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Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave by Grimes, William, 1784-1865.

Life of William Grimes, the runaway slave

Feb 9, 2016
Just your type - create the relationship you've always wanted using the secrets of personality type by Tieger, Paul D.

Just your type - create the relationship you've always wanted using the secrets of personality type

Feb 9, 2016
Juggling with knives - smart investing in the coming age of volatility by Jubak, Jim, author.

Juggling with knives - smart investing in the coming age of volatility

"In his new book, investment expert Jim Jubak explores the "new normal" of market volatility. With remarkable insights into the zeitgeist of financial markets and the economy, Jubak combines the big macro trends with the more mundane aspects of life to depict why volatility is here to stay, why things are not going to get any calmer soon, and how you can make investing decisions to profit off this new reality. He presents a unified picture that extends far beyond a narrow view of financial marke

Feb 9, 2016
The Jemima code - two centuries of African American cookbooks by Tipton-Martin, Toni, author.

The Jemima code - two centuries of African American cookbooks

Women of African descent have contributed to America's food culture for centuries, but their rich and varied involvement is still overshadowed by the demeaning stereotype of an illiterate "Aunt Jemima" who cooked mostly by natural instinct. Tipton-Martin looks at black cookbooks that range from a rare 1827 house servant's manual, the first book published by an African American in the trade, to modern classics. These cookbooks offer firsthand evidence that African Americans cooked creative master

Feb 9, 2016
The Jazz harmony book - a course in adding chords to melodies by Berkman, David, author.

The Jazz harmony book - a course in adding chords to melodies

This book teaches the ideas behind adding chords to melodies. It begins with basic chords and progressions, and moves to more complex ideas. With an introduction and two appendices. Two CDs of additional material.

Feb 9, 2016
A survival guide to the misinformation age - scientific habits of mind by Helfand, D. J. (David J.), 1950-

A survival guide to the misinformation age - scientific habits of mind

Feb 9, 2016
Seth MacFarlane and Family guy by Snyder, Gail.

Seth MacFarlane and Family guy

"Most teens are familiar with the quirky and sometimes edgy animated shows found on television. But who are the creators of the characters and worlds that populate this animated realm? The biography introduces readers to the cartoonists, to the people and events that influenced their lives, and to the achievements that have brought them both acclaim and criticism." --

Feb 9, 2016
Running with scissors - a memoir by Burroughs, Augusten.

Running with scissors - a memoir

This is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, the author found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Val

Feb 9, 2016
Battlefields in miniature - making realistic and effective terrain for wargames by Davies, Paul (Game journalist)

Battlefields in miniature - making realistic and effective terrain for wargames

"Like a good general, a good wargamer should have an eye for the ground. Just as the nature of the battlefield plays a central role in real warfare, so miniature wargames are greatly enhanced by realistic terrain. Besides, when you've spent hundreds of hours collecting and painting your miniature armies, they surely deserve ground worth fighting for. Master terrain modeller Paul Davies takes the reader through the process of creating a visually appealing yet practical terrain system. First the t

Feb 9, 2016
Worms eat my garbage by Appelhof, Mary, author

Worms eat my garbage

Provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Topics include: bin types, worm species, reproduction, care and feeding of worms, harvesting, and how to make the finished product of potting soil.

Feb 9, 2016
Rhinoceros, and other plays by Ionesco, Eugène, author

Rhinoceros, and other plays

A collection of three modern plays by the master of the absurd and member of the French Academy.

Feb 9, 2016
United States of Jihad - investigating America's homegrown terrorists by Bergen, Peter L., 1962- author.

United States of Jihad - investigating America's homegrown terrorists

Feb 9, 2016
The three waves of volunteers and the new earth by Cannon, Dolores, 1931- author.

The three waves of volunteers and the new earth

In 1945 when the atomic bombs, our "protectors" and "watchers" in outer space saw that Earth was on a collision course with disaster, the prime directive of non-interference prevented them from taking any action, but then they came up with a brilliant plan to save Earth and assist her in her ascension.

Feb 9, 2016
This is your brain on sports - the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon by Wertheim, L. Jon, author.

This is your brain on sports - the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the T-shirt cannon

Feb 9, 2016
Tangle journey - exploring the far reaches of tangle drawing, from simple strokes to color and mixed media by Krahula, Beckah, author.

Tangle journey - exploring the far reaches of tangle drawing, from simple strokes to color and mixed media

"Find the next step in your zentangle journey, with even more step-by-step techniques and beautiful inspirational drawings! An exciting and in-depth follow up to One Zentangle A Day, Beckah Krahula guides you along with her sure-footed instruction and beautiful examples as she shows you how to take tangle drawing to the next level. From florals and organics to journal drawings and cityscapes, all kinds of experimentation are explored. Gain deeper insights into how tangles can be combined to crea

Feb 9, 2016
Mapping the muse - a bicentennial look at Indiana poetry by

Mapping the muse - a bicentennial look at Indiana poetry

Feb 9, 2016
The man who invented fiction - how Cervantes ushered in the modern world by Egginton, William, 1969-

The man who invented fiction - how Cervantes ushered in the modern world

"In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from reading too many books of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That book, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history. Ce

Feb 9, 2016
Mental illness by

Mental illness

Feb 9, 2016
Matt Groening and the Simpsons by Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-

Matt Groening and the Simpsons

: Cartoonist Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has a talent for mocking, criticizing, and exposing the foolishness of modern culture. This talent has resulted in financial success, critical acclaim, and the longest-running show in television history.

Feb 9, 2016
Reproductive rights - who decides? by Wittenstein, Vicki O., 1954-

Reproductive rights - who decides?

Feb 9, 2016