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Shadows in the jungle - the Alamo Scouts behind Japanese lines in World War II by Alexander, Larry, 1951- Shadows in the jungle - the Alamo Scouts behind Japanese lines in World War II

Drawing on personal interviews with and recollections by veterans, the author chronicles the exploits of the Alamo Scouts, members of an elite Army reconnaissance unit during World War II, a group that spent weeks behind enemy lines to gather much needed intelligence for Allied forces in the Pacific.

Aug 22, 2017
The round of a country year - a farmer's day book by Kline, David, author. The round of a country year - a farmer's day book

David Kline has been called a “twentieth-century Henry David Thoreau” by his friends and contemporaries; an apt comparison given the quiet exuberance with which he records the quotidian goings-on on his organic family farm. Under David’s attentive gaze and in his clear, insightful prose the reader is enveloped in the rhythms of farm life; not only the planting and harvesting of crops throughout the year, but the migration patterns of birds, the health and virility of honeybees left nearly to the

Aug 22, 2017
Reclaiming Gotham - Bill de Blasio and the movement to end America's tale of two cities by González, Juan, 1947- author. Reclaiming Gotham - Bill de Blasio and the movement to end America's tale of two cities

In November 2013, a little-known progressive stunned the elite of New York City by capturing the mayoralty by a landslide. Bill de Blasio’s promise to end the “Tale of Two Cities” had struck a chord among ordinary residents still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. De Blasio’s election heralded the advent of the most progressive New York City government in generations. Not since the legendary Fiorello La Guardia in the 1930s had so many populist candidates captured government office

Aug 22, 2017
Positive discipline for teenagers - empowering your teens and yourself through kind and firm parenting by Nelsen, Jane. Positive discipline for teenagers - empowering your teens and yourself through kind and firm parenting

" ... Shows parents how to build stronger bridges of communication with their children, break the destructive cycles of guilt and blame that occur in parent-teen power struggles, and work toward greater mutual respect with their adolescents"--Page 4 of cover.

Aug 22, 2017
The people are going to rise like the waters upon your shore - a story of Amrican rage by Sexton, Jared. The people are going to rise like the waters upon your shore - a story of Amrican rage

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton's book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy's political polarization--a result of our self

Aug 22, 2017
Obama - the call of history by Baker, Peter, 1967- author. Obama - the call of history

"'His first line in the history books was written the day he won office as the first African-American president, but he was determined to offer more than simply a new complexion in the Oval Office.' So writes Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times, about the 44th president of the United States. In this vivid and in-depth illustrated account of Barack Obama's years in office, Baker chronicles a period of great hope, tumult, accomplishment and, yes, failure. This is th

Aug 22, 2017
The miracle of Dunkirk - the true story of Operation Dynamo by Lord, Walter, 1917-2002, author. The miracle of Dunkirk - the true story of Operation Dynamo

In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming Nazi strength, the 338,000 men gathered on the beach were all that stood between Hitler and Western Europe. Crush them, and the path to Paris and London was clear. Unable to retreat any farther, the Allied soldiers set up defense positions and prayed for deliverance. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26, expecting to save no more t

Aug 22, 2017
The Kinsey Institute - the first seventy years by Allen, Judith A., 1955- author. The Kinsey Institute - the first seventy years

Aug 22, 2017
The incest diary. by The incest diary.

A memoir by a woman who was sexually assaulted by her father explores how incest has formed her psychological conditioning, impacted her sexuality, and continues to complicate her adult perspectives and relationships.

Aug 22, 2017
Hitman - my real life in the cartoon world of wrestling by Hart, Bret. Hitman - my real life in the cartoon world of wrestling

Aug 22, 2017
He's always been my son - a mother's story about raising her transgender son by Barkin, Janna. He's always been my son - a mother's story about raising her transgender son

Provided by amazon.com.

Aug 22, 2017
Girl - love, sex, romance, and being you by Rayne, Karen, author. Girl - love, sex, romance, and being you

Girl: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You is an inclusive growing-up guide for teen girls with information on gender and identity, dating and romance, relationships, and sex. It gives teen girls practical information that is uncensored, factual, and unbiased, and aims to help readers develop into responsible and informed adults and prepare them for healthy romantic relationships. This book also includes self-reflection questions, media resources lists, illustrations, and diary entries as additiona

Aug 22, 2017
Fault lines in the Constitution - the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today by Levinson, Cynthia, author. Fault lines in the Constitution - the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today

Aug 22, 2017
Evolving brains, emerging gods - early humans and the origins of religion by Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller), 1937- author. Evolving brains, emerging gods - early humans and the origins of religion

Provided by amazon.com.

Aug 22, 2017
Chasing excellence - a story about building the world's fittest athletes by Bergeron, Ben, author. Chasing excellence - a story about building the world's fittest athletes

Aug 22, 2017
Birds of prey - hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures of North America by Dunne, Pete, 1951- author. Birds of prey - hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures of North America

Aug 22, 2017
Beyond Snowden - privacy, mass surveillance, and the struggle to reform the NSA by Edgar, Timothy H., author. Beyond Snowden - privacy, mass surveillance, and the struggle to reform the NSA

America's mass surveillance programs, once secret, can no longer be ignored. While Edward Snowden began the process in 2013 with his leaks of top secret documents, the Obama administration's own reforms have also helped bring the National Security Agency and its programs of signals intelligence collection out of the shadows. The real question is: What should we do about mass surveillance? Timothy Edgar, a long-time civil liberties activist who worked inside the intelligence community for six yea

Aug 22, 2017
Balance - a dizzying journey through the science of our most delicate sense by Svec, Carol, author. Balance - a dizzying journey through the science of our most delicate sense

"Some low-frequency sounds--such as noise from storms or truck engines--can make you feel dizzy and nauseated. An index finger's light touch can stop people from losing balance. You are more prone to trip when you think someone is watching you. A breakthrough in improving balance as we age might just come through the study of the Achilles tendon. A person gets "falling down drunk" due to a tiny structure in the inner ear that floats when it becomes soaked in alcohol. These and other surprising a

Aug 22, 2017
Zen master raven - the teachings of a wise old bird by Aitken, Robert, 1917-2010, author. Zen master raven - the teachings of a wise old bird

"A uniquely playful and incisive illustrated collection of Zen teaching stories from one of America's best-known and most-respected Zen masters. A Modern Classic. In the tradition of the great koan collections and the extensive records of ancient masters, Robert Aitken--one of America's best-known and most-respected Zen masters--distills a lifetime of teaching down to its essence. Intriguing, playful, and deceptively easy to read, Zen Master Raven is a brilliant encapsulation of Zen in over a hu

Aug 19, 2017
Writer's market 2018 by Writer's market 2018

"Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2018 guide you with thousands of publishing opportunities-- including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information so you can get started right away"--

Aug 19, 2017

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