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Mini felt Christmas - 30 decorations to sew for the festive season by Ishii, Sachiyo, author. Mini felt Christmas - 30 decorations to sew for the festive season

Nov 18, 2017
Montaigne in barn boots - an amateur ambles through philosophy by Perry, Michael, 1964- author. Montaigne in barn boots - an amateur ambles through philosophy

Written in a spirit of exploration rather than declaration, Montaigne in Barn Boots is a down-to-earth (how do you pronounce that last name?) look into the ideas of a philosopher "ensconced in a castle tower overlooking his vineyard," channeled by a midwestern American writing "in a room above the garage overlooking a disused pig pen." Whether grabbing an electrified fence, fighting fires, failing to fix a truck, or feeding chickens, Perry draws on each experience to explore subjects as diverse

Nov 17, 2017
Obama - an intimate portrait by Souza, Pete, author, photographer. Obama - an intimate portrait

"Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency--including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission--alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more."--Dust ja

Nov 17, 2017
Out of the house of bondage - the transformation of the plantation household by Glymph, Thavolia, 1951- Out of the house of bondage - the transformation of the plantation household

"This book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery rather than powerless victims of the same patriarchal system responsible for the oppression of the enslaved. Glymph challenges popular depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends" and "allies" of slaves and sheds light on the political importance of ostensible p

Nov 16, 2017
Passion projects for smart people - turn your intellectual pursuits into fun, profit and recognition by Wing, Michael R., author. Passion projects for smart people - turn your intellectual pursuits into fun, profit and recognition

Passion Projects for Smart People shows how you can create your own opportunities to do intellectually serious work. Written by a high school science teacher who has done field work on five continents, published in professional journals, and worked with NASA, this book details how to turn side projects into career-development opportunities. It shows how to develop your own research and creative projects; form collaborations with universities and public agencies; apply for grants and professional

Nov 17, 2017
Passione - simple, seductive recipes for lovers of Italian food by Contaldo, Genarro, author. Passione - simple, seductive recipes for lovers of Italian food

Passione features photographs from the author's childhood alongside stunning food and travel photography. Over 100 recipes and delightful personal recollections, let the reader share the secrets of Gennaro's love affair with Italian food.

Nov 18, 2017
Periods gone public - taking a stand for menstrual equity by Weiss-Wolf, Jennifer. Periods gone public - taking a stand for menstrual equity

"After centuries of being shrouded in taboo and superstition, periods have gone mainstream. Seemingly overnight, a new, high-profile movement has emerged--one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy--to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity. In Periods Gone Public, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf--the woman Bustle dubbed one of the nation's "badass menstrual activists"--explores why periods have become a pro

Nov 18, 2017
Play bridge now by Coe, Montgomery, author. Play bridge now

"Players immediately learn how to play bridge in one easy reading! This primer is written so that any rank beginner of novice can learn the basics of bridge and immediately play the game on a competent level. Step by step Montgomery Coe shows readers the rules of play, correct bidding techniques, opening bids and responses and the scoring standards to make bridge a fun and challenging game. Examples, illustrations and sample hands are provided throughout the book so that players can enjoy the ga

Nov 18, 2017
Playing with fire - the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics by O'Donnell, Lawrence, author. Playing with fire - the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics

"The 1968 U.S. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations. For years he has deployed one of America's shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, not just because it is fascinating in itself, but because in it is contained the essence of what makes America different, and how we got to where we are now. Playing With Fire represents O'Donnell's master class in American electione

Nov 17, 2017
Promise me, Dad - a year of hope, hardship, and purpose by Biden, Joseph R., author. Promise me, Dad - a year of hope, hardship, and purpose

The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

Nov 17, 2017
Queen Victoria's matchmaking - the royal marriages that shaped Europe by Cadbury, Deborah, author. Queen Victoria's matchmaking - the royal marriages that shaped Europe

An exploration of Queen Victoria's matchmaking exploits details how she used her grandchildren to further the influence of the British Empire, despite their own plans and the turmoil that rocked Europe starting in the nineteenth century.

Nov 18, 2017
Rick Steves' European festivals by Steves, Rick, 1955- author. Rick Steves' European festivals

"There will be no museums! And no art galleries! Just Europeans having lots of fun. Across Europe, festival traditions go back centuries and are filled with time honored pageantry and ritual. Entire communities hurl themselves with abandon into the craziness. We'll careen all over Europe: the Palio horse races in Siena, the Highland games near Edinburgh, the colorful masquerade of Carnival in Venice, Slovenia, and Luzern, Easter festivities in Andaluci´a, Tuscany, and Greece, the springtime Apri

Nov 17, 2017
Ripley's believe it or not!. 14, Shatter your senses! by Ripley's believe it or not!. 14, Shatter your senses!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover the sport of underwater ice hockey or marvel at the flower that bloomed in space-it's all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley's fan.

Nov 18, 2017
San Francisco noir by Lyon, Fred, photographer, writer of preface. San Francisco noir

Nov 18, 2017
Sexual intelligence - what we really want from sex--and how to get it by Klein, Marty. Sexual intelligence - what we really want from sex--and how to get it

A sex therapist, sociologist, and contributor to Psychology Today presents a revolutionary exploration of the sexual mind that reveals how to have a more fulfilling and rewarding sex life.

Nov 18, 2017
Sleepwalking to Armageddon - the threat of nuclear annihilation by Sleepwalking to Armageddon - the threat of nuclear annihilation

With the worlds attention focused on climate change and terrorism, we are in danger of taking our eyes off the nuclear threat. But rising tensions between Russia and NATO, proxy wars erupting in Syria and Ukraine, a nuclear-armed Pakistan, and stockpiles of aging weapons unsecured around the globe make a nuclear attack or a terrorist attack on a nuclear facility arguably the biggest threat facing humanity. Sleepwalking to Armageddon, pioneering antinuclear activist Helen Caldicott assembles the

Nov 18, 2017
Spineless - the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone by Berwald, Juli, author. Spineless - the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone

"Jellyfish have been swimming in our oceans for well over half a billion years, longer than any other animal that lives on the planet. They make a venom so toxic it can kill a human in three minutes. Their sting--microscopic spears that pierce with five million times the acceleration of gravity--is the fastest known motion in the animal kingdom. Made of roughly 95 percent water, some jellies are barely perceptible virtuosos of disguise, while others glow with a luminescence that has revolutioniz

Nov 18, 2017
Spyplanes - the illustrated guide to manned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft from World War I to today by Polmar, Norman, author. Spyplanes - the illustrated guide to manned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft from World War I to today

"Spyplanes is an illustrated history of manned spyplanes, with profiles, pictures, and technical specifications for each plane."--Provided by publisher.

Nov 18, 2017
Squeaky - the life and times of Lynette Alice Fromme by Bravin, Jess. Squeaky - the life and times of Lynette Alice Fromme

Attorney General of the United States for attempting to assassinate then-president Gerald Ford. Meticulously researched for over three and a half years, with hundreds of interviews and thousands of pages of testimony to review, in Squeaky author Jess Bravin has created a psychosocial masterpiece of one American girl who ran away, and ran too far.

Nov 18, 2017
Suave in every situation - a rakish style guide for men by Dupleix, Gonzague, 1981- author. Suave in every situation - a rakish style guide for men

Nov 17, 2017

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