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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

Lisa Wade · W W Norton
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

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...

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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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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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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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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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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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