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The world of Raymond Chandler - in his own words by Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959.

The world of Raymond Chandler - in his own words

"The first book to give us the life and times of Raymond Chandler through his own writing-from the acclaimed editor of The Letters of Noe¨l Coward. Chandler never wrote an autobiography or a memoir. Now Barry Day, making use of Chandler's novels, short stories, and letters as well as Day's always illuminating commentary, gives us the life of "the man with no home," a man precariously balanced between his classical English education with its immutable values and that of a fast-evolving America du

Dec 22, 2014
The year of reading dangerously - how fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) saved my life by Miller, Andy, author.

The year of reading dangerously - how fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) saved my life

"A vivaciously witty and entertaining chronicle of one man's quest to better himself by reading fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones), The Year of Reading Dangerously--the grown-up version of a grade-schooler's reading journal--reminds us why we should all make time in our lives for books"--

Dec 19, 2014
The [un]documented Mark Steyn - don't say you weren't warned by Steyn, Mark.

The [un]documented Mark Steyn - don't say you weren't warned

"He's brash, brilliant, and drawn to controversy like a moth to a flame. Mark Steyn is America's most brutally honest columnist, ready to sound off on every hot issue in the news-and always ready to ruffle feathers. Prepare to be shocked and entertained by this curated compendium of Steyn's most provocative, hilarious, and thought-provoking columns"--

Dec 18, 2014
They eat horses, don't they? - the truth about the French by Eatwell, Piu Marie, author.

They eat horses, don't they? - the truth about the French

"Eatwell reveals the truth behind forty-five myths about the French, from the infamous horsemeat banquets of the nineteenth century that inspired an irrepressible rumor, to breaking down our long-held beliefs about French history and society (the French are a nation of cheese-eating surrender monkeys, right?)"--Dust jacket flap.

Dec 22, 2014
Thieves' Road - The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn by Mort, Terry

Thieves' Road - The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn

Dec 22, 2014
Things to make and do in the fourth dimension - a mathematician's journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two kinds of infinity, and more by Parker, Matt (Mathematician), author.

Things to make and do in the fourth dimension - a mathematician's journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two kinds of infinity, and more

A mathematician and comedian offers games, puzzles, and hands-on activities to help those with a fear of math understand and enjoy the logical tools and abstract concepts of the subject normally only accessible at college-level study.

Dec 19, 2014
This is what you just put in your mouth - from egg nog to beef jerky, the surprising secrets of what's inside everyday products by Di Justo, Patrick, 1964-

This is what you just put in your mouth - from egg nog to beef jerky, the surprising secrets of what's inside everyday products

Dec 22, 2014
Thomas Cromwell - the untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant by Borman, Tracy, author.

Thomas Cromwell - the untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant

With new insights into Cromwell's character, his family life and his close relationships with both Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII, joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Tracy Borman examines the life, loves and legacy of the man who changed the shape of England forever.

Dec 19, 2014
Tibetan phrasebook & dictionary by

Tibetan phrasebook & dictionary

Dec 18, 2014
To be a runner - how racing up mountains, running with the bulls, or just taking on a 5-K makes you a better person (and the world a better place) by Dugard, Martin.

To be a runner - how racing up mountains, running with the bulls, or just taking on a 5-K makes you a better person (and the world a better place)

With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, instruction, and humor, best-selling author--and lifelong runner--Martin Dugard takes a journey through the world of running to illustrate how the sport helps us fulfill that universal desire to be the best possible version of ourselves each and every time we lace up our shoes. Spinning colorful yarns of his running and racing adventures on six continents--from competing in the infamous Raid Gauloises to coaching his son's high school cross-country team

Dec 19, 2014
Too much togetherness - surviving retirement as a couple by Goodman, Miriam (Miriam Elaine), author.

Too much togetherness - surviving retirement as a couple

Dec 19, 2014
Top 100 meals in minutes - quick and easy meals for babies and toddlers by Karmel, Annabel.

Top 100 meals in minutes - quick and easy meals for babies and toddlers

"Cooking for the whole family doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming, and it shouldn't feel like a chore. Top 100 Meals in Minutes features delicious, nutritionally balanced recipes that are simple to prepare. From chicken meatballs in barbecue sauce and pasta primavera, to jambalaya and sweet potato butternut squash soup, Annabel's latest collection of easy-peasy recipes will leave everyone feeling full and satisfied"--

Dec 19, 2014
Torn veil- the best-selling story of Gulshan Esther by Esther, Sister Gulshan

Torn veil- the best-selling story of Gulshan Esther

Dec 18, 2014
Touch - the science of hand, heart, and mind by Linden, David J., 1961-

Touch - the science of hand, heart, and mind

"Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure, David J. Linden presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch and our emotional responses affects our social interactions as well as our general health and development. Accessible in its wit and clarity, Touch explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain our sense of self and our experience of the world. From skin to nerves to brain,

Dec 19, 2014
Towards collective liberation - anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy by Crass, Chris, author.

Towards collective liberation - anti-racist organizing, feminist praxis, and movement building strategy

Dec 19, 2014
Toymaking with children by Jaffke, Freya.

Toymaking with children

"... Instructions for making a wide variety of toys, from simple knotted animals and playcloths, to a dollshouse, a play store, puppets, boats and trains, and many varieties of dolls"--From publisher description.

Dec 22, 2014
Trading Options for Dummies by Duarte, Joe

Trading Options for Dummies

Dec 22, 2014
Training days - the subway artists then and now by Chalfant, Henry, illustrator.

Training days - the subway artists then and now

In the late 1970s, New York City was bankrupt, dirty and dangerous. Born on these grimy streets, graffiti rapidly made its mark. Here, twelve legendary graffiti writers the original subway artists whose creative genius fuelled the earliest flowering of the movement give first-person accounts of their experiences. Individually interviewed for this book by Sacha Jenkins, they reveal an authentic, unparalleled insight into the golden age of graffiti. Illustrated with Henry Chalfants original photog

Dec 22, 2014
Travelling to infinity - my life with Stephen by Hawking, Jane, author.

Travelling to infinity - my life with Stephen

The wife of the reknowned British physicist describes their courtship and marriage, her years caring for his physical needs, his rise to prominence as a scientist and world celebrity, their bitter divorce, and later reconciliation.

Dec 18, 2014
Trees of Eastern North America by Nelson, Gil, 1949- author.

Trees of Eastern North America

Covers 825 species, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains. Descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range maps for native species, as well as specially commissioned artwork, up-to-date taxonomy and names, information on the most recently naturalized species, keys to leaves and twigs, and an introduction to tree identification, forest

Dec 22, 2014