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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 24 minutes 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Ielts Writing Task 1 Corrections: Most Common Mistakes Students Make And How To Avoid Them (Box set 10 in 1) by JOHNNY CHUONG 4.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 35 minutes ago

Hurry up and get YOUR copy today for 5.99 only? Regular price at 29.99? IELTS Writing Task 1 Corrections: Most Common Mistakes Students Make And How To Avoid Them! (Box set 10 in 1) • Do you usually make mistakes in IELTS academic writing task 1 and do not get your expected score? • Would you like to learn how to avoid and correct them so they would be precisely academic? • Do you expect to get the score you wished in IELTS writing task 1? If your answer is "yes" to these above questions, then this book is perfect for you. This book reveals numerous common mistakes students make in each type of report of IELTS writing task 1. Then, it will suggest corrections for these all mistakes to help students have a better understanding, avoid unexpected mistakes and achieve a high score in the IELTS Writing task 1. As the author of this book, I believe that this IETLS writing corrections book will be an indispensable reference and trusted guide for all students who want to maximize ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 581 Pages (15,484 KB)
Lending: Enabled
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 3 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 4 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, ...

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

WHEAT BELLY: Wheat Belly: 31 Delicious Wheat Free Recipes to Lose Weight Fast by Charlotte Moyer 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download Now! Free Bonus Books Included! Now You Can Finally Stay In Shape & Supercharge Your Health Easier Than Ever Following the Wheat Belly Diet **Get this book by Amazon Best Selling Author Charlotte Moyer** Let me ask you a few questions: • Aren't you sick and tired of diets that never bring the advertised results? • Do you want to burn several pounds of fat, lose weight and boost your physical well-being? • Do you want to live a life of vitality, health and energy? Wheat Belly: 31 Delicious Wheat Free Recipes to Lose Weight Fast will... show you the principles of the "wheat-free diet" without over-complicated information and unnecessary clutter. The wheat-free diet consists of foods that are gluten free and contain zero traces of refined sugars. All in all, it's an extremely healthy option for those who want to take the first step to a healthier lifestyle. Here Is a Short Preview Of What You Are Going To Learn In ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 521 Pages (3,385 KB)
Lending: Enabled
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 6 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 ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (39,036 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

5500 Light Scramblex Puzzles To Improve Your IQ by Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL. Price verified 6 hours ago

As indicated on the cover, this book contains 5, 500 light - very short, grade school level - Scramblex puzzles. Medium & Hard Scramblex puzzle books are also available. Scramblex puzzles are unscrambling word games. All the letters in a word are given, but out of order in ABC sorting. The goal is to unscramble the letters and find the hidden word. Each Scramblex in this book contains three to nine letters. There are five puzzles on each page with the answers in reverse order at the bottom of the page. Overall Benefits of Solving Word Puzzles Improved Effective IQ The title indicates that these Scramblex puzzles are designed "To Improve Your IQ." Intelligence Quotient - IQ - is a scientific assessment of your intelligence. Your IQ is determined by measuring your problem solving abilities, memory, general knowledge, and spatial imagery. The average God-given IQ of an adult is 150. It cannot be increased by medical science, because of the microbiology of the brain. It can, however, be ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 358 Pages (1,940 KB)
Lending: Enabled
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 6 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 ...

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 6 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 7 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; ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 353 Pages (775 KB)
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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 7 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 ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 486 Pages (1,895 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 7 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 7 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 ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 369 Pages (46,244 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 11 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

Nomad Trader by Cameron E. Wild 4.3 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Nomad Trader is an autobiographical novel that follows a hedge fund trader seeking to discover the fabled truth in markets and in life. In this daring exposé of the hedge fund world, Nomad Trader chronicles an insider's account of the tyranny and the struggle that beset all who seek victory in financial markets. From media manipulation and corporate fraud, to terrorist attacks and blowing up the trading floor, join Damon as he journeys to the darkest corners of the mind in the search for the ultimate truth. But will it be enough to survive at Perdu, the toughest hedge fund of them all? Contents: 1 The First Wave of Gen Y 2 HSBC 3 Amrobas Bank 4 Sales 5 Trading 6 The First Algos 7 Madrid Train Bombings 8 Blowing up the Trading Floor 9 Rogue Trading 10 Convertible Meltdown 11 The Cherry Box Fund 12 The Glass Door 13 Perdu Capital Partners 14 New York 15 London 16 Vito 17 Windows to the Soul 18 Think Like a Quant 19 The Treachery of Fake News 20 Trading on Psychology 21 The Sick ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 316 Pages (4,064 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 12 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 ...

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 12 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 ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 430 Pages (4,419 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Ielts Writing Task 2 Corrections: Most Common Mistakes Students Make and How to Avoid Them (Box set 15 in 1) by JOHNNY CHUONG 4.2 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The #1 Best Selling Book on Kindle Downloaded by over 20,000 people... Hurry up and get YOUR copy today for 7.47 only? Regular price at 39.99? IELTS Writing Task 2 Corrections: Most Common Mistakes Students Make And How To Avoid Them! (BOX SET 15 IN 1) • Do you usually make mistakes in IELTS academic writing task 2 and do not get your expected score? • Would you like to learn how to avoid and correct them so they would be precisely academic? • Do you expect to get the score you wished in IELTS writing task 2? If your answer is "yes" to these above questions, then this book is perfect for you. This book reveals numerous common mistakes students make in each type of essay of IELTS writing task 2. Then, it will suggest corrections for these all mistakes to help students have a better understanding, avoid unexpected mistakes and achieve a high score in the IELTS Writing task 2. As the author of this book, I believe that this IETLS writing corrections book will be an ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 605 Pages (3,174 KB)
Lending: Enabled
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 14 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 ...

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 15 hours 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 ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 434 Pages (5,503 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Fly-Fisher's Craft: The Art and History by Darrel Martin (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours 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, ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (33,438 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Long Ride Home: Guts and Guns and Grizzlies, 800 Days Through the Americas in a Saddle (Journey America Book 1) by Filipe Masetti Leite 4.9 Stars (61 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Soon to be a major motion picture! How far would you go to chase your dreams? This is the story of a Ryerson Journalism student who rode 10,000 miles from Canada through the Americas to his home in Brazil. Two years. Three magnificent horses. Ten countries. A thousand stories of drug cartels, mass migration, the glorious wilderness, the old cowboy ways, the kindness of strangers and the powerful connection between man and beast. This is a tale of grit and inspiration, of Filipe and Frenchie, Bruiser and Dude chasing a dream, one hoof at a time. Please scroll up to grab your copy today!

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 360 Pages (609 KB)
Lending: Enabled
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 17 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 ...

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 17 hours 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 ...

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

Paul, Betty, And Pearl (Paul's Three Wars Book 1) by Karl Larew 3.7 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

The central theme of this novel is an adulterous love affair during World War II; it is about the maturation of the main characters. Paul is a young Army officer; Betty is the wife of a naval officer, Eric; they have a six-year old daughter, Rosalie. Paul and Betty witness the attack on Pearl Harbor. Betty then goes to Washington, D.C., to work as a civilian for the Navy, learning self-reliance. Eric goes into combat. Paul is stationed in D.C.; he and Betty continue their tortured love affair. Paul then takes part in the Normandy D-Day landing and the Battle of the Bulge, maturing as an officer. As the War ends, the Republican Party tries to bribe or coerce Paul into joining in its attempt to blame the Democrats for the surprise at Pearl Harbor. A mysterious colonel in the Pentagon sides with Paul. At the same time, Paul and Betty risk his career and her custody of the child (and the child's happiness) by revealing their love. T

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 322 Pages (960 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations by Hal Higdon (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours 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, ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 801 Pages (7,386 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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 12 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 ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 1,356 Pages (95,140 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

THE LAST AMERICAN FRONTIER: The History of the 'Far West', Trials of the Trailblazers and the Battles with Native Americans by Frederic L. Paxson (e-artnow) 4.2 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

The exploration, settlement, exploitation, and conflicts of the "American Old West" form a unique tapestry of events, which has been celebrated by Americans and foreigners alike -- in art, music, dance, novels, magazines, short stories, poetry, theater, video games, movies, radio, television, song, and oral tradition. Many historians of the American West have written about the mythic West; the west of western literature, art and of people's shared memories. But Frederic Paxson's book takes us through the era when the American frontier was undergoing a massive transformation and when the decades old struggles of the Native Americans were finally beginning to make a dent in the old white American history... Frederic Logan Paxson was a Pulitzer Prize winning American historian and an authority on the American frontier.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 343 Pages (2,065 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple by Lévana Kirschenbaum (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours 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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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

My Kids Play Hockey: Essential Advice for Every Hockey Parent by Christie Casciano Burns (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 17 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. ...

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 17 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 ...

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [f] [x]
Length: 328 Pages (1,232 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Crock-Pot Express Cookbook: Amazingly Tasty and Easy Recipes for the Busy Family by Janet Cole 4.4 Stars (43 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

We all know that cooking at home is the best way to save money and eat well, but it can be time-consuming and hard. "Crock-Pot Express Cookbook: Amazingly Tasty and Easy Recipes for the Busy Family" can change that! Crock-Pot has recently released its first slow cooker/pressure cooker. It's called the Express Multi-Cooker, and it boasts 8 cooking programs and functions, dishwasher-safe parts, and the reliability of a nearly 50-year old brand. This cookbook bundle gives you all the information you need to use the Crock-Pot effectively and safely, while also providing you with a giant resource of great recipes for every meal of the day. Step-by-step instructions on using the Multi-Cooker Intimidated by the idea of a slow cooker or a pressure cooker? Don't be! The Express Multi-Cooker has an easy-to-use control panel with clear labels, and the cookbook walks you through all of them. You'll learn what all the default programs mean, how to pressure cook and adjust from low to high ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 482 Pages (2,993 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Enigmatic Paradise Lost by L. A. Braun Price verified 21 hours ago

Dire warnings of stalking adversaries--deliberately out to get you. A magic forbidden fruit that can't be resisted. An adversarial serpent-like foe that is hot on your tail. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork related to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the literary epic poem of 'Paradise Lost.' Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental story and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through the epic saga 'Paradise Lost'--the legendary tale of the Supernatural War with its creation and Fall of Man stories about Adam and Eve. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 315 Pages (6,412 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 12 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 ...

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 12 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 ...

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 16 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 ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 520 Pages (11,748 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

German: Learn German For Beginners Including German Grammar, German Short Stories and 1000+ German Phrases by Language Learning University 3.8 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

If you want to learn German fast and in a variety of fun ways that actually work then keep reading... Most people don't have a huge amount of extra time to spend learning a new language. Could you be one of them? You see, most people make the same mistakes when learning German and this is causing their progress to stagnate. The problem is that they are only sticking to a single way of learning German. But now, you can maximize your chances of learning German in less time compared to reading boring textbooks. Introducing: German: Learn German For Beginners Including German Grammar, German Short Stories and 1000+ German Phrases. This book includes 3 comprehensive German manuscripts in 1 book: • German: An Essential Guide to German Language Learning • German Short Stories: 9 Simple and Captivating Stories for Effective German Learning for Beginners • German Phrase Book: The Ultimate German Phrase Book for Travelers of Germany, Including Over 1000 Phrases for ...

Genre: Reference [f] [x]
Length: 316 Pages (3,084 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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 12 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, ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (1,554 KB)
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Carrion Crow: A Dark Fantasy LitRPG (The Rise of the Black Seraph Book 1) by Andrew O'Kelley 3.5 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

CARRION CROW - THE RISE OF THE BLACK SERAPH The end of the world has arrived. Luca Fernandez was lucky to escape the slaughter that was Emergence Day when monsters overwhelmed the world. By plan or by luck, Luca was granted the legendary power of the Angel of Death and thrust into the fantastic and terrible inner realm of the World Dungeon. He has but one task, to survive and win the Genesis Game. But if he's to win, Luca will need to learn that not all monsters are obvious, and the path to power is rarely straightforward, corrupting all those who seek it. Can Luca learn to meet the perils of the World Dungeon, and begin to forge trustworthy alliances to survive this cruel and merciless world, or will he fall to the dark dwellers of this realm? Can he grow his powers strong enough to defeat the World Dungeon's deadliest denizens? When partnerships are short-lived and often corrupted by fear and malice, how will Luca ensure he does not succumb? The boy is called to prove ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 305 Pages (4,514 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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 12 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 ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 426 Pages (7,022 KB)
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Founding Fathers: A Captivating Guide to Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, Alexander ... by Captivating History 4.7 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Explore the Captivating Lives of the Founding Fathers Free History BONUS Inside! Eight captivating manuscripts in one book: • Benjamin Franklin: A Captivating Guide to an American Polymath and a Founding Father of the United States of America • George Washington: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the First President of the United States of America • John Adams: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the Second President of the United States of America • Thomas Jefferson: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Was the Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Third President of the United States • John Jay: A Captivating Guide to an American Statesman, Patriot, Diplomat, Governor of New York, the First Chief Justice, and One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America • James Madison: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the Fourth ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 730 Pages (17,760 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Living Like Indians: 1,001 Projects, Games, Activities, and Crafts by Allan A. Macfarlan (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours 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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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Gastric Sleeve Cookbook: A Comprehensive Bariatric Cookbook with Over 190 Delicious and Healthy Gastric Sleeve Recipes for the Gastric Sleeve Surgery ... by Luke Newman 4.3 Stars (38 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

If you have undergone a gastric sleeve surgery then keep reading... 2 comprehensive manuscripts in 1 book • Gastric Sleeve Cookbook: An Essential Bariatric Cookbook with Healthy and Delicious Gastric Sleeve Recipes for the Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Gastric Sleeve Diet • Gastric Sleeve Cookbook: 100 Bariatric-Friendly and Healthy Recipes for the Gastric Sleeve Surgery In part one of this book, you will discover: • 5 new eating habits that will keep the weight loss going • One simple trick people use to see more improvements with their high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes • The three main reasons why people regain weight and easy-to-follow tips to keep the weight off • The supplements and vitamins you should consider to prevent nutrition problems and keep you strong • Food you can and cannot eat • Answers to questions you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask • And much, much more! Here are just some of the delicious recipes you will ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 307 Pages (28,866 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Have You Heard the One About . . .: More Than 500 Side-Splitting Jokes! by Justin Sedgwick (Skyhorse) 2.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 12 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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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún by Soledad Fox Maura (Arcade) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 12 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 ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 340 Pages (11,793 KB)
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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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 12 hours 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 ...

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 19 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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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

The Algonquin Legends of New England by Charles Godfrey Leland (E-BOOKARAMA) 3.6 Stars (27 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours 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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Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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 24 hours 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 ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 481 Pages (1,252 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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 one day 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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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

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 ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 318 Pages (1,823 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

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 one day 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 ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (56,493 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 225 Irresistible Recipes for Quick, Easy, and Healthy Pressure Cooker Meals by Vanessa Olsen 3.8 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Do you have mountains of cookbooks lying around that you never use? It's time to get the one collection of recipes that you'll turn to over and over again! "Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook - 225 Irresistible Recipes for Quick, Easy, and Healthy Pressure Cooker Meals" has all the meals you could possibly want for every possible occasion. In a time when most people are super busy and often resort to fast or frozen food, this cookbook provides an alternative that is not only convenient, it's healthy. Pressure cooking is the best way to prepare any food, especially vegetables and fruit, in terms of how much nutritional value is preserved. Slow cookers, while convenient, cook a lot of the nutrition out of your meal. The pressure cooker retains all the vitamins and minerals you need, and so quickly that it rivals the time it takes to wait for takeout. If you haven't been cooking at home because of time constraints, those days are over. This cookbook provides all of the background info ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 472 Pages (1,817 KB)
Lending: Enabled
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 one day 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 ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 372 Pages (4,383 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Only Yesterday: The Best of My Blog by Philip Wik (A Blue Kitten Book) Price verified one day ago

I blogged on my hobby website My Mall & News for more than a decade. The rise of social media and the creation independent publishing platforms removed my desire to keep My Mall & News rolling. Only Yesterday are posts from that site. They include jokes, advice, reflections, opinions, and anything else that has expanded my horizons and has fueled my curiosity in the course of blogging. I've excluded posts that are overly topical and have kept others that have stood the test of time. Only Yesterday is finger-food for the brain. The best way to read it is to glance through the index and look for anything that strikes your fancy. Enjoy browsing the best of my blog.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 336 Pages (8,177 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Superfoods Today Smart Carbs 20 Days Detox: Over 160 Quick & Easy Gluten Free Low Cholesterol Whole Foods Recipes full of Antioxidants & ... by Don Orwell (Superfoods Today) 4.3 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

How Can You Go Wrong With Superfoods-Only Detox? What are Superfoods Smart Carbs? They are: ? Non-refined carbs, full of vitamins, minerals, fibers and antioxidants. ? Carbs that have low glycemic index; they don't spike blood sugar and insulin. ? Carbs that don't disrupt your hormones. ? Carbs that don't cause addiction and binging. ? Carbs that don't stimulate your appetite. Superfoods covered in this 480+ pages long book are regular, everyday Superfoods, like spinach, broccoli, quinoa, olive oil, garlic, kale, salmon, ginger, avocado, berries, flax seeds; basically nutritionally dense foods that are widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. After eating these superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients for only few weeks you will: ? Start losing weight and boost energy ? Get rid of sugar or junk food cravings ? Lower your blood sugar and stabilize your insulin level ? Detox your body from years of eating processed ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 474 Pages (8,276 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Son of an Outlaw: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day 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 ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 306 Pages (1,193 KB)
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A Primeira História: Intervenção (O Universo dos Criadores Livro 1) (Portuguese Edition) by Vides Júnior 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Sem aviso prévio ou qualquer sinal de identificação, uma horda de bilhões de objetos alienígenas chega ao Sistema Solar com um único objetivo: criar um sistema de três planetas onde grupos abduzidos terão que recomeçar suas vidas. A intervenção alienígena muda não apenas a vida dos abduzidos, mas também todo o comportamento da Humanidade. Agora, enquanto a Terra se vê envolta a uma crise sem precedentes, questionamentos sobre suas próprias origens e um futuro incerto, nos novos mundos, os abduzidos lutam para de adaptar ao novo cenário, enfrentando não apenas a Natureza Humana, mas também as adversidades impostas pela convivência com espécies alienígenas. O autor nos apresenta um livro cheio de personagens complexos e reviravoltas dramáticas, um universo onde o Homem deixa de ser o protagonista e se torna peça de um jogo muito mais complexo do que a simples Existência. Uma prova de que a literatura brasileira pode criar obras tão sensacionais quanto as que ...

Genre: Foreign Languages [f] [x]
Length: 653 Pages (1,763 KB)
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America's Best Pies 2014-2015: Nearly 200 Recipes You'll Love by American Pie Council (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified one day 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 ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (14,868 KB)
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The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Beginners. Quick and Healthy Mediterranean Instant Pot Recipes by Great World Press 4.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Have you always had a taste for different foods? Do you love eating delicious food that will fill you up but not makes you feel tired, bloated, or sick? Do you enjoy eating foods from other cultures? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Beginners. Quick and Healthy Mediterranean Instant Pot Recipes, is definitely for you. In this book, we will provide healthy, nutritious, and most importantly, delicious, Mediterranean Diet recipes that will always want you craving more. In this book, you will learn about: - Rules of The Mediterranean Diet - Rules of The Mediterranean Diet - A Mediterranean Shopping List - Mediterranean Breakfast - Mediterranean Breakfast Instant Pot - Mediterranean Salads - Mediterranean Salads Instant Pot - Mediterranean Soups - Mediterranean Soups Instant Pot - Mediterranean Mains - Mediterranean Mains Instant Pot - Mediterranean Sauces - Mediterranean Sauces Instant Pot - ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 403 Pages (1,316 KB)
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In Other Words: 40 Years of Writing on Indonesia by Goenawan Mohamad (Arcade) Price verified one day 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 ...

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 one day 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 • ...

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 18 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 ...

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 one day 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 ...

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 2 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 960 Pages (27,491 KB)
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The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 12 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 1,168 Pages (50,582 KB)
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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 17 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 ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 561 Pages (171,124 KB)
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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 17 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 ...

Genre: Law [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (7,321 KB)
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Cleveland Browns A - Z by Roger Gordon (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 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 ...

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 17 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 ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 300 Pages (5,049 KB)
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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 3 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 ...

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 16 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 1,114 Pages (38,604 KB)
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Silk and Steel: Women at Arms by Robert L Wilson (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 17 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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Grand, Death, Auto: Book #14 a series but can be read as a stand-alone book. (Kiki Lowenstein Cozy Mystery Series) by Joanna Campbell Slan (Spot On Publishing) 4.6 Stars (53 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

AN EPIDEMIC OF TEENAGE SUICIDES LEAVES A RURAL COMMUNITY GRIEVING--AND THE DEATH TOLL KEEPS RISING. CAN KIKI GO UNDERCOVER AS AN ART TEACHER AT A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL TO HELP? SHE SHOULDN'T. Metro-St. Louis, Missouri. To clear her calendar, Kiki must juggle multiple obligations and make a tough decision: Can she trust her in-laws (including her alcoholic mother-in-law) to take an out-of-state vacation with her kids? To make everything work, Kiki must move in with her OTHER mother-in-law and that's enough to make Kiki want to commit suicide. Meanwhile, Kiki suspects these are not just copycat deaths. There's another dynamic at work. Could it be that someone is encouraging vulnerable young adults to take their own lives? >>>Who would orchestrate something so evil? As the body count rises, Kiki finds herself enmeshed in a high school culture full of secrets and crushed dreams. >>>Can Kiki figure out who is ordering the kids to die in time to save another teen's life? Or will she be the ...

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (703 KB)
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Sailing Acts: Following An Ancient Voyage by Linford Stutzman (Good Books) 4.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 12 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 ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 338 Pages (2,760 KB)
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The American Railway: Its Construction, Development, Management, and Trains by Thomas Curtis Clarke (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

The early history of the American railroad by the man the New York Times calls “one of the best-known civil engineers in America." The American Railway provides an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were built, the types of railways, the lives of railway workers, the various ways the railway affected political and business economics, as well as the safety precautions of people who rode or worked with the railway system. You'll also find more than two hundred hand-drawn illustrations—visual representations of great steam engines, graceful bridges, life in a Pullman car, railway accidents, views of track construction, and portraits of railroad pioneers and magnates of the times—and stories from real rail workers. Learn how far we've come from such humble beginnings and grow to have a newfound appreciation for the railways that paved our ...

Genre: Engineering & Transportation [f] [x]
Length: 480 Pages (278,070 KB)
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UCLA Basketball Encyclopedia: The First 100 Years by Spencer Stueve (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

A complete history of a century of UCLA Basketball! Over the course of one hundred years, UCLA has proven to be arguably the top college basketball program of all time, but the rise to the top was filled with many bumps in the road. In UCLA Basketball Encyclopedia, Spencer Stueve writes in detail about each season in the team's epic history. While Coach John Wooden built a program that won more championships than any other in America, not all of UCLA's basketball history is about winning titles. Prior to Coach Wooden's arrival, UCLA was one of the worst programs in America, and since his departure, UCLA has been on a never-ending search for the man to bring them back to the top. Stueve leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive volume, describing the many highs and lows the team has encountered along the way. Readers will learn about the life of Lewis Alcindor (who changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), the dark days of Bill Walton and how he came back to life, and many ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 615 Pages (69,562 KB)
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Power Struggle Over Afghanistan: An Inside Look at What Went Wrong--and What We Can Do to Repair the Damage by Kai Eide (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

Based on the author's own conversations with President Karzai and other Afghan politicians, as well as prominent international representatives, Power Struggle Over Afghanistan is a Norwegian diplomat's account of his two years at the United Nations. Eide was President Karzai's closest international interlocutor from March 2008-2010 and he interacted with him regularly during the most hectic periods. It was a time marred by widespread fraud, including the controversial presidential elections, and gross international interference, much of which is still unknown to the general public. Working closely with Karzai, Eide was inevitably caught up in the rivalries between the Afghani authorities and the international community, as well as in the tensions generated by the security situation. Eide speaks freely and honestly about the political gambles, the military reality, and the people he met. His story is a unique account of contemporary Afghanistan, and its critique of military and ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (9,222 KB)
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Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (Aesthetics Today) by Donald Kuspit (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose reflections on art, artists, and art criticism constitute an eclectic exploration of the ways in which art and art criticism have influenced contemporary thought and psychology. The book's investigation into the social impact of artwork also reflects on the inner life of the artist.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 352 Pages (4,002 KB)
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The Outpost of the Lost: An Arctic Adventure by David L. Brainard (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

In the summer of 1881, Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry and a crew of twenty-one men set out on the Proteus to explore the then relatively-unknown Arctic Circle. During their three-year journey, the Lady Franklin Bay expedition, as it came to be known, was meant to ascertain new astronomical data, to establish an observation station, and to record other meteorological data. And while they did accomplish those tasks, the crew of the Proteus will instead forever be remembered for the catastrophe that they encountered, one that yielded few survivors. After a relatively calm first year in the Arctic, the members of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition grew increasingly desperate as ships carrying essential supplies -- food, clothing, and building materials, among other items -- failed to reach them due to increasingly perilous conditions. Slowly but surely the harsh weather and low supplies decimated the crew, as one by one they succumbed to the merciless Arctic. When ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 336 Pages (1,007 KB)
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