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Chicken soup for the soul - I can't believe my dog did that! - 101 stories about the crazy antics of our canine companions by

Chicken soup for the soul - I can't believe my dog did that! - 101 stories about the crazy antics of our canine companions

A collection of 101 true stories from people about the incredible things their dogs have done, from funny to fearsome, from heartwarming to heroic.

Aug 27, 2014
Chicken soup for the soul - I can't believe my cat did that! - 101 stories about the crazy antics of our feline friends by

Chicken soup for the soul - I can't believe my cat did that! - 101 stories about the crazy antics of our feline friends

A collection of 101 true stories from people about the incredible things their cats have done, from funny to fearsome, from heartwarming to heroic.

Aug 27, 2014
Angels of abundance - Heaven's 11 messages to help you manifest support, supply, and every form of abundance by Virtue, Doreen, 1958-

Angels of abundance - Heaven's 11 messages to help you manifest support, supply, and every form of abundance

Doreen and Grant wrote this book to show you how Heaven can give you material and emotional support as you strive to attain your life purpose and manifest everything you desire. Each of the 11 chapters features a message from the Angels of Abundance - the specialty angels who ensure that your Divine mission here on Earth isn't hampered by lack. Whether you wish to have more money, time, ideas, or opportunities, the Angels of Abundance will hold your hand and help you over the hurdles that have k

Aug 27, 2014
Churchill and empire - a portrait of an imperialist by James, Lawrence, 1943- author.

Churchill and empire - a portrait of an imperialist

Narrative historian Lawrence James has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, one focusing solely on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late nineteenth century serving in conflicts in India, South Africa, and the Sudan, his attitude toward the Empire was the Victorian paternalistic approach--at once responsible and superior. Conscious even then of his political career ahead, Churchill found himself reluctantly supporting Britis

Aug 27, 2014
The concise history of the crusades by Madden, Thomas F., author.

The concise history of the crusades

Overview: 'God wills it!' With that cry of medieval knights a new era in European history began. Across Europe a wave of pious enthusiasm led many thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march to a distant land in a great struggle for Christ. Yet the crusades were more than simply a holy war. They represent a synthesis of attitudes and values that were uniquely medieval-so medieval, in fact, that the crusading movement is rarely understood today. This book places the crusades with

Aug 27, 2014
A very fine house - a mother's story of love, faith, and crystal meth by Stoefen, Barbara Cofer, 1953-

A very fine house - a mother's story of love, faith, and crystal meth

Aug 28, 2014
Vegan planet - more than 425 irresistible recipes with fantastic flavors from home and around the world by Robertson, Robin.

Vegan planet - more than 425 irresistible recipes with fantastic flavors from home and around the world

"When it first appeared in 2003, Vegan Planet revolutionized animal-free cooking. Robin Robertson's pioneering book played a leading role in the passage of veganism from subculture to mainstream culinary lifestyle. Its breadth and variety of fantastically flavorful food not only gave vegans what they craved, it gave them food they could serve up happily to their non-vegan family members and friends. One decade and more than 100,000 copies later, this important classic is back in a thoroughly rev

Aug 28, 2014
Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe - celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Pierson, Joy.

Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe - celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants

""Acclaimed vegan restaurants Candle Cafe and Candle 79 present a collection of plant-based recipes for year-round holidays including Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Passover, and Christmas"--Providedby publisher"--

Aug 28, 2014
The vanishing neighbor - the transformation of American community by Dunkelman, Marc J.

The vanishing neighbor - the transformation of American community

Combining history and sociology, a public policy professor discusses the shift in American life that has disconnected neighbors from one another, limiting exposure to different types of people, ideas, and lifestyles.

Aug 28, 2014
UnPHILtered - the way I see it by Robertson, Phil, 1946-

UnPHILtered - the way I see it

Shares the author's colorful and heartfelt views on life based on the love of God and love of one's neighbor, as well as how adopting those beliefs radically changed his way of life.

Aug 28, 2014
Undocumented - how immigration became illegal by Chomsky, Aviva, 1957- author.

Undocumented - how immigration became illegal

"This book looks at the role illegality or undocumentedness plays in our society and economy. It shows how the status was created, and how and why people, especially Mexicans and Central Americans, have been assigned this status. The first three chapters look at the histories of social exclusion. One looks specifically at the Mexican and Guatemalan contexts to understand why such large numbers of people from these countries enter the United States without documents, and how those who do so under

Aug 28, 2014
Trolls - an unnatural history by Lindow, John, author.

Trolls - an unnatural history

Trolls lurk under bridges waiting to eat children, threaten hobbits in Middle-Earth, and invade the dungeons of Hogwarts. Often they are depicted as stupid, slow, and ugly creatures, but they also appear as comforting characters in some children' s stories or as plastic dolls with bright, fuzzy hair. Today, the name of this fantastic being from Scandinavia has found a wider reach: it is the word for the homeless in California and slang for the antagonizing and sometimes cruel people on the Inter

Aug 28, 2014
Wilfred Owen - an illustrated life by Potter, Jane.

Wilfred Owen - an illustrated life

Wilfred Owen is the poet of pity, the voice of the soldier maimed, blinded, traumatised and killed, not just in the Great War, but in all wars since, so resonant has his message become. Although he saw only five of his poems published in his lifetime, he left behind a portfolio of poetry and letters that created a powerful legacy. This generously illustrated book tells the story of Wilfred Owen's life and work anew, from his birth in 1893 until his death one week before the Armistice on 4 Novemb

Aug 28, 2014
Wagstaff, before and after Mapplethorpe - a biography by Gefter, Philip.

Wagstaff, before and after Mapplethorpe - a biography

Aug 28, 2014
The village effect - how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter by Pinker, Susan, 1957-

The village effect - how face-to-face contact can make us healthier, happier, and smarter

"Resonating with our most profound life experiences, this book explains why we trust other people and form lifelong bonds, and why we ignore these connections at our peril. Pinker answers crucial questions about human relationships in a digital age, such as: How important is face-to-face interaction as children develop new skills, when adults fall in love, when they negotiate business transactions, and as they age? How did humans evolve such finely-tuned barometers of trust and betrayal--and do

Aug 28, 2014
Thimerosal - let the science speak - the evidence supporting the immediate removal of mercury - a known neurotoxin - from vaccines by Kennedy, Robert Francis, 1954-

Thimerosal - let the science speak - the evidence supporting the immediate removal of mercury - a known neurotoxin - from vaccines

Over a decade ago, following a sharp rise in developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, the mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal was widely believed to have been eliminated from vaccine supplies in the United States and abroad. However, dangerous quantities of Thimerosal continue to be used, posing a significant threat to public health and leading to a crisis of faith in vaccine safety. In this groundbreaking book, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., examines the research literature on Thimerosa

Aug 28, 2014
What if? - serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions by Munroe, Randall, author.

What if? - serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

"Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulat

Aug 28, 2014
Take this bread - a radical conversion by Miles, Sara, 1952-

Take this bread - a radical conversion

A reflection on what it means to be Christian describes the author's journey of faith from cynical atheist to religious activist against hunger, recounting her establishment of food pantries that feed thousands of people.

Aug 28, 2014
The tai chi bible - the definitive guide to decoding the tai chi form by Docherty, Dan, author.

The tai chi bible - the definitive guide to decoding the tai chi form

Aug 28, 2014
Steel will - my journey through hell to become the man I was meant to be by Harris, Shilo, 1974-

Steel will - my journey through hell to become the man I was meant to be

Aug 28, 2014