kit. Want to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here. The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state, quickly and efficiently clearing state and local bureaucratic hurdles...
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The Great Disruption: Competing and Surviving in the Second Wave of the Industrial Revolution

Richard Smith · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The Great Disruption reveals how 3D printing manufacturing will transform the world in the same way that Henry Ford's Model T upended transportation or Gutenberg's printing press started an information revolution. It traces both the impact of this disruption as it rapidly spreads...
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The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

William J Barber II · Beacon Press
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

A modern-day civil rights champion tells the stirring story of how he helped start a movement to bridge America's racial divide. Over the summer of 2013, Rev. William Barber led more than a hundred thousand people at rallies across North Carolina to protest cuts to voting rights and the social...
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This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy

Matthew Karp · Harvard University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

When the United States emerged as a world power in the years before the Civil War, the men who presided over the nation's triumphant territorial and economic expansion were largely southern slaveholders. As presidents, cabinet officers, and diplomats, slaveholding leaders controlled the main...
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Mark Manson · HarperOne
Pages: 212
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy,...
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CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong

Heather Mann · Workman Publishing Company
Format: Print book

Poor Bridgit, who overestimated the size of her head -- her homemade frilly lace shower cap came straight down to her chin. And who can blame Lindsey for thinking "glitter shoes" sounded like a cool, easy project instead of what it turned out to be: a puddle of sparkling glop....
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Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion

Gregg Levoy · Tarcher; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Discover—or rediscover—your passion for life.            What inspires passion in your life? And what defeats it? How do you lose it and how do you get it back? In this exuberant and compelling book, Gregg Levoy, best-selling...
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Five-Plant Gardens: 52 Ways to Grow a Perennial Garden with Just Five Plants

Nancy J. Ondra · Workman Pub Co
Pages: 182
Format: Paperback

Selecting perennial plants can be overwhelming - there are hundreds of choices, and it's difficult to know when your plants will bloom, whether they'll thrive in sunny or shady spots, and which ones will look well together. In Five-Plant Gardens, Nancy Ondra eliminates the guesswork and the stress,...
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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Jeff Hobbs · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets - and of one's own nature - when he returns home.When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University,...
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Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA

E.G. Vallianatos · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 284
Format: Hardcover

Imagine walking into a restaurant and finding chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, or neonicotinoid insecticides listed in the description of your entree. They may not be printed in the menu, but many are in your food.These are a few of the literally millions of pounds of approved synthetic...
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Make Your Kid A Money Genius

Beth Kobliner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life - a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way.Many of us think we can have the "money talk" when...
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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Anand Gopal · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan--and then brought the Taliban back from the deadIn a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught...
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Diet and nutrition sourcebook : basic consumer health information about dietary guidelines, servings and portions, recommended daily nutrient intakes and meal plans, vitamins and supplements, weight loss and maintenance, nutrition for different life stages and medical conditions, and healthy food choices ; along with details about government nutrition support programs, a glossary of nutrition and dietary terms, and a directory of resources for more information.

Omnigraphics Inc. · Omnigraphics
Pages: 600
Format:  Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats

"Provides basic consumer health information about nutrition through the lifespan including facts about dietary guidelines and eating plans, weight control, and related medical concerns. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--
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The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great & Small and Why They Matter

Richard Girling · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

Taking as its narrative engine the hunt for an animal that is legendarily rare, Richard Girling writes an engaging and highly informative history of humankind's interest in hunting and collecting - what prompts us to do this? what good might come of our need to catalog all the living...
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Virgil Thomson: The State of Music & Other Writings: Library of America #277

Virgil Thomson · Library Of America
Pages: 1100
Format: Print book

An unprecedented collection of polemical and autobiographical writings by America's greatest composer-critic. Following on the critically acclaimed 2014 edition of Virgil Thomson's collected newspaper music criticism, The Library of America and Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic...
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The Butler's Child: An Autobiography

Lewis Steel · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Butler's Child is the personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer. Lewis M. Steel explores why he, a privileged white man, devoted his life to seeking racial progress in often uncomprehending...
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The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition

Princeton Review · Princeton Review
Format: Book

What Makes THE BEST 380 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide?Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best 380 Colleges provides the facts and information needed to make a smart decision about which of the country's best...
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The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words

Raymond Chandler · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandlers life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry...
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The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection

Michael Harris · Current
Format: Hardcover

Soon enough nobody will remember life before the Internet What does this unavoidable fact mean For future generations it wont mean anything very obvious They will be so immersed in online life that questions about the Internets basic purpose or meaning will vanish But those of us who have...
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Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

Antonio Garcia Martinez · Harpercollins
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Liar's Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent exposé of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager and startup founder/CEO.The reality is, Silicon Valley capitalism is very simple:Investors...
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The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

David Sax · PublicAffairs
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

One of Michiko Kakutani's (New York Times) top ten books of 2016A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from...
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All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

Matt Bai · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

An NPR Best Book of the YearIn May 1987, Colorado Senator Gary Hart - a dashing, reform-minded Democrat - seemed a lock for the party's presidential nomination and led George H. W. Bush by double digits in the polls. Then, in one tumultuous week, rumors of marital infidelity and a newspaper's...
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They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

Doug Harvey · Gallery Books
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes, blood feuds, benches-clearing brawls, and managers'...
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James and Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple

Bruce Chadwick · Prometheus Books
Pages: 450
Format: Hardcover

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America's first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources, historian Bruce Chadwick has been able to reconstruct the details of the Madisons'...
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A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand

Philip Short · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 620
Format: Hardcover

The man who changed the course of modern FranceIn 1981, François Mitterrand became France's first popularly elected socialist president. By the time he completed his mandate, he had led the country for 14 years, longer than any other French head of state in modern times. Mitterrand...
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A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George III

Janice Hadlow · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

The Times Best Books of the Year * The Sunday Times Best Books of the Year The New Statesman Book of the Year selection by Lucy Hughes-Hallett BBC History Magazine Book of the Year selection by Helen Rappaport"A masterpiece . . . . [T]his heartbreaking narrative of family dysfunction...
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Cosmic Menagerie: A Visual Journey Through the Universe

Mark A Garlick · Sterling, 2014. ©2013
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Prepare for a unique, up-close look at our endlessly fascinating universe, led by astrophysicist and popular science author Dr. Mark Garlick. From tiny stellar corpses to red supergiants, he explains, categorizes, and illustrates every major type of star, planet, galaxy, and nebula. But what...
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Favorite Cookies: More than 40 Recipes for Iconic Treats

Williams Sonoma · Weldon Owen
Pages: 104
Format: Hardcover

This comprehensive collection of over 3 dozen cookie recipes provides all the much-loved classics, along with tips and variations on how to make them unique. The beautifully photographed volume will feature recipes for holiday and gift giving, but will also include drop cookies, bars &...
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The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense

Daniel Menaker · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Inspired by his tenure at The New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins. During his time at The New Yorker, Daniel Menaker happened...
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Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Richard Brookhiser · Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition
Format: Hardcover

Argues that the sixteenth president of the United States was inspired by the Founding Fathers of the nation and struggled to carry on their work throughout his career.
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Duel for the Crown: Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing's Greatest Rivalry

Linda Carroll · Gallery Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined...
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Richard III: England's Black Legend

Desmond Seward · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

With the recent discovery of Richard IIIs remains, a newly-revised edition of the celebrated biography of Englands most notorious king. With the victory of Henry Tudor, the usurping dynasty made an effort to besmirch the last Plantagenetxs reputation, and some historians claim that Richardxs...
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Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain

Frances Mccall Rosenbluth · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Peace, many would agree, is a goal that democratic nations should strive to achieve. But is democracy, in fact, dependent on war to survive? Considering this question, two of our most celebrated political scientists trace the shocking ways in which governments have mobilized armies since...
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Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don't Believe

Tom Krattenmaker · Convergent
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

An award-winning USA Today columnist makes the case for how a Jesus freed from religion and politics meets the need for meaning and purpose in secular America. Tom Krattenmaker is part of a growing conversation centered at Yale University that acknowledges - and seeks to address...
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A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf

James R. Hansen · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of modern golf’s foremost architect from the New York Times bestselling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong  Robert Trent Jones was the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century and became the archetypical...
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Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the '90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion

Maureen Callahan · Touchstone; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

A glittering history of fashion in the 1990s, told through the lives of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen—the three iconic personalities who defined the time. The 1950s had rock n roll and the 60s had the Beats. In the 70s and 80s, it was punk rock and modern art. But for the 1990s,...
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Crocheted Pillows

Susie Johns · Search Press
Format: Book

With 26 modern, colorful and creative designs to choose from, this inspiring title is the only crocheted cushion book youll ever need. Featuring a vibrant range of designs with bobbles, ruffles, stripes and granny squares, in shapes ranging from circles and rectangles to hearts, owls and chickens,...
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Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life

David R Dow · Twelve, 2014.
Pages: 273
Format: Print book

"Every life is different, but every death is the same. We live with others. We die alone." In his riveting, artfully written memoir The Autobiography of an Execution, David Dow enraptured readers with a searing and frank exploration of his work defending inmates on death row....
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The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America

Edward Offley · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group,
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in the sun at Virginia Beach, two massive fireballs erupted just offshore from a convoy of oil tankers steaming into Chesapeake Bay. While men, women, and children gaped from the shore, two damaged oil tankers fell out of line and began...
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40 Great Glass Fusing Projects

Lynn Haunstein · Stackpole Books
Format: Book

Whether you are new to glass fusing or a veteran glass crafter, you will find fresh ideas in this book. Information on fusing glass compatibility, firing schedules, and fusing materials is presented for fusers with minimal experience. More advanced techniques and components are included...
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Garden Birds: How to Attract Birds to Your Garden

Noble S. Proctor · Rodale Pr
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

* Features 100 of the most popular American garden birds* Expert advice on how to make your garden more attractive to birds* Useful tips for backyard bird watchers-- each bird's favorite foods, nesting habits, and distinctive markings* Gorgeous illustrations bring each bird to life ...
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Trump and Me

Mark Singer · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race - in a press conference attended by paid actors, in which he slandered Mexican immigrants - he has dominated headlines, becoming the unrestrained id at the center of one of the most bizarre and alarming elections in American history.It...
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The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran

Andrew Scott Cooper · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah, Iranian revolutionaries and US officials from the Carter administrationIn this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth...
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The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat

Kathie Madonna Swift · Hudson Street Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The microbiome is about to be the hottest thing in health. New research, for example, shows that lean people have different gut bacteria than heavier people.The Swift Diet will be the first to show women how they can tap into that research to lose weight permanently by eating to change...
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The Keys

DJ Khaled. · Crown Archetype
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Finally, the book They don't want you to read is here - The Keys will reveal DJ Khaled's philosophy for success, featuring stories from his own life as he breaks down all of the major keys, including: "The key is to weather the storm. It's gonna rain some days. That's how it is."...
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Persian Painting

Sheila R Canby · Interlink Pub Group
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Jewel-like colors, rich patterns, precise execution and virtuoso draftmanship characterize the best of Persian miniature painting: the perfect realization of an ideal world. <P>This fully illustrated book provides a concise account of Persian painting from about 1300 to 1900. Beginning...
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The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning

Alicia Silverstone · St Martins Pr
Pages: 354
Format: Paperback

When did making babies get to be so hard? Infertility is on the rise globally, affecting as many as one in six couples. But instead of considering diet and lifestyle factors, doctors pump their patients full of expensive and invasive fertility treatments. Once pregnant, women just accept...
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The Global Art Compass

Alistair Hicks · Thames & Hudson; 1 edition
Format: Book

A highly original, wide-ranging, and judiciously illustrated exploration of an increasingly global art scene In the past, writers and critics such as Goethe, Ruskin, and Clement Greenberg perpetuated particular ideas about art and even dictated these ideas to the artists themselves. Today,...
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Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Douglas Stone · Viking
Pages: 348
Format: Print book

The coauthors of the New York Times-bestselling Difficult Conversations take on the toughest topic of all: how we see ourselvesDouglas Stone and Sheila Heen have spent the past fifteen years working with corporations, nonprofits, governments, and families to determine what helps us learn...
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The Baby Book: Pregnancy, birth, baby & childcare from 0 to 3

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · DK Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Now available in paperback, The Baby Book is a guide to caring for your child - from pregnancy through age three - that celebrates the joy of being pregnant and of being a parent.Affirmative, encouraging, and practical, The Baby Book provides everything you need to know as a parent...
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Billy Joel

Fred Schruers · Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legendIn Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island...
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Utopia is creepy : and other provocations

Nicholas Carr · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

With a razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy offers...
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The World of PostSecret

Frank Warren · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerAn addictive collection of new full-color postcard secrets and app secrets from the author of the smash the 1 New York Times bestselling PostSecret books—with more secrets than any previous PostSecret book!A decade ago, Frank Warren began a community art project...
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The People of Ireland, 1600-1699: Part One

Kit Dobson · Clearfield
Format: Paperback

This work draws on primary sources, such as published government records, together with references found in Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch archives. The single most important source used in this work are the many volumes of the published Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland....
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Ham: Slices of a Life: Essays and Stories

Sam Harris · Gallery Books
Pages: 290
Format: Hardcover

ham (noun) [hæm] 1 the hind leg of a hog, salted, smoked, and cured 2 second son of Noah 3 somebody who performs in an exaggerated showy style -always hamming it up Just when you thought you knew everything about ham, you discover that ham is also: 4 a reason to laugh about everyday...
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True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Kati Marton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This astonishing real-life spy thriller, filled with danger, misplaced loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and pure evil, with a plot twist worthy of John le Carré, is relevant today as a tale of fanaticism and the lengths it takes us to.True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, an American...
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Jackson, 1964 : and other dispatches from fifty years of reporting on race in America

Calvin Trillin · Random House
Pages: 275
Format:  Print book : English : First edition

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South....
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The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power

Joseph Turow · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

A revealing and surprising look at the ways that aggressive consumer advertising and tracking, already pervasive online, are coming to a retail store near you By one expert's prediction, within twenty years half of Americans will have body implants that tell retailers how they feel about...
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting and Keeping Your Benefits

David A. Morton III · NOLO; Seventh Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and get the most assistance from the system Learn how to match the medical details of your disability to existing regulations to make sure you qualify for the benefits you're due when you apply....
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Salt: The Essential Guide to Cooking with the Most Important Ingredient in Your Kitchen

Leslie Bilderback · Griffin
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Salt has been an essential dining element since the invention of the kitchen table. But today, specialty salts come in a vast variety of forms and flavors. Smokey salts, salts infused with clay or charcoal, herby and spicy salts, salt with extra umami or a hint of sugar are being added...
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Northmen: The Viking Saga AD 793-1241

John Haywood · Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings -- a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom. In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in longships. Though they held sway in the north, their power...
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Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers

Michael Gross · Atria Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In this rollicking account of fashion photography's golden age, the New York Times bestselling author of Model and House of Outrageous Fortune, Michael Gross, brings to life the wild genius, ego, passion, and antics of the men (and a few women) behind the camera.Before Instagram was an art form,...
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Good luck have fun : the rise of eSports

Roland Li · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 268
Format: Print book

A Close-Up Look at the Global Phenomenon of Competitive Video GamingEsports is one of the fastest growing - and most cutthroat - industries in the world. A confluence of technology, culture, and determination has made this possible. Players around the world compete for millions of dollars...
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Organic Hobby Farming: A Practical Guide to Earth-Friendly Farming in Any Space

Andy Tomolonis · i5 Press
Format: Book

In Organic Hobby Farming, Andy Tomolonis, a longtime organic gardener, part-time hobby farmer, and award-winning Boston-area journalist, strips down the concept of “organic” and explains why natural farming has emerged as the healthiest and most viable method of growing for hobby...
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The Complete Running and Marathon Book

DK Publishing · Dorling Kindersley
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

For anyone interested in running - from beginners to those looking to improve their techniques or preparing for their first marathon - The Complete Running and Marathon Book includes a comprehensive range of programs for all aspects of training. Ideal for runners, personal trainers,...
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Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism

Betsy Greer · Arsenal Pulp Press

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their...
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The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet: The 150 Most Delicious, Most Nutritious, 100% Vegan Recipes for the World’s Healthiest Drink

Tracy Russell · BenBella Books
Format: Paperback

Indulge in these easy, delicious recipes and discover the incredible health benefits of green smoothies!IncredibleSmoothies.com founder Tracy Russell tried just about every fad diet and expensive “superfood” supplement out there, with negligible results. It wasn’t until...
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This Brave New World: India, China and the United States

Anja Manuel · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world's indispensable powers - whether they rise peacefully or not. During that time, Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. Both...
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Strength Training for Fat Loss

Nick Tumminello · Human Kinetics; 1 edition
Format: Print book

No fads, gimmicks, or miracle claims. Just science-based programming, sensible strategies, and the results you desire. In Strength Training for Fat Loss, Nick Tumminello, renowned trainer and innovator in the field of human performance, explains how to use the 3 Cs of metabolic strength...
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Complete Ayurveda Workbook: A Practical Approach to Achieving Health and Wellbeing with Ayurveda

Anna Selby · Collins & Brown; Wkb Rep edition
Format: Paperback

Find the path to health and harmony. Anna Selby, in conjunction with the European Ayurveda Health Spa, has created a highly practical ayurveda workbook that translates this ancient holistic system for our hectic, modern times. She explains the principles of ayurveda, helps you identify...
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Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor · University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Americans have long regarded the freedom of travel a central tenet of citizenship. Yet, in the United States, freedom of movement has historically been a right reserved for whites. In this book, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor shows that African Americans fought obstructions to their mobility...
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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Dalai Lama · Avery
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

An instant New York Times bestsellerTwo spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships...
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My Modern American Table: Recipes for Inspired Home Cooks

MASTERCHEF WINNER. · Abrams
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Viewers fell in love with Shaun O'Neale on Season 7 of MasterChef. In his debut cookbook, O'Neale presents his take on modern American cuisine with international influences. It's experimental, it's edgy, and it's full of big flavors. This book is not your average home...
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Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light

Bettina Gilois · Weinstein Books
Format: Hardcover

The unbelievable true story of artist Thomas Kinkade, self-described Painter of Light, and the dramatic rise  and fall  of his billion-dollar gallery and licensing business.,
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Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America

C. Nicole Mason · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life... So begins Born Bright, C. Nicole...
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True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

James Renner · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave...
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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power

Robert A. Caro · Alfred A. Knopf; 1st ed edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal...
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Underwater Puppies

Seth Casteel · Little, Brown
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author and photographer Seth Casteel's follow-up to the phenomenal Underwater Dogs -- now with puppies.The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater...
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What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone

Christopher Kennedy Lawford · Benbella Books
Pages: 212
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book, What Addicts Know, this time framing the discussion in an entirely new way - the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven't battled addiction.For too long, society...
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The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity

Nick Bantock · Penguin Group
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The act of creating art, in all its forms, offers us a path to our souls. But the path can be confusing, and getting lost along the way is inevitable. However, maybe that's the point.In The Trickster's Hat, bestselling author of the Griffin & Sabine cycle Nick Bantock invites...
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Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

William Shatner · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes...
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Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries

Andy Cohen · Henry Holt
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The star-studded and sidesplitting follow up to The Andy Cohen DiariesThe megapopular host of Watch What Happens: Live and executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night. Since the publication...
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The Business Book

DK Publishing · DK
Format: Hardcover

Packed with innovative graphics and simple explanations of business concepts, from managing risk and alternative business models to effective leadership and thinking outside the box, The Business Book covers every facet of business management. Big ideas make great business thinkers and leaders....
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Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

Robert Beachy · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented examination of the ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity.Known already in the 1850s for the friendly company of its warm...
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The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

J. J. Pursell · Timber Press (OR)
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Plant-based medicines offer many healing possibilities for the body, mind, and spirit. In this holistic guide, naturopath J. J. Pursell provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and how to use them safely. Incorporating traditional...
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Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity

Matthew Paul Turner · Jericho Books
Format: Hardcover

Americans love God. We stamp God on our money, our bumper stickers, and our bodies. With a church on nearly every street, it's hard to deny our country's deep connection with the divine. Yet culture critic Matthew Paul Turner says that God didn't just change America-America...
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Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines

Stuart Shea · University Of Chicago Press; Revised edition
Format: Paperback

In spring 1914, a new ballpark opened in Chicago. Hastily constructed after epic political maneuvering around Chicago’s and organized baseball’s hierarchies, the new Weeghman Park (named after its builder, fast-food magnate Charley Weeghman) was home to the Federal League’s...
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Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore

Jay Sekulow · Howard Books; annotated edition edition
Format: Print book

THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON ISISJay Sekulow, one of Americas most influential attorneys, closely examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how, if left undefeated, their existence could unleash a genocide of historic proportions.Recently,...
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Lillian Hellman: An Imperious Life

Dorothy Gallagher · Yale University Press
Pages: 171
Format: Hardcover

Glamorous, talented, audacious - Lillian Hellman knew everyone, did everything, had been everywhere. By the age of twenty-nine she had written The Children's Hour, the first of four hit Broadway plays, and soon she was considered a member of America's first rank of dramatists, a position...
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George Washington's Secret Spy War: The Making of America's First Spymaster

John A Nagy · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

George Washington was America's first spymaster, and his skill as a spymaster won the war for independence.George Washington's Secret Spy War is the untold story of how George Washington took a disorderly, ill-equipped rabble and defeated the best trained and best equipped army of its day in the Revolutionary...
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George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation

T H Breen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This is George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist.T.H. Breen introduces us to a George Washington we rarely meet. During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill the Revolution was to take the new federal government directly to the people....
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Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball

Onaje X O Woodbine · Columbia University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

J-Rod moves like a small battle tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. "I play just like my father," he says. "Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I'm a problem." Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring...
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Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

Reese Erlich · Prometheus Books
Format: Hardcover

Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better...
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If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children

Gregg Olsen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

In If I Can't Have You, bestselling author Gregg Olsen and co-author Rebecca Morris investigate one of the 21st Century's most puzzling disappearances and how it resulted in the murder of two children by their father.Every once in a great while a genuine murder mystery unfolds before the eyes...
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Big bad breakfast : the most important book of the day

John Currence · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

From the James Beard Award winner, Top Chef Masters contestant, and acclaimed author comes this fun, festive, and highly caffeinated ode to the joys and rituals of the Southern breakfast, with over 125 recipes inspired by the author's popular restaurant in Oxford, Mississippi.John Currence...
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The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved

Christopher Andersen · Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys - including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and the night of his tragic death.Critically acclaimed author Christopher Andersen is a master...
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Apocrypha Now!

Mark Russell · Top Shelf Productions
Pages: 196
Format: Print book

Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler's faithful-yet-irreverent approach to the Bible made their book GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU a modern cult classic. Now, by popular demand, they turn their attention to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha,...
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Resident On Call: A Doctor's Reflections on His First Years at Mass General

Scott A. Rivkees · Lyons Press; First edition
Format: Book

In turn heartbreaking, irreverent, moving - and at times raucously humorous - one of the nation's leading pediatric researchers recounts his first years as a newly minted, stuggling, and insecure doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. A graduate of a state university medical...
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The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Susan Pinker · Spiegel & Grau
Format: Hardcover

In her surprising, entertaining, and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity. From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face...
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Germany

Otto Zierer · Leon Amiel
Pages: 125
Format: Hardcover

A Concise Illustrated History of Germany
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Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy

Kathryn Miles · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded—a hurricane like no otherThe sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storms...
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Staking Claims to a Continent: John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the Making of North America

James Laxer · House of Anansi Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Three political leaders presided over the reshaping of the North American continent during the fiery 1860s. Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln were both born in Kentucky, Davis in June 1808 and Lincoln the following February. John A. Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in January...
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School of Fish

Ben Pollinger · Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed executive chef of a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant comes a comprehensive, beautifully designed guide to cooking fish, for home cooks of all skill levels.School of Fish is an all-encompassing culinary education in one handy—not to mention gorgeously photographed—cookbook....
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You'll Grow Out of It

Jessi Klein · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

PEOPLE'S BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR! ONE OF NEW YORK TIMES' NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016!INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman. As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein...
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You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station

Chris Hadfield · Little, Brown
Format: Hardcover

Divided by continent, YOU ARE HERE represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour -- surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful -- is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity. In the spirit of his bestselling An Astronaut's...
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Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home

Marcus Samuelsson · Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author unwinds at home, sharing 150 relaxed, multicultural dishes
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Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives

Gary Younge · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

On an average day in America, seven young people, aged nineteen or under, will be shot dead.In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost on one random day - November 23, 2013. Ten children died that day. From Jaiden...
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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

Lisa Wade · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory account of the new culture of sex that has come to dominate the American college experience.The hookup is now part of college life. Yet the drunken encounter we always hear about tells only a fraction of the story. Rising above misinformation and moralizing, Lisa Wade offers...
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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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Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi

Kenneth R. Timmerman · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi to answer the questions: what really happened - and why?We know the Obama administration's story, of a demonstration caused by an Internet movie that went out of control. But what actually...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....
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Live to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way

Michael Psilakis · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The acclaimed chef and author of How to Roast a Lamb offers a simple strategy for healthy cooking, highlighting the ease, deliciousness, and proven benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Doctors have extolled the virtues of the Mediterranean diet for decades, but no chef has given home cooks...
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The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court

Anna Whitelock · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 462
Format: Hardcover

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfugeQueen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay her bedchamber, closely guarded by the favored...
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Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life

Christine Hassler · New World Library; First Edition, First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel accomplished, in control, and on track. But when life does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover.Expectation Hangovers happen when a desired result is not met, an outcome is achieved...
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Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states

Maria Goodavage · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever...
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Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange-- How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos

Robert Hofler · It Books
Format: Hardcover

After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosionThe six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth to what we still consider to be the height...
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Edomae Sushi: Art, Tradition, Simplicity

Kikuo Shimizu · Kodansha International
Pages: 110
Format: Book

"Edomae" means "in front of Edo," the old name of Japan's capital city. In 19th-century Edo, which was as busy and bustling as today's Tokyo, workers in search of quick, nutritious meals favored sushi made from freshly-caught fish and vinegar-seasoned rice. Over...
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Seeds on Ice: Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault

Cary Fowler · Easton Studio Pr
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

The remarkable story of the Global Seed Vault - and the valiant effort to save the past and the future of agricultureCloser to the North Pole than to the Arctic Circle, on an island in a remote Norwegian archipelago, lies a vast global seed bank buried within a frozen mountain. At the end of a 130-meter...
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100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks: Easy Recipes For Natural Energy & Weight Control the

Emily von Euw · Page Street Publishing
Format: Book

Standout Healthy and Satisfying Juices, Smoothies and SnacksJuices and smoothies are packed with the vitamins and nutrients you need to nourish your body. And Emily von Euw, creator of thisrawsomeveganlife.com, has recipes that are so delicious you'll be drinking to your health every...
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All or Nothing: One Chef's Appetite for the Extreme

Jesse Schenker · Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover

Blending Kitchen Confidential, Blood, Bones & Butter, and Breaking Bad, a culinary memoir that illuminates the highs and lows of addiction, anxiety, and ambition in the world of haute cuisine. Thirty-one-year-old Jesse Schenker has rocketed to the top of the culinary world. An Iron...
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Messi: su asombrosa historia

Michael Part · Urano
Format: Book

La cautivante historia de la leyenda del futbol Lionel Messi, desde su primer toque a los cinco anos en las calles de Rosario, Argentina, hasta su primer gol en el Camp Nou en Barcelona, Espana. La Pulga cuenta la asombrosa historia de un nino que nacio para jugar el lindo deporte y destinado...
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One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

Alan Paul · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 438
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Best seller!One Way Out is the powerful biography of The Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth...
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I'm Just a Person

Tig Notaro · Ecco
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

One of America's most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany.In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother...
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The Autoimmune Fix: How to Stop the Hidden Autoimmune Damage That Keeps You Sick, Fat, and Tired Before It Turns Into Disease

Tom O'Bryan · Rodale Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Do you have crud in the blood?Millions of people suffer from autoimmunity whether they know it or not. The root cause of most weight gain, brain and mood problems, and fatigue, autoimmunity can take years -- or even decades -- for symptoms and a clear diagnosis to arise. Through years of research,...
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Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking

Joy E Stocke · Burgess Lea Pr
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Based on the memoir Anatolian Days and Nights, Tree of Life presents 100 accessible recipes inspired by Turkish food traditions found in the authors' travels. When Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner first met on the balcony of a guesthouse in a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast,...
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Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America

Howard Blum · HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Pages: 474
Format: Hardcover

Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum's gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American...
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The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

Molly McCully Brown · Persea
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

Harrowing poems from a dark corner of American history by the winner of the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry. Haunted by the voices of those committed to the notorious Virginia State Colony, epicenter of the American eugenics movement in the first half of the twentieth century,...
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Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Carol S Steiker · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 390
Format: Print book

Unique among Western democracies in refusing to eradicate the death penalty, the United States has attempted instead to reform and rationalize state death penalty practices through federal constitutional law. Courting Death traces the unusual and distinctive history of top-down judicial...
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Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!

Elie Tarrab · Imagine
Format: Hardcover

No matter how it’s prepared—in a Chocolate Lava Cake or a bite-sized Orange Liqueur Praline —nothing says decadence like chocolate. For anyone who can’t get enough of this most delicious of all ingredients—and that’s EVERYONE, of course—this cookbook...
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Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror

W. Scott Poole · Soft Skull Press
Format: Print book

The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles...
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Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Season 3 & 4

C.A. Taylor · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

Each episode of HBOs Game of Thrones draws millions of obsessed viewers who revel in the shocking plot twists award-winning performances and gorgeously rendered fantasy world This official companion book reveals what it takes to translate George R R Martins bestselling series into a wildly...
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The DIY Pantry: 30 Minutes to Healthy, Homemade Food

Kresha Faber · Adams Media, a division of F W Media, Inc.
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

All-natural pantry staples for just pennies a serving!With The DIY Pantry, you can break free from processed foods and learn to make healthy, delicious meals without spending hours in the kitchen or breaking the bank. From artisan breads and aromatic seasonings to irresistible treats like...
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Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States

Carl A Zimring · New York University Press
Pages: 288
Format: eBook

When Joe Biden attempted to compliment Barack Obama by calling him "clean and articulate," he unwittingly tapped into one of the most destructive racial stereotypes in American history. This book tells the history of the corrosive idea that whites are clean and those who are not white...
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The Woman I Wanted to Be

Diane von Furstenberg · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business: "It's so good, you'll want to take notes" (People) .Diane...
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The Rolling Stones All the Songs The Story Behind Every Track

Philippe Margotin · Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Pages: 704
Format: Print book

Comprehensive visual history of the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" as told through the recording of their monumental catalog, including 29 studio and 24 compilation albums, and more than a hundred singles. Since 1963, The Rolling Stones have been recording and touring,...
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1000 Juices, Green Drinks and Smoothies

Deborah Gray · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

An informative and appealing full-color guide for new and devoted juicers alike. 1000 Juices, Green Drinks and Smoothies is the ultimate guide to juicing, with 100 foundation juices and 900 variations. It provides all of the essential information on equipment, fruit and vegetable ingredients...
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Radiant Truths: Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and Other Essays on American Belief

Jeff Sharlet · Yale University Press,
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

Beginning with Walt Whitman singing hymns at a wounded soldier's bedside during the Civil War, this surprising and vivid anthology ranges straight through to the twenty-first century to end with Francine Prose crying tears of complicated joy at the sight of Whitman's words in Zuccotti...
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Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir

Mark Gevisser · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author's fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressionsLost and Found in Johannesburg begins with a transgression -- the armed invasion of a private home in the South African city of Mark Gevisser's birth. But far more than...
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Cooking with Fire: From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking

Paula Marcoux · Storey Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Cooking with live fire goes way beyond the barbecue grill. Rediscover the pleasures of a variety of unconventional techniques, from roasting pork on a spit to baking bread in ashes, searing fish on a griddle, roasting vegetables in a fireplace, making soup in a cast-iron pot, baking pizza...
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Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs

Pearl Cleage · Pocket Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit, but there was a time when such stellar success seemed like a dream. In this revelatory and deeply personal work,...
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The Third War

Jay Solomon · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

For readers of Steve Coll's Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower comes a riveting, deeply reported exploration of the decades-long power struggle between Iran and the United States that led to a historic - and potentially disastrous - nuclear deal. For more than a decade,...
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Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950

Scott Simkus · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 309
Format: Hardcover

Outsider Baseball is the story of a forgotten world, where independent professional ball clubs zig-zagged across America, plying their trade in big cities and small villages alike. Included among the former and future major leaguers were mercenaries, scalawags, and outcasts. This is where...
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A Letter to My Cat: Notes to Our Best Friends

Lisa Erspamer · Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

The follow-up to A Letter to My Dog takes on cats with celebrities writing letters of love and gratitude to their beloved pet felinesAlluring elusive mysteriousmdashthe cats in our lives are not always easy to get to know But as with all pets they have unique personalities and stories to tell...
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A World Of Movies: 70 years of Film History

Richard Lawton · Bonanza Books
Pages: 383
Format: Book

Big book of movie history - lots of photos!
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