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The Swedish-American Cookbook: A Charming Collection of Traditional Recipes Presented in Both Swedish and English by Anonymous (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

By presenting traditional recipes in Swedish on one side and the English translations on the other, The Swedish-American Cookbook takes authenticity to the next level. This book covers everything from breads to candies, meats to malts. It also contains example menus, helpful tips for preparation, and instructions for preserving various fruits and vegetables. Some recipes include Swedish caviar, cherry soup, almond cookies, baked chicken with parsnips, melon ice cream, meatballs, rusks, and dozens more. This cookbook is one of a kind. Initially published in 1895, The Swedish-American Cookbook is now updated with beautiful full-color photographs and an attractive, easy-to-follow layout. Also included is an extended explanation on the weights, measurements, and fruit used in the recipes in order to make the process helpful for cooks unfamiliar with Swedish recipes. Lindhal's instructions cannot be clearer in this easy-to-read, faithful resource for authentic Swedish food.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (3,836 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2015 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (56 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2015 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2015. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2015 includes: Detailed maps with new geopolitical data Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure New data on military expenditures and capabilities Information on each country's climate and natural hazards Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure And much more! Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 938 Pages (40,054 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida by Tameka Bradley Hobbs (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

"Hobbs unearths four lynchings that are critical to the understanding of the origins of civil rights in Florida. The oral histories from the victims' families and those in the communities make this a valuable contribution to African American, Florida, and civil rights history."--Derrick E. White, author of The Challenge of Blackness "A compelling reminder of just how troubling and violent the Sunshine State's racial past has been. A must read."--Irvin D.S. Winsboro, editor of Old South, New South, or Down South? Florida is frequently viewed as an atypical southern state--more progressive and culturally diverse--but, when examined in proportion to the number of African American residents, it suffered more lynchings than any of its Deep South neighbors during the Jim Crow era. Investigating this dark period of the state's history and focusing on a rash of anti-black violence that took place during the 1940s, Tameka Hobbs explores the reasons why lynchings continued in Florida when they were starting to wane elsewhere. She contextualizes the murders within the era of World War II, contrasting the desire of the United States to broadcast the benefits of its democracy abroad while at home it struggled to provide legal protection to its African American citizens. As involvement in the global war deepened and rhetoric against Axis powers heightened, the nation's leaders became increasingly aware of the blemish left by extralegal violence on America's reputation. Ultimately, Hobbs argues, the international implications of these four murders, along with other antiblack violence around the nation, increased pressure not only on public officials in Florida to protect the civil rights of African Americans in the state but also on the federal government to become more active in prosecuting racial violence. Tameka Bradley Hobbs is assistant professor of history at Florida Memorial University.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 332 Pages (3,713 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

The Giant Forest: Chapter Book for Parents and Grandparents of Preteens Who Love to Read (Growing Up Aimi 1) by Mia Belew 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Move over C S Lewis and Roald Dahl. There's a new storyteller on the rise and she's only 11 years old. In this true-to-life story, Aimi, Roci, Mousi, Sybil and Sycamore are a loose group of friends, aka The Bunch, who attend school together. The Bunch go to a 150-year old church camp, Mount Hermon, founded around the time of the first gold rush in 1849. The camp is located in a giant forest situated in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, just over the hill from Silicon Valley. In keeping with the principles of its founders, Bart, Prissie and their adopted son Artie, the camp administrators want the camp to be a modern day refuge for children like the Bunch who live at a time when many people around them, including their parents, are chasing new gold in their area. Each member of the Bunch becomes seemingly inexplicably lost in the giant forest. They must each find themselves, then find one another before they can together again find their way home. Along the way they receive help from new animal friends whose ancestors had previously received a life-saving kindness from the founders of Mt. Hermon. Along the way, each member of the Bunch battles with and finds resolution to problems they face at home from overbearing or neglectful parents, sibling rivalry, prejudice, betrayal and displaced loyalty. When the five become reunited, bigger battles ensue. To return home they must overcome giants that have plagued them throughout their lost experience. Once victorious, the Bunch is led back to Mt. Hermon by their forest friends. A chapter book for for preteens who love to read. Enjoy discussion questions at the end of each chapter for reading groups or parent and child devotions. Giant forest = a really big forest or a forest with giants? Or both. Only the reader knows.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [f] [x]
Length: 302 Pages (5,398 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

The Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction by Charles W. Eliot (knowledge house) 4.0 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

( newly updated TOC ) The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result. Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400-450 pages, and the included texts are "so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies." The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier's and elsewhere, with great success. Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled 'The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction', offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the 'The Harvard Classics' comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 40,336 Pages (55,610 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Still Invisible?: Examining America's Black Male Crisis by Elvin Dowling (Inspira Communications) 4.8 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Still Invisible? is more than a narrative on the challenges facing Black males. After all, everyone recognizes there's a problem, and another book simply highlighting those challenges does very little to address the issues at hand, contribute to meaningful and substantive dialogue or offer reasonable solutions on how to help make America better. What makes this book different from anything else you have ever read, however, is that it provides the reader with the tools and resources they need to factually contextualize the issues facing black men today, while not letting anyone off the hook for the problems we need to overcome--be they self-inflicted wounds or perpetrated by the state.

Genre: Law [f] [x]
Length: 550 Pages (20,057 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

The Story of the Goths by Henry Bradley (Blackmore Dennett) 4.0 Stars (143 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

More than three hundred years before the birth of Christ, a traveller from the Greek colony of Marseilles, named Pytheas, made known to the civilized world the existence of a people called Guttones, who lived near the Frische Haff, in the country since known as East Prussia, and traded in the amber that was gathered on the Baltic shores. For four whole centuries these amber merchants of the Baltic are heard of no more. The elder Pliny, a Roman writer who died in the year 79 after Christ, tells us that in his time they were still dwelling in the same neighbourhood; and a generation later, Tacitus, the greatest of Roman historians, twice mentions their name, though he spells it rather differently as Gotones. In his little book on Germany, he says -- in that brief pointed style of his which it is so difficult to translate into English -- "Beyond the Lygians live the Gotones among whom the power of the kings has already become greater than among the other Germans, though it is not yet too great for them to be a free people." And in his Annals he mentions that they gave shelter to a prince belonging to another German nation, who had been driven from his own country by the oppression of a foreign conqueror. These two brief notices are all that Tacitus, who has told us so much that is interesting about the peoples of ancient Germany, has to say of the Gotones. But if he could only have guessed what was the destiny in store for this obscure and distant tribe, we may be sure that they would have received a far larger share of his attention. For these Gotones were the same people who afterwards became so famous under the name of Goths, who, a few centuries later, crowned their kings in Rome itself, and imposed their laws on the whole of Southern Europe from the Adriatic to the Western sea...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 301 Pages (6,038 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Clues to Acting Shakespeare (Third Edition) by Wesley Van Tassel (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

"A workhorse of a book! Beautifully conceived and executed. Clues to Acting Shakespeare is a no-brainer purchase for acting collections in all libraries." -- Library Journal Clues to Acting Shakespeare has become a popular guide for actors, directors, teachers and Shakespeare enthusiasts, selling over 15,000 copies of previous editions. This third edition retains the second edition's unique solutions to challenges that face directors and actors at advanced levels and is expanded to include an entirely new section for amateur and community theatre groups. In this new edition, readers will be delighted to find: • New section to aid community theatres to perform Shakespeare's plays, including five recorded workshops of community theatre actors coached and trained by the author • Updates to the successful sections on training student actors (MFA and BFA programs), and professional actors (including audition tips) -- highlighted by twenty author-coached workshops with professional and advanced student actors • Improved section for teachers of high school and child actors with worksheets and sample lesson plans • New exercises and resources for all levels of acting and production To aid professionals, Clues to Acting Shakespeare offers a one-day brush-up for auditions and preparation to play Shakespeare immediately. Text analysis, character studies, and both classical British training and American methods are explored. The exercises and recorded workshops provide inspiring advice to all actors and demonstrate concepts discussed throughout the book. The critical skills required for acting Shakespeare, including scansion, phrasing, caesura, breathing, speech structure, antithesis, and more are covered in detail. The comprehensive exercises using the Bard's plays and sonnets teach actors to break down the verse, support the words, understand the imagery, and use the text to create vibrant performances.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 360 Pages (5,859 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Mastering AWS Cost Optimization: Real-world technical and operational cost-saving best practices (Second Edition) by Eli Mansoor 4.9 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

*** Second and Extended Edition *** The book Mastering AWS Cost Optimization is intended to support you in overcoming one of the top challenges that organizations face in their journey towards public cloud: the challenge of cost control and optimization. Reading this book will give you a better understanding of both the technical and operational aspects of the process. This ensures that you will succeed in taking advantage of advanced technology for building innovative products, while doing so in an optimized and cost-effective manner. This book contains many proven technical, operational, and applications-related best practices. All are real-life best practices that were implemented in the efforts of controlling and reducing the costs of our own cloud infrastructure as well as that of our customers. What You Will Learn? ? Amazon's Compute (EC2, Lambda, Container Services), Storage (S3, Glacier, EBS, and EFS), and Networking services pricing models. ? Best practices for architecting and operating your cloud environments for cost optimization and efficiency. ? How to build applications that are lightweight from the perspective of resource requirements. ? How to leverage AWS operational services (Service Catalog, Config, Budgets, Landing Zone, Tagging, CloudWatch, and others) for ensuring continuous governance and on-going cost efficiency. The KAO? Methodology We have developed the KAO? (Knowledge, Architecture, and Operation) methodology to provide a structured approach towards optimizing the costs of any cloud service you will consume - even services not covered within this book. This methodology will lay the foundation needed for addressing any cost-optimization task and provide a structured approach for each optimization effort. Who Should Read this Book? We recommend that everyone involved in a cloud project read this book. This includes those undergoing their first cloud transformation project ("moving workloads to the cloud") through early adopters in ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 412 Pages (50,957 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Behind Blue Eyes: A Cyberpunk Noir Thriller by Anna Mocikat 4.8 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

They are the perfect hybrid between human and machine. They are the next step in the evolution of mankind. And when they come after you, nothing in the world will save you... Welcome to the year 2095. Society has overcome everything that made human life miserable. It has become perfect -- so perfect that it needs killer cyborgs to hunt down anyone who disagrees with it. Nephilim isn't just any elite death squad member, she is the best. Genetically and cybernetically enhanced, she and others like her strike terror wherever they go. Knowing nothing besides this lifestyle, Nephilim believes that she's part of a righteous cause. But everything changes for her after a hostile EMP attack. She suffers a severe system glitch. Disconnected from the grid, for the first time in her life, she begins doubting the system. Shortly after the attack, she meets Jake, a 100% biological human, and she falls in love with him. Jake helps her discover that everything she had believed in was a lie. But there is no walking away from the system. And soon, Nephilim finds herself hunted by members of her own death squad.In an era of deception, who can she trust? And in this brave new world, is there a place for love between a human and a cyborg? Behind Blue Eyes is a fast-paced, cinematic action story in a dystopian setting. It's a modern-day version of 1984 - on steroids.

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 410 Pages (2,331 KB)
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Added: Jun 4th, 2020

Internet Book Piracy: The Fight to Protect Authors, Publishers, and Our Culture by Gini Graham Scott (Allworth) Price verified one day ago

The international battle against Internet pirates has been heating up. Increasingly law enforcement is paying attention to book piracy as ebook publishing gains an ever-larger market share. With this threat to their health and even survival, publishers and authors must act much like the music, film, and software giants that have waged war against pirates for the past two decades. Now, The Battle against Internet Piracy opens a discussion on what happens to the victims of piracy. Drawing from a large number of interviews—from writers, self-publishers, mainstream publishers, researchers, students, admitted pirates, free speech advocates, attorneys, and local and international law enforcement officials—the text speaks to such issues as: •Why pirates have acted and how they feel about it •The conflict over constitutional rights and piracy •The current laws surrounding Internet piracy •Examples of cases taken against some pirates •Alternatives to piracy •Personal experiences of being ripped off •The ways piracy affects different industries and how they've responded Author Gini Graham Scott prepares readers to arm themselves against these modern perils by learning about copyright, infringement, and how to prevent, combat, and end book piracy. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 322 Pages (1,270 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Bears by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Chicago Bears by Uniform Number by Lew Freedman (Sports Publishing) 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

What do Al Campana, Frank Dempsey, Stan Wallace, Don Mullins, Gale Sayers, and Steve Trimble all have in common? They all wore number 40 for the Chicago Bears, even though more than four decades passed between the last time Campana last pulled on his jersey and the number was retired for Sayers in 1994 (along with 51 for Dick Butkus). Since the Chicago Bears first adopted uniform numbers in 1932, the team has handed out only 99 numbers to more than 1,000 players. That's a lot of overlap. It also makes for a lot of good stories. Bears by the Numbers tells those stories for every Bear since '32, from Red Grange to Pernell McPhee. This book lists the players alphabetically and by number; these biographies help trace the history of one of football's oldest and most beloved teams in a new way. For Bears fans, anyone who ever wore the uniform is like family. Bears by the Numbers reintroduces readers to some of their long-lost ancestors, even those they think they already know.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 300 Pages (1,206 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

The Dictionary of Military Terms by U.S. Department of Defense (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into two sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains the terms and definitions approved for Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved terminology for general use by all DOD components. The Dictionary of Military Terms supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutual understanding within the DOD, with other federal agencies, and among the United States and its allies. It is the primary terminology source when preparing correspondence, including policy, strategy, doctrine, and planning documents. This publication applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Services, the Joint Staff, combatant commands, DOD agencies, and all other DOD components, and covers terms such as: active defense battle damage assessment candidate target list directed energy event matrix footprint hub and spoke distribution mobilization nonconventional assisted recovery protection retained personnel special operations survival, evasion, resistance, and escape weapons readiness state and more!

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 473 Pages (1,468 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Complete Bill by Michael Cohn (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

At the end of 2017, Congress passed the biggest tax plan since 1986. Whether you were for or against the sweeping overhaul, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will begin to affect individuals and businesses as early as January 2018. Yet, until now, relatively few people have had access to it or read it. Whether you file on your own, use someone to prepare your taxes, or you are an accountant yourself, to really understand how the bill will affect you means you must dig in. And having this complete resource, including the full text of the bill, will help you navigate its complexities. From dramatic reductions in taxes for corporations and other businesses, to an increase to standard individual deductions, there are many changes that Americans need to understand before the IRS comes calling. With insider analysis and insight from Patricia Cohen, who covers the national economy for the New York Times and whose front-page stories on this topic informed a nation, as well as specific tips from Michael Cohn, editor-in-chief of AccountingToday.com, this is an indispensable reference.

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 439 Pages (1,115 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way: Tried and true methods for turning any window, porch,or balcony into a beautiful garden. by Henry T. Williams (Skyhorse) 1.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This vintage guide to interior decorating and gardening may have been at the height of fashion at the turn of the century, but many of its classic tips still hold true, and numerous styles and plants have come back into vogue. Learn about the very best flora and equipment to use when adding a green touch to any space, whether it's a cozy city apartment or a sprawling country villa. With over a hundred original hand-drawn illustrations and a charming, downto- earth style, Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way is a must-have guide for novice decorators and experts alike.

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (17,782 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Mörderische Aussichten: Thriller & Krimi bei Knaur: Ausgewählte Leseproben von Karen Rose, Lisa Jackson, Sam Eastland, Petermann/Fischer, David ... by Anne von Vaszary (Knaur eBook) Price verified one day ago

Sie lieben Nervenkitzel und Spannung? Das schön-schauriges Gefühl, das Ihnen den Rücken hinabläuft, wenn Sie von Gewalt, Psychoterror oder Mordfällen lesen? Die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele schrecken Sie nicht ab - auch wenn es wie in "Die Diagramme des Todes" um ein True-Crime-Verbrechen geht, bei dem ein perfider Serienmörder das Töten zu einer Kunst erhebt? Behalten Sie auch die Fassung, wenn die elfjährige Jazzie in "Todesfalle" mit ansehen muss, wie ein kaltblütiger Mörder im Zorn ihre Mutter erschlägt? Ihre Nerven brauchen nach diesen Schockern ein wenig Erholung? Dann tauchen Sie ein in die humorvolle, unblutige und trotzdem spannende Thriller-Welt von Catherine O'Connell und lassen sich ein auf einen Junggesellinnen-Abschied, der mit Mord endet... Und wenn Sie dann wieder bereit sind, starten Sie mit weiteren Leseproben von Erfolgs-Autoren wie Lisa Jackson, Sven Koch oder Zoje Stage durch! Vorab-Leseproben zu den Crime-Titeln des Knaur Verlages, die im Herbst 2019 erscheinen. Nervenkitzel garantiert! Das kostenlose eBook enthält Leseproben zu: - Laura Benedict, "Der Eindringling" - Lisa Jackson, "Opfertier" - Axel Petermann / Claus Cornelius Fischer, "Das Diagramm des Todes" - Sven Koch, "Schwarzer Fjord" - Catherine O'Connell, "Die Geheimnisse der Nacht" - Gordon Tyrie, "Schottensterben" - Jan Jacobs, "Mord auf Vlieland" - Laurence Anholt, "Der achtsame Mr. Caine und die Tote im Tank" - Lucia de la Vega, "Comisaria Fiol und der Tod im Tramuntana-Gebirge" - David Morrell, "Die Mörder der Queen" - Agnes Lovise Matre, "Das Schweigen des Fjords" - Karen Rose, "Todesfalle" - Catalina Ferrera, "Spanischer Feuerlauf" - Sam Eastland, "Rote Ikone" - Zoje Stage, "Unschuldsengel" - Anne von Vaszary, "Die Schnüfflerin"

Genre: Foreign Languages [f] [x]
Length: 376 Pages (1,199 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation by Larry Eugene Rivers (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This important illustrated social history of slavery tells what life was like for bond servants in Florida from 1821 to 1865, offering new insights from the perspective of both slave and master. Starting with an overview of the institution as it evolved during the Spanish and English periods, Larry E. Rivers looks in detail and in depth at the slave experience, noting the characteristics of slavery in the Middle Florida plantation belt (the more traditional slave-based, cotton-growing economy and society) as distinct from East and West Florida (which maintained some attitudes and traditions of Spain). He examines the slave family, religion, resistance activity, slaves' participation in the Civil War, and their social interactions with whites, Indians, other slaves, and masters. Rivers also provides a dramatic account of the hundreds of armed free blacks and runaways among the Seminole, Creek, and Mikasuki Indians on the peninsula, whose presence created tensions leading to the great slave rebellion, the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Slavery in Florida is built upon painstaking research into virtually every source available on the subject--a wealth of historic documents, personal papers, slave testimonies, and census and newspaper reports. This serious critical work strikes a balance between the factual and the interpretive. It will be significant to all readers interested in slavery, the Civil War, the African American experience, and Florida and southern U.S. history, and it could serve as a comprehensive resource for secondary school teachers and students.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 388 Pages (7,906 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (Florida History and Culture) by Marvin Dunn (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The first book devoted to the history of African Americans in south Florida and their pivotal role in the growth and development of Miami, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century traces their triumphs, drudgery, horrors, and courage during the first 100 years of the city's history. Firsthand accounts and over 130 photographs, many of them never published before, bring to life the proud heritage of Miami's black community. Beginning with the legendary presence of black pirates on Biscayne Bay, Marvin Dunn sketches the streams of migration by which blacks came to account for nearly half the city's voters at the turn of the century. From the birth of a new neighborhood known as "Colored Town," Dunn traces the blossoming of black businesses, churches, civic groups, and fraternal societies that made up the black community. He recounts the heyday of "Little Broadway" along Second Avenue, with photos and individual recollections that capture the richness and vitality of black Miami's golden age between the wars. A substantial portion of the book is devoted to the Miami civil rights movement, and Dunn traces the evolution of Colored Town to Overtown and the subsequent growth of Liberty City. He profiles voting rights, housing and school desegregation, and civil disturbances like the McDuffie and Lozano incidents, and analyzes the issues and leadership that molded an increasingly diverse community through decades of strife and violence. In concluding chapters, he assesses the current position of the community--its socioeconomic status, education issues, residential patterns, and business development--and considers the effect of recent waves of immigration from Latin America and the Caribbean. Dunn combines exhaustive research in regional media and archives with personal interviews of pioneer citizens and longtime residents in a work that documents as never before the life of one of the most important black communities in the United States.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 421 Pages (19,942 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Wounded Minds: Understanding and Solving the Growing Menace of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by John Liebert (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

A compelling look at one of the most pressing public health issues of our time. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who has treated hundreds of veterans, and Dr. William Birnes, a New York Times bestselling author, uncover the disturbing truths about post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans. Using scientific, historical, and anecdotal evidence, these two experts reveal why PTSD is on the rise, the threats it poses to society, and how the military is dramatically failing to give their men and women the help they desperately need. In addition, Liebert and Birnes detail the cutting-edge methods that have been developed to help soldiers heal the emotional wounds of combat. Wounded Minds also provides readers with fascinating analyses of several high-profile suicide and massacre cases, including Staff Sergeant Robert Bales's murder of sixteen Afghan citizens and Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who opened fire on a room full of defenseless American troops. Through these stories, the authors further illustrate the very real threat posed by post-traumatic stress disorder. They also explain how to diagnose and understand the brain abnormalities associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, the diagnostic problems confronting military medicine today, and what we can do now and in the future to curb this devastating epidemic.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (2,246 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

The Business of Writing: Professional Advice on Proposals, Publishers, Contracts, and More for the Aspiring Writer by Jennifer Lyons (Allworth) 4.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

Whether you're unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor's whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran Jennifer Lyons empowers aspiring and experienced writers with everything they need to know about the business of selling books, from publicity to legal and financial aspects of the trade. A senior agent for seventeen years before opening her own literary agency, Lyons has taught numerous courses on the business of writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and has visited both undergraduate and graduate writing programs to share her expert knowledge. This enjoyable guide brings Jennifer's in-depth tutorials to the broader public, balancing accessible, bulleted information for writers on the critical stages of acquiring and maintaining representation with interviews with professionals in the field. Interviewees include a Harper's magazine editor, a contracts manager, and other publishing professionals that you can expect to encounter as you advance in your career. Covering everything from how to write the perfect query letter to deconstructing the terminology of a publishing contract, this indispensable handbook to the writer's trade will give you a thorough introduction to the nuts and bolts of publishing.

Genre: Reference [f] [x]
Length: 305 Pages (743 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Retirement Timing and Social Stratification: A Comparative Study of Labor Market Exit and Age Norms in Western Europe by Jonas Radl (De Gruyter Open) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

The book addresses a timely issue that attracts both researchers and policy-makers: the factors explaining early retirement. The study uses cutting-edge methodology to produce fresh empirical evidence that sheds a new light on the processes of leaving work and challenges occasionally the conventional wisdom on the cross-national differences in retirement ages.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 329 Pages (7,678 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir by Halifu Osumare (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

American Society for Aesthetics Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award Dancing in Blackness is a professional dancer's personal journey over four decades, across three continents and 23 countries, and through defining moments in the story of black dance in America. In this memoir, Halifu Osumare reflects on what blackness and dance have meant to her life and international career. Osumare's story begins in 1960s San Francisco amid the Black Arts Movement, black militancy, and hippie counterculture. It was there, she says, that she chose dance as her own revolutionary statement. Osumare describes her experiences as a young black dancer in Europe teaching "jazz ballet" and establishing her own dance company in Copenhagen. Moving to New York City, she danced with the Rod Rodgers Dance Company and took part in integrating the programs at the Lincoln Center. After doing dance fieldwork in Ghana, Osumare returned to California and helped develop Oakland's black dance scene. Osumare introduces readers to some of the major artistic movers and shakers she collaborated with throughout her career, including Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Jean-Leon Destine, Alvin Ailey, and Donald McKayle. Now a black studies scholar, Osumare uses her extraordinary experiences to reveal the overlooked ways that dance has been a vital tool in the black struggle for recognition, justice, and self-empowerment. Her memoir is the inspiring story of an accomplished dance artist who has boldly developed and proclaimed her identity as a black woman.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (5,510 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Skytrain: A Transport Revolution by Philip Kaplan (Skyhorse) Price verified 5 hours ago

The legendary Douglas DC-3 airliner was a technological breakthrough that changed the course of both civilian and military aviation. In the 1930s, passenger air travel was expensive, uncomfortable, and frequently unreliable. That began to change with the appearance of the handsome, thoroughly modern DC-3, the twenty-one-passenger twin-engine propeller-driven creation of Donald Douglas and his young California company. The first production models were sold to airlines for $90,000. The price climbed to $115,000 just before the United States entered the Second World War in December 1941. The new plane quickly became a favorite of passengers the world over, and it became the first truly profitable plane for the industry. The threat posed by the coming war made the US Army realize that a military version could handle the vital troop and cargo transport capability soon to be needed. The C-47 Skytrain was born and evolved into specialized versions with many nicknames: Gooney Bird, Dakota, and Puff the Magic Dragon. In WWII, General Dwight Eisenhower was so impressed he referenced it in his famous comment: ?The four pieces of equipment the most vital to Allied success in Africa and Europe were the bulldozer, the jeep, the two-and-a-half-ton truck, and the Douglas C-47.? Skytrain celebrates the long and distinguished career of this great plane.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 315 Pages (61,640 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

Life After Favre: A Season of Change with the Green Bay Packers and their Fans by Phil Hanrahan (Sports Publishing) 3.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The 2008 football season was one of transition for the Green Bay Packers and their legion of loyal fans. For the first time in seventeen years, the Packers were entering the season without three-time league MVP Brett Favre under center. After a whirlwind summer of rumor and controversy, Packers' management decided traded the thirty-eight-year-old gunslinger to the New York Jets, leaving “Packer Backers" worldwide to cope with life after Favre. Wisconsin native Phil Hanrahan moved from Los Angeles to Green Bay for the 2008 season. He watched games at Lambeau Field and followed new starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he attempted to follow in the footsteps of Favre, a Green Bay immortal. Immersing himself in the worlds of team and town, Hanrahan is reborn a full-blown Cheesehead; living in a hotel that decades earlier had served as the Packers offices, observing training camp practices, interviewing players, attending the Packers' annual shareholders meeting, tailgating in arctic cold, shoveling snow at Lambeau for $8 an hour, celebrating Packer great Fuzzy Thurston's 75th birthday at Thurston's bar, and, at every turn, befriending the scores of die-hard Packers fans he encounters along the way. Hanrahan also journeys far from Lambeau in his pursuit of adventures in Packer Land. He attends road games in Minneapolis and New Orleans and catches others on TV in small-town Wisconsin taverns. He watches one game in a bar and grill owned by rookie receiver Jordy Nelson's parents in rural Kansas, another at Mabel Murphy's, a year-round Packers bar located in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also visits Kiln, Mississippi, Favre's hometown. With energy, insight, humor, and vivid color, Life After Favre tells the story of a singular team and town. Hanrahan reveals the incredible scope and breadth of Packer Nation, and in doing so demonstrates how, when you bleed Packer green, even a 6-10 season can be something special.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 353 Pages (5,736 KB)
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Added: Jun 3rd, 2020

The Angel Tree: The Enchanting Quest for the World's Oldest Olive Tree by Alex Dingwall-Main (Arcade) 3.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

A serendipitous, fender-bending encounter between the author, a distinguished landscape architect, and a wealthy Frenchman in Provence leads to the strangest, funniest horticultural odyssey in recent memory. The rich, eccentric Frenchman has just finished renovating, with great care and attention, a beautiful house in Provence. But the elegant courtyard looks very empty. “Find me the oldest olive tree in existence," he challenges the author, “and bring it back to take pride of place in my garden." The author's travels take him to the olive groves of France, the farms of Greece and Spain, and many backyards of Italy. Along the way, he encounters a 3,000-year-old tree, a farmer who won't sell his tree unless he can sell the farm that surrounds it, mafiosi skullduggery in the plant world, unscrupulous dealers, divided families, local weddings, farcical disasters, and a village that believes a drop of rain that has touched the leaves of the Angel Tree will cure any illness or sadness.

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (787 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade by Ben Lopez (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Ben Lopez spends his life traveling the world, bartering with people who value money over life. Working for governments, law enforcement agencies, multinational corporations and private clients, Ben is an expert K&R (Kidnap and Ransom) consultant, supplying professional kidnap-negotiation services. He can be called out to anywhere in the world within twenty-four-hour notice to set up and command the negotiator's cell, bargaining with religious fanatics, hardened criminals, and other desperate people in order to save the lives of their captives. Alongside a shadowy team of former spies and special operatives, his arsenal of psychological techniques is just as powerful as brute force. He'll spend as long as is necessary to get the job done. And then he'll disappear. This extraordinary book reads like a thriller -- but for those involved in the stories within it, the drama and the tension are very real.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (819 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Constitution in Crisis: The High Crimes of the Bush Administration and a Blueprint for Impeachment by House Democratic Judiciary Committee Staff (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

The Republican-led Congress has been notoriously slow to investigate the current Republican administration. For that reason, Representative Conyers of Michigan commissioned his staff to put together the report that became The Constitution in Crisis. It chronicles the deceptions, manipulations, and retributions of President George W. Bush and his administration. Did the President mislead the country in order to invade Iraq? Have suspected “evil-doers" been tortured in violation of U.S. and international laws? Has the National Security Agency eaves-dropped on American citizens in violation of wire tapping laws? This report is a must-read for anyone concerned about the direction of our nation! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 324 Pages (890 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

America's Best Pies 2016-2017: Nearly 200 Recipes You'll Love by American Pie Council (Skyhorse) 3.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. America's Best Pies 2016-2017 is a collection of nearly two hundred delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. From the unusual—deep-dish deluxe banana split pie—to the traditional, such as apple pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you'll see why! America's Best Pies 2016-2017 is packed with color photographs of the pies you'll learn to make and love. As a special treat to give you a taste of what the championships are like, many of the photographs are of the actual pies entered in the competition. The recipes inside are clearly explained so that the expert and the future expert pie-maker can enjoy alike. Whether it's apple, custard, strawberry, or raisin that captures your taste buds, you're sure to find a recipe that you can't wait to try. Just be sure to share your tantalizing creations with friends and family, and get ready to serve seconds! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (39,036 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Out of the Woods: Healing from Lyme Disease for Body, Mind, and Spirit by Katina I. Makris (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (27 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Hope and practical help for Lyme disease sufferers everywhere. More than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year, and many, many more are suffering from Lyme without knowing it. Katina Makris was one of those undiagnosed individuals who nearly died from the disease. At the peak of her career, classical homeopath and health-care columnist Katina Makris was stricken with a mysterious “flu." Only after five years of torment—two completely bedridden—and devastating blows to her professional and family life was Katina's illness finally diagnosed as Lyme disease. Out of the Woods not only shares the brutality of Lyme disease through the telling of Katina's story, but it also describes her incredible journey back to full recovery, giving thousands of Lyme sufferers hope for their uncertain and frightening futures. Katina's memoir is a gripping and inspiring story of healing through faith and perseverance, but Out of the Woods extends beyond Katina's personal story. Putting her homeopathic training to work, Part Two of the book details the nuts and bolts of Lyme disease, offering readers up-to-date information on Eastern and Western treatments. Readers will learn about the importance of antibiotics as well as acupuncture, homeopathic remedies, energy restoration, and a path to emotional healing, affirming that complete healing from any disease encompasses body, mind, and spirit.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (2,227 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The History and Art of the American Gun: The Art of American Arms by Robert L Wilson (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

The History and Art of the American Gun is a loving tribute to the artistry of firearms. Wilson chronicles the true art and rich history of gun engraving, from early English and European attempts to American gun engraving. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (42,177 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The 80-Yard Run: A Twenty-Week, Coast-to-Coast Quest for the Heart of High School Football by Theron Hopkins (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Over the course of a single football season, author Theron Hopkins travels from summer practice to a row of state championships, culminating in the Texas 5A state title game in San Antonio's Alamodome. On the way, he discovers a world wreathed with Friday night lights that offers a miraculous spectacle of hope and drama in such far-flung locales as Hillsborough, North Carolina, Valentine, Nebraska, and Sutter, California. He also finds that the blinding halogen glare is only a part—and maybe not even the best part—of what makes high school football so irresistible and so important to the people who watch it, coach it, and play it. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 353 Pages (775 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions: The Narrative of a Polar Explorer (Explorers Club) by Sir John Franklin (Skyhorse) Price verified 15 hours ago

In an age when polar exploration was akin to space exploration today, Sir John Franklin's journeys of discovery captured the popular imagination. Originally published in 1859, Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions is Franklin's own record of his two overland expeditions, begun in 1816 and 1825, which took him to what is now the Northwest Territory of Canada.But it was Franklin's final expedition, to discover the sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, that cemented his place in the history of Arctic exploration. Franklin and his crew set out in two ships, the Erebus and the Terror. Their search for the Northwest Passage was doomed, and the fate of Franklin and his 129-man crew remained a mystery for many years, despite the fact that more than thirty missions were sent to look for survivors or remains. The bodies of several of its members were eventually found. By 2016, both ships had been discovered, bringing an end to a 168-year-old Arctic mystery.This book includes Franklin's record of the hardship and suffering his men endured from his earlier expeditions, during which he and his crew charted 1,700 miles of Artic coastline. Also, it includes Franklin's detailed descriptions of a region that in the 19th century must have seemed as alien as a lunar landscape. The book's final entries include a letter from Franklin dated July 12, 1845 -- the last communication from the expedition received in England -- and letters sent by the leaders of subsequent search expeditions. Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions describes an era when British exploration of the Far North was at its peak, in the words of one its most prominent and ill-fated explorers.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 486 Pages (1,895 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Shooting of Rabbit Wells: A White Cop, a Young Man of Color, and an American Tragedy by William Loizeaux (Arcade) Price verified 15 hours ago

What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter's night in 1973, William “Rabbit" Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York. For twenty-five years author William Loizeaux, who went to high school with Rabbit, hasn't been able to let go of a story that struck at the core of the place that he, along with Rabbit and Sorgie, called home. With clear-eyed compassion and unsparing honesty, The Shooting of Rabbit Wells recreates the lives of both victim and killer and the forces that brought them together. By giving us the life of Rabbit Wells, Loizeaux makes us understand—and feel—how unacceptable and irreparable his loss was, and how deeply the bullet that killed him is lodged in the American identity.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (3,827 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

America's Best Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques for Prize-Winning Ribs, Wings, Brisket, and More by Arthur Aguirre (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Barbecue contests are serious business. Major competitions and festivals now take place in twenty-eight states, and there are twenty BBQ associations and societies across the country committed to encouraging the art of smoking and grilling meat. While thousands of chefs compete for the best ribs or brisket, low-key backyard BBQ competitions are springing up all over the country, offering amateur smokers the chance to become the neighborhood BBQ king or queen. Arthur Aguirre's BBQ team, Major League Grilling, has won nearly twenty awards in his first two years of BBQ competition, including Grand Champion at the Soybean Festival in Mexico, Missouri. In this book he compiles his prize-winning recipes with those of competitors across the country to offer the best rib, pit-fired poultry, brisket, and pulled pork recipes. From applewood smoked turkey to Napa Valley ribs to smoked meatloaf in a bacon weave, this book has something for every BBQ enthusiast. In addition, readers will find tips for concocting the perfect rubs, glazes, and sauces.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 369 Pages (46,244 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Creativity: The Power of Commitment (Middle Eastern Dance Studies Book 5) by Morwenna Assaf 1.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

This book is for belly dancers who are serious about their art from. It is to help the Middle Eastern Dancer of any style to tap into their creative side. Be committed to the dance and to pursue it for a long career. It does take time but the benefits are worth it. You can start anywhere depending on you ability and level. Not everything will suit you so pick your things. Do something every day. I would advise against jumping all over the place. Stick to each month that you pick for the complete month. Have focus and see it through. You will see yourself grow as an artist and make your way in this business. Have fun and I will see you on the future at a dance venue,

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (5,479 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Style and Spice: Over 200 Recipes from the American Southwest by Larry Edwards (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

"No doubt, author and chef Edwards knows his Southwestern foodstuffs" -- Booklist Everything you love about Southwest cuisine, all in one cookbook! The American Southwest is synonymous with robust flavor and bright colors. Now you can bring the fiesta to your own casa! For the very first time in one single-volume cookbook, all aspects of southwest cooking have been gathered. Chef Larry Edwards presents an impressive assortment of recipes from salsas and barbecue sauces to enchiladas and ribs. Make your own condiments, recreate famous cocktails, and prepare regional entrees, salads, sides, and desserts. With over two hundred recipes, divided into four sections -- the Southwest Pantry, Southwest Cantina, Southwest Kitchen, and Southwest Oven -- there's a dish for every occasion. Recipes include: • Mango Jicama Salsa • Sweet Pepper Salsa • Spicy Mole Sauce • Chipotle Mayo • Baja Flank Ribs with Tequila and Honey Glaze • Chicken with Cherry Salsa • Santa Fe Chicken Wings • Desert Chili Shrimp • Whiskey Grilled Portobello Salad • Baja Bread Pudding • Southwest Candied Bacon • Cactus Pear Sorbet • Sangria • Cobalt Margaritas With all these and more, we hope your guests bring a big appetite to your next dinner party, cookout, or picnic. Style and Spice has plenty to offer and is sure to bring a whole lot of flavor to your cooking!

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 328 Pages (33,698 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

With Lawrence in Arabia (Explorers Club Classics) by Lowell Thomas (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (71 Reviews)    Price verified 24 hours ago

In 1918, as the First World War ravaged the European continent, young American journalist Lowell Thomas traveled to the Ottoman Empire to report on the revolts breaking out as an indirect result of the savage European conflict. While in Jerusalem, he met and struck up a friendship with the infamous young British captain, T.E. Lawrence. Based on his travels and interviews with Lawrence, Thomas wrote the now classic With Lawrence in Arabia, the book that spawned the Lawrence of Arabia legend and served as the basis for the award-winning 1961 film of the same name. Fantastically paced with equal measures of fact and adventure, Thomas narrates the exploits of the infamous British agent who against all odds managed to join several factious Arabian tribes into a single combat unit. With Lawrence in command, this guerilla force would go on to defeat the great Turkish Army and ensure the eventual demise of the previously impenetrable Ottoman Empire. On the sweeping and the exotic Arabian desert that serves as the setting for this epic account, Thomas brings to life dozens of great historical figures including Emir Feisel, King Hussein I of Hedjaz, British General Edmund Alleby, and Lawrence, the enigmatic, “modern knight of Arabia." With new forewords by modern explorers, this Explorer's Club Classic edition of With Lawrence in Arabia is a must-have for every history buff and arm-chair adventurer.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 430 Pages (4,419 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Shooter's Bible, 107th Edition: The World?'s Bestselling Firearms Reference by Jay Cassell (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (83 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Published annually for more than eighty years, the Shooter's Bible is the most comprehensive and sought-after reference guide for new firearms and their specifications, as well as for thousands of guns that have been in production and are currently on the market. Nearly every firearms manufacturer in the world is included in this renowned compendium. The 107th edition also contains new and existing product sections on ammunition, optics, and accessories, plus newly updated handgun and rifle ballistic tables along with extensive charts of currently available bullets and projectiles for handloading. With a timely feature on the newest products on the market, and complete with color and black-and-white photographs featuring various makes and models of firearms and equipment, the Shooter's Bible is an essential authority for any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 608 Pages (98,069 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners, 2nd Edition: Caring for Cats, Dogs, Chickens, Sheep, Cattle, Rabbits, and More by C. E. Spaulding (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Whether you own cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, or a combination of animals, you need expert information to make sure your animal friends stay happy and healthy. From nail care for dogs to treating saddle sores on horses to incubating turkey eggs, Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners, 2nd Edition offers advice in easy-to-understand language. With this comprehensive book, learn how to: Provide first aid for cattle Vaccinate sheep Treat a colicky horse Breed chickens Care for bunnies Treat a diabetic dog Help a cat with diarrhea And much more! Whether you are a 4H student, a home breeder raising chickens, the manager of a small farm, or the owner of a new puppy, this book—chock-full of strategies for preventing and curing common problems—is for you. Authors C. E. Spaulding and Jackie Clay also include a guide to choosing the right veterinarian, a glossary of commonly used terms, and a recommended reading list, making this a perfect no-nonsense companion for any animal owner.

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 434 Pages (5,503 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Fly-Fisher's Craft: The Art and History by Darrel Martin (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

An illustrated guide to historical and modern flies, hooks, lines, and loop rods. Whether looking for a back-to-basics approach to fly-tying or a better understanding of its history, The Fly-Fisher's Craft is the perfect volume to educate the curious angler as well as to provide tips of the trade. A detailed history of fly-tying and historical flies are coupled with the author's personal modern fly patterns, satisfying the fisher's desire for the pastoral and practical. In The Fly-Fisher's Craft, experienced outdoors writer Darrel Martin provides thoroughly researched history and careful instruction accompanied by color photographs throughout. Chapters cover a wide variety of topics, such as: Tying in antiquity Fly design Personal patterns Hooks and lines Loop-rods And much more! In a newly augmented edition, new readers will have the chance to discover the roots of fly fishing and fly tying from antiquity up through the modern era. With forewords by Ted Leeson and by John Betts, both respected angling authors, this book is a complete source for the fly-tier. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (33,438 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Martial Arts on Noah's Ark: The Genesis Origins of Today's Martial Arts by douglas laurent 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Martial Arts on Noah's Ark The Genesis Origins of Today's Martial Arts It has long been held that the ways of the East-Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism and Taoism are the primary foundations of today's martial arts. This vision is only partially correct. These positions come from an Evolutionary view that began at the Tower of Babel under King Nimrod. From a Genesis perspective, MNArk takes popular martial myths and traces their roots to today's arts. Genesis reveals how the first arts arose, from Cain the first spearman to the world's first arms dealer iron-master Kung Fu artist Tubal-Cain (god Vulcan), to the initial Lo-Han (Ham, Noah's son) art, a powerful form. It is from Ham's family that the ancient science of Lohan "Buddha" style Kung Fu derives, Lohan influencing the very foundations of Shaolin Kung Fu that affects myriads of arts still such as Karate. This exceptional volume will inspire both student and instructor alike in light of the teachings of the great Martial Innovator Christ, and what He originally meant for the arts and their participation in them. Secular martial readers will also find MNArk interesting and challenging, it covering topics such as anthropology, art, biography (Bruce Lee), history, icons, kata, linguistics, literature, myths, philosophy, politics, pop-culture, I-Ching, yin-yang, science, the spirit realm, sports, style analysis, strategy, prayer, etc. Whatever the subject may be, from Chess to Feng Shui and from Sun Tzu to Sherlock Holmes, MNArk cuts right to their strategic centers offering enthusiasts who are passing through the martial realms rich and resounding tools needed for victorious daily living and for successfully traversing what are the formidable heights of the grand galaxy of the Martialis Tao. Author Douglas Laurent, M.A., English, B.A., Film is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and Columbia College in Chicago, and has been a martial artist since 1973. He holds Shodan rank in Yamashita-Shorin-Ryu ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 809 Pages (6,565 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Is Your Job Making You Fat?: How to Lose the Office 15 . . . and More! by Ken Lloyd (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The only thing that should be fat on your job is your paycheck. There is a “huge" worldwide obesity problem. While fads and quick-fix diets abound, they fail to address an important question in weight gain today: is your job making you fat? The answer is “Yes." This bold assertion is based on a great deal of global research that continues to confirm a compelling relationship between working and weight gain. The powerful link between the workplace and the waistline is due to numerous factors, including the sedentary nature of today's jobs, the onslaught of unhealthy foods that are constantly foisted upon employees, higher levels of job stress, longer and more demanding work hours, peer pressure, new and unconventional jobs, and even more. Put it all together and you have the perfect storm for weight gain. Is Your Job Making You Fat? not only identifies and analyzes all of the central sources of weight gain associated with work, but also provides highly effective steps to control this ever-expanding problem and help you lose weight. Authors Ken and Stacey Lloyd offer a new approach where you apply your businesslike mindset and skill-set to weight management. After all, at work, you have a plan that includes objectives, benchmark dates, strategies, priorities, deadlines, and measurable results. This book shows you how to use this same methodology to take charge of your weight.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 314 Pages (1,266 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations by Hal Higdon (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

With over 3,000 pieces of wit and wisdom from runners famous and humble, here is an important running resource and a great gift for any runner. George Sheehan, a celebrated running writer, philosopher, and physician, once wrote, "The more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am." Today, many runners—whether they are training for the Olympics or whether they fit runs into their lunch hours—would agree that for them the sport is much more than a way to stay in shape. Their running defines who they are and leads them to achieve goals that they might never have thought possible. This tremendous collection of wisdom captures the spirit and passion of those who run in over 3,000 entries, covering topics such as training, gear, running philosophy, and running in youth and old age. The Gigantic Book of Running Wisdom will inspire everyone from seasoned marathoners to running novices. It includes thoughts from famous athletes, writers, politicians, and more, including Percy Cerutty, Carl Lewis, Tom Brokaw, David Letterman, William Shakespeare, Farrah Fawcett, Emil Zátopek, Bill Rodgers, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sebastian Coe, Bill Clinton, Grete Waitz, Roger Bannister, and hundreds of others. The one thing they all have in common is their understanding that, as Amby Burfoot put it, "As we run, we become." 16 b/w illustrations. "You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."—Frank Shorter "I love the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me."—Wilma Rudolph Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 801 Pages (7,386 KB)
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FAR/AIM 2018: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations) by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.5 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

All the information you need to operate safely in US airspace, fully updated. If you're an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today's environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system. In the newest edition of the FAR/AIM, all regulations, procedures, and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current FAA data. This handy reference book is an indispensable resource for members of the aviation community, as well as for aspiring pilots looking to get a solid background in the rules, requirements, and procedures of flight training. Not only does this manual present all the current FAA regulations, it also includes: • A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratings • A pilot/controller glossary • Standard instrument procedures • Parachute operations • Airworthiness standards for products and parts • The NASA Aviation Safety reporting form • Important FAA contact information This is the most complete guide to the rules of aviation available anywhere. Don't take off without the FAR/AIM!

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 1,356 Pages (95,140 KB)
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The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple by Lévana Kirschenbaum (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Eat your way to health! proclaims Lévana Kirschenbaum, longtime chef of Manhattan's kosher gourmet restaurant Levana. Not only can you treat ailments such as arthritis with the appropriate nutrition, but you can also achieve a healthy weight just by eating. With dishes like Iced Minted Honeydew and Kiwi Soup, Balsamic Roasted Chicken Breasts, Chinese Meatloaf, and Molten Chocolate Cake, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen makes cooking healthily both easy and delicious. This veritable volume is chock-full of more than 250 recipes, plenty of color illustrations, and advice on which foods are (or aren't) okay when powdered, canned, or frozen. Lévana promises your new superfood diet will taste so good, you won't ever go back.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (22,261 KB)
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My Kids Play Hockey: Essential Advice for Every Hockey Parent by Christie Casciano Burns (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

For the past several years veteran hockey mom Christie Casciano's monthly Hockey Mom columns have been required reading for the half million readers of USA Hockey Magazine. Drawing on her twenty years in the youth hockey trenches, she brings a wit and wisdom that comes with spending countless hours in the rink. Mixing in a little cutting humor and some good old-fashioned motherly advice, her articles speak to and for grizzled veterans and newcomers to the sport alike. My Kids Play Hockey is a compilation of Christie's work. Some of her topics include: • Back to School, Back to Hockey: Getting Ready for a Fresh Season • How to Act Like an Adult at a Youth Hockey Game • Organizing Your Hockey Household • Valuable Lessons Learned during a Losing Season • Striking a Balance between being Coach and a Parent Whether your kid shoots a puck, kicks a soccer ball or swings a baseball bat, Christie's sound and sage advice should be required reading for all sports parents. Because when it comes to keeping your head in the game, this mother definitely knows best.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 370 Pages (8,460 KB)
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They Say…: Not Your Average Parenting Book by Lauren Jumrukovski (Mascot Books) 5.0 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

"They" have a lot to say about parenting, but is what "they say" truly the best way? Who is the ever-present "they" anyway, and how do they know what's best for your child? With insightful information from a real mom who's learned how to navigate the hearsay when it comes to parenting, They Say: Not Your Average Parenting Book encourages new parents to trust their instincts, listen to their gut, and keep in mind that what may work for one family may not work for another. With a firmly guilt-free approach and helpful insights on parenting from the newborn stage through the toddler years, Lauren Jumrukovski shares the good, the bad, and the ugly truths that helped shape the practical ideas she offers within these pages. Tackling subjects such as potty training, discipline, breastfeeding, infant and toddler sleep, traveling, and managing relationships within the whirlwind of new parenthood, Lauren shares what worked for her, and reminds parents from all walks of life that it's normal to question oneself as a parent, especially in the age of social media... but that we don't have to let our anxieties get in the way of enjoying the large and small moments along the way. Candid, insightful, and ultimately revelatory, They Say is a judgment-free, uplifting guide for parents and parents-to-be, from one mom who's been there.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [f] [x]
Length: 328 Pages (1,232 KB)
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Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love by Joshua D. Fischer (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Based on the column The Regulars on the New York magazine partner Bedford + Bowery, the celebrities and everyday people who love the local joints of the world's coolest borough. Meet the Regulars captures a previously unseen and entertaining portrait of the people of Brooklyn and the places they love. In talking with the regulars at bars, restaurants, and shops in the world-famous borough, author Joshua Fischer delivers deep and delightful stories presented alongside stunning snapshots from accomplished photographers including Nina Westervelt (Vogue.com, New York Times), Phil Provencio (Variety, Saturday Night Live, and CBS), and Nicole Disser (Bedford + Bowery and Brooklyn Magazine online). Meet the Regulars reveals the great power in the connections we make with the people and places where we live. Originally an interview series on the New York magazine partner Bedford + Bowery, Meet the Regulars introduces us to a diverse and changing Brooklyn through its regulars: the first-generation American Latino café owner who drinks Coors out of a can and loves a good debate with the lawyer and plumber at his corner bar, the blogger who fixes her hair and heart at her cherished salon, the lady so loyal to her local bar she has its logo tattooed on her arm, the Asian hipster couple who drink and dance for "exercise" at their new-school Brooklyn hangout, and the burgeoning filmmaker who walks twenty blocks for sage advice from a legendary bartender inside a bowling alley. Familiar faces include party rocker Andrew W. K. spicing things up at the Thai joint from his early days, Saturday Night Live performer Sasheer Zamata reliving a break-up at her go-to brunch spot, Radiolab host Jad Abumrad sippin' whiskey to Black Sabbath, beloved NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan chowing down on meatballs, actor Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is the New Black) championing her local metal bar, actor Kevin Corrigan (Goodfellas, Pineapple Express) contemplating a Guinness at his favorite Irish pub, ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (50,337 KB)
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New Horizons for a Data-Driven Economy: A Roadmap for Usage and Exploitation of Big Data in Europe by Edward Curry (Springer) 4.6 Stars (55 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

In this book readers will find technological discussions on the existing and emerging technologies across the different stages of the big data value chain. They will learn about legal aspects of big data, the social impact, and about education needs and requirements. And they will discover the business perspective and how big data technology can be exploited to deliver value within different sectors of the economy. The book is structured in four parts: Part I "The Big Data Opportunity" explores the value potential of big data with a particular focus on the European context. It also describes the legal, business and social dimensions that need to be addressed, and briefly introduces the European Commission's BIG project. Part II "The Big Data Value Chain" details the complete big data lifecycle from a technical point of view, ranging from data acquisition, analysis, curation and storage, to data usage and exploitation. Next, Part III "Usage and Exploitation of Big Data" illustrates the value creation possibilities of big data applications in various sectors, including industry, healthcare, finance, energy, media and public services. Finally, Part IV "A Roadmap for Big Data Research" identifies and prioritizes the cross-sectorial requirements for big data research, and outlines the most urgent and challenging technological, economic, political and societal issues for big data in Europe. This compendium summarizes more than two years of work performed by a leading group of major European research centers and industries in the context of the BIG project. It brings together research findings, forecasts and estimates related to this challenging technological context that is becoming the major axis of the new digitally transformed business environment.

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 303 Pages (5,065 KB)
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Starting Your Career as an Illustrator by Michael Fleishman (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

From the first steps of starting out up through succeeding as a professional, Fleishman's newest guide navigates how illustration ties concept and technique. From advice on education and finding the right state of mind, through opening shop and finding the right venue, Starting Your Career as an Illustrator is a bit of a technical how-to, something of a business book, certainly an inspirational work, definitely a professional overview, even a personal lifestyle guide. It accurately documents the eclectic adventures of illustrators now, as well as relating historical perspectives, motivations, and inspirations to balance that picture and present readers with a true global field experience—all in an accessible, reader-friendly style. Topics include how to: Create a portfolio Make initial contacts Develop a financial plan Set up an office Acquire supplies and equipment Price your own work Market on the Web Nurture a growing freelance business And much more Through direct and candid conversations with scores of professionals up and down the career ladder, this book offers rich perspectives of illustrators (and their cohorts) at and away from the drawing board. It looks at the strong threads tying professional and academic process, practice, and product, and offers extensive research, a global pool of resources, and a wide panorama of info that promotes problem solving by way of a spectrum of ideas. Over fifty illustrations are included throughout. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 520 Pages (11,748 KB)
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Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail: The Classic History of the American Indians and the Taos Revolt by Lewis H. Garrard (Skyhorse) 3.3 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians. In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and vigorous account, which, says A. B. Guthrie Jr., contains in its pages “the genuine article—the Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their dress, and behavior and speech and the country and climate they lived in." On September 1, 1846, Garrard, then only seventeen years old, left Westport Landing (now Kansas City) with a caravan, under command of the famous trader Céran St. Vrain, bound for Bent's Fort (Fort William) in the southeastern part of present-day Colorado. After a lengthy visit at the fort and in a camp of the Cheyenne Indians, early in 1847 he joined the little band of volunteers recruited by William Bent to avenge the death of his brother, Governor Charles Bent of Taos, killed in a bloody but brief Mexican and Indian uprising in that New Mexican pueblo. In fact, Garrard's is the only eyewitness account we have of the trial and hanging of the “revolutionaries" at Taos. Many notable figures of the plains and mountains dot his pages: traders St. Vrain and the Bents; mountain men John L. Hatcher, Jim Beckwourth, Lucien B. Maxwell, Kit Carson, and others; various soldiery traveling to and from the outposts of the Mexican War; and explorer and writer George F. Ruxton. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (1,554 KB)
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How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts by Ian Brennan (Allworth) 3.5 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

All recordings document life, arising from a specific time and place, and if that place is artificial, the results will be as well. Culled from a lifetime of learning through failure and designed to provoke thought and inspiration for artists in every medium, How Music Dies (or Lives) is a virtual how-to manual for those on a quest for authenticity in an age of airbrushed and Auto-Tuned so-called “artists." Author and Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan chronicles his own journeys to find new and ancient sounds, textured voices, and nonmalleable songs, and he presents readers with an intricate look at our technological society. His concise prose covers topics such as: •The damages of colonization in generalizing distinctive variations •The need for imperfection •The gaps between manufacturing and invention •The saturation of music in everyday life This guide serves those who ask themselves, “What's wrong with our culture?" Along with possible answers are lessons in using the microphone as a telescope, hearing the earth as an echo, and appreciating the value of democratizing voices. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 426 Pages (7,022 KB)
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Living Like Indians: 1,001 Projects, Games, Activities, and Crafts by Allan A. Macfarlan (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

For children and adults alike, Living Like Indians is the essential guide to Native American recreation and activities. Written with recreation directors in mind, this wonderful field companion provides thoughtful learning activities along with a history of the Native Americans. Tracking, camping, and exploring nature are only a few of the topics found in this book. The author provides suggestions for over 1,000 projects for indoor and outdoor activities, and also includes practical first aid and wilderness advice on cooking, fishing, games, storytelling, observing wildlife, and more -- all from the Native American perspective.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (12,101 KB)
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Have You Heard the One About . . .: More Than 500 Side-Splitting Jokes! by Justin Sedgwick (Skyhorse) 2.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Having trouble finding things to talk about with people? Feeling awkward amidst a tense moment or gap in conversation? Do you need some comic relief? Good news: Your arduous search for the holy giggle ends with this book. Have You Heard the One About... includes over 480 pages of gut-busting jokes and amusing anecdotes that readers can memorize and add to their conversational repertoire. These jokes, with their charming wit and large variety of subject matter, are sure to get a chuckle from even the most miserable human-beings! So grab a copy with Have You Heard the One About... , it's the perfect humor reference to study before any party or occasion, or when you feel the need for a good hoot or a ha-ha. Start filling the room with laughter today.

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 346 Pages (1,217 KB)
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Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún by Soledad Fox Maura (Arcade) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

In this gripping, authoritative biography, Soledad Fox Maura reveals the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter responsible for Z and The War Is Over. A man of many faces, Jorge Semprún perfectly personified the struggles and successes of twentieth-century Europe. Semprún enjoyed a privileged childhood as the grandson of Spanish prime minister, Antonio Maura, until his world was shattered by the political strife of the Spanish Civil War and he went into exile. Facing dangers rarely seen outside the action movies of Hollywood, Semprún adopted a resilient spirit and rebel's stance. He fought with the French Resistance in World War II and survived imprisonment at Buchenwald. After the war, he became an organizing member of the exiled Spanish communist party, maintaining the appearance of a normal civilian life while keeping one step ahead of Francisco Franco's secret police for years. Semprún later put his experiences on paper, becoming an internationally acclaimed author and screenwriter. In this skillfully crafted biography, Semprún's life reads as easily as the best thriller, and has the same addictive rush as watching an edge-of-your-seat mini-series.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 340 Pages (11,793 KB)
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Somme 1916: Success and Failure on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme by Paul Kendall (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

What really happened on the first day of the Somme? Much controversy has surrounded the Somme offensive relating to its justification and its impact upon the course of the war. General Sir Douglas Haig's policies have been the subject of considerable debate about whether the heavy losses sustained were worth the small gains that were achieved which appeared to have little strategic value. That was certainly the case on many sectors on 1 July 1916, where British soldiers were unable to cross No Man's Land and failed to reach, or penetrate into, the German trenches. In other sectors, however, breaches were made in the German lines culminating in the capture that day of Leipzig Redoubt, Mametz and Montauban. This book aims to highlight the failures and successes on that day and for the first time evaluate those factors that caused some divisions to succeed in capturing their objectives whilst others failed. An important new study, this book is certain to answer these questions as well as challenging the many myths and misconceptions surrounding the battle that have been propagated for the last 100 years. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 456 Pages (8,255 KB)
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Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies that Offer time and Space for Creativity (Artists Communities: A Directory of Residences That Offer ... by The Alliance of Artists' Communities (Allworth) 3.5 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The bible of creative residency programs returns, with fresh information and new features for artists of all disciplines. More than 300 programs worldwide are described, with 95 leading communities featured in two-page spreads with photographs. The user-friendly layout allows for quick scans of facility descriptions, deadlines, fees, selection processes, odds of acceptance, special programs, and more. For artists seeking to boost their creativity in a fresh and inspiring setting, Artists' Communities is the definitive sourcebook.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 336 Pages (17,342 KB)
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The Algonquin Legends of New England by Charles Godfrey Leland (E-BOOKARAMA) 3.6 Stars (27 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

"The Algonquin Legends of New England" is a brilliant collection of stories from the folklore tradition of the Algonquin (Algonquian, Algonkin) peoples of North America, in particular of the "Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot tribes". The collection presented in the book is a result of the collecting efforts of folklorist Charles Godfrey Leland and from Rev. Silas T. Rand, a Canadian Baptist clergyman who was the first to record the legend of Glooskap. It is this legend, with its many chapters, which takes up the majority of the book. The central character is a giant of a divinity named Glooskap, who "grows to a more appalling greatness than Thor or Odin in his battles", and whose name literally means Liar, because it is said that when he left earth he promised to return but has never done so.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 549 Pages (2,118 KB)
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War Comes to the Big Bend: A Western Story by Zane Grey (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

A wheat farmer is torn between allegiances while fighting to keep the woman he loves in this epic of the First World War! It's 1917, and the United States is about to enter the First World War. The wheat farms of rural Washington State have become an important resource in winning the war. Kurt Dorn is a wheat farmer born of a German father and an American mother, and his family's farm contains some of the finest wheat grown anywhere. But a Bolshevik band, calling itself the Industrial Workers of the World, led by a spy financed by imperial Germany, and, secretly, by a German wheat magnate, seeks to stop Dorn's wheat from getting in Allied hands. Meanwhile, Dorn has fallen in love with Lenore Anderson, the daughter of a wealthy farmer who wants Dorn to supervise his empire and prevent the destructive IWW from ruining everything. But Dorn loses the battle to keep his farm, and instead of fighting from the home front, decides to take up arms and enlist in the US Army. Dorn will now be forced to choose between his patriotism, his love for Lenore, and his desire for revenge in a tale that spans continents and delivers a sobering message of the horrors of war. Heavily edited upon its original publication in 1918, this edition of War Comes to the Big Bend has been restored from Grey's original handwritten manuscript, and showcases the full vision of a master storyteller. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (1,407 KB)
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1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vacations, Babysitters, ... by Ken Siri (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 2 days ago

Current research shows that as many as one in seventy boys in the United States now has autism. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. After countless hours of study, Ken Siri shares what he has learned. Following his comprehensive guide to treatment options, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, he now presents the essential guide to parenting a boy with autism. In 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of autistic boys contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size? Other topics will include: • Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorant • Choosing a school • Getting insurance to cover treatments • How to handle bullying • Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons • Maintaining a social life for both you and your son • Handling marital stress and divorce • Where to go on vacation • And many more! From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, to following up with comprehensive evaluation, continuing education, and treatment, 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys is the book that every parent of an autistic boy needs.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 481 Pages (1,252 KB)
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The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Time: Ranking Sports' Most Notorious Fixes, Cover-ups, and Scandals by Elliott Kalb (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood of each conspiracy from 1 to 5, Kalb boldly asks: • Did baseball avoid integration in the 1930s and 1940s with an unwritten agreement? • Was Super Bowl III a fixed game? • Did Sonny Liston throw both of his fights vs. Muhammad Ali? • Was the NBA's first-ever draft lottery fixed? • Why did Michael Jordan really retire from basketball the first time? • Are some NASCAR race outcomes too good to be true? • Did the New England Patriots cheat their way to a dynasty? • What really happened at the 1921 Kentucky Derby? • Why weren't any Japanese players signed to major league contracts from 1965-1995? • And much more!

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 372 Pages (3,563 KB)
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An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood by Michael St. Nicholas (Allworth) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene—as well as the timeless voices of established actors and industry pros—make this a rich compendium of Hollywood know-how. Delve into the industry with the support from An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood and discover with confidence how to: Find work through a variety of sources Deliver stunning auditions Join SAG-AFTRA Get a great headshot and put together a stunning resume Build your credentials and gain exposure Hone your craft with professional training and classes Snag a top-notch agent Utilize the power of social media From settling into Los Angeles and sticking to a tight budget, to adventures in reality TV and landing the breakthrough parts you came to Hollywood for, any actor eager to learn will get his or her fair share of insider knowledge with this manual and will discover how to create a positive experience while launching an exciting career. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 318 Pages (1,823 KB)
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The Foodie's Beer Book: The Art of Pairing and Cooking with Beer for Any Occasion by Brooke Fedora (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Epic Beer Dinners is the ultimate celebration of beer and food pairings. A glass of beer alone can be a splendid thing, but when incorporated into your cooking and served alongside the dish, it can be a symphony of flavor. Chefs Brooke and Luther Fedora explain the many ways beer can enrich and enhance a dish or an entire meal by providing a wealth of recipes and suggested pairings. Begin by exploring beer varieties and their characteristics; helping you to learn the various flavor notes that are the foundation for cooking and pairings. A hoppy beer, for example, can add bite to a dish and is best for batters and light dishes, but is inappropriate for long simmering dishes where it instead strengthens the inherent bitterness of the dish. Malt, on the other hand, can add a mellow sweetness that is pleasing in stewed dishes and marinades. Have fun with dinner again, as you explore the wide variety of flavor profiles made possible through the addition of beer—from a traditional cassoulet laced with a malty dark ale to the lemony snap of a light Berliner Weisse paired with a lemon sorbet. Recipes are broken down by various regions and seasons. Making it possible to drink your way through the calendar year with recipes and tips for various events and holidays, including: St. Patricks Day, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, Christmas, and Oktoberfest. So grab yourself a pint and dig in! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (56,493 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Out of Jordan: A Sabra in the Peace Corps Tells Her Story by Dalya Cohen-Mor (Skyhorse) 2.8 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A riveting memoir of the first Israeli-born Jewish American to be sent as a Peace Corps volunteer to a closed Arab society. A good memoir is a survivor's tale—the story of a person who has faced obstacles and made it through well enough to tell it. Dalya Cohen-Mor, a Sabra-born American woman, volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps, went through a lengthy and highly competitive application process, was accepted, and was sent to serve in the predominantly Palestinian country Jordan, of all countries. Upon arrival in Jordan, Cohen-Mor was instructed by Peace Corps supervisors to conceal her Jewish identity, use an alias instead of her real last name, and pretend that she was Christian so as not to compromise her safety and efficacy as a Peace Corps volunteer. As a single woman, a Sabra, and an American Peace Corps volunteer in a conservative Arab society, Cohen-Mor was forced to navigate unchartered territory, redefine her values and attitudes, and discover what it means to be perceived as the Other. She lived in the household of a Bedouin host family in a remote village in the eastern desert of Jordan, teaching English at the village girls' elementary school. As she traveled around the Kingdom, she often found herself in delicate, complicated, and dangerous situations. After three months of hard work in the Peace Corps, she was accused of being involved in intelligence activities and unceremoniously sent back home. Although she lost her dream to serve in the Peace Corps, she found something more precious in the process: her core identity and sense of self. Out of Jordan paints a penetrating portrait of contemporary life in Jordan, with insight into the complexities of a closed Arab society—family life, women's roles, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the perception of America in the minds of ordinary people. With relentless honesty and unflinching courage, Cohen-Mor recounts her personal journey across borders and cultures into the living realities of two ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 372 Pages (4,383 KB)
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Son of an Outlaw: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours ago

The orphaned son of an infamous outlaw is chosen to inherit a wealthy ranch, but not if the ranch owner's jealous brother exposes the boy's true heritage! Black Jack Hollis was a daring outlaw before he was shot down. In the wake of his death, it's discovered that Hollis left behind an infant son. Elizabeth Cornish, co-owner of the Cornish Ranch alongside her brother, Vance, takes it upon herself to raise the child as her own. Elizabeth names the boy Terry Colby and gives Terry a fictitious aristocratic background, believing the way the boy is raised will determine the man he will become. But Vance is convinced that Terry is destined to become an outlaw himself, and that it will be impossible to overcome the lawlessness that runs in his blood. Vance only cares for the finer things in life, and he believes that his sister will leave the prosperous ranch to him when she dies. However, Elizabeth informs her brother that on Terry's twenty-fifth birthday, he will become the sole heir of the Cornish Ranch. Vance will stop at nothing to sabotage his sister's plans and ensure he will inherit the family's wealth, even if it means inviting a famous lawman to Terry's birthday party— the man who shot Black Jack Hollis! Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 306 Pages (1,193 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

America's Best Pies 2014-2015: Nearly 200 Recipes You'll Love by American Pie Council (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Blueberry, rhubarb, Boston cream, key lime. Hungry yet? Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. America's Best Pies 2014 is a collection of nearly two hundred delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. From the unusual—deep-dish deluxe banana split pie—to the traditional, such as apple pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you'll see why! America's Best Pies 2014 is packed with color photographs of the pies you'll learn to make and love. As a special treat to give you a taste of what the championships are like, many of the photographs are of the actual pies entered in the competition. The recipes inside are clearly explained so that the expert and the future expert pie-maker can enjoy alike. Whether it's apple, custard, strawberry, or raisin that captures your taste buds, you're sure to find a recipe that you can't wait to try. Just be sure to share your tantalizing creations with friends and family, and get ready to serve seconds! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (14,868 KB)
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In Other Words: 40 Years of Writing on Indonesia by Goenawan Mohamad (Arcade) Price verified 12 hours ago

A wide-ranging and beautiful collection of essays from one of world literature's most important writers. Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia's foremost public intellectuals, and this translated volume of essays—spanning from 1968 to the present day—demonstrates the breadth of his perceptive and elegant commentary on literature, faith, mythology, politics, and history. Through the worst days of Indonesia's authoritarianism, in the face of the trauma of great violence and the chaos of democratic transition, Goenawan has never lost faith in the act of writing. Many of his essays from In Other Words were first published for Tempo, the Indonesian weekly magazine that he founded in 1971. His writings bring nuance and sympathy to difficult histories, introduce doubt to damaging certainties, and apply clarity of thought and action to times of great upheaval. Activist, journalist, editor, essayist, poet, commentator, theater director, and playwright, Goenawan Mohamad brings an unparalleled and wide-ranging perspective to the world. These essays, translated by his long-time collaborator Jennifer Lindsay, reveal a vision both uniquely Indonesian and completely universal, and indisputably establish him as one of the leading political thinkers and cultural observers in the world today.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (1,843 KB)
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Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living, The by Jay Cassell (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection, edited and arranged by Jay Cassell, you'll see that going off the grid, adapting to your surroundings, and depending on yourself and your land is really not as challenging as one may think. With the information and tips you learn in this book, you'll easily find success as a modern-day homesteader. The essays featured in The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living were written by some of today's most respected outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen, nature enthusiasts, agricultural professionals, and successful homesteaders. Through the information on these pages, you will learn the best techniques and approaches concerning: • Hunting, fishing, and trapping • Foraging • Growing and preparing your own food • Animal husbandry • Living off the grid • Building barns and outbuildings • Green living • Country skills • Alternative energy, such as solar panels and windmills • Primitive survival skills, such as making fires and finding shelter

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 801 Pages (50,254 KB)
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The American Table: Classic Comfort Food from Across the Country by Larry Edwards (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

All your favorite blue plate specials in one cookbook! Like its people, American food is a melting pot of tastes and textures. Now flavors from every corner of the country are brought together in one soul-satisfying cookbook. Worthy of any diner's daily special board, these recipes are the real deal: wholesome, filling favorites that will bring the entire family to the table. You'll be transported back to your grandmother's kitchen as you dig into classics like: • Chicken Pot Pie • Fried Catfish • Sloppy Joes • Buttermilk Baked Chicken • Chicken Fried Steak • Roast Beef Hash • Sausage Gravy • Firestarter Chili • Split Pea and Sausage Soup • Corn Pudding • Potato Onion Gratin • Spiced Squash • All-American Apple Pie • Depression Cake • Pecan Pie • And many more favorites! True American food is the result of hearty people, bountiful farms, and innovative spirit. Author Larry Edwards honors that tradition in The American Table as he invites you to pull up a chair and share a story or two. Plan your next family gathering with this collection of quintessential recipes from around the country.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (32,729 KB)
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Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic: And Other Strange and Obscure History by Phil Mason (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes. Here you'll unearth a multitude of facts you never knew were true. You'll learn some unbelievable things about some of the most prominent figures in history (Picasso was stillborn until his uncle revived him by blowing cigar smoke in his face!). You'll discover facts about some of the most famous wars in history (Japan actually manufactured balloons carrying deadly diseases, which they attempted to send over the Pacific Ocean to the United States). Other strange facts include: The career Fidel Castro almost chose over his leadership of Cuba Where Eli Whitney got the idea for his invention of the cotton gin What almost happened during the Wrights brothers' first successful flight Why certain literary works almost never saw the light of publication What day should have really been designated Independence Day The truth behind Winston Churchill's daring escape from a Boer War prisoner-of-war camp Franklin Roosevelt's campaign cover-up The behind-the-scene beliefs of Isaac Newton And many more! It is true that many things you hear should be taken with a pinch of salt; nothing proves this so much as Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic, where you will discover the outrageous secrets history has tried (and failed) to keep. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 418 Pages (1,375 KB)
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The CIA World Factbook 2014 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (89 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2014 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2014. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2014 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure • And much more! Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and businesspeople with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 960 Pages (27,491 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The ultimate, comprehensive guide to country-by-country statistics around the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2018. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 1,168 Pages (50,582 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Lost Arts of the Sportsman: The Ultimate Guide to Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, and Camping by Francis Henry Buzzacott (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The Lost Art of the Sportsman is an exhaustive reference text and a compulsively addictive narrative from the turn of the 1900s. Francis H. Buzzacott would find little in common with the hiker and camper of contemporary times. This is the American frontiersman at his best -- no-holds-barred approach to sporting. And while some of the advice and information in The Lost Art of the Sportsman has undoubtedly been replaced with the advent of new technology, what's surprising is just how much of the book is still essential advice and knowledge for the modern hunter, fisher, and camper. Inside, you'll learn: • What to bring on a fishing, hunting, or camping trip • Recipes for easy campfire meals • Hunting, fishing, and trapping tips for a variety of animals • How to deal with an emergency in a remote place • Clothing choices for a variety of situations • Tips and secrets for all varieties of firearms Faithfully reproduced exactly how it was originally printed, The Lost Art of the Sportsman comes complete with hundreds of original pieces of line drawings and artwork, a true collector's edition for hunters, fisherman, and campers alike.

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 561 Pages (171,124 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Pocket Legal Companion to Patents: A Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Patents by Carl Battle (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Many great ideas fail because the inventors do not take the appropriate steps to protect, promote, and profit from their ideas. This friendly guide will walk you through everything that needs to be done before you can expect to realize financial gain from your invention. Experienced patent attorney Carl W. Battle provides methods for commercializing your invention, sources of information and assistance, and helpful guidelines for obtaining a US patent on your idea. Specific topics include: • Using patent attorneys and agents • Dealing with invention brokers and promotion firms • Maintaining confidentiality of your ideas • Obtaining foreign patent rights • Enforcing your patent against infringement • Licensing opportunities • And much more This invaluable handbook also offers information that can assist in the selection of an attorney or patent agent, and will help you to get involved and monitor the patent and marketing process. Finally, easy-to-use forms and step-by-step instructions give you the option of saving money by handling the patenting and commercializing processes without hiring a patent attorney or invention broker. If you have an idea for an invention that could improve productivity, create jobs, or solve some long-standing problem, then pick up this Pocket Legal Companion? and learn how to maximize your profits.

Genre: Law [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (7,321 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Cleveland Browns A - Z by Roger Gordon (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

A must-have book for any Cleveland Browns fan, this updated edition of Cleveland Browns A to Z is compiled alphabetically for easy accessibility. The book offers a complete history of the tradition-filled franchise and includes more than five hundred different items of interest. Imagine yourself in chilly Cleveland, where the frigid winds freeze fans in the stands and frustrate such legendary kickers as Lou Groza and Don Cockroft. Discover the origin behind the country's most rabid followers, who sit in the east end zone's Dawg Pound and bark their support for the team. Revel in a ream of statistics, from Hall of Famers like Jim Brown and Otto Graham to passing yards leaders to the win-loss record for when the team plays in domes. Cleveland Browns A to Z is a handy reference guide of notable information that makes up Browns history, especially regarding statistics. Cleveland Browns A to Z brings you the history of the Browns and will delight those with a penchant for sports trivia with its array of facts and heightened attention to detail. From Abe Abraham to Eric Zeiler, this book has all the information Browns Backers would ever want to know about their team. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (8,727 KB)
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Tales from the University of South Carolina Gamecocks Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Gamecock Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Tom Price (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

With one of the most amazing football turnarounds in NCAA history, from 0-21 in 1998-99 to a 2001 Outback Bowl victory over Ohio State and six subsequent championships since, the South Carolina Gamecocks rang in the new century with a bang. For 45 years, author Tom Price was in Columbia, South Carolina recording the stories that have made the Gamecocks one of America's greatest collegiate sports teams. Whether it's tales of football, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, track and field, or any one of the Gamecocks' many other sports, this book, first published in 2001, captures it all through engaging anecdotes gleaned from the author's many years of personal experience and interviews with athletes and others connected with the university. Perfect for the shelf of any fan of the garnet and black! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 300 Pages (5,049 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Spartan Sports Encyclopedia: A History of the Michigan State Men's Athletic Program, 2nd Edition by Jack Seibold (Sports Publishing) 4.3 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

The all-time roster of Michigan State University athletics reads like a who's who. Earvin “Magic" Johnson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith, Robin Roberts, Mateen Cleaves... the list grows with each new season. This book, now in its second edition, covers the complete history of MSU men's athletics. The Spartan Sports Encyclopedia 2e, organized chronologically, chronicles more than a century of Michigan State athletic history in an easy-to-read format, highlighting over 7,000 athletes and coaches from 15 sports. Included are vignettes about Spartan seasons and celebrities and an ultracomplete review of scores and statistics. This fantastic reference book is a must-have for any Spartan fan. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 1,208 Pages (186,782 KB)
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The CIA World Factbook 2017 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (71 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

A country-by-country guide to the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2017 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2016. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2017 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and businesspeople with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 1,114 Pages (38,604 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Silk and Steel: Women at Arms by Robert L Wilson (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Silk and Steel: Women at Arms is the first comprehensive presentation on the subject of women and firearms. No object has had a greater impact on world history over the past 650 years than the firearm, and Wilson shows how women have played a vital role in its development. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 336 Pages (32,616 KB)
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Sailing Acts: Following An Ancient Voyage by Linford Stutzman (Good Books) 4.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

For those who love sailing and you-are-there travel literature. Also for those who enjoy studying the life and times of the Apostle Paul. But definitely for those who love adventure, or at least reading about it! Seafaring isn't for the faint of heart. It wasn't for the Apostle Paul in the first century A.D.—shipwrecked, imprisoned, and often a stranger in foreign lands. And it turned out to be a heart-stopping task some two thousand years later, when a religion professor and his wife undertook a 14-month journey by sailboat! They stopped in eight countries, visiting every site where Paul stopped on his tumultuous missionary journeys. "Sailing Acts" traces this 21st-century voyage from Volos, Greece, to Rome, Italy, by car, by foot, by motorized scooter, but mostly on a 33-foot boat, logging more than 3600 nautical miles over two sailing seasons. "Explorers are easy to admire or despise, but very difficult to understand without going on the trip," writes Stutzman. "To really appreciate the experiences, the drama, and development of Paul the explorer, you need to sail with him." So begins Sailing Acts, inviting readers to come on board. Stutzman draws thoughtful comparisons from his own travel mishaps and adventures to the ones Paul experienced on his journeys. This book is in the tradition of Bruce Feiler's Walking the Bible. Stutzman's knowledge of the socio-political setting in the first-century Roman empire provides an informative backdrop to understanding Paul and reading his epistles in a new light. The book includes dozens of photos, maps showing the couple's travel routes, a list of all the repairs and replacements Stutzman made to the aging boat which he bought sight-unseen, and an itinerary of places they visited. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 338 Pages (2,760 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020