New Adult Nonfiction
"A practical, up-to-date job-seeker's guide combines helpful advice and simple-to-follow techniques for mastering the interview process and landing the perfect job, explaining how to make a good impression on potential employers, give the right answers to an interviewer's questions, avoid common pitfalls, and negotiate the best salary and benefits package possible." -- Provided by publisher.
"One of the most critical elements of achieving a successful career, interviewing with poise and tenacity, is a skill to be learned--and this practical guide leads readers through that process, step by step. Provides a librarian-specific job-interviewing guidebook that guides candidates through the strategic and targeted interview preparation process for today's highly specific librarian positions. Presents contributions from library leaders such as Rivkah Sass (Sacramento Public Library), Brett Bonfield (Collingswood Public Library), Anne Langley (Princeton Library), and John Danneker (Odegaard Undergraduate Library, University of Washington) who explain what can make or break an interview. Includes a helpful job application tracking chart as well as an interview preparation checklist (for remote and in-person situations) and an interview presentation checklist"-- Provided by publisher.
Addict in the House offers a pragmatic, step-by-step guide to dealing with a loved one's addiction, from accepting the reality of the disease to surviving what may be repeated cycles of recovery and relapse. You'll learn how to encourage your addicted loved one to get help without forcing it, and finally find the strength to let go of codependence.
The MLB Network commentator draws on stories from baseball's present and past to reveal the important role of analytical thinking in today's game, examining why baseball leaders have compromised teams by favoring traditional rather than logical strategies.
"Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind--the winds that built empires, the storms that wreck them--by traveling right through it. Narrating from a fifty-year-old sailboat, Streever leads readers through the world's first forecasts, Chaos Theory, and a future affected by climate change. Along the way, he shares stories of wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes, wind-generated power, wind-tossed airplanes, and the uncomfortable interactions between wind and wars, drawing from natural science, history, business, travel, as well as from his own travels"--Amazon.com.
Describes the political rise of the Chancellor of Germany, from her childhood under Communist rule to joining Helmut Kohl's cabinet and how her mostly female staff outsmarted a conservative network of good old boys to make her country more liberal and prosperous.
"Yahoos lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports the pitching arm and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors. Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers five times more than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined. Pitchers are the games lifeblood. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery."-- Provided by publisher.
Traces the five-decade career of legendary coach Merl Eberly, describing his role in transforming a small town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse and his development of numerous major league players.
BASEBALL'S POWER SHIFT : HOW THE PLAYERS UNION, THE FANS, AND THE MEDIA CHANGED AMERICAN SPORTS CULTURE
"Chronicles the media and public's prominent role in baseball's union movements between 1885 and 1981"-- Provided by publisher.
"Explores a range of questions and concerns voiced by mid-career entrepreneurs and provides advice from a financial professional who has helped hundreds of clients successfully make a mid-career change." -- Provided by publisher.
Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question." With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry, harmony, balance, proportion, and economy. There are other meanings of "beauty," but this is the deep logic of the universe, and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. Wilczek is hardly alone among great scientists in charting his course using beauty as his compass. As he reveals in A Beautiful Question, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that "all things are number," to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentiethcentury physics. Though the ancients weren't right about everything, their ardent belief in the music of the spheres has proved true down to the quantum level. Indeed, Wilczek explores just how intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. Wilczek brings us right to the edge of knowledge today, where the core insights of even the craziest quantum ideas apply principles we all understand. The equations for atoms and light are almost literally the same equations that govern musical instruments and sound the subatomic particles that are responsible for most of our mass are determined by simple geometric symmetries. The universe itself, suggests Wilczek, seems to want to embody beautiful and elegant forms. Perhaps this force is the pure elegance of numbers, perhaps the work of a higher being, or somewhere between.
Presents step-by-step digital SLR camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques.
From the first tally, scratched on a wolf bone over thirty thousand years ago, to the Large Hadron Collider, which produces forty million megabytes of data per second, data is big, and getting bigger. It can help us do things faster and more efficiently than ever before, from tracking wolves through Minnesota by GPS to predicting which crimes are likely to happen where. Mega data has led to scientific and social achievements that would have been impossible just a few years ago. But being too dazzled by the scale, the speed, and the geeky jargon can lead us astray. It's big, but it's not always clever.
"Like most sporting endeavors, it was entertaining, with the best players in the world displaying their talents throughout the northeastern and mid-western United States and, in 1874, during a ground-breaking journey to England. In its second edition, this book covers all the action"-- Provided by publisher.
"Draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, private papers, and interviews with Kennedy's close family and colleagues to chronicle his transformation from 1950s cold warrior to a liberal champion of the working class, the poor, and minorities." -- Provided by publisher.
A renowned historian, biographer, and novelist provides a deeply personal, literary, and historical exploration of the Bible.
To the outside observer, it seems like they've won the career lottery, that by some stroke of luck or circumstance, they've found the one thing they love so much that it doesn't even feel like work, and they're getting paid well to do it. In reality, their good fortune has nothing to do with chance. There's a method for finding your perfect job, and Chris Guillebeau, the bestselling author of The $100 Startup, has created a practical guide for how to do it, whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own.
"Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself, most disastrously in invading Iraq, and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious faith." -- Provided by publisher.
Presents "career codes" to follow to achieve success in business, providing advice on such topics as negotiating salary, dressing for promotions, and how to work with difficult colleagues.
A collection of casserole recipes for everything from a breakfast of syrupy banana-nut overnight French toast to a family meal of vegetable-packed lasagna.
In a single definitive narrative, City of Sedition tells the spellbinding story of the huge- and hugely conflicted- role New York City played in the Civil War.
THE CODE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND : TEN UNCONVENTIONAL LAWS TO REDEFINE YOUR LIFE & SUCCEED ON YOUR OWN TERMS
A blueprint for retraining the mind to achieve whole-life transformation introduces the method of "consciousness engineering" to upgrade outdated belief systems and adopt healthier habits for working, relationships, health, and overall life quality.
"Myth: "My kids will suffer if I work full time." Reality: Your kids will be fine. In fact, the example you set by going back to work may leave them better off. Myth: "No company will want me since I don't have the skills I used to have." Reality: Don't sell yourself short. You have unique skills and experiences that every company needs. What you don't have, you can learn. Myth: "Getting back to work is impossible." Reality: Millions of women have made the comeback. You can, too. Karyn never intended to work full time again after leaving to raise her two children. But seven years later, when a divorce seemed imminent, she went job-hunting -- only to find that getting back was as daunting as climbing Mt. Everest. With no resume, no current contacts, and no transferable skills for the jobs she was applying to, Karyn didn't even know where to start. Countless women face situations like this every day, with little or no guidance. They're told to "lean in" and lobby for more sympathetic workplaces, but none of that solves the immediate practical problem: "I need a job. Now." Fortunately, career expert and Fox Business anchor Cheryl Casone has written a comprehensive guide to making the comeback. After interviewing hundreds of women who are willing to share both their successes and their mistakes, Casone offers a one-stop shop for moms at every stage of the process."-- provided by the publisher.
CRISIS OF CHARACTER : A WHITE HOUSE SECRET SERVICE OFFICER DISCLOSES HIS FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE WITH HILLARY, BILL, AND HOW THEY OPERATE
While serving as a Secret Service Officer, Gary Byrne protected President Bill Clinton and the First Family in the White House and outside the Oval Office. There, he saw the political and personal machinations of Bill and Hillary Clinton and those who were fiercely loyal to them. In CRISIS OF CHARACTER Byrne provides a firsthand account of the scandals--known and unknown--and daily trials ranging from the minor to national in scale. Having witnessed the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House--so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined--Byrne came to understand that, to the Clintons, governing was an afterthought. He now tells this story--before voters go to the polls--in the hopes that Clinton supporters will understand the real Hillary Clinton.
"In a collection that includes new essays written explicitly for this volume, one of our sharpest and most influential critics confronts the past, present, and future of literary culture. If every outlet for book criticism suddenly disappeared -- if all we had were reviews that treated books like any other commodity -- could the novel survive? In a gauntlet-throwing essay at the start of this brilliant assemblage, Cynthia Ozick stakes the claim that, just as surely as critics require a steady supply of new fiction, novelists need great critics to build a vibrant community on the foundation of literary history. For decades, Ozick herself has been one of our great critics, as these essays so clearly display. She offers models of critical analysis of writers from the mid-twentieth century to today, from Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Kafka, to William Gass and Martin Amis, all assembled in provocatively named groups: Fanatics, Monsters, Figures, and others. Uncompromising and brimming with insight, these essays are essential reading for anyone facing the future of literature in the digital age"-- Provided by publisher.
Learn how to grow, harvest, and preserve herbs. Belsinger and Tucker highlight the best varieties of tried-and-true favorites. You'll also learn how to use them in herbal vinegars, butters, pastes, and syrups.
The Little Veggie Patch Co. DIY Garden Projects includes thirty-eight hands-on, step-by-step activities that will help cultivate your handiness and get you out in the garden. Chapters include projects for kids, vertical gardening, garden basics, using recycled materials, and more.
A hands-on guide to perspective provides exercises designed to make drawing perspective effortless and easy.
A follow-up to the James Beard and IACP award-winning book Flour Water Salt Yeast, featuring an unprecedented look into the mechanics of pizza-dough making, plus scores of recipes for pizzas in every style: Neapolitan, Roman, American pan pizza, New York-style, creative flat breads, gluten-free pizza, and more. Ken Forkish is one of the most respected and trusted bread-baking authorities in the world. In The Elements of Pizza, Forkish turns his attention to pizza, offering readers a complete education on the craft of artisanal pizza-making, with techniques and insights from the very best pizzaiolos in Italy and the United States. Forkish's methodical and rigorously tested dough recipes prove that even home bakers can make incredibly flavorful, texturally sublime crusts. And his inspired topping ideas will get you thinking outside of the cheese-and-pepperoni box, opening your eyes to the wide world of delicious, seasonal pizza.
Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy.
"Whether you're starting from square one or updating your skills, this hands-on guide to Excel 2016 gets you up and running--fast. You'll easily get the hand of worksheets, formulas, graphs, formatting,a nd more as you explore this powerful, versatile application. Show off your data and maximize its potential!" -- Page  cover.
Includes tables outlining points of each state's laws, information on estate taxes, plus worksheets.
"Uncovering the legacy of Richard Bellamy, one of the most influential tastemakers of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art"-- Provided by publisher.
"An award-winning restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine and a former restaurant cook profiles the major figures in the so-called artisanal food movement who brought exceptional taste back to food and inspired chefs and restaurateurs to redefine and rethink the way we eat,"--NoveList.
"National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most famous pieces: James Baldwin's 1962 "Letter to My Nephew," which was later published in his landmark book, The Fire Next Time. Addressing his fifteen-year-old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Baldwin wrote: "You know and I know, that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon." Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin's words ring as true as ever today. In response, she has gathered short essays, memoir, and a few essential poems to engage the question of race in the United States. And she has turned to some of her generation's most original thinkers and writers to give voice to their concerns. The Fire This Time is divided into three parts that shine a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestle with our current predicament, and envision a better future. Of the eighteen pieces, ten were written specifically for this volume. In the fifty-odd years since Baldwin's essay was published, entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress. But the idea that we are living in the post-Civil Rights era, that we are a "post-racial" society is an inaccurate and harmful reflection of a truth the country must confront. Baldwin's "fire next time" is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about. Contributors include Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Garnette Cadogan, Edwidge Danticat, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Mitchell S. Jackson, Honoree Jeffers, Kima Jones, Kiese Laymon, Daniel Jose Older, Emily Raboteau, Claudia Rankine, Clint Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Wendy S. Walters, Isabel Wilkerson, and Kevin Young"-- Provide
In The Games, Goldblatt delivers a magisterial history of the biggest sporting event of them all: the Olympics. He tells the epic story of the Games from their reinvention in Athens in 1896 to the present day, chronicling classic moments of sporting achievement from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comăneci, the Miracle on Ice to Usain Bolt. He goes beyond the medal counts to explore how international conflicts have played out at the Olympics, including the role of the Games in Fascist Germany and Italy, the Cold War, and the struggles of the postcolonial world for recognition. He also tells the extraordinary story of how women fought to be included on equal terms, how the Paralympics started in the wake of World War II, and how the Olympics reflect changing attitudes to race and ethnicity.
"Describes the basic principles of ecological landscape design, with advice on plant choices, weeding practices, and conversions of sites to meadows and scrublands to create environmentally friendly gardens." -- Provided by publisher.
Explores the life of controversial baseball player Dick Allen, and looks at his career where he had disagreements with coaches and general managers, but still managed to earn Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors.
"The grid is an accident of history and of culture, in no way intrinsic to how we produce, deliver and consume electrical power. Yet this is the system the United States ended up with, a jerry-built structure now so rickety and near collapse that a strong wind or a hot day can bring it to a grinding halt. The grid is now under threat from a new source: renewable and variable energy, which puts stress on its logics as much as its components. In entertaining, perceptive, and deeply researched fashion, cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke uses the history of an increasingly outdated infrastructure to show how the United States has gone from seemingly infinite technological prowess to a land of structural instability. She brings humor and a bright eye to contemporary solutions and to the often surprising ways in which these succeed or fail. And the consequences of failure are significant. Our national electrical grid grew during an era when monopoly, centralization and standardization meant strength. Yet as we've increasingly become a nation that caters to local needs, and as a plethora of new, renewable energy sources comes on line, our massive system is dangerously out of step. Charting the history of our electrical grid, Bakke helps us see what we all take for granted, shows it as central to our culture and identity as a people, and reveals it to be the linchpin in our aspirations for a clean energy future"-- Provided by publisher.
"A lighthearted financial parable by the Wall Street Journal "Ahead of the Tape" columnist challenges common investing approaches to explain how they undermine even the most savvy investor's returns, sharing reliable strategies that have a potential to multiply typical retirement nest eggs." -- Provided by publisher.
"Bad habits can take a hefty toll on your health and happiness. In The Here-and-Now Habit, mindfulness expert Hugh Byrne provides powerful practices based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help you rewire your brain and finally break the habits that are holding you back from a meaningful life.Have you found yourself doing something and thinking, Why do I keep doing this? We all have an unhealthy habit--or two, or three. Yours may be as simple as wasting time on the Internet, constantly checking your e-mail, or spending too much time in front of the TV. Or, it may be more serious, like habitual drinking, emotional overeating, constant self-criticism, or chronic worrying. Whatever your harmful habit is--you have the power to break it.The Here-and-Now-Habit provides proven-effective techniques to help you stop existing on autopilot and start living in the here and now. You'll learn how to cultivate mindfulness to calm and focus your mind, be aware of thoughts without identifying with them or believing they are true, deal with difficult emotions, and clarify your own intentions regarding unhealthy habits by asking yourself, What do I want? How important is it to me to make this change?By learning to pay attention to your thoughts and actions in the moment, you'll discover how to let go of old patterns and create healthier habits and ways of living that will make you feel good about yourself. And when you feel good about you, you can do just about anything"-- Provided by publisher.
On the eve of its scheduled demolition, a man unearths the secrets and history of a small lake house on the outskirts of Berlin that had been in his family since the 1930s and creates an intimate, first-person look into German history.
"The award-winning immunogenetics researcher and co-author of Immunotoxicity outlines a new biological paradigm about the origins of such non-communicable diseases as asthma, autism and cancer, arguing in favor of ancient-world dietary practices and protective measures against unsafe chemicals." -- Provided by publisher.
"ESPN baseball commentator Tim Kurkjian is fascinated by sacrifice flies. In fact, he is fascinated by so many aspects of baseball that he's written a book to show baseball fans where this fascination comes from and how they, too, can find it. In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven't earned, Kurkjian shows readers how to love the game more than ever, with incredible insight and stories that are hilarious, heartbreaking, and revealing. From what Pete Rose was doing in the batting cage a few minutes after getting out of prison, to why everyone strikes out these days and why no one seems to care, I'm Fascinated By Sacrifice Flies will surprise even longtime baseball fans. Tim explains the fear factor in the game, and what it feels like to get hit by a pitch Adam LaRoche wanted to throw up in the batter's box. He examines the game's superstitions: Eliot Johnson's choice of bubble gum, a poker chip in Sean Burnett's back pocket. He unearths the unwritten rules of the game, takes readers inside ESPN, and reveals how Tony Gwynn made baseball so much more fun to watch. And, of course, Tim will explain to readers why he is fascinated by sacrifice flies"-- Provided by publisher.
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The brain may be the seat of consciousness and the engine of all human experience, but it's also messy, fallible, and disorganized. For example, did you know that your memory is egotistical? That conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain? Or that alcohol can actually improve your memory? (Editor's note: please read the book before testing that last conclusion.) In Idiot Brain, Dr. Dean Burnett celebrates blind spots, blackouts, insomnia, and all the other downright laughable things our minds do to us, while also exposing the many mistakes we've made in our quest to understand how our brains actually work. This is the best kind of popular science, lucid, funny, and whip-smart, from a debut author who will be tickling funny bones and firing neurons for a long time to come.
From the inimitable woman who popularized Italian cuisine in America, Marcella Hazan's simple and elegant manual on how to shop for the best ingredients and prepare the most delicious meals is a must-have for every home cook. When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, the world mourned the passing of the "Godmother of Italian cooking." But her legacy lives on, through her cookbooks and recipes, and in the handwritten notebooks filled with her thoughts on how to select the best ingredients, Ingredienti. Her husband and longtime collaborator Victor has translated and transcribed these vignettes on how to buy and what to do with the fresh produce used in Italian cooking, the elements of an essential pantry, and salumi. Before you know how to cook, you must know how to shop. From Artichokes to Zucchini, Anchovies to Ziti, Ingredienti offers succinct and compelling advice on how to choose vegetables, pasta, olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto, and all of the key elements of Marcella's classic meals. Organic isn't necessarily best, boxed pasta can be better than fresh. Marcella's authoritative wisdom and surprising tips will change the way you cook. Her clear, practical guidance in acquiring the components of good cooking is helpful wherever you choose to shop, in supermarkets, farmers markets, specialty food stores, or online. Based on sixty years of almost daily visits to the market to choose the ingredients of that day's meal, Ingredienti is a life's work, distilled an expression of Marcella's judgments, advice, and suggestions. Uncomplicated and precise, this volume will be essential to home cooks eager to produce meals in the same delicious style Marcella was the first to introduce to America.
"What happens when one harrowing incident changes your life, splitting it between before and now? On the fourth day of what Lara Naughton thought would be two weeks of bliss in Belize, she was kidnapped by a man pretending to be a cabdriver, held in the tropical forest, and raped. In the depths of the jungle--alone with the Jaguar Man--compassion was her only defense. Lara's survival and journey of healing is poignant, compelling, and exceptional--it runs against the grain of what we're taught and how we speak about crime and victimhood. Bending the limits of reality, she uses myth to process her experience and further explore the power of compassion. What she comes to is authentic, unorthodox, and fresh, and could serve as a groundbreaking path for trauma survivors to find their own peace and healing. Lara Naughton is a New Orleans-based writer and teacher. As a documentary playwright, she has created work with groups such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Program for Torture Victims, and Resurrection After Exoneration. Her play, Never Fight a Shark in Water, toured the United States. Chair of the creative writing department at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, she also teaches writing in New Orleans-area prisons and community centers. A graduate of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University's School of Medicine, Naughton serves as the Director of Compassion NOLA and teaches workshops and trainings on mindfulness and compassion"-- Provided by publisher.
KEEPING THEIR MARBLES : HOW THE TREASURES OF THE PAST ENDED UP IN MUSEUMS - AND WHY THEY SHOULD STAY THERE
"The story of how museums of the West acquired their fabulous collections, from the Benin Bronzes to Native American sacred objects, and why they should not be returned to the lands -or the people- from which they came." -- back cover.
"Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional--and nearly forgotten--young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy and would break with her family for love."--Provided by publisher.
A kitchen hack is an unusual, easier, and/or better way of performing a task that often saves money and time or improves the quality of the outcome. In this wacky but eminently useful collection of kitchen hacks, you will learn how to outsmart tricky tasks and face down kitchen challenges (big and small) with innovative and clever ideas from Quick Tips, the most popular feature in Cook's Illustrated magazine (900,000 circulation). Kitchen Hacks is a beautifully designed guidebook to hacking your kitchen . . . and beyond!
Profiles seven Los Angeles Dodgers of the 1960s, Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Tommy Davis, Dick Tracewski, and Lou Johnson, exploring their interpersonal relationships, the challenges they faced individually, and their place during an unsettled decade that saw both their sport and a nation in transition.
A cultural history of fitness explores exercise through the years and what can be learned from humanity's athletic ancestors, evaluating the merit of today's exercise machines while making recommendations based on early health practices.
THE MISTRESSES OF CLIVEDEN : THREE CENTURIES OF SCANDAL, POWER, AND INTRIGUE IN AN ENGLISH STATELY HOME
"For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits the Cliveden estate. Overlooking the Thames, the mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion--from its salacious, deadly beginnings in the seventeenth century to the 1960s Profumo Affair, the sex scandal that toppled the British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the manor's current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the doors to this prominent house and lets the walls do the talking. Built during the reign of Charles II by the Duke of Buckingham, Cliveden attracted notoriety as a luxurious retreat in which the duke could conduct his scandalous affair with the ambitious courtesan Anna Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury. In 1668, Anna Maria's cuckolded husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, challenged Buckingham to a duel. Buckingham killed Shrewsbury and claimed Anna Maria as his prize, making her the first mistress of Cliveden. Through the centuries, other enigmatic and indomitable women would assume stewardship over the estate, including Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney and illicit lover of William III, who became one of England's wealthiest women Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the queen that Britain was promised and then denied Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland, confidante of Queen Victoria and a glittering society hostess turned political activist and the American-born Nancy Astor, the first female member of Parliament, who described herself as an 'ardent feminist' and welcomed controversy. Though their privileges were extraordinary, in Livingstone's hands, their struggles and sacrifices are universal. Cliveden weathered renovation and restoration, world conflicts and cold wars, societal shifts and technological advan
"Ideal for creative, budget-savvy brides and grooms to be, this practical, friendly guide will help couples plan and personalize their big day. It begins with a chapter on organization: assessing your needs and your budget, selecting a theme and a style and working out what to do when. It then covers every element you might want to consider making, buying or renting, providing money-saving tips throughout." -- Provided by publisher.
"David Hepworth, an ardent music fan and well regarded critic, was twenty-one in '71, the same age as many of the legendary artists who arrived on the scene. Taking us on a tour of the major moments, the events and songs of this remarkable year, he shows how musicians came together to form the perfect storm of rock and roll greatness, starting a musical era that would last longer than anyone predicted. Those who joined bands to escape things that lasted found themselves in a new age, its colossal start being part of the genre's staying power"--Amazon.com.
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"In the tradition of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain No Grain, No Pain demonstrates the proven link between a gluten-heavy diet and chronic pain and discomfort--and offers a groundbreaking, 30-day, grain-free diet plan to help you heal yourself from the inside out. More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain according to an Institute of Medicine report released in 2011. For many, chronic pain is part of an autoimmune disease, but all too often doctors turn to the same solution: painkilling drugs. But all of this medication simply isn't helping, and as Dr. Peter Osborne, the leading authority on gluten sensitivity and food allergies has found, the real solution often lies in what you eat. In No Grain, No Pain, Dr. Osborne shows how grains wreak havoc on the body by causing tissue inflammation, creating vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, and triggering an autoimmune response that causes the body to attack itself. But he also offers practical steps to find relief. Using his drug-free, easy-to-implement plan, you will be able to eliminate all sources of gluten and gluten-like substances, experience significant improvement in fifteen days, and eliminate pain within thirty days. No Grain, No Pain is the first book to identify diet--specifically, grain--as a leading cause of chronic suffering, and provides you with the knowledge you need to improve your health. Based on extensive research and examples culled from thousands of his satisfied patients, Dr. Osborne recommends changing your diet to achieve the relief that millions of Americans have been seeking once and for all, leading to a healthier, happier life"-- Provided by publisher.
A practical guide to a non-acrimonious divorce shares recommendations for working with lawyers and mediators while avoiding expensive and traumatic legal battles, outlining steps for providing for dependents and reaching fair agreements.
"A bold and deeply researched biography of a complicated cultural icon. When Helen Gurley Brown published Sex and the Single Girl in 1962, it sold more than two million copies in just three weeks, presaging the self-help boom and helping to usher in the unapologetic self-affirmation of second wave feminism. Brown declared that it was okay, even imperative, to enjoy sex outside of marriage that equal rights for women should extend to the bedroom that meaningful work outside the home was essential for a woman's security and self-esteem. The book catapulted Brown into national renown, cementing her status as a complex and divisive feminist personality. And the ripple effects of her outspokenness about sex and her emphasis on friendships between women can still be seen today, on TV shows like Sex and the City and Girls, and in the magazine world as well. When she died in 2012, her obituary appeared on the front page of The New York Times, which noted that "the look of women's magazines today is due in no small part to her influence." She may not always have been loved--but she was always talked about. Brown's life story--a classic American rags-to-riches tale--is just as juicy as her controversial books. In this wonderful new biography, the writer and reporter Gerri Hirshey traces Brown's path from deep in the Arkansas Ozarks to her wild single years in Los Angeles, from the New York magazine world to her Hollywood adventures with her film producer husband. Along the way she became the highest-paid female ad copywriter on the West Coast, and transformed Hearst's failing literary magazine, Cosmopolitan, into the female-oriented global juggernaut it is today. Full of firsthand accounts of Brown from some of her closest friends, including Liz Smith, Gloria Vanderbilt, Barbara Walters, and more, as well as those whose paths she brushed--her 1939 prom date, a sorority sister from business school, Cosmo cover girls like Beverly Johnson and Brooke Shields--and writing from the woman herself, Not Pretty Enough is a vital
Microsoft Office is the world's leading suite of productivity software. With 1.1 billion users around the world, which translates into over 90% market share in the Windows-based productivity software segment, Microsoft Office is an essential tool in the professional world. Taking advantage of the latest application features can help you bring a bit of excitement to your life, or at least to your workday.
Recounts the author's haphazard youth as the youngest member of an eccentric, nine-child family on a Maine farm, where she and her siblings were raised in an atmosphere of sibling rivalry, poverty, male chauvinism, and interactions with their farm animals and pets.
"The first cookbook from the national food and recipe delivery company whose mission it is to get people eating better and living better, and to make cooking a part of busy modern lifestyles again. Plated was founded when two men found themselves without time to shop or cook after long days on Wall Street, tired of ordering greasy take-out so often. They knew there had to be a better way. Launched in 2012, the company delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and chef-designed recipes to home-cooks, taking the mystery and stress out of mealtime. Now, Plated's culinary experts Elana Karp and Suzanne Lehrer make cooking at home easier than ever before. The chapters are organized according to the readers' schedules, so they can use it whether they want a food adventure, need a quick weeknight dinner, or only have the time to reinvent leftovers. Every meal can be customized according to peak produce and taste preferences, making them all relevant and fresh all the time. Here, too, are an abundance of back-pocket recipes from spice rubs to sauces to infusions. Plated's approach to both prep and cooking makes using fresh, seasonal ingredients at home a snap. This guide will help any home-cook stock their kitchen wisely, master the essentials, and eat more healthfully and responsibly overall"-- Provided by publisher.
"Imagine doubling your income, without doubling your work hours... Imagine a world where everyone woke up happy, excited for work, and went home fulfilled. Imagine you could not stop smiling because you constantly felt so good about your professional and personal life. Most people believe that the best way to make more money is to work harder than ever and, as a result, they compromise their relationships, happiness, and energy. Others believe you have to quit your job and travel the world or volunteeryour time to find happiness. Those are both mistakes, says Jake Ducey. In this enlightening, simple, heart-opening book, he asserts that the secret to high achievement and happiness at work, at school, in your heart, and at home is the deeply human needto wholeheartedly connect with and become more valuable to those around us. Ducey gives you mind-expanding and practical new ways to create more success, money, and happiness. The result is an enlightening and fulfilling read that will strengthen your relationship with money, bring you closer to those around you, and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home. If you would like to make more money, deepen your connection with others, and increase your energy and happiness, this book is for you"-- Provided by publisher.
A memoir by the frontwoman for The Pretenders traces her 1950s childhood in Ohio, her immersion in the music scenes of subsequent decades, and her band's instant rise to fame in the heyday of 1980s culture.
When you hear the word retirement, you probably don't imagine yourself scrambling to pay your bills in your golden years. But for too many Americans, that's the fate that awaits unless they take steps now to plan for the future. Whether you're twenty-five and starting your first job or fifty-five and watching the career clock start to wind down, today is the day to get serious about your retirement. In Retire Inspired, Chris Hogan teaches that retirement isn't an age it's a financial number--an amount you need to live the life in retirement that you've always dreamed of. With clear investing concepts and strategies, Chris will educate and empower you to make your own investing decisions, set reasonable expectations for your spouse and family, and build a dream team of experts to get you there. You don't have to retire broke, stressed, and working long after you want to. You can retire inspired!
"In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an absence of thirty years. When he was twelve, Matar and his family went into political exile. Eight years later Matar's father, a former diplomat and military man turned brave political dissident, was kidnapped from the streets of Cairo by the Libyan government and is believed to have been held in the regime's most notorious prison. Now, the prisons are empty and little hope remains that Jaballah Matar will be found alive. Yet, as the author writes, hope is "persistent and cunning." This book is a profoundly moving family memoir, a brilliant and affecting portrait of a country and a people on the cusp of immense change, and a disturbing and timeless depiction of the monstrous nature of absolute power"-- Provided by publisher.
As lives offline and online merge even more, it's easy to forget how we got here. Rise of the Machines reclaims the spectacular story of cybernetics, a control theory of man and machine. In a history that unpacks one of the twentieth century's pivotal ideas, Thomas Rid delivers a thought-provoking portrait of our technology-enraptured era. Springing from the febrile mind of mathematician Norbert Wiener amid the devastation of World War II, the cybernetic vision underpinned a host of seductive myths about the future of machines. This vision would radically transform the postwar world, ushering in sweeping cultural change. From the Cold War's monumental SAGE bomber defense system to enhanced humans, Wiener's scheme turned computers from machines of assured destruction into engines of brilliant utopias. Cybernetics triggered blissful cults, the Whole Earth Catalog, and feminist manifestos, just as it fueled martial gizmos and the air force's foray into virtual space. As Rid shows, cybernetics proved a powerful tool for two competing factions, those who sought to make a better world and those who sought to control the one at hand. In the Bay Area, techno-libertarians embraced networked machines as the portal to a new electronic frontier: a peaceful, open space of freedom. In Washington, DC, cyberspace provided the perfect theater for dominance and war. Meanwhile the future arrived secretly in 1996, with Moonlight Maze, dawn of a new age of digital state-on-state espionage. That "first cyberwar," as Rid reveals in a blow-by-blow account, went on for years, and indeed has never stopped. In our long-promised cybernetic future, the line between utopia and dystopia continues to be disturbingly thin. Drawing on new sources and interviews with hippies, anarchists, sleuths, and spies, Rise of the Machines offers an unparalleled perspective into our anxious embrace of technology and today's clash of digital privacy and security. 32 pages of illustrations.
From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia—9 countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running—investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing the secrets to the success of runners all over the world.
"As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body's most mysterious and intriguing organ and rewire your mind for a lifetime of athletic success. The book is based on cutting-edge brain science and sports psychology that author Dr. Jeff Brown uses every day in his private practice and as part of the medical team of several major road races including the Boston Marathon. Full of fascinating insights from runners of all abilities-including champion marathoner Meb Keflezighi and other greats-the book includes trustworthy information that's been proven to work both in the lab and on the road."-- Provided by publisher.
Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.
"An account of the creation of the hit television series describes how comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld dreamed up the idea for an unconventional sitcom and how, despite network skepticism and minimal plotlines, it achieved mainstream success." -- Provided by publisher.
Powerhouse Factories, creators of iconic, handmade posters promoting indie bands and venues across the country, reveal their secrets for using music and design to evoke meaningful responses from fans. In this hands-on guide, the masterminds behind the kickass posters you've seen at your favorite shows and festivals teach you the DIY process of rock poster design and printing.
"The author describes how she used the abandoned and overgrown garden behind the house she and her husband bought to come to grips with the recent death of her father and to awaken forgotten childhood memories,"--NoveList.
A groundbreaking and state-of-the-art guide to the Universe and how our latest deep space discoveries are forcing us to revisit what we know, and what we don't.
"According to Michele Borba, the woman Dr. Drew calls "the most trusted parenting expert in America," there's an empathy crisis among today's youth, who she dubs the "selfie generation." But the good news is that empathy is a skill that can -- and must -- be taught, and in UNSELFIE (her first book for a general trade audience) Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood"-- Provided by publisher.
WAKE UP AMERICA : THE NINE VIRTUES THAT MADE OUR NATION GREAT -- AND WHY WE NEED THEM MORE THAN EVER
"A co-host of Fox News Channel's "The Five" draws on his life story to identify nine values on which America was built including manliness, profit and religious faith arguing that said values are under attack by Democratic leaders and must be embraced to revive the nation's dominance,"-- NoveList.
A revelatory memoir of the author's efforts to develop the strength and resilience to survive in the demanding landscapes of Norway and Alaska describes her physically exhausting survival endeavors on a ruthless arctic tundra marked by violent natural and human threats.
"Poet and environmentalist W. S. Merwin moved to Hawaii in 1976 and has spent the last forty years planting nineteen acres with more than eight hundred species of palm, creating a lush garden on a ruined former pineapple plantation. Now the Merwin Conservancy, this land has served as Merwin's muse and his passion, appearing as a consistent subject of his poems and his germinal essays on conservation. What Is a Garden? collects eight of Merwin's poems and three of his essays emblematic of his palm garden writings from the 1980s to the present and presents them alongside photographer Larry Cameron's spectacular images of Merwin's garden, all taken between 2013 and 2014. These photographs lure readers deep into Merwin's palm garden and offers a rare glimps into this private exotic landscape as a visual feast for the viewer, rich with insights into the spirit of the place that has inspired Merwin's poetry. Cameron first met Merwin in the early1990s while working on a documentary film about the emergence of Merwin's environmental consciousness. What Is a Garden? also includes a new introduction by Merwin chronicling his personal history with his palm garden, Cameron's photographer's note on his friendship with the poet and his inspiration for this collection, and an identification guide to the plants featured in the volume. "-- Provided by publisher.
"When a pair of preadolescent boys are implicated in the murder of their mother during the summer of 1895, the older is convicted and sent to the country's most infamous criminal lunatic asylum, where he embarks on a shocking new life that raises questions about period education, pulp fiction, criminality and mental illness." -- Provided by publisher.
WINNING ARGUMENTS : WHAT WORKS AND DOESN'T WORK IN POLITICS, THE BEDROOM, THE COURTROOM, AND THE CLASSROOM
"Stanley Fish, the notoriously brash and brilliant English and Law professor, has authored dozens of academic books on subjects ranging from Milton to freedom of speech. In 2011, Fish turned his eye to a more popular subject, the art of writing great sentences. His short, wise book How to Write a Sentence became an instant New York Times Bestseller and continues to be read by students and aspiring writers. Adam Haslet called the book, "deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style." If great sentences are, in effect, performances at the highest level, Fish acts as a lively sportscaster giving the reader a blow-by-blow. In Winning Arguments, Fish employs this same wit and observational prowess as he guides readers through the "greatest hits" of rhetoric including landmark legal cases, arguments drawn from popular film and TV, and even Fish's own career. The success of books like Jay Heinrich's Thank You For Arguing demonstrate a clear audience for fun, intellectually nourishing books that make you feel just a little bit smarter for having read them. Like How to Write a Sentence, Winning Arguments will become a modern classic"-- Provided by publisher.
"Humorous and poignant stories from the "Inside Amy Schumer" head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah, and the dangers of wedding websites. "-- Provided by publisher.
"From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. Now, in this new book, Viorst examines the evolution of Zionism, from its roots by serving as a cultural refuge for Europe's Jews, to the cover it provides today for Israel's exercise of control over millions of Arabs in occupied territories. Beginning with the shattering of the traditional Jewish society during the Enlightenment, Viorst covers the recent history of the Jews, from the spread of Jewish Emancipation during the French Revolution Era to the rise of the exclusionary anti-Semitism that overwhelmed Europe in the late nineteenth century. Viorst examines how Zionism was born and follows its development through the lives and ideas of its dominant leaders, who all held only one tenet in common: that Jews, for the first time in two millennia, must determine their own destiny to save themselves. But, in regards to creating a Jewish state with a military that dominates the region, Viorst argues that Israel has squandered the goodwill it enjoyed at its founding, and thus the country has put its own future on very uncertain footing. With the expertise and knowledge garnered from decades of studying this contentious region, Milton Viorst deftly exposes the risks that Israel faces today. "-- Provided by publisher.