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Why vinyl matters by Bickerdike, Jennifer Otter, author. Why vinyl matters

"In 2015, vinyl sales in the US increased by 30% - a raise for the tenth year in succession - and 1.29 million vinyl albums were sold in the UK in 2014, the first time the million mark has been surpassed since 1996. Vinyl, once thought to be a dying market, is now facing a major revival. Pop culture writer and historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike interviews some of our most iconic artists, including hip-hop stars, Indie legends, DJs, producers, album cover designers, photographers, label founders

Jan 12, 2018
War in 140 characters - how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century by Patrikarakos, David, 1977- author. War in 140 characters - how social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century

"Journalist David Patrikarakos has reported on war zones from the Congo to Ukraine. Yet, it has become increasingly apparent that simultaneous battles are now being waged on social media platforms-- and this virtual warfare is only gaining in importance, becoming every bit as real and often more significant than the fighting on the ground. The traditional concept of war as a clear, military battle between two identifiable parties is dying, if not already dead. Instead, war is a clash of narrativ

Jan 12, 2018
An unlikely trust - Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the improbable partnership that remade American business by Helferich, Gerard, author. An unlikely trust - Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the improbable partnership that remade American business

"An Unlikely Trust is the story of the uneasy but fruitful collaboration between Theodore Roosevelt and Pierpont Morgan. It is also the story of how government and business evolved from a relationship of laissez-faire to the active regulation that we know today. And it is an account of how, despite all that has changed in America over the past century, so much remains the same, including the growing divide between rich and poor; the tangled bonds uniting politicians and business leaders; and the

Jan 12, 2018
Tricia Guild, paint box - 45 palettes for choosing color, texture and pattern by Guild, Tricia, author. Tricia Guild, paint box - 45 palettes for choosing color, texture and pattern

"Renowned for her unique eye for color and her ability to mix paint, pattern and texture to fabulous effect in creating beautiful spaces, Tricia Guild has now, for the first time ever, resolved to lay bare the secrets of her working methods and spell them out simply for us to follow -- not to copy what she does but to learn how to use these skills in our own rooms. Taking inspiration from nature, the cityscape, a different period or culture or from the space itself, Paint Box provides visual ins

Jan 12, 2018
Tanker pilot - lessons from the cockpit by Hasara, Mark, author. Tanker pilot - lessons from the cockpit

"A military memoir with inspirational stories and moral lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardrooms, or in their everyday lives, by a veteran air-refueling expert, with a foreword by Rush Limbaugh."--Provided by publisher.

Jan 12, 2018
Stand by your truth - and then run for your life! by Smiley, Rickey, author. Stand by your truth - and then run for your life!

"'I'm very passionate about everything that I do and I don't play any games. I just keep it honest. I don't put on airs. That's the only way you can be. If you tell one lie, you've got to tell another lie. I'm cool with who I am. What you see is what you get.' Stand-up comic. Single dad. Radio personality. TV star. Prankster. Producer. Community activist. Man of faith. Visit a church, comedy club, college campus, or barber shop, and you'll find few people who aren't familiar with, or fans of, Ri

Jan 12, 2018
Spaceport Earth - the reinvention of spaceflight by Pappalardo, Joe, author. Spaceport Earth - the reinvention of spaceflight

Examines the current state and future of the space travel industry, discussing the rise of private companies engaged in commercialized space flight, the building of new spacecraft and rockets, and the development of spaceports.

Jan 12, 2018
A simplified life - tactical tools for intentional living by Ley, Emily, author. A simplified life - tactical tools for intentional living

Offers strategies, systems, and methods for simplifying, prioritizing, and living life intentionally, focusing on the areas of living space, style, food, scheduling, finance, hospitality, technology, self care, motherhood, and faith.

Jan 12, 2018
Scores - how I opened the hottest strip club in New York City, was extorted out of millions by the Gambino family, and became one of the most successful Mafia informants in FBI history by Blutrich, Michael D., author. Scores - how I opened the hottest strip club in New York City, was extorted out of millions by the Gambino family, and became one of the most successful Mafia informants in FBI history

SCORES benefited from some unconventional funding - the proceeds of a Florida insurance embezzlement scheme. All Blutrich wanted was to lay low, make the club a success, and put his criminal acts behind him. But then the mafia decided to make SCORES a new home for its own illegal dealings. And just when success was booming to new heights, the FBI came knocking ...

Jan 12, 2018
Resilience - navigating life, loss, and the road to success by Lisson, Lisa, author. Resilience - navigating life, loss, and the road to success

"Lisa Lisson's life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a vice president (and would ultimately become president) of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled that their lives seemed perfectly happy. Just a few hours later, everything changed. One moment Lisa was sleeping beside Patrick, and the next, she was kneeling on the floor

Jan 12, 2018
Radical origins - why we are losing the battle against Islamic extremism--and how to turn the tide by Ibrahim, Azeem, author. Radical origins - why we are losing the battle against Islamic extremism--and how to turn the tide

An international expert traces the rise of the extreme ideology of Wahhabism, which has been the ideological bedrock of the state of Saudi Arabia since its original rise in the eighteenth century, and argues that it is this ideology that is fueling ISIS and terror cells worldwide.

Jan 12, 2018
The oceans - a deep history by Rohling, Eelco J., author. The oceans - a deep history

"The 4.4-billion-year history of the oceans and their role in Earth's climate system. It has often been said that we know more about the moon than we do about our own oceans. In fact, we know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realize. Scientists know that our actions today are shaping the oceans and climate of tomorrow--and that if we continue to act recklessly, the consequences will be dire. In this timely and accessible book, Eelco Rohling traces the 4.4 billion-year history

Jan 12, 2018
New minimalism - decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living by Fortin, Cary Telander, author. New minimalism - decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living

Jan 12, 2018
Mod New York - fashion takes a trip by Mod New York - fashion takes a trip

Jan 12, 2018
Messiah - the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece by Keates, Jonathan, 1946- author. Messiah - the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece

"In the late summer of 1741, George Friderick Handel, composed an oratorio set to words from the King James Bible, rich in tuneful arias and magnificent choruses. Jonathan Keates recounts the history and afterlife of Messiah, one of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire. He relates the composition's first performances and its relationship with spirituality in the age of the Enlightenment, and examines how Messiah, after Handel's death, became an essential component of our musical cano

Jan 12, 2018
The man who made the movies - the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox by Krefft, Vanda, author. The man who made the movies - the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox

A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur--like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary--who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire. Although a major Hollywood studio still bears William Fox's name, the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, in this fascinating biography, Vanda Krefft c

Jan 12, 2018
Madison Park - a place of hope by Motley, Eric L. (Eric Lamar), 1972- author. Madison Park - a place of hope

A former special assistant to President George W. Bush chronicles his coming of age in a small Alabama community founded by freed slaves, where he learned valuable lessons about helping others, embracing faith, and fighting racial injustice.

Jan 12, 2018
Lioness arising - wake up and change your world by Bevere, Lisa. Lioness arising - wake up and change your world

" ... a call for women to rise up in strength and numbers to change their world"--Cover.

Jan 12, 2018
The House of Worth 1858-1954 - the birth of haute couture by Trubert-Tollu, Chantal, author. The House of Worth 1858-1954 - the birth of haute couture

Jan 12, 2018
Hotel Scarface - where cocaine cowboys partied and plotted to control Miami by Farzad, Roben, author. Hotel Scarface - where cocaine cowboys partied and plotted to control Miami

In the seventies, coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like Coconut Grove's Mutiny at Sailboat Bay. It was a hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami's cocaine cowboys heyday-- and an inspiration for the film, Scarface. Three waves of Cuban immigrants vied to dominate the trafficking, but as the kilos-- and bodies-- began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement. Farzad examines a city high on excess an

Jan 12, 2018

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