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Blacksmithing basics for the homestead by DeLaRonde, Joe.

Blacksmithing basics for the homestead

Master blacksmith Joe DeLaRonde demonstrates the basic skills and techniques needed to make the tools and accoutrements required for life on the homestead or ranch. Detailed and easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs will help the beginning blacksmith set up the forge, get the fire hot enough for welding, and craft the tools needed for blacksmithing.

Feb 4, 2016
Blackballed - the black and white politics of race on America's campuses by Ross, Lawrence C., author.

Blackballed - the black and white politics of race on America's campuses

""College" is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also recalls a slew of headlines that have revealed a dark and persistent world of racial politics on campus. Does this association disturb our idealized visions of what happens behind the ivied walls of higher learning? It should - because campus racism on college campuses is as American as coll

Feb 4, 2016
The Black presidency - Barack Obama and the politics of race in America by Dyson, Michael Eric, author.

The Black presidency - Barack Obama and the politics of race in America

Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans. How has Obama's race affected his presidency and the nation's identity? Dyson explores whether Obama's

Feb 4, 2016
Big-city bags - sew handbags with style, sass, and sophistication by Lawson, Sara, author.

Big-city bags - sew handbags with style, sass, and sophistication

Ready to move beyond basic bags and totes? Now you can create sophisticated handbags with a modern look. Choose from 12 designer-style bags and purses - alternate colorways provide additional inspiration.

Feb 4, 2016
The big book of slow cooker, casseroles & more by Crocker, Betty.

The big book of slow cooker, casseroles & more

"Betty Crocker Big Book of Slow Cooker, Casseroles, and More! combines slow cooker, comfort food and one dish meals into one big compendium, with a focus on ease and convenience, answering consumer demand for simple mealtime solutions in an affordable, high-value package.This book collects favorite recipes Betty Crocker readers have come to trust for simple solutions for home-cooked meals and modern twists to comfort food classics. Every recipe delivers on this no-fuss promise, utilizing conveni

Feb 4, 2016
Betty Crocker more slow cooker recipes - all-new recipes easier than ever. by Crocker, Betty.

Betty Crocker more slow cooker recipes - all-new recipes easier than ever.

Feb 4, 2016
Dead presidents - an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders by Carlson, Brady, author.

Dead presidents - an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders

"In Dead Presidents, Carlson takes readers on an epic trip to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials from sea to shining sea. With an engaging mix of history and contemporary reporting, Carlson recounts the surprising origin stories of the Washington Monument, Mount Rushmore, Grant’s Tomb, and JFK’s Eternal Flame. He explores whether William Henry Harrison really died of a cold, how the assassin’s bullet may not have been what killed James A. Garfield, and why Zachary Taylor’s remains

Feb 4, 2016
1493 for young people - from Columbus's voyage to globalization by Mann, Charles C.

1493 for young people - from Columbus's voyage to globalization

"1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivi

Feb 4, 2016
The diabetes comfort food diet by Cipullo, Laura, author.

The diabetes comfort food diet

Get the tools you need to manage or reverse insulin resistance-- while continuing to eat the foods you love. You'll discover how simple changes can transform your most-loved dishes into diabetes-friendly meals.

Feb 4, 2016
The convoluted universe. Book One by Cannon, Dolores, 1931-

The convoluted universe. Book One

"The sequel to The Custodians provides metaphysical information obtained through numerous subjects by hypnotic past-life regression"--

Feb 4, 2016
Children of paradise - the struggle for the soul of Iran by Secor, Laura, author.

Children of paradise - the struggle for the soul of Iran

In 1979, seemingly overnight-- moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world-- Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on th

Feb 4, 2016
150 best spiralizer recipes by Haugen, Marilyn, author.

150 best spiralizer recipes

"There are recipes for vegetarians, gluten-free diets and low carbohydrate diets but also a wide variety of dishes for meat, poultry and fish lovers. The 150 recipes feature some of these delicious offerings: Thai Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing; Pancetta and Lentils with Zucchini Pasta; Curry Beef with Sweet Potato Noodles; Tuna Noodle Casserole; Spanish Shrimp and Scallops with Butternut Squash; Spaghetti alla Carbonara; Spicy Shoe String Jicama Fries and Sweet Potato Pizza Pie."--

Feb 4, 2016
21 seconds to change your world - finding God's healing and abundance through prayer by Rutland, Mark, author.

21 seconds to change your world - finding God's healing and abundance through prayer

Feb 4, 2016
500 butterflies from around the world by Preston-Mafham, Ken, author.

500 butterflies from around the world

Feb 4, 2016
Approaching Ali - a reclamation in three acts by Miller, Davis.

Approaching Ali - a reclamation in three acts

An intimate look at Muhammad Ali's life after boxing, told through the story of the author's unexpected friendship with Ali, draws on the remarkable moments he spent with the boxing legend to introduce the human side of a great man physically devastated but spiritually young.

Feb 4, 2016
Always hungry? - conquer cravings, retrain your fat cells, and lose weight permanently by Ludwig, David, 1957- author.

Always hungry? - conquer cravings, retrain your fat cells, and lose weight permanently

An expansion of the 2014 New York Times op-ed of the same title, Always Hungry presents a new way to think about weight loss, diet, and health. Research shows that calorie counting does not work for weight loss: one diet causes weight gain whereas another diet with the same calorie count doesn't. It's your fat cells that are to blame for causing excessive hunger and increased weight. By eating the wrong foods, our fat cells are triggered to take in too many calories for themselves, setting off a

Feb 4, 2016
Agents of empire - knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world by Malcolm, Noel.

Agents of empire - knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world

Feb 4, 2016
The 5-6-7-8 diet - the 14-day plan for healthy, lasting weight loss by Johnson, Kym, author.

The 5-6-7-8 diet - the 14-day plan for healthy, lasting weight loss

"With down-to-earth charm, humor, and a dancer’s grace, Kym shares her tried-and-true strategies for health, diet, fitness, and fearless entertaining. From her simple 14-day diet plan and fun 30-day workout calendar, to “cravings swaps” to beat your sweet tooth, and hosting the perfect dinner party, she offers smart, practical solutions for building a healthy lifestyle no matter how busy your schedule. And with behind-the-scenes stories about Kym’s career, finding love with Shark Tank’s Robert H

Feb 4, 2016
Becoming Grandma - The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting by Stahl, Lesley

Becoming Grandma - The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

Feb 4, 2016
Brown is the new white - how the demographic revolution has created a new American majority by Phillips, Steve, 1964- author.

Brown is the new white - how the demographic revolution has created a new American majority

Describes the historical and demographic origins of the new majority in America, consisting of progressive people of color combined with progressive whites, who now stand to create social policy shifts and finally overcome a divisive racial barrier.

Feb 4, 2016