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    • Canine tracking guide [electronic resource]
    • Culinary birds : the ultimate poultry cookbook
      Culinary birds : the ultimate poultry cookbook
      Chef John Ash, James O. Fraioli.

    • Bodyguard (shifters unbound #2.5).
    • Should I stay or should I go? [electronic resource] : a guide to knowing if your relationship can--and should--be saved
      Should I stay or should I go? [electronic resource] : a guide to knowing if your relationship can--and should--be saved
      Lundy Bancroft and JAC Patrissi.
      ""Is this what all couples go through?" "Do I expect too much from a relationship?" "Can my partner really change?" "Are there steps I can take to get my relationship back on course?" "When is it time to move on?" You're getting hurt over and over again, so should you stay or should you go? Every relationship has problems, but you can't figure out if yours is beyond hope. How bad is too bad--and can your man really change? Now, in this warm, supportive, and straightforward guide, Lundy Bancroft, the author of Why Does He Do That?, and women's advocate JAC Patrissi offer a way for you to practically and realistically take stock of your relationship and move forward. If you're involved in a chronically frustrating or unfulfilling relationship, the advice and exercises in this book will help you learn to - Tell the difference between a healthy--yet difficult--relationship and one that is really not working - Recognize the signs that your man has serious problems - Stop waiting to see what will happen--and make your own growth the top priority - Design a clear plan of action for you and your partner - Navigate the waters of a relationship that's improving - Prepare for life without him, even as you keep trying to make life work with him"-- Provided by publisher.
    • The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps
      The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps
      Michael Blanding.
      "The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers-both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief -until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full-and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he'd gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more-and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption. The Map Thief interweaves Smiley's escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in Provenance and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in The Billionaire's Vinegar, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime. "-- Provided by publisher.
    • To fudge or not to fudge candy-coated mystery series, book 2.
    • Boss divas.
      Boss divas.
      Diamond, De'nesha.

    • Rising to the occasion : the best toasts, sentiments, blessings, and graces
    • Final Cut
      Final Cut
      Dobbs, Michael.
      The finale in the trilogy that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards He schemed his way to power in House of Cards and had a memorable battle of wills with the new king in To Play the King . Now Francis Urquhart is about to take his place in the record books as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century. Yet it seems the public is tiring of him at last, and the movement to force him from power is growing. But Urquhart is not yet ready to be driven from office. If the public demands new blood, that is precisely what he will give them... This is a different Francis Urquhart more vulnerable, more loving, and more ruthless than ever. He will risk everything, but one thing is certain: whatever the outcome of this, his greatest gamble, the name of Francis Urquhart will never be forgotten. Finishing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, The Final Cut reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. A triumphant return...the best book of the three. The action is unflagging, the characterization razor-sharp, the satirical barbs at politics and politicians unfailingly accurate. What a brilliant creation F.U. is. Sunday Telegraph
    • Playing with fire phoenix fire series, book 3.
    • Postcards from Tomorrow Square [electronic resource] : reports from China
      Postcards from Tomorrow Square [electronic resource] : reports from China
      James Fallows.
      The author of the highly acclaimed "Blind Into Baghdad" reports firsthand on the momentous changes taking place in China and what it means for America.
    • After the Girls Club [electronic resource] : how teenaged Holocaust survivors built new lives in America
    • Rev diet [electronic resource] : 3 steps to rebook, evolve & vitalize your body
      Rev diet [electronic resource] : 3 steps to rebook, evolve & vitalize your body
      by Ben Greenfield.
      From internationally renowned nutritionist and personal trainer Ben Greenfield, REV Diet is a three phase program: Reboot, Evolve, Vitalize. The first phase will teach you how to Reboot your body and start eating the right foods. You'll learn how to put your body into a fat-burning, high performance mode. In the second phase, you'll discover how to introduce new eating strategies and Evolve from simple to more complex nutritional concepts. Finally, in the third phase, you'll Vitalize your body and learn exactly what it takes to look, feel and perform better. Each phase of the plan includes implementation instructions, detailed meal descriptions, choices and recipes.
    • Raquela, a woman of Israel [electronic resource]
      Raquela, a woman of Israel [electronic resource]
      Ruth Gruber.
      A National Jewish Book Award–winning biography: A fascinating look at the early years of Israel’s statehood experienced through the life of a pioneering nurseDuring her extraordinary career, nurse Raquela Prywes was a witness to history. She delivered babies in a Holocaust refugee camp and on the Israeli frontier. She crossed minefields to aid injured soldiers in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and organized hospitals to save the lives of those fighting the 1967 Six-Day War. Along the way, her own life was a series of triumphs and tragedies mirroring those of the newly formed Jewish state.Raquela is a moving tribute to a remarkable woman, and an unforgettable chronicle of the birth of Israel through the eyes of those who lived it.
    • Garrison's creed titan series, book 2.
    • I spy with my little eye baseball : fun for all ages!
      I spy with my little eye baseball : fun for all ages!
      photographs by David Milne and text by Brad Herzog.
      For many sports fans there's no such thing as too much baseball. In I Spy with My Little Eye: Baseball, readers get double the fun. Brad Herzog (H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet) teams up with photographer David Milne to create a visual puzzle book that challenges the deductive skills and sharp eyes of young readers. Dual look-alike photographs are filled with baseballs, bats, and memorabilia. But one of the scenes in each photo pair has been slightly altered. Can you see the changes? How many can you find? Poetic clues help young fans and seasoned veterans spot the differences. From the number of trophies in the case to the jerseys hanging in a locker room, baseball fans of all ages will enjoy this new way of spying the game! Brad Herzog's books with Sleeping Bear Press include Full Count: A Baseball Number Book and S is for Save the Planet: A How-to be Green Alphabet. Brad has won several awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He lives on...
    • Contemporary Latin America : 1970 to the present
      Contemporary Latin America : 1970 to the present
      Robert H. Holden, Rina Villars.
      "Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political, economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over the last 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life in the region, and beyond. Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of the seismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America. Introduces major themes from a humanistic and universal perspective, putting each subject in a context that readers can understand and relate to. Focuses on 'Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteen countries that were formerly Spanish possessions--while offering valuable comparative views of the non-Iberian areas of the Caribbean. Emphasizes the global, regional and national dimensions of the region's recent past"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Close to home.
      Close to home.
      Jackson, Lisa.

    • Gruesome Playground Injuries; Animals Out of Paper; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
      Gruesome Playground Injuries; Animals Out of Paper; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
      Joseph, Rajiv.
      Rajiv Joseph is one of today's most acclaimed young playwrights. The winner of numerous awards, including an NEA Award for Best Play and a Whiting Writers Award, he is an artist to watch. This volume gathers together for the first time his three major works to date. Included herein are his latest play, Gruesome Playground Injuries, which charts the intersection of two lives using scars, wounds, and calamity as the mile markers to explore why people hurt themselves to gain another's love and the cumulative effect of such damage; Animals Out of Paper, a subtle, elegant, yet bracing exa
    • Boy heaven.
      Boy heaven.
      Kasischke, Laura.

    • La lista de control para esposos gay y para mujeres que se preguntan [electronic resource]
    • Babe Ruth and the baseball curse [electronic resource]
      Babe Ruth and the baseball curse [electronic resource]
      by David A. Kelly
      The story of Babe Ruth and the legendary curse of the Boston Red Sox.
    • The will to believe [electronic resource] : Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America's strategy for peace and security
      The will to believe [electronic resource] : Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America's strategy for peace and security
      Ross A. Kennedy.
      A fresh analysis of Woodrow Wilson?s national security strategy during World War I?By addressing all sides of the American debate on national security questions, and by showing both the complexity and the nuance that characterized that debate, The Will to Believe fills a major gap in the literature on both World War I and all things ?Wilsonian.?? ?Mary Ann Heiss, series editor, New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations SeriesIn many ways, Woodrow Wilson and the era of World War I cast a deeper shadow over contemporary foreign policy debates than more recent events, such as the Cold War. More so than after World War II, Wilson and his contemporaries engaged in a wide-ranging debate about the fundamental character of American national security in the modern world. The Will to Believe is the first book that examines that debate in full, offering a detailed analysis of how U.S. political leaders and opinion makers conceptualized and pursued national security from 1914 to 1920.Based on extensive research gleaned from public documents, presidential papers, and periodicals, The Will to Believe departs significantly from existing scholarship, which tends to examine only Wilson or his critics. This is the first study of America?s approach to the war, which examines all major U.S. perspectives from across the political spectrum and analyzes Wilson?s security strategy from the beginning of U.S. neutrality through the end of his presidency. During World War I there was no consensus among Wilson and his contemporaries on such fundamental issues as the nature of the international system, the impact of security policies on domestic freedom, the value of alliances and multinational organizations, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Historian Ross A. Kennedy focuses on how three competing groups?pacifists, liberal internationalists, and Atlanticists?addressed these and other national security issues.
    • Scottish history for dummies
    • Eiger dreams [electronic resource] : ventures among men and mountains
      Eiger dreams [electronic resource] : ventures among men and mountains
      Jon Krakauer.
      A collection of stories about the hardships and victories of mountaineering by Jon Krakauer, reprinted from magazines such as "Outside," and "Smithsonian."
    • Inside the Kingdom [electronic resource] : kings, clerics, modernists, terrorists, and the struggle for Saudi Arabia
      Inside the Kingdom [electronic resource] : kings, clerics, modernists, terrorists, and the struggle for Saudi Arabia
      Robert Lacey.
      Tracing a path through the Persian Gulf War and the events of 9/11 to the oil market convulsions of today, "Inside the Kingdom" gives readers a modern history of the Saudis in their own words, revealing a people attempting to reconcile life under religious law with the demands of a rapidly changing world.
    • Betrayed, betrothed and bedded.
    • Five's betrayal lorien legacies: the lost files series, book 9.
    • Truth about Leo
      Truth about Leo
      MacAlister, Katie.
      The much-anticipated, brand-new Regency romance from New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister. Can Dagmar flee Denmark Dagmar Marie Sophie is a poverty-stricken Danish princess whose annoying royal cousin is about to have her stuffed away in a convent. When she finds a wounded man unconscious in her garden, she sees a way out of her desperate situation. By Lying to Leo? Leopold Ernst George Mortimer, seventh earl of March, and spy in the service of the king, finds himself on the wrong end of a saber and left for dead. He wakes up not remembering what the care of a beautiful woman who says she is his wife. Back in London, Leo-with the help of his old friends the eccentric Britton family-sets out to unravel what he's forgotten... Is Dagmar truly the wonderful, irrepressible woman who makes his heart sing, or is she a dangerous enigma bent on his destruction? RT Book Reviews praise for Katie MacAlister: Cheerful mayhem and...witty banter that sparkles...MacAlister is a rare talent. Saucy, sexy, and outrageously fun.
    • I, Mary MacLane [electronic resource] ; a diary of human days
    • Understanding media [electronic resource] : the extensions of man
      Understanding media [electronic resource] : the extensions of man
      Marshall McLuhan
      When first published, Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century. This edition of McLuhan's best-known book both enhances its accessibility to a general audience and provides the full critical apparatus necessary for scholars. In Terrence Gordon's own words, ?McLuhan is in full flight already in the introduction, challenging us to plunge with him into what he calls ?the creative process of knowing.'" Much to the chagrin of his contemporary critics McLuhan's preference was.
    • The Middle Sea [electronic resource] : a history of the Mediterranean
      The Middle Sea [electronic resource] : a history of the Mediterranean
      John Julius Norwich.
      A one-volume narrative history of the Mediterranean from Ancient Egypt to 1919. Written in the racy, readable prose for which author Norwich is famous, this is colorful, character-driven history. He tackles a vast subject--vast in time, from the oldest surviving pyramid to the First World War; vast in geography, from Gibraltar to Jerusalem; and vast in culture, including as it does the civilizations of the Phoenicians, the Egyptians, Greece, Carthage, Rome and Byzantium, the Borgias and the Medicis, Muhammad and El Cid, Napoleon and Nelson, Moslems, Jews and Christians. This book is not a dry record of facts; it is a rackety read about historical figures--dissolute popes and wily emperors, noble-hearted generals and beautiful princesses. Towns are besieged and sacked, kingdoms won and lost. The narrative covers the glories of Constantinople and Venice, and the stirring history of the islands of Malta, Sicily, Crete and Cyprus.--From publisher description.
    • Breaking Away from the Textbook, Volume I
      Breaking Away from the Textbook, Volume I
      Pahl, Ron H.
      Teaching history should not be reciting an endless list of dead men, entombed between the covers of a textbook. Instead, Breaking Away from the Textbook offers a fascinating journey through world history. Not a comprehensive, theory-heavy guide, this book focuses on active classroom activities, methods for students to grapple with humanity's issues, and innovative ways to show students the relevance of the past to the world today. Simply put, this book makes world history fun. Soon, your students will be busy debating, thinking, applying, and learning about information that will stay with them.
    • Creative ways to teach world history [electronic resource] . Volume II, The enlightenment through the 20th century
    • A tolerable anarchy [electronic resource] : rebels, reactionaries, and the making of American freedom
      A tolerable anarchy [electronic resource] : rebels, reactionaries, and the making of American freedom
      Jedediah Purdy.
      From the author of "For Common Things" comes a provocative look at the meaning of American freedom. Purdy works from the stories of individuals: Frederick Douglass urging Americans to extend freedom to slaves, Ralph Waldo Emerson arguing for self-fulfillment, and others.
    • Curiosity : an inside look at the Mars rover mission and the people who made it happen
      Curiosity : an inside look at the Mars rover mission and the people who made it happen
      by Rod Pyle.
      "The story of the people who designed, built, launched, landed, and are now operating the Mars rover Curiosity. Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission to Mars of Curiosity--the unmanned rover that is now providing researchers with unprecedented information about the red planet. Pyle follows the team of dedicated scientists whose job it is to explore new vistas on Mars. Readers will also join Curiosity, the most advanced machine ever sent to another planet, on its journey of discovery. Drawing on his contacts at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the author provides stunning insights into how this enthusiastic team of diverse individuals uses a revolutionary onboard laboratory of chemistry, geology, and physics instruments to unravel the profound secrets of the Red Planet. Readers will meet: Robert Manning, chief engineer for every rover mission since Pathfinder; John Grotzinger, the chief scientist of the entire mission; Vandi Tompkins, the software designer who keeps the rover on track; Bobak Ferdowski, famed "Mohawk Guy" from Mission Control; Adam Steltzner, the Elvis-like Entry, Descent and Landing Lead; David Chen, chief of flight dynamics and the voice of JPL during Curiosity's treacherous landing; and many others. And of course, Pyle describes the adventures of the Curiosity rover itself, from landing through the first samples, drilling, and discovering a habitable past on the planet, to reaching the ultimate target: Mount Sharp, in the center of Gale Crater. America is once again at the forefront of a new space age and Curiosity is just the beginning of many exciting new discoveries to come"-- Provided by publisher.
    • How to be a winner at chess [electronic resource]
    • How to play chess like a champion [electronic resource]
    • An oath of brothers sorcerer's ring series, book 14.
    • The generals
      The generals
      Ricks, Thomas E.,
      -- The Generals In The Generals But Korea also showed the first signs of an army leadership culture that neither punished mediocrity nor particularly rewarded daring. In the Vietnam War, the problem grew worse until, finally, American military leadership bottomed out. The My Lai massacre, Ricks shows us, is the emblematic event of this dark chapter of our history. In the wake of Vietnam a battle for the soul of the U.S. Army was waged with impressive success. It became a transformed institution, reinvigorated from the bottom up. But if the body was highly toned, its head still suffered from familiar problems, resulting in tactically savvy but strategically obtuse leadership that would win battles but end wars badly from the first Iraq War of 1990 through to the present. Ricks has made a close study of America?s military leaders for three decades, and in his hands this story resounds with larger meaning: about the transmission of values, about strategic thinking, and about the difference between an organization that learns and one that fails.
    • Selected speeches and writings of Theodore Roosevelt [electronic resource]
      Selected speeches and writings of Theodore Roosevelt [electronic resource]
      Theodore Roosevelt
      Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was our most published president with an incredible output of writing includingforty books, over a thousand articles, and countless speeches and letters. Collected here in one volume are examples of Roosevelt's voluminous writings over a dazzling array of topics. Organized by general categories, readers can sample writings on subjects as varied as the environment, the danger of professional sports; the famous charge of San Juan Hill, and Roosevelt's passion for literary criticism. From addresses and presidential messages on public policy and national ideals, to biography, to travel writing, to ecological concerns, to writings on hunting, to international politics and history, Roosevelt's talents and achievements as a writer went far beyond what we now expect of our public leaders. Roosevelt's legacy as one of the first progressive American politicians, his concerns about environmentalism, his internationalism, and his unflinching belief in the American character and destiny uncannily speak to the issues of our own day and can be found in the pages of this representative and judicious anthology of his work.
    • Four divergent stories the transfer; the initiate; the son; the traitor.
    • Africa after apartheid [electronic resource] : South Africa, race, and nation in Tanzania
      Africa after apartheid [electronic resource] : South Africa, race, and nation in Tanzania
      Richard A. Schroeder.
      Tracing the expansion of South African business into other areas of Africa in the years after apartheid, Richard A. Schroeder explores why South Africans have not always made themselves welcome guests abroad. By looking at investments in Tanzania, a frontline state in the fight for liberation, Schroeder focuses on the encounter between white South Africans and Tanzanians and the cultural, social, and economic controversies that have emerged as South African firms assume control of local assets. Africa after Apartheid affords a penetrating look at the unexpected results of the expansion of A
    • Brady, Brady, Brady [electronic resource] : the complete story of The Brady bunch as told by the father/son team who really know
      Brady, Brady, Brady [electronic resource] : the complete story of The Brady bunch as told by the father/son team who really know
      Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd J. Schwartz
      "Here's the real story...In 1969, television history changed forever with the debut of The Brady Bunch. Popular but never #1 in its time, the original series ran for five years before being canceled. But soon after the series ended, the legend began. After decades of continuous syndication, spin-off series, fan clubs, unofficial books and novelties, TV documentaries, feature films, and a stage musical, The Brady Bunch is recognized as one of the most beloved television series of all-time. And now, for the first time ever, Sherwood Schwartz (series creator) and his partner and son Lloyd (series producer) tell the whole, true story of how The Brady Bunch came to be, what happened behind the scenes, and all the things that have gone into making the show a legend."--Dust jacket.
    • The cat, the vagabond and the victim cats in trouble mystery, book 6.
    • The lupus encyclopedia : a comprehensive guide for patients and families
    • Proud highway [electronic resource] : saga of a desperate Southern gentleman, 1955-1967
    • The intimate ape [electronic resource] : orangutans and the secret life of a vanishing species
    • Visits with Lincoln [electronic resource] : abolitionists meet the president at the White House
      Visits with Lincoln [electronic resource] : abolitionists meet the president at the White House
      Barbara A. White.
      Visits with Lincoln provides a balanced and readable discussion of ten abolitionists, male and female, black and white, who visited President Lincoln in the White House during the Civil War in an attempt to advance their goal of ending slavery immediately. The book paints a portrait of Lincoln through the eyes of his visitors and traces changes in his ideas and attitudes over the course of the war. The visitors include Jessie Benton Fremont, wife of Major General John Charles Fremont, the famous explorer and commander of the Union army's Department of the West; Harriet Beecher Stowe, Isabella ...
    • Rekindled.
      Yates, Maisey.