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300 sandwiches - a multilayered love story ... with recipes 300 sandwiches - a multilayered love story ... with recipes

""Honey, you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." When New York Post writer Stephanie Smith made a turkey and swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one bite and uttered those now-famous words. While her beau's declaration initially seemed unusual, even antiquated, Stephanie accepted the challenge and got to work. Little did she know she was about to cook up the sexiest and most controversial love story of her generation. 300 Sandwiches is the story of Stephan

May 24, 2015
Bad kid - a memoir Bad kid - a memoir

"Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: he was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys--and learning lessons about life and love along the way. Richly detailed with nineties pop-culture, and including black-and-white

May 24, 2015
Dangerous when wet - a memoir Dangerous when wet - a memoir

""Whoever said you can't get sober for someone else never met my mother, Mama Jean. When I came to in a Manhattan emergency room after an overdose to the news that she was on her way from Texas, I panicked. She was the last person I wanted to see on that dark September morning, but the person I needed the most." So begins this astonishing memoir--by turns both darkly comic and deeply poignant--about this native Texan's long struggle with alcohol, his complicated relationship with Mama Jean, and

May 21, 2015
Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future

"There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. More than any other executive today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science fiction

May 24, 2015
Fast n' loud - blood, sweat, and beers Fast n' loud - blood, sweat, and beers

The breakout star of "Fast N' Loud" shares behind-the-scenes stories about the show, describing his hardscrabble past, his most memorable restorations, and his mechanical recommendations for classic and antique car enthusiasts.

May 17, 2015
Half-life - the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy Half-life - the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy

Bruno Pontecorvo dedicated his career to hunting for the Higgs boson of his day-- the neutrino, a nearly massless particle considered essential to the process of nuclear fission. His work on the Manhattan project under Enrico Fermi confirmed his reputation as a brilliant physicist and helped usher in the nuclear age. He should have won a Nobel Prize, but late in the summer of 1950 he vanished. At the height of the Cold War, Pontecorvo had disappeared behind the Iron Curtain. In Half-Life, physic

May 24, 2015
Head case - my brain and other wonders Head case - my brain and other wonders

May 24, 2015
Joan of Arc - a history Joan of Arc - a history

"In Joan of Arc : a history, Helen Castor tells this gripping story afresh: forwards, not backwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one--not Joan herself, nor the people around her, princes, bishops, soldiers, or peasants--knew what would h

May 24, 2015
Lord Fear - a memoir Lord Fear - a memoir

"Lucas Mann's stepbrother Josh died of a heroin overdose when Lucas was only thirteen years old. Charismatic, ambitious, cruel and sadistic, violent and vulnerable, possibly schizophrenic, Josh's brief life was ultimately unknowable. Yet, Josh is both a presence and absence in the author's life that will not remain unclaimed. Told in kaleidoscopic shards of memories assembled from interviews with Josh's friends and family and the raw material of Josh's own journals, a revealing, startling portra

May 19, 2015
No footprints in the sand - a memoir of Kalaupapa No footprints in the sand - a memoir of Kalaupapa

This memoir tells of a Hawaiian boy, born in 1925, taken from his family at the age of ten, hospitalized for five years and finally sent to the leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. When he was diagnosed in 1936, it was considered a death sentence. Yet he survived. In 1946, sulfone drugs were discovered to cure the then renamed Hansen's Disease. He was treated in Carville, Louisiana from 1972 until early 1975. He returned to Kalaupapa to marry and live a full life. At eighty

May 24, 2015
Planck - driven by vision, broken by war Planck - driven by vision, broken by war

May 24, 2015
Reagan - the life Reagan - the life

"From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling biographer H. W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, comes the first full life of Ronald Reagan since his death. Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography, H. W. Brands argues that Reagan, along with FDR, was the most consequential president of the twentieth century. Reaga

May 17, 2015
Remnants - a memoir of spirit, activism, and mothering Remnants - a memoir of spirit, activism, and mothering

May 20, 2015
Rising to the challenge - my leadership journey Rising to the challenge - my leadership journey

Fiorina ran for the Senate as a Republican in deep-blue California; she battled breast cancer, and suffered the devastating loss of a daughter. Yet despite these setbacks and tragedies, she remains undaunted. Now Fiorina shares the lessons she's learned from both her difficulties and triumphs. She contends that, by ignoring conservative principles, politicians have failed their constituents, abandoning them to the crushing burden of our bloated government.

May 24, 2015
Stalin - new biography of a dictator Stalin - new biography of a dictator

May 19, 2015
Tales of a river rat - adventures along the wild Mississippi Tales of a river rat - adventures along the wild Mississippi

May 20, 2015
The great war of our time - the CIA's fight against terrorism from al Qa'ida to ISIS The great war of our time - the CIA's fight against terrorism from al Qa'ida to ISIS

"THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME offers an unprecedented assessment of the CIA while at the forefront of our nation's war against al-Qa'ida and during the most remarkable period in the history of the Agency. Called the "Bob Gates of his generation," Michael Morell is a top CIA officer who saw it all--the only person with President Bush on 9/11/01 and with President Obama on 5/1/11 when Usama Bin Laden was brought to justice. Like Ghost Wars, See No Evil, and At the Center of the Storm, THE GREAT WAR O

May 17, 2015
The last river rat - Kenny Salwey's life in the wild The last river rat - Kenny Salwey's life in the wild

"Kenny Salwey is a modern-day American hermit who has lived most of his life in the Mississippi river bottoms, coming to know the river ecosystem with an intimacy unavailable to most. Kenny shares his love of, and knowledge about, the mighty river. Covering a year of Kenny's life on the river, The Last River Rat will give readers a greater appreciation of the natural world, living off the land, and protecting the river's ecology. Kenny Salwey is the last of a breed of men whose lifestyle has all

May 21, 2015
The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

May 24, 2015
The negotiator - a memoir The negotiator - a memoir

"Reflections on an American life, from Maine to the U.S. Senate, from baseball to Disney, from Northern Ireland to the Middle East"-- Jacket.

May 21, 2015
Universal man - the lives of John Maynard Keynes Universal man - the lives of John Maynard Keynes

May 17, 2015