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Alex Cross, Run DON'T LOOK, ALEX CROSS Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties," bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail. DON'T THINK, ALEX CROSS But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington D.C. into an all-out frenzy. JUST RUN Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn't noticed that someone else investigating him-someone so obsessed and so twisted that they'll do anything-ANYTHING- to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson's most unrelenting story yet-a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life.


Airtight A cast of characters with agendas both admirable and sinister! With his trademark dialogue, David Rosenfelt has penned a story that could be ripped from the headlines (although I would hate to read about it in the paper)! I read the book within a 24 hour period!

Away If the one you loved was lost, would you do whatever it took to get them back? When Rosemary McGowan's unstable, deranged father reappears after being gone for years, her blissful life with her boyfriend Noah Cash is tossed into diaster. Kidnapped by a madman Rosemary must fight to escape and return to her love, all while battling her desire to know the father she never had. Meanwhile Noah himself must track Rosemary down, hoping that he can rescue her before she's gone away forever.

A Function of Murder (Professor Sophie Knowles) This is a great series if you like math and science. Her character development and plot twist should also appeal to cozy mystery fans.


Demon Lord of Karanda One thing you can depend on David Eddings about is that the plot always thickens. He takes a great deal of pleasure in bringing odd mixes of people together and then letting the interactions take unexpected turns. This volume starts out with Belgarion the unwilling guest of Zakath, Emperor of Mallorea. For nine volumes Zakath has been Belgarion's opponent in one fashion or another, and now we discover that, while he may be headstrong and ruthless, he has positive qualities as well.

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Eight Million Gods Nikki is a horror novelist. Her choice of career is dictated by an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that forces her to write stories of death and destruction. She can't control it, doesn't understand it, but can use it to make money anywhere in the world. Currently "anywhere" is in Japan, hiding from her mother who sees Nikki's OCD as proof she's mentally unstable. Nikki's fragile peace starts to fall apart when the police arrest her for the murder of an American expatriate. Someone killed him with a blender.


Elfhunter: A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is I've read Elfhunter twice and I was never bored! Marks paints vivid portraits of her characters and the setting. I felt like I was pulled into the world of the Elves and that I was going on the adventures of Gaelen and Nelwyn with them. The character interaction was realistic and I felt connected to their emotions. Gorgon is an excellent villain, the embodiment of evil. He should be pitied but it's hard to feel any positive emotion for something so wicked! I can't wait for more books!

Enemy Among Us: A Jordan Wright Thriller ENEMY AMONG US by Randy Reardon is a solid read that should make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up because the plot the evil doers in this thriller are working sounds like something out of today's headlines. It's no stretch to imagine the madmen who fancy themselves the goverment of Iran doing despicable deeds in order to wreak devastation on The United States. Randy Reardon's story is well-plotted, has solid characters you can feel for and credible action and technique.

Frost Let's start with the good. Frost has a really interesting story. I like Ms. Ellison's writing style, Lia's character, and the world she lived in. I saw some of the twists coming, but some were genuinely surprising. I still have a lot of questions


about exactly why the village is located in such a hostile environment as The Frost, but the groundwork was laid to get answers in future books.

Guardians of the West The Guardians of the West was a much appreciated continuation of the Belgariad series. It brought back all my favorite characters, and is also the beginning of a much better series. While this book (and series) will never be extremely high up on my all-time greatest books list, it is extremely high on my all-time most wildly entertaining books list. Don't read this to by emotionally moved or intellectually stimulated, but read it to have a wildly fun time. The characters are somewhat flat, but make up for it with many quirks and outragous personalities. I probably laughed more reading this series than any other book, with the exception of any written by Douglas Adams.

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Isles of the Forsaken Usually fantasy or scifi novels about colonial situations only include 2 peoples. Laurie J Marks' Fire Logic includes a representative of a third, slaughtered people, who may have relatives offstage. I can't think of another fantasy novel that has 4 peoples pushed together in excited interaction. Nathaway is an Inning, whose people have just defeated Rothmur in war, and goes to the chain of islands to teach the natives about Inning law and to outlaw bandhota, the ritual healing ceremony.


Ison of the Isles Revolution has broken out in the Forsaken Isles. The islanders have risen up to drive out the Inning Empire, but still they have no one to unite them. Only an Ison can do that - a leader whose heart has been cleansed by the curing of dhota-nur. The power to create an Ison lies in the hands of three people, and none of them are heroes. Spaeth has the ancient Lashnura heritage, but does she have the stature? Harg has the military genius, but he utterly rejects the price of dhota-nur. And Nathaway, the Inning outsider, finds himself unexpectedly holding the key to the future of the Isles. Perilously poised between Inning conquest and the savage powers of ancient forces, the Forsakens need them to decide.

Northfield: A Western Story The James-Younger gang has been done too many times in modern Western fiction, but Johnny D. Boggs has found a fresh perspective in his novel NORTHFIELD. It chronicles the events of the Northfield, Minnesota raid that claimed the lives of two gang members and saw all three of the Younger brothers jailed. It is the story of the downfall of the gang.

Notes from Ghost Town


Olivia struggles to grieve her losses - having to leave art school and return to a new home with her dad, his girlfriend and the girlfriend's adorable daughter is not what she had in mind. But going back to the 'purple house' was even harder. Between all the memories and the community's outcry, they had no choice but to move into a plain condo on the other side of town.

Path of the Incubus The eternal city of Commorragh has been cast into turmoil by the Dysjunction, a cataclysmic disturbance in the very fabric of its existence. As the streets are inundated with horrors from beyond the veil the supreme overlord, Asdrubael Vect, battles to keep his enemies in check and maintain his stranglehold over the riven city. Kabal turns upon kabal, archon against archon as the fires of hell are unleashed. Redemption for Commorragh rests in the hands of a disgraced incubus warrior wrongly accused of triggering the Dysjunction itself.

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Pilgrim Soul Ferris handles this dark and difficult subject with a great deal of sensitivity and humanity. The details he gives of some of the dreadful acts that were carried out in the camps are kept to the minimum necessary for the development of the story - Ferris carefully avoids the use of gratuitous detail. Instead he concentrates on how these events are still affecting his characters, including a very moving portrayal of what we would now call post-traumatic stress disorder. As I read, I couldn't help but think of the men of my father's generation, the ones who came back - a generation who mainly bottled up their feelings about their war experiences, who talked of the camaraderie of war but not the horrors, and I felt that in some way Ferris was giving these men a voice that the stiff-upper-lip culture of the time had perhaps denied them.


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas This book is extremely well-written it takes the reader to a place and time we should never forget, and it reminds us of the human element in all stories. John Boyne has written a book that could become required reading for all school children, and maybe all adults should read it also, lest we forget. So pick it up and walk with Bruno and Shmuel as they develop a growing friendship just sitting and talking through a barbed- wire-topped chain link fence.

The Death of Antagonis (Space Marine Battles) The Black Dragons fall upon the world of Antagonis, summoned to combat the plague of undeath that has engulfed the planet. Allying themselves with Inquisitor Werner Lettinger and a force of Sisters of Battle, the Black Dragons endeavour to save the souls of the Imperial citizens who have succumbed to the contagion. But there is more than a mere infection at play – the dread forces of Chaos lie behind the outbreak, and the Black Dragons stand in the way of the Dark Gods’ victory.

The Detachment (John Rain Thrillers) One thing to note is that Eisler doesn't hold back his opinions about global (especially U.S) politics and policy. Being a former CIA agent, he sheds a scary visibility on things we read about in the news, but from another angle. He's either hyper-cynical or hyper-realistic. I am concerned (for him) about the former a scared (for all of us) by the latter. For he writes fictional novels about things that are real. Does he have access to information that the common citizen doesn't?


If so, then damn. I think I need a shot of one of Rain's recommended scotch/whiskeys! What I think Eisler does - and does it so well - is to scour the best news sources (be they "establishment press", blogs, subject matter experts he personally knows, etc) and consolidates it into a plausible story that is current and insightful. What I especially appreciate is that he doesn't take our "protagonists"(??) and make them Jack Bauer superheroes. These are conflicted real characters being exposed to the belly of the beast and acting as brave as they are paranoid. Lastly, I'll add that a day after finishing The Detachment, I continue to be emotionally satisfied. Yes, this is good fiction. But it's also like watching a good friend. What Eisler has succeeded in beyond everything else, is to take us to the abyss, and bring us back craving more.

The Ghosts of Belfast Make no mistake, THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST surpasses its genre. It is a truly stunning debut wrought by a young master of rare talent, insight and truth. No one gets away clean here, including Fegan. I've cut my teeth on the best published works of writers like James Ellroy and Don DeLillo. I have every confidence that young Mr. Neville is superbly capable of joining their ranks in due time. This books'denouement and ending left me stunned, surprised and nearly in tears. Most highly recommended.

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The Guardian of Threshold The subject matter is something I find enthralling. The writing style and the plot reminds me of Richard Matheson. For those who are not familiar with the name, Matheson wrote "What Dreams May Come" "I am Legend" and "Stir of Echoes" to name a few. Matheson has the ability to expose the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and what makes the


character ticks when faced with events and issues that call for a decision that cannot be change, even though at times, a leap of faith is required in making that decision.

The Lost Sister The Lost Sister is the sequel to Sisters of Misery we've all been looking for, but while it does address many of the questions its prequel left unanswered, the novel was not quite as spectacular as I thought it'd be. Let me make this clear, The Lost Sister is without a doubt a thrilling story filled with danger, the scandal of recently uncovered secrets, and the mystical wonder of witchcraft and extrasensory perception. But as enthralling as the story is, I often felt the characters were mere puppets of the plot instead of people within a story. Maddie and a select few other characters do experience some growth, but none of these characters ever felt quite real to me. In all actuality, the spirit sightings and other unexplainable events were more believable than the characters. This is because although Hall does a fantastic job of making this novel's plot exciting and unpredictable, she didn't dedicate the same care to developing her characters. I didn't know them and could hardly relate to them most of the time. This doesn't make the story bad in fact, I found this story quite enjoyable. But I did find it a little odd that there were so many loose ends left untied by this novel's finish even though the story just felt like it was over. The Lost Sister could've been greater had it been refined better, but it is still a good read and a page turner. Fans of Hall's debut Sisters of Misery will not want to miss its sequel The Lost Sister. Hall's writing is sure to be enjoyed by fans of Swoon by Nina Malkin, Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn, Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz, and Revealers by Amanda Marrone.

The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses from their own wonderfully twisted point of view.


The Mary Celeste Brian Freemantle resolves one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all time What happened to the Mary Celeste? A merchant vessel sailing out of New York with an Italy-bound shipment of commercial alcohol, the brigantine began her fateful journey in November 1872. One month later she was sighted on an apparent return course, her sails set but torn, her deck abandoned. The ship was in good condition, with her cargo intact. There was no sign of an attack, but the crew had vanished. What was to follow spawned the most famous maritime ghost story of all time: Convinced of murder and mystery, the British court investigator suppressed evidence to bolster his case. Rumors abounded of sea monster attack, Barbary Coast piracy, and the crew having been sucked from the vessel as it sailed over the site of the fabled Atlantis. Regardless, the mystery remained unsolved. Until now. In this thrilling retelling, Brian Freemantle depicts for the first time how the truth was turned into fantasy and legend, largely through the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes.

The Princess and the Captain The ending was unexpected and not such a happy ending, but I found it refreshing. Basically, the worst part of this book was the characterisation, which was rather atrocious at points. The villain copped most of it, I'm afraid, but there were other poorly-written ones in there as well. BUT... I've seen worse, and the plot was action-filled and exciting!

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The Revisionists In The Revisionists, the apocalypse has already happened in one form or another, and the new world has been created. People from the future go back to the past to "protect" the events in the past to preserve the so-called "perfect present" in the future. They have to get back before the "Hags" (History altering something) who want to prevent bad events in the past (9/11 to give an example) from happening. As you read the book, you see that the present isn't as perfect as you're originally led to believe. You also learn more information that calls into question your understanding of the book premise. Does that sound confusing? It kind of is! But, in a good way! Mystery lovers, history lovers, speculative fiction lovers, buy this book. You won't regret it. (I also loved Mullen's "Last Town on Earth," too.)

The Secret of Ji: Six Heirs There is almost NO humor in this book, something that was a hallmark of Eddings' work. Also, the book is not hard to put down. I remember in 1986 when I found The Belgariad in my local library and read day and night, unable to do anything else until I had finished the series. None of the characters in this book are even a fraction as interesting as any of the characters in Eddings' books.

The Shadows in the Street: A Simon Serrailler Mystery


I enjoy these mysteries tremendously. The characterization is wonderful. All players are fully fleshed out with backstories and personalities. The mystery is intelligent and clever. I had my eye on the culprit but can't really say I solved this one as I also had my eye on a few others! I read the book quickly over the weekend it was one of those can't put it down 'til I'm finished books. The type of mystery found here is best described as a psychological suspense. The pace of the writing keeps in tempo with the pace of the case, at times slow as we bang our heads on desks trying to make sense of it all and then boom! we're off on another lead or another body has been found. Another great entry to the series. Recommended.

The Signal In effect this short novel is a paean to the wild mountains and outdoors, all else is secondary and if ignored really makes it a better book. Mark a troubled man who grew up on a ranch made into one of the guest ranches that have been created to save the failing ranches. Mark resorts to some very shady activities to make money after his father's death. He wants to save his ranch but feels he cannot do what his father did in being a welcoming presence to guests.

The Taste of Salt I liked that Josie challenged a lot of cultural norms she didn't go along with things just because she was supposed to, from her career to her marriage. Southgate presents a snapshot of a marriage that's in trouble and could possibly be saved, without laying the blame for those troubles on either party. There is also a reverence for books, especially how they transformed Josie's father, Ray, that is particularly moving, and felt like a mini story within a larger story. There are many of those mini stories that are more than just scenes or setups or backgrounds in Southgate's words, they are almost complete in and of themselves, and many I found myself rereading to fully capture them. This is a beautiful, haunting book.

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TimeRiders: The Pirate Kings I was smelling smoke, I'm surprised it wasn't for real, I was turning the pages that fast! I was waiting for Herbert "Bertie" Wells (a small nod to another famous time traveller writer) to make another appearance, but he drifts through a couple of scenes without much to notice. Hopefully, we'll see more of his character in future books.

Weavers Kate Avery Ellison has become my favorite author. I'm always unable to put her books down once I open to the first page. I enjoy every book I rad immensely and I'm very excited for book 4 (Bluewing) to be released this Spring!

In Their Footsteps & Thief of Hearts IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS The quiet scandal surrounding her parents' death has always haunted Beryl Tavistock. Now shea₏™s asking dangerous questions and the answers are proving that the past does not die easily. Pulled into a world of espionage, Beryl quickly discovers that she needs help, and ex-CIA agent Richard Wolf is her only hope. But in a world where trust is a double-edged sword, friends become enemies and enemies are killers...


THIEF OF HEARTS Reformed cat burglar Clea Rice has witnessed enough crimes to put her on the straight and narrow. But little does she suspect that her search for justice will land her in the arms of wealthy English gentleman Jordan Tavistock. As their attraction grows, so does the danger. Now their biggest concern isn't whether a proper gentleman and a cat burglar can find happiness...it's whether they'll survive long enough to find out.

The Reunited AN ETERNAL DESIRE With his strong psychic ability, FBI Agent Joss Crawford longs for the woman he loved in a past life. But after years of searching, a new case is drawing him into the last place he'd ever want to find her: an underground slave ring. Going undercover to infiltrate the network, he meets Drucella Chapman the mastermind's fiancee. Joss has every reason to believe she's evil. So why is he irresistibly drawn to her? A DANGEROUS GAME Drucella has made it her personal mission to bring the slave ring down. But the sadistic ring leader is even more careful than he is cruel. In order to gain information, Dru has had to get close to the very man she wishes to kill, using her gift to read his memories bit by bit. She'd do anything to finish the job, but agreeing to marry him may have been a step too far even for her. A FATEFUL ENCOUNTER

Risk the Night Reporter Maddy Banks is looking for the scoop of a lifetime, interviewing an assassin. Constantine is simply doing a favor for a friend reporters are dangerous in his line of work. Neither of them ever expected the fierce passion that exploded between, or that it might lead to love.

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Second Rate Chances Sam wakes up in the hospital expecting to find his girlfriend by his bedside. Instead, he finds a bleached-blond diva, claiming to be his fiancee, hovering over him. When he learns that he's just woken up from a coma and has lost the last three years of his life, any semblance of stability he thought he had falls down around him. All he wants – all he needs – is Lil. After countless visits with her shrink and too many sleepless nights waiting for the one man she loves to walk back through the door, Lil wants nothing more than to separate herself from the life she used to have. But the moment Sam smiles at her, Lil knows it's going to take more than self-restraint to stay away. Second-Rate Chances is a contemporary fiction about a young man fighting to regain his memory, and the one thing in his life that felt real. A modern-day Samson and Delilah, it's a look at what it means to love and be loved, and to fight though it seems hopeless.

Taste for Trouble On the field, soccer star James Blake is pure poetry. Off the field? He’s pure trouble. When his fondness for fast women and bar brawls lands him a suspension from the game, he’s prepared to take his punishment like a man. But since when does a suspension come with a live-in nanny? TV baking maven Belinda West is the epitome of home-made hospitality, on-screen and off. The personal is the professional when you’re selling the good life, after all. But when her wedding day implodes in front of a live studio audience, Bel’s career goes into a death spiral. She’ll do anything to save it, even take charge of soccer’s most famous bad boy. To hell with the morals clause in his contract James isn’t about to shape up for some knock-off Mary Poppins. But since when does Mary Poppins laugh like a naughty angel and smell like sugar cookies? He’s not looking for love but that kiss of hers is practically perfect in every way. And James has a powerful taste for trouble.


The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance English | 1997-05-27 | ISBN: 0679778314 | 122 pages | EPUB | 1.96 mb The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played.

The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills English | 2012-08-21 | ISBN: 034553025X | 160 pages | EPUB | 2.75 mb The Little Book of Talent is a manual for building a faster brain and a better you. It is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you’re age 10 or 100, whether you’re on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better?” “The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement, every new parent in a delivery room, every executive on the first day of work. It is a guidebook—beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science—for nurturing excellence.”—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit. “It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’ but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven’t stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing.”—Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence.


Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages English | 2007-05-01 | ISBN: 0740760548 | 320 pages | EPUB | 2.73 mb Why exactly is Paul Revere revered? Was the lightbulb really Thomas Edison's bright idea? Best-selling author Leland Gregory employs his masterful wit to expose historical myths, faux "facts," strange events, and tales of human stupidity throughout history. If it would shock you to learn that Benjamin Franklin didn't discover electricity, you'll appreciate this take on hundreds of historical legends and debacles. Historians and humorists alike may be surprised to learn that: - Samuel Prescott made the famous horseback ride into Concord, not Paul Revere. - As a member of Parliament, Isaac Newton spoke only once. He asked for an open window. - On April 24, 1898, Spain declared war on the U.S., thus starting the Spanish-American War. The U.S. declared war the very next day, but not wanting to be outdone, had the date on the declaration changed from April 25 to April 21. With these and many other stories, leading humorist Leland Gregory once again highlights both the strange and the funny side of humankind.

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The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing English | 2010-09-23 | ISBN: 1591843715 | 256 pages | EPUB | 408 kb Traditional businesses follow a simple formula: create a product or service, sell it, collect money. But in the last few years a fundamentally different model has taken root-one in which consumers have more choices, more tools, more information, and more peer-to-peer power. Pioneering entrepreneur Lisa Gansky calls it the Mesh and reveals why it will soon dominate the future of business. Mesh companies use social media, wireless networks, and data crunched from every available source to provide people with goods and services at the exact moment they need them, without the burden and expense of owning them outright. Gansky reveals how there is real money to be made and trusted brands and strong communities to be built in helping your customers buy less but use more. Consider the explosive growth of Zipcar. By exploiting the latest technology and making it easy and affordable to have a car whenever you need one, this young company is helping to redefine personal transportation. And deeply worrying established competitors. Gansky shows how the same pattern is playing out with less famous Mesh companies that are reinventing an enormous range of industries: - thredUP enables mail-in kids'-clothing swaps. One year after launching, it has 10,000 members exchanging more than 14,000 items per month. - Kickstarter connects artists who need funding with small donors who want to support them. The firm has helped hundreds of projects raise as much as $200,000 without the usual angst of fundraising. - Groupon harnesses collective buying power to offer daily discounts to its 5 million subscribers. Sixteen months after inception, it has raised over $170 million in venture capital. In the tradition of The Long Tail, The Mesh illustrates a huge new opportunity that's already driving new businesses and renewing old ones. It's your essential guide to the new wave of information-enabled commerce that's also improving our communities and our planet.


Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking English | 2009-10-13 | ISBN: 1401310044 | 464 pages | EPUB | 1.27 mb Make It Fast, Cook It Slow is the first cookbook from Stephanie O'Dea, the extremely popular slow cooking blogger: affordable, delicious, nutritious, and gluten-free recipes to delight the entire family. In December 2007, Stephanie O'Dea made a New Year's resolution: she'd use her slow cooker every single day for an entire year, and write about it on her very popular blog. The result: more than three million visitors, and more than 300 fabulous, easy-to-make, family-pleasing recipes, including: Breakfast RisottoVietnamese Roast ChickenTomatoes and Goat Cheese with Balsamic Cranberry SyrupFalafelPhilly CheesesteaksCrme Brulee and much more. Make It Fast, Cook It Slow is the perfect cookbook for easy, quick prep, inexpensive ingredients, and meals that taste like you spent hours at the stove.

30 Low-Fat Vegetarian Meals in 30 Minutes English | 1997-03-01 | ISBN: 0446672114 | 176 pages | EPUB | 663 kb Taste, speed, and ease are the main ingredients in this cookbook for the health-conscious vegetarian. The recipes make use of bold seasonings that give maximum flavor with minimum preparation, and each menu serves two or four. Most meals include three recipes built around a main dish with chapters broken down into menus featuring: pasta, beans, rice, or other grains; one-pot menus; soup; salads; and "savory and sweet" recipes.


Celebrating Failure: The Power of Taking Risks, Making Mistakes and Thinking Big English | 2009-07-20 | ISBN: 1601630646 | 191 pages | EPUB | 370 kb Celebrating Failure is the definitive how-to manual for leaders seeking to embrace the power of failure as a learning tool to improve their organizations and achieve ever-greater goals. The business world (and, lately, the political arena) is convinced that the number one topic is change. Heath posits that it might well be failure, because if you do it right, failure can become a launching pad for change. Heath contends that "positive failures" are not only necessary steps on the path to success, but encourage greater freedom to take risks in pursuit of one's life goals. This counterintuitive but powerful title includes: - Engaging stories of real-life business and personal failure experiences. - Practical steps to apply each chapter's "lessons" and change your approach to risk-taking and failure. - Positive, effective ways to eliminate the "fear of failure" that can hold you back in today's competitive, fast-changing world. Heath's insightful stories lay out his own failures and reveal his human side as a son, father, athlete, and business leader.

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts English | 2008-03-20 | ISBN: 0156033909 | 304 pages | EPUB | 285 kb


Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception—how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.

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The 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes for Your Vegan Kitchen: Delicious Smoothies, Soups, Salads, Entrees, and Desserts English | 2011-02-01 | ISBN: 1569758727 | 200 pages | EPUB | 314.11 kb Being vegan is a culinary challenge, especially when you are avoiding gluten. This book shows how to address both restrictions without sacrificing flavor or adding hours in the kitchen. These mouth-watering recipes draw on the best natural animal and wheat substitutes to create savory and sweet favorites, including: • Banana Walnut Pancakes • Blueberry Cornbread Muffins • Maple-Glazed Oatmeal Scones • Blueberry Protein Smoothie • Lotus Chips with Hummus • Cheddar Cheese Nut Sauce • Pad Thai Salad • Cream of Butternut Squash Soup • Hot Tamale Pie • Chick Coconut Curry • Lentil Loaf • Manicotti in Marinara • Cashew Alfredo Sauce • Polenta Pizza • Lemon Chiffon Pie • Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies • Chocolate Carob Brownies • Red Velvet Cupcakes In addition to 100 tasty treats, you’ll find advice on stocking your kitchen with gluten-free vegan basics, tricks for quicker and easier preparation, and tips on how to save money when buying vegan and organic ingredients.


Vegan Diner: Classic Comfort Food for the Body and Soul English | 2011-03-08 | ISBN: 0762437847 | 192 pages | EPUB | 1.54 mb Finally, a collection of recipes that provides guilt-free comfort-food indulgence for vegans everywhere. With 125 recipes and more than 30 food photos, author Julie Hasson aims to introduce plant-based diner fare both savory and sweet. This new vegan classic covers breakfast, lunch, and supper from the diner-gone-vegan! From pancakes, waffles, and luscious muffins to scrambles, faux Benedicts, and homemade sausage, this vegan cookbook has breakfast sizzling. Traditional lunches get a healthy new lease through clubs, open-faced sandwiches, soups, and pastas. Even filling casseroles, comforting mac-and-cheese, and slow-cooked stews are deliciously reinterpreted, followed by desserts ranging from shakes to creamy cheesecakes.

Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup English | 2012-04-03 | ISBN: 0307720543 | 256 pages | EPUB | 2.23 mb “Smith’s colorful and informative report will appeal not only to pot connoisseurs but also to anyone curious to learn why marijuana currently outstrips corn as the United States’ largest cash crop.” —Booklist Moneyball meets the documentary "The Union: The Business Behind Getting High" in this non-fiction book that explores the culture of cannabis, from its humble beginnings as a textile fiber in 2727 BC, to its illegalization during the Great Depression, to its increasing use as medicinal treatment -- all culminating in the annual event for marijuana aficionados everywhere: the Cannabis Cup.


After spending three years researching his novel Baked, Mark Haskell Smith turns his focus on the one event that intrigued him in the fascinating world of the cannabis culture: the Cannabis Cup competition. What makes a strain of marijuana award-winning? he wonders. Who would risk everything to grow the good stuff? Is this really a nearly $100 billion a year industry? Alternating between California, the hub of the legalization and decriminalization debate, and Amsterdam, where the world's preeminent cannabis festival takes place each year, Mark discovers a compelling world where science meets agriculture, and hedonism toes the line of criminality. Combining wit, curiosity, and frankness, Heart of Dankness reveals the world of underground botany and outlaw farming, where "strain hunters" risk fines, imprisonment, and reputation to develop amazing weed -- and, ultimately, battle for the coveted Cannabis Cup, and millions of dollars.

Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You English | 2011-09-20 | ISBN: 1594203113 | 320 pages | EPUB | 287 kb An entirely new way to make the best medical decisions. Making the right medical decisions is harder than ever. We are overwhelmed by information from all sides—whether our doctors’ recommendations, dissenting experts, confusing statistics, or testimonials on the Internet. Now Doctors Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a “medical mind,” a highly individual approach to weighing the risks and benefits of treatments. Are you a minimalist or a maximalist, a believer or a doubter, do you look for natural healing or the latest technology? The authors weave vivid narratives of real patients with insights from recent research to demonstrate the power of the medical mind. After reading this groundbreaking book, you will know how to arrive at choices that serve you best.


This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike English | 2012-05-08 | ISBN: 0312563558 | 240 pages | EPUB | 262 kb From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book that explores how to survive the "un-survivable" and will challenge your notion of self-help books To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. From having no formal education past third grade and being raised by his mother’s psychiatrist in the seventies to enjoying one of the most successful advertising careers of the eighties to experiencing a spectacular downfall and rehab stint in the nineties to having a number one bestselling writing career in the new millennium, Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between. This Is How is his no-holds-barred book of advice on topics as varied as: - How to feel like crap - How to ride an elevator - How to be thin - How to be fat - How to find love - How to feel sorry for yourself - How to get the job - How to end your life - How to remain unhealed - How to finish your drink - How to regret as little as possible - And much more. Told with Burroughs's unique voice, black humor, and in-your-face advice, This is How is Running With Scissors—with recipes.

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Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century English | 2009-12-29 | ISBN: 0143116843 | 512 pages | EPUB | 2.02 mb A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.


P. W. Singer’s previous two books foretold the rise of private military contractors and the advent of child soldiers— predictions that proved all too accurate. Now, he explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb—the advent of robotic warfare. We are just beginning to see a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make the stuff of I,Robot and the Terminator all too real. More than seven- thousand robotic systems are now in Iraq. Pilots in Nevada are remotely killing terrorists in Afghanistan. Scientists are debating just how smart—and how lethal—to make their current robotic prototypes. And many of the most renowned science fiction authors are secretly consulting for the Pentagon on the next generation. Blending historic evidence with interviews from the field, Singer vividly shows that as these technologies multiply, they will have profound effects on the front lines as well as on the politics back home. Moving humans off the battlefield makes wars easier to start, but more complex to fight. Replacing men with machines may save some lives, but will lower the morale and psychological barriers to killing. The “warrior ethos,” which has long defined soldiers’ identity, will erode, as will the laws of war that have governed military conflict for generations. Paradoxically, these new technologies will also bring war to our doorstep. As other nations and even terrorist organizations start to build or buy their own robotic weapons, the robot revolution could undermine America’s military preeminence. While his analysis is unnerving, there’s an irresistible gee-whiz quality to the innovations Singer uncovers. Wired for War travels from Iraq to see these robots in combat to the latter-day “skunk works” in America’s suburbia, where tomorrow’s technologies of war are quietly being designed. In Singer’s hands, the future of war is as fascinating as it is frightening.

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures English | 2010-12-14 | ISBN: 0316076201 | 448 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 428 kb + 700 kb What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from The New Yorker over the same period. Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate. "Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head." What the Dog Saw is yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary.


1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare English | 2006-06-13 | ISBN: 0060088745 | 432 pages | EPUB | 685 kb 1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England. . . Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet; Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an Armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and waited to see who would succeed their aging and childless queen. James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare’s staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599, bringing together the news and the intrigue of the times with a wonderful evocation of how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman, and playwright. The result is an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of an inspiring moment in history.

Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue ISBN: 1592406556 | 2011 | EPUB | 320 pages | 2 MB A biography and cultural examination of the Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger's spectacular life and the cultural revolution he led. As the Rolling Stones' legendary front man Mick Jagger remains an enigma. He hasn't given an in-depth interview for a decade and a half and never commented on his friend and partner, Keith Richard's often critical biography. Drawing


on firsthand recollections from rockers, filmmakers, writers, radicals, and other artists who have been transformed by Mick Jagger's work, acclaimed music journalist Marc Spitz has created a unique examination of the Jagger legacy, debunking long held myths and restoring his status as a complicated artist. Combining biography with cultural history, Jagger unfolds like a captivating documentary, a series of episodes tracing the icon's rise from his childhood in middle-class postwar London to his status as a jet-setting knight. A culturally astute, often funny, and painstakingly researched read, Jagger offers a far richer portrait than biographies published previously. The book reveals much about his relationships (with Marianne Faithfull and ex-wives Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall); his complex, creative partnership with Keith Richards; his friends like John Lennon and David Bowie; and enemies like Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger. Spitz goes even deeper, exploring Jagger's many roles: an authentic soul man; powerful social commentator; sexual liberator; would-be movie star; and yes, sometimes, a shrewd businessman with an enthusiasm for much younger women. The myth of Mick is examined and rebooted for the twenty-first century.

Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader ISBN: 1592230938 | 2007 | EPUB | 600 pages | 4 MB Happy birthday, Uncle John! This 20th anniversary edition proves that some things do get better with age. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Bathroom Reader is jam-packed with 600 pages of all-new articles (as usual, divided by length for your sitting convenience). In what other single book could you find such a lively mix of surprising trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quirky quotations, and wacky wordplay? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained as you read about: The incredible (edible) history of bread The secret congressional bomb shelter Farts in the news The history of the aloha shirt The real Zorro The worst city in America How your taste buds work It’s the Peanuts story, Charlie Brown And much, much more!

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Music ISBN: 1592238246 | 2008 | EPUB | 522 pages | 2 MB What do Franz Liszt, Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, and Elvis Presley have in common? What’s the story on the birth of the banjo, the electric guitar, and the Stradivarius violin? Why did disco happen? Who are the punk princesses? These are just a few of the questions answered in this lively book. Filled with facts, trivia, and stories about the world’s musicians, instruments, songs, and more, this endlessly diverting "plunge" dips into the history of Motown, muzak, and marching bands; tells the secret stories behind the hits; explores legendary venues like the Grand Ole Opry, the Apollo, and the Fillmore; spots the rarely sighted ?two-hit wonders”; describes the origins of karaoke, rap music, and the cha cha cha. In short, it includes all the music news that’s fit to print is here in a variety of formats ? longer entries for extended sojourns and brief tidbits for shorter stays.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader History's Lists ISBN: 1607101807 | 2010 | EPUB | 522 pages | 921 KB Leave it to Uncle John to find a new way to make history fun and exciting! This quirky collection of lists is the latest volume in the Bathroom Reader’s best-selling history series. These 508 pages will breathe life into history’s most famous (and most unusual) stories. From the Stone Age to the Internet Age, some quick takes on must-know topics that will reveal the surprising connections among history’s greatest--and strangest--events. History buffs, trivia hounds, and readers looking for an educational snack will love this fun format. Here’s what you’ll find in this great book: 2 famous pioneering trails 3 one-armed men who lent a hand


4 famous folks who literally died laughing 5 horrifying medieval punishments 6 photographic firsts 7 hotel rooms where history was made 8 disgusting secret ingredients 9 famous trains 10 places you can’t go 11 disasters that changed the world 12 fast food firsts And much, much more!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Cat Lover's Companion ISBN: 1592236871 | 2006 | EPUB | 240 pages | 2 MB Warren Eckstein said, "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat." The Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society agrees, and shows it with this endlessly diverting tribute to tabby. From famous cats to the famous with their cats to cats’ famous history, from cats who like to paint to cats who travel the world to find their way home, Uncle John’s Hysterical Society scours the globe to find the winning-est, wackiest, most wondrous cat tales for this collection.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Christmas Collection ISBN: 1592234844 | 2005 | EPUB | 192 pages | 2 MB


Only one book will do when St. Nick’s on the go: the new Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Christmas Collection. Stuffed like a Christmas goose, this book is packed with fun facts and merry myths about Santa himself, the tradition of Christmas stockings, the Red Nosed Reindeer’s original name (Rollo!), and where St. Nicholas’s fingers are on display (Antalya, Turkey). Those seeking relief from endless holiday festivities can revel in tales of rampaging Santas, the myth of “No assembly required,” Christmas disasters, and lutefisk. Articles include Why Do They Spell It X-mas?, Christmas World Records, Best Ways to Keep Your Christmas Politically Correct, Celebrity Christmas Present Wish List, and more.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader for Girls Only: Mystery, History, Gossip, and Secrets ISBN: 1607101793 | 2011 | EPUB | 288 pages | 7 MB We locked the bad boys at the BRI in the water closet and let the fairer gender run things for a while. The result: For Girls Only! You’ll discover a secret stash of cheeky stories written for girls of all ages (but mostly pre-teens and teens). In what other book would you find fortune-telling tips through the ages, the recipe for Love Potion #9, and the origin of underwear? In no other book in the world! So unlock your inner goddess with . . . - The woman who invented the bulletproof vest - The Hungarian countess who killed for her beauty secret - Ten teen gals who became millionaires (and spent it wisely) - Guns and roses: the real-life story of Annie Oakley - The not-so-glamorous life of a fashion model - The princess diaries: horrific tales of intermarriage among the royal families - What movie stars wear during “nude” scenes and other cinema secrets

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Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader ISBN: 1571458735 | 2002 | EPUB | 522 pages | 2 MB Flush those boring old gifts and give your friends and family something they can really sit down and digest! The Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series is one of the longest-running, most popular humor collections in the publishing industry. It taps into a vast resource of forgotten readers -- the 66 percent of North Americans who admit to reading in the bathroom. It's our 15th year and we're still going strong!

Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader ISBN: 1607103206 | 2011 | EPUB | 540 pages | 1 MB Uncle John’s 24th flagship edition is glittering with more than 500 all-new pages of absorbing material that prove once again why Uncle John makes the best-selling bathroom-reading series in the world. The information miners at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute have unearthed a priceless collection of surprising, amazing, headscratching, and hilarious articles. Divided by length for your sitting convenience, 24-Karat Gold is chock-full of little-known history, random origins, weird news, celebrity secrets, and urban legends. As always, you’ll find plenty of dumb criminals, clever wordplay, quirky quotations, and much, much more. Just open up to any page— who knows what treasures await you? Judges gone wild The Barbie scandals Canada's underpants king Helen Keller: vaudeville star


The double A-bomb survivors The history of the umbrella America's forbidden island What the Hokey Pokey is really all about And much, much more!

The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader ISBN: 1879682621 | 2002 | EPUB | 522 pages | 1 MB Find out what millions of trivia lovers already know: Uncle John is your #1 source when it comes to throne-room reading entertainment. This book celebrates the very best articles from the BRI’s first ten years--plus 150 all-new pages! As always, the contents are divided by length: short articles for the reader on the go, medium articles if you have a few minutes to spare, and the extended sitting section for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Read about . . . - The origin of Twinkies - Who invented the Hula Hoop - The untold history of the Three Stooges - Space toilets: where no man has gone before - 1876: the year they stole the presidency - The FBI’s "Ten Most Wanted" list - How to start your own country - Celebrity imposters And much, much more!


Clint Eastwood: A Biography ISBN: 0679749918 | 1997 | EPUB | 568 pages | 2 MB "Authoritative . . . highly nuanced . . . gives the reader a palpable sense of Mr. Eastwood's career." --The New York Times From the moment The Man With No Name first fixed the screen with his murderous squint, from the first time audiences heard Dirty Harry Callahan growl "Make my day," Clint Eastwood has been an icon of American manhood in all its coolness and ferocity. But that icon is also an actor of surprising subtlety, a filmmaker of vast intelligence and originality--and an intensely private man who eludes the stereotypes with which his fans and critics try to label him. In this in-depth biography, the distinguished film critic Richard Schickel talks with Eastwood's family, friends, and colleagues--and, above all, with his notoriously reticent subject--to produce a portrait more astute and revealing than any we have ever had. Following Eastwood from his unstable childhood through his turbulent love affairs, assessing films from A Fistful of Dollars to the Oscar-winning The Unforgiven, and locating the subversive streak of rage and solitude that runs through all his work, Clint Eastwood is candid and endlessly fascinating, an unerring closeup of one of our brightest stars. "Exhilarating . . . substantial, insightful, and right." --Newsday

The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information ISBN: 0399159258 | 2012 | EPUB | 192 pages | 5 MB Did you know that the Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving? Or that Maine is the toothpick capital of the world, or that frogs have teeth? Do you want to know what a cockroach’s favorite food is, or how long it would take to drive to the sun? Amaze your friends and family by telling them that a baby giraffe is six feet long when it is born, or that tigers have striped skin! From the creators of The Book of Useless Information, this is an amazing collection of the wildest, oddest, funniest facts about history, science, food, animals, and more!

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Eight Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power, Revised Edition ISBN: 0307264920 | 2006 | EPUB | 320 pages | 387 KB Now expanded and updated: The book in which one of America's most brilliant and respected doctors gives us his famous program for improving and maintaining health—already the program of choice for hundreds of thousands. Eight Weeks to Optimum Health focuses all of Andrew Weil's expertise in both conventional and alternative medicine on a practical week-by-week, step-by-step plan, covering diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment—all of the aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. And he shows how his program can be tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer, among others. Dr. Weil has added the most up-to-date findings on such vital subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, trans fats, toxic residues in the food supply, soy products, and vitamins and supplements, together with a greatly enhanced source list for information and supplies. Preventive in the broadest sense, straightforward, and encouraging, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health has proved to be, and in this updated version will continue to be, an essential book.

Why Catholics Are Right ISBN: 0771023219 | 2011 | EPUB | 240 pages | 2 MB A practicing Catholic defends the faith and offers a passionate response to current anti-Catholic opinion.


In Why Catholics Are Right, author, columnist, and practicing Catholic Michael Coren examines four main aspects of Catholicism as they are encountered, understood, and more importantly, misunderstood today. Beginning with a frank examination of the tragedy of the Catholic clergy abuse scandal, Coren addresses some of them most common attacks on Catholics and Catholicism. Tracing Catholic history, he deconstructs popular and frequent anti-Catholic arguments regarding the Church and the Crusades, the Inquisition, Galileo, and the Holocaust. He examines Catholic theology and central pillars of Catholic belief, explaining why Catholics believe what they do: papal infallibility, immaculate conception, the Church rather than Bible alone. Finally, he explores the dignity of life argument and why it is so important to Catholicism. In this challenging and thought-provoking book, Michael Coren demolishes often propagated myths about the Church's beliefs and teachings, and in doing so, opens a window onto Catholicism, which, he writes, "is as important now as it ever was and perhaps even more necessary."

Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire ISBN: 0307272834 | 2012 | EPUB | 384 pages | 4 MB In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a revolution was fully under way: the farming of sugar cane, and the swiftly increasing demands for sugar worldwide, would not only lift George Ashby from abject poverty and shape the lives of his descendants, but it would also bind together ambitious white entrepreneurs and enslaved black workers in a strangling embrace. Stuart uses her own family story—from the seventeenth century through the present—as the pivot for this epic tale of migration, settlement, survival, slavery and the making of the Americas. As it grew, the sugar trade enriched Europe as never before, financing the Industrial Revolution and fuelling the Enlightenment. And, as well, it became the basis of many economies in South America, played an important part in the evolution of the United States as a world power and transformed the Caribbean into an archipelago of riches. But this sweet and hugely profitable trade—“white gold,” as it was known—had profoundly less palatable consequences in its precipitation of the enslavement of Africans to work the fields on the islands and, ultimately, throughout the American continents. Interspersing the tectonic shifts of colonial history with her family’s experience, Stuart explores the interconnected themes of settlement, sugar and slavery with extraordinary subtlety and sensitivity. In examining how these forces shaped her own family—its genealogy, intimate relationships, circumstances of birth, varying hues of skin—she illuminates how her family, among millions of others like it, in turn transformed the society in which they lived, and how that interchange continues to this day. Shifting between personal and global history, Stuart gives us a deepened understanding of the connections between continents, between black and white, between men and women, between the free and the enslaved. It is a story brought to life with riveting and unparalleled immediacy, a story of fundamental importance to the making of our world.


Hitler's Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Betrayal: the Intelligence Campaign Against Adolf Hitler ISBN: 1605983705 | 2011 | EPUB | 352 pages | 569 KB A remarkable tale of espionage and intrigue—the story of Wilhelm Canaris, Hitler’s intelligence chief, and his role in the conspiracy to assassinate the Fuhrer. Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fuhrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler would start a war Germany could not win. In 1938 he was involved in an attempted coup, undermined by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. In 1940 he sabotaged the German plan to invade England, and fed General Franco vital information that helped him keep Spain out of the war. For years he played a dangerous double game, desperately trying to keep one step ahead of the Gestapo. The SS chief, Heinrich Himmler, became suspicious of Canaris and by 1944, when Abwehr personnel were involved in the attempted assassination of Hitler, he had the evidence to arrest Canaris himself. Canaris was executed a few weeks before the end of the war. In a riveting true story of intrigue and espionage, Richard Bassett reveals how Admiral Canaris’s secret work against the German leadership changed the course of World War II. 16 pages of black & white photographs

Deceiving Hitler: Double-Cross and Deception in World War II ISBN: 1846031354 | 2008 | EPUB | 352 pages | 8 MB


During the Second World War the Allies controlled every active German agent in Britain. This placed Allied Intelligence services in a unique position. The Allies were able to feed spurious information back to Germany which mixed scraps of truthful information with misleading details in a believable mix of information. Out of this process of deception grew an entire organization which specialized in the manufacture of elaborate deceptions to confuse and hinder Axis powers. To maintain the deception, complex camouflage and tactical deception operations were to be undertaken on the ground, involving the use of inflatable tanks, fake towns which misdirected the German blitz, bogus troop formations and a catalog of Hollywood-style special effects. At times bizarre and often intriguing, these operations were used in all the major theaters of the war and saved countless Allied lives. From disappearing North African pipelines to bogus radio stations, this book is an entertaining and absorbing account of the deceptions used by the Allies in World War II. The third in a series of books by Terry Crowdy that exposes the underworld of military history, Deception uses rare, recently declassified information and photographs, much of which is being made available to the public for the first time to reveal the art of military misdirection.

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History Lover's Cookbook ISBN: n/a, ASIN: B00AZMT61M | 2012 | EPUB | 404 pages | 3 MB Over 150 full-color photos inspired by nineteenth century recipes, anecdotes, and the Civil War History Lover’s Cookbook will transport readers through the Battle of First Bull Run/Manassas to April 9, 1865, where General Robert E. Lee stood under an apple tree to dispatch his surrender to General Grant. Do you know what he was eating when he surrendered? Prepare a picnic of lemonade, raspberry shrub, mint julep, fried chicken, ham sandwiches, potato salad with boiled dressing, cold slaw, soda biscuits and quince marmalade to observe one of the many Civil War re-enactments throughout the United States. Enjoy eating tea cakes while viewing more than 150 full-color photos of replica Civil War items, re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Generals Custer, Lee and Grant, foods and recipes inspired by the nineteenth century. Share in the Union’s Thanksgiving holiday by preparing recipes from the chapter, Siege at Petersburg. Find out what General Grant ate every morning with his breakfast. Roxe Anne Peacock brings the nineteenth century and Civil War era to life through the wonderful photography depicted throughout the book.


Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 2 edition English | ISBN: 1118466780 | 2013 | PDF, EPUB | 696 pages | 29 + 44 MB Facebook keeps evolving, and so does the social mediasphere. Even if you have a Facebook marketing strategy, have you taken into consideration Pinterest? Spotify? Foursquare? Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition does. This detailed resource not only reveals how to create successful Facebook marketing strategies, it also shows you how to incorporate and use the entire social network to its full potential. Covers the tools, techniques, and apps you need to know to create successful Facebook marketing campaigns Nine minibooks cover the essentials: Joining the Facebook Marketing Revolution; Claiming Your Presence On Facebook; Adding the Basics; Building, Engaging, Retaining, and Selling; Understanding Facebook Applications; Making Facebook Come Alive; Advanced Facebook Marketing Tactics; Facebook Advertising; Measuring, Monitoring, and Analyzing Explores the new Timeline design for Pages, changes to Facebook Insights, new apps to incorporate into your strategy, and more Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the perfect resource for any marketer who wants to build or refine a social media marketing presence that includes Facebook.

Sugar Busters! Quick & Easy Cookbook English | ISBN: 0345437772 | edition 1999 | EPUB | 400 pages | 2 MB


Which other diet allows you to drink a glass of red wine in the evening? The SUGAR BUSTERS! lifestyle is revolutionizing the way America eats, offering a safe, scientifically sound program for improving health and losing weight. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling team who forever changed the face of dieting has created the SUGAR BUSTERS! Quick & Easy Cookbook, a delicious new collection of more than 150 simple-to-make recipes and menu ideas. With this wonderful cookbook, the SUGAR BUSTERS! eating program can easily become part of your daily routine. Forget counting calories, weighing your food, and trying to figure out those confusing charts and graphs. The SUGAR BUSTERS! Quick & Easy Cookbook makes preparing tasty, low-sugar or sugar-free fare a snap. Inside you'll discover - APPETIZERS and HORS D'OEUVRES - SOUPS and SALADS - MAIN COURSES - VEGETABLES - SAUCES and DRESSINGS - DESSERTS - COMPREHENSIVE PANTRY SECTION Whether you're hosting an elaborate holiday bash or a spur-of-the-moment intimate evening for two, or you just need a quick dinner for you and your family, the SUGAR BUSTERS! Quick & Easy Cookbook will help you create the perfect meal.

The Big Book of Potluck: Good Food - and Lots of It - for Parties, Gatherings, and All Occasions English | ISBN: 0811838188 | edition 2003 | EPUB | 344 pages | 1 MB Maryana Vollstedt, Queen of the best-selling Big Book series, has put the luck back in potluck with more than 250 delicious, no-nonsense recipes. From Chile Cheese Wheels and citrusy Sunburst Salad, to Moroccan Chicken with Dates and Couscous and luscious Hazelnut-Cappuccino Cake, these crowd-pleasing dishes are perfect for toting to family reunions, book clubs, showers, church suppers, picnics, and parties galore - and have everyone begging for the recipe. With tips for streamlining preparation and suggestions for transporting treats safely, this heartwarming cookbook guarantees that dish will go home empty!


The Natural Cat: The Comprehensive Guide to Optimum Care 2008 | ISBN: 0452289750 | English | 528 Pages | EPUB | 1.70 MB The holistic bible for cat caregivers?now updated and expanded. The Natural Cat was one of the first books to advocate natural cat care when it was originally published in 1983. Now fully revised and expanded to address the many new discoveries in holistic pet care, this edition includes: * A new introduction detailing the latest advances in holistic care for cats * Updated statistics, new diet guidelines, and health care recommendations, including the latest on vaccines * An updated resources section with suggestions for finding a holistic veterinarian and advice on how to deal with conventional veterinarians * A complete overhaul of language to reflect new attitudes toward caregiving Combined with classic and reliable advice on grooming, neutering and spaying, common feline health problems, elder cat care, behavioral problems, and emotional bonding, the latest information makes this edition of The Natural Cat the only handbook pet owners will need to naturally nurture a happy, healthy cat.

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Pushing the Limits!: Total Body Strength with No Equipment Dragon Door Publications | 2013 | ISBN: 0938045865 | English | 240 pages | PDF | 14.30 MB What is more satisfying than OWNING a primally powerful, functionally forceful and brute-strong body? A body that packs a punch. A body that commands attention with its etched physique, coiled muscle and proud confidence…A body that can PERFORM at the highest levels of physical accomplishment… Well, both Al Kavadlo—the author of Pushing the Limits!—and his brother Danny, are supreme testaments to the primal power of body culture done the old-school, ancient way—bare-handed, with your body only. The brothers Kavadlo walk the bodyweight talk—and then some. The proof is evident on every page of Pushing the Limits! Your body is your temple. Protect and strengthen your temple by modeling the methods of the exercise masters. Al Kavadlo has modeled the masters and has the “temple” to show for it. Follow Al’s progressive plan for primal body power within the pages of Pushing the Limits!—follow in the footsteps of the great bodyweight exercise masters—and you too can build the explosive strength and possess the magnificent physique you deserve. "When people ask me about bodyweight strength training, I point them to Al Kavadlo. Pushing the Limits! is a musthave for bodyweight training enthusiasts or anyone looking to build strength without lifting weights. Al lays out dozens of effective exercises for every fitness level, while making the journey fun and encouraging."—MARK SISSON, author of The Primal Blueprint "In this awesome new book, Al only asks that you find ONE piece of equipment—your body! Stoic, Spartan, perfection...this book is bodyweight strength training for the ultimate purist!"—PAUL WADE, author of Convict Conditioning

Toy Dragons, Knights and Fair Maidens: Full Size Scroll Saw Patterns Toymaker Press | 2010 |ISBN: N/A | PDF | 58 pages | 18 Mb This fun and playful book of Toy Dragons, Knights & Fair Maidens scroll saw toy patterns is sure to delight! Simple to make and assemble each pattern can be cut out, sanded, glued and finished quickly. Book includes patterns for Marsupial, Frost, Wyvern, Lindworm and European dragons plus a War Horse, Brave Knight and Fair Maiden.


Chip Carving: Design & Pattern Sourcebook Sterling | 2007 | PDF | ISBN: 1402745265 | 146 pages | 23 Mb

Tremendous Toy Trucks: With Step-by-Step Instructions and Plans for Building 12 Trucks Taunton Press | 2001 | PDF | ISBN: 1561583995 | 180 pages | 12 Mb Simple, functional‌and just plain fun: that describes the 12 projects in this collection of classic wood toys. The projects featured here include dump trucks, a tow truck, a flatbed, a semi, a cement truck, logging trucks‌you name it. There's a project for every woodworker -- and hours of imaginative play for the lucky kids who will get the trucks once they're made. These designs are varied and durable enough for kids who play hard. Included are more than 300 photos and illustrations, and the projects have working parts -- from winches to rolling wheels.


The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Origami Charms 2003 | ISBN: 0896108929 | 92 pages | PDF | 25,5 MB Find joy and luck in "The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Origami Charms." Each origami model in this unique book has a pocket or compartment in which to place a coin. Use these charms to create a special coin lei or present them individually for fun and luck. Include them in greeting cards, with monetary gifts and in goody bags. The charms range in subject from cranes and Chinese lions to luau pigs and shave ice. All are original designs of local treasures, native and adopted. So come along, the "Maneki Neko" (the good fortune cat) beckons you on a fun folding experience. This book includes specially designed paper to create the Maneki Neko, Chinese Lion, Boy’s Day Carp, Girl’s Day Doll, Pineapple and Shave Ice models.

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Fast Track to Sailing: Learn to Sail in Three Days 2009-02-20 | 129 Pages | ISBN: 0071615199 | PDF | 10 MB THE LEARN-TO-SAIL BOOK FOR WHEN YOU ARE IN A HURRY TO GAIN YOUR SEA LEGS At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates have taught more than 100,000 adults how to sail. Now they are making their proven instructional methods available to you so you can fulfill your sailing dreams in little time.


Though designed around three days of intensive instruction, the book adapts easily to any learning pace. You can master the fundamentals in three days—or over a summer of leisurely sailing. Table of Contents: DAY ONE: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOAT The Language of Sailing | Start Sailing | The Points of Sail DAY TWO: BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS Wind and Sails: A Powerful Team | Balance and Stability | Handling Heavy Weather and Rescuing Crew DAY THREE: GOING AND COMING WITH EASE Mooring, Docking, and Anchoring Under Sail | Right-of-Way Rules and Navigation Appendix 1: Three-Day Study Program Appendix 2: Tips and Checklists Glossary | Index About the Authors: Steve Colgate founded the Offshore Sailing School in 1964. He has participated in two America’s Cup trials, 17 Newport-Bermuda races, seven Fastnet Races, the Pan American Games, the Olympics, and six transatlantic races. Doris Colgate is president and CEO of the Offshore Sailing School and founder of the National Women’s Sailing Association. In 2003, US SAILING awarded the Colgates the Timothea Larr Trophy in recognition of their outstanding leadership and excellence in sailing education.

Roses for Canadians for Dummies 2000-06-30 | ISBN: 1894413156 | 384 pages | PDF | 16 MB Celebrated for centuries for their gorgeous blooms and heavenly scents, roses have a certain mystique and romantic aura unlike any other garden plant. And though you might think they're too impossibly delicate to grow in Canada, Roses For Canadians For Dummies show you they're not. Using the hardiness recommendations, and the eight-page full colour photo insert, you'll be able to choose the best rose varieties for your Canadian climate zone. Includes: Ratings of the biggest blooms and most savoury rose scents; an easy-to-understand and illustrated guide to planting and pruning techniques; winterizing strategies so your shrubs survive the harshest seasonal conditions; buying the healthiest plants and safeguarding against rose pests and diseases; Canadian Plant Hardiness Zone Map


How to Make Money in Commercial Real Estate: For The Small Investor English | ISBN: 0471752614 | edition 2006 | PDF | 304 pages | 4,1 mb Commercial real estate investing is easier and cheaper to get into than you probably think it is. But if you're a novice investor or an investor who wants to make the switch from residential to commercial properties, how do you know where to begin? This Second Edition of How to Make Money in Commercial Real Estate shows you how to make the move to commercial real estate and wring the most profit from your investments. Successful investor and former accounting professor Nicholas Masters explains all the math and gives you all the expert guidance you need to successfully invest in commercial properties.

Box-Making Projects for the Scroll Saw - 30 Woodworking Projects That Are Surprisingly Easy to Make 2006 | PDF | ISBN: 1565232941 | 146 pages | 25 Mb The basics of box-making are covered in this manual for the scroll saw, including designs for hinged and lift-off lids, boxes with drawers, and laminated boxes. Patterns are provided for 30 eye-catching variations of such items as recipe and tissue boxes, knitting trays, desk organizers, jewelry boxes, and boxes embellished with stacked wood to create checkerboard, diamond, pinwheel or pie-segmented effects. Full-sized patterns for box, lid, and lid insert are presented for all projects and an introductory chapter covers wood selection, lining material, tools, adhesives, and color photos with clear instructions to make this an informative guide for all scroll saw techniques.


The 60-Second Philosopher: Expand Your Mind on a Minute or So a Day 2009-07-25 | ISBN: 1851686886 | 144 pages | PDF | 7,5 MB Philosophy means love of wisdom in Greek. Unfortunately, as much as we all love wisdom, we don't all have the time to spend acquiring it! This fabulous little book provides the perfect antidote. Split into 60 one-minute chapters, Andrew Pessin offers you a snippet of philosophical wisdom everyday, giving you something to think about on your coffee break. Guaranteed to sharpen your mental faculties, as well as entertaining you with its witty humor, "The SixtySecond Philosopher" will delight aspiring thinkers everywhere!

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Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities 2008 | ISBN : 1556527152 | 178 pages | PDF | 17,7 MB In this stellar activity book, kids delve into the rich history of space exploration, where telescopes, satellites, probes, landers, and human missions lead to amazing discoveries. Updated to include the recent discovery of Eris which, along with Pluto, has been newly classified as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union, this cosmic adventure challenges kids to explore the planets and other celestial bodies for themselves through activities such as building a model of a comet using soil, molasses, dry ice, and window


cleaner; or creating their own reentry vehicle to safely return an egg to Earth s surface. With biographies of more than 20 space pioneers, specific mission details, a 20-page field guide to the solar system, and plenty of suggestions for further research, this is the ultimate guidebook to exploring the solar system.

Allergic Diseases in Children: The Sciences, the Superstition and the Stories 2009 | ISBN: 9814273538 | 316 pages | PDF | 9,6 MB The purpose of this book is to share information and knowledge on allergic disorders in children with everybody, especially parents. Allergies in children are a common and growing problem. From the author's experience, many parents lack correct information on allergy. This has led to wrong approaches in dealing with the problem, with some parents experimenting with all kinds of non-scientifically proven testing and treatments. Sometimes these treatments can be harmful for the child. The book comprises twelve chapters, each covering a specific aspect of allergy in children. The first part covers general issues, such as underlying mechanisms, allergens, and epidemiology of allergic diseases. In the second part, specific allergic diseases are covered. The book ends with considerations on diagnosis and treatment, and offers suggestions for future research on allergy in children. This book will provide useful information to the public, especially parents of allergic children. Based on current scientific information, the book should help allergic children to obtain optimal diagnosis and treatment of their allergic diseases.

Walking on Eggs: The Astonishing Discovery of Thousands of Dinosaur Eggs in the Badlands of Patagonia


2001 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 0743212118 | PDF | 10,5 MB In 1997, paleontologists Chiappe and Dingus (Discovering Dinosaurs) led an expedition into the remote reaches of Patagonia. Just days into the excursion, the archeologists discovered the remains of a nesting site for a sauropod, a large, four-legged, thick-necked, vegetarian, semi-aquatic dinosaur. Dating back about 80 million years, the giant rookery was strewn with thousands of broken and unhatched fossilized eggs. Besides providing science long-sought proof that sauropods were egg-laying creatures, this field of prehistoric eggs also yielded the first fossils of embryonic dinosaur skin. Although the authors furnish detailed geological and paleontological background information, they write without scientific jargon, fortunately for lay readers. Through the mostly conversational narrative, an intriguing story unfolds that offers insights into the mysteries surrounding this astounding archeological find. When were these eggs laid? What was the ancient geological environment? The climate? What destroyed the nests and eggs? Which predators hunted these local sauropods? The authors take the reader on a tour of deductive and inductive reasoning in order to establish plausible answers to these complex questions. This fascinating description of the vicissitudes of a successful dig from the exhilaration of an extraordinary skeletal find and the mundane minutiae that dominate a paleontologist's life in the field to the overwhelming and fleeting media response makes the reader feel like a member of the mission.

Conquering Childhood Obesity For Dummies English | ISBN: 0471791466 | edition 2006 | PDF | 362 pages | 3 mb Features fun, kid-friendly activities to get them moving A positive and safe plan for lifetime weight management Concerned about your child's weight? This practical guide provides effective strategies for improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and dealing with weight issues at home and in the classroom. You'll see how to change your family's lifestyle, help your child make healthier choices (and stick to them!), and foster a lifetime commitment to health and fitness.


The New Teacher's Companion: Practical Wisdom for Succeeding in the Classroom 2009-11-30 | 210 Pages | ISBN: 1416608826 | PDF | 3,6 MB Research confirms that the teacher makes the greatest difference in the learning success of students, so it's important that new teachers get off to a strong start. With help from veteran teacher and mentor Gini Cunningham, inexperienced teachers can better understand and successfully tackle the many daily challenges they will face in the classroom: *Setting up classroom procedures and managing class time *Coordinating standards, curriculum, and textbooks *Developing manageable lesson and unit plans *Handling discipline problems and engaging students in learning *Using effective assessment practices and monitoring student achievement Teaching is a physically and emotionally demanding career, but Cunningham's practical advice and memorable anecdotes will help teachers prepare for and enjoy their work--even on the most difficult days. And administrators can use this accessible guide to support new professionals and avoid early burnout. The New Teacher's Companion is a valuable resource for any teacher who wants the classroom to be a rich and rewarding place for teachers and students alike.

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The Arabian Cookbook: Traditional Arab Cuisine with a Modern Twist English | ISBN: 1620870487 | edition 2012 | EPUB | 176 pages | 21.9 MB Chef Ramzi’s traditional and creative recipes for amazing Arab dishes. World-renowned chef Ramzi Choueiry revolutionized Arab cuisine and raised its standards on the international culinary stage. Known for being Lebanon’s first television chef and always having a bright smile on his face, Chef Ramzi now shares his finest and tastiest recipes in The Arabian Cookbook, which combines traditional dishes with a personal twist. With an introduction by Swedish chef Bo Masser and exquisite photographs by Bruno Ehrs, this comprehensive cookbook should be in every cook’s collection. Filled with a bountiful range of appealing dishes, the book features simple recipes that will make preparing these delectable meals as enjoyable as consuming them. From classics like baba ghanoush, hummus, falafel, and baklava to the more exotic dishes such as dolmades stuffed with rice, squid in ink, sour chicken with sumac and walnuts, and fig marmalade with grape molasses, these tasty recipes bring the Arab culture right to your kitchen. Experience Arab cuisine with traditional dishes from Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq, and Egypt, and delight in the rich textures, appetizing aromas, and delicious flavors. These fifty-five recipes, ranging from appetizers, dips, and main courses to desserts and pastries, are perfect for those wishing to broaden their culinary expertise, as well as beginners who want to whip up some easy and delicious Arab dishes. 88 color photos


Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions English | ISBN: 1402780052 | edition 2011 | EPUB | 320 pages | 12.5 MB Have yourself a happy vegan holiday! This exciting, inviting cookbook by veteran author Nava Atlas brilliantly fills the biggest gap in the vegan repertoire with more than 200 delectable, completely doable recipes for every festive occasion. Atlas, one of the most respected names in vegetarian and vegan cooking, addresses everything from Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas --to celebratory brunches, lunches, dinners, potlucks, and buffets. Such mouthwatering dishes as Coconut Butternut Squash Soup, Green Chili Corn Bread, Hearty Vegetable Pot Pie, delicate Ravioli with Sweet Potatoes and Sage, and Cashew Chocolate Mousse Pie will convince even the most skeptical eater that vegan cooking is well worth celebrating.

The Fresh Egg Cookbook English | ISBN: 1603429786 | edition 2012 | EPUB | 192 pages | 8.6 MB Increasingly available at farmers’ markets, local farms, gourmet shops, and backyard chicken coops, fresh eggs offer nutritional benefits and delicious flavor. In The Fresh Egg Cookbook, author and chicken keeper Jennifer Trainer Thompson serves up 101 creative recipes for enjoying and celebrating the versatility of eggs. From the perfect soft-boiled egg to French toast, omelets, eggs Florentine, and huevos rancheros, readers will find a wealth of favorite breakfast offerings with new twists. Farm-fresh eggs also bring out the best in classic preparations such as Caesar salad, spaghetti carbonara, eggnog, and homemade mayonnaise. In recipes ranging from smoothies to casseroles, deviled eggs, and stews, Thompson offers inventive variations for spicing up eggs and combining them with fresh seasonal produce for every meal of the day. She also shares amusing anecdotes about her own chickens and family life with a backyard flock.


The Acid Reflux Solution: A Cookbook and Lifestyle Guide for Healing Heartburn Naturally English | ISBN: 1607742276 | edition 2012 | EPUB | 224 pages | 9.6 MB If you suffer from acid reflux, you’re not alone. More than 50 million Americans have GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and while antacids can be effective for short-term relief, they can also cause dangerous medical conditions if they’re used for more than the recommended fifty days at a time. Luckily, The Acid Reflux Solution offers a simple plan to help you gradually and safely reduce—and eventually eliminate—the need for pills while alleviating your heartburn. In this combination medical guide and cookbook, gastroenterologist Jorge E. Rodriguez, MD, has teamed up with registered dietitian and food writer Susan Wyler to present a three-step program to heal heartburn naturally. This isn’t a formal diet plan—no calorie counting required—but you’ll probably shed some pounds while following The Acid Reflux Solution because these recipes were designed for good health. In fact, Dr. Jorge has not only healed his own heartburn since developing this plan, but he has also lost more than 30 pounds! In step one you make some simple lifestyle modifications, like raising the head of your bed, loosening your belt, and eating less but more often. These are easily achievable goals that you can start working on today. In step two, you start eating to avoid reflux. With 100 high-fiber, low-fat, portion-controlled recipes to choose from, this step is the most delicious—and surprising. The list of foods that actually trigger acid reflux is smaller than you might think, which means you can enjoy meals that you probably thought were off limits, like Cuban Black Bean Soup, Grass-Fed Beef and Portobello Blue Cheese Burgers, Asian Barbecued Chicken, and even Spaghetti and Meatballs. In the final step, you reduce the dosage and frequency of the medications you were taking to control your heartburn because you won’t need them anymore. The Acid Reflux Solution combines the latest medical research with refluxfriendly recipes to help you feel great, lose weight, and live heartburn free.


Southern Cakes: Sweet and Irresistible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations English | ISBN: 0811853705 | edition 2007 | EPUB | 168 pages | 9.4 MB Taste the chocolatey goodness of Mississippi Mud or marvel at the extravagant elegance of the Lady Baltimore and there will be no doubt that Southerners know how to bake a cake. Here are 65 recipes for some of the most delicious ever. Jam cakes and jelly rolls; humble pear bread and peanut cake; whole chapters on both chocolate and coconut cakeseach moist and delicious forkful represents the spirit of the South. A Baking 101 section offers the cake basics, some finishing touches (that means frosting and lots of it!), and the how-to's of storing each lovely concoction so that the last slice tastes as fresh and delightful as the first.

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The Naked Foods Cookbook: The Whole-Foods, Healthy-Fats, Gluten-Free Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great English | ISBN: 1608823180 | edition 2012 | EPUB | 280 pages | 10.5 MB There’s nothing better than taking a bite of a delicious meal you’ve prepared, knowing that each ingredient is helping create a more gorgeous you! Eating “naked” foods—nutrient-dense, additive-free whole foods— helps you lose weight


and vastly improves the way you look and feel. And with this book, it’s easier than ever to make naturally tasty naked meals you can feel good about eating and serving to others. Written by Margaret Floyd, author of Eat Naked, and chef to the stars James Barry, The Naked Foods Cookbook includes over 150 gluten-free recipes for simple dishes that bring out the natural flavors and nutrients of fresh, whole foods. The benefits of eating naked are lifelong, and you can start seeing results within the week. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to enjoy the naked foods your body craves. Your body will love you for it, and you will love your body! Learn how to make delicious, naked comfort foods: • Grainless granola • Ketchup (with probiotics!) • Raw chocolate fudge • Nut-crusted pesto chicken • Noodle-less lasagna • Cheesy kale chips • Gluten-free pizza dough • Quinoa tabouleh • Sweet potato shepherd’s pie • Maple-sage pork tenderloin

Mastering the Craft of Smoking Food English | ISBN: 1580801358 | edition 2006 | EPUB | 320 pages | 6.1 MB Here is an exceptionally complete guide to making real smoked food at home that tastes far better than commercially made products. Learn the secrets of making bacon, ham, pastrami, jerky, sausage, smoked cheese, smoked salmon and many more delicious smoked foods--all at home with basic equipment that can either be purchased or easily made in the workshop by following the detailed instructions provided. Many of the techniques discussed here are unique to the author, covered in no other book. These techniques allow anyone to make great products with consistently excellent results.


Lorena Garcia's New Latin Classics: Fresh Ideas for Favorite Dishes English | ISBN: 0345525434 | edition 2011 | EPUB | 256 pages | 19.1 MB From Lorena Garcia, one of the country’s most popular Latina chefs and the co-star of NBC’s America’s Next Great Restaurant, comes a must-have cookbook for anyone who loves the bold, fresh flavors of the New Latin Cuisine. What’s the secret to great Latin-inspired food? Create layers of flavor that unfold with every bite. That’s just what Garcia does in this debut cookbook, serving up easy-to-make, irresistibly delicious dishes that taste “exotic”—though their ingredients can be found in your local supermarket. Here you’ll find classic Latin favorites like Nuevo Arroz con Pollo, while homey American classics are given a modern Nuevo Latino twist. From succulent Snapper Taquitos with Jicama-Apple Salsita to versatile arepas, the fluffy corn flatbreads that are to the Venezuelan table what baguettes are to the French, more than one hundred recipes in this volume lead lovers of Latin food far beyond tacos and empanadas. Lorena Garcia takes one of America’s hottest cuisine trends out of the restaurant and into the home kitchen, where everyone can enjoy it. Working from a base of standard pantry items that make replicating and extending these meals a snap, Garcia shows everyday cooks how to add a Latin accent to just about any dish, from meatballs to marinara. Want comfort food with flair? Who can resist such flavorful go-to dishes as • Smashed Guacamole • Creamy Roasted Corn Soup • Salmon Taquitos with Roasted Habanero Salsita • Mango BBQ Baby Back Ribs Still have room for dessert? Garcia’s are as simple as they are satisfying: Sticky Arroz con Pollo de Leche, Caramelized Vanilla Figs with Goat Cheese and Grilled Papaya, Spicy Chocolate Mousse—sweet finishing touches to a perfectly prepared meal. Dedicated to the timeless concept of cooking as an expression of love—an idea that transcends all cultures—Lorena Garcia’s New Latin Classics is a delightful book to be shared around the table with family and friends. Show less


Home Cooking with Jean-Georges: My Favorite Simple Recipes English | ISBN: 030771795X | edition 2011 | EPUB | 256 pages | 26.1 MB Join one of the world’s greatest chefs in his most personal book yet, as Jean-Georges Vongerichten shares his favorite casual recipes in Home Cooking with Jean-Georges. Though he helms a worldwide restaurant empire—with locations in New York, Las Vegas, London, Paris, and Shanghai—Jean-Georges counts his greatest joy in life as family first, then food. In Home Cooking with JeanGeorges, he brings readers into his weekend home, where he cooks simple, delicious dishes that leave him plenty of time to enjoy the company of friends and loved ones. A few years ago, Jean-Georges decided to give himself a gift that most of us take for granted: two-day weekends. He and his wife, Marja, and their family retreat to their country home in Waccabuc, New York. There, the renowned chef produces the masterful, fresh flavors for which he is known—but with little effort and few dishes to clean at the end. These quick, seasonal, Vongerichten-family favorites include: Crab Toasts with Sriracha Mayonnaise, Watermelon and Blue Cheese Salad, Herbed Sea Bass and Potatoes in Broth, Lamb Chops with Smoked Chile Glaze and Warm Fava Beans, Parmesan-Crusted Chicken, Fresh Corn Pudding Cake, Tarte Tatin, and Buttermilk Pancakes with Warm Berry Syrup. With 100 recipes and 100 color photographs—all taken at his country house—Home Cooking with Jean-Georges will inspire home cooks with fantastic accessible dishes to add to their repertoires.

On Drawing Trees and Nature: A Classic Victorian Manual with Lessons and Examples English | 2005 | ISBN-10: 0486442934 | PDF | 152 pages | 24 MB


This classic of art instruction is the work of James Duffield Harding, who served as drawing master and sketching companion to the great 19th-century art critic John Ruskin. Highlights include: Direct reproduction of Harding's chalk and lead pencil sketches of vignettes from natural settings; A series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations; A bonus of 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees. Generations of students have benefited from the teachings of this 19th-century master, whose sketches of vignettes from natural settings are accompanied by a series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations. This edition features the added attraction of 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees.

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Keys to American History: Understanding Our Most Important Historic Documents English | 2009 | ISBN: 1556527160,1556528043 | 224 pages | PDF | 46 MB Unlock and explore American history firsthand though this nation’s most important documents. Much more than a reference book, The Keys to American History tells the story of a growing, vibrant democracy through its laws, Supreme Court rulings, treaties, and presidential speeches, from colonial times to the present. Organized chronologically, each document includes a brief introduction and excerpts, and often an image of the original. Most are followed by interesting and relevant historical quotes from books, newspapers, and speeches of their eras, providing a rich and varied framework to understand each document’s significance. The past is brought to life in this fascinating new reference that highlights some of the most seminal documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Washington's Farewell Address, the Compromise of 1850, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Each key text is prefaced with a brief, dynamic introduction and then further illuminated by the inclusion of a special 'What They Were Saying' feature that provides interesting and relevant quotes taken directly from the books, newspapers, and speeches of that time. The documents are often paired with photographs of the original parchments, offering kids a real look at the words that made history. An original approach to learning, this guided tour of American history blows clean the dust and cobwebs of the last 300 years, presenting students with an opportunity to engage the past in a way that is sure to stay with them long after the bells have rung. The more than 60 entries include: Mayflower Compact Declaration of Independence Washington’s Farewell Address Missouri Compromise Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments Emancipation Proclamation Homestead Act Wilson’s Fourteen Points Brown v. Board of Education


Voting Rights Act Resignation Speech of Richard Nixon …and more By reading the essential documents of American government, and the viewpoints of the leaders and citizens who wrote them, you will gain a profound understanding of the United States and the men and women who built it.

Android Game Programming For Dummies English | ISBN: 1118027744 | 2013 | PDF | 384 pages | 22 Get your head in the game and start developing engaging Android apps that game gurus will love! Games challenge our minds, relieve our boredom, bring us closer to family and friends, and are just plain fun. It's no wonder developers are geared up to get going on the next great game. It's easy to join in the fun with For Dummies! A bit of Java knowledge is helpful, but even if you lack that, this book will walk you through creating two Android games and getting them into Google Play. Once you've got the basics down, let your imagination lead the way! Understand Android — learn about the capabilities of the Android platform and why it's suited for mobile gaming Plan your game — decide on the game type, the number of players, how and when users might play, and who would be most interested in your app Get started — set up your development environment and explore the parts of an Android app Learn variety — follow step-by-step directions to create a two-player card game and an arcade-style game with sound and animation Market your creations — explore the market for your game, publish it to Google Play, and keep it up to date Open the book and find: What you should know about the Android gaming industry Project planning tips How to identify the market for your game The ins and outs of good interface design The lifecycle of an activity Advice on screen orientation How to create simple animations How to monetize your game and turn a profit Learn to: Develop fun and interactive games for Android-based smartphones Apply fundamental game design principles to create realistic animation Make use of Android's rich feature set in your games Publish your game, keep it current, and make some money


iPad All-in-One For Dummies, 5 edition English | ISBN: 1118496965 | 2013 | PDF | 640 pages | 100 It's all iPad, all the time - at home, at work, and on the go - updated for iOS 6! The iPad was an overnight sensation and now it's simply indispensable. Whether you use it for work, play, or everyday life, the new iPad is packed with even more features and power than ever. In this fun and practical guide, veteran For Dummies author Nancy C. Muir walks you through the latest features and functions, including what the new iOS6 software brings to the table. Go beyond the basics, get serious about using your iPad for all it's worth, and don't miss the ways to have fun with it as well. This book covers it all, and in full color! Covers the third-generation iPad, iPad 2 and original iPad and is fully updated for iOS 6 Packs six minibooks in one full-color guide: iPad Basics, Just for Fun, iPad on the Go, Getting Productive with iWork, Using iPad to Get Organized, and Must-Have iPad Apps Explores the latest iPad and iOS 6 features, including Siri, Passbook, FaceTime video calls over cellular, a brand new Maps app, Facebook integration, and more Walks you through enhanced functions, such as improved e-mail with a VIP inbox and new iCloud browsing tabs Shows you how to use iWork and other productivity apps to dress up your documents, create stellar spreadsheets, add pizzazz to your presentations, and maintain your schedule on the run Covers the best-of-the-best business, travel, educational, news, weather, and financial apps Your world is just a touch away with iPad and iPad All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition.

Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking ISBN: 1449411436 | 2012 | EPUB | 356 pages | 32 MB


"Cooking is figuring out the great qualities of any food and making those qualities shine." That's the inspiring message of Fire in My Belly by Top Chef fan favorite Kevin Gillespie. Fire In My Belly celebrates good ingredients with more than 120 hip, accessible recipes presented in a cutting-edge design. This book taps into our national obsession with knowing where our food comes from. Kevin’s southern charm, passion, and funny stories guide readers through oneof-a-kind chapters, like "Foods You Thought You Hated," "When I Want to Eat Healthy," "My Version of Southern Food," "World Classics Revisited," and "Junk Food." Fire in My Belly shows cooks what to do with fresh farmers' market foods while providing a backstage pass to the life of a rising culinary star.

Dana Carpender's Every Calorie Counts Cookbook: 500 Great-Tasting, Sugar-Free, Low-Calorie Recipes that the Whole Family Will Love ISBN: 1592331971 | 2006 | EPUB/MOBI | 560 pages | 19 MB/21 MB Dieters everywhere are realizing that weight loss is a simple equation: You have to burn more calories than you take in. Pretty simple, right? You just eat fewer calories. The problem is, most low-calorie cookbooks cut calories by cutting fat, which also means they cut nutrients and flavor! They also fill you up with unhealthy carbohydrates like sugar and white flour. No more! Dana Carpender comes to the rescue with 500 delicious and healthy low-calorie recipes that include healthy fats like olive oil and nuts and healthy carbs like brown rice and whole-wheat bread. It's the best of both worlds, and the healthiest diet imaginable, because every calorie counts in terms of nutrition. There are no empty calories from fillers with no nutritional value. These recipes are delicious and healthy and will help you lose weight for good.

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Eric Morecambe: Lost and Found ISBN: 1849543364 | 2012 | EPUB/MOBI | 256 pages | 44 MB/44 MB Lost and Found could very easily have been called the unpublished Eric Morecambe, collating as it does the very best of this British comedy great but also a plethora of neverbefore- seen material. Pulled together from a variety of dusty archives and private homes across the UK, this material includes notebooks, sketches, skits, musings, interviews and rare photographs of the comic genius that no one ever knew existed. The book also features memories and anecdotes from those who were close to and worked with the great Eric over the years. Twenty-eight years after his death, the nation still mourns and misses the 'one with the glasses'. In Lost and Found Eric's son, Gary Morecambe, gives the British public the opportunity to view a host of these hidden interview transcriptions and photos firsthand, and a rare insight into the man behind the legend.

Basic to Brilliant, Y'all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company English | 2011-09-27 | ISBN: 1607740095 | 288 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 18.68 mb + 18.27 mb Virginia Willis’s legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French dishes a down-home Southern feel and reimagining homey Southern favorites en Française. In Basic to Brilliant, Y’all Virginia builds on her signature style, offering 150 soul-satisfying recipes and accompanying each with a new preparation technique, fresh presentation style, or creative recipe variation that transforms an already wonderful dish into an all-out show stopper. In Virginia’s hands, a cozy Kale Omelet becomes sophisticated brunch fare when it’s baked in a sourdough boule; rich Gruyere Flans elevate a rustic red wine-infused Roasted Tomato Soup; and Spiced Skirt Steak with Shallot Marmalade is enhanced with just a few simple changes into a gorgeous roulade. Peach Dijon-Crusted Pork Tenderloin goes from elegant continental entrée to the pride of Dixie when it’s cradled between Chive Cornmeal


Griddle Cakes, and a country dessert like Sweet Biscuits with Stewed Blackberries is kicked up a notch when served topped with Blackberry Fool. Throughout Basic to Brilliant, Y’all, Virginia paints a vivid portrait of growing up in Louisiana and Georgia, spinning tales of close family and friends—and unforgettable food—interwoven with vignettes from her years living in and visiting France, drawing you in with vibrant accounts of cooking and eating at La Varenne in Burgundy. Whether you choose the Basic or the Brilliant approach, this bounty of Southern flavors dressed up with time-honored French techniques delivers meals that will keep you and your kin coming back for more.

Kansha: Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions English | 2010-10-19 | ISBN: 1580089550 | 304 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 9.84 mb + 9.30 mb The celebration of Japan’s vegan and vegetarian traditions begins with kansha—appreciation—an expression of gratitude for nature’s gifts and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform nature’s bounty into marvelous food. The spirit of kansha, deeply rooted in Buddhist philosophy and practice, encourages all cooks to prepare nutritionally sound and aesthetically satisfying meals that avoid waste, conserve energy, and preserve our natural resources. In these pages, with kansha as credo, Japan culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh offers more than 100 carefully crafted vegan recipes. She has culled classics from shōjin ryōri, or Buddhist temple cuisine (Creamy Sesame Pudding, Glazed Eel Look-Alike); gathered essentials of macrobiotic cooking (Toasted Hand-Pressed Brown Rice with Hijiki, Robust Miso); selected dishes rooted in history (Skillet-Scrambled Tofu with Leafy Greens, Pungent Pickles); and included inventive modern fare (Eggplant Sushi, Tōfu-Tōfu Burgers). Andoh invites you to practice kansha in your own cooking, and she delights in demonstrating how “nothing goes to waste in the kansha kitchen.” In one especially satisfying example, she transforms each part of a single daikon—from the tapered tip to the tuft of greens, including the peels that most cooks would simply compost—into an array of wholesome, flavorful dishes. Decades of living immersed in Japanese culture and years of culinary training have given Andoh a unique platform from which to teach. She shares her deep knowledge of the cuisine in the two-part A Guide to the Kansha Kitchen. In the first section, she explains basic cutting techniques, cooking methods, and equipment that will help you enhance flavor, eliminate waste, and speed meal preparation. In the second, Andoh demystifies ingredients that are staples in Japanese pantries, but may be new to you; they will boost your kitchen repertoire—vegan or omnivore—to new heights. Stunning images by award-winning photographer Leigh Beisch complete Kansha, a pioneering volume sure to inspire as it instructs.


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