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"I Heard You Paint Houses" - 2016

by Charles Brandt

Summary: The first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran were, "I heard you paint houses." To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • True Crime • United States

The (other) F word

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The (other) F Word - 2019

Summary: The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance. Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attractive guide about body image and body positivity. This anthology is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

The 5 AM Club

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The 5 AM Club - 2018

by Robin Sharma

Summary: Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results...  read more »

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

100 Days to Brave

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100 Days To Brave - 2017

by Annie F. Downs

Summary: You were always meant to be brave. Whether you; re making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward. Annie F. Downs felt her challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. It wasn; t easy or simple. But it was good. With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will give you the...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

100 deadly skills

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100 Deadly Skills - 2015

by Clint Emerson

Summary: A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson -- adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations -- to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation. In today|s increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military & Wars • Nonfiction

100 speeches that changed the world

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100 Speeches That Changed The World - 2019

by Colin Salter

Summary: The history of the world as witnessed through the most inspiring, rousing, and memorable speeches ever given. Throughout history, passionate orators have rallied nations, challenged accepted beliefs, and changed the course of history. Colin Salter has identified one-hundred of history's most inspirational, momentous, and thought-provoking speeches from ancient Rome and Athens to the 21st century and puts them into context, telling the stories behind the words that made history. A celebration of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • World

The 15

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The 15 - 2018

by Anthony Sadler

Summary: On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on the crowded train. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed his weapons and prepared to launch his attack. But when he emerged, he encountered something he hadn't anticipated: three Americans who refused to give in to fear. Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

2020 standard catalog of world coins. 1901-2000

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2020 Standard Catalog Of World Coins. 1901-2000 - 2019

Summary: Provides an impressively detailed and exhaustive reference to 20th century coins. During its nearly five-decade run, it has been heralded as the standard bearer in the numismatics community. Includes 60,000 actual-size illustrations.

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction

The 30-day money cleanse

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The 30-day Money Cleanse - 2019

by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

Summary: Create lasting happiness with your financial situation -- not by building a blistering budget but by living the life you love! Ashley Feinstein Gerstley was working as a top financial advisor when she came to the shocking realization that even she was stressed about her personal finances. How could that be, with all her education and experience in dealing with money? Ashley quickly realized that her stress didn't arise from a lack of knowledge but the way that we as a society treat and talk (or...  read more »

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

The 30-Day Money Cleanse

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The 30-Day Money Cleanse - 2018

by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

Summary: When were you last happy with your finances? Create lasting happiness with your financial situation — not by creating a blistering budget but by living the life you love! Ashley Feinstein Gerstley was working in financial services when she came to the shocking realization that even she was stressed about her personal finances. How could that be, with all her education and experience in dealing with money? Ashley quickly realized that her stress didn; t only arise from a lack of knowledge but...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

5 ingredients

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5 Ingredients - 2019

by Jamie Oliver

Summary: Features 130 recipes focusing on creating incredible combinations of just five ingredients for maximum flavor with minimum fuss.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy

The 5 languages of appreciation in the workplace

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The 5 Languages Of Appreciation In The Workplace - 2019

by Gary D Chapman

Summary: You appreciate your coworkers, but do they feel appreciated? In today's workplace it is crucial for employees to feel valued. But that's a challenge when you and your employees communicate appreciation differently. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White help you elevate employee engagement by making your staff feel truly valued ; decrease turnover and increase loyalty with your employees and supervisors ; reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction

The 5 love languages of teenagers

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The 5 Love Languages Of Teenagers - 2016

by Gary D Chapman

Summary: Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and this book equips parents to make the most of that opportunity. Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen's love language. Get practical tips for how to: express love to your teen...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

500 social media marketing tips

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500 Social Media Marketing Tips - 2019

by Andrew Macarthy

Summary: This is your guide to social media success for business, featuring hundreds of actionable strategies for success on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat, and more!

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Marketing & Sales • Nonfiction

7-Day Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse

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7-Day Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse - 2019

by Jj Smith

Summary: JJ Smith, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse , provides an all-new and accessible detox system that rids the body of unwanted fat and bacteria for renewed energy and lasting weight loss. In the tradition of certified weight loss expert and nutritionist JJ Smith; s 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, Think Yourself Thin , and Green Smoothies for Life , comes the 7-Day Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse . This revolutionary cleanse includes meals and drinks that help...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Accidental Presidents

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Accidental Presidents - 2019

by Jared Cohen

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world. Eight men have succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. In one way or another they vastly changed our history. Only Theodore Roosevelt would have been elected in...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Acid for the children

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Acid For The Children - 2019

by Flea

Summary: Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. His dreamy, jazz-inflected prose makes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s come to gritty, glorious life, including the potential for fun, danger,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

ADHD

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ADHD - 2019

by Mark Wolraich

Summary: This guide offers parents balanced, reassuring information to help them manage their child's ADHD. Topics include: evaluation and diagnosis, coexisting conditions, behavior therapy, ADHD and academics, the role of medication, and complementary and alternative treatments. Parents will also find inspirational and relatable stories from other caretakers.

Genre: Nonfiction

Against all grain. Meals made simple

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Against All Grain. Meals Made Simple - 2014

by Danielle Walker

Summary: Offers one hundred gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly recipes, including a month of dinner ideas and complete shopping lists.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Air fryer cookbook

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Air Fryer Cookbook - 2018

Summary: Enjoy healthier, delicious versions of all your favorite foods with this introductory air fryer cookbook from Good Housekeeping. Harnessing the power of circulating hot air, air frying allows you to roast, bake, and enjoy the taste and crunch of fried foods -- but without as much oil or grease. Who better than Good Housekeeping to explain all the basics of using this trendy miracle machine? Home cooks will find more than 60 family-pleasing healthy recipes for favorite comfort food dishes,...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy • Special Diet

Alabama

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Alabama - 2019

by Jackie Sheckler Finch

Summary: Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you|re a visitor or a local looking for something different, this guidebook shows you the Yellowhammer State you never knew existed. Uncover the roots of the civil rights movement at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery. Tour the state's network of limestone caves, like Cathedral Caverns in Woodville. Soak up the sun on the sugar-white sands of Alabama's Gulf Shores. So if you've |been there, done that| one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

All blood runs red

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All Blood Runs Red - 2019

by Philip A Keith

Summary: The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer. Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community. His five-year...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

All You Can Ever Know

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All You Can Ever Know - 2018

by Nicole Chung

Summary: Long-listed for PEN Open Book Award Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post , NPR, Time , The Boston Globe , Real Simple , Buzzfeed , Jezebel, Bustle , Library Journal , Chicago Public Library, and more "This book moved me to my very core. . . . [ All You Can Ever Know ] should be required reading for anyone who has ever had, wanted, or found a family―which is to say, everyone." ―Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere What does it mean to lose your roots—within...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Almost Anywhere

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Almost Anywhere - 2015

by Krista Schlyer

Summary: What do you do when your world ends? At twenty-eight years old, Krista Schlyer sold almost everything she owned and packed the rest of it in a station wagon bound for the American wild. Her two best friends joined her—one a grumpy, grieving introvert, the other a feisty dog—and together they sought out every national park, historic site, forest, and wilderness they could get to before their money ran out or their minds gave in. The journey began as a desperate escape from urban...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Alone at dawn

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Alone At Dawn - 2019

by Dan Schilling

Summary: The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms. In the pre-dawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of Navy SEALs struggled to take the summit in a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Middle East • Military & Wars • Nonfiction • United States

The Alzheimer; s Solution

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The Alzheimer; S Solution - 2017

by Dean Sherzai

Summary: A revolutionary, proven program for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer; s disease and cognitive decline from award winning neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer; s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center Over 47 million people are currently living with Alzheimer; s disease worldwide. While all other major diseases are in decline, deaths from Alzheimer; s have increased radically. What you or your loved ones don; t yet know is that 90 percent of...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

America's reluctant prince

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America's Reluctant Prince - 2019

by Steven M Gillon

Summary: Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.'s complicated and rich life. In the end, Gillon proves that John's life...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

American Carnage

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American Carnage - 2019

by Tim Alberta

Summary: Tim Alberta provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party -- how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump. The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Alberta explains, to understand Trump's victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The American dream?

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The American Dream? - 2019

by Shing Yin Khor

Summary: An illustrated comic travelogue about an American immigrant driving alone through all that's left of "The Mother Road," Route 66.

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

American Moonshot

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American Moonshot - 2019

by Douglas Brinkley

Summary: Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy; s inspiring challenge, and America; s race to the moon. "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

American predator

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American Predator - 2019

by Maureen Callahan

Summary: A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the ranks of a singular American police force: the Anchorage PD. Most of us have never heard of Israel Keyes. But he is one of the most ambitious, meticulous serial killers of modern time. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," he was a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

American Prison

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American Prison - 2018

by Shane Bauer

Summary: New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 One of President Barack Obama; s favorite books of 2018 Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award A New York Times Notable Book A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country; s history. In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

America; s Reluctant Prince

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America; S Reluctant Prince - 2019

by Steven M. Gillon

Summary: *A New York Times Bestseller* A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. from a leading historian who was also a close friend, America; s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon. Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and New York Times bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F....  read more »

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

Angelfish

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Angelfish - 2017

by Nathan Sommer

Summary: Just because they live in water doesn; t mean sea creatures don; t need a good cleaning. Luckily, the angelfish is perfect for the job! These helpful fish rid their neighbors of pesky parasites. It; s like a "swim-by" cleaning service! Young readers will marvel over this colorful title about angelfish.

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

Animal farm

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Animal Farm - 2019

by George Orwell

Summary: A graphic adaptation of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel.

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

The Arab of the future. Book 4

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The Arab Of The Future. Book 4 - 2019

by Riad Sattouf

Summary: In this fourth volume, little Riad has grown into a teenager. In the previous books, his childhood was complicated by the pull of his two cultures -- French and Syrian -- and his parents' deteriorating relationship. Now his father, Adbel-Razak, has left to take a job in Saudi Arabia, and after making a pilgrimage to Mecca, turns increasingly towards religion. But after following him from place to place and living for years under the harsh conditions of his impoverished village, Riad's mother...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The art of happy moving

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The Art Of Happy Moving - 2019

by Ali Wenzke

Summary: In this book based on her popular blog, moving pro Ali Wenzke delivers a comprehensive, step-by-step resource for every phase of the moving process. Ali shares invaluable anecdotes from her many moves, and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips. (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging, and agendas for the big moving day. Whether you're a...  read more »

Genres: Happiness • Nonfiction • Self Development

The art of Michelangelo

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The Art Of Michelangelo - 1989

by Nathaniel Harris

Summary: Gives a critique of Michelangelo's works as well as highlights from his life.

Genres: Arts & Photography • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The art of noticing

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The Art Of Noticing - 2019

by Rob Walker

Summary: A compilation of 131 meditations and exercises to inspire us to find joy and expand the ways we engage with the people and places, the objects and tasks we encounter in our everyday lives. In a world ruled by distraction and increasing demands on our attention, it's never been more important to notice what matters to you. To stay eager, to connect, to find interest in the everyday, to notice what others overlook, these are skills that are both vital and delightful -- and this illustrated volume...  read more »

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

Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence - 2019

by Clifford A. Pickover

Summary: An illustrated journey through the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence, from popular science author Cliff Pickover. "An enjoyable diversion to read cover to cover, follow along common strands, or dip into for random bits. " — Booklist From medieval robots and Boolean algebra to facial recognition, artificial neural networks, and adversarial patches, this fascinating history takes readers on a vast tour through the world of artificial intelligence. Award-winning author...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

ASVAB Prep 2020-2021

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ASVAB Prep 2020-2021 - 2020

by Kaplan Test Prep

Summary: Kaplan; s ASVAB Prep 2020–2021 features proven strategies and realistic practice for all sections of the ASVAB and AFQT. Comprehensive subject review, expert tips, and detailed explanations will help you face the test with confidence. With ASVAB Prep 2020–2021 you can study on the go. Log in from anywhere to watch video lessons, complete quizzes, and take practice tests. Essential Practice More than 1,000 realistic practice questions with explanations Four full-length ASVAB practice...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

The automatic millionaire

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The Automatic Millionaire - 2016

by David Bach

Summary: Do you want to live rich and retire richer? Rich enough to do what you want to do when you want to do it? Rich enough to stop worrying about money? Rich enough to make a difference and help others? If the answer is yes, then stop what you are doing and open this book. Read a few pages. Bach's easy approach to making your financial life automatic works while you sleep. All you have to do is follow his one-step program to financial security--the rest is automatic!

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Personal Finance

Automation of labor

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Automation Of Labor - 2019

Summary: There have been many benefits to automation, including affordable pricing and accessibility of goods through mass marketing, but its impact on the workforce also has the potential to cripple society. While automation saves billions of dollars for corporations, it also eliminates jobs from the workforce. Advancements in artificial intelligence mean that manufacturing jobs are not the only sector to fall victim to job displacement; experts predict that many white-collar jobs soon will be carried...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Young Adult Nonfiction

A Backyard Flower Garden for Kids

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A Backyard Flower Garden For Kids - 2009

by Amie Jane Leavitt

Summary: Kids learn to create a flower garden in a backyard

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

A Backyard Vegetable Garden for Kids

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A Backyard Vegetable Garden For Kids - 2009

by Amie Jane Leavitt

Summary: Kids learn to create a vegetable garden in a backyard

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

Ball of collusion

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Ball Of Collusion - 2019

by Andrew C McCarthy

Summary: The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. The law-enforcement and intelligence arms of government were placed in the service of the Democratic presidential bid and, failing that, were deployed against the incoming Republican administration with the goal of strangling it in the cradle. The media-Democrat "collusion narrative," scandalizing Donald Trump as a cat's paw of the Russian...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Bare Bones

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Bare Bones - 2016

by Bobby Bones

Summary: #1 New York Times Bestseller A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of The Bobby Bones Show, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation. Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out—a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Barns, sheds & outbuildings

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Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings - 2019

Summary: Enhance your property with a new beautiful outbuilding. Adding a backyard storage shed, a new detached garage, an attractive playhouse, or any other type of utility building not only improves functionality of your home, it also adds value to your property.

Genres: Decorating & Design • Design & Construction • Home & Garden • How-to & Home Improvements • Nonfiction

Barron's ACT study guide

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Barron's ACT Study Guide - 2019

by Brian W Stewart

Summary: College-bound students preparing for the ACT will find the help they need in this fully updated edition of Barron's trusted ACT study manual. It includes a detailed overview of the ACT with comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions. There is a chapter on optimizing the test-taking mindset and managing test anxiety. A full-length diagnostic test will guide you to pinpointing your weaknesses. There are also three full-length practice tests with answer explanations. Extensive subject reviews cover all parts of the ACT: English, Math, Reading, Science, and the Writing Test.

Genres: Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Barron's SAT

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Barron's SAT - 2019

by Sharon Green

Summary: This newly revised edition presents a diagnostic test and five full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained, test-taking tactics for the exam as a whole, special strategies for each part of the test, and more.

Genres: Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Barron's TOEFL iBT

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Barron's TOEFL IBT - 2019

by Pamela J Sharpe

Summary: Provides flexible study options and key skills review to help you study what you need to know for the test. Includes 8 full-length practice tests, plus downloadable audio. Has answer explanations for every question.

Genre: Nonfiction

Be calm

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Be Calm - 2019

by Jill P Weber

Summary: If you suffer from anxiety you're not alone -- like 40 million Americans, you know symptoms can strike anytime, anywhere. Relief is here. This book targets symptoms wherever they strike with cutting-edge techniques that help you reduce anxiety on the spot. It is both a handy resource for stress management and a close look into the causes of anxiety. Evidence-based strategies show you how to control a variety of symptoms in lots of different circumstances. With this book, you're always prepared.

Genres: Emotions • Happiness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Bearing the unbearable

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Bearing The Unbearable - 2017

by Joanne Cacciatore

Summary: When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable, especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, "NO!" with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear and often lasts for much longer than other people, the non-bereaved, tell us it should. This book is a companion for life and most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. The author, who is...  read more »

Genres: Death & Grief • Nonfiction • Self Development

The beautiful ones

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The Beautiful Ones - 2019

by Prince

Summary: An acclaimed musician, Prince Rogers Nelson was a visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds. But his most ambitious creative act was turning himself into one of the greatest pop stars of any era. Before his death Prince was writing a memoir, taking us into his childhood world. The second part of the book takes us through his early days as a musician through a scrapbook of writing and photos. We then follow Prince's evolution through candid images, before turning to his...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts/Music

Because internet

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Because Internet - 2019

by Gretchen McCulloch

Summary: A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Communication & Social Skills • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Self Development

Becoming Super Woman

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Becoming Super Woman - 2019

by Nicole Lapin

Summary: Do you feel daily pressure to keep pushing yourself even when you; re stressed and exhausted? It; s time to leave Superwoman in the movies, where she belongs, and say hello to being a Super Woman—the best, most productive and balanced version of the hero you already are. For years—maybe your entire life—you; ve been told that success means having it all and doing it all. But working more and harder is holding you back, not moving you forward. In Becoming Super Woman, New York...  read more »

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

Becoming Superman

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Becoming Superman - 2019

by J. Michael Straczynski

Summary: With an introduction by Neil Gaiman! *** "J. Michael Straczynski is, without question, one of the greatest science fiction minds of our time." — Max Brooks (World War Z) In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood; s Changeling and Marvel; s Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret. For four decades, J....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Before and After the Book Deal

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Before And After The Book Deal - 2020

by Courtney Maum

Summary: Everything you; ve ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide by acclaimed author Courtney Maum. Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer; s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book has over 150 contributors from all walks of the industry, including international bestselling authors Anthony Doerr, Roxane Gay, Garth Greenwell, Lisa Ko, R. O. Kwon, Rebecca Makkai, and Ottessa Moshfegh, alongside cult...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

Beginner's guide to kirigami

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Beginner's Guide To Kirigami - 2019

by Ghylenn Descamps

Summary: Gives instructions for making 24 kirigami projects. Also offers tips on using papercrafting tools, paper selection, and folding techniques.

Genre: Nonfiction

Best Perennials for Sun and Shade

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Best Perennials For Sun And Shade - 2019

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Summary: A quick-reference guide to planting perennials for gardeners with little experience and time Choosing perennials for a garden can be a daunting task, considering that there are thousands of choices. Yarrow? Columbine? Aster? To make the selection easier, this guide profiles the easiest-to-grow and best-performing perennials for both sunny and shady locations. Each plant is shown in a beautiful color photo for easy identification. The photo is accompanied by information on where and how to grow...  read more »

Genres: Home & Garden • Nonfiction

Biased

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Biased - 2019

by Phd Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Summary: "A fascinating new book... [Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is] a genius."—Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah "Poignant....important and illuminating." —The New York Times Book Review "This book should be required reading for everyone."—Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility As featured on CBS This Morning, NPR; s All Things Considered, TIME Magazine, and Democracy Now! You don; t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

The biggest Rolodex in sports

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The Biggest Rolodex In Sports - 2015

by Larry Cotlar

Summary: A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Larry Cotlar grew up with three passions -- St. Louis Cardinals baseball, sports in general and radio. Over the next forty-one years, Cotlar was able to parlay those three passions into a career in sports radio. Cotlar began his career in sports talk radio in 1981 at WHO Radio in Des Moines. In 2007, he was named the Iowa Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He was also inducted into the media wing of the Iowa...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

Binging with Babish

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Binging With Babish - 2019

by Andrew Rea

Summary: Each episode of the YouTube cooking show "Binging with Babish" involves Andrew Rea teaching a recipe based on a favorite TV show or film, such as the babka from the classic "Seinfeld" episode, the beef bourguignon from "Julie & Julia," or the timpano from "Big Night." This cookbook includes these and other fan-favorite recipes. Some are so delicious that you'll want to make them for dinner right away, like Bubba's shrimp from "Forrest Gump," while others can be saved for impressing a loved one...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Black & Decker Custom Grills & Smokers

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Black & Decker Custom Grills & Smokers - 2018

by Editors Of Cool Springs Press

Summary: On the surface, grilling, barbecuing, and tailgating are about cooking mouthwatering food. But there; s a deeper reason millions of Americans love to grill: it; s really about entertaining and, might we suggest, showing off. This one stop resource is filled with clever, impressive projects that you can make yourself to blow your grilling buddies away. You won; t believe the number of ways you can construct your own custom grill, smoker, or accessories. They can be built with bricks, steel...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The Black Belt Librarian

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The Black Belt Librarian - 2011

by Warren Graham

Summary: Sharing expertise gleaned from more than two decades as a library security manager, Graham demonstrates that libraries can maintain their best traditions of openness and public access by creating an unobtrusive yet effective security plan.

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

The blink of an eye

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The Blink Of An Eye - 2019

by Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard

Summary: It was New Year's Day. Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard, a young mother and scientist, was celebrating with family and friends when she was struck down with a sudden fever. Within hours, she'd suffered multiple organ failure and was clinically dead. Then, brought back to the edge of life -- trapped in a near-death coma -- she was given a 5 percent chance of survival. She awoke to find herself completely paralyzed, with blinking as her sole means of communicating with the outside world. This is Rikke's...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Blink of an Eye

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The Blink Of An Eye - 2019

by Rikke Schmidt Kjrgaard

Summary: "A highly personal, deeply affecting account of what it is to be yanked from a happy, well-ordered life and thrust into a sudden, unimaginable, terrifying darkness. Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard has done the impossible of putting into words an experience that would seem to be beyond expressing."—from the foreword by Bill Bryson It was New Year; s Day. Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard, a young mother and scientist, was celebrating with family and friends when she was struck down with a sudden...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The blockade of the Gaza Strip

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The Blockade Of The Gaza Strip - 2020

Summary: Ever since Israel ended its occupation of Gaza in 2005, Islamist group Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza have created conflicts with Israel. In 2007, Israel instituted a blockade of the Gaza Strip, restricting border crossings and access to necessities such as food, water, and power. Israel maintains that the intent of the blockade is to eliminate Hamas' ability to launch rockets into Israel. The Palestinians charge that the blockade effectively weakens Hamas and constitutes suffering and...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Blowout

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Blowout - 2019

by Rachel Maddow

Summary: Offers a dark, serpentine, riveting tour of the unimaginably lucrative and corrupt oil-and-gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe -- from Oklahoma City to Siberia to Equatorial Guinea -- exposing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas. She shows how Russia's rich reserves of crude have, paradoxically, stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbors, the United...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Russia

Blue book of gun values

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Blue Book Of Gun Values - 2019

by S P Fjestad

Summary: Contains accurate information and up-to-date values for modern firearms and many major trademark antiques. It provides the most firearms information and pricing, including all the new makes/models for 2019. This newest edition contains over 1,700 manufacturers and trademarks with brief histories whenever possible; almost 24,000 individually listed and described models; and 550,000 up-to-date values. The Photo Percentage Grading System (PCGS) has been revised, making firearms grading even easier...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction

Blue Ridge Parkway road trips

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Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips - 2019

by Amy C Balfour

Summary: This is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cross a mile-high suspension bridge for a parkway panorama at Grandfather Mountain, enjoy indie shops and microbreweries in downtown Asheville, and hike to spectacular views from 90-foot Linville Falls! All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway and begin your journey now!

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The body

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The Body - 2019

by Bill Bryson

Summary: Bill Bryson takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body -- how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, this book will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.

Genres: Biology • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Science

The Body

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The Body - 2019

by Bill Bryson

Summary: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD "Glorious. . .You will marvel at the brilliance and vast weirdness of your design." — The Washington Post Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything , takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner;...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Body leaping backward

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Body Leaping Backward - 2019

by Maureen Stanton

Summary: The mesmerizing, daring and important story of a risk-taking girlhood spent in a working-class prison town. For Maureen Stanton's proper Catholic mother, the town's maximum security prison was a way to keep her seven children in line. But as the 1970s brought upheaval to America, and the lines between good and bad blurred, Stanton's once-solid family lost its way. A promising young girl with a smart mouth, Stanton turns watchful as her parents separate and her now-single mother descends into...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

Body love every day

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Body Love Every Day - 2019

by Kelly LeVeque

Summary: The author of Body love returns with custom 21-day eating plans tailored to four different types of women: "The Girl on the Go" for the woman who wants to eat healthy while managing a hectic schedule, "The Domestic Goddess" for the woman who loves to spend time in the kitchen, "The Plant-Based Devotee" for the woman who avoids animal products, and "The Red-Carpet Ready" for the woman who wants to look and feel her best for an upcoming special event.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The book of gutsy women

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The Book Of Gutsy Women - 2019

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Summary: Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them -- women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Book of Gutsy Women

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The Book Of Gutsy Women - 2019

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Summary: Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. She couldn; t have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your question," her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, "You; re my hero. Who; s yours?" Many people—especially girls—have asked us that same question over the years. It; s...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Book-keeping made simple

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Book-keeping Made Simple - 1997

by Geoffrey Whitehead

Summary: Fully updated to reflect changes in accounting practice. All balance sheets are now displayed in the commonly used European style. New illustrations feature in the book, along with a basic book-keeping and computerized book-keeping chart. Suitable for students taking introductory exams in accounting, including GCSE, BTEC National, RSA, LCCI and other courses corresponding to NVQ level 2.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

A Bookshop in Berlin

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A Bookshop In Berlin - 2019

by Françoise Frenkel

Summary: In 1921, Franc¸oise Frenkel -- a Jewish woman from Poland -- fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. In 1935, the scene continues to darken. First come the new bureaucratic hurdles, followed by frequent police visits and book confiscations. Franc¸oise's dream finally shatters on...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Boundaries for leaders

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Boundaries For Leaders - 2013

by Henry Cloud

Summary: In this book, Dr. Henry Cloud leverages his expertise of human behavior, neuroscience, and business leadership to explain how the best leaders set boundaries within their organizations -- with their teams and with themselves -- to improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction. In a voice that is motivating and inspiring, Dr. Cloud offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture. This is...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction

Boundaries with kids

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Boundaries With Kids - 1998

by Henry Cloud

Summary: Here at last is the help you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend take you through the ins and outs of establishing family boundaries and instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.

Genre: Nonfiction

The boy crisis

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The Boy Crisis - 2018

by Warren Farrell

Summary: What is the boy crisis? It's a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It's a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women. It's a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison....  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Boys & Sex

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Boys & Sex - 2020

by Peggy Orenstein

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering "both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it" (Washington Post). Peggy Orenstein; s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women; s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Brave, not perfect

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Brave, Not Perfect - 2019

by Reshma Saujani

Summary: Reshma Saujani inspires us to discover the power of female bravery. Do you ever feel crushed under the weight of your own expectations? Do you often lose sleep ruminating over a tiny mistake or worrying about what someone else thinks of you? Do you run yourself ragged trying to do it all at home and at work, with a smile and not a hair out of place? Have you ever passed up an opportunity -- a new relationship, new job, or new challenge -- because you're afraid you won't immediately excel at it?...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

The British monarchy

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The British Monarchy - 2020

by Nicole Horning

Summary: The British monarchy has long been a subject of fascination for many people. Television shows and films have been created to tell the history of influential, long-reigning monarchs such as Queen Elizabeth II, and royal weddings are televised worldwide. This engaging look at British history examines past and present monarchs, how marriages such as the one between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke tradition, and the controversy over whether or not Britain needs a monarchy. Through sidebars,...  read more »

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

The broken ladder

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The Broken Ladder - 2017

by Keith Payne

Summary: A timely examination by a leading social scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral effects of inequality. Today's inequality is on a scale that none of us has seen in our lifetimes, yet this disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. While conservatives look at poverty and see its roots in personal failures and liberals attribute it to a lack of opportunity, what both sides miss is that the psychology of inequality causes both poor...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Building a business with a beat

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Building A Business With A Beat - 2019

by Judi Sheppard Missett

Summary: Proven methods for turning any passion into major profits -- from the entrepreneur who turned her idea into a $100 million global powerhouse. The founder and CEO of Jazzercise, Inc., reveals the secrets to her success. In this book, Judi Sheppard Missett describes the principles that made, and continue to make, Jazzercise the worldwide women-owned enterprise it is today. You'll learn how to build a business devoted to excellence and communal satisfaction, while being inspired by the author's...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Small Business & Entrepreneurship

The buried

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The Buried - 2019

by Peter Hessler

Summary: Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his imagination. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, research ancient history, and visit the legendary archaeological digs. After years of covering China for "The New Yorker," friends warned him it would be a much quieter place. But just before his arrival, the Arab Spring had reached...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Middle East • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Buttermilk Graffiti

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Buttermilk Graffiti - 2018

by Edward Lee

Summary: Winner, 2019 James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year in Writing Finalist, 2019 IACP Award, Literary Food Writing Named a Best Food Book of the Year by the Boston Globe , Smithsonian , BookRiot, and more Semifinalist, Goodreads Choice Awards "Thoughtful, well researched, and truly moving. Shines a light on what it means to cook and eat American food, in all its infinitely nuanced and ever-evolving glory." —Anthony Bourdain American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive,...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Call sign chaos

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Call Sign Chaos - 2019

by James N Mattis

Summary: This is the account of Jim Mattis' storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas -- and short-sighted thinking -- now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • History & Culture • Management & Leadership • Military & Wars • Nonfiction • United States

Call Sign Chaos

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Call Sign Chaos - 2019

by Jim Mattis

Summary: A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis—the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine. Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis; s storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction

Camouflage

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Camouflage - 2019

by Sarah Bargiela

Summary: This graphic novel explores the experiences and difficulties faced by women on the spectrum, such as late or incorrect diagnosis and having to master the art of pretending to be "normal." A fascinating insight into an under-represented condition.

Genres: Nonfiction • Philosophy & Psychology

The Campfire Cookbook

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The Campfire Cookbook - 2019

by Viola Lex

Summary: Cooking outdoors can be magical, so break out of the kitchen, light your fire, and enjoy delicious recipes you can rustle up when camping, dining al fresco, enjoying some beachside living, or having an off-the-grid adventure. Chef Nico Stanitzok and lifelong camper Viola Lex have teamed up to create more than 80 sweet and savory camping recipes. Alongside traditional campfire favorites such as BBQ chicken, grilled corn on the cob, and kebab skewers, you; ll find recipes for breads, grilled...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Canada

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Canada - 2019

by Lisa Voormeij

Summary: Discover Canada with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and transport you to this incredible country before you've even packed your suitcase. Marvel at the magnificent thundering waterfalls of Niagara Falls, hike through spectacular scenery in Banff National Park, or wander among the skyscrapers of Toronto. The guide covers the must-see attractions and hidden sights, so you won't miss a thing.

Genres: Americas • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Trave

Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness

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Cannabis And CBD For Health And Wellness - 2019

by Aliza Sherman

Summary: A safe, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to using cannabis—including CBD and THC—to ease chronic and acute health issues such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and more, from the founder of a global cannabis wellness network and an osteopathic physician. With legalization of recreational cannabis in 9 states and medical marijuana in 29 states, interest is growing in cannabis-related health products, especially those made with CBD—a...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • 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

The Case for Christ

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The Case For Christ - 2016

by Lee Strobel

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! OVER 5 MILLION COPIES SOLD! Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel says yes! In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ, Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions - and building a captivating case for Christ; s divinity. Strobel challenges them with questions...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

The Castle on Sunset

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The Castle On Sunset - 2019

by Shawn Levy

Summary: * LA Times Bestseller* *An Amazon "Best History Books of 2019 So Far" Pick* "Fascinating, dishy, and glimmering with insight." —Cheryl Strayed "A fabulously fizzy account." —Vanity Fair "I want to live inside this book!" —Taylor Jenkins Reid The definitive history of Hollywood; s most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotel For ninety years, Hollywood; s brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. An apartment house-turned-hotel, it has been the...  read more »

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

Catch and kill

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Catch And Kill - 2019

by Ronan Farrow

Summary: In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • True Crime

Cats

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Cats - 2011

by Hollie Endres

Summary: Cats make excellent farm hands. They are successful hunters always on the lookout for mice. Beginning readers will learn about the features and behaviors of farm cats.

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

Celebrate the American Way

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Celebrate The American Way - 2015

by Sheila Mackechnie Murtha

Summary: REA; s Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture with Audio CD + MP3 The emphasis is on fun in this lighthearted guide to language and culture in the United States! The warm and witty authors of English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. are back with the second book in the series, Celebrate the American Way , another fun ESL guide to English language and culture. This friendly guide takes you on a year-long journey through American...  read more »

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life

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Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life - 2018

by Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

Summary: An eye-opening handbook from a leading Ayurvedic physician that blends cutting-edge science on "clock genes" with ancient eastern wisdom to help us understand how to harness the power of chronobiology to effortlessly lose weight, sleep better, exercise stronger, reduce stress, and boost our wellbeing. "It; s not you, it; s your schedule." Does it sound like magic? It; s not. We; ve all heard of circadian rhythms—those biological processes that give us jet lag and make us night owls or...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Chaos

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Chaos - 2019

by Tom ONeill

Summary: An investigative journalist chronicles his twenty-year obsession with the 1969 Manson murders and describes how he discovered evidence of a cover-up, carelessness from police, misconduct by prosecutors, and potential surveillance by intelligence agents.

Genres: History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • True Crime • United States

Chasing the Moon

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Chasing The Moon - 2019

by Robert Stone

Summary: A charismatic young president issued the historic Moon landing challenge. This book, which greatly expands the companion PBS series, tell the stories of the visionaries—based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material—who helped America win the space race with the first lunar landing fifty years ago. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. For the first time,...  read more »

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

Chicken soup for the soul. Angels all around

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Chicken Soup For The Soul. Angels All Around - 2019

by Amy Newmark

Summary: In this book of 101 inspirational stories, contributors share their personal angel experiences of faith, miracles, and answered prayers, which will amaze and inspire you. More than what we experience, it's often the memory of who we experience that lasts. And sometimes, we experience an angel. You will be awed and inspired by these true personal stories from people who are certain that there are angels right here on earth. They know this, because they've met them, and if you open your eyes, and your heart, you may find that angels don't live too far away after all.

Genres: Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development

Children of the Land

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Children Of The Land - 2020

by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Summary: An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book of 2020 This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man; s attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence. "You were not a ghost even though an entire country was scared of you. No one in this story was a ghost. This was not a story." When Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was five...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Choice

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The Choice - 2017

by Edith Eva Eger

Summary: A New York Times Bestseller "I; ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger; s story... The Choice is a reminder of what courage looks like in the worst of times and that we all have the ability to pay attention to what we; ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have."—Oprah "Dr. Eger; s life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others. She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well."...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Self Development

Chop wood carry water

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Chop Wood Carry Water - 2015

by Joshua Medcalf

Summary: Guided by "Akira-sensei," John comes to realize the greatest adversity on his journey will be the challenge of defeating the man in the mirror. This powerful story of one boy's journey to achieve his life long goal of becoming a samurai warrior, brings the Train to be Clutch curriculum to life in a powerful and memorable way.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Chosen forever

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Chosen Forever - 2009

by Susan Richards

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The coffee bean

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The Coffee Bean - 2019

by Jon Gordon

Summary: An illustrated fable that teaches readers how to transform their environment, overcome challenges, and create positive change. Life is often difficult. It can be harsh, stressful, and feel like a pot of boiling hot water. The environments we find ourselves in can change, weaken, or harden us, and test who we truly are. We can be like the carrot that weakens in the pot or like the egg that hardens. Or, we can be like the coffee bean and discover the power inside us to transform our environment....  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Self Development • Self-Esteem

The Collected Schizophrenias

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The Collected Schizophrenias - 2019

by Esm Weijun Wang

Summary: Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esme Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the "collected schizophrenias" but to those who wish to understand it as well....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

Comedy sex god

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Comedy Sex God - 2019

by Pete Holmes

Summary: Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest, this book is a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand-out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

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The Complete Cookbook For Young Chefs - 2018

by America; s Test Kitchen Kids

Summary: For the first time ever, America's Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to kids in the kitchen! Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America's Test Kitchen has created the cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you're cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, this cookbook has delicious recipes that will wow.

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

The Complete Guide to Practically Perfect Grandparenting

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The Complete Guide To Practically Perfect Grandparenting - 2015

by Abigail R. Gehring

Summary: Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Recipes, Games, Crafts, and More A beautiful, keepsake book packed with everything you need to be a terrific grandparent! Beautifully illustrated and chock full of everything you need to be a great grandparent, The Complete Guide to Practically Perfect Grandparenting is the perfect gift for new grandpas and grandmas. In these pages you; ll find classic stories and poems such as “Peter Rabbit" and “The Princess and the Pea," tasty recipes sure to please young...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook

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The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook - 2016

by America; s Test Kitchen

Summary: Bring the Mediterranean—from Italy and Greece, to Morocco and Egypt, to Turkey and Lebanon—into your kitchen with more than 500 fresh, flavorful recipes. This comprehensive cookbook translates the famously healthy Mediterranean diet for home cooks with a wide range of creative recipes, many fast enough to be made on a weeknight, using ingredients available at your local supermarket. The structure of the book follows the guidelines of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. You; ll find...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Confederates in the Attic

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Confederates In The Attic - 2010

by Tony Horwitz

Summary: National Bestseller For all who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War — reenactors, battlefield visitors, Confederate descendants and other Southerners, history fans, students of current racial conflicts, and more — this ten-state adventure is part travelogue, part social commentary and always good-humored. When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he;...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Trave

Connect First

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Connect First - 2019

by Melanie Katzman

Summary: A renowned business psychologist, advisor, and consultant to the world; s leading companies reveals the key to greater success, meaning, and joy at work Technology has enabled us to be more interconnected today than ever before. So why do so many of us feel isolated and undervalued at work? Why does it feel like something is missing? It doesn; t have to be this way. In these rapidly changing, challenging times, how do we—YOU—develop the intuition, self-awareness, and interpersonal...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

Conquering the college admissions essay in 10 steps

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Conquering The College Admissions Essay In 10 Steps - 2017

by Alan Gelb

Summary: The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process. Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

The Conservative Sensibility

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The Conservative Sensibility - 2019

by George F. Will

Summary: New York Times Bestseller From the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, an "astonishing" and "enthralling" ( Booklist ) new examination of how the Founders; belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition—"easily one of the best books on American Conservatism ever written" (Jonah Goldberg). For more than four decades, George F. Will has attempted to discern the principles of the Western political tradition and apply them to America; s civic life. Today, the stakes...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Cookbook for Teens

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The Cookbook For Teens - 2014

by Mendocino Press

Summary: Become a kitchen whiz with The Cookbook for Teens. Even the world; s top chefs had to start somewhere. The Cookbook for Teens is the perfect introduction to the art of cooking, even for teenagers who have never cooked more than a slice of toast. The Cookbook for Teens will guide you through introductory preparation and cooking techniques, how to read recipes, and how to shop for groceries. Once you are comfortable in the kitchen, you will learn how to make your own easy dishes, with simple...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Young Adult Fiction

Country Grit

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Country Grit - 2017

by Scottie Jones

Summary: In this memoir filled with heart, hope and "abundant humor" a wife and husband give up their suburban existence and buy a farm in Oregon ( The Oregonian ). Scottie Jones was living a comfortable suburban life in Arizona until her husband, Greg, got into a near-fatal car accident. While recovering, he became convinced that they needed a simpler way of life, one more connected with nature—and with each other—as they approached their later years. So they said good-bye to their old...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Cracking the SAT

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Cracking The SAT - 2019

Summary: Provides comprehensive subject review for every section of the exam, drills and practice questions, proven score-raising techniques, and full-length practice tests with answer explanations.

Genres: Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Cravings

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Cravings - 2016

by Chrissy Teigen

Summary: Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen demonstrates how to make cooking a part of a fashion-forward lifestyle, sharing one hundred recipes ranging from personal creations and her Thai mother's classics to dishes taught to her by chef friends.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy

Creative calling

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Creative Calling - 2019

by Chase Jarvis

Summary: Chase Jarvis, founder of online learning platform CreativeLive and sought-after photographer, shares his core principles to foster creativity, entrepreneurship, and learning.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

Cribsheet

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Cribsheet - 2019

by Emily Oster

Summary: The instant New York Times bestseller! From the author of Expecting Better , an economist; s guide to the early years of parenting. "Many parents will likely find reading it a huge relief from the scare stories that seem to pop up everywhere these days... Cribsheet is not another call for the end of helicopter parenting or snowplow parenting or whatever kind of parenting is lighting up social media today, and it; s not a call to overthrow medical wisdom; it; s a call for parenting with context,...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

Custer's trials

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Custer's Trials - 2015

by T J Stiles

Summary: Historian T.J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, demonstrating how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He refutes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person -- capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

DARK AGENDA

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DARK AGENDA - 2019

by David Horowitz

Summary: In Dark Agenda, New York Times bestselling author David Horwitz exposes not only the progressive war against Christianity, but also a war against America and its founding principles, which are Christian in their origin. Dark Agenda is about an embattled religion, but most of all, it is about our imperiled nation. Tackling a broad range of issues from prayer in the schools to the globalist mindset, Horowitz traces the anti-Christian movement to its roots in communism. When the communist empire...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Data Science Programming All-In-One For Dummies

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Data Science Programming All-In-One For Dummies - 2020

by John Paul Mueller

Summary: Your logical, linear guide to the fundamentals of data science programming Data science is exploding—in a good way—with a forecast of 1.7 megabytes of new information created every second for each human being on the planet by 2020 and 11.5 million job openings by 2026. It clearly pays dividends to be in the know. This friendly guide charts a path through the fundamentals of data science and then delves into the actual work: linear regression, logical regression, machine learning,...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology

The day the world came to town

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The Day The World Came To Town - 2003

by Jim DeFede

Summary: After thirty-eight jetliners were re-routed to Newfoundland on September 11, 2001 because the United States' airspace was closing, the townspeople of Gander came to the aid of six thousand travelers, offering food, lodging, and other comforts.

Genres: Americas • History & Culture • Nonfiction

D-Day Girls

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D-Day Girls - 2019

by Sarah Rose

Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The dramatic, untold true story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain; s elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory in World War II "Gripping. Spies, romance, Gestapo thugs, blown-up trains, courage, and treachery (lots of treachery)—and all of it true."—Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was on the front lines....  read more »

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

Dear America

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Dear America - 2019

by Jose Antonio Vargas

Summary: "This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book -- at its core -- is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can't. This book...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Dear girls

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Dear Girls - 2019

by Ali Wong

Summary: In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly with viewers that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, working women, and why you never see new-mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. Wong's sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she's learned from her career in comedy and reveals...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Dear Girls

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Dear Girls - 2019

by Ali Wong

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Ali Wong; s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad. "Fierce, feminist, and packed with funny anecdotes."— Entertainment Weekly NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Variety • Chicago Tribune • Glamour In...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Death of a nation

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Death Of A Nation - 2019

by Dinesh DSouza

Summary: Who is killing America? Is it really Donald Trump and a GOP filled with white supremacists? Dinesh D'Souza makes the provocative case that Democrats are the ones killing America by turning it into a massive nanny state modeled on the Southern plantation system. This sweeping alternative history of the Democratic Party goes back to its foundations in the antebellum South. The slaveholding elite devised the plantation as a means of organizing labor and political support. It was a mini welfare...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Debt free degree

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Debt Free Degree - 2019

by Anthony ONeal

Summary: What every parent needs to know in order to pay cash for college. Most people believe that student loans are the only way to pay for college. That's why we have a $1.5 trillion student loan crisis in the US and over 40 million Americans are saddled with student loan debt. But there is another way. This book teaches parents how their kid can graduate from college without debt, even if they haven't saved for it. It also shows parents how to prepare their child for college, covering topics like...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Personal Finance • Self Development • Self-Esteem

Definitely Hispanic

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Definitely Hispanic - 2019

by Lejuan James

Summary: Perfect for fans of Fresh Off the Boat ; s situational humor and Jane the Virgin ; s celebration of Latinidad, Definitely Hispanic is a collection of introspective memoiristic essays by social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James about growing up Hispanic in the US. LeJuan James loves being Hispanic. But growing up in the United States to immigrant parents, he quickly noticed that their house rules and traditions didn; t always match up with his friends; . The result was a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Delay, Don; t Deny

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Delay, Don; T Deny - 2017

by Gin Stephens

Summary: Tired of counting calories, eliminating foods from your diet, or obsessing about food all day? If so, an intermittent fasting lifestyle might be for you! In this book, you will learn the science behind intermittent fasting, and also understand how to adjust the various intermittent fasting plans to work for your unique lifestyle. The best part about intermittent fasting is that it doesn't require you to give up your favorite foods! You'll learn how to change WHEN to eat, so you...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Denmark

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Denmark - 2019

by Taraneh Ghajar Jerven

Summary: Discover Denmark with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case. Cycle Copenhagen's picturesque streets, explore the rugged coastline of Bornholm, swig craft beer in Aarhus or follow in the footsteps of Vikings in Viborg and Fyrkat. The guide covers the must-see sights and the hidden back streets, so you won't miss a thing.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Designing Space for Children and Teens in Libraries and Public Places

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Designing Space For Children And Teens In Libraries And Public Places - 2009

by Sandra Feinberg

Summary: Providing tips, suggestions, and guidelines on the critical issues that surround designing spaces for children and teens, this how-to book will help you create a space that they will never want to leave.

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

Development, land use, and environmental impact

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Development, Land Use, And Environmental Impact - 2020

Summary: In the past quarter-century, the total area of developed land in the United States increased by nearly 50 percent. Such a shift comes with substantial environmental, economic, and social impacts. Conflicts arise over regulation, with advocates concerned about the harm excessive development does to the environment and critics charging that urbanization is a natural shift in the market. The diverse perspectives in this resource strive to address the tough questions that arise from this important issue.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Young Adult Nonfiction

The Diabetes Code

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The Diabetes Code - 2018

by Dr. Jason Fung

Summary: From acclaimed author Dr. Jason Fung, a revolutionary guide to reversing diabetes. Dr. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his best-selling book, The Obesity Code. Now he has set out to do the same for type 2 diabetes. Today, most doctors, dietitians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease—a life sentence with no possibility of parole. But the truth, as Dr. Fung reveals in this paradigm-shifting book, is...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Diamond Doris

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Diamond Doris - 2019

by Doris Payne

Summary: In the ebullient spirit of "Ocean's 8," "The Heist," and "Thelma & Louise," a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world's most notorious jewel thief -- a woman who defied society's prejudices and norms to carve her own path, stealing from elite jewelers to live her dreams.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

Differently wired

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Differently Wired - 2018

by Deborah Reber

Summary: Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are -- these are what Deborah Reber is calling the "differently wired" kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger's, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. Their challenges are many. But for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as hard -- struggling to find the right school, the right therapist, the right parenting group...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Digital Minimalism

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Digital Minimalism - 2019

by Cal Newport

Summary: A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller "Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don; t, bring value to your life."—Ezra Klein, Vox Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It; s the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely...  read more »

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

Dignity

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Dignity - 2019

by Chris Arnade

Summary: Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten -- both urban and rural, blue state and red state -- and indicts the elitists who've left them behind. Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and unforgettable true stories. Arnade's raw, deeply reported accounts cut through today's clickbait media headlines and indict the elitists who...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Dissenter on the bench

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Dissenter On The Bench - 2019

by Victoria Ortiz

Summary: The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with black and white archival photographs.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

DK eyewitness Greek Islands

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DK Eyewitness Greek Islands - 2019

by Marc S Dubin contributor

Summary: This is the ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring these beautiful islands. Explore Corfu's atmospheric Old Town, admire Santorini's brilliant white-and-blue-washed houses, explore archaeological sites on Delos, wander around the Street of the Knights in Rhodes Old Town, or marvel at the kalyvia farmhouses set in rural Skopelos. Everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of the Greek Islands with this indispensable travel guide.

Genres: Ancient • Europe • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Trave

DNA testing and privacy

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DNA Testing And Privacy - 2019

Summary: Home DNA testing companies, such as 23 and Me and AncestryDNA, are at peak popularity, fulfilling our desires to know where we come from and what our future might look like. But questions have arisen about who owns test results and whether testing companies have the right to sell customers' data to pharmaceutical companies and other outlets. Yet home DNA tests have been credited with catching criminals, such as the Golden State Killer. Containing viewpoints from diverse voices in the field, this volume examines the controversies surrounding home DNA tests.

Genres: Science & Technology • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

Do you mind if I cancel?

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Do You Mind If I Cancel? - 2019

by Gary Janetti

Summary: Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey ... meet your new friend Gary Janetti. Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life. Gary spends his twenties in New York, dreaming of starring on soap operas while in reality working at a hotel...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

A dog named Beautiful

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A Dog Named Beautiful - 2019

by Rob Kugler

Summary: An uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Pets • Trave

Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts

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Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects And Crafts - 2019

by Wolfe Debbie

Summary: Improve Your Garden and Home with Easy DIY Projects and Beautiful Botanical Crafts Create your dream garden with simple bird baths, herb drying racks, and unique planters. And bring the outdoors indoors with natural fabric dyes, pressed flower paper, and herbal bouquets. DIY Garden Projects and Crafts book relies on home grown and foraged materials that will inspire creativity and capture the bounty of the seasons. The sixty practical and decorative projects for use in the garden and home...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Home & Garden • Nonfiction

Don't let your emotions run your life for teens

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Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life For Teens - 2011

by Sheri Van Dijk

Summary: In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy, a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence.

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Self Development • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

Don't wait up

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Don't Wait Up - 2019

by Liz Astrof

Summary: In this blunt and side-splittingly funny book of essays, Liz Astrof embraces the realities of motherhood (and womanhood) that no one ever talks about: like needing to hide from your kids in your closet, your car, or a yoga class on the other side of town, letting them eat candy for dinner because you just can't deal, to the sheer terror of failing them or at the very least losing them in a mall. And sometimes, many times, wondering if the whole parenting thing wasn't for you.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Don; t Be Evil

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Don; T Be Evil - 2019

by Rana Foroohar

Summary: A penetrating indictment of how today; s largest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, our social fabric, and our minds—from an acclaimed Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst SHORTLISTED FOR THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY EVENING STANDARD "Don; t be evil" was enshrined as Google; s original corporate mantra back in its early days, when the company; s cheerful logo still conveyed the utopian vision for a future in which...  read more »

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

The doomsday calculation

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The Doomsday Calculation - 2019

by William Poundstone

Summary: In the 18th century, the British minister and mathematician Thomas Bayes devised a theorem that allowed him to assign probabilities to events that had never happened before. It languished in obscurity for centuries until computers came along and made it easy to crunch the numbers. Now, as the foundation of big data, Bayes' formula has become a linchpin of the digital economy. But here's where things get really interesting: Bayes' theorem can also be used to lay odds on the existence of...  read more »

Genres: Astronomy & Space • Nonfiction • Science

Dr. Seuss; s Horse Museum

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Dr. Seuss; S Horse Museum - 2019

by Dr. Seuss

Summary: This #1 New York Times bestseller is the perfect gift for the young artist in your life! A never-before-published Dr. Seuss non-fiction book about creating and looking at art! Based on an unrhymed manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this book is like a visit to a museum—with a horse as your guide! Explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself. Discover full-color photographic art reproductions of pieces by Picasso, George...  read more »

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

Drawdown

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Drawdown - 2017

Summary: In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here -- some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Earth Sciences • Envrionment • Nature & Ecology • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Science

A dream about lightning bugs

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs - 2019

by Ben Folds

Summary: Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as "Brick," "You Don't Know Me," "Rockin' the Suburbs," and "The Luckiest," and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he's an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first book, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Dreamland

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Dreamland - 2019

by Sam Quinones

Summary: In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field. Named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin -- cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Drink Better Beer

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Drink Better Beer - 2019

by Joshua M. Bernstein

Summary: Increase your beer IQ with this insider look at how to sip superior suds, written by one of America; s foremost beer experts. With thousands of breweries creating a dizzying array of beers each year, learning from the experts is practically a necessity for the modern beer lover. Luckily, beer guru Joshua M. Bernstein is here to tap their wisdom for you, with sage advice about which brews to buy, how to taste your suds, and what to eat with them. Drink Better Beer features the must-know insights...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Drug warrior

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Drug Warrior - 2019

by Jack Riley

Summary: DEA Agent Jack Riley tells the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, and reveals the true causes of the American opioid epidemic. Jack Riley, grandson of a Chicago cop known for using his fists, was born to be a drug warrior. Joaqui´n "El Chapo" Guzma´n Loera, who farmed marijuana and opium poppies as a teenager in Mexico, was born to be a drug lord. Their worlds collided when Riley, a career special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, was...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

Dutch Girl

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Dutch Girl - 2019

by Robert Matzen

Summary: Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany; s. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. According to her son, Luca Dotti, "The war made my mother who she was." Audrey Hepburn; s war included participation in the Dutch...  read more »

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

Eat, drink, and be healthy

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Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy - 2017

by Walter Willett

Summary: Draws on cutting-edge research to explain what the USDA guidelines have gotten wrong -- and how you can eat right. There's an ever-growing body of evidence supporting the relatively simple principles behind healthy eating. Yet the public seems to be more confused than ever about what to eat. The never-ending promotion of celebrity and other fad diets gets in the way of choosing a diet that is healthy for both you and the planet we all share. So forget popular diets and food trends. Based on...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Eating Mindfully for Teens

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Eating Mindfully For Teens - 2018

by Susan Albers

Summary: Turn mindless eating habits into mindful eating habits! In this breakthrough workbook, Susan Albers—author of Eating Mindfully and the New York Times bestseller, Eat Q—offers powerful mindfulness-based activities and skills to help you stop overeating. Do you zone out while eating? You; re not alone! It; s easy to polish off a bag of chips or a giant bowl of popcorn while marathon-streaming your favorite TV show. And while indulging here and there certainly won; t hurt you, mindless...  read more »

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

Edison

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Edison - 2019

by Edmund Morris

Summary: Thomas Alva Edison's invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. In all, this near-deaf genius patented 1,093 inventions, not including those he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. Author Edmund Morris portrays the unknown Edison -- philosopher, futurist, chemist, botanist, wartime defense adviser, founder of nearly 250 companies -- while de-constructing the Edison of mythological memory.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Science • Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Edith Stein

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Edith Stein - 2017

by María Ruiz Scaperlanda

Summary: In the wake of World War I when neither Jews nor women were widely accepted in academia, Edith Stein rose to prominence as a leading intellectual in Germany. She was a passionate and brilliant philosopher who lived and thrived in the intellectual university community of Germany. She was also a young Jewish woman who shocked her intellectual community when she fell in love with Jesus Christ and became a Roman Catholic. More shocking still, eleven years later, Edith entered the cloistered...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction

The education of an idealist

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The Education Of An Idealist - 2019

by Samantha Power

Summary: Pulitzer Prize winning humanitarian Samantha Power offers an urgent response to the question "What can one person do?" In this memoir, Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy. In 2005, her critiques of U.S. foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The education of Brett Kavanaugh

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The Education Of Brett Kavanaugh - 2019

by Robin Pogrebin

Summary: In September 2018, the F.B.I. was given only a week to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Many questions remained unanswered, leaving millions of Americans unsettled. Pogrebin and Kelly were inundated with tips from former classmates, friends, and associates that couldn't be fully investigated before the confirmation process closed. Here they pursue lines of inquiry that were left hanging -- questions about our political system and Kavanaugh's unexpectedly emblematic role in it.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Eels

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Eels - 2017

by Nathan Sommer

Summary: An eel pokes its head out of the sand. This slippery sea creature is looking for food! When a tempting morsel swims by, the eel uses its two sets of jaw to clamp down on its latest meal. This title for beginning readers offers many fascinating facts about eels.

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

Eight Dates

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Eight Dates - 2019

by John Gottman

Summary: Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversations—on essential topics such as money, sex, and trust—from two of the world; s leading marriage researchers and clinicians. Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effort—and it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner. Drawing on forty years of research from their...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Self Development

Eight years to the moon

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Eight Years To The Moon - 2019

by Nancy Atkinson

Summary: In July of 1969, three astronauts set off on an historic mission to land on the moon. Now, 50 years later, a new book celebrates the achievement of the Apollo missions, detailing an incredible period of science and engineering history. This book tells the unique personal stories of over 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make the Apollo program possible. The eight years from President Kennedy's challenge in 1961 to the first Moon landing in 1969 are filled with stories...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Science

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0 - 2009

by Travis Bradberry

Summary: FOREWORD BY PATRICK LENCIONI, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ. Here; s what people are saying about it: “ Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way." —THE DALAI LAMA “A fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve." —NEWSWEEK “Gives...  read more »

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

The employer's legal handbook

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The Employer's Legal Handbook - 2019

by Fred S Steingold

Summary: A comprehensive guide to the major legal issues facing employers, from hiring to firing (and everything in between). In plain English, this bestseller cuts through the legalese to provide all the information business owners and managers need to know to avoid legal problems and treat employees fairly.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Human Resources • Law • Nonfiction

The end is always near

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The End Is Always Near - 2019

by Dan Carlin

Summary: Dan Carlin looks at apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future. Carlin examines questions and historical events that force us to consider what sounds like fantasy: that we might suffer the same fate that all previous eras did. Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore? Combining his trademark mix of storytelling, history, and weirdness, Carlin connects the past and future in fascinating and colorful ways. At the same...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • World

The enemy of the people

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The Enemy Of The People - 2019

by Jim Acosta

Summary: Jim Acosta never wanted to be the story. A veteran reporter long known for asking tough, blunt questions, Acosta had survived the gauntlet of covering Trump's 2016 presidential campaign thinking that he'd seen it all. But as Trump prepared to take the oath of office, Acosta landed in unexpected territory. Suddenly unwilling to tolerate Trump's relentless attacks on the press, as well as on his employer, CNN, he inadvertently found himself at the center of Trump's war on the media. What began in...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Enemy of the People

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The Enemy Of The People - 2019

by Jim Acosta

Summary: A New York Times bestseller. From CNN; s veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump; s war on truth. In Mr. Trump; s campaign against what he calls "Fake News," CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one. From the moment Mr. Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he has attacked the media, calling journalists...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The envious siblings

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The Envious Siblings - 2019

by Landis Blair

Summary: Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, this is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. Comics artist Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humor into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. In Blair's surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of kids merrily plays a gut-churning game with playground toys; and two sisters, grinning madly, tear each other apart. These charmingly perverse...  read more »

Genres: Humor • Literature & Fiction • Poetry

Essential Scrum

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Essential Scrum - 2013

by Kenneth S Rubin

Summary: A practical guide to the most popular agile process. If you want to use Scrum to develop innovative products and services that delight your customers, this book illuminates the values, principles, and practices of Scrum, and describes flexible, proven approaches that can help you implement it far more effectively. Whether you are new to Scrum or years into your use, this book will introduce, clarify, and deepen your Scrum knowledge at the team, product, and portfolio levels. Drawing from...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Computer Science • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Programming • Technology

Eva; s Story

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Eva; S Story - 2010

by Eva Schloss

Summary: Many know the tragic story of Anne Frank, the teen whose life ended at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. But most people don; t know about Eva Schloss, Anne; s playmate and stepsister. Though Eva, like Anne, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of 15, her story did not end there. / This incredible memoir recounts — without bitterness or hatred —the horrors of war, the love between mother and daughter, and the strength and determination that helped a family overcome danger and tragedy. /...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Every man a hero

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Every Man A Hero - 2019

by Ray Lambert

Summary: Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, recalls his role as a World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day. It is the story not only of what happened in the desperate hours on Omaha Beach, but of the bravery and courage that preceded them throughout the Second World War -- from the sands of Africa, through the treacherous mountain passes of Sicily and beyond, to the greatest military victory the world has ever known.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction

Every Monday Matters

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Every Monday Matters - 2018

by Matthew Emerzian

Summary: The idea was simple... what if we could get millions of people to engage in simple acts that were good for the world? Picking up litter, helping the homeless, smiling, planting a tree. And, in doing so, we would make the world a better place and also help people understand how much and why they matter. Every Monday Matters is a practical guide to life written by expert author Matthew Emerzian that kicks off each week with a specific and engaging theme to help you get inspired and live...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Everybody's guide to small claims court

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Everybody's Guide To Small Claims Court - 2018

by Cara ONeill

Summary: You don't need a lawyer to win in small claims court. You need to know how to prepare and present your own case. Smart preparation for your day in court can make the difference between receiving a check and writing one. This book provides the information, tips, and strategies you need to sue someone successfully or put up a winning defense in any state. Find out how to: file and serve papers, mediate an out-of-court settlement, prepare evidence to support your case, decide how much to sue for,...  read more »

Genres: Law • Nonfiction

Everything Is F*cked

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Everything Is F*cked - 2019

by Mark Manson

Summary: From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it; s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Everything you need to ace world history in one big fat notebook

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

by Ximena Vengoechea

Summary: A workbook that examines world history 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 • Young Adult Nonfiction

Exactly as You Are

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Exactly As You Are - 2019

by Shea Tuttle

Summary: Welcome to the spiritual neighborhood of Fred Rogers "I like you as you are Exactly and precisely I think you turned out nicely And I like you as you are." Fred Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn; t simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. God, he insisted, loves us just the way we are. In Exactly as You Are , Shea Tuttle looks at Fred Rogers; s life, the people and places that made him who he was, and his work through Mister...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts • Religion & Spirituality

Exonerated

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Exonerated - 2019

by Dan Bongino

Summary: An explosive, whistle-blowing expose reveals how Deep State actors relied on a cynical plug-and-play template to manufacture the now-discredited Russiagate scandal. Bongino exposes who masterminded the dangerous playbook to take down Trump, their motives, and how a plan filled with faked allegations backfired -- forcing investigators to up the ante and hide their missteps and half-truths in a desperate effort to prove a collusion case that never happened. The result? The misguided multi-million...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The explosive child

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The Explosive Child - 2014

by Ross W Greene

Summary: Now updated with the latest developments in this field, this guide for parents of easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children lays out a practical approach to helping children at home and school, and shows parents how to handle their child's difficulties competently and with compassion.

Genre: Nonfiction

Extreme measures

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Extreme Measures - 2017

by Jessica Nutik Zitter

Summary: In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care -- to become an ICU physician -- and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. This book charts Zitter's journey...  read more »

Genres: Death & Grief • Nonfiction • Self Development

The Eye of the Elephant

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The Eye Of The Elephant - 1993

by Delia Owens

Summary: The authors of Secrets of the Sahara battle the elephant poachers of Zambia in this "exciting . . . part adventure story, part wildlife tale" ( The Boston Globe ). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans marching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens,...  read more »

Genres: Nature • Nonfiction • Trave

The Eye That Never Sleeps

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The Eye That Never Sleeps - 2018

by Marissa Moss

Summary: From award-winning author Marissa Moss comes the first children; s book about Allan Pinkerton, one of America; s greatest detectives. Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln, but few know anything about the spy who saved him! Allan Pinkerton; s life changed when he helped the Chicago Police Department track down a group of counterfeiters. From there, he became the first police detective in Chicago and established the country; s most successful detective agency. He went on to solve more than...  read more »

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

Face it

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Face It - 2019

by Debbie Harry

Summary: Harry recounts her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and Blondie's breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Face to face

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Face To Face - 2019

by Brian Grazer

Summary: Much of Brian Grazer's success comes from his ability to establish genuine connections with almost anyone. In this book, he takes you around the world and behind the scenes of some of his most iconic movies and television shows, like A Beautiful Mind, Empire, Arrested Development, American Gangster, and 8 Mile, to show just how much in-person encounters have revolutionized his life -- and how they have the power to change yours. With his flair for intriguing stories, Grazer reveals what he's...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Creativity • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Self Development

Fair Play

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Fair Play - 2019

by Eve Rodsky

Summary: A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."—Reese Witherspoon Tired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way... It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Self Development

Family guide Florida.

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Family Guide Florida. - 2019

Summary: This is the perfect guide for planning and enjoying a stress-free family vacation, combining the best cultural attractions with family-friendly activities.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Faster way to fat loss

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Faster Way To Fat Loss - 2019

by Amanda Tress

Summary: Are you one of the millions of individuals who have tried every fad diet on the market, and still can't meet your goals? Or maybe you're killing yourself at the gym, spending hours on the treadmill to maintain the perfect number on the scale. Regardless of your failing strategy, you're feeling exhausted, discouraged, and uninspired. Through this book, Amanda Tress details the core components of the FASTer Way and dives into the science that backs them up.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The Fate of Food

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The Fate Of Food - 2019

by Amanda Little

Summary: In this fascinating look at the race to secure the global food supply, environmental journalist and professor Amanda Little tells the defining story of the sustainable food revolution as she weaves together stories from the world; s most creative and controversial innovators on the front lines of food science, agriculture, and climate change. Climate models show that global crop production will decline every decade for the rest of this century due to drought, heat, and flooding. Water supplies...  read more »

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

Finding Chika

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Finding Chika - 2019

by Mitch Albom

Summary: Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Fire cider!

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Fire Cider! - 2019

by Rosemary Gladstar

Summary: Fire cider has been used and shared by herbalists for generations as a remedy to ward off sickness and promote health. Here, Rosemary Gladstar collects 101 original recipes for fire cider and foods made with fire cider, plus stories and songs, in a fun and sassy celebration of the health-boosting tonic and the community of herbalists who make it, share it, use it, and love it.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Five days gone

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Five Days Gone - 2019

by Laura Cumming

Summary: In the fall of 1929, when Laura Cumming's mother was three years old, she was kidnapped from a beach on the Lincolnshire coast of England. There were no screams when she was taken, suggesting the culprit was someone familiar to her, and when she turned up again in a nearby village several days later, she was found in perfect health and happiness. No one was ever accused of a crime. The incident quickly faded from her memory, and her parents never discussed it. To the contrary, they deliberately...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

The Five

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The Five - 2019

by Hallie Rubenhold

Summary: Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers. What they had in common was the...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Flow

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Flow - 2009

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Summary: THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON ; FLOW; – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; s famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work,...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Fodor's 2019 Washington, D.C.

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Fodor's 2019 Washington, D.C. - 2019

by Barbara Noe Kennedy

Summary: Ready to experience Washington, D.C.? This travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Washington, D.C., and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to explore the Smithsonian Museums, visit the Lincoln Memorial or the White House, or explore the city's increasingly sophisticated restaurant scene, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Fodor's Florida

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Fodor's Florida - 2019

Summary: Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Florida, including Miami's Art Deco District, Orlando's theme parks, the Gulf Coast's tempting beaches, and Major League Baseball's spring training. Includes must-see attractions from St. Augustine to the Florida Keys, perfect hotels for every budget, best restaurants to satisfy a range of tastes, valuable tips on when to go and ways to save, color photos and maps, and insider perspective from local experts who vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first visit or your fifth.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Fodor's Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire

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Fodor's Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire - 2019

by Andrew Collins

Summary: Ready to experience Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire? This travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to explore Maine's Acadia National Park, go skiing in Vermont, or go hiking in New Hampshire's White Mountains, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Fodor's San Diego

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Fodor's San Diego - 2019

by Claire Deeks Van der Lee

Summary: Ready to experience San Diego? This travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of San Diego, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to find the perfect beachfront hotel, visit the San Diego Zoo, or spend the day in Coronado, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Fodor; s Essential Germany

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Fodor; S Essential Germany - 2019

by Fodor; s Travel Guides

Summary: Written by locals, Fodor; s Essential Germany is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Munich, Berlin, the Bavarian Alps and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Germany travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor; s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Europe. From the vibrant nightlife and art scene of Berlin to the more traditional region of Bavaria and its capital, Munich,...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The Force

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The Force - 2019

by Saul David

Summary: In December of 1943, as Nazi forces sprawled around the world and the future of civilization hung in the balance, a group of highly trained U.S. and Canadian soldiers from humble backgrounds was asked to do the impossible: capture a crucial Nazi stronghold perched atop stunningly steep cliffs. The men were a rough-and-ready group, assembled from towns nested in North America's most unforgiving terrain, where many of them had struggled through the Great Depression relying on canny survival...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

Forty autumns

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Forty Autumns - 2017

by Nina Willner

Summary: In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family -- of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This book makes visceral the pain and longing of one family forced to live apart in a world divided by two. At twenty, Hanna escaped from East to West Germany. But the price of...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

France

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France - 2019

by Mary-Ann Gallagher

Summary: Discover France with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case. Wander the world-class museums of Paris, step back in time at Versailles, relax on the stunning beaches of Provence, or experience the spectacular beauty of the Alps. The guide covers the must-see sights and the hidden back streets, so you won't miss a thing.

Genres: Europe • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Trave

Freckled

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Freckled - 2018

by Toby Neal

Summary: Born in 1965 to hippie surfer parents who just want to ride waves, use substances, and hide from society, red-headed Toby grows up as one of only a few hundred Caucasian "haole" people on the rugged, beautiful North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii. "I wish I could turn time into honey, and watch it drip by." Told from the immersive, first-person view of a child experiencing turbulent times as they occur, this book will take you on a journey you won't soon forget as Toby catches an octopus with her bare...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Freddy files

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The Freddy Files - 2019

by Scott Cawthon

Summary: A guide to the popular video game franchise breaks down each game, providing maps, information on triggering unique and timed events, along with discussion of fan theories and game mythology.

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Science & Technology • Young Adult Nonfiction

Free, Melania

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Free, Melania - 2019

by Kate Bennett

Summary: Bennett gives readers an insider's look at Melania Trump, from her childhood in Slovenia to her days in the White House, and everything in between. In comparing her to other First Ladies, Bennett shows just how different Trump is and why she matters. A reluctant pillar in a controversial presidential administration, a woman who speaks five languages and runs the East Wing like none of her predecessors ever could -- Bennett believes she is the most modern and groundbreaking First Lady in recent history.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Friend of a Friend . . .

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Friend Of A Friend . . . - 2018

by David Burkus

Summary: What if all the advice we; ve heard about networking is wrong? What if the best way to grow your network isn; t by introducing yourself to strangers at cocktail parties, handing out business cards, or signing up for the latest online tool, but by developing a better understanding of the existing network that; s already around you? We know that it; s essential to reach out and build a network. But did you know that it; s actually your distant or former contacts who will be the most helpful to...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

Friend-ish

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Friend-ish - 2019

by Kelly Needham

Summary: Bible teacher Kelly Needham debunks our world; s constricted, small view of friendship and casts a richer, more life-giving, biblical vision for friendship as God meant it to be. As the family unit grows more unstable and the average age of marriage increases, a shift is taking place in our culture: for many people, friends now play the role of family. And just as with family relationships, our friendships often don; t turn out quite as we envisioned or hoped, and we wonder, Is there a better...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

From my century to yours

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From My Century To Yours - 2019

by Neal Edward Smith

Summary: "I have lived all but one year of a century. My century started on March 23, 1920, and upon reflection, I believe it has seen more important changes and developments both good and bad than occurred in any other ten centuries of human existence. As world leaders and historians have always told us, in determining what we should expect and do in the future, we must be aware of the events and occurrences of the past that collectively determined how we got where we are today. In this story of my...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

From No-knead to Sourdough

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From No-knead To Sourdough - 2018

by Victoria Redhed Miller

Summary: Create delicious, healthy breads in your own kitchen – no experience required Is there any food that evokes pleasant memories and warm feelings more than bread? It; s the most basic of foods, yet many of us are intimidated by the prospect of making our own. "Artisan" bread, craft bakeries, and wood-fired pizza are gaining popularity — imagine creating these fabulous breads at home. With From No-Knead to Sourdough, author Victoria Redhed Miller blends her own journey toward...  read more »

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

From Russia with Blood

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From Russia With Blood - 2019

by Heidi Blake

Summary: The untold story of how Russia refined the art and science of targeted assassination abroad-while Western spies watched in horror as their governments failed to guard against the threat They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong. One by one, the Russian oligarchs, dissidents, and gangsters who fled to Britain after Vladimir Putin came to power dropped dead in strange or suspicious circumstances. One by one, their British lawyers and fixers met...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government • True Crime

From Scratch

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From Scratch - 2019

by Tembi Locke

Summary: A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour. It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro; s traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Trave

Full circle

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Full Circle - 2019

by Andrea Barber

Summary: She grew up in front of the world on the beloved sitcom Full House, but then actress Andrea Barber abruptly left Hollywood. Why did she leave and what did she do for twenty years out of the spotlight before returning to television? This is her funny and inspiring memoir of fame, heartache, resilience -- and the reboot of a lifetime.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Fun with Cork

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Fun With Cork - 2019

by Jutta Handrup

Summary: Let yourself be fascinated by cork! Cork is so much more than just pin boards and trivet. Today, there are an incredible number of cork materials: fabrics, paper, construction paper and adhesive foils made from an absolutely sustainable natural product. Cult bloggers and trendsetters Jutta and Maike von Kreativfieber show in this book what you can do with these wonderful materials. All projects are easy to imitate and bring through their stylish design and the unique feel of the cork a very...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction

Furious Hours

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Furious Hours - 2019

by Casey Cep

Summary: New York Times Best Seller "Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today." — Southern Living Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him...  read more »

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

The future of space exploration

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The Future Of Space Exploration - 2020

Summary: The excitement surrounding space exploration seems to have waned in the decades since the mid-twentieth century's thrilling "race to space." Is there still purpose in exploring other planets? If so, who should be tasked with this endeavor and what complications might arise from it? The viewpoints in this resource address important issues surrounding this topic, such as the merits of privatizing space exploration, seeking extraterrestrial life-forms, the economics and politics of space exploration, and the possibility of militarizing space.

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Gabriel García Márquez

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Gabriel García Márquez - 2009

by Ruben Pelayo

Summary: Chronicles the life of journalist and film critic Gabriel Garcia Marquez, discussing his childhood, schooling, political views, influence on world literature, interactions with world leaders, and other related topics.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The geography of risk

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The Geography Of Risk - 2019

by Gilbert M Gaul

Summary: The costliest hurricanes in U.S. history have all occurred in the past two decades -- but who bears the financial brunt of these monster storms? It is no accident that five of the most destructive hurricanes in the last hundred years have made landfall since 2005: Katrina ($161 billion), Ike ($40 billion), Sandy ($71 billion), Harvey ($125 billion), and Maria ($90 billion). And with more property than ever in harm's way, the seas rising, and the planet and its oceans warming dangerously, it...  read more »

Genres: Envrionment • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Science

Germany 2020

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Germany 2020 - 2019

by Rick Steves

Summary: From fairy-tale castles and alpine forests to quaint villages and modern cities, with Rick Steves on your side, Germany can be yours!

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Get a financial life

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Get A Financial Life - 2017

by Beth Kobliner

Summary: More than ever before, people in their twenties and thirties need help getting their financial lives in order. And who could blame them? These millennials have come of age in the wake of the worst economic crisis in memory, and are now trying to get by in its aftermath. They owe record levels of student loan debt, face sky-high rents, and struggle to live on a budget in an uncertain economy. It's time for them to get a financial life. With her down-to-earth style, Beth Kobliner has taught...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Personal Finance

Getting started with SQL

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Getting Started With SQL - 2016

by Thomas Nield

Summary: Quickly master the fundamentals of SQL right in your own home, without having to use a database server environment. Ideal for business professionals as well as absolute beginners who want to acquire data proficiency, this practical guide teaches you how to pull and transform data in meaningful ways. You'll also learn how to design your own databases, using best practices in table design. Practice at home with hands-on exercises to learn SQL Leverage, SQLite and SQLiteStudio to create databases within minutes.

Genres: Databases & Big Data • Nonfiction • Programming • Technology

The ghosts of Eden Park

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The Ghosts Of Eden Park - 2019

by Karen Abbott

Summary: This is the epic true crime story of bootlegger George Remus and the murder that shocked the nation. In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • True Crime • United States

Give them an argument

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Give Them An Argument - 2019

by Ben Burgis

Summary: Many serious leftists have learned to distrust talk of logic and logical fallacies, associated with right-wing "logicbros." This is a serious mistake. Unlike the neoliberal technocrats, who can point to social problems and tell people "trust us," the serious Left must learn how to argue and persuade. In his book, Ben Burgis arms his reader with the essential knowledge of formal logic and informal fallacies.

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The gluten-free cookbook for families

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The Gluten-free Cookbook For Families - 2016

by Pamela Ellgen

Summary: Cooking for a family with varying dietary restrictions can be a challenge -- especially if one of the restrictions is gluten, which is in many of our favorite foods. It's easy to find yourself cooking one thing for your gluten-free eater and another for everyone else. And it's even easier to find yourself giving in to those expensive, processed foods in the gluten-free aisle of your grocery store. The author shares her family-friendly gluten-free solutions with you. Enjoy the simple, healthy,...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Go like hell

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Go Like Hell - 2010

by A J Baime

Summary: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins with little business experience, had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, was crafting beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them. This is the...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Go See the Principal

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Go See The Principal - 2019

by Gerry Brooks

Summary: From an elementary school principal and popular YouTube personality, inspiration and humor for educators to tackle the challenges they face day-in and day-out Gerry Brooks is an elementary school principal turned YouTube celebrity who entertains K-12 teachers, administrators, and parents across the country. He tells jokes with the kind of mocking humor that gets a laugh, yet can be safely shared in school. After all, even great schools have bad days — when lesson plans fall through,...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Gods of the upper air

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Gods Of The Upper Air - 2019

by Charles King

Summary: At the end of the 19th century, everyone knew that people were defined by their race and sex and were fated by birth and biology to be more or less intelligent, able, nurturing, or warlike. But one rogue researcher looked at the data and decided everyone was wrong. Franz Boas was the very image of a mad scientist: a wild-haired immigrant with a thick German accent. By the 1920s he was also the foundational thinker and public face of a new school of thought at Columbia University called cultural...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Psychology & Anthropology • Science • United States

Good habits, bad habits

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Good Habits, Bad Habits - 2019

by Wendy Wood

Summary: Wood draws on three decades of original research to explain the fascinating science of how we form habits, and offers the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek.

Genres: Biology • Nonfiction • Science • Self Development • Self-Esteem

The Good Immigrant

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The Good Immigrant - 2019

by Nikesh Shukla

Summary: "This collection is a resounding success on multiple fronts. Its righteous rage is perfectly matched by its literary rewards...a surround-sound chorus that bristles with an unpredictable, electric energy." — The Washington Post From Trump; s proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of White Supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling UK...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Grace Will Lead Us Home

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Grace Will Lead Us Home - 2019

by Jennifer Berry Hawes

Summary: "Vividly rendered ... [Hawes is] a writer with the exceedingly rare ability to observe sympathetically both particular events and the horizon against which they take place without sentimentalizing her subjects. Hawes is so admirably steadfast in her commitment to bearing witness that one is compelled to consider the story she tells from every possible angle." — New York Times Book Review A deeply moving work of narrative nonfiction on the tragic shootings at the Mother Emanuel AME church...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

The great pretender

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The Great Pretender - 2019

by Susannah Cahalan

Summary: For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness -- how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people -- sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society -- went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Science

The greenprint

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The Greenprint - 2018

by Marco Borges

Summary: Accessible and easy-to-follow, this is a movement to embrace your absolute best and healthiest life. Through his more than two decades of experience working with clients and spearheading exercise and nutrition research, Borges developed the groundbreaking "22 Laws of Plants," which he's determined are the most important plant-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle secrets for losing weight, increasing energy, boosting metabolism, and reducing inflammation, not to mention helping minimize your...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Vegetarian & Vegan

Greetings from Bury Park

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Greetings From Bury Park - 2019

by Sarfraz Manzoor

Summary: Two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to Britain in 1974, Manzoor spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. When his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, his life changed completely; Springsteen became Manzoor's personal muse. His memoir is both a tribute to Springsteen and a story of personal discovery, a heartwarming remembrance of how music transcends religion and race.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Grit & grace

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Grit & Grace - 2019

by Tim McGraw

Summary: For the first time, McGraw shares the details of the mental and physical routine that got him in the best shape of his life. He suggests that there is no magic formula to getting stronger and healthier: it is about making a commitment to do and be better, and holding yourself accountable each day. McGraw didn't follow a playbook or have a squad of trainers overseeing his every step. He describes his way of getting into shape as more "maverick" -- tuning into a vision of what you personally want to achieve, staying focused, and putting in the work.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Self Development

Grown and flown

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Grown And Flown - 2019

by Lisa Heffernan

Summary: Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington are here to help. While seeing their own kids through this transition, they realized they needed some support. That's why they founded Grown and Flown, an online community for parents of teens. And it turns out they weren't the only ones looking for advice for how to parent through the teenage years. The Grown and Flown community has become a top resource for curated content from experts, related stories of shared experiences, and tried and true advice...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

A guest of the Reich

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A Guest Of The Reich - 2019

by Peter Finn

Summary: Gertrude "Gertie" Legendre was a society heiress from South Carolina who lived a charmed life during the 1920s and 1930s. But the attack on Pearl Harbor gave her a different focus and she joined the OSS (the predecessor to the CIA). First in Washington and then in London, some of the most closely-held government secrets passed through her hands. As the Allies advanced into France in September 1944, she was ordered to Paris. Headstrong and eager "to smell the fighting," she fell into Nazi hands....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction

Guide to investing

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Guide To Investing - 2012

by Robert T Kiyosaki

Summary: Describes how the wealthiest percentage of the population handles investments, and suggests ways to follow the example, including building one's own business in order to invest as a business, not an individual.

Genre: Nonfiction

Guts

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Guts - 2019

by Raina Telgemeier

Summary: Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it; s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she; s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina; s tummy trouble isn; t going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What; s going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings...  read more »

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

Haben

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Haben - 2019

by Haben Girma

Summary: Girma grew up with her family in the Eritrean city of Asmara during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Defining her disability as an opportunity for innovation, she learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created a new way to connect with people. Pioneering her way through obstacles, Girma graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. This is a testament to her determination to find the keys to connection.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Half baked harvest super simple

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Half Baked Harvest Super Simple - 2019

by Tieghan Gerard

Summary: Includes quicker, more manageable dishes, including options for one-pot meals, night-before meal prep, and even some Instant Pot® or slow cooker recipes. Using the most important cooking basics, you|ll whip up everyday dishes like Cardamom Apple Fritters, Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese, and Lobster Tacos to share with your family, or plan stress-free dinner parties with options like Slow Roasted Moroccan Salmon and Fresh Corn and Zucchini Summer Lasagna.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy

The happiest baby on the block

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The Happiest Baby On The Block - 2015

by Harvey Karp

Summary: Harvey Karp, M.D. shares his groundbreaking approach to calming your new baby's crying and transforming your infant into the happiest baby on the block! His highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: re-create the womb-like atmosphere your newborn baby still yearns for; find your baby's "off switch," which quickly soothes fussing and crying; use five easy methods to turn on your baby's amazing calming reflex; and combine the five methods to calm even colicky babies.

Genre: Nonfiction

Happily Ali After

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Happily Ali After - 2016

by Ali Wentworth

Summary: "Hilarious. . . . Her glass isn; t half full—it; s ; empty and cracked.; "—Entertainment Weekly (the Must List) Moved by a particularly inspirational tweet one day, Ali Wentworth resolves to live by the pithy maxims she discovers in her feeds. What begins as a sort of self-help project quickly turns into something far grander—and increasingly funnier—as the tweets she once viewed with irony become filled with growing metaphysical importance. And thus begins her...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Happy Birthday or Whatever

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Happy Birthday Or Whatever - 2009

by Annie Choi

Summary: Meet Annie Choi. She fears cable cars and refuses to eat anything that casts a shadow. Her brother thinks chicken is a vegetable. Her father occasionally starts fires at work. Her mother collects Jesus trading cards and wears plaid like it; s a job. No matter how hard Annie and her family try to understand one another, they often come up hilariously short. But in the midst of a family crisis, Annie comes to realize that the only way to survive one another is to stick together . . . as difficult...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Healing after loss

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Healing After Loss - 2002

by Martha Whitmore Hickman

Summary: For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

Genres: Art Therapy & Relaxation • Death & Grief • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development • Stress Management

The Healthy Teen Cookbook

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The Healthy Teen Cookbook - 2018

by Remmi Smith

Summary: #1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Easy Healthy Recipes Cookbook Healthy cooking for kids: A Chopped kid chef and entrepreneur is on a mission to bring healthy food options and easy-to-cook scrumptious recipes to a busy and heavily-scheduled generation of teens. Remmi Smith, a sixteen-year-old chef who hosts two cooking shows and serves as a national Student Ambassador for a leading food services company, has written this cookbook encouraging teens to take up healthy cooking as a new pastime. She also...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Young Adult Fiction

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

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The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee - 2019

by David Treuer

Summary: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Chapter after chapter, it; s like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait... Treuer; s powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation; s past.." - New York Times Book Review , front page A sweeping history—and counter-narrative—of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Heartsong

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Heartsong - 2019

by Anitaswanson Speake

Summary: Anita Swanson Speake; s story begins with a diagnosis: idiopathic cardiomyopathy. At sixty-five, she had just found out that her heart was dying. When she got the news, she was in her late sixties. Her girls were raised and gone. Her three decades of high-stress nursing was behind her. She was living with her hopefully last, and certainly best, husband in a big, contemporary house with lots of glass on a lake in rural Northern California. She loved her life. But she didn; t love her scary new...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Heaven's breath

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Heaven's Breath - 2019

by Lyall Watson

Summary: Wind is everywhere and nowhere. Wind is the circulatory system of the earth, and its nervous system, too. Energy and information flow through it. It brings warmth and water, enriches and strips away the soil, aerates the globe. Wind shapes the lives of animals, humans among them. Trade follows the path of the wind, as empire also does. Wind made the difference in wars between the Greeks and Persians, the Mongols and the Japanese. Wind helped to destroy the Spanish Armada. And wind is no less...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Help to Heal a Hurting Marriage

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Help To Heal A Hurting Marriage - 2019

by Dr. Gary Chapman

Summary: Help to Heal a Hurting Marriage—Three books from Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Five Love Languages ®. Learn to identify the unhealthy patterns in your marriage and take positive steps to get your marriage back on track. Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away provides practical solutions and genuine hope for overcoming major marital struggles. Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages, but the story doesn; t have to end...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Here we are

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Here We Are - 2019

by Aarti Namdev Shahani

Summary: The Shahanis came to Queens -- from India, by way of Casablanca -- in the 1980s. They were undocumented for a few unsteady years and then, with the arrival of their green cards, they thought they'd made it. This is the story of how they did, and didn't; the unforeseen obstacles that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak; and the strength of a family determined to stay together.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Hero

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The Hero - 2019

by Lee Child

Summary: WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD... ; It; s Lee Child. Why would you not read it?; Karin Slaughter ; I don; t know another author so skilled at making me turn the page; The Times In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Hey, Kiddo

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Hey, Kiddo - 2018

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Summary: A National Book Award Finalist! In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka; s teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett; s family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett; s life. His father is a mystery — Jarrett doesn; t know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents — two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Fiction

Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures - 2018

by Margot Lee Shetterly

Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were...  read more »

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

High achiever

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High Achiever - 2019

by Tiffany Jenkins

Summary: Beloved for her complete authenticity, raw honesty, and lovable humor, Tiffany Jenkins is the human voice of the opioid epidemic. This is her gripping true story, from her life as an addict, 27 felony charges, and six months in a Florida prison to her eventual sobriety and new life as a mom, wife, and inspiration to millions. A few years ago, Tiffany Jenkins was detoxing behind bars at a Florida prison, incarcerated on 27 felony charges. Now, she's clean and sober, a married mother of three. As...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

High Achiever

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High Achiever - 2019

by Tiffany Jenkins

Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis. "Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, Orange Is the New Black. "—Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junkie When word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. Not because of the twenty felonies she; d committed, or...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Self Development

High Performance Habits

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High Performance Habits - 2017

by Brendon Burchard

Summary: THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY. Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions: 1. Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and sustain that success over the long term? 2. Of those who pull it off, why are some miserable and others consistently happy on their journey? 3. What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most After extensive...  read more »

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

High school

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High School - 2019

by Tegan Quin

Summary: This is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents' divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Hill Women

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Hill Women - 2020

by Cassie Chambers

Summary: After rising from poverty to earn two Ivy League degrees, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong "hill women" who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region. "Destined to be compared to Hillbilly Elegy and Educated. "— BookPage (starred review) "Poverty is enmeshed with pride in these stories of survival."—Associated Press Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is one of the poorest counties in both Kentucky...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

A history of intellectual property in 50 objects

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A History Of Intellectual Property In 50 Objects - 2019

Summary: What do the Mona Lisa, the light bulb, and a Lego brick have in common? The answer - intellectual property (IP) - may be surprising, because IP laws are all about us, but go mostly unrecognized. They are complicated and arcane, and few people understand why they should care about copyright, patents, and trademarks. In this lustrous collection, Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter have brought together a group of contributors -- drawn from around the globe in fields including law, history,...  read more »

Genres: Law • Nonfiction

Holy Envy

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Holy Envy - 2019

by Barbara Brown Taylor

Summary: New York Times Bestseller The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world; s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey begun in Leaving Church of finding out what the world looks like after taking off her clergy...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

The Home Edit

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The Home Edit - 2019

by Clea Shearer

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER There; s decorating, and then there; s organizing. From the Instagram-sensation home experts (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home. Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer?...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction

Home work

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Home Work - 2019

by Julie Andrews

Summary: With this second memoir, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films -- "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music." Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Home Work

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Home Work - 2019

by Julie Andrews

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home , Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins , The Sound of Music , and Victor/Victoria . In Home , the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. With this second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years , Andrews picks...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Honor girl

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Honor Girl - 2016

by Maggie Thrash

Summary: Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Young Adult Nonfiction

Hope in the mail

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Hope In The Mail - 2020

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Summary: Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she's convinced that writing saved her life. Or, at least, saved her from a life of bitterness and despair. Writing helped her sort out what she thought and felt and wanted. And digging deep into fictional characters helped her understand the real people in her life better as well.

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

How Charts Lie

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How Charts Lie - 2019

by Alberto Cairo

Summary: A leading data visualization expert explores the negative—and positive—influences that charts have on our perception of truth. We; ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don; t understand what we; re looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous—and easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs,...  read more »

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

How happiness happens

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How Happiness Happens - 2019

by Max Lucado

Summary: Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be? Education is accessible to most. We've made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of Americans can't find an adequate reason to check the "yes" box on the happiness questionnaire. Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, Max Lucado presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change a person from the inside out.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

How to

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How To - 2019

by Randall Munroe

Summary: For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. Munroe has created a guide to the third kind of approach. He provides highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Physics • Science • Self Development

How to be an antiracist

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How To Be An Antiracist - 2019

by Ibram X Kendi

Summary: "The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of anti-racism re-energizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America -- but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In this book, Kendi asks us to think about what an anti-racist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. Kendi also weaves an...  read more »

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

How to Catch a Mole

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How To Catch A Mole - 2019

by Marc Hamer

Summary: "An extraordinary book; I; ve read no other like it. Thank goodness Marc Hamer stopped killing moles and sat down to write." —Sy Montgomery , author of The Soul of an Octopus At once a highly original memoir and an ode to the outdoors, this unexpected—and delightfully strange—book reveals, at its core, a rare vision of the natural world. Kneeling in a muddy field, clutching something soft and blue-black, Marc Hamer vows he will stop trapping moles—forever. In this...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nature • Nonfiction

How to Do Nothing

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How To Do Nothing - 2019

by Jenny Odell

Summary: A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we; ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Nature • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

How to forget

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How To Forget - 2019

by Kate Mulgrew

Summary: In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, Kate Mulgrew takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter's love for her parents. They say you can't go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer's, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction

How to Forget

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How To Forget - 2019

by Kate Mulgrew

Summary: In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, Kate Mulgrew takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter's love for her parents. They say you can't go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer's, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

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How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind - 2016

by Dana K. White

Summary: Bring your home out of the mess it; s in and learn how to keep it under control. "The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it; s written by organized people," says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. "But that; s not how my brain works. I; m lost on page three." Dana blogs at A Slob Comes Clean, chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described "deslobification process." In the beginning she used the name "Nony" (short for aNONYmous),...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

How to Raise a Reader

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How To Raise A Reader - 2019

by Pamela Paul

Summary: An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review . Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer; s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

How to Raise Successful People

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How To Raise Successful People - 2019

by Esther Wojcicki

Summary: The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Curiosity, and Kindness: TRICK.

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

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How To Win Friends And Influence People In The Digital Age - 2011

by Dale Carnegie

Summary: An adaptation of Dale Carnegie; s timeless prescriptions for the digital age. Dale Carnegie; s time-tested advice has carried millions upon millions of readers for more than seventy-five years up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. Now the first and best book of its kind has been rebooted to tame the complexities of modern times and will teach you how to communicate with diplomacy and tact, capitalize on a solid network, make people like you, project your message widely...  read more »

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

How we fight for our lives

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How We Fight For Our Lives - 2019

by Saeed Jones

Summary: Haunted and haunting, Jones' memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence -- into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Howard Stern Comes Again

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Howard Stern Comes Again - 2019

by Howard Stern

Summary: Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president. Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities—discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It; s one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer. This book is a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Hurricanes

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Hurricanes - 2019

by Rick Ross

Summary: Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story. Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop. Born William Leonard Roberts II, Ross grew up "across the bridge," in a Miami at odds with the glitzy beaches, nightclubs and yachts of South Beach. In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots and the Mariel...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Hymns of the Republic

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Hymns Of The Republic - 2019

by S C Gwynne

Summary: The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of that era's most compelling narratives, defining the nation and one of history's great turning points. This book addresses the time Ulysses S. Grant arrives to take command of all Union armies in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Lee and Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea; the...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

I hate you-- don't leave me

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I Hate You-- Don't Leave Me - 2010

by Jerold J Kreisman

Summary: People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. There are an estimated 18 million sufferers of BPD living in America today, each displaying remarkably similar symptoms such as: a shaky sense of identity ; sudden outbursts of anger ; oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection ; brief, turbulent love affairs ; intense feelings of...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

I Like to Watch

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I Like To Watch - 2019

by Emily Nussbaum

Summary: From The New Yorker ; s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch. "Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic—smart, engaging, funny, generous, and insightful."—David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon From her creation of the "Approval Matrix" in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize–winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has argued for a...  read more »

Genres: Arts & Photography • Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

The

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The "I Love My Instant Pot®" Soups, Stews, And Chilis Recipe Book - 2019

by Kelly Jaggers

Summary: Officially licensed with makers of Instant Pot this is the first cookbook dedicated exclusively to soups and stews for the hottest kitchen appliance featuring over 175 recipes for comforting and hearty soups, stews, and chilis that are quick and easy to make. Nothing is more comforting than a hot bowl of soup—and with the Instant Pot, it; s never been faster or easier to cook up a delicious batch of soup. This cookbook makes using your Instant Pot more appetizing and satisfying than ever!...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

I Love You, but I Hate Your Politics

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I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics - 2019

by Jeanne Safer

Summary: Do you thrust unsolicited partisan articles upon your spouse? Are you convinced that you can change your coworker; s mind, if you could only argue forcefully enough? Have you gone from befriending to "defriending" the people once closest to you? Don; t give up hope; Dr. Jeanne Safer is here to help. Since the election of Donald J. Trump, political disagreements have been ravaging our personal relationships like never before. This already widespread phenomenon will continue to grow unless we...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

I Miss You When I Blink

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I Miss You When I Blink - 2019

by Mary Laura Philpott

Summary: Acclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott presents a charmingly relatable and wise memoir in essays about what happened after she checked off all the boxes on her successful life's to-do list and realized she might need to reinvent the list, and herself.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Self Development

I really needed this today

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I Really Needed This Today - 2019

by Hoda Kotb

Summary: Several years ago, Today show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were penned by a favorite writer; others offered a dose of love or laughter. She thought the quotes were meaningful only to her, but soon a funny thing started happening -- reactions poured in from thousands of people who were just as moved. The quotes weren't only providing inspiration to Hoda, they were comforting and connecting people. So many of their comments read, "I really needed...  read more »

Genres: Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development

I was their American dream

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I Was Their American Dream - 2019

by Malaka Gharib

Summary: This graphic novel is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

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I Will Teach You To Be Rich - 2019

by Ramit Sethi

Summary: The groundbreaking NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER that taught a generation how to earn more, save more, and live a rich life—now in a revised 2nd edition. Buy as many lattes as you want. Choose the right accounts and investments so your money grows for you—automatically. Best of all, spend guilt-free on the things you love. Personal finance expert Ramit Sethi has been called a "wealth wizard" by Forbes and the "new guru on the block" by Fortune . Now he; s updated...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying

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I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying - 2019

by Bassey Ikpi

Summary: Bassey Ikpi explores her life -- as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist -- through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold with radical honesty and brutal intimacy. From her early childhood in Nigeria through her adolescence in Oklahoma, Bassey Ikpi lived with a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

If you tell

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If You Tell - 2019

by Gregg Olsen

Summary: After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle's talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now. For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

I; m Still Here

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I; M Still Here - 2018

by Austin Channing Brown

Summary: The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, and has spent her life navigating America's racial divide as a writer, a speaker, and an expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. While so many institutions claim to value diversity in their mission statements, many fall short of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Imagine it forward

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Imagine It Forward - 2018

by Beth Comstock

Summary: An inspiring and practical guide to mastering change in the face of relentless uncertainty. "The world will never be slower than it is right now," says Beth Comstock. But confronting the relentless pace of change is hard. Employees get downsized; companies find themselves disrupted as challengers steal away customers. To thrive in today's world, every one of us has to become a change-maker. In her book, Comstock shares lessons from a thirty-year career as the change-maker-in-chief, on spotting...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Small Business & Entrepreneurship

The Impeachers

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The Impeachers - 2019

by Brenda Wineapple

Summary: NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Publishers Weekly "This absorbing and important book recounts the titanic struggle over the implications of the Civil War amid the impeachment of a defiant and temperamentally erratic American president."—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice-President Andrew Johnson became...  read more »

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

Imperfect

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Imperfect - 2019

by Dounya Awada

Summary: Dounya Awada is a 24-year-old, devout Muslim, happy, healthy, and very much alive. But just a few years before, she nearly starved to death. Her struggle began when she was six years old. Little Dounya wanted nothing less than to be perfect, like her mother. She pushed herself hard every day, excelling in schoolwork and at home. She had to be the cutest, prettiest, smartest girl in the room. The slightest hint of imperfection led to meltdowns and uncontrollable tantrums. Her parents loved her...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Young Adult Nonfiction

Indian-ish

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Indian-ish - 2019

by Priya Krishna

Summary: A witty and irresistible celebration of one very cool and boundary-breaking mom's "Indian-ish" cooking -- with accessible and innovative Indian-American recipes. Indian food is everyday food! This colorful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna's loving tribute to her mom's "Indian-ish" cooking -- a trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavor. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Regional & Internationa

An indigenous peoples' history of the United States for young people

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An Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States For Young People - 2019

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Summary: Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps,...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Indistractable

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Indistractable - 2019

by Nir Eyal

Summary: You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold. What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcame distractions? What if you had the power to become "indistractable"?

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

The inflammation spectrum

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The Inflammation Spectrum - 2019

by Will Cole

Summary: A revolutionary new plan to discover the foods your unique body loves, hates, and needs to feel great. In this game-changing book, readers will discover how inflammation is at the core of most common health woes and exists on a continuum: from mild symptoms such as weight gain and fatigue on one end, to hormone imbalance and autoimmune conditions on the other. How you feel is constantly and dynamically being influenced by every meal. Every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The information revolution

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The Information Revolution - 2020

by Tamra Orr

Summary: Young people growing up today don't know a life without social media, smartphones, and other internet-driven technology. However, it wasn't that long ago that computers were still the size of an entire room! As it became easier and cheaper to quickly share information through computer technology, an Information Revolution began taking place. As readers explore this revolution through accessible main text, informative sidebars, and annotated quotes, they discover the people and inventions that...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology • Young Adult Nonfiction

Inside out

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Inside Out - 2019

by Demi Moore

Summary: Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years all while juggling a skyrocketing career and, at times, a negative public perception. As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Inside Out

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Inside Out - 2019

by Demi Moore

Summary: INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines. Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Insomnia

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Insomnia - 2018

by Marina Benjamin

Summary: "An insomniac; s ideal sleep aid—and that; s a compliment. With her collage of ruminations about sleeplessness, [Benjamin] promises no real cure . . . Her slim book is what the doctor ordered." — The Atlantic Insomnia is on the rise. Villainous and unforgiving, it; s the enemy o f energy and focus, the thief of our repose. But can insomnia be an ally, too, a validator of the present moment, of edginess and creativity? Marina Benjamin takes on her personal experience of the...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Health & Fitness • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Instant Pot meals in a jar cookbook

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The Instant Pot Meals In A Jar Cookbook - 2019

by Pamela Ellgen

Summary: The Instant Pot has made cooking delicious meals quicker and easier than ever. However, you still need to prepare the food that goes into your Instant Pot. This book shows how to create pre-prepped, mason-jar-filled entr?es that make meal time as easy as 1-2-3: dump the jar's pre-measured contents into your Instant Pot, add water, and pressure cook. It's easier than microwave mac and cheese but way better tasting and far more healthy.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Into the planet

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Into The Planet - 2019

by Jill Heinerth

Summary: From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet. More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans. From one of the top cave divers working today -- and one of the very few women in her field -- Jill Heinerth blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Invested

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Invested - 2018

by Danielle Town

Summary: In this essential handbook—a blend of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and The Happiness Project—the co-host of the wildly popular InvestED podcast shares her yearlong journey learning to invest, as taught to her by her father, investor and bestselling author Phil Town. Growing up, the words finance, savings, and portfolio made Danielle Town; s eyes glaze over, and the thought of stocks and financial statements shut down her brain. The daughter of a successful investor and bestselling financial...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

Investing in your 20s & 30s

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Investing In Your 20s & 30s - 2018

by Eric Tyson

Summary: Covering everything from evaluating assets and managing risk to demystifying your portfolio, this guide offers expert investment advice that you shouldn't be without.

Genre: Nonfiction

Iowa barns yesterday and today

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Iowa Barns Yesterday And Today - 2017

by Karlene Kingery photographer

Summary: Takes the reader on a tour of all 99 counties with 800 photos of barns and other buildings, accompanied by stories that portray their diversity, past and present.

Genre: Iowa Authors

Iowa Confederates in the Civil War

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Iowa Confederates In The Civil War - 2019

by David Connon

Summary: Confederates from Iowa were as unusual as slaves in Dubuque. David Connon shares the intensely human stories of Iowa Confederates in the Civil War. Seventy-six of these men entered the Confederate service. Readers will follow their pre-war, war-time, and post-war experiences, ranging from difficult relationships to disease, imprisonment, desertion, and adventure. More stories illuminate the turbulent Iowa home front, where life was hard for parents of Confederates and for Peace Democrats.

Genres: History & Culture • Iowa Authors • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

iPhone

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IPhone - 2019

by David Pogue

Summary: IOS 11 for the iPhone includes a host of exciting new features, including a revamped Control Center and all-new powers for some of your favorite apps -- Siri, AirPlay 2, Maps, Photos, and Maps. You can even send payment via iMessages and type with one hand! And the best way to learn all of these features is with this handbook -- a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone master. This easy-to-use book will help you...  read more »

Genres: Mobile Phones, Tablets & E-Readers • Nonfiction • Programming • Technology

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - 2020

by Tamra Orr

Summary: Peace in the Middle East has been a focus for politicians and activists for many years, but deadly conflicts still ravage this region. At the center of this struggle is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has deep historical roots. These roots are presented through objective main text filled with annotated quotes from historians and people who have been affected by this conflict. Featuring sidebars and images from both the past and present, this comprehensive look at a region in constant...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

It didn't start with you

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It Didn't Start With You - 2017

by Mark Wolynn

Summary: A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field. Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brains -- but in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. The latest scientific research, now making headlines, supports what...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development • Self-Esteem

It's Garry Shandling's book

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It's Garry Shandling's Book - 2019

by Garry Shandling

Summary: Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and "The Larry Sanders Show," broke new ground and influenced future sitcoms like "30 Rock" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and his stand-up laid the foundation for a whole generation of comics. There's no one better to tell Garry's story than Judd Apatow -- Garry gave Judd one of his first jobs on "The Larry Sanders Show" and remained Apatow's mentor for the rest of his life -- and the...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

It's how we play the game

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It's How We Play The Game - 2019

by Ed Stack

Summary: An inspiring memoir from the CEO of DICK's Sporting Goods about building a multi-billion-dollar business and taking a principled -- and highly controversial -- stand against the types of guns that are too often used in mass shootings and other tragedies.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction

It; s Never Too Late

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It; S Never Too Late - 2015

by Scott Page

Summary: Growing old doesn; t have to be so hard with this "important and valuable book for baby boomers and their children" (Florence Henderson). We; re all going to die. A jolting thought, yes, but an important truth. We all must come to terms with our mortality and move beyond the overwhelming fear and horror many Americans feel when confronted with the realities of growing old. Far too many of us feel powerless to do anything about it. But it doesn; t have to be that way. In It; s Never Too Late ,...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

Janis

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Janis - 2019

by Holly George-Warren

Summary: This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin's first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Japan

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Japan - 2019

Summary: Discover Japan with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this fascinating country before you've even packed your case. Catch the buzz of futuristic Tokyo, step back in time in Kyoto, hike in mountainous Hokkaido or snorkel in Okinawa's clear waters. This guide covers the must-see sights and the hidden back streets, so you won't miss a thing.

Genres: Asia • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Trave

JOMO

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JOMO - 2019

by Jessica Misener

Summary: We've all heard about FOMO (fear of missing out) but now you can make the most of your night in with this must-have bucket list for every homebody, featuring fun and entertaining activities to keep you pleasantly relaxed and stress-free every time you decide you'd rather not leave the comfort of your home. This simple list-based guide book includes over 350 things to do to keep your nights in fun for everyone. Featuring advice for entertaining friends (get some snacks and host a game night),...  read more »

Genres: Happiness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Julia; s Kitchen Wisdom

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Julia; S Kitchen Wisdom - 2010

by Julia Child

Summary: In this indispensable volume of kitchen wisdom, Julia Child gives home cooks the answers to their most pressing kitchen questions. How many minutes should you cook green beans? What are the right proportions for a vinaigrette? How do you skim off fat? What is the perfect way to roast a chicken? Here Julia provides solutions for these and many other everyday cooking queries. How are you going to cook that small rib steak you brought home? You; ll be guided to the quick sauté as the best...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Just as you are

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Just As You Are - 2018

by Michelle Skeen

Summary: "Stop comparing yourself to others -- you're special just as you are!" That's the message psychologist Michelle Skeen and her daughter, Kelly Skeen, instill in teen readers in this unique self-help guide. With this fun and engaging book, teens will learn how to silence their nit-picky inner critic, overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion, and discover what really matters to them.

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Self Development • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

Justice on trial

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Justice On Trial - 2019

by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Summary: In this definitive deep dive into the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, two women with extraordinary behind-the-scenes access reveal what really happened and explore what the bitterly divisive hearings mean for the future of the Court and the battle for the soul of America.

Genre: Nonfiction

Justice on Trial

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Justice On Trial - 2019

by Mollie Hemingway

Summary: #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER! Justice Anthony Kennedy slipped out of the Supreme Court building on June 27, 2018, and traveled incognito to the White House to inform President Donald Trump that he was retiring, setting in motion a political process that his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, would denounce three months later as a "national disgrace" and a "circus." Justice on Trial , the definitive insider; s account of Kavanaugh; s appointment to the Supreme Court, is based on extraordinary access to more...  read more »

Genres: Law • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Kennedy heirs

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The Kennedy Heirs - 2019

by J Randy Taraborrelli

Summary: A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. In his revelatory new book, acclaimed Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America's most famous family. John Kennedy,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation

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The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, And The New Generation - 2019

by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes The Kennedy Heirs , his most revealing Kennedy book yet. A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings, Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, the lives of this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. In his revelatory new book,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Killer Across the Table

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The Killer Across The Table - 2019

by John E. Douglas

Summary: The legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process, and divulging the strategies used to crack some of America; s most challenging cases. The FBI; s pioneer of criminal profiling, former special agent John Douglas, has studied and interviewed many...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Law • Nonfiction • True Crime

King Charles

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King Charles - 2019

by Robert Jobson

Summary: An exhaustive and revealing new biography of Britain; s future king with fresh reporting by the journalist the Wall Street Journal dubbed "the Godfather of royal reporting." With exclusive interviews and extensive research, King Charles delivers definitive insight into the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, as he nears the throne at a watershed moment in modern history and in the British monarchy. New York Times bestselling author Robert Jobson debunks the myths...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Know my name

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Know My Name - 2019

by Chanel Miller

Summary: Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally, and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. She tells of her struggles with...  read more »

Genres: Abigail W. • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Staff Picks • True Crime

Know My Name

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Know My Name - 2019

by Chanel Miller

Summary: A New York Times Bestseller "A devastating, immersive memoir...Miller is an extraordinary writer: plain, precise and moving." — NPR " Know My Name is a gut-punch, and in the end, somehow, also blessedly hopeful...She implores us, too, to challenge and question the systems that aren; t working. As we examine how to prevent and prosecute sexual assault cases, this last lesson may be the most important of all." — Washington Post She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Kochland

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Kochland - 2019

by Christopher Leonard

Summary: Uses the extraordinary account of how the biggest private company in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America. The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined. Koch is everywhere: from the fertilizers that make our food to the chemicals that make our pipes to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers to the Wall Street trading in all these commodities. But few people know much about Koch...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Economics • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Kushner, Inc.

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Kushner, Inc. - 2019

by Vicky Ward

Summary: The first explosive book about Javanka and their infamous rise to power Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump; s White House is unprecedented, unconstitutional, and dangerous. In Kushner Inc. , investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created that depicts themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency and reveals that Jared and Ivanka...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Ladies Who Punch

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Ladies Who Punch - 2019

by Ramin Setoodeh

Summary: THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Like Fire & Fury, the gossipy real-life soap opera behind a serious show. When Barbara Walters launched The View , network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, she; d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her co-hosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But the daily chatfest didn; t just comment on the news. It became the news. And...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Last man out

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Last Man Out - 2004

by Bob Wilbanks

Summary: Beginning December 8, 1941, this is the story of a young Iowa Marine at the U.S. Navy Yard barracks at Cavite. It continues through the fighting on Corregidor; his capture by the Japanese Imperial Army in May 1942; his entry into the Palawan prison camp in the Philippines on August 12, 1942; the vile conditions that he and his comrades endured there; and the terrible day when, in danger of the camp being over run by the advancing American forces, the Japanese guards massacred 139 American POWs....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Iowa Authors • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction

Last witnesses

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Last Witnesses - 2019

by Svetlana Aleksievich

Summary: Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, this book is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. These men and women were both witnesses and sometimes soldiers as well, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded in them -- a trauma that would forever change the course of the Russian nation. This is a new version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to those whose stories...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Russia

Laughing at my nightmare

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Laughing At My Nightmare - 2016

by Shane Burcaw

Summary: With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Leadershift

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Leadershift - 2019

by John C Maxwell

Summary: Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches listeners how to shift leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today's fast-paced world. Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren't nimble and ready to adapt, they won't survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift. Maxwell helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

Learn to read

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Learn To Read - 2018

by Hannah Braun

Summary: This is the definitive activity workbook to improve phonemic awareness, dysgraphia, and auditory processing disorder (APD) for kids ages 7-12. For kids with an official dyslexia diagnosis, or kids struggling with dyslexia related symptoms, learning to read can be challenging. Using a targeted approach to skill development, this book applies the latest research-based learning methods to games and activities that strengthen auditory discrimination skills, support letter formation in writing, and...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Learning Python

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Learning Python - 2013

by Mark Lutz

Summary: Describes the features of the Python programming language, covering such topics as types and operations, statements and syntax, functions, modules, classes and OOP, and exceptions and tools.

Genres: Games & Gaming • Nonfiction • Programming • Technology

Leaving the witness

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Leaving The Witness - 2019

by Amber Scorah

Summary: A first book by the creator of the "Dear Amber" podcast describes her strict upbringing as a third-generation Jehovah's Witness and her efforts to find her true place in the world apart from the edicts of her family and faith.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Legal forms for starting & running a small business

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Legal Forms For Starting & Running A Small Business - 2018

by Fred S Steingold

Summary: Provides 65 essential agreements, contracts, leases & letters. These are forms used in small businesses with instructions on completing them. The book includes operating agreements, non-compete agreements, examples of corporate bylaws and forms for buying real estate.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Law • Nonfiction • Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Lessons From Lucy

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Lessons From Lucy - 2019

by Dave Barry

Summary: In this "little gem" ( Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy. As Dave Barry turns seventy—not happily—he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Pets

Let love have the last word

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Let Love Have The Last Word - 2019

by Common

Summary: Common believes that the phrase "let love have the last word" is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life. Courageous, insightful, brave, and characteristically authentic, this memoir shares Common's own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development

Let's all make the day count

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Let's All Make The Day Count - 2018

by Charlie Daniels

Summary: Join Charlie as he shares many of the things he has learned over the years and be encouraged and empowered. The book includes 100 readings with Bible verses and clever and pithy statements. Charlie will inspire you with his positive attitude, timeless wisdom, and powerful spirit.

Genres: Motivational • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development • Self-Esteem

The liberation of Paris

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The Liberation Of Paris - 2019

by Jean Edward Smith

Summary: Tells the dramatic story of the Allied decision in World War II to divert from the strategic plan in order to save the City of Light from chaos and assist de Gaulle's efforts to become France's new leader even as the German general in charge of the occupation defied his orders to destroy the city as the Allies closed in.

Genres: Europe • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction

The Librarian; s Guide to Book Programs and Author Events

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The Librarian; S Guide To Book Programs And Author Events - 2016

by Brad Hooper

Summary: From hosting authors to planning and coordinating book activities such as book signings and book clubs, libraries are perfect venues for readers to interact directly with authors and their books. And mounting literary programming can be easier than you might think. In this guide Booklist ; s Brad Hooper inspires, encourages, and advises librarians in providing a wide range of programming that targets their communities of book lovers. Incorporating interviews from librarians in the field who...  read more »

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

The lie

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The Lie - 2019

by William Dameron

Summary: In this emotional and unflinchingly honest memoir of coming out of the closet late in life, owning up to the past, and facing the future, William Dameron confronts steroid addiction, the shame and homophobia of his childhood, the sledgehammer of secrets that slowly tore his marriage apart, and his love for a gay father of three that would once again challenge the boundaries of trust. At the true heart of this book is a universal story about turning self-doubt into self-acceptance and about pain, anger, and the long journey of both seeking and giving forgiveness.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Life is magic

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Life Is Magic - 2019

by Jon Dorenbos

Summary: You might recognize him as an NFL All-Pro or as an elite magician who made the finals of "America's Got Talent" and regularly appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. But Jon Dorenbos says that what he does is not who he is. He is someone forced, at the most tender of ages, to coach himself into turning tragedy to triumph. One morning in August 1992, when Jon was twelve years old and living a seemingly idyllic childhood in suburban Seattle, he woke up for baseball camp. His dad waved good-bye....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development

A life on the Middle West's never-ending frontier

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A Life On The Middle West's Never-ending Frontier - 2019

by Willard L Boyd

Summary: Autobiography of Willard L. Boyd, former president of the University of Iowa.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction

Life undercover

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Life Undercover - 2019

by Amaryllis Fox

Summary: Fox was in an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law when her mentor Daniel Pearl was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, she applied to a master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. Recruited by the CIA, she was fast-tracked into advanced operations training learning how to use a Glock and...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Life Will Be the Death of Me

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Life Will Be The Death Of Me - 2019

by Chelsea Handler

Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler; s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles A SKIMM READS PICK "This will be one of your favorite books of all time."—Amy Schumer In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Lifespan

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Lifespan - 2019

by David Sinclair

Summary: This paradigm-shifting book shows how almost everything we think we know about aging is wrong, offers a front-row seat to the amazing global effort to slow, stop, and reverse aging, and calls readers to consider a future where aging can be treated. For decades, experts have believed that we are at the mercy of our genes, and that natural damage to our genes -- the kind that inevitably happens as we get older -- makes us become sick and grow old. But what if everything you think you know about...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

The light and the glory

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The Light And The Glory - 2009

by Peter Marshall

Genres: History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

A light in the darkness

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A Light In The Darkness - 2019

by Albert Marrin

Summary: A Polish Jew on the eve of World War II, Janusz Korczak turned down opportunities for escape in order to stand by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka. Marrin examines not just Korczak's life but his ideology of children: that children are valuable in and of themselves, as individuals. He contrasts this with Adolf Hitler's life and his ideology of children: that children are nothing more than tools of the state.

Genre: Nonfiction

Like a Mother

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Like A Mother - 2018

by Angela Garbes

Summary: A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhood Like most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it; s not easy to find satisfying answers. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

The little book of hygge

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The Little Book Of Hygge - 2017

by Meik Wiking

Summary: The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounce Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on the sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In...  read more »

Genres: Art Therapy & Relaxation • Happiness • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

The Little Women cookbook

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The Little Women Cookbook - 2019

by Winifred Moranville

Summary: Experience the exciting and heartwarming world of the March sisters and "Little Women" right in your own kitchen. This is the first cookbook to celebrate the scrumptious and comforting foods that play a prominent role in Louisa May Alcott's classic novel. Do you wonder what makes the characters so excited to make -- and eat! -- sweets and desserts like the exotically named Blancmange or the mysterious Bonbons with Mottoes, along with favorites like Apple Turnovers, Plum Pudding, and Gingerbread...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Desserts • Nonfiction

The Lives They Left Behind

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The Lives They Left Behind - 2008

by Darby Penney

Summary: “ The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad. It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum—the sort of community in which, for better and for worse, hundreds of thousands of people lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny; s careful historical (almost archaeological) and biographical reconstructions give us unique insight into...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Living simply

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Living Simply - 2019

by Sally McGraw

Summary: There is a new way to be cool. It's not about flaunting the latest fashion or driving the flashiest car. Just the opposite. The new cool is minimalism, and it's about using less, minimizing harm to the environment, and owning only items that you truly need.

Genres: Home & Garden • Young Adult Nonfiction

Living together

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Living Together - 2017

by Frederick Hertz

Summary: Laws that protect married couples -- on property ownership, divorce, inheritance rights, and more -- don't apply to unmarried couples. To define and protect your relationship -- and your assets -- you need to take specific legal steps and use the right documents. Whether you're just starting out or are one of the growing number of older couples who choose to live together, this revised edition has the information you need.

Genres: Law • Nonfiction

Lonely Planet USA; s National Parks

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Lonely Planet USA; S National Parks - 2019

by Lonely Planet

Summary: Lonely Planet: The world; s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet; s USA; s National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Catch the country; s ; first sunrise; from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, take the drive of your life on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier, and climb the otherworldly rocks of Joshua Tree – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of USA; s...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Long way home

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Long Way Home - 2019

by Cameron Douglas

Summary: Douglas is born into wealth, privilege, and comfort. His father a superstar, his mother a beautiful socialite, his grandfather a legend. But by the age of 32 he had become a drug addict, an armed robber, and-- after a DEA drug bust-- a convicted drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison. In prison he began to reverse his savage transformation, to understand the psychological turmoil that has tormented him for years, and prepare for what will be a profoundly challenging, but eventually deeply satisfying and successful re-entry into society at large.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The lost art of Scripture

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The Lost Art Of Scripture - 2019

by Karen Armstrong

Summary: Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture -- the holy texts at the center of all religious traditions -- may not be immediately obvious in our secular world but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of most of today's controversies over religion. In this timely and important book, one of the world's...  read more »

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction

Lost child

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Lost Child - 2019

by Torey L Hayden

Summary: A poignant and deeply moving account of a lost little girl and an extraordinary educational psychologist's courage and determination. Jessie is nine years old and looks like the perfect little girl, with red hair, green eyes and a beguiling smile. She even has a talent for drawing gorgeous and intricate pictures. But Jessie also knows how to get her own way and will lie, scream, shout and hurt to get just exactly what she wants. Her parents say they can't take her back, and her social workers...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Love & life

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Love & Life - 2019

by Laura Schlessinger

Summary: Dr. Laura dives into the controversial topics and thorniest problems that face today's parents and grandparents, husbands and wives, men and women, and everyone seeking love, fulfillment, success -- or simply anyone who wants to be a decent and productive human being. With her trademark provocative, firm, but always thought-provoking and values-centered advice, Dr. Laura provides guidance that will inspire readers to be the very best they can be. Based on the tough-love advice from the calls and letters Dr. Laura receives.

Genres: Emotions • Happiness • Nonfiction • Self Development

A Love Letter Life

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A Love Letter Life - 2019

by Jeremy Roloff

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More than 2.3 million people watched as Jeremy and Audrey Roloff shared their vows and committed their lives to each other. Now for the first time, the former co-stars of TLC; s hit show Little People, Big World share their imperfect, resilient, and inspiring love story. As Jeremy and Audrey write, if you can fall into love, you can fall out. True love is something you choose to live out each day through your actions, decisions, and sacrifices. To find and still seek,...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Love real food

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Love Real Food - 2017

by Kathryne Taylor

Summary: Preparing fresh, wholesome, sustainable vegetarian food doesn't need to be so difficult. Taylor offers approachable and outrageously delicious meatless recipes complete with substitutions to make meals special-diet friendly (gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free) whenever possible. If you're interested in learning to cook wholesome plant-based meals-- or if you're already a vegan-- you'll appreciate these tasteful recipes.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Vegetarian & Vegan

Love Your Enemies

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Love Your Enemies - 2019

by Arthur C. Brooks

Summary: Now a National Bestseller. To get ahead today, you have to be a jerk, right? Divisive politicians. Screaming heads on television. Angry campus activists. Twitter trolls. Today in America, there is an "outrage industrial complex" that prospers by setting American against American, creating a "culture of contempt"—the habit of seeing people who disagree with us not as merely incorrect, but as worthless and defective. Maybe, like more than nine out of ten Americans, you dislike it. But hey,...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The low-FODMAP diet for beginners

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The Low-FODMAP Diet For Beginners - 2017

by Mollie Tunitsky

Summary: As tens of millions of Americans know, living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and alienating. But dietary changes can bring relief -- and quickly. The low-FODMAP diet is the proven approach. While it may not be easy to understand what FODMAPs are, this book makes it easy to restrict them from your diet.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Lunch lady land

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Lunch Lady Land - 2016

by Susan Becker

Summary: Following the death of her mother, Sue Becker decides to take a job as the new Food Service Director for the St. Joseph's Elementary School Hot Lunch Program in Bellevue, Iowa. Listening to and working with a dedicated group of "lunch ladies," Sue gained insight and inspiration to move forward and live her life with no excuses and no regrets.

Genre: Iowa Authors

Madame Fourcade; s Secret War

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Madame Fourcade; S Secret War - 2019

by Lynne Olson

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island "Brava to Lynne Olson for a biography that should challenge any outdated assumptions about who deserves to be called a hero."— The Washington Post In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and...  read more »

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

Make

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Make - 2015

by Charles Platt

Summary: Here you will find unique, photographically precise diagrams of bread boarded components, to help you build circuits with speed and precision. A new shopping guide and a simplified range of components, will minimize your investment in parts for the projects. A completely new section on the Arduino shows you how to write properly structured programs instead of just downloading other people's code. Projects have been reworked to provide additional features, and the book has been restructured to...  read more »

Genres: Hardware & DIY • Nonfiction • Technology

Makerspaces in School

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Makerspaces In School - 2018

by Lacy Brejcha

Summary: Organized into an easy-to-follow, month-by-month plan for implementation, this book provides field-tested and research-based knowledge that will serve educators as they create and maintain a meaningful Makerspace. Although science, technology, engineering, arts, and math have made huge gains in the past decade, STEAM jobs are not being filled at the rate they are being created or needed. Makerspaces in School promotes innovative thinking in students that fills this need. Through Makerspaces,...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

The making of a manager

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The Making Of A Manager - 2019

by Julie Zhuo

Summary: Congratulations, you're a manager! After you pop the champagne, accept the shiny new title, and step into this thrilling next chapter of your career, the truth descends like a fog: you don't really know what you're doing. That's exactly how Julie Zhuo felt when she became a rookie manager at the age of twenty-five. She stared at a long list of challenges -- from hiring to firing, from meeting to messaging, from planning to pitching -- and faced a thousand questions and uncertainties. How was...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction

Making the

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Making The "terrible" Twos Terrific! - 2013

by John K Rosemond

Summary: Rosemond guides parents through the steps of establishing an effective disciplinary style and a tried-and-true recipe for bringing out the very best in young children.

Genre: Nonfiction

Man; s Search for Meaning

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Man; S Search For Meaning - 2006

by Viktor E. Frankl

Summary: Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl; s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it,...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

March sisters

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March Sisters - 2019

by Kate Bolick

Summary: On its 150th anniversary, four acclaimed authors offer personal reflections on their lifelong engagement with Louisa May Alcott's classic novel of girlhood and growing up -- "Little Women." Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, and Jane Smiley explore their strong lifelong personal engagement with Alcott's novel -- what it has meant to them and why it still matters. Each takes as her subject one of the four March sisters, reflecting on their stories and what they have to teach us...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Mary's mosaic

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Mary's Mosaic - 2016

by Peter Janney

Summary: Who really murdered Mary Pinchot Meyer in the fall of 1964? Why was there a mad rush by CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton to locate and confiscate her diary immediately? What in that diary was so explosive and revealing? Had Mary Meyer finally put together the intricate pieces of a bewildering, conspiratorial mosaic of information that revealed a plan to assassinate her lover, President Kennedy? And was it mere coincidence that Mary Meyer was killed less than three weeks after the...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1

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Mastering The Art Of French Cooking, Volume 1 - 2011

by Julia Child

Summary: For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2

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