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The Waldorf Astoria bar book by Caiafa, Frank, author.

The Waldorf Astoria bar book

May 29, 2016
Valley walls - a memoir of climbing & living in Yosemite by Denny, Glen.

Valley walls - a memoir of climbing & living in Yosemite

"Before the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan captivated the world, a rag-tag group of innovators build the sport of modern American rock climbing from a makeshift home base in Yosemite's Camp 4. Photographer Glen Denny was a key figure in that Golden Age of climbing, capturing pioneering feats on camera while tackling challenging ascents himself. Now, in prose both exhilarating and poignant, he gives us true tales of colorful characters and a legendary locale, of brotherhood and

May 29, 2016
Unseen city - the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness by Johnson, Nathanael, author.

Unseen city - the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness

"Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world...[C]hapter by chapter, "Unseen City" takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world's urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to th

May 29, 2016
101 job interview questions you'll never fear again by Reed, James. 1963- author.

101 job interview questions you'll never fear again

"Learn the secrets to excelling at job interviews, directly from top interviewers and recruiters. You can't prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions a potential employer might ask, which ones will they ask? And what should you say? After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here's the book that will give you the answer."--Amazon.com.

May 29, 2016
50 bars to blow your mind by Handicott, Ben, author.

50 bars to blow your mind

Lonely Planet's '50 Bars to blow your mind' handpicks the world's most extraordinary drinking holes, from underground caverns and island party havens to a bar nestled in an ancient tree trunk. Whether they boast a jaw-dropping location, world-class artisan cocktails or that elusive sense of effortless cool, the bars spotlighted in these pages are among the best place on the planet to enjoy a drink or two.--back page of cover.

May 29, 2016
Terror in the city of champions - murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit by Stanton, Tom, 1960- author.

Terror in the city of champions - murder, baseball, and the secret society that shocked Depression-era Detroit

Detroit 1936: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, baseball fan Dayton Dean is arrested for murder. Though said to have a childlike intelligence, Dean possesses a vivid memory and a hunger for attention. He gives police a story about a secret Klan-like organization called the Black Legion, responsible for countless murders, floggings, and fire bombings. The Legion has tens of thousands of members in the Midwest, among them politicians and notable citizens--even, possibly, a beloved

May 29, 2016
Uncontrolled - the surprising payoff of trial-and-error for business, politics, and society by Manzi, Jim.

Uncontrolled - the surprising payoff of trial-and-error for business, politics, and society

How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attempted--except for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first step to correcting them. Over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, scientists invented a methodology for executing controlled exp

May 29, 2016
Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada 2016 by Deming, Emily, author.

Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada 2016

"Fodor's Correspondents highlight the best of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada, including rich Celtic and Acadian culture, gorgeous hikes, and rugged coastal beauty. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth,"--page [4] of cover.

May 29, 2016
Finding north - how navigation makes us human by Foy, George, author.

Finding north - how navigation makes us human

"Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand this most basic of human skills--and why it's in mortal peril. In 1844, Foy's great-great grandfather, captain of a Norwegian cargo ship, perished

May 29, 2016
Your kid's a brat and it's all your fault by Glickman, Elaine Rose, author.

Your kid's a brat and it's all your fault

"In this wise and informative parenting guide, Elaine Rose Glickman shows readers how loving your kid enough to be the boss will result in happier, healthier, and much easier-to-be-around children! You've seen them--kids running wild through restaurants while the parents avert their gaze and order another cappuccino. You've heard them--kids telling their parents to "shut up" and "get me that." You've met them--kids who dress inappropriately and roll their eyes and never say thank you. Maybe

May 29, 2016
The unwritten rules of social relationships by Grandin, Temple.

The unwritten rules of social relationships

The authors share what they have learned about social relationships over the course of years struggling with the effects of autism, identifying Ten Unwritten Rules as general guidelines for handling social situations.

May 29, 2016
How the other half lives - studies among the tenements of New York by Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.

How the other half lives - studies among the tenements of New York

May 29, 2016
Home game - big-league stories from my life in baseball's first family by Boone, Bret, 1969- author.

Home game - big-league stories from my life in baseball's first family

"The first third-generation baseball player in Major League Baseball history provides a sometimes moving, always candid look at his family's 70 years in the world of professional baseball,"--NoveList.

May 29, 2016
Handcuffed - what holds policing back, and the keys to reform by Sparrow, Malcolm K., author.

Handcuffed - what holds policing back, and the keys to reform

"The police shooting of an unarmed young black man in the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb of Ferguson earlier this year sparked riots and the beginning of a national conversation on race and policing. Much of that conversation has focused more on social issues. Malcolm Sparrow, who teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School and is a former British police detective, argues in this new book that there is another dimension that played a role not only in Ferguson but in many other high-profile police killings

May 29, 2016
Helping children succeed - what works and why by Tough, Paul, author.

Helping children succeed - what works and why

"What should we do to improve the lives of children growing up in adversity? From the best-selling author of How children succeed, a handbook to guide readers through the new science of success." -- From dustjacket.

May 29, 2016
The healing power of illness - understanding what your symptoms are telling you by Dethlefsen, Thorwald, author.

The healing power of illness - understanding what your symptoms are telling you

This classic book, long out of print in English, challenges accepted ideas of illness by suggesting it's not an enemy to be fought. When you see your symptoms as bodily expressions of psychological or spiritual conflicts, you can use them as guides to inner work. You can respond to troubles with infection, allergies, respiration, digestion, skin, nervous system, heart and circulation, sexuality and pregnancy, even accidents, with practical actions that heal the heart and mind.

May 29, 2016
Making it modern - the folk art collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman by Hofer, Margaret K., 1965- author.

Making it modern - the folk art collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

Showcases the Nadelman's collection of folk art and collects essays exploring the definition of "folk art," its intersection with modernism, and the relationship between European and American folk art.

May 29, 2016
Mr. memory - & other poems by Levin, Phillis, 1954- author.

Mr. memory - & other poems

"An intimate, richly textured new collection from Phillis Levin, a poet whose work "shimmers with gracefulness" (David Baker) Phillis Levin's fifth collection of poems encompasses a wide array of styles and voices while staying true to a visionary impulse sparked as much by the smallest detail as the most sublime landscape. From expansive meditation to haiku, in ode and epistle, dream sequence and elegy, Levin's new poems explore motifs deeply social and historical, personal and metaphysical. Th

May 29, 2016
Texture techniques for winning watercolors by Hendershot, Ray, 1931-

Texture techniques for winning watercolors

Traditional watercolor washes definitely have their place. But sometimes a painting calls for something more, something special. In this unique book, Ray Hendershot shares his proven tricks for taking paintings that extra step with texture. It's all expained step by step, so roll up your sleeves and put Ray's techniques to use in your paintings!

May 29, 2016
This road I ride - sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself by Buhring, Juliana, 1981- author.

This road I ride - sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself

"This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one woman|s solo journey around the world by bicycle,"--Amazon.com.

May 29, 2016