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Whispers in the Stillness - Mindfulness and Spiritual Awakening by Sheehan, Martina Lehane

Whispers in the Stillness - Mindfulness and Spiritual Awakening

Aug 28, 2014
When the game stands tall - the story of the De La Salle Spartans and football's longest winning streak by Hayes, Neil, 1967-

When the game stands tall - the story of the De La Salle Spartans and football's longest winning streak

Tells the story of the De La Salle High School football team of Concord, California, which had 138 consecutive victories under coach Bob Ladouceur, who took over the team at the age of twenty-three.

Aug 28, 2014
When my brother was an Aztec by Diaz, Natalie.

When my brother was an Aztec

Aug 22, 2014
When lions roar - the Churchills and the Kennedys by Maier, Thomas, 1956-

When lions roar - the Churchills and the Kennedys

A history of the intertwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys discusses their respective family views, how they overcame bitter differences to unite against Hitler, and the enduring influence of their collaborations.

Aug 28, 2014
When Britain burned the White House - the 1814 invasion of Washington by Snow, Peter, 1938-

When Britain burned the White House - the 1814 invasion of Washington

Aug 22, 2014
What they didn't teach you in design school by Cleaver, Phil.

What they didn't teach you in design school

Aug 27, 2014
What is veiling? by Amer, Sahar.

What is veiling?

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
What I know for sure by Winfrey, Oprah.

What I know for sure

"After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life," Oprah has penned one column a month over the last fourteen years, years in which she retired The Oprah Winfrey Show (the highest-rated program of its kind in history), launched her own television network, became America's only black billionaire, was awarded an honorary

Aug 28, 2014
Way below the angels - the pretty clearly troubled but not even close to tragic confessions of a real live Mormon missionary by Harline, Craig.

Way below the angels - the pretty clearly troubled but not even close to tragic confessions of a real live Mormon missionary

When Craig Harline set off on his two-year Mormon mission to Belgium in the 1970s, he had big dreams of doing miracles, converting the masses, and coming home a hero. What he found instead was a lot of rain and cold, one-sentence conversations with irritated people, and silly squabbles with fellow missionaries-- a range of experiences that nothing, including his own missionary training, had prepared him for. He also found a wealth of friendships with fellow Mormons as well as unconverted locals

Aug 27, 2014
War play - video games and the future of armed conflict by Mead, Corey.

War play - video games and the future of armed conflict

Exploring behind the scenes at training sessions where soldiers play multiplayer missions that test combat skills, an expert on military innovation shows how the military is influencing the adoption of video games as learning and recruitment tools.

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

Wagstaff, before and after Mapplethorpe - a biography

Aug 28, 2014
Vodka - how a colorless, odorless, flavorless spirit conquered America by Matus, Victorino.

Vodka - how a colorless, odorless, flavorless spirit conquered America

"How risk-taking entrepreneurs defied the odds and turned medieval medicine into a multibillion-dollar industry"--

Aug 28, 2014
Violins of hope - violins of the Holocaust, instruments of hope and liberation in mankind's darkest hour by Grymes, James A., author.

Violins of hope - violins of the Holocaust, instruments of hope and liberation in mankind's darkest hour

"A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins owned by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust (some surviving when their owners did not) through the work of internationally-recognized Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein, who has spent two decades bringing these neglected, severely damaged instruments back to life"--

Aug 28, 2014
Viking knits and ancient ornaments - interlace patterns from around the world in modern knitwear by Lavold, Elsebeth.

Viking knits and ancient ornaments - interlace patterns from around the world in modern knitwear

Provides advice for knitters on how to find inspiration in the illustrated examples of ancient ornaments and shares a selection of sweater and accessory patterns which incorporate such designs and motifs as loops, rings, chains, knots, S-hooks, and braiding.

Aug 25, 2014
Victoria - a life by Wilson, A. N., 1950-

Victoria - a life

Explores the life of Queen Victoria from her so-called "miserable childhood" to her early years of political inexperience, her publicly criticized marriage to Prince Albert, and the last decades of her rule as Empress of India.

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
Unretirement - how baby boomers are changing the way we think about work, community, and the good life by Farrell, Chris, author.

Unretirement - how baby boomers are changing the way we think about work, community, and the good life

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