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They called me god - the best umpire who ever lived by Harvey, Doug, 1930-

They called me god - the best umpire who ever lived

"The incredible memoir from the man voted one of the "Best Umpires of All Time" by the Society of American Baseball Research--filled with more than three decades of fascinating baseball stories"--

Sep 25, 2014
This is a book for parents of gay kids - a question & answer guide to everyday life by Owens-Reid, Dannielle.

This is a book for parents of gay kids - a question & answer guide to everyday life

Presents advice to parents of gay children, covering such topics as telling other family members, religious beliefs and sexuality, gender identity, and the importance of emotional support.

Sep 25, 2014
This is a book for parents of gay kids - a question-and-answer guide to everyday life by Owens-Reid, Dannielle.

This is a book for parents of gay kids - a question-and-answer guide to everyday life

Presents advice to parents of gay children, covering such topics as telling other family members, religious beliefs and sexuality, gender identity, and the importance of emotional support.

Sep 29, 2014
Three gifts of Thérèse of Lisieux - a saint for our times by Ahern, Patrick V.

Three gifts of Thérèse of Lisieux - a saint for our times

Demonstrates how the examples of The´re`se of Lisieux can help Christians reconnect with the more loving aspects of their faith, explaining how to avoid religion's bureaucratic practices while experiencing abundance and fulfillment.

Sep 29, 2014
Three gifts of Thérèse of Lisieux - a saint for our times by Ahern, Patrick V.

Three gifts of Thérèse of Lisieux - a saint for our times

Demonstrates how the examples of The´re`se of Lisieux can help Christians reconnect with the more loving aspects of their faith, explaining how to avoid religion's bureaucratic practices while experiencing abundance and fulfillment.

Sep 25, 2014
Thrown by Howley, Kerry.

Thrown

""Thrown is Kerry Howley's masterful debut. A work of rigorous nonfiction that's sure to be branded experimental, but that's as involving and page-turning as any book I've read in a while." -Gary Shteyngart "Who can explain what draws a young brilliant writer-and a woman no less-to be mesmerized by the sight of a young man being pummeled in the ring? But out of this passion-maybe obsession-comes a great American story about overlooked heroes, the nature of violence, hope, love and nearly everyt

Sep 29, 2014
Time out of mind - the lives of Bob Dylan. by Bell, Ian, 1956?-

Time out of mind - the lives of Bob Dylan.

In 1997, having failed to release a single new song in seven long years, Dylan put out the equivalent of two albums in a single package. He called it 'Time Out of Mind'. So began the renaissance, artistic and personal, that culminated in 2012's acclaimed 'Tempest'. In the concluding volume of his groundbreaking study, Ian Bell explores the unparalleled second act in a quintessentially American career. It is a tale of redemption, of an act of creative will against the odds, and of a writer who re

Sep 29, 2014
To make men free - a history of the Republican Party by Richardson, Heather Cox.

To make men free - a history of the Republican Party

"In To Make Men Free, celebrated historian Heather Cox Richardson traces the shifting ideology of the Grand Old Party from the antebellum era to the Great Recession, showing how Republicans' ideological vacillations have had terrible repercussions for minorities, the middle class, and America at large."--from publisher's description.

Sep 26, 2014
Tracks / A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback by Davidson, Robyn, 1950- author.

Tracks / A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

The author recounts her almost two-thousand mile journey across Australia with nothing but a dog and some camels for company.

Sep 25, 2014
Tracks by Davidson, Robyn, 1950- author.

Tracks

When Robyn Davidson first set out to make her journey across the deserts of Australia, alone but for her dog and four camels, she was called a lunatic, a would-be suicide, and a shameless publicity seeker. But this high-spirited, engrossing book reveals that she is something more: a genuine traveler driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity.

Sep 29, 2014
Train - the definitive visual history. by

Train - the definitive visual history.

Featuring amazing images of trains, virtual tours of engines, and profiles of key innovators, designers, and engineers, Train: The Definitive Visual History traces the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high speed bullet trains. Comprehensive catalogs feature the most important trains from each period, exploring in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and follows the development of trains from early steam

Sep 29, 2014
Travelling to work - diaries 1988-1998 by Palin, Michael, author.

Travelling to work - diaries 1988-1998

Sep 29, 2014
Treasures from the '30s - cheerful quilts with vintage appeal by Mahoney, Nancy, 1955-

Treasures from the '30s - cheerful quilts with vintage appeal

Sep 24, 2014
Ukulele Aerobics - For All Levels- From Beginner to Advanced by Johnson, Chad

Ukulele Aerobics - For All Levels- From Beginner to Advanced

Sep 26, 2014
Unbalanced - the codependency of america and china by Roach, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1945-

Unbalanced - the codependency of america and china

"The modern-day Chinese and U.S. economies have been locked in an uncomfortable embrace since the late 1970s. Although the relationship was built on a set of mutual benefits, in recent years it has taken on the trappings of an unstable co-dependence. This insightful book lays bare the pitfalls of the current China-U.S. economic relationship, highlighting disputes over trade policies and intellectual property rights, sharp contrasts in leadership styles, the role of the Internet, and the politica

Sep 26, 2014
Unbored games - serious fun for everyone by Glenn, Joshua, 1967-

Unbored games - serious fun for everyone

"UNBORED Games has all the smarts, creativity, and DIY spirit of the original UNBORED ("It's a book! It's a guide! It's a way of life!" --Los Angeles Magazine), but with a laser-like focus on the activities we do for pure fun: to while away a rainy day, to test our skills and stretch our imaginations--games. There are more than seventy games here, 50 of them all new, plus many more recommendations, and they cover the full gambit, from old-fashioned favorites to today's high-tech games. The boo

Sep 29, 2014
Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history by Metatawabin, Edmund, 1947- author.

Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history

Sep 25, 2014
Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history by Metatawabin, Edmund, 1947-, author.

Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history

In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada's worst residential schools. St. Anne's, in northern Ontario, is an institution now notorious for the range of punishments that staff and teachers inflicted on students. Years later, in seeking healing, Metatawabin participated in native cultural training workshops that emphasize the holistic approach to personhood at the heart of Cree culture. Now his mission is to help the next generation of r

Sep 29, 2014
Vampira - dark goddess of horror by Poole, W. Scott, 1971-

Vampira - dark goddess of horror

"The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both c

Sep 26, 2014
Vampira - dark goddess of horror by Poole, W. Scott, 1971- author.

Vampira - dark goddess of horror

"The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both ch

Sep 29, 2014