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The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple by Lévana Kirschenbaum (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 25 minutes 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

They Say…: Not Your Average Parenting Book by Lauren Jumrukovski (Mascot Books) 5.0 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes 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 56 minutes 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)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Enigmatic Paradise Lost by L. A. Braun Price verified 2 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love by Joshua D. Fischer (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 2 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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

Starting Your Career as an Illustrator by Michael Fleishman (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 2 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)
Lending: Enabled
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 2 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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

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 25 minutes 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)
Lending: Enabled
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 4 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 2 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 25 minutes 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún by Soledad Fox Maura (Arcade) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 25 minutes 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

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

The Algonquin Legends of New England by Charles Godfrey Leland (E-BOOKARAMA) 3.6 Stars (27 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 2nd, 2020

War Comes to the Big Bend: A Western Story by Zane Grey (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A wheat farmer is torn between allegiances while fighting to keep the woman he loves in this epic of the First World War! It's 1917, and the United States is about to enter the First World War. The wheat farms of rural Washington State have become an important resource in winning the war. Kurt Dorn is a wheat farmer born of a German father and an American mother, and his family's farm contains some of the finest wheat grown anywhere. But a Bolshevik band, calling itself the Industrial Workers of the World, led by a spy financed by imperial Germany, and, secretly, by a German wheat magnate, seeks to stop Dorn's wheat from getting in Allied hands. Meanwhile, Dorn has fallen in love with Lenore Anderson, the daughter of a wealthy farmer who wants Dorn to supervise his empire and prevent the destructive IWW from ruining everything. But Dorn loses the battle to keep his farm, and instead of fighting from the home front, decides to take up arms and enlist in the US Army. Dorn will now be ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (1,407 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 5 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 6 hours ago

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

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 372 Pages (3,563 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 7 hours 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
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 8 hours ago

Epic Beer Dinners is the ultimate celebration of beer and food pairings. A glass of beer alone can be a splendid thing, but when incorporated into your cooking and served alongside the dish, it can be a symphony of flavor. Chefs Brooke and Luther Fedora explain the many ways beer can enrich and enhance a dish or an entire meal by providing a wealth of recipes and suggested pairings. Begin by exploring beer varieties and their characteristics; helping you to learn the various flavor notes that are the foundation for cooking and pairings. A hoppy beer, for example, can add bite to a dish and is best for batters and light dishes, but is inappropriate for long simmering dishes where it instead strengthens the inherent bitterness of the dish. Malt, on the other hand, can add a mellow sweetness that is pleasing in stewed dishes and marinades. Have fun with dinner again, as you explore the wide variety of flavor profiles made possible through the addition of beer—from a traditional ...

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 10 hours 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 11 hours ago

A riveting memoir of the first Israeli-born Jewish American to be sent as a Peace Corps volunteer to a closed Arab society. A good memoir is a survivor's tale—the story of a person who has faced obstacles and made it through well enough to tell it. Dalya Cohen-Mor, a Sabra-born American woman, volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps, went through a lengthy and highly competitive application process, was accepted, and was sent to serve in the predominantly Palestinian country Jordan, of all countries. Upon arrival in Jordan, Cohen-Mor was instructed by Peace Corps supervisors to conceal her Jewish identity, use an alias instead of her real last name, and pretend that she was Christian so as not to compromise her safety and efficacy as a Peace Corps volunteer. As a single woman, a Sabra, and an American Peace Corps volunteer in a conservative Arab society, Cohen-Mor was forced to navigate unchartered territory, redefine her values and attitudes, and discover what it means to be ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 372 Pages (4,383 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Only Yesterday: The Best of My Blog by Philip Wik (A Blue Kitten Book) Price verified 11 hours 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 11 hours 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)
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Son of an Outlaw: A Western Story by Max Brand (Skyhorse) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

The orphaned son of an infamous outlaw is chosen to inherit a wealthy ranch, but not if the ranch owner's jealous brother exposes the boy's true heritage! Black Jack Hollis was a daring outlaw before he was shot down. In the wake of his death, it's discovered that Hollis left behind an infant son. Elizabeth Cornish, co-owner of the Cornish Ranch alongside her brother, Vance, takes it upon herself to raise the child as her own. Elizabeth names the boy Terry Colby and gives Terry a fictitious aristocratic background, believing the way the boy is raised will determine the man he will become. But Vance is convinced that Terry is destined to become an outlaw himself, and that it will be impossible to overcome the lawlessness that runs in his blood. Vance only cares for the finer things in life, and he believes that his sister will leave the prosperous ranch to him when she dies. However, Elizabeth informs her brother that on Terry's twenty-fifth birthday, he will become the sole heir of ...

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 13 hours 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 13 hours ago

Blueberry, rhubarb, Boston cream, key lime. Hungry yet? Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. America's Best Pies 2014 is a collection of nearly two hundred delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. From the unusual—deep-dish deluxe banana split pie—to the traditional, such as apple pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you'll see why! America's Best Pies 2014 is packed with color photographs of the pies you'll learn to make and love. As a special treat to give you a taste of what the championships are like, many of the photographs are of the actual pies entered in the competition. The recipes inside are clearly explained so that the expert and the future ...

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 15 hours 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 15 hours ago

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

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 15 hours ago

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

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 2 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 16 hours ago

A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes. Here you'll unearth a multitude of facts you never knew were true. You'll learn some unbelievable things about some of the most prominent figures in history (Picasso was stillborn until his uncle revived him by blowing cigar smoke in his face!). You'll discover facts about some of the most famous wars in history (Japan actually manufactured balloons carrying deadly diseases, which they attempted to send over the Pacific Ocean to the United States). Other strange facts include: The career Fidel Castro almost chose over his leadership of Cuba Where Eli Whitney got the idea for his invention of the cotton gin What almost happened during the Wrights brothers' first ...

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 17 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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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 3 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 2 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 25 minutes 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 56 minutes 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 25 minutes 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 17 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 25 minutes 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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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Silk and Steel: Women at Arms by Robert L Wilson (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes 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 56 minutes 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 25 minutes 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 17 hours 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 25 minutes 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 25 minutes 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 56 minutes 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 56 minutes 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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1,001 Pearls of Golfers' Wisdom: Advice and Knowledge, from Tee to Green (1001 Pearls) by Jim Apfelbaum (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

There's an old adage about sports writing that says "the smaller the ball, the better the writing." The quotes that make up 1,001 Pearls of Golfer's Wisdom prove that to be most definitely true! Including great golfers from all around the world and every era of history--Ben Hogan, Bob Hope, George Bernard Shaw, Gary Player, John Updike, Laura Baugh, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Donald Trump, Winston Churchill, Bill Murray, and more--these quotes offer wit and wisdom on every stroke and situation. With a foreword from the great Arnold Palmer, this is certainly a book that makes a great gift for golfers everywhere, even if they have to buy it for themselves.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 401 Pages (643 KB)
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The Rainforest Survivors: Adventures Among Today's Stone Age Jungle Tribes by Paul Raffaele (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

Even in our hyper-connected world, there are tribes scattered across the far reaches of the globe who still live much the same way that their ancestors did thousands of years ago. Having had minimal contact with the outside world, these peoples currently live in harmony and unison with the environment around them. But as technology grows and the human population expands, the way of life of these tribes becomes increasingly threatened with every passing day. In The Rainforest Survivors, veteran overseas reporter Paul Raffaele recounts his time spent with three unique jungle tribes -- the peace-loving Congo Pygmies, New Guinea's tree-dwelling Korowai cannibals, and the Amazon's ferocious Korubo. Over months spent living in these three communities, Raffaele experienced firsthand wisdom and mysterious rites forged over many millennia. Resonating with high adventure and remarkable characters, The Rainforest Survivors details the daily lives of these relatively unknown peoples and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 306 Pages (34,666 KB)
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Solving Deer Problems: How to Deerproof Your Yard and Garden by Peter Loewer (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

What can I do? Gardeners are asking themselves—and experts—this question with increasing urgency about the deer that threaten their carefully cultivated lawns and gardens. With the increased development of suburban and rural land and the lack of natural predators, deer populations are exploding and living closer to humans than ever before—and they're nibbling on more beloved blooms as well. How can the deer be stopped? What plants are safe? Peter Loewer has the answers in Solving Deer Problems. In this manual, he addresses several key topics, including plants that will withstand a whitetail attack, chemicals that can safely be used as deer repellants, fences that will keep deer away from those choice garden beds, trapping and relocating cervids and other garden pests, and numerous tricks to keep the pesky creatures out of your yard. Peter also discusses the less-prominent threat of deer-borne diseases and ticks and how to protect yourself and your pets. He even touches on car vs. ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 336 Pages (38,005 KB)
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United States Martial Pistols and Revolvers: A Reference and History by Arcadi Gluckman (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

A historical reference for more than one hundred handguns. United States Martial Pistols and Revolvers, first published in 1939, provides firearm collectors and enthusiasts with a single authoritative volume containing information on the development and description of martial short arms, from the flintlock pistol that was available at the birth of the nation to the latest available handguns during the World War I. This book is particularly useful to collectors as an important reference source, offering a listing of single-shot pistols, revolvers, and semiautomatic pistols, over the period of 1799–1917. Gluckman covers the brief histories of more than one hundred handguns, going into the specific details of the chemistry of gunpowder and the development of the first automatic firearms. Following innovators like Reverend Alexander Forsyth, John P. Lindsay, and Samuel Colt, the evolution of the weapons is carefully examined over time. The comprehensive text is accompanied by a series ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (14,040 KB)
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Hilarious Hunting & Fishing Cartoons by John Troy (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

Any angler who has ever been out-fished by a beginner with a twig and some twine or questioned whether bass are smarter than he is will be in good company here. Hilarious Fishing Cartoons pokes fun at every kind of angling absurdity. Tiers struggling to tie microscopic flies, bass fishermen who catch more boots than bass, weekenders loaded down with every gizmo and piece of tackle in the shop, and fanatical, freezing ice fishermen doomed to drill and not grill are all represented. Troy's pen is deft and clever, and his one-liners are truly side-splitting. The next time your line gets so tangled you're ready to curse or quit fishing forever, remember these cartoons and you may just find yourself chuckling instead. No one understands the challenges and frustrations of the outdoorsman's life like John Troy, and no one makes the maddening business of hunting so riotously funny. Anyone still kicking himself over a missed shot, anyone wishing that his hunting dog had paid more attention in ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 352 Pages (83,735 KB)
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The Big Book of Special Education Resources: Second Edition by George Giuliani (Carrel Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

There are abundant resource in the field of special education for professionals and parents of children with special needs. However, it can be a daunting task to navigate through this sea of organizations, Web sites, books, and other resources in order to find exactly what you need. Save time and take the guesswork out of your search for information and materials by turning to this definitive guide. Practical and easy to use, this ready-reference is borne out of extensive research and numerous interviews with parents and professionals to ensure selection of only the highest-caliber and most sought-after resources. Covering everything from federal agencies and professional organizations to IEP information and lesson plans, and providing extensive resources for all 50 states, The Big Book of Special Education Resources is the most comprehensive collection of its kind. The book includes: ? Contact information for and descriptions of dozens of clearinghouses and national disability ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 416 Pages (1,735 KB)
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Rifle Marksmanship: A Guide to M16- and M4-Series Weapons by Department of the Army (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

Rifle Marksmanship is the newly revised, official guide to planning and executing training on the M16-series rifles (M16A1, M16A2, M16A3, and M16A4) and M4 carbine. This handbook is developed by the US Army for commanders, leaders, and instructors to help create training programs and materials for soldiers to complete the United States Army rifle marksmanship program. It offers a comprehensive guide to the specifics and capabilities of each weapon and an introduction to the fundamentals of marksmanship, followed by complete guidance through each of the five stages of rifle marksmanship training. Topics covered include: • Weapon Characteristics, Accessories, and Ammunition • Range Safety and Risk Management • Preliminary Marksmanship and Mechanical Training • Advanced Optics, Lasers, and Iron Sights • 10-Meter Target Offsets and 25-Meter Zero Offsets • Training Aids, Devices, and Scorecards Replete with information and training materials for learners and ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 416 Pages (103,781 KB)
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The Copyright Guide: How You Can Protect and Profit from Copyright (Fourth Edition) (Allworth Intellectual Property Made Easy) by Lee Wilson (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

"A definitive resource." -- Midwest Book Review A Clear, Friendly Reference for Using, Protecting, and Profiting from Copyright Copyright may seem like a mystery, but it is actually quite easy to understand -- as Lee Wilson demonstrates in The Copyright Guide, Fourth Edition. This resource explains everything you need to know to make copyright work for you, including how to license your copyrights, how to acquire the right to use the works of others, what copyright infringement is, how to protect your works from infringement, and how to avoid infringing on the works of others. This is a must-read for anyone who creates or uses copyright -- which, due to the explosion of information technology, is just about everyone! In plain language with scores of real-life examples, this newly updated edition addresses important issues in copyright, including: • How to secure copyright protection without a lawyer • What constitutes copyright infringement • How copyright law applies to ...

Genre: Law [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (864 KB)
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Gruber's Complete ACT Guide 2019-2020 by Gary Gruber (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The ultimate guide to improving ACT scores with practical strategies and examples, comprehensive subject reviews, practice tests and explanations, and much more! Every college-bound student wants the best test scores possible. But with a wide variety of test-prep books available, how do you know you're choosing the right one to help you most? Fortunately, that just happens to be Dr. Gary Gruber's life's work: rather than rote memorization of individual problem solutions, his Gruber Method teaches adaptive strategies to think about test problems as categories, allowing students to solve thousands of questions quickly and effectively. In Gruber's Complete ACT Guide 2019-2020, you'll find all the resources you need to develop the test-taking skills and critical-thinking strategies that are proven to increase your test score. With 33 essential strategies illustrated with examples, three complete practice tests, and much more, you'll see how, for over thirty years, the Gruber Method ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 680 Pages (84,535 KB)
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1,001 Pearls of Teachers' Wisdom: Quotations on Life and Learning (1001 Pearls) by Frank McCourt (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

1,001 Pearls of Teachers' Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching. With more than three thousand entries, it includes thoughts on the art of teaching from hundreds of teachers, professors, authors, and politicians. Quotes are drawn from a wide variety of sources, from the ancient to the modern. Among the contributors are Aristotle, the Buddha, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, Freud, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Winston Churchill, and John Lennon. The late Frank McCourt, celebrated author of Angela's Ashes and a veteran educator, provides an inspiring introduction. Now in paperback, this portable treasure trove will make a perfect gift for a teaching school graduate, a favorite teacher, or anyone with a passion for learning and education.

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 418 Pages (1,842 KB)
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Design Culture: An Anthology of Writing from the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design by Marie Finamore (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Presenting a significant selection of seventy-eight essays, interviews, and symposia from the pioneering AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Design Culture examines the coming of age of graphic design as a profession and its role in shaping our culture. A diverse group of leading designers, editors, academics, and professionals both within and outside the field offer stimulating views on the impact of graphic design on everyday life. Topics range from skateboard graphics to the NASA logo to Lucky Charms cereal, and are grouped under ten intriguing chapter headings, including: Love, Money, Power; Facts and Artifacts; Modern and Other Isms; Design 101; Public Works; Understanding Media; and Future Shocks. Design Culture brings new meaning to design issues for anyone interested in contemporary culture. Essays by: Philip B. Meggs, Fath Davis Ruffins, Natalia Ilyin, Rosemary Coombs, Steven Heller, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Michael Bierut, Lorraine Wild, Ellen Lupton, Paul Rand, Jeffery Keedy, ...

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (1,290 KB)
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Journey to the Arctic: The True Story of the Disastrous 1871 Mission to the North Pole by Euphemia Vale Blake (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

"While floating down on the ice-floe, in the midst of dirt and darkness, hungry and cold... I wondered at myself that I could have learned, in a few short months, to have eaten such things, and submitted to such practices, as but few civilized persons have ever been called to endure." In June of 1871, navigator George E. Tyson and the Polaris sailed forth from New York to pursue an American dream -- to be the first expedition to explore the icy waters of the North Pole. Led by Captain Hall, veteran Arctic explorer, and funded with a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Congress, it seemed the Polaris would not fail. But the voyage was doomed from the start: impassable ice-floes, a crew that couldn't get along, and eventually the poisoning and untimely death of Captain Hall. Finally, as winter approached, Tyson and half the crew found themselves stranded on the Arctic ice, incapable of reconnecting with their ship. They would not be rescued for six months. Through Tyson's detailed notes and a ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 498 Pages (10,964 KB)
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The Pocket Legal Companion to Trademark: A User-Friendly Handbook on Avoiding Lawsuits and Protecting Your Trademarks (Pocket Legal Companions) by Lee Wilson (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This book, a primer for the entrepreneur, is filled with valuable and ready-to-use information on using trademarks to avoid lawsuits and protect your ideas. Easy to follow and affordable, this helpful guide will teach you how to manage your trademark to maximize profits, avoid problems, and coexist with other marketers while you market your own product. It also provides answers to your questions about when to call a lawyer and how to avoid needing one. Finally, it offers a full briefing on the problems associated with selecting protectable trademarks that do not infringe established marks, what happens if trademarks are selected carelessly, and what to do if someone infringes your trademark. This handbook will save readers expensive lawyers' fees, and will make an invaluable addition to the library of anyone who markets a product or service.

Genre: Law [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (754 KB)
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1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Girls: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vacations, Babysitters, ... by Tony Lyons (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Current research shows that at least one in 110 U.S. children now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these children become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments, and parents of girls with autism face particularly unique challenges. After countless hours of study, Tony Lyons 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 girl with autism. In 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Girls you will learn how to deal with troubling issues such as periods, birth control, and the risks of sexual abuse. Both mom and dad will learn which menstrual pads work best and why the ones with wings just are not them. And how exactly do you get your daughter to actually start using them? Other topics will include: • How to get the most useful evaluation • Where to find other parents of ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 485 Pages (1,113 KB)
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Meditations for New Moms: Reflections, Scripture, and Wisdom for Mommy's First Year by Sandra Drescher-Lehman (Good Books) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

How does a new mom face the wonder and the wear that a baby brings? What happens to the woman she was? Is it normal to laugh and cry simultaneously? Sandra Drescher-Lehman, in her disarmingly forthright way, gives language to the eternally long hours of being with babies, the holy moments that change exhaustion to exhilaration, the private fears, that sudden gratitude for one's own mother. Drescher-Lehman's own hands and heart are deep in this subject. She is a writer and mom to two preschoolers. Her voice is gritty, yet grateful. Her moods move through the range that all mothers know. She brings comfort. She lends identification to this most basic, yet most personal, experience. Each meditation is brief. Each offers a short Scripture passage and prayer and then suggests an idea or exercise that a preoccupied mom can carry throughout her day. With a beautiful layout, updated hardcover design, and a ribbon marker, this makes a perfect gift for expectant and new mothers.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [f] [x]
Length: 354 Pages (7,543 KB)
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Tales from the Vanderbilt Commodores: A Collection of the Greatest Commodore Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Chris Lee (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Though boasting a smaller student body than most other Southeastern Conference schools, Vanderbilt University's spirit and passion is without bounds—and with good reason. This book highlights several Vandy sports programs whose teams have shined over the course of the school's athletic history and the players and coaches who have been a part of them. Much of Vandy's recent athletic success has come from the football team. Under coach James Franklin, the Commodores had their first sold-out season opener since 1999. In 2012, the squad tied the school record for most wins and finished in the top 25 poll, en route to a bowl game for the second straight year, and followed that with another bowl game in 2013. The men's basketball team has also offered a lot of excitement of late. In 2011–2012, the squad boasted the top two scorers in the conference in John Jenkins and Jeffrey Taylor, both of whom were drafted to the NBA. The team won the SEC Tournament title that season, beating ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (4,644 KB)
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Future Man: How to Evolve and Thrive in the Age of Trump, Mansplaining, and #MeToo by Tim Samuels (Arcade) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

A sharply intelligent, explosively honest, and laugh-out-loud funny look at the state of masculinity and how to be a man, for fans of Jon Ronson and Matt Haig. If ever there was an urgent need for a frank understanding of what's going on with men, it is now. Male rage and frustration have driven resurgent populism, mass shootings, and epidemics of addiction and violence. Powerful men who have abused their positions for decades have been and are being #MeToo-outed and dismissed. The patriarchy, that solid bedrock of male power for thousands of years, seems to be crumbling. In Future Man, with his characteristic intelligence and humor, Tim Samuels assesses the state of contemporary manhood, its conflicts, confusions, and challenges. Trapped in bodies barely changed since cavemen days, men are contending with the stresses of corporate culture, lifelong commitment, rampant depression, and crazy expectations to be successful at work and at home. But how can you hunt and gather in an ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 310 Pages (1,822 KB)
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Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Favorites: 150 Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes by Hope Comerford (Good Books) 4.5 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

What if you could prepare holiday feasts for friends and family without spending hours in the kitchen? Now you can. Take your slow cooker out of the pantry and put away the stress of holiday cooking and baking this year. Here are 150 slow cooker recipes that will wow your guests and free you up to spend quality time with loved ones. From Sweet Potato Stuffing to Raspberry Glazed Ham, Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing to Pear Butter, there are recipes here to indulge every palate and gorgeous full-color photographs to inspire any menu planner. Phyllis Good is beloved for providing recipes that are simple and made with ingredients you can find easily -- if you don't already have them in your cupboard. Who has time to search for obscure, gourmet ingredients around the holidays? Holiday cooking has never been easier -- or more delicious. Learn what size slow cooker to purchase, discover tips for easy prep and cleanup, and find scrumptious recipes such as: • Dried Cranberry Pudding • ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 344 Pages (83,147 KB)
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Racing the Sunset: How Athletes Survive, Thrive, or Fail in Life After Sport by Scott Tinley (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

A seventh-generation Californian, Scott Tinley led the quintessential Golden State dream. As he grew from beach rat to lifeguard to a recreational administration major, it seemed only natural to him that he would try to parlay the athletic skills gleaned from this idyllic lifestyle into a profession as one of the best triathletes in the world. For twenty years, his skill, tenacity, and devil-may-care attitude guided him along the path. But when age took hold of his legs, and no amount of training would help, his athletic gold rush went bust. Cracks in his psyche began to show, as if beneath it all—like much of California itself—his athletic life had been built on a fault. Always introspective and inquiring, Tinley threw himself headlong into athlete retirement and the larger issues of life transition and change. His new journey, driven by his quest for personal growth and healing, was filled with pain, false starts, and heartrending intimacies. It led him to hundreds of other ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 386 Pages (1,031 KB)
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Golf's Iron Horse: The Astonishing, Record-Breaking Life of Ralph Kennedy by John Sabino (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

So many works of golfing history focus on the greats: the best players, the most prestigious championships, the hardest courses, and the like. But most avid golfers are average players, relishing in the joy of the sport itself. In Golf's Iron Horse, celebrated golf writer John Sabino chronicles the previously untold story of Ralph Kennedy, a golf amateur whose love of the game set him on par to play more courses than anyone before. A founding member of Mamaroneck, New York's prestigious Winged Foot Golf Club, Kennedy had long been an avid golfer when he met Charles Leonard Fletcher in 1919. When the Englishman told Kennedy that he had played more than 240 courses in his lifetime, Kennedy took it as a challenge and became determined to play more. In a feat that caused the New York Sun to declare him “golf's Lou Gehrig" in 1935, Kennedy succeeded in beating Fletcher's record, and then some. He played golf on more than 3,165 different courses in all forty-eight states, nine Canadian ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 314 Pages (11,224 KB)
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Pinot Noir: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 2) by Lorraine Evanoff 5.0 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER, MYSTERY B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE, HISTORICAL FICTION Multi-billionaire banker and philanthropist, Ekram M. Almasi, has just been murdered... And there's only one person who can uncover the mystery behind this international banking scandal: Louise Moscow. Able to handle a high-powered speedboat, an ex-lover, and a ginger-haired villain with equal ease, this international spy embarks on a journey that will take her to Monte Carlo, Paris, and Burgundy. The amazing scenario, however, cannot hide a complicated and awful truth. On her journey, Louise struggles against uncooperative witnesses, a mysterious vine disease, a gun-wielding monk, and a secret society. Even though local investigators seem to have found the ideal culprit for the murder, the case is not as open-and-shut as it might seem... What readers are saying about Pinot Noir: - "A high concept "noir" adventure that goes down like a fine wine. Pinot Noir is one of the best ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 312 Pages (1,889 KB)
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Automatic Arms: Their History, Development and Use by Melvin M. Johnson (Skyhorse) 2.9 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

The evolution of automatic weapons is one of the most significant developments in weapons history. While this development has been filled with disagreements, controversy, and stray hurdles, out of all of this tumult, shouting, and shooting has come the progress in firearms from the days when it was necessary to build a fire under a gun to make it go off to the “you press the button and they do the work" automatic firearms of the present day. In 1941, Melvin M. Johnson Jr. and Charles T. Haven, both well-established experts on firearms and ammunitions in their day, commemorated this development in Automatic Arms: Their History, Development and Use. The topics on which they illuminate the reader include: History and development How they work How to keep them firing How they may be employed in combat In the authors' foreword, they state, “There has been a great deal of general discussion about various automatic weapons pro and con, and naturally there have been misunderstandings and ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 368 Pages (41,655 KB)
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No More Allergies: A Complete Guide to Preventing, Treating, and Overcoming Allergies by Gary Null (Skyhorse) 3.7 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

More than 40 million Americans suffer from allergies that range from wheat to dogs to dust. Some allergies cause a mild hay fever reaction, some cause anaphylactic shock, and some lead to longterm reactions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, and even HIV infection. Gary Null offers an alternative solution to the drugs that most western doctors are quick to prescribe. Gary Null writes, “An allergy is... due to an immune system that is in hypervigilant mode. The more challenge there is to an immune system, the greater your response will be... If you have a really strong immune system, your lymphocytes and phagocytes are able to engulf and digest antigens. Therefore, to eliminate allergic responses we must strengthen our immune systems." He then proceeds to offer advice on exactly which foods will help build up your immune system and which to avoid, which supplements to take, and what other steps you can do to fight back against allergies naturally. Complete with ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 308 Pages (1,750 KB)
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100 Headlines That Changed the World by James Maloney (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Here are the incredible newspaper headlines that document history's most important moments—headlines so momentous that anyone reading them knew that the world as they knew it had been changed irrevocably. Headlines That Changed the World looks at stories from the Great Western Crosses the Atlantic in 1838 and Abraham Lincoln Assassinated in 1865, through Wall Street Crashes in 1929 and Hitler Sweeps to Power in 1933, to King Elvis Dead in 1977, Obama Wins Presidency in 2008, and Bin Laden Shot Dead in 2011. Headlines That Changed the World is an ideal book to dip into and discover newspaper headlines that shaped our past. Whether it was news of the Kennedy assassination or the fact that man had finally made it to the moon, these headlines and the history behind them will fascinate history buffs and casual readers alike.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (429 KB)
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Secrets of the Sands: The Revelations of Egypt by Harry Thurston (Arcade) 3.2 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

In a part of Egypt so parched that decades might pass between rainstorms, amid a sea of sand, is a green island -- Dakhleh, the "everlasting oasis" -- that may contain the whole of human history. In this extraordinary book, an acclaimed science writer and journalist follows an international team of archaeologists as they unlock the secrets of nearly half a million years. Using high-tech methods, these scientists have made stunning finds, including indications that Dakhleh may have been the cradle of the Nile civilization that gave rise to the pharaohs and the pyramids. They have unearthed a perfect Old Kingdom town, with palaces and temples from the Golden Age, huge caches of mummies and papyri, and the world's two oldest books, and have located an entire Roman city -- a Pompeii in the middle of the desert. Blending elements of adventure narrative, travelogue, and scientific mystery, Secrets of the Sands also traces on a grand historical scale the story of how humans have interacted ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 401 Pages (3,115 KB)
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Greed and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Doc Gooden, Lawrence Taylor, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, and the Mafia in 1980s New York by Sean Deveney (Sports Publishing) 3.4 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

On October 28, 1986, just one day after winning one of the most thrilling World Series in history, the New York Mets were feted by more than two million fans with a parade through the city. In news accounts of the event, there was a small aside, as this one in the New York Times: "Notable in his absence was the pitcher Dwight Gooden, who Mets officials later said had overslept." No, the Mets' twenty-one-year-old phenom had not slept too late. He had not slept at all, in fact. For Gooden, his postgame champagne celebration kicked off a cocaine binge that took him to a club in Long Island and wound up with him, wired, watching his teammates roll through the streets as he sat with strangers in a public housing project. Such were the 1980s in New York City, a gilded era buttressed by fast money from a real estate boom and the explosion of Wall Street wealth. The Mets and Giants, bolstered by lightning-rod personalities like Gooden and Lawrence Taylor, brought the city sporting ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 387 Pages (6,297 KB)
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Facing Ted Williams: Players from the Golden Age of Baseball Recall the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived by Dave Heller (Sports Publishing) 3.4 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

“The Splendid Splinter," “Teddy Ballgame," “The Kid"—no matter the nickname, Ted Williams was one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball history. He was the last man to hit .400 in a single season, a nineteen-time All-Star, a two-time MVP and Triple Crown award winner, and an inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966... all while serving his country in World War II and the Korean War. Far from a conventional biography, Facing Ted Williams aims to offer a different perspective with testimonials from teammates and opponents alike on how Williams was regarded among his peers. See Ted Williams through the eyes of pitchers struggling to put a fastball past his bat, the infielders and outfielders adjusting their positions in the hopes that they can fill the hole where a frozen rope might land, and the catchers as they strategize a Williams at-bat, pitch-by-pitch. Facing Ted Williams provides riveting insights from many baseball legends, including: Bob ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x]
Length: 338 Pages (5,456 KB)
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