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Give me wings - how a choir of former slaves took on the world by Lowinger, Kathy, author.

Give me wings - how a choir of former slaves took on the world

The story of the "Jubilee Singers, [who] traveled from Cincinnati to New York, following the path of the Underground Railroad. With every performance they endangered their lives and those of the people helping them, but they also broke down barriers between blacks and whites, lifted spirits, and even helped influence modern American music: the Jubilees were the first to introduce spirituals outside their black communities [and are still active and highly regarded today]"--Amazon.com.

Jul 22, 2016
Best cobblers & crisps ever - no-fail recipes for rustic fruit desserts by Sweeney, Monica, author.

Best cobblers & crisps ever - no-fail recipes for rustic fruit desserts

"These classic and rustic American desserts are comfort foods at their best. And they're so easy to make--think of them as pie's less intimidating, equally delicious cousin. Make amazing weeknight desserts or entertain a crowd with this collection of 50 recipes, accompanied by beautiful, full-color photography,"--page [4] of cover.

Jul 22, 2016
How to ruin everything - essays by Watsky, 1986- author.

How to ruin everything - essays

Jul 22, 2016
How the toilet changed history by Perdew, Laura.

How the toilet changed history

This book examines the invention of the toilet and explores how improving sanitation has changed cities and human health.

Jul 22, 2016
How the light bulb changed history by Bailey, Diane, 1966- author.

How the light bulb changed history

Jul 22, 2016
How the automobile changed history by Bailey, Diane, 1966-

How the automobile changed history

This book examines the automobile's start as a motorized carriage, how it works, and its evolution into the world's principal method of transportation with cultural, industrial, and environmental influences.

Jul 22, 2016
Hearing voices, living fully - living with the voices in my head by Bien, Claire, author.

Hearing voices, living fully - living with the voices in my head

When Claire Bien first began hearing voices, they were infrequent, benign and seemingly just curious about her life and the world around her. But the more attention Claire paid, the more frequently they began to speak, and the darker their intentions became...Despite escalating paranoia, an initial diagnosis of Schizophreniform Disorder and taking medication with debilitating side effects, Claire learned to face her demons and manage her condition without the need for long-term medication. In th

Jul 22, 2016
Bomb squad technician by Perritano, John.

Bomb squad technician

It takes a special kind of bravery to face down a live bomb ... but the people in this book demonstrate that courage every time they go to work. Experts on bomb squads around the world face new dangers every day. Inside, read how they stay ahead of the bombers and how they train their minds and bodies to handle the stress of disarming explosive devices. --Amazon.com.

Jul 22, 2016
A complete practical guide to caged & aviary birds - how to keep pet birds, with expert advice on buying, housing, feeding, handling, breeding and exhibiting by Alderton, David, 1956- author.

A complete practical guide to caged & aviary birds - how to keep pet birds, with expert advice on buying, housing, feeding, handling, breeding and exhibiting

This is an essential reference manual for bird-keepers of all levels - from the novice looking to keep a single pet bird indoors to the seasoned breeder wishing to extend an existing aviary collection. A close look at more than 250 examples provides a fascinating insight into the coloration, characteristics, weaknesses and breeding habits of each of the major groups: waxbills, weavers, wydahs, canaries and related finches, quails and pheasants, softbills, Australian parakeets, cockatiels, cockat

Jul 22, 2016
It gets worse - a collection of essays by Dawson, Shane, 1988- author.

It gets worse - a collection of essays

"New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet always full of heart. Shane Dawson shared some of his best and worst experiences in I Hate Myselfie, the critically acclaimed book that secured his place as a gifted humorist and keen observer of millennial culture. Fans felt as though they knew him after devouring the New York Times, Publis

Jul 22, 2016
High-hanging fruit - build something great by going where no one else will by Rampolla, Mark, author.

High-hanging fruit - build something great by going where no one else will

"So often in business, we're encouraged to go after the low-handing fruit. But when you choose to reach higher, you can build an incredible business, make money, and maybe even change the world. Rampolla wrote High-Hanging Fruit for others who want to succeed because of, not in spite of, their values. This book is for people who believe that it's their duty to reach higher than just the bottom line to build businesses driven by passion, purpose, and integrity. Above all, it's a call to arms for

Jul 22, 2016
Head in the cloud - why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up by Poundstone, William, author.

Head in the cloud - why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up

Looks at the state of knowledge in the American public, and demonstrates how many areas of knowledge correlate with quality of life, politics, and behavior, arguing that being knowledgeable has significant value even when facts can be looked up with little effort.

Jul 22, 2016
The girl who escaped ISIS - this is my story by Khalaf, Farida, author.

The girl who escaped ISIS - this is my story

"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The

Jul 22, 2016
For the love of money - a memoir by Polk, Sam, author.

For the love of money - a memoir

"A former hedge-fund trader presents a memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, his obsessive pursuit of money, his disillusionment and the radical new way he has come to define success,"--NoveList.

Jul 22, 2016
Apache Spark in 24 Hours by Aven, Jeffrey

Apache Spark in 24 Hours

Jul 22, 2016
Armageddon - the battle to stop Obama's third term by Morris, Dick, author.

Armageddon - the battle to stop Obama's third term

"Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy and position on the issues for Republicans to attract crucial new voters to the party in order to win back the White House in 2016 and put an end to the Obama agenda of ruinous socialism. The presidential election of 2016 is truly America's Armageddon -- a decisive battle that will determine the future of this country. At stake is the vision of

Jul 22, 2016
Eureka! - 50 scientists who shaped human history by Grant, John,d1949- author.

Eureka! - 50 scientists who shaped human history

Profiles fifty scientists from Pythagoras to James Hansen, describing their achievements and lasting impact on human history.

Jul 22, 2016
Enough said - what's gone wrong with the language of politics? by Thompson, Mark John, 1957-

Enough said - what's gone wrong with the language of politics?

"'Free speech' always has been limited by obstacles: national, state, or local laws, organizational rules, social restrictions, incomplete transmission via technology, and the limits of language itself. Now, with the advent of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and YouTube, a new era has emerged, and free speech has exploded. Never before have we enjoyed such free and diverse access to information, or more freedom to debate issues. But with such openness of languag

Jul 22, 2016
Encyclopedia of herbal medicine / 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments by Chevallier, Andrew, author.

Encyclopedia of herbal medicine / 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments

Provides an herb directory with photographic index, guidelines for growing medicinal plants and making home remedies, and historical and cultural perspectives for herbal medicine around the world.

Jul 22, 2016
Emotional agility - get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive in work and life by David, Susan A, author.

Emotional agility - get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive in work and life

"The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year"--

Jul 22, 2016