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Present at the creation - my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game by Bell, Upton, author. Present at the creation - my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game

"To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL's first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase "On any given Sunday," Bert invented the pro football draft and propsed sudden death rules. Present at the Creation details Bell's firsthand exper

Oct 18, 2017
Pretty handmades - felt & fabric sewing projects to warm your heart by Wright, Lauren, author. Pretty handmades - felt & fabric sewing projects to warm your heart

"Encouraging crafters of all skill levels on their creative journey, this book contains felt and patchwork sewing projects with step-by-step illustrations and easy to follow instructions. The designs are quick and fun to make and with such a wide range of well-designed projects and techniques, there is something for everyone. From patchwork, quilting, and hand embroidery to English paper piecing and sewing with felt, readers can learn new skills or be challenged to try different techniques to cr

Oct 21, 2017
Princes of the apocalypse by Dungeons & Dragons Princes of the apocalypse

Oct 20, 2017
Quackery - a brief history of the worst ways to cure everything by Kang, Lydia, author. Quackery - a brief history of the worst ways to cure everything

"What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine--yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison--was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices

Oct 18, 2017
Quilt as-you-go made vintage - 51 blocks, 9 projects, 3 joining methods by Brandvig, Jera, 1985- author. Quilt as-you-go made vintage - 51 blocks, 9 projects, 3 joining methods

Features 51 mix-and-match quilt blocks and an innovative quilt-as-you-go technique to make timeless, vintage-style quilts.

Oct 18, 2017
Raising and keeping dairy goats - a practical guide by Normet, Katie, author. Raising and keeping dairy goats - a practical guide

A city kid, Katie Normet's fascination for large animals led her to study animal sciences at university. Today, she and her family run river's Edge Goat Dairy where Katie oversees a herd of some 75 goats that produce more than 50,000 liters of milk a year. Much of this milk is transformed into delicious yogurt, cheese, soaps and moisturizing creams, which Normet sells at local markets. Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats is Normet's account of the daily challenges and rewards of life as a goat fa

Oct 21, 2017
Raising men, not boys - shepherding your sons to be men of God by Fabarez, Michael, 1964- author. Raising men, not boys - shepherding your sons to be men of God

Oct 19, 2017
Reactions - an illustrated exploration of elements, molecules, and change in the universe by Gray, Theodore W, author. Reactions - an illustrated exploration of elements, molecules, and change in the universe

Oct 21, 2017
Reading Austen in America by Wells, Juliette, 1977- author. Reading Austen in America

"A vivid history of Jane Austen's American readers and fans, from her own day to the present"--

Oct 21, 2017
Reckless daughter - a portrait of Joni Mitchell by Yaffe, David, 1973- author. Reckless daughter - a portrait of Joni Mitchell

"Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country. A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wa

Oct 17, 2017
Red & white quilting - an iconic tradition in 40 blocks by Pumphrey, Linda, author. Red & white quilting - an iconic tradition in 40 blocks

"Classic yet contemporary, red and white is one of the most iconic color combinations in quilting, inspiring designers, collectors, and major exhibits. In Red & White Quilting, award-winning quilter Linda Pumphrey celebrates this popular pairing with 40 pieced and appliqued blocks that can be mixed and matched to create eye-catching quilts, pillows, runners, and more! From basic quilting and finishing techniques with tips on two-color quilting to working with fabric dies and choosing fabric and

Oct 21, 2017
Red wine - the comprehensive guide to the 50 essential varieties & styles by Zraly, Kevin, author. Red wine - the comprehensive guide to the 50 essential varieties & styles

"Written by three noted wine experts, this compendium tells the story of red wine through 50 varietals and styles. Generously illustrated, it gives tasting profiles and notes, examples of red wines from countries throughout the world, as well as recommended wines. Also featured are words of experience from winemakers"-- Provided by publisher.

Oct 21, 2017
Reflections on mortality - insights into meaningful living by Brooks, Robert B., author. Reflections on mortality - insights into meaningful living

Many of us fill our lives with so much work, entertainment, and fluff that we fail to consider the reality that our personal journeys on earth must someday come to an end. This collection of essays and articles points out that human existence is a fragile, terminal gift. Accepting that encourages us to live dynamic, purposeful lives. Combining insights from thought leaders in the fields of medicine, mental health, and religion, as well as hospice, funeral directors, and those who have faced life

Oct 18, 2017
Remarkable Books - A Celebration of the World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works by Collins, Michael (CON)/ Black, Alexandra (CON)/ Cussans, Thomas (CON)/ Farndon, John (CON)/ Parker, Philip (CON) Remarkable Books - A Celebration of the World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works

Oct 19, 2017
Replenish - the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity by Postel, Sandra, author. Replenish - the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity

Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature's rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure.

Oct 18, 2017
Rescued - what second-chance dogs teach us about living with purpose, loving with abandon, and finding joy in the little things by Zheutlin, Peter, author. Rescued - what second-chance dogs teach us about living with purpose, loving with abandon, and finding joy in the little things

"In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting dogs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals the often surprising and inspiring life lessons rescue dogs teach us."--

Oct 18, 2017
Rise up - how to build a socially conscious business by Stoddard, Russ, author. Rise up - how to build a socially conscious business

Oct 21, 2017
Road cycling manual - the ultimate guide to preparing you and your bike for the road by Edwardes-Evans, Luke, author. Road cycling manual - the ultimate guide to preparing you and your bike for the road

The popularity of road bikes continues to grow, with numerous magazines and websites covering the subject. We believe there is a gap in the market for an all-encompassing manual which gives a comprehensive introduction in to all areas, from choosing the right bike and maintaining it through to training for specific events. --Publisher

Oct 19, 2017
Rocco's healthy + delicious - more than 200 (mostly) plant based recipes for everyday life by DiSpirito, Rocco, author. Rocco's healthy + delicious - more than 200 (mostly) plant based recipes for everyday life

In Rocco's Healthy and Delicious, readers will find simple, everyday recipes for meals, snacks, desserts, smoothies and more. Start your day with Pomegranate Chia Oatmeal or a Strawberry Pistachio Breakfast Bar. Power up with a Chopped Salad with Avocado Crema or Coconut Cilantro Chicken Soup. Feast over Cauliflower Rice Risotto or Thai Curry Veggie Burgers. Indulge in Coconut Macaroons and No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies. All of these recipes are plant-based with beautiful photography, no-nonsen

Oct 17, 2017
Role reversal - how to take care of yourself and your aging parents by Waichler, Iris, author. Role reversal - how to take care of yourself and your aging parents

"Designed to help caregivers understand how to cope with and overcome the overwhelming challenges that arise while caregiving for a loved one--especially an aging parent--Role Reversal is a comprehensive guide to navigating the enormous daily challenges faced by caregivers. In these pages, Waichler blends her personal experience caring for her beloved father with her forty years of expertise as a patient advocate and clinical social worker. The result is a book offering invaluable information on

Oct 18, 2017

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