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Literary yarns - crochet patterns inspired by classic books by Wang, Cindy, author. Literary yarns - crochet patterns inspired by classic books

"Featuring 22 crocheted dolls drawn from 16 beloved novels and plays, this easy-to-follow craft book is perfect for bibliophiles and crafters of all skill levels. Literature lovers can decorate bookshelves, proclaim a love of reading, and show off crafting skills with adorable amigurumi, sweet crocheted characters that are simple to make and impossible to resist! All that's needed are a few readily available materials and beginner crochet skills, and soon you'll be hanging out with your favorite

May 20, 2017
Learned optimism - how to change your mind and your life by Seligman, Martin E. P. Learned optimism - how to change your mind and your life

"Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enhances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an I-give-up habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up

May 20, 2017
Last man standing - Mort Sahl and the birth of modern comedy by Curtis, James, 1953- author. Last man standing - Mort Sahl and the birth of modern comedy

On December 22, 1953, Mort Sahl took the stage at San Francisco’s hungry i and changed comedy forever. Before him, standup was about everything but hard news and politics. In his wake, a new generation of smart comics emerged?Shelley Berman, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Lenny Bruce, Bob Newhart, Dick Gregory, Woody Allen, and the Smothers Brothers, among others. He opened up jazz-inflected satire to a loose network of clubs, cut the first modern comedy album, and appeared on the cover of Time su

May 20, 2017
Know who you are, live like it matters by Tebow, Tim, 1987- author. Know who you are, live like it matters

May 20, 2017
The kid - the immortal life of Ted Williams by Bradlee, Ben, Jr. The kid - the immortal life of Ted Williams

Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than five hundred home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in World War II and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him, and traveled a long way himself, as this biography revea

May 20, 2017
Kennedy babylon - a century of scandal and depravity, Volume 1 by Carr, Howie. Kennedy babylon - a century of scandal and depravity, Volume 1

Kennedy Babylon Vol. 1 begins the story of the Kennedy family's scandalous century in the public eye. Written by Howie Carr, the New York Times bestselling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, Kennedy Babylon is a whirlwind tour of scandals from the days of the clan's rabidly anti-Semitic patriarch to the death of JFK Jr. The book includes scores of amazing photographs, many of which have not been published in decades.

May 20, 2017
K-9 Korea - the untold story of America's war dogs in the Korean War by Reed, J. Rachel, author. K-9 Korea - the untold story of America's war dogs in the Korean War

An account of the contributions of American service dogs in the Korean War traces the experiences of the 8125th Sentry Dog Detatchment and how their mission in Incheon bonded human and canine brothers-in-arms before culminating in a terrible sacrifice.

May 20, 2017
It takes a school - the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state by Starr, Jonathan, 1976- author. It takes a school - the extraordinary story of an American school in the world's #1 failed state

An American hedge fund manager describes how he founded a unique school in Somaliland and overcame profound cultural differences, broken promises, and threats to his safety to create a school whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve extraordinary success.

May 20, 2017
I don't belong to you - quiet the noise and find your voice by Palmer, Keke, author. I don't belong to you - quiet the noise and find your voice

"A sometimes serious, often hilarious, and always inspiring guide that encourages young women to live a life full of ownership, confidence, and freedom from singer and popular Scream Queens and Grease Live! actress Keke Palmer, delightfully illustrated in four color with Keke's favorite inspirational quotes, journal entries, and memes. As a successful singer, actress, and talk show host, Keke has always used her huge social media following as a platform for real talk about the issues that matter

May 20, 2017
Humanitarians at war - the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust by Steinacher, Gerald, author. Humanitarians at war - the Red Cross in the shadow of the Holocaust

May 20, 2017
How to make a French family - a memoir of love, food, and faux pas by Vérant, Samantha, author. How to make a French family - a memoir of love, food, and faux pas

May 20, 2017
The how can it be gluten free cookbook. Volume 2 by The how can it be gluten free cookbook. Volume 2

"190 all-new landmark recipes. This kitchen-tested collection of gluten-free recipes features a new whole-grain flour blend, dairy-free variations, and nutritional information for every recipe. Expand your repertoire with this inspired, innovative collection--from breakfast favorites, rice and grains, and comfort food classics to cookies, pies, and cakes"--Page 4 of cover.

May 20, 2017
The home decluttering diet - organize your way to a clean and lean house by Lifford, Jennifer, author. The home decluttering diet - organize your way to a clean and lean house

"This comprehensive, step-by-step guide shows you how to organize your home month-by-month and room-by-room to achieve and maintain a lasting, clutter-free lifestyle."--Back cover.

May 20, 2017
Healing superfoods for anti-aging - stay younger, live longer by Ansel, Karen, author. Healing superfoods for anti-aging - stay younger, live longer

We know that eating well can make us slimmer and healthier but it profoundly affects our health and longevity, too. This book, written by top nutritionist Karen Ansel, is an anti-aging plan made easy. Fast moving and filled with fun nuggets of easy-to-follow advice, Healing Superfoods for Anti-Aging is divided into two sections: the first hones in on nourishing our bodies from the inside to prevent chronic disease and maximise health, while the second focuses on ways to reverse the physical sign

May 20, 2017
Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth - studies in the horror film by Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth - studies in the horror film

During the 2000s, Guillermo del Toro directed, wrote, and produced two films held by secrets of the past, The Devils Backbone (2001) and Pans Labyrinth (2006), both of which garnered international acclaim and broke records for Spanish features. Exploring "childhood fears of mortality and abandonment in the same way the brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen might" (The New York Times), The Devils Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth ranked among the best films of the decade.

May 20, 2017
The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea - monuments, missteps, and the audacity of ambition by Rathbun, Russell, author. The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea - monuments, missteps, and the audacity of ambition

We've been building and making things ever since we stumbled out of Paradise. Some of those things are incredible continuations of God's creation, while others are nothing but ambitious catastrophes. We continue making, says Russell Rathbun, but we've lost ourselves in the process. So how do we find ourselves again--rebuild our connections to each other, the earth, maybe even God? In search of an answer, Rathbun drives cross-country to the Salton Sea and takes a trip to China's Great Wall, inter

May 20, 2017
The great leveler - violence and the history of inequality from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century by Scheidel, Walter, 1966- author. The great leveler - violence and the history of inequality from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century

"Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality ove

May 20, 2017
Full moon suppers at Salt Water Farm - recipes from land and sea by Ahearn, Annemarie, author. Full moon suppers at Salt Water Farm - recipes from land and sea

May 20, 2017
Forging a president - how the wild West created Teddy Roosevelt by Hazelgrove, William Elliott, 1959- author. Forging a president - how the wild West created Teddy Roosevelt

Evaluates the years spent as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in Dakota Territory that influenced Theodore Roosevelt's character as president, sharing insights into how his achievements were shaped by the nature and culture he experienced firsthand.

May 20, 2017
The financial diaries - how American families cope in a world of uncertainty by Morduch, Jonathan, author. The financial diaries - how American families cope in a world of uncertainty

Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach. Authors Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the U.S. Financial Diaries, a project which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Throug

May 20, 2017

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