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Small-space vegetable gardens - growing great edibles in containers, raised beds, and small plots by Bellamy, Andrea, author.

Small-space vegetable gardens - growing great edibles in containers, raised beds, and small plots

Jan 22, 2015
The undertaker's daughter by Mayfield, Katherine, 1958-

The undertaker's daughter

"Kate Mayfield's first foray into nonfiction is a vivid Southern memoir that reads like a novel, about growing up in Jubilee, Kentucky as the daughter of a charismatic but troubled small-town undertaker--imagine Mad Men's Sally Draper growing up in the world of The Help"--

Jan 22, 2015
Twitter for dummies by Fitton, Laura, author.

Twitter for dummies

Provides information on using the social networking site, covering such topics as accessing the Twitter interface, searching for people with similar interests, replying to others' tweets, and using Twitter to promote a business or cause.

Jan 22, 2015
Tasty - the art and science of what we eat by McQuaid, John, author.

Tasty - the art and science of what we eat

A fascinating and deeply researched investigation into the mysteries of flavor, from our ancestors' first bites to ongoing scientific advances in taste and today's "foodie" revolution.

Jan 22, 2015
Strong inside - Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South by Maraniss, Andrew.

Strong inside - Perry Wallace and the collision of race and sports in the South

"Strong Inside is the dramatic, untold story of Perry Wallace, a brilliant student and talented athlete who became the first African-American basketball player in the SEC at Vanderbilt University during the tumultuous late 1960s. The fast-paced, richly detailed biography places Wallace's struggles and ultimate success into the larger contexts of civil rights and race relations in the South"--Provided by publisher"--

Jan 22, 2015
Social security works! - why social security isn't going broke and how expanding it will help us all by Altman, Nancy J., 1950- author.

Social security works! - why social security isn't going broke and how expanding it will help us all

"A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system-people who know that Social Security will not "go broke" and does not add a penny to the national debt. Social Security Works! will amplify these voices and offer a powerful antidote to the three-decade-long, billionaire-funded campaign to make us believe that this vital institution is destined to collapse. It isn't. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generati

Jan 22, 2015
The test - why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be by Kamenetz, Anya, 1980-

The test - why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be

"In many public schools, students are spending up to 28 percent of instructional time on testing and test prep. Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year--forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests--up to $1.4 billion per year

Jan 22, 2015
Native Americans in the American Revolution - how the war divided, devastated, and transformed the early American Indian world by Schmidt, Ethan A.

Native Americans in the American Revolution - how the war divided, devastated, and transformed the early American Indian world

For many colonists, the American Revolution provided the opportunity to continue displacing Native Americans. This book provides an account of the role of Native Americans in the Revolution's outbreak, progress, and conclusion. It provides full coverage of the Revolution's effects on Native Americans, and details how Native Americans were critical to the Revolution's outbreak, its progress, and its conclusion. The work covers the experiences of specific Native American groups such as the Abenaki

Jan 22, 2015
OS X Yosemite - the missing manual by Pogue, David, 1963- author.

OS X Yosemite - the missing manual

Jan 22, 2015
Overturning wrongful convictions - science serving justice by Murray, Elizabeth A.

Overturning wrongful convictions - science serving justice

Jan 22, 2015
The Photoshop workbook - professional retouching and compositing tips, tricks, and techniques by Dewis, Glyn, author.

The Photoshop workbook - professional retouching and compositing tips, tricks, and techniques

Jan 22, 2015
Javascript - Novice to Ninja by Jones, Darren

Javascript - Novice to Ninja

Jan 22, 2015
The Ketogenic Diet - A Scientifically Proven Approach to Fast, Healthy Weight Loss by Mancinelli, Kristen

The Ketogenic Diet - A Scientifically Proven Approach to Fast, Healthy Weight Loss

Jan 22, 2015
Resilience - two sisters and a story of mental illness by Close, Jessie, author.

Resilience - two sisters and a story of mental illness

"When the Close sisters were very young, their parents joined a cult called the MRA, or Moral Rearmament. The family was suddenly uprooted to a cult school in Switzerland and, ultimately, to the Belgian Congo ... Shortly after the girls returned to the US for boarding school, Jessie first started to exhibit symptoms of severe bipolar disorder, ... [embarking] on a series of destructive marriages as the condition worsened. Glenn was always by her side, going so far as to adopt Jessie's daughter w

Jan 22, 2015
Leaving before the rains come by Fuller, Alexandra, 1969- author.

Leaving before the rains come

The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight traces her post-divorce confrontation of an upbringing in Africa that was overshadowed by the Rhodesian wars, her complicated parents and her courtship with her ex-husband. --Publisher's description.

Jan 22, 2015
The Piper protocol - the insider's secret to weight loss and internal fitness by Piper, Tracy, author.

The Piper protocol - the insider's secret to weight loss and internal fitness

Jan 22, 2015
The like switch - an ex-FBI agent's guide to influencing, attracting, and winning people over by Schafer, Jack, author.

The like switch - an ex-FBI agent's guide to influencing, attracting, and winning people over

Jan 22, 2015
Rocket and lightship - essays on literature and ideas by Kirsch, Adam, 1976-

Rocket and lightship - essays on literature and ideas

"A collection of essays from a "great poet-critic-intellectual" (Daily Beast). In these brilliant, wide-ranging essays, published over the last seven years in the New Republic, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, renowned American critic Adam Kirsch explores the intersection of literature with larger questions about ideas, history, and society. Kirsch has been described as "elegant and astute . . . [a] critic of the very first order" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). In Rocket and Lightship he exam

Jan 22, 2015
The remarkable education of John Quincy Adams by Levin, Phyllis Lee.

The remarkable education of John Quincy Adams

A patriot by birth, John Quincy Adams's destiny was foreordained. He was not only "the greatest traveler of his age," but his country's most gifted linguist and most experienced diplomat. John Quincy's world encompassed the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the early and late Napoleonic Age. As his diplomat father's adolescent clerk and secretary, he met everyone who was anyone in Europe, including America's own luminaries Franklin and Jefferson. All this made coming back to America a gr

Jan 22, 2015
A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux by Sobell, Mark G.

A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux

Jan 22, 2015