New Adult Nonfiction
In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves.
"A conservative political commentator and best-selling author speculates on what the world would be like and how history would be different if the events that led to the discovery and creation of America had never happened" --Publisher summary.
When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter Charlotte to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a life of privilege. Yet Forbes's family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family's private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the afterlife took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte.
A BEAUTIFUL MESS HAPPY HANDMADE HOME : PAINTING, CRAFTING, AND DECORATING A CHEERFUL, MORE INSPIRING SPACE
"Give your home a "happiness makeover" with the more than 90 DIY projects, decorating tips, and inspiring ideas in this first-ever home decor book from the creators of the mega-popular style blog A Beautiful Mess"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO MAKING AND USING DRIED FOODS : PRESERVE FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES, HERBS, AND MEAT WITH A DEHYDRATOR, A KITCHEN OVEN, OR THE SUN
Covers the basic techniques, all the way through storing and rehydrating your dried foods. From apples to watermelon, asparagus to zucchini, basil to beef, you'll find solid instructions that will ensure great results every time. Marrone also includes recipes for using your dried foods in a wide range of delicious dishes, from pies and cookies to stews and casseroles as well as instructions for drying fresh pasta and making vegetable snack chips and baby-food purees.
The author spent 18 years as Jay Leno's co-producer on the Tonight Show. There were always two shows: the one on stage and the one behind the curtain. This narrative weaves both together, featuring legendary moments, including Hugh Grant's game-changing mea culpa and the historic booking of Barack Obama as the first sitting president ever to do a late-night show.
"For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award-winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an inspiring and beloved teacher. In Beyond the First Draft he offers essential and original insights into the art of writing-and rewriting-fiction. Through anecdotes about other writers' methods and habits (as well as his own) and close readings of literature from Aristotle to Zola, the essays in this collection offer "suggestions about things to do, things to think about when your writing has got you lost in the woods." In "Dogma and Anti-dogma" Casey sets out the tried-and-true advice and then comments on when to apply it and when to ignore it. In "What's Funny" he considers the range of comedy from pratfalls to elegant wit. In "In Other Words" he discusses translations and the surprising effects that translating can have on one's native language. In "Mentors" he pays tribute to those who have guided him and other writers. Throughout the fourteen essays there are notes on voice, point of view, structure, and other crucial elements. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and a revitalizing companion for seasoned ones" -- Provided by publisher.
BLUE MIND : THE SURPRISING SCIENCE THAT SHOWS HOW BEING NEAR, IN, ON, OR UNDER WATER CAN MAKE YOU HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE CONNECTED, AND BETTER AT WHAT YOU DO
Discusses the importance of humans' connection to water and how people are drawn to being in, on, or around oceans, rivers, and lakes and points to recent findings in neuroscience that indicate that proximity to water can improve mood, performance, health, and success
"We've all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great? Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more? Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country's star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention. Two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop an approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. A former high school teacher works with a top English instructor to pinpoint the key interactions a teacher must foster to initiate a rich classroom discussion. Through their stories, and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds in the classroom every day, Elizabeth Green takes us on a journey into the heart of a profession that impacts every child in America. What happens in the classroom of a great teacher? Opening with a moment-by-moment portrait of an everyday math lesson--a drama of urgent decisions and artful maneuvers--Building a Better Teacher demonstrates the unexpected complexity of teaching. Green focuses on the questions that really matter: How do we prepare teachers and what should they know before they enter the classroom? How does one get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand? What are the keys to good discipline? Incorporating new research from cognitive psychologists and education specialists as well as intrepid classroom entrepreneurs, Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas. Ultimately, Green discovers that good teaching is a skill. A skill that can be taught" -- from publisher's web site.
"Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of World War I , an NYRB Classics Original. The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldovan was abroad on vacation when World War I broke out in August 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines--or perhaps on his own lines--and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world. Recently discovered among private papers and published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a deeply moving addition to the literature of the terrible war that defined the shape of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Clinton, Inc. exposes the relationship between President Obama, the Bush family, and the Clintons, and what it means for the future how Bill and Hillary are laying the groundwork for the upcoming presidential campaign how Vice President Biden and other Democrats are trying to maneuver around her Chelsea's political future the Clintons' skillful media management the Clintons' marriage and why it has survived and an inside look at the Clinton's financial backers and hidden corporate enterprises.
Mariano Rivera tells his story for the first time: the championships, the bosses (including the Boss), the rivalries, the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The twelve-time All-Star will discuss what it's like to run up to that mound with the game, or the season squarely on his shoulders.
Crazyball is a look at the wild, unusual, unimaginable, funny, and downright strange occurrences in sports. Barry Wilner and Ken Rappaport take us from the worst teams in history to sports' craziest superstitions, wackiest pranks, and ultimate blown calls. This book is filled with moments that will make you laugh, shake your head in wonderment, lose your breath, or simply ask : "Really?!"
In Dairy-Free Ice Cream you will find all of your favorite ice cream flavors free of dairy, gluten, grains, soy, and refined sugar. Chapters include Cool Tips for Perfect Ice Cream, A History of Dairy-Free Ice Cream, The Classics, Coffee & Tea Ice Cream, Yogurt Pops & Sorbet, Ice Cream Cakes & Sandwiches, and Toppings. For both health and personal reasons, eliminating dairy has improved the lives of so many people. With Dairy-Free Ice Cream you can not only enjoy every flavor of ice cream again, but avoid refined sugars, harmful oils, soy, preservatives, and other common ingredients found in store-bought dairy-free ice cream. Making your own dairy-free ice cream is affordable, healthy, and fun for the whole family. Delight guests at your next birthday party with ice cream sandwiches or build-your-own sundaes!
A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Parisand a bitter commentary on literary life in those years. Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition.
The author presents a primer on how to establish the family meal as a time for comfort and reconnection, sharing 80 recipes and guidelines for organizing practical food menus.
A memoir-expose of the health-care system by a cardiologist and much-praised author.
DOUBLE AGENT : THE FIRST HERO OF WORLD WAR II AND HOW THE FBI OUTWITTED AND DESTROYED A NAZI SPY RING
An account of a virtually unknown pre-World War II counterespionage operation describes how naturalized German-American agent William G. Sebold became the FBI's first double agent and was a pivotal figure in the arrests of 33 enemy agents for the Nazis.
"A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be--but aren't--providing"-- Provided by publisher.
"Are you "leadership material?" More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed. You can have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, you won't advance. EP is an amalgam of qualities that true leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you're in charge or deserve to be. Articulating those qualities isn't easy, however. Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true EP, you must know how to use all of them to your advantage. Filled with eye-opening insights, analysis, and practical advice for both men and women, mixed with illustrative examples from executives learning to use the EP, Executive Presence will help you make the leap from working like an executive to feeling like an executive."--Publisher's description.
FACTORY MAN : HOW ONE FURNITURE MAKER BATTLED OFFSHORING, STAYED LOCAL--AND HELPED SAVE AN AMERICAN TOWN
Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than seven hundred employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports.
Teacher and writer Garret Keizer shares an account of his return to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught fourteen years ago. Much has changed since then, a former student is his principal, standardized testing is the reigning god, and smoking in the boys' room has been supplanted by texting in the boys' room. More familiar are the effects of poverty, the exuberance of youth, and the staggering workload that technology has done as much to increase as to lighten.
After founding a political party meant to satirize his country's government, the Icelandic comedian won election as the mayor of Reykjavík and recounts his experiences in forming a coalition council for the city, implementing reforms, and meeting world leaders.
In The Greenhouse Gardener's Manual, Roger Marshall provides you with every tool and technique you need to successfully grow edibles and ornamentals in a well-maintained greenhouse. You will learn how to choose the right greenhouse, how to create a healthy greenhouse environment, how to start seeds and propagate, and how to maintain your greenhouse. Marshall also offers plant profiles with complete growing information for hundreds of edible and ornamental plants.
"This book has a simple message for business leaders: you help yourselves by helping the poor. Instead of feeling as if the economy is working against them, the poor need to feel they have a stake in it so they will buy your products and put money in the bank. Supporting poor people's efforts to move into the middle class is the only way to enrich everyone, rich and poor alike" -- Provided by publisher.
"Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father. He drove himself to the University of South Dakota after finishing his last late-night shift and moved in while his roommate was asleep. His life was unceremonious--until he was picked up in the student center by a professor who envisioned his future as the household television name he would become. From that day forward, Pat's life became anything but ordinary: from afternoons in the late Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali, to Rangers games in President Bush's suite, to the drugs and drinking and party lifestyle of Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, Pat has met everyone: the Beatles, the Kennedys, Neil Young, and Magic Johnson. In I'll Be Back Right After This, Pat reveals the highs and lows of life spent sharing the mic with the world's most rich and famous"-- Provided by publisher.
A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole cites the contributions of German cartographer August Peterman, New York Herald owner James Gordon Bennett and famed naval officer George Washington De Long in the team's efforts to survive brutal environmental conditions.
The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
"Describes the privatization of American military and security operations, detailing the risk of dependence upon private contractors in matters of national and international security." -- Provided by publisher
Identifies and explains common grammatical errors and usages, discussing such topics as run-on sentences, commas, apostrophes, colons, ellipses, punctuation with quotation marks, and capitalization.
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Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.
The essential book on linens, offers an authoritative, instructional, and fun guide to linens for the table, bedroom, and bath and all related occasions.
MCCALL'S ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SEWING : TOOLS, SUPPLIES, TECHNIQUES, FABRICS, PATTERNS, GARMENTS, HOME DéCOR
"Whether you're a total novice or practically a pro, this indispensable guide from McCall's is packed with instructions, tips, and fascinating facts that every sewer needs. From mastering the most basic techniques to the ins and outs of using a sewing machine, from mending tears to altering, embellishing, and finishing, this beautifully presented and richly illustrated book has the lowdown"--Provided by publisher.
Mend & Make Fabulous offers a detailed or consolidated resource on all the mending techniques you need in order to work with all types of clothing mishaps.
"A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual. The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. From his Calabrian father's time as a military internee in Nazi Germany--where he had a love affair with a local Bavarian woman--to his adventures amid the Renaissance splendor of Florence, Luzzi creates a deeply personal portrait of Italy that leaps past facile clichés about Mafia madness and Tuscan sun therapy. He delves instead into why Italian Americans have such a complicated relationship with the "old country," and how Italy produces some of the world's most astonishing art while suffering from corruption, political fragmentation, and an enfeebled civil society. With topics ranging from the pervasive force of Dante's poetry to the meteoric rise of Silvio Berlusconi, Luzzi presents the Italians in all their glory and squalor, relating the problems that plague Italy today to the country's ancient roots. He shares how his "two Italies"--the earthy southern Italian world of his immigrant childhood and the refined "northern" Italian realm of his professional life--join and clash in unexpected ways that continue to enchant the many millions who are either connected to Italy by ancestry or bound to it by love"-- Provided by publisher.
"A former White House Counsel and one of the last surviving major figures from Watergate uses his own transcripts from hundreds of conversations as well as documents in the archives to definitively determine what Nixon knew and when he knew it."-- Provided by publisher
Before today's safety-minded structures of wood and plastic, America's playgrounds were full of tottering seesaws, dizzying merry-go-rounds, and towering metal slides. Documenting the evolution of American playgrounds between 1920 and 1975, Once Upon a Playground is a visual tribute to these iconic structures, celebrating their place in our culture and the collective memories of generations. In it, contemporary photos of vintage pieces of playground equipment are juxtaposed with images of the very same pieces as they were shown in classic catalogs, postcards, and photographs. The result is a haunting time capsule showing a rapidly vanishing part of our country's cultural heritage.
THE ORGANICALLY CLEAN HOME : 150 EVERYDAY ORGANIC CLEANING PRODUCTS YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF--THE NATURAL, CHEMICAL-FREE WAY
Presents 150 easy-to-make recipes for cleaning products filled with all-natural ingredients -- from dishwasher detergent to antibacterial wipes, from lemon and clove hardwood floor cleaner to citrus foaming hand soap and more!
"New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details... With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives." -- Provided by publisher.
Describes the story of a Korean race horse who was sold to an American Marine and trained to carry heavy loads of artillery up steep hills while under fire and whose perseverance and spirit inspired the entire corps during the Korean War.
Stevie "the Rifleman" Flemmi was, for forty years, one of the most feared gangsters in Boston, and for much of that time, he was the partner of Whitey Bulger, the sixteen-year fugitive with a $2 million reward on his head who was captured in 2011. Flemmi has been convicted of ten murders and took the Fifth Amendment when asked about ten others. His cohort, Bulger, is charged with nineteen more. "Rifleman" is the story of Flemmi's life of crime, as told to federal and state law enforcement after he pleaded guilty in 2003. The original document on which the book is based is called a "DEA 6," and it ran 146 single-spaced pages, covering dozens of extortions, assaults, and murders, including two of his girlfriends, one of whom was also his common law stepdaughter. Supplementing the text are close to 300 photographs from Carr's own collection.
An introduction to the tablet computer covers such topics as personalizing settings, voice commands, social networking, sharing and printing photos, and video chatting.
In late August 1939, as war loomed over Europe, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. Thus began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. Throughout the German occupation, they fought to keep the priceless treasures and the Louvre palace safe. This is the sweeping, suspenseful narrative of their battle.
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.
"Nestled deep in the towers of banking and finance are the commodities traders who spend their days gambling with oil, gold, and corn contracts. They're highly-educated world travelers with a penchant for risk, and they're here to bet big on the future of the raw materials that make our economies hum. They're very wealthy, barely regulated, and can be a force for tremendous good--or ill. Now Kate Kelly, the bestselling author of Street Fighters, shines light not just on the commodities market, but also on some of its key figures. Her characters include Pierre Andurand, a hedge-fund manager who generated the winningest annual performance ever for an oil trader in 2008, and Ivan Glasenberg, whose secretive Swiss commodities giant, Glencore, has been thrown into the spotlight. Kelly paints a dramatic narrative of immense power in the hands of a few, and the so-far hapless efforts by the Obama Administration to rein in the cowboys"-- Provided by publisher.
"Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room" The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes "wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement and one another" at matching missing persons with unidentified remains.In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths. It's DIY CSI. The web sleuths pore over facial reconstructions (a sort of Facebook for the dead) and other online clues as they vie to solve cold cases and tally up personal scorecards of dead bodies. The Skeleton Crew delves into the macabre underside of the Internet, the fleeting nature of identity, and how even the most ordinary citizen with a laptop and a knack for puzzles can reinvent herself as a web sleuth." -- Provided by publisher.
Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families. Details the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices and losses shaped their perspectives.
A portrait of the notorious twentieth-century spy discusses his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships, and twenty-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow.
"In this beautifully rendered literary memoir, Lucinda Franks, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, tells the intimate story of her marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, one of the great men of our time. After Lucinda interviewed Bob for The New York Times in 1973, the two took a while to understand that they had fallen in love. Franks was a self-styled radical who marched with protesters and chained herself to fences. Morgenthau was a famous lawyer, a symbol of the establishment, who could have helped put her in jail. She was twenty-six. He was fifty-three. Now, thirty-six years into a marriage that was never supposed to happen, one between two people as deeply in love as they are different, they are living proof that opposites can forge an unbreakable life bond."-- Publisher description.
Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election--including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics--Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges going forward. The Way Forward also offers a detailed critique of not only President Obama but of the progressive movement as a whole--its genesis, its underlying beliefs and philosophies, and how its policies are steering the country to certain ruin.
"Really hungry? In a rush? Weight Watchers Cook It Fast has 250 delicious, healthful, quick and easy recipes that will help you put food on the table in thirty minutes or less. Weight WatchersCook It Fast has you covered for every meal of the day--and desserts too! You'll find ideas for *Breakfasts that will get you going* Lunches that can be enjoyed at home or brown-bagged*Robust dinners for the times you're really, really hungry*Slow cooker meals with no fuss*Snacks and desserts to satisfy your cravings in no time Weight Watchers Cook It Fast relies on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and seafood, and whole grains to create tasty, satisfying dishes to fit your busy lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher.
A New York City forensic pathologist and her Harvard-educated husband describe their experiences throughout the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of Flight 587.