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Loaded - a disarming history of the Second Amendment by Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939- author. Loaded - a disarming history of the Second Amendment

America loves guns. From Daniel Boone and Jesse James to the NRA and Seal Team 6, gun culture has colored the lore, shaped the law, and protected the market that arms the nation. In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz peels away the myths of gun culture to expose the true historical origins of the Second Amendment, revealing the racial undercurrents connecting the earliest Anglo settlers with contemporary gun proliferation, modern-day policing, and the consolidation of influence of armed white national

Jan 15, 2018
Leaving the wild - the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses by Ehringer, Gavin, author. Leaving the wild - the unnatural history of dogs, cats, cows, and horses

"The domestication of animals changed the course of human history. But what about the animals who abandoned their wild existence in exchange for our care and protection? Domestication has proven to be a wildly successful survival strategy. But this success has not been without its drawbacks. A modern dairy cow's daily energy output equals that of a Tour de France rider. Feral cats overpopulate urban areas. And our methods of breeding horses and dogs have resulted in debilitating and sometimes le

Jan 15, 2018
Knit mitts - your hand-y guide to knitting mittens & gloves by Atherley, Kate, author. Knit mitts - your hand-y guide to knitting mittens & gloves

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Jan 15, 2018
It's even worse than you think - what the Trump administration is doing to America by Johnston, David Cay, 1948- author. It's even worse than you think - what the Trump administration is doing to America

"Bestselling author and longtime Trump observer David Cay Johnston shines a light on the political termites who have infested our government under the Trump Administration, destroying it from within and compromising our jobs, safety, finances, and more. No journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who has been following him since 1988. It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America goes inside the administration to show how the federal agenc

Jan 15, 2018
Infinite hope - how wrongful conviction, solitary confinement and 12 years on death row failed to kill my soul by Graves, Anthony, 1965- author. Infinite hope - how wrongful conviction, solitary confinement and 12 years on death row failed to kill my soul

"Written by a wrongfully convicted man who spent 16 years on death row and 12 years in solitary confinement, a powerful memoir about fighting for--and winning--exoneration. Infinite Hope is an argument against the death penalty through one man's personal story. It is about a man enduring a life on death row year after year, when he knows that he is one hundred percent innocent and that his exoneration is unlikely. Anthony Graves' unbelievable saga started in 1992 when, at 26 years old, he was ar

Jan 15, 2018
In America - tales from Trump country by Perry, Caitríona, author. In America - tales from Trump country

Washington Correspondent Caitri´ona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth. She goes beyond the news reports and delves into the American heartland where she witnessed the rise of Trump first hand. Bringing to the table the voices of those who voted for Trump, Hillary Clinton's so-called 'basket of deplorables', the ones whose opinions didn't coalesce with acceptable mainstream discourse, Perry reveals just what is really happening in America right now. You know why people d

Jan 15, 2018
The immigrant cookbook - recipes that make America great by The immigrant cookbook - recipes that make America great

More than 42 million people living in the United States came here from other countries. Since its beginnings, America has been a haven for people seeking refuge from political or economic troubles, or simply those in search of adventure and prosperity in a land where opportunity is promised to all. Along with their hopes and dreams, they brought valuable gifts: recipes from their homelands that transformed the way America eats. What would the Southwest be without its piquant green chili pepper s

Jan 15, 2018
How democracies die by Levitsky, Steven, author. How democracies die

"Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang--in a revolution or military coup--but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and

Jan 15, 2018
Honest to goodness by Tizzard, Christine, 1976- author. Honest to goodness

Chef and TV host Christine Tizzard knows that for all the things you can't control in this world, what you put on the table is entirely up to you. In Honest to Goodness she showcases years of experience preparing food in front of and behind a camera, sharing more than 150 nutritious, stress-free and flavorful recipes that will have your family savoring every bite. It can be hard to keep up with food trends, and Honest to Goodness surveys the endless fads and fixations to discover what's best for

Jan 15, 2018
Home - the best of the New York times home section - the way we live now by Home - the best of the New York times home section - the way we live now

"With striking photographs and compelling stories from its vast home-design archive, the editors of the New York times's beloved home section offer a look at how contemporary homeowners make the most of their living spaces--whether small or stately, rural or urban, historic or cutting-edge--and do it with style. Reflecting the latest and most inventive ideas in home design, the projects express the optimism, resourcefulness, and experimentation of today's architects, designers, and homeowners."-

Jan 15, 2018
Here is real magic by Staniforth, Nate, author. Here is real magic

"An extraordinary memoir about finding wonder in everyday life. Nate Staniforth has spent most of his life and all of his professional career trying to understand wonder--what it is, where to find it, and how to share it with others. He became a magician because he learned at a young age that magic tricks don't have to be frivolous. Magic doesn't have to be about sequins and smoke machines--rather, it can create a moment of genuine astonishment. But after years on the road as a professional ma

Jan 15, 2018
Her body, our laws - on the front lines of the abortion war, from El Salvador to Oklahoma by Oberman, Michelle, author. Her body, our laws - on the front lines of the abortion war, from El Salvador to Oklahoma

"With stories from the front lines, a legal scholar journeys through distinct legal climates to understand precisely why and how the war over abortion is being fought. Drawing on her years of research in El Salvador--the only country to ban abortion without exception--legal scholar Michelle Oberman explores what happens when a country makes ending a pregnancy a crime. She reveals the practical experiences of criminalizing abortion, such as selective enforcement, mistaken diagnoses, wrongful con

Jan 15, 2018
The great cowboy strike - bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West by Lause, Mark A., author. The great cowboy strike - bullets, ballots & class conflicts in the American West

"In the pantheon of American icons, the cowboy embodies the traits of 'rugged individualism', independent, solitary, and stoical. In reality, cowboys were grossly exploited and underpaid seasonal workers, who responded to the abuses of their employers in a series of militant strikes. Their resistance arose from the rise and demise of a "beef bonanza" that attracted international capital. Business interests approached the market with the expectation that it would have the same freedom to brutally

Jan 15, 2018
The girl on the velvet swing - sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century by Baatz, Simon, author. The girl on the velvet swing - sex, murder, and madness at the dawn of the twentieth century

A chronicle of the events surrounding the 1906 murder trial of millionaire Harry Thaw details the victimization of teen actress Evelyn Nesbit and Thaw's vengeance-fueled, public murder of legendary architect Stanford White.

Jan 15, 2018
Garden of the lost and abandoned - the extraordinary story of one ordinary woman and the children she saves by Yu, Jessica, author. Garden of the lost and abandoned - the extraordinary story of one ordinary woman and the children she saves

"At least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda's capital city of Kampala. Some forget the names of their villages. The youngest may not know the names of their parents. But Gladys Kalibbala--part journalist, part detective, part Good Samaritan--does not hesitate to dive into difficult or even dangerous situations to aid a child. Author of a newspaper column called 'Lost and Abandoned,' she is a resource that police and others turn to when they stumble across a stranded kid with a hidden

Jan 15, 2018
Escape artist - Memoir of a visionary artist on death row by Noguera, William, author. Escape artist - Memoir of a visionary artist on death row

"William A. Noguera tells his story from early childhood: heartrending experiences growing up physically and emotionally abused by his parents. It was no more safe outside, falling victim to vicious beatings by local gangs--a target of racial discrimination for being the only Colombian in a Mexican and Black Los Angeles County suburb. To cope, Noguera escaped into his imagination. Art has always been his refuge. To protect himself from attacks he was enrolled in martial arts, he mastered the ski

Jan 15, 2018
Enemies and neighbors - Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017 by Black, Ian, 1953- author. Enemies and neighbors - Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

"In Enemies and Neighbors, Ian Black, who has spent four decades studying and covering the Middle East, offers a major new history of the Arab-Zionist conflict from 1917 to today, published on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and fifty years after the Six-Day War. Setting the scene in the final decades of the 19th century, when the first Zionist settlers arrived in the Ottoman-ruled Holy Land, Black draws on a wide range of sources--from declassified documents to oral testimonies to his

Jan 15, 2018
The end of old age - living a longer, more purposeful life by Agronin, Marc E., author. The end of old age - living a longer, more purposeful life

"As one of America's leading geriatric psychiatrists, Dr. Marc Agronin sees both the sickest and the healthiest of seniors. He observes what works to make their lives better and more purposeful and what doesn't. Many authors can talk about aging from their particular vantage points, but Dr. Agronin is on the front lines as he counsels and treats elderly individuals and their loved ones on a daily basis. The latest scientific research and Dr. Agronin's first-hand experience are brilliantly distil

Jan 15, 2018
Embroidery - a maker's guide by Embroidery - a maker's guide

Contains fifteen beautiful step- by- step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue from a different tradition, including English goldwork, Indian beetle- wing embellishment, Japanese Kogin, and Irish whitework, as well as contemporary machine embroidery. This modern maker's guide to decorative stitching traditions around the world will expand readers' crafting horizons and become an invaluable addition to every crafting shelf.

Jan 15, 2018
Denmark by Witkowska, Monika, author. Denmark

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Denmark is your in-depth guide to the very best of the country of Denmark.

Jan 15, 2018

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