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The worrier's guide to the end of the world - love, loss, and other catastrophes-- through Italy, India, and beyond The worrier's guide to the end of the world - love, loss, and other catastrophes-- through Italy, India, and beyond

"A funny and heartwarming story of one woman's attempt to walk off a lifetime of fear--with a soulmate, bad shoes, and lots of wine. Torre DeRoche is at rock bottom following a breakup and her father's death when she crosses paths with the goofy and spirited Masha, who is pusuing her dream of walking the world. When Masha invites Torre to join her pilgrimage through Tuscany--drinking wine, foraging wild berries, and twirling on hillsides--Torre straps on a pair of flimsy street shoes and gets ra

Sep 21, 2017
The six wives of Henry VIII The six wives of Henry VIII

The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England (1509-1547) is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this work of scholarship, Alison Weir draws on early biographies, letters, memoirs, account books, and diplomatic reports to bring these women to life. Catherine of Aragon emerges as a staunch though misguided woman of principle; Anne Boleyn, an ambitious adventuress with a penchant for vengeance; Jane Seymour, a

Sep 20, 2017
Spiritual graffiti Spiritual graffiti

Before he was one of the most well-known yoga teachers in North America and an international hip-hop artist, MC Yogi was a juvenile delinquent who was kicked out of three schools, sent to live at a group home for at-risk youth, arrested for vandalism and caught up in a world of drugs and chaos. At eighteen, fate brought him to his first yoga class. After discovering yoga, MC Yogi devoted himself to the practice. From traveling to India to study with gurus to living and learning with many America

Sep 20, 2017
Inside the Third Reich - memoirs Inside the Third Reich - memoirs

The author, Hitler's architect and later his armaments minister, was in the dictator's inner circle for almost 12 years. After the war, Speer used the enforced leisure of his 20 prison years as a war criminal to plan and write these memoirs. This is the most revealing document on the Hitler phenonmenon yet written. It takes the reader inside Nazi Germany on four different levels: Hitler's inner circle, National Socialism as a whole, the area of wartime production and the inner struggle of Albert

Sep 18, 2017
Gloria and Joe - the star-crossed love affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy Gloria and Joe - the star-crossed love affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy

The ultimate Hollywood story revealed: the sizzling relationship between Joseph Kennedy, patriarch of America's most influential political family, and Gloria Swanson, one of the most prominent silent film stars of her day. Gloria and Joe were in love with each other and with the movies, especially Queen Kelly, which completed the real-life m & eacute;nage & agrave; trois. Starring along with the star of the screen and the Boston Brahman in this expos & eacute; are Erich von Stroheim, Kennedy's w

Sep 20, 2017
Finding my badass self - a year of truths and dares Finding my badass self - a year of truths and dares

"Fighting midlife inertia, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley stares down a year of fear through The 52/52 Project: a year of weekly new experiences designed to push her far outside her comfort zone. Her exploits range from visiting a nude beach with her seventy-five-year-old mother in tow to going on a raid with a vice squad and SWAT team to crashing a wedding (where she accidentally catches the bouquet). While finding her courage in the most unlikely of circumstances, Sherry ultimately finds herself."--Ama

Sep 21, 2017
Bunny Mellon - the life of an American style legend Bunny Mellon - the life of an American style legend

"A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment

Sep 22, 2017
Bloomberg - a billionaire's ambition Bloomberg - a billionaire's ambition

Sep 18, 2017