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Stranger things

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Stranger Things - 2018

by Gina McIntyre

Summary: When the first season of Stranger Things debuted on Netflix in the summer of 2016, the show struck a nerve with millions of viewers worldwide and received broad critical acclaim. The series has gone on to win six Emmy Awards, but its success was driven more than anything by word of mouth, resonating across generations. Viewers feel personal connections to the characters. Now fans can immerse themselves in the world -- or worlds -- of Hawkins, Indiana, like never before.

Genres: Nonfiction • Performing Arts

The vegan 8

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The Vegan 8 - 2018

by Brandi Doming

Summary: Five years ago, popular blogger Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 became a vegan, overhauling the way she and her family ate after a health diagnosis for her husband. The effects have been life-changing. Her recipes rely on refreshingly short ingredient lists that are ideal for anyone new to plant-based cooking or seeking simplified, wholesome, family-friendly options for weeknight dinners. All of the recipes are dairy-free and most are oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free (if not, Brandi offers...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Vinland saga. Book 10, The battle begins

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Vinland Saga. Book 10, The Battle Begins - 2018

by Makoto Yukimura

Summary: After months of hard labor as a farm slave, Thorfinn begins to realize what his father meant by the words, "A true warrior needs no sword." Perhaps he can find a new purchase on life in the mysterious land he heard tell of in his childhood: the continent to the west known as Vinland.

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Ultimate bar book

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Ultimate Bar Book - 2006

by Mittie Hellmich

Summary: A guide to classic cocktails and new drink recipes, loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Cook like a pro

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Cook Like A Pro - 2018

by Ina Garten

Summary: A home cook at heart, Ina Garten knows that cooking and entertaining can be difficult, so to make her recipes simple and streamlined, she tests and retests each recipe until it's as straightforward and delicious as possible. Although Ina is completely self-taught and doesn't consider herself to be a "professional" cook, she has spent decades working with chefs and learning the techniques that take their cooking to the next level. Now Ina shares some of her most irresistible recipes and very...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The grit guide for teens

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The Grit Guide For Teens - 2017

by Caren Baruch-Feldman

Summary: As a teen, setting and reaching goals is an important part of growing up. Whether you want to get into a good college, make friends, excel in sports, or be a great artist or musician -- you need to persevere in order to succeed! You've probably heard of the term grit at school or online, but what does that really mean? And, more importantly, how can it help you achieve the life you want? Grit is all about having the qualities you need to accomplish your goals, such as passion, determination,...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

Can you ever forgive me?

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? - 2018

by Lee Israel

Summary: Before turning to her life of crime -- running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar and even dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate career as an author of biographies. Her first book on Tallulah Bankhead was a New York Times bestseller, and her second, on the late journalist and reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, made a splash in the headlines. But by 1990, almost broke and desperate to hang onto her Upper West Side studio, Lee made a bold and irreversible...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

The summit of the gods. Book 5, Another summit

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The Summit Of The Gods. Book 5, Another Summit - 2014

by Baku Yumemakura

Summary: The scene is finally set for Habu's challenge of the South West face of Everest in winter, solo and without oxygen. Fukamachi has accompanied him so far but must now descend to base camp and leave the mountain to Habu. Will Habu make the summit? Will Fukamachi solve the riddle of Mallory's camera? This action-packed and nerve-jangling culmination to this epic story will leave you just as breathless as if you had climbed Everest yourself!! It has now been over 90 years since Mallory and Irvine's...  read more »

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The summit of the gods. Book 2

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The Summit Of The Gods. Book 2 - 2009

by Baku Yumemakura

Summary: With what may be Mallory's camera found and lost, photographer Fukamachi delves deeper into the life of the mysterious character Bikha Sanp -- the "Venomous Snake" -- convinced that he is, in reality, the legendary mountaineer Jouji Habu. The more he digs the more he reveals of the lives of both Habu and his constant nemesis Tsuneo Hase as they each struggle against their own limitations and the perceived achievements of the other. It is a tale of obsession to succeed, to be the first --...  read more »

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The girl with seven names

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The Girl With Seven Names - 2016

by Hyeonseo Lee

Summary: In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back." The reprisals for all of them would have been lethal. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. This eloquent book offers the first credible account of ordinary life in North Korea and gives an extraordinary insight into the life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Sword and scimitar

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Sword And Scimitar - 2018

by Raymond Ibrahim

Summary: A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam -- the sword and the scimitar -- have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Byzantine emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom. This book chronicles the significant battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Just breathe

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Just Breathe - 2018

by Mallika Chopra

Summary: A meditation guide for teens offers specific mindfulness exercises to help deal with day-to-day challenges and includes tips to lead a happier, healthier, and more connected life.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

The case against impeaching Trump

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The Case Against Impeaching Trump - 2018

by Alan M Dershowitz

Summary: The author seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that he has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. In the author's own words: "In the fervor to impeach President Trump, his political enemies have ignored the text of the Constitution. As a civil libertarian who voted against Trump, I remind those who would impeach him not to run roughshod over a document that has protected us all for two and a...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The madhouse effect

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The Madhouse Effect - 2016

by Michael E Mann

Summary: The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that human activity has changed Earth's climate. Toles' cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Mann's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. The synergy of these two...  read more »

Genres: Nature • Nonfiction

Women in America

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Women In America - 2018

by Erin Brown

Summary: Provides users with up-to-date statistics and information from numerous authoritative resources all in one volume. The text provides clear and comprehensive summary of the data, which is also vividly illustrated through tables, charts, and graphs.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Where we go from here

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Where We Go From Here - 2018

by Bernard Sanders

Summary: Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, popular senator, and respected economist, traces the first year of the Trump administration. The chronological progression of the entries details the struggles he and his colleagues have waged against Trump's reactionary agenda from June, 2016 to the present. The good news is we're making progress, but maintaining a vibrant democracy is more difficult than ever.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

NCLEX-RN® prep plus 2018

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NCLEX-RN® Prep Plus 2018 - 2018

by Barbara J Irwin

Summary: Teaches you ten critical thinking pathways to help you breakdown what NCLEX-RN test questions are asking. Eight chapters end with practice sets to help you put these critical thinking principles into action. Two practice exams, one in the book and one online, include rigorous questions comparable to the actual exam, and detailed rationales for all answer choices, correct and incorrect.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Chasing King's killer

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Chasing King's Killer - 2018

by James L Swanson

Summary: This is the story of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the hunt for his killer. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., stepped onto the balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. What happened next -- a man in a window, a rifle, and a single shot -- was one of the most horrific and tragic events of the twentieth century. But this book is about more than a murder. It is the story of two men set against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s -- a decade of...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • True Crime • Young Adult Nonfiction

The happiness curve

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The Happiness Curve - 2018

by Jonathan Rauch

Summary: Draws on cutting-edge scientific studies to discuss the U-shaped trajectory of happiness, which declines from the optimism of youth before surging upward again after age fifty, and offers ways to endure the slump during midlife.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

The cost of living

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The Cost Of Living - 2018

by Deborah Levy

Summary: What does it cost a woman to unsettle old boundaries and collapse social hierarchies that make her a minor character in a world not arranged to her advantage? This vibrant memoir, a portrait of contemporary womanhood in flux, is an urgent quest to find an unwritten major female character who can exist more easily in the world. Levy considers what it means to live with meaning, value, and pleasure, to seize the ultimate freedom of writing our own lives, and reflects on the work of such artists...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The minimalist home

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The Minimalist Home - 2018

by Joshua Becker

Summary: The popular blogger outlines practical guidelines for simplifying a home lifestyle and rendering spaces both peaceful and purposeful while addressing the underlying issues that contribute to home clutter problems.

Genres: Home & Garden • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

My Greek table

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My Greek Table - 2018

by Diane Kochilas

Summary: Kochilas shares recipes and stories inspired by her travels and family gatherings throughout Greece. The dishes celebrate the country's ancient culture and the region's traditional styles, while utilizing natural ingredients and acknowledging contemporary tastes. Turn your table into a sun-drenched Aegean feast -- for any meal of the day!

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

No one at the wheel

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No One At The Wheel - 2018

by Samuel Schwartz

Summary: The country's leading transport expert describes how the driverless vehicle revolution will transform highways, cities, workplaces and laws not just here, but across the globe.

Genres: Nonfiction • Technology

My brother's husband. Book 2

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My Brother's Husband. Book 2 - 2018

by Gengoroh Tagame

Summary: As Mike continues his journey of discovery concerning Ryoji's past, Yaichi gradually comes to understand that being gay is just another way of being human. And that, in many ways, remains a radical concept in Japan even today. In the meantime, the bond between Mike and young Kana grows ever stronger, and yet he is going to have to return to Canada soon -- a fact that fills them both with impending heartbreak. Concluding volume.

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Bonnie and Clyde

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Bonnie And Clyde - 2018

by Karen Blumenthal

Summary: Bonnie and Clyde: we've been on a first name basis with them for almost a hundred years. Immortalized in movies, songs, and pop culture references, they are remembered mostly for their storied romance and tragic deaths. But what was life really like for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the early 1930s? How did two dirt-poor teens from west Texas morph from vicious outlaws to legendary couple? And why? Author Karen Blumenthal devoted months to tracing the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime • Young Adult Nonfiction

Peterson's master the GED test 2019.

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Peterson's Master The GED Test 2019. - 2018

Summary: This guide offers test-prep strategies and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test, including essential information on the new computer-based GED test questions.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

Piracy

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Piracy - 2019

by Jennifer Lombardo

Summary: When most people think of pirates, they think of buccaneers sailing the seas in search of treasure. However, piracy has changed over time, and many of today's most fearsome pirates work behind computer screens. Readers will be captivated by this exciting look at the history of piracy -- from the legendary Blackbeard to the pirates who still hijack ships today, as well as the kinds of piracy unique to the digital age. Their reading experience is heightened through the use of relevant primary sources, annotated quotes, detailed sidebars, and a thoroughly researched timeline of piracy.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

The point of it all

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The Point Of It All - 2018

by Charles Krauthammer

Summary: Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, this book is a powerful collection of the influential columnist's most important works. Spanning the personal, the political and the philosophical, it includes never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today's populist movements on the future of global democracy. Edited and with an introduction by the columnist's son, Daniel Krauthammer, it is the most intimate and profound book yet by the legendary...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations

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A Manual For Writers Of Research Papers, Theses, And Dissertations - 2018

by Kate L Turabian

Summary: This new edition of the classic reference work on writing research papers recognizes recent developments in information literacy -- including finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources -- and the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission while continuing to reflect best practices for research and writing, as adapted from the most recent editions of "The Craft of Research" and "The Chicago Manual of Style."

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

What to eat when

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What To Eat When - 2019

by Michael F Roizen

Summary: The author reveals how the food choices you make each day -- and when you make them -- can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age. What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour's worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym? This...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

France 2019

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France 2019 - 2019

by Rick Steves

Summary: Soaring cathedrals and grand cha^teaux. Monet's water lilies and Van Gogh's sunflowers. Glittering Paris, wine-soaked Burgundy, and seaside Nice. France has all that and more. In this thorough guide, Rick Steves makes it easy to experience it all. Craft an itinerary based on your interests, budget, and time. Follow step-by-step city walks, insightful museum tours, and scenic drives. Sightsee smartly, choosing from a full range of sights and activities. Rely on Rick's candid, humorous advice to...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

More deadly than war

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More Deadly Than War - 2018

by Kenneth C Davis

Summary: A nonfiction account of one of the most deadly outbreaks of disease in human history -- the Spanish Flu.

Genres: Health & Fitness • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

The Mamba Mentality

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The Mamba Mentality - 2018

by Kobe Bryant

Summary: In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant shares his vast knowledge and understanding of the game. Citing an obligation to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it "the right way," Bryant takes us inside the mind of one of the most analytical and creative basketball players ever. Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

It's okay not to be okay

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It's Okay Not To Be Okay - 2018

by Sheila Walsh

Summary: Failed marriages, lost friends, addictions, lost jobs ... this is not the life we imagined. If something has left you stuck, sad, shamed, scared, and searching, Walsh encourages readers to face the pain head on and then start again, from right where they are. She helps women overcome the same old rut of struggles and pain by changing the way they think about God, themselves, and their everyday lives. She also shares practical, doable, daily strategies that will help women move forward one step at a time knowing God will never let them down.

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

The line becomes a river

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The Line Becomes A River - 2018

by Francisco Cantú

Summary: For Francisco Cantu´, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantu´ joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners are posted to remote regions crisscrossed by drug routes and smuggling corridors, where they learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Cantu´...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Staff Picks

The deadly deep

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The Deadly Deep - 2018

by Iain Ballantyne

Summary: At the heart of this thrilling narrative lurks danger and power, as Iain Ballantyne reveals some of warfare's murkiest secrets. The cast of colorful characters includes an American who devised plunging boats to attack the British, who then switched sides and tried to help the Royal Navy defeat Napoleon; a former monk who created submersible boats to assist the cause of Irish liberation; and a spy who, during the American Civil War, hid Confederate submarine secrets in her bonnet. The reader is...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Technology

The death of truth

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The Death Of Truth - 2018

by Michiko Kakutani

Summary: We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases. How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? Former New York Times critic...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Just mercy

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Just Mercy - 2018

by Bryan Stevenson

Summary: In this young adult adaptation, Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people. In this very personal work, Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Law • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

The DASH diet Mediterranean solution

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The DASH Diet Mediterranean Solution - 2018

by Marla Heller

Summary: The DASH diet has been a staple of the dieting world, but popular tastes and medical guidelines have evolved. Heller has overhauled the DASH plan to reflect the latest, cutting-edge research on hypertension, diabetes, depression, and other health issues that impact millions of Americans. Meal planning gets a new focus on unprocessed foods, seafood options, and vegan and vegetarian choices. Four weeks of menus are included.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

How to date men when you hate men

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How To Date Men When You Hate Men - 2019

by Blythe Roberson

Summary: This is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. Blythe Roberson|s sharp observational humor is met by her open-hearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our lives amongst other humans. She collects her crushes like ill cared-for pets, skewers her own suspect decisions, and assures readers that any date you can mess up, she can top tenfold. And really, was that date even a...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

Inner witch

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Inner Witch - 2018

by Gabriela Herstik

Summary: The ultimate guide to witchcraft for every woman craving a connection to something bigger, using the tools of tarot, astrology, and crystals to discover her best self.

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

NFT

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NFT - 2017

Summary: This guide divides Chi-town into 60 mapped neighborhoods, each packed with recommendations on indispensable restaurants, bars, and shopping destinations. The guide's comprehensive back half provides important information on essential topics such as public transportation, notable landmarks, and kid-friendly activities.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The big book of kombucha

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The Big Book Of Kombucha - 2016

by Hannah Crum

Summary: Presents instructions for brewing and preparing the fermented tea known as kombucha, discussing its long history and health benefits, with recipes for smoothies, cocktails, sauces, salads, and puddings.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The scientific revolution

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The Scientific Revolution - 2019

by Caroline Kennon

Summary: The Scientific Revolution is known as the time period when modern science was born. Without the people who made discoveries, theories, and inventions during this time, the world as we know it today would not exist. Readers are introduced to the figures, discoveries, and events that defined the Scientific Revolution through annotated quotes from historians and historical documents, primary sources, fact-filled sidebars, and a detailed timeline. As readers explore this essential social studies...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science • Technology • Young Adult Nonfiction

Spain 2019

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Spain 2019 - 2018

by Rick Steves

Summary: Walk the Camino de Santiago, run with the bulls in Pamplona, or relax on Barcelona's beaches: with Rick Steves on your side, Spain can be yours! This guide provides comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Spain. Get Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites. Includes top sights and hidden gems, from El Escorial and the great mosque of Co´rdoba, to medieval bars serving house-made madron~o liqueur. Connect...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

They lost their heads!

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They Lost Their Heads! - 2018

by Carlyn Beccia

Summary: From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and uses them as springboards for exploring topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging, conversational tone of the text, the wonderfully creepy subject matter, and the delightfully...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Science • Young Adult Nonfiction

Spooked!

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Spooked! - 2018

by Gail Jarrow

Summary: Describes the panic induced when listeners believed Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" to be news of an alien invasion, discussing the context in which the broadcast was aired and why it was so convincing.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Performing Arts • Young Adult Nonfiction

Sports in America

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Sports In America - 2018

by Stephen Meyer

Summary: Provides users with up-to-date statistics and information from numerous authoritative resources all in one volume. The text provides clear and comprehensive summary of the data, which is also vividly illustrated through tables, charts, and graphs.

Genres: Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation • Young Adult Nonfiction

Refugees throughout history

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Refugees Throughout History - 2018

by Gary Wiener

Summary: Refugees search for safety in new countries after they are forced to leave home, but some people are afraid of them and treat them poorly in the countries they escape to. Learning about the history of refugees increases readers' sense of empathy for those who have been left with no choice but to flee their homes. This sensitive topic is addressed through fact-filled main text and sidebars, annotated quotes, primary sources, and a thorough timeline.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Keto diet Instant Pot cookbook

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Keto Diet Instant Pot Cookbook - 2018

by Katie Banks

Summary: Includes a variety of ketogenic recipes with their calories, fat, protein and carbs per serving detailed. Many recipes include two versions: low fat and high fat, each one with their different dietary information listed. Provides keto meal plan schedules ranging from 1,125 to 2,375 calories per day. All recipes use an Instant Pot to prepare.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

I am a hero. Book 8

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I Am A Hero. Book 8 - 2018

by Kengo Hanazawa

Summary: As the ZQN virus continues to mutate and alter those living and dead, Hiromi and Yabu attempt to get free from a zombie swarm and find help for Hideo. Across Japan, those who are fully ZQN begin to band together in surprising ways. When another group of survivors is found, Kengo Hanazawa's epic manga series beings to steamroll over readers and zombies alike as it revs up the action and moves closer to its stunning finale!

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

It's not supposed to be this way

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It's Not Supposed To Be This Way - 2018

by Lysa TerKeurst

Summary: Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor.

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

The joy of doing just enough

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The Joy Of Doing Just Enough - 2018

by Jennifer McCartney

Summary: For anyone who's ever heard a motivational speech and immediately vomited, this is a guide to ignoring society's obsession with success. Sit around, leave sh*t all over the place, drink, forget about deadlines ... being lazy is pretty easy. The real art in being chill is when someone without any real ambition can fly under the radar, and live unscathed by the never-ending reams of self-help and inspiration rained upon anyone who just wants to watch Netflix. The magical place where doing what...  read more »

Genres: Humor • Literature & Fiction • Nonfiction • Self Development

Northwest Africa

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Northwest Africa - 2018

by George F Howe

Summary: The assault on North Africa on 8 November 1942 led to a bitter conflict that finally culminated in the defeat of the Axis forces in Tunisia seven months later. The campaign was, for the U.S. Army, a school in coalition warfare and an introduction to enemy tactics.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Gmorning, gnight!

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Gmorning, Gnight! - 2018

by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Summary: Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos! Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda's audience grew, these messages took on a life on their...  read more »

Genres: Literature & Fiction • Nonfiction • Poetry • Self Development • Staff Picks

The Second World Wars

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The Second World Wars - 2017

by Victor Davis Hanson

Summary: A definitive account of World War II, which was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. This book examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, the...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Hardwiring happiness

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Hardwiring Happiness - 2016

by Rick Hanson

Summary: Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson's 'Hardwiring Happiness' lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures that stick to happiness, love, confidence, and peace to override the brain's default programming for pessimism.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

J.K. Lasser's your income tax 2019

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J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 - 2019

Summary: This book puts America's most trusted tax advice to work to help you with your 2018 tax return. Reader-friendly and easy to use, this book answers your most pressing questions to help you maximize your tax savings. You'll learn how the latest tax law and IRS changes apply to your specific situation, and you'll find expert advice on sheltering income, planning, claiming deductions, and more. New tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, filing pointers, and planning strategies are highlighted...  read more »

Genres: Law • Nonfiction

Judas

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Judas - 2018

by Jeff Loveness

Summary: Judas confronts Jesus in the pits of Hell.

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The rock, the road, and the rabbi

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The Rock, The Road, And The Rabbi - 2018

by Kathie Lee Gifford

Summary: As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God's Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn't until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek -- along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel -- that she found the fulfillment of those desires. Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith. Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Trave

Do hard things

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Do Hard Things - 2016

by Alex Harris

Summary: Two Christian teenage writers challenge their peers to create a brighter future, combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility and providing humorous personal anecdotes, practical examples, and stories of real-life "rebelutionaries" in action.

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

They call me Güero

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They Call Me Güero - 2018

by David Bowles

Summary: Twelve-year-old Gu¨ero, a red-headed, freckled Mexican American border kid, discovers the joy of writing poetry, thanks to his seventh grade English teacher.

Genres: Literature & Fiction • Poetry

Zen teen

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Zen Teen - 2018

by Tanya Carroll Richardson

Summary: In the last decade, studies have reported a drastic rise in teens who experience anxiety, panic, and an inability to cope with the pressures of daily life. As mental health challenges become less stigmatized, young people are more likely than ever before to know how to identify their feelings and ask for help. Even celebrity teen icons like Selena Gomez are "coming out" as anxiety sufferers. This book addresses this epidemic with powerful coping mechanisms and creative tools -- including two fun quizzes, tons of engaging exercises and a cool playlist-designed for the teenage mind.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

Healing the soul of a woman

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Healing The Soul Of A Woman - 2018

by Joyce Meyer

Summary: Can a woman who has been deeply hurt by life's circumstances be healed, heart and soul? If she has been wounded by a man she loved and trusted, can she love and trust again? As a woman who endured years of abuse, abandonment, and betrayal by those closest to her, Joyce Meyer can answer with a resounding "yes!" This book delves deeper into Joyce's story and the journey of healing for all women. Each chapter guides you through whatever obstacles may be holding you back to find your true destiny as God's beloved. God can heal all pain, and He wants to do this in you.

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

Buried lives

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Buried Lives - 2018

by Carla Killough McClafferty

Summary: When he was eleven years old, George Washington inherited ten human beings. The life of the first president has been well chronicled, but the lives of the people of color he owned -- the people who sustained his plantation and were buried in unmarked graves there -- have not. Using fascinating primary source material and photographs of historical artifacts, author Carla Killough McClafferty sheds light on the lives of several of the men and women enslaved by the Washington family: talented...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

RX

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RX - 2018

by Rachel Lindsay

Summary: In her early twenties in New York City, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Rachel Lindsay takes a job in advertising in order to secure health care coverage for her treatment. But work takes a strange turn when she suddenly finds herself on the other side of the curtain, developing ads for an antidepressant drug. Day after day, she sees her own suffering in the ads she helps to create, trapped in an endless cycle of treatment, insurance and medication. Overwhelmed by the stress of her...  read more »

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Money secrets of the Amish

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Money Secrets Of The Amish - 2011

by Lorilee Craker

Summary: Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not only surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, and decided to find out why. What she found was a dozen tried and true financial habits the Amish have employed for generations to make cash last longer and build wealth.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Home & Garden • Nonfiction

The break away

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The Break Away - 2018

by Bryan Smith

Summary: Breakaway (noun): 1. Ice hockey. A sudden rush down the ice by a hockey player or players in an attempt to score a goal, after breaking clear of defending opponents. When Rocky Wirtz took over the Wirtz Corporation in 2007, including management of the Chicago Blackhawks, the fiercely beloved hockey team was playing to a deserted stadium; ESPN had named the franchise the worst in all of sports. Smith follows the history of the franchise, from Arthur Wirtz's business empire during the Depression,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Beautiful country burn again

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Beautiful Country Burn Again - 2018

by Ben Fountain

Summary: Twice before in its history, the United States has been faced with a crisis so severe it was forced to reinvent itself in order to survive: first, the struggle over slavery, culminating in the Civil War, and the second, the Great Depression, which led to President Roosevelt's New Deal and the establishment of America as a social-democratic state. In a sequence of essays that excavate the past while laying bare the political upheaval of 2016, Ben Fountain argues that the United States may be...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

One-minute mindfulness

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One-minute Mindfulness - 2011

by Don Altman

Summary: The next 60 seconds can change your life, for good or bad, and it's all about how you live them. This ground-breaking book shows how mindfulness, being present in each moment, will transform your life for the better.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Post-traumatic church syndrome

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Post-traumatic Church Syndrome - 2016

by Reba Riley

Summary: A woman about to turn 30 and dealing with health challenges finds that she wants to reconnect with faith, just not with the religion she was raised in. She decides to visit 30 different faith traditions before she turns 30, and finds that her journey encompasses more than just visiting different houses of worship.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

I'd rather be reading

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I'd Rather Be Reading - 2018

by Anne Bogel

Summary: Reading isn't just a way to pass the time -- it's a lifestyle. Books shape, define, and enchant us. They are part of who we are and we can't imagine life without them. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections, blogger and author Anne Bogel leads you to remember the book that first hooked you, the place where you first fell in love with reading, and all the books and moments afterward that helped make you the reader you are today.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Woman world

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Woman World - 2018

by Aminder Dhaliwal

Summary: When a birth defect wipes out the planet's entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society's ashes.

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

The type 2 diabetic cookbook and action plan

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The Type 2 Diabetic Cookbook And Action Plan - 2017

by Martha McKittrick

Summary: Receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnoses can be frightening -- and learning to manage your diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle changes can feel overwhelming. Talking with your doctor or a nutritionist is helpful, but you also need real-world guidance and a practical diabetic cookbook in order to live and eat well with type 2 diabetes. Now you can learn about your management options, while implementing a holistic, actionable, 3-month nutrition kick-starter right away. This cookbook will help...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The unofficial guide to Disney Cruise Line 2019

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The Unofficial Guide To Disney Cruise Line 2019 - 2019

by Erin Foster

Summary: Describes the best of Disney's ships and itineraries, including a couple of stellar restaurants, top-notch children's activities, and Castaway Cay, one of the best vacation islands in the Caribbean. The book also lists which on-board entertainment and restaurants should be skipped, including recommendations on what to do instead. Along the way, this indispensable travel companion shows how to save money; choose the right stateroom, ship, and itinerary; and get to and from the cruise with ease....  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Religion and world conflict

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Religion And World Conflict - 2019

by Caroline Kennon

Summary: Religion has been at the heart of many wars and acts of violence throughout history. Why is this such a deep-rooted source of conflict around the world, and what can be done to foster peace between people of different religions instead? Readers are presented with these questions and more to challenge their critical-thinking skills as they learn about the relationship between religion and conflict, from ancient history to the Crusades to the rise of ISIS. Facts and opposing viewpoints are...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Young Adult Nonfiction

The mantle of command

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The Mantle Of Command - 2015

by Nigel Hamilton

Summary: Based on years of archival research and interviews with the list surviving Roosevelt aides and family members, this book offers a radical new perspective on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's masterful -- and underappreciated -- leadership of the Allied war effort. After the disaster of Pearl Harbor, we see Roosevelt devising a global strategy that will defeat Hitler and the Japanese, rescue Churchill and the British people, and quell a near insurrection of his own American generals and War...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

HelloFlo

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HelloFlo - 2017

by Naama Bloom

Summary: Information and anecdotes about puberty for girls from the founder of the popular website HelloFlo.com.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Period power

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Period Power - 2018

by Nadya Okamoto

Summary: Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation. Throughout history, periods have been taboo. They're "embarrassing." They're "gross." And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex-ed program, they are misunderstood. And because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from a seat at the decision-making table, which leads to discrimination like the tampon tax and medications that favor male biology. This book explains who is hurt most by the status quo and gives us a strategy to prompt conversation and promote gender equality.

Genres: Health & Fitness • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

MCAT

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MCAT - 2018

Summary: Provides unparalleled MCAT content coverage, including: detailed coverage of MCAT test essentials, plus topic-by-topic subject reviews for Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, CARS (Critical Analysis and Reasoning), Biology, Biochemistry, Physics & Math, and Psychology & Sociology ; specific strategies for tackling every question type ; a full-color, 16-page tear-out reference guide with all the most important formulas, diagrams, information, concepts, and charts for every MCAT section ; tons of illustrations, diagrams, and tables ; a comprehensive index.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Roses and radicals

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Roses And Radicals - 2018

by Susan Zimet

Summary: The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago. And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution -- the one granting suffrage to women -- was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin. The amendment only succeeded because a courageous group of women had been relentlessly demanding the right to vote for more than seventy years. The leaders of the suffrage movement are heroes...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

So you want to talk about race

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So You Want To Talk About Race - 2018

by Ijeoma Oluo

Summary: An actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Police brutality trials, white supremacist rallies, Black Lives Matter protests. Rage is the story behind many of the issues that make headlines every day. But to talk about race itself -- to examine the way it shapes our society, visibly and invisibly -- can feel frightening and overwhelming, and even dangerous. In this...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Special exits

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Special Exits - 2014

by Joyce Farmer

Summary: In the vein of Alison Bechdel or Harvey Pekar, Joyce Farmer's memoir chronicles the decline of the author's parents' health, their relationship with one another and with their daughter, and how they cope with the day-to-day emotional fragility of the most taxing time of their lives. Set in southern Los Angeles (which makes for a terrifying sequence as blind Rachel and ailing Lars are trapped in their home without power during the 1992 Rodney King riots), Farmer details the slow, inexorable...  read more »

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

How I resist

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How I Resist - 2018

Summary: Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they're bound to inherit. But with much to stand up and shout about, where do they begin? This book is the way to start the conversation. An all-star collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope, the book features personal, sometimes funny, often irreverent, always instructive stories that will inspire reflection -- and action. This guide will remind you that you are not helpless, and that you can be the change you wish to see in the world, in the news, and for your future.

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Young Adult Nonfiction

To build a fire

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To Build A Fire - 2017

by Jack London

Summary: Miles across the sunless Yukon toward the Klondike to search for gold, a man and a dog trek through the Great White North, struggling to survive nature's frigid indifference. The year 1896 is bleak for many as severe economic depression creeps throughout the united States. Suddenly, hope in the form of gold is found in the mountains of Northern Canada. For those facing the miserable destitution created by America's economic turmoil, this rich discovery seems like a miraculous chance for fortune...  read more »

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Crash

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Crash - 2018

by Marc Favreau

Summary: Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression -- a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear -- and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived. This is the story of the Great Depression in the United States, from the sweeping consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities caught up in the aftermath. Packed with photographs, primary source documents, and firsthand accounts,...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Campaign finance

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Campaign Finance - 2019

Summary: Even before the controversy of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it was clear that the nation's political campaign system is deeply flawed. With political action committees, special interest groups, and ultra-wealthy donors buying and selling candidates, Americans end up with representatives who may be more beholden to top donors than to the American people. Would campaign finance reform level the playing field and give Americans the best candidates for the job, or is it a losing proposition...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Young Adult Nonfiction

The best of enemies

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The Best Of Enemies - 2018

by Osha Gray Davidson

Summary: C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil rights fight. During the 1960s, as the country struggled with the explosive issue of race, Ellis and Atwater met on opposite sides of the public school integration issue. Their encounters were charged with hatred and suspicion. In an amazing set of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Can't hurt me

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Can't Hurt Me - 2018

by David Goggins

Summary: For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare. Poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Self Development • Sports & Recreation

Atomic habits

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Atomic Habits - 2018

by James Clear

Summary: James Clear, an expert on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. He draws on proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Becoming ageless

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Becoming Ageless - 2018

by Strauss Zelnick

Summary: How would you like to have the mind, body, and spirit of someone half your age, and add more years to your life? Or have people stare in disbelief when they discover how old you really are? How would you like to become ageless? You can. It's possible. And the proof is inside this very book. It is the result of years of research into the science of longevity, written by a man who looks and feels eternal. He made it work, and it will work for you.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Death

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Death - 2015

by A M Patel

Summary: "Death in bliss & bliss in death. Samadhi death means that at the time of death the dying one remembers nothing but his Soul. His mind, his chit, his intellect, and his ego are completely still. This is external bliss. Even problems created by external forces on his body have no effect on him. Samadhi death means there is a constant awareness of, 'I am the pure Soul.' All my mahatmas, those who have received my Gnan, who have passed away, did so with the awareness of being the pure Soul. - Dadashri" --

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

The essential New York Times cook book

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The Essential New York Times Cook Book - 2010

by Amanda Hesser

Summary: Presents a compendium of more than one thousand of the best recipes from the past 150 years of food journalism, covering categories that include appetizers, soups, salads, meat, fish, bread, vegetables, and desserts.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Everyday millionaires

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Everyday Millionaires - 2019

by Chris Hogan

Summary: Millionaire status doesn't require inheriting a bunch of money or having a high-paying job. No. The path to becoming a millionaire is paved with more-ordinary tools -- tools that you either already have or that you can learn. If you thought you could never become a millionaire, think again. Listen and learn from over 10,000 everyday millionaires who have done it and believe it's possible for you too.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

Everything you need to ace science in one big fat notebook

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Everything You Need To Ace Science In One Big Fat Notebook - 2016

Summary: An illustrated notebook of definitions, diagrams, key concepts, and mnemonic devices geared to help middle school students learn science.

Genres: Nonfiction • Science • Young Adult Nonfiction

March forward, girl

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March Forward, Girl - 2018

by Melba Beals

Summary: From the legendary civil rights activist comes a powerful, timely new memoir about growing up in the segregated South. Civil rights heroine Melba Pattillo Beals puts readers right in her saddle oxfords as she struggles to understand -- and fight back against -- the laws that told her she was less just because of the color of her skin. Includes photos and illustrations.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Everything you need to ace English Language Arts in one big fat notebook

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Everything You Need To Ace English Language Arts In One Big Fat Notebook - 2016

Summary: An illustrated notebook of definitions, diagrams, key concepts, and mnemonic devices geared to help middle school students learn about reading, writing and the English language.

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Commander in chief

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Commander In Chief - 2016

by Nigel Hamilton

Summary: This is a sequel to Nigel Hamilton's "Mantle of Command." It reveals Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain the Allied strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies should take Sicily but avoid a wider battle in southern Europe, building experience but saving strength to invade France in early 1944. Churchill seemed to agree at Casablanca -- only to undermine his own generals and the Allied command, testing Roosevelt's patience to the limit. Churchill was afraid of the invasion planned for...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Milan & the lakes

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Milan & The Lakes - 2017

by Monica Torri contributor

Summary: This uniquely visual travel guide will help you discover everything area-by-area, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Milan effortlessly. The fully-updated guide...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The women's movement and the rise of feminism

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The Women's Movement And The Rise Of Feminism - 2019

by Nicole Horning

Summary: What is feminism? How has the global fight for women's rights changed from the time of suffragettes to the women's marches held around the world in 2017? As readers explore the answers to these questions, they discover the challenges women have faced in their quest for equality. With annotated quotes, sidebars, and primary sources enhancing the engaging main text, readers are given a comprehensive look at how women in various countries have fought for equal rights. A detailed timeline...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Athletes, ethics, and morality

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Athletes, Ethics, And Morality - 2019

Summary: Athletes have a unique power in our world today. Their astronomical salaries, enviable lifestyles, and celebrity have tremendous influence over young people. This is reflected in advertising dollars as well as merchandise and ticket sales. For every athlete who uses their platform for charitable, political, and social good, there are many whose unethical or even criminal behavior sends the wrong message. What is the responsibility of athletes to their fans, to their teams, and to their leagues?...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation • Young Adult Nonfiction

Doing it!

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Doing It! - 2018

by Hannah Witton

Summary: An introduction to sex, as well as a guidebook for those who are already sexually active, this book provides insight on topics such as healthy relationships, porn, contraception, sex shaming, and more. Full of honest, hilarious, and sometimes awkward anecdotes, confessions, and revelations. Witton talks about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you're ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want -- if you want.

Genres: Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Fodor's Colorado

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Fodor's Colorado - 2019

Summary: Written by locals, Fodor's Colorado is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Denver, Boulder, Vail, Aspen Rocky Mountain National Park and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Colorado travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor's in exploring one of the most exciting states in the United States.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The flowers of evil complete. Book 4

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The Flowers Of Evil Complete. Book 4 - 2018

by Shūzō Oshimi

Summary: After his grandfather falls ill, Kasuga goes with his parents back to Gunma -- his first trip back to his hometown ever since the incident with Nakamura -- and Kasuga must confront the friends and family he hurt in the past. A former classmate gives him a tip regarding Nakamura|s current whereabouts, but will he have the courage to track her down and ask her the question that has haunted him since that day? In this final installment, time passes and people grow, change and heal, and we get a glimpse into the first fateful encounter between Nakamura and Kasuga, from her point of view.

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Girl

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Girl - 2017

by Karen Rayne

Summary: An inclusive growing-up guide for teen girls with information on gender and identity, dating and romance, relationships, and sex. It gives teen girls practical information that is uncensored, factual, and unbiased, and aims to help readers develop into responsible and informed adults and prepare them for healthy romantic relationships. This book also includes self-reflection questions, media resources lists, illustrations, and diary entries as additional supplemental materials.

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Everything you need to ace math in one big fat notebook

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Everything You Need To Ace Math In One Big Fat Notebook - 2016

by Altair Peterson

Summary: A workbook that examines mathematics on a middle school level. Organized by key concepts, the text includes mnemonic devices, definitions, timelines and doodles to help the subject stick in your brain, so you can ace your class.

Genres: Nonfiction • Science • Young Adult Nonfiction

Dubai & Abu Dhabi

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Dubai & Abu Dhabi - 2018

by Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Summary: Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, wander the labyrinth of lanes and exotic souks in Bur Dubai and Deira, Get to the heart of Dubai & Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Fodor's essential Hawaii

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Fodor's Essential Hawaii - 2019

by Karen Anderson

Summary: Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Hawaii, including Honolulu's urban vibe, Maui's Road to Hana, Kauai's beaches, and the Big Island's volcanoes. Includes must-see attractions, from Pearl Harbor to Napali Coast ; perfect hotels for every budget ; best restaurants to satisfy a range of tastes ; useful features on hula, luau, and lei ; valuable tips on when to go and ways to save ; insider perspective from local experts ; and, color photos and maps.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The summit of the gods. Book 1, Because it's there

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The Summit Of The Gods. Book 1, Because It's There - 2009

by Baku Yumemakura

Summary: "Because it's there." George Herbert Leigh Mallory is said to have given this in reply to the question, "Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?" On his third expedition in June 1924, Mallory and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, disappeared on the North-East ridge during their ascent, having been sighted only a few hundred metres from the summit. In 1993, in a small Nepalese store, Makoto Fukamachi, photographer for a Japanese expedition to conquer Mt. Everest, stumbles across an old camera...  read more »

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

When's happy hour?

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When's Happy Hour? - 2018

by Betches

Summary: We get it. You run shit. You can go from being blackout at drunk brunch to being ready to meet your new boyfriend|s parents in two seconds. But how do you go from being the boss of your personal life to taking charge of your career? That|s where the Betches come in. We are dedicated to making you the most successful, betchiest career woman you can be. After all, we only became Betches after we worked like, really hard. And now we|re confident enough to help you become the best. You|re welcome....  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

Harm reduction

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Harm Reduction - 2019

Summary: The war on drugs has done little to curb drug use. Accidental drug overdose is the second-leading cause of injury-related deaths for young people. Enter harm reduction, a philosophy that accepts the idea that drug use is inevitable and that making it safer is a more realistic approach. But is harm reduction merely enabling dangerous and potentially deadly behavior? Does distributing clean needles to drug addicts send the wrong message? Is abstinence the only way to stop people from engaging in risky behavior? Experts on several sides of the debate offer perspectives on this fascinating issue.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Young Adult Nonfiction

Aptavani 9

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Aptavani 9 - 2014

by Dada Bhagwan

Summary: "Questioner: You say that you are sitting at 360 degrees, then should you not give the Gnan of each of those degrees in the Aptavani? Dadashri: Yes. There will be fourteen Aptavanis in all and they will be published. The collective Gnan of these Aptavanis will be the whole Gnan. Therefore all the pearls have to be stranded, do they not? Presently just the ninth Aptavani has been published, five more are to come. Questioner: If the ninth Aptavani is so wonderful, then what will the fourteen be...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

The effectiveness of alternative medicine

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The Effectiveness Of Alternative Medicine - 2019

Summary: Western medicine has not traditionally respected or accepted alternatives such as acupuncture and homeopathic remedies. Many cultures around the globe, however, champion what we call alternative medicine. Why are some so quick to dismiss alternative options while others believe they can almost work miracles? Is it simply a matter of educating doctors and patients? Are such therapies rigorously tested and regulated? The viewpoints in this resource explore the potential benefits and dangers of alternative therapies, providing readers with provocative questions to consider.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Brahmacharya

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Brahmacharya - 2009

by Dada Bhagwan

Summary: "The bliss of freedom from all sexual impulses. This book has come forth to give people an understanding about all the dangers of sexuality and all the benefits of brahmacharya. With the exact understanding of the vast benefits of brahmacharya, one would be inclined to follow the path of brahmacharya and would oppose sexuality from all aspects. Everyone agrees that brahmacharya should be practiced. But how should it be done? No one has every shown the way. In this book you will find the precise...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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21 Lessons For The 21st Century - 2018

by Yuval Noah Harari

Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future . Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today; s most pressing issues. "Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century."—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Almost Everything

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Almost Everything - 2018

by Anne Lamott

Summary: From Anne Lamott, the New York Times -bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives. A perfect gift to give this holiday season. "I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything . Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

Another Good Dog

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Another Good Dog - 2018

by Cara Sue Achterberg

Summary: A warm and entertaining memoir about what happens when you foster fifty dogs in less than two years—and how the dogs save you as much as you save them. When Cara felt her teenaged children slipping away and saw an empty nest on the horizon, she decided the best way to fill that void was with dogs—lots of them—and so her foster journey began. In 2015, her Pennsylvania farm became a haven for Operation Paws for Homes. There were the nine puppies at once, which arrived with less...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Pets

Are u ok?

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Are U Ok? - 2018

by Kati Morton

Summary: A licensed marriage and family therapist and YouTube personality, Kati Morton answers the most commonly asked questions about mental health, including when to get help and where to find it. Get answers to your most common questions about mental health and mental illness — including anxiety, depression, bipolar and eating disorders, and more. Are u ok? walks readers through the most common questions about mental health and the process of getting help — from finding the best therapist...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

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Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results - 2018

by James Clear

Summary: James Clear, an expert on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. He draws on proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development

Autism in Heels

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Autism In Heels - 2018

by Jennifer Cook O; toole

Summary: The face of autism is changing. And more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick. Autism in Heels , an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism?s most prominent figures, Jennifer O; Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger; s syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Self Development

Becoming Ageless

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Becoming Ageless - 2018

by Strauss Zelnick

Summary: How would you like to have the mind, body, and spirit of someone half your age, and add more years to your life? Or have people stare in disbelief when they discover how old you really are? How would you like to become ageless? You can. It's possible. And the proof is inside this very book. It is the result of years of research into the science of longevity, written by a man who looks and feels eternal. He made it work, and it will work for you.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Big Week

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Big Week - 2018

by James Holland

Summary: During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition to neutralize the Luftwaffe as a fighting force prior to the cross-channel invasion, planned for a few months later. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction

Blood Justice

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Blood Justice - 2015

by Tom Henderson

Summary: In 1991, flight attendant Nancy Ludwig checked in to an airport hotel near Detroit. The next morning she was found gagged, raped, and tortured-her throat slit with such rage that she was nearly decapitated. Her husband Arthur never gave up hope that the future would bring enough evidence to close the case. But it was the past that held the clue. In 1985, fifty-five-year old Margarette Eby, a music professor, met the same grisly death at her cottage in Flint, Michigan. The case went cold-until...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

Blow

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Blow - 2014

by Bruce Porter

Summary: BLOW is the unlikely story of George Jung; s roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pablo Escobar; s Medellin cartel— the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung; s early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

Born to Be Posthumous

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Born To Be Posthumous - 2018

by Mark Dery

Summary: The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest , Edward Gorey; s wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O; Hara at Harvard, and was...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Breaking and Entering

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Breaking And Entering - 2019

by Jeremy N. Smith

Summary: This taut, true thriller takes a deep dive into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker – a woman known only as Alien. When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school; s tradition of high‑risk physical trespassing: the original "hacking." Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien; s adventures were only just beginning. After a stint at the storied,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Bridesmaid; s Daughter

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The Bridesmaid; S Daughter - 2018

by Nyna Giles

Summary: A daughter; s moving search to understand her mother, Carolyn Scott—once a bridesmaid to Princess Grace and one of the first Ford models—who later in life spent years living in a homeless shelter. Nyna Giles was picking up groceries at the supermarket one day when she looked down and saw the headline on the cover of a tabloid: "Former Bridesmaid of Princess Grace Lives in Homeless Shelter." Nyna was stunned, shocked to see her family; s private ordeal made so public—the woman...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Country Living Christmas at Home

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Country Living Christmas At Home - 2018

by Country Living

Summary: Have yourself a merry little Country Living Christmas with this gorgeous guide to decorating, cooking, and celebrating the best holiday ever! Country Living knows how to make Christmas memorable, and that; s why this spectacular book will become your new go-to resource every year. It; s filled with more than 200 beautiful decorating ideas, recipes, and crafts, plus tips galore. Stunning photos show festive table settings; splendidly decorated trees; fun and easy Christmas projects, from wreaths...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction

Crawl of Fame

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Crawl Of Fame - 2018

by Julie Moss

Summary: The courageous and transformative story of triathlon hall-of-fame athlete Julie Moss. In 1982, Julie Moss ran the Ironman triathlon for her college senior research project. Her idea was quirky, even crazy; only a handful of hardcore, highly trained enthusiasts competed in the little-known, 140.6-mile combination of swimming, cycling, and running. Julie brought no experience or appreciable training beyond running two marathons. She did bring a latent willpower that, the world soon found out,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Dare to Lead

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Dare To Lead - 2018

by Bren Brown

Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she; s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development

Decluttering at the Speed of Life

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Decluttering At The Speed Of Life - 2018

by Dana K. White

Summary: You don; t have to live overwhelmed by stuff—you can get rid of clutter for good! While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can; t purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction • Self Development

Design Your Next Chapter

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Design Your Next Chapter - 2018

by Debbie Travis

Summary: If you feel stuck, with no idea what you should do next, lifestyle celebrity and TV pioneer Debbie Travis; s new book is for you. Drawing on the tough (sometimes hilarious) lessons Debbie learned in her own leap into a new way of living, and a multitude of stories, tips and ideas to jumpstart your dreams, she; s created an inspiring roadmap for change. A few years ago, Debbie Travis realized that she just wasn; t challenged any more by her wildly successful TV career and yet she was so busy she...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Die Young with Me

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Die Young With Me - 2016

by Rob Rufus

Summary: In the tradition of John Green; s The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl , this incredibly moving and harrowing true story of a teenager diagnosed with cancer is "a resounding affirmation of how music can lift one; s spirits beyond gray skies and bad news ( Kirkus Reviews )." Punk; s not dead in rural West Virginia. In fact, it blares constantly from the basement of Rob and Nat Rufus—identical twin brothers with spiked hair, black leather jackets, and the most kick-ass...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Biographies & Memoirs • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Do You Really Need That Pill?

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Do You Really Need That Pill? - 2018

by Jennifer Jacobs

Summary: A silent epidemic in the U.S. is imperiling our health: over-medication. Today, one-third of all adults take two or more prescription drugs and half of all seniors take more than five daily. This book—the first of its kind—shows readers how to avoid the dangers of over-medication. The first half of the book describes the harmful effects of taking too many drugs, including drug-drug interactions, medication errors, unintentional overdoses, unnecessary medications, made-up illnesses...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Fail Until You Don; t

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Fail Until You Don; T - 2018

by Bobby Bones

Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Watch Bobby Bones now on ABC; s Dancing with the Stars The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bare Bones, host of the marquee morning program "The Bobby Bones Show," comedian and dedicated philanthropist delivers an inspirational and humorous collection of stories about his biggest misses in life and how he turned them into lessons and wins. Bobby Bones is the youngest inductee ever into the National Radio Hall of Fame alongside legends Dick Clark, Larry King,...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Self Development

Girl, Wash Your Face--Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be--Discussion Prompts

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Girl, Wash Your Face--Stop Believing The Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be--Discussion Prompts - 2018

by Bestof.me

Summary: Readers of Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be seeking engagement for all reading groups can gain further insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be is a New York Times bestselling book from the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com, Rachel Hollis. In this inspiring book, Hollis...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Gmorning, Gnight!

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Gmorning, Gnight! - 2018

by Lin-manuel Miranda

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day. "When the world is bringing you down, Gmorning, Gnight! will remind you that you are awesome."— Booklist Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos! Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Heartland

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Heartland - 2018

by Sarah Smarsh

Summary: *Finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize* *Instant New York Times Bestseller* * Named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Post, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), Shelf Awareness (Nonfiction), Bustle, and Publishers Weekly (Nonfiction)* An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country. Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Hillbilly Elegy

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Hillbilly Elegy - 2018

by J. D. Vance

Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP; S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year. "—The Economist "A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Homebrew Beyond the Basics

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Homebrew Beyond The Basics - 2018

by Mike Karnowski

Summary: Make your next beer your best beer with this revised and expanded version of the popular guide to homebrewing. Want to take total control of the beer-making process? Move beyond extract brewing and go all-grain. Richly illustrated and easy to follow, Homebrew Beyond the Basics explains it all, from grain selection and water chemistry to sour beers and wood aging, in a practical, approachable way. This updated edition includes information on new hop varieties and hopping techniques, probiotics,...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses

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I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses - 2018

by Lisa Scottoline

Summary: In I See Life Through Rose - Colored Glasses , the bestselling mother/daughter pair is back with another hilarious and heartfelt collection of essays about the possibilities and pitfalls of everyday life. The New York Times bestselling mother daughter duo are back with more hilarious, witty, and true tales from their lives. Whether they are attempting to hike the Grand Canyon, setting up phone calls with their dogs, or learning what "adulting" means, Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

I; ll Be There for You--The One about Friends

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I; Ll Be There For You--The One About Friends - 2018

by Kelsey Miller

Summary: A Mental Floss Best Book of 2018 A Bustle Book to Know in October An InStyle 10 Books You Won; t Be Able to Put Down This October SIX FRIENDS THAT BECAME A FAMILY. A TELEVISION SHOW THAT BECAME A PHENOMENON. Today, Friends is remembered as an icon of ; 90s comedy and the Must See TV years. But when the series debuted in 1994, no one anticipated the sensation it would become. From the first wave of Friends mania to the backlash and renaissance that followed, the show maintained an uncanny...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

The Inner Life of Animals

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The Inner Life Of Animals - 2017

by Peter Wohlleben

Summary: The second book in The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben. The third book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature, is coming in Spring 2019. "Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben; s The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do—and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours...  read more »

Genres: Nature • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

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Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook - 2017

by Sara Quessenberry

Summary: Don; t be intimidated by your new appliance, learn to use your Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker like a pro! You; ll be making delicious breakfasts, dinners, and everything in between in no time. The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook , a new cooking solution made in conjunction with Instant Pot®, take the early nerves out of using your new appliance . With its helpful guidance, you; ll learn all the convenient features of your Instant Pot®, from cooking...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The Instant Pot® Holiday Cookbook

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The Instant Pot® Holiday Cookbook - 2018

by Heather Schlueter

Summary: Make holidays simpler and more delicious with these 100 celebratory Instant Pot® recipes! Holidays can be busy and stressful—but fortunately, your Instant Pot® can make preparing that special meal for family and friends so much easier. This official cookbook features 100 fabulous recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with an introduction full of tips and advice on using this must-have appliance. It goes from festive beginnings, such as appetizers, first courses, and...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Intelligence and State Surveillance in Modern Societies

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Intelligence And State Surveillance In Modern Societies - 2018

by Frederic Lemieux

Summary: Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990; s, Western state surveillance and intelligence activities have drastically adapted to new domestic and global challenges. This book examines the evolution of state surveillance in modern societies and provides an international perspective on influential trends affecting these activities.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

It; s Not Supposed to Be This Way

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It; S Not Supposed To Be This Way - 2018

by Lysa Terkeurst

Summary: Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor.

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Juneteenth

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Juneteenth - 2016

by R. J. Bailey

Summary: In Juneteenth, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday.A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Juneteenth, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Juneteenth online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Juneteenth also features...  read more »

Genres: Children's Books • Children's Nonfiction Books

Killing the SS

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Killing The SS - 2018

by Bill O; reilly

Summary: The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2018) Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-bestselling Killing series As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were swiftly caught, including the notorious SS leader, Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The King Cobra

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The King Cobra - 2011

by Lisa Owings

Summary: There is an animal in Asia with enough venom in its bite to kill 20 people! It is the king cobra—a snake that lifts its body off the ground, spreads its hood, and hisses violently before attacking. The king cobra has killed many people. Those that have survived attacks are lucky. Read a survival story and learn how to avoid attacks in this thrilling book.

Genres: Children's Books • Children's Nonfiction Books

Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura Ingalls Wilder - 2017

by Corona Brezina

Summary: Laura Ingalls Wilder; s stories about growing up on the frontier have inspired and enthralled young readers for generations. "Little House on the Prairie," and her other books chronicled her experiences surviving on the nineteenth-century American frontier. This accessible biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder follows the real events of her life from her early childhood spent in a log cabin to her later years as an acclaimed author. Readers will be captivated by Wilder; s determination and staunch...  read more »

Genres: Children's Books • Children's Nonfiction Books

Leadership

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Leadership - 2018

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. Insight is her imprint."— USA TODAY "A book like Leadership should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country and ourselves."— The Washington Post "We can only hope that a few of Goodwin; s many readers will find in her subjects; examples a margin of inspiration and a resolve to steer the country to a better place."—...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Life Lessons from 1 and 2 Peter

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Life Lessons From 1 And 2 Peter - 2018

by Max Lucado

Summary: Has your peace been stolen? Dreams crushed? Hope lost? Life has a way of not turning out the way we want. The disciple Peter knew what it was like to go through tough times. He endured threats, punishment, time in jail, beatings, and false words. He had seen enough to know how to stay strong in tough times. So he wrote a survival manual to show how we should act and respond when life isn; t fair. His words of wisdom are beacons of hope for making it through hard times. Peter; s counsel may...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

A Life Well Played

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A Life Well Played - 2016

by Arnold Palmer

Summary: The instant New York Times bestseller This book is Palmer; s parting gift to the world — a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish. No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important professional golfer in history, an American icon. In A Life Well Played , Palmer...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

The Minimalist Home

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The Minimalist Home - 2018

by Joshua Becker

Summary: A popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living. One of today; s most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction • Self Development

Mom Said Kill

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Mom Said Kill - 2008

by Burl Barer

Summary: Mother. Caretaker. Murderous monster—by the Edgar Award–winning "Elmore Leonard of true crime" (Tod Goldberg, New York Times –bestselling author). Jerry Heimann, of Everett, Washington, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer when he hired Barbara Marie Opel as a live-in housekeeper and health-care provider for his mother, an Alzheimer; s patient. Also entrusted with his finances, Opel; s real interests were in Heimann; s bank account. So she hatched a plan to get it by paying...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

My Love Story

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My Love Story - 2018

by Tina Turner

Summary: Tina Turner—the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend—sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. My Love Story is an explosive and...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Never Grow Up

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Never Grow Up - 2018

by Jackie Chan

Summary: A candid, thrilling memoir from one of the most recognizable, influential, and beloved cinematic personalities in the world. Everyone knows Jackie Chan. Whether it; s from Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, The Karate Kid, or Kung Fu Panda, Jackie is admired by generations of moviegoers for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and mind-bending stunts. In 2016—after fifty-six years in the industry, over 200 films, and many broken bones—he received an honorary Academy Award for his...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

The Noma Guide to Fermentation

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The Noma Guide To Fermentation - 2018

by Ren Redzepi

Summary: New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Cookbooks of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Houston Chronicle, Esquire, GQ, Eater , and more Named one of the Best Cookbooks to Give as Gifts by Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Field & Stream, New York Magazine; s The Strategist, The Daily Beast, Eater, Vogue, Business Insider, GQ, Epicurious , and more "An indispensable manual for home cooks...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Now Say This

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Now Say This - 2018

by Heather Turgeon Mft

Summary: A powerful new parenting book that gives parents the exact words to solve any sticky parenting situation! A toddler meltdown over the wrong pair of pants, siblings fighting in the back of the car, kids crying when you try to leave the house... Parents have the best intentions to be patient and loving, but in the heat of the moment, they too often find themselves feeling helpless, desperate, and so frustrated that they resort to yelling, threatening, bribing, or caving. Now Say This solves the...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Self Development

On Desperate Ground

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On Desperate Ground - 2018

by Hampton Sides

Summary: "Superb...A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail...This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exceedingly well, with fresh research, gritty scenes and cinematic sweep."— Washington Post From the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice , a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

The Perfectionists

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The Perfectionists - 2018

by Simon Winchester

Summary: The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future. The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in eighteenth-century England, standards of measurement were established, giving way to the...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

The Person You Mean to Be

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The Person You Mean To Be - 2018

by Dolly Chugh

Summary: Foreword by Laszlo Bock, the bestselling author of Work Rules! and former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google An inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better. Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Point of It All

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The Point Of It All - 2018

by Charles Krauthammer

Summary: Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is an intimate collection of the influential columnist; s most important works. Spanning the personal, political and philosophical—including never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today; s populist movements on the future of global democracy—this is the most profound book yet by the legendary writer and thinker. For longtime readers and newcomers alike, The Point of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Rohingya Crisis

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The Rohingya Crisis - 2018

by Muhammad Abdul Bari

Summary: Widely-known as the world; s most persecuted minority group, the Rohingya in Myanmar are now facing extinction. Denied citizenship rights, denied their very ethnic identity, hundreds of thousands have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar over the border into Bangladesh, where they face squalid conditions. Many have witnessed death, mutilation and rape, as well as whole villages, what they called home, burning to ashes. Leading British Muslim fi gure Muhammad Abdul Bari has no doubt that what the...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Say What You Mean

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Say What You Mean - 2018

by Oren Jay Sofer

Summary: Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply—a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations. We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? In this groundbreaking synthesis of mindfulness, somatics, and Nonviolent Communication, Oren Jay Sofer...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Somewhere Inside

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Somewhere Inside - 2010

by Laura Ling

Summary: Somewhere Inside is the electrifying, never-before-told story of Laura Ling; s capture by the North Koreans in March 2009, and the efforts of her sister, journalist Lisa Ling, to secure Laura; s release by former President Bill Clinton. This riveting true account of the first ever trial of an American citizen in North Korea; s highest court carries readers deep inside the world; s most secretive nation while it poignantly explores the powerful, inspiring bonds of sisterly love.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Spaceships and Rockets

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Spaceships And Rockets - 2016

by Dk

Summary: From rovers to shuttles and probes, Spaceships and Rockets covers everything there is to know about spacecraft. Spaceships and Rockets takes an up-close look at the history of rockets and space travel, and technology development for space travel planned for the future. Find out how a rocket blasts off, identify the different parts of a rocket, and see if you can afford a trip into space! Read about the probes floating in space and the rover on Mars as they work to gather information to send...  read more »

Genres: Children's Books • Children's Easy Readers • Children's Nonfiction Books

The Spy and the Traitor

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The Spy And The Traitor - 2018

by Ben Macintyre

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The best true spy story I have ever read." — JOHN LE CARRÉ The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans -era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction • True Crime

Statistics 101

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Statistics 101 - 2018

by David Borman

Summary: A comprehensive guide to statistics—with information on collecting, measuring, analyzing, and presenting statistical data—continuing the popular 101 series. Data is everywhere. In the age of the internet and social media, we; re responsible for consuming, evaluating, and analyzing data on a daily basis. From understanding the percentage probability that it will rain later today, to evaluating your risk of a health problem, or the fluctuations in the stock market, statistics impact...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Taking the Work Out of Networking

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Taking The Work Out Of Networking - 2018

by Karen Wickre

Summary: The former Google executive, editorial director of Twitter and self-described introvert offers networking advice for anyone who has ever cancelled a coffee date due to social anxiety—about how to nurture a vibrant circle of reliable contacts without leaving your comfort zone. Networking has garnered a reputation as a sort of necessary evil in the modern business world. Some do relish the opportunity to boldly work the room, introduce themselves to strangers, and find common career...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development

Teach Your Child Meditation

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Teach Your Child Meditation - 2018

by Lisa Roberts

Summary: Help your child calm down, relieve stress, and achieve greater mindfulness with this illustrated guide to teaching kids meditation and breathing techniques—complete with 70 step-by-step exercises. Even children need to learn ways to calm and center themselves. With its hands-on exercises, T each Your Child Meditation gives kids ages 5-12 important tools to relieve anxiety, cultivate mindfulness, and gain confidence. More than 70 illustrated exercises—which all have fun names like...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Tip of the Iceberg

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Tip Of The Iceberg - 2018

by Mark Adams

Summary: From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu , a fascinating, wild, and wonder-filled journey into Alaska, America; s last frontier In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America; s best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Trave

Urban Legends

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Urban Legends - 2018

by Proud

Summary: Exciting Legendary Tales That Will Captivate Any Reader! Did you hear about the kids who found a Ferrari buried in their garden? What about the man who sued Satan? Or the woman who woke up in the middle of her funeral? Do you know the legend of the bunny man? There are some stories that people will claim are true without a doubt, no matter the circumstance. This collection showcases the best of these fascinating and often creepy tales. The tales featured within fall under the following...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

The Value of Everything

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The Value Of Everything - 2018

by Mariana Mazzucato

Summary: Modern economies reward activities that extract value rather than create it. This must change to ensure a capitalism that works for us all. Longlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A scathing indictment of our current global financial system, The Value of Everything rigorously scrutinizes the way in which economic value has been accounted and reveals how economic theory has failed to clearly delineate the difference between value creation and value extraction. Mariana...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

We Are the Nerds

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We Are The Nerds - 2018

by Christine Lagorio-chafkin

Summary: Named a Best Book of 2018 by Fast Company , this is a "sharply written and brilliantly reported" ( Shelf Awareness ) look inside Reddit, the wildly popular, often misunderstood website that has changed the culture of the Internet. Reddit hails itself as "the front page of the Internet." It; s the third most-visited website in the United States—and yet, millions of Americans have no idea what it is. We Are the Nerds is an engrossing look deep inside this captivating, maddening enterprise,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

West Like Lightning

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West Like Lightning - 2018

by Jim Defelice

Summary: "A GROUNDBREAKING WORK," hails True West: The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of American Sniper brings the Pony Express to life in this rich and rollicking new history "One can hear horse hooves pounding across the prairie and sense the fear and courage and excitement." —Tom Clavin, author of Dodge City O n the eve of the Civil War, three American businessmen launched an audacious plan to create a financial empire by transforming communications across the hostile territory between...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Where We Go from Here

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Where We Go From Here - 2018

by Bernie Sanders

Summary: AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER! In Where We Go from Here, New York Times bestselling author Bernie Sanders chronicles the day-by-day struggles that he and his progressive colleagues have waged over the last two years in the fight against Donald Trump; s reactionary agenda and for a government that works for all, not just wealthy campaign contributors. At home, Sanders has helped lead the fight for Medicare for all, fought for workers desperate for higher wages, and supported immigrants in the...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Why We Dream

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Why We Dream - 2018

by Alice Robb

Summary: A fresh, revelatory foray into the new science of dreams—how they work, what they; re for, and how we can reap the benefits of our own nocturnal life While on a research trip in Peru, science journalist Alice Robb became hooked on lucid dreaming—the uncanny phenomenon in which a sleeping person can realize that they; re dreaming and even control the dreamed experience. Finding these forays both puzzling and exhilarating, Robb dug deeper into the science of dreams at an extremely...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

The Year We Disappeared

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The Year We Disappeared - 2011

by Cylin Busby

Summary: When Cylin Busby was nine years old, she was obsessed with Izod clothing, the Muppets, and a box turtle she kept in a shoebox. Then everything changed overnight. Her police officer father, John, was driving to his shift when someone leveled a shotgun at his window. The blasts that followed left John; s jaw on the passenger seat of his car-literally. While clinging to life, he managed to write down the name of the only person he thought could have pulled the trigger. The suspect? A local ex-con...  read more »

Genres: Children's Books • Children's Nonfiction Books

You Are a Badass Every Day

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You Are A Badass Every Day - 2018

by Jen Sincero

Summary: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, pocket-size inspiration and guidance to keep your transformation on track— the perfect gift for the holiday season For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your focus unwavering, this guide will...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Your Place in the Universe

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Your Place In The Universe - 2018

by Paul M. Sutter

Summary: An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy. How is a galaxy billions of lightyears away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting tour of a universe far larger than we can imagine, cosmologist Paul M. Sutter emphasizes how amazing it is that we are part of such a huge, complex, and mysterious place. Through metaphors and uncomplicated...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology
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