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Head case - my brain and other wonders Head case - my brain and other wonders

May 25, 2015
300 sandwiches - a multilayered love story ... with recipes 300 sandwiches - a multilayered love story ... with recipes

""Honey, you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." When New York Post writer Stephanie Smith made a turkey and swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one bite and uttered those now-famous words. While her beau's declaration initially seemed unusual, even antiquated, Stephanie accepted the challenge and got to work. Little did she know she was about to cook up the sexiest and most controversial love story of her generation. 300 Sandwiches is the story of Stephan

May 25, 2015
Rising to the challenge - my leadership journey Rising to the challenge - my leadership journey

Fiorina ran for the Senate as a Republican in deep-blue California; she battled breast cancer, and suffered the devastating loss of a daughter. Yet despite these setbacks and tragedies, she remains undaunted. Now Fiorina shares the lessons she's learned from both her difficulties and triumphs. She contends that, by ignoring conservative principles, politicians have failed their constituents, abandoning them to the crushing burden of our bloated government.

May 27, 2015
No footprints in the sand - a memoir of Kalaupapa No footprints in the sand - a memoir of Kalaupapa

This memoir tells of a Hawaiian boy, born in 1925, taken from his family at the age of ten, hospitalized for five years and finally sent to the leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. When he was diagnosed in 1936, it was considered a death sentence. Yet he survived. In 1946, sulfone drugs were discovered to cure the then renamed Hansen's Disease. He was treated in Carville, Louisiana from 1972 until early 1975. He returned to Kalaupapa to marry and live a full life. At eighty

May 27, 2015
Bad kid - a memoir Bad kid - a memoir

"Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: he was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders. David found himself enmeshed with misfits: wearing black, cutting class, staying out all night, drinking, tripping, chain-smoking, idolizing the Pet Shop Boys--and learning lessons about life and love along the way. Richly detailed with nineties pop-culture, and including black-and-white

May 28, 2015
Planck - driven by vision, broken by war Planck - driven by vision, broken by war

May 28, 2015
The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

May 28, 2015
Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future

"There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. More than any other executive today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science fiction

May 28, 2015
Half-life - the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy Half-life - the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy

Bruno Pontecorvo dedicated his career to hunting for the Higgs boson of his day-- the neutrino, a nearly massless particle considered essential to the process of nuclear fission. His work on the Manhattan project under Enrico Fermi confirmed his reputation as a brilliant physicist and helped usher in the nuclear age. He should have won a Nobel Prize, but late in the summer of 1950 he vanished. At the height of the Cold War, Pontecorvo had disappeared behind the Iron Curtain. In Half-Life, physic

May 28, 2015
Joan of Arc - a history Joan of Arc - a history

"In Joan of Arc : a history, Helen Castor tells this gripping story afresh: forwards, not backwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one--not Joan herself, nor the people around her, princes, bishops, soldiers, or peasants--knew what would h

May 28, 2015
Elizabeth I and her circle Elizabeth I and her circle

This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources--including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers--Susan Doran provides a vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan England and the queen at its center, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct--and challenging many of the popular myths tha

May 30, 2015
Hope and other luxuries - a mother's life with a daughter's anorexia Hope and other luxuries - a mother's life with a daughter's anorexia

"Clare Dunkle seemed to have an ideal life--two beautiful, high-achieving teenage daughters, a loving husband, and a satisfying and successful career as a children's book novelist. But it's when you let down your guard that the ax falls. Just after one daughter successfully conquered her depression, another daughter developed a life-threatening eating disorder. Co-published with "Elena Vanishing," her daughter's memoir, this is the story of one family's fight against a deadly disease, from an of

May 30, 2015