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And then all hell broke loose - two decades in the Middle East by Engel, Richard, 1973- author.

And then all hell broke loose - two decades in the Middle East

"Based on two decades of reporting, NBC's chief foreign correspondent's riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close--sometimes dangerously so. When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo museum. This i

Feb 11, 2016
Dark money - the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right by Mayer, Jane, author.

Dark money - the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But Jane Mayer argues that a netwo

Feb 11, 2016
Bio-young - get younger at a cellular and hormonal level by Dillon, Roxy, author.

Bio-young - get younger at a cellular and hormonal level

"From a certified nutritionist and scientist, a groundbreaking, easy to follow, all-natural anti-aging program using vitamins, natural oils, and many common foods that will help you look and feel younger"--

Feb 11, 2016
Better living through criticism - how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth by Scott, A. O., 1966- author.

Better living through criticism - how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth

"The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever. Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics-- himself included-- can make mistakes and find flaws where

Feb 11, 2016
Complete guide to a healthy dog - everything you need to know to raise a healthy dog by Adamson, Eve, author.

Complete guide to a healthy dog - everything you need to know to raise a healthy dog

Feb 11, 2016
The American Kennel Club's meet the dachshund - the responsible dog owner's handbook. by

The American Kennel Club's meet the dachshund - the responsible dog owner's handbook.

Feb 11, 2016
The bee-friendly garden - design an abundant, flower-filled yard that nurtures bees and supports biodiversity by Frey, Kate, 1960- author.

The bee-friendly garden - design an abundant, flower-filled yard that nurtures bees and supports biodiversity

"For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees,"--Amazon.com.

Feb 11, 2016
The battle for Room 314 - my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school by Boland, Ed, author.

The battle for Room 314 - my year of hope and despair in a New York City high school

"In the tradition of the classic Up The Down Staircase comes an unforgettable book about a year inside a troubled New York City school. In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable to help them: Jay runs a drug ring for his incarcerated brother; Nee-cole is homeschooled on the s

Feb 11, 2016
The age of stagnation - why perpetual growth is unattainable and the global economy is in peril by Das, Satyajit, author.

The age of stagnation - why perpetual growth is unattainable and the global economy is in peril

"The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial markets, who predicted the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural c

Feb 11, 2016
Dr. Lani's no-nonsense bone health guide - the truth about density testing, osteoporosis drugs, and building bone quality at any age by Simpson, Lani, author.

Dr. Lani's no-nonsense bone health guide - the truth about density testing, osteoporosis drugs, and building bone quality at any age

"Part whistle-blower book, part bone health bible, [this item] exposes [what the author sees as] the shocking difficulty involved in getting an accurate bone density reading and the serious risks of long term use of the most recent osteoporosis medications ... Simpson, both a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, cuts through the confusion and inaccuracies surrounding osteoporosis to explain her whole-body approach to bone health, which includes discussions of digestive

Feb 11, 2016
Every song ever - twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty by Ratliff, Ben.

Every song ever - twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty

What does it mean to listen in the digital era? Today, new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations, from Detroit techno to jam bands to baroque opera--or to dive deeper into the set of tastes that we already have. Either way, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. The possibilities in this new age of listening overturn old assumptions about what it means to properly appreciate music--to be an "educated" listener. Here, v

Feb 11, 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

Feb 11, 2016
The girl behind the door - a father's quest to understand his daughter's suicide by Brooks, John, 1956- author.

The girl behind the door - a father's quest to understand his daughter's suicide

"An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father's search for the truth about his teenage daughter's suicide: "Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting been explored so openly and honestly" (John Bateson, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa Crisis Center, and author of The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge). Early one Tuesday morning John Brooks went to his teenage daughter's room to make sure she was getting up for school and

Feb 11, 2016
Classroom management strategies - targeting noncompliance by Fredericks, Robin, author.

Classroom management strategies - targeting noncompliance

Feb 11, 2016
Geology - a complete introduction by Rothery, David A., author.

Geology - a complete introduction

Feb 11, 2016
Garden made - a year of seasonal projects to beautify your garden and your life by Whitney-Rose, Stephanie.

Garden made - a year of seasonal projects to beautify your garden and your life

"Blending the pleasures of gardening with the joys of crafting, Garden Made showcases over forty projects to adorn your garden, beautify your home, or give as gifts. Following the natural cycle of the garden in all its seasons--yes, even winter!--these garden-inspired projects, made by hand and finished with finesse, are the perfect way to express your love of the garden in fresh ways. With full step-by-step instructions, as well as gardening tips and advice, Garden Made will inspire seasoned an

Feb 11, 2016
Breakthrough - the making of America's first woman president by Cohen, Nancy L., author.

Breakthrough - the making of America's first woman president

"From Hollywood to the halls of Congress, a lively conversation about women's leadership, equal pay, and family-work balance is underway. On the cusp of a historic breakthrough--the potential election of America's first woman president--Nancy L. Cohen takes us inside the world of America's women political leaders. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with women governors and senators from both parties, experts, political operatives, and a diverse array of voters, Breakthrough paints an int

Feb 11, 2016
Approaching Ali - a reclamation in three acts by Miller, Davis, author.

Approaching Ali - a reclamation in three acts

"The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali's life after boxing, told through the story of an unexpected friendship, "--

Feb 11, 2016
Agents of empire - knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Mediterranean world by Malcolm, Noel, author.

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

Feb 11, 2016
Bestial - the savage trail of a true American monster by Schechter, Harold.

Bestial - the savage trail of a true American monster

Biography of a serial murderer whose spree began in 1926 and whose range included both the United States and Canada.

Feb 11, 2016