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What made the founding fathers so great (Or were they?). And don't forget the founding mothers. We have intrigue and skulduggery with spies from Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, including enlightening stops on the distaff side of espionage for Patience Wright, Lydia Darragh, and Ann Bates.
Notes from a street-smart executive.
WALTER DEAN MYERS returns to the world of145th Street: Short Storiesto show how love can be found, and thrive, in the most unlikely places. Curtis finds love in Iraq as he struggles to stay alive in a war he doesn't want to fight, and Letha discovers her own beauty in the love of her child. There is the "good daughter" who realizes that there's only one way to help her brother and her family. Other stories center on the daily drama of the Curl-E-Que beauty shop, or capture the slapstick side of passion. From the Hardcover edition.
What They'll Never Tell you About the Music Business: The Myths, the Secrets, the Lies (& a Few Truths)by Peter M. Thall
This insider guide discloses the hidden dynamics and often unfortunate consequences of what really happens when a deal is prepared, contracts are signed, and promises are made--and alerts musicians, attorneys, songwriters, and anyone else interested in the music business to the potent dangers lurking beneath the surface of this incredibly competitive industry.
A vivid, unprecedented account of why Union and Confederate soldiers identified slavery as the root of the war, how the conflict changed troops' ideas about slavery, and what those changing ideas meant for the war and the nation. Using soldiers' letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers, Chandra Manning allows us to accompany soldiers--black and white, northern and southern--into camps and hospitals and on marches and battlefields to better understand their thoughts about what they were doing and why. Manning's work reveals that Union soldiers, though evincing little sympathy for abolitionism before the war, were calling for emancipation by the second half of 1861, ahead of civilians, political leaders, and officers, and a full year before the Emancipation Proclamation. She recognizes Confederate soldiers' primary focus on their own families, and explores how their beliefs about abolition--that it would endanger their loved ones, erase the privileges of white manhood, and destroy the very fabric of southern society--motivated even non-slaveholding Confederates to fight and compelled them to persevere through military catastrophes like Gettysburg and Atlanta, long after they grew to despise the Confederate government and disdain the southern citizenry. She makes clear that while white Union troops viewed preservation of the Union as essential to the legacy of the Revolution, over the course of the war many also came to think that in order to gain God's favor, they and other white northerners must confront the racial prejudices that made them complicit in the sin of slavery. We see how the eventual consideration of the enlistment of black soldiers by the Confederacy eliminated any reason for many Confederate soldiers to fight; how, by 1865, black Union soldiers believed the forward racial strides made during the war would continue; and how white Union troops' commitment to racial change, fluctuating with the progress of the war, created undreamt-of potential for change but failed to fulfill it. An important and eye-opening addition to our understanding of the Civil War.
Miffy the rabbit takes us through a typical day of her life, looking at the clock every hour. This is not only an entertaining book, but it teaches the reader how to tell time using the picture of a clock on every page.
Inspiring and intimate glimpses into the many activities the author and her family developed as alternatives to watching TV.
Talks to kids about how budgets work and how to save and earn money to get what you want.
In this book you'll discover practical steps for healthy, God-centered relationships, advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of dating and the tools needed to lay a solid, biblical foundation for true love.
If college is supposed to be the best time of our lives, why are so many students unhappy? What causes a well-adjusted and academically successful high school graduate to suddenly flounder when he reaches college? Why might she start to skip classes, binge on alcohol, or engage in unsatisfying hook-ups? Where does the anger and self-doubt come from, and why is it directed at loving parents or the student himself? Drawing on years of experience treating college-age youth, David Leibow, M. D. provides fresh, honest, and realistic answers to these and other important questions. Instead of adventure, liberation, and a triumphant march into adulthood, many college students experience shame, regression, and social and academic failure. Yet by understanding themselves better and making reasonable changes, students can grow from these challenges and turn bad choices into wiser personal and educational decisions. Leibow focuses on issues common to college settings-anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol abuse, laziness and work avoidance, body-image problems, and unhealthy relationships-detailing coping strategies and professional resources that best respond to each crisis. His intimate knowledge of campus life and its unique challenges adds credibility and weight to his advice. Reorienting the expectations of parents and students while providing the tools for overcoming a variety of hurdles, Leibow shows how college can still become one of the best times of our lives.
Is it okay to text bad news? What do you do if you and your intended already have hyphenated last names? Is it gauche to take home leftovers from a four-star restaurant? Should you admit you are getting your MBA online? Is it okay to ask a lesbian how she got pregnant? Who gets the dog in the divorce? Is an anti-wrinkle cream that is made of pig collagen kosher? You will always have a clue with expert advice from: Badgley Mischka, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka Rick Bayless, chef Colin Cowie, event producer Bethenny Frankel, author and star ofThe Real Housewives of New York City Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of The Huffington Post Daniel Jones, editor of theNew York Times"Modern Love" column Louis Licari, hairstylist Danny Meyer, restaurateur Marion Nestle, nutritionist Carley Roney, cofounder of TheKnot. com Paul Saffo, technology forecaster and futurist Pepper Schwartz, Ph. D. , sociologist and relationship expert Deborah Tannen, language expert Erik Torkells, editor for TripAdvisor. com Plus a dean of admissions, a leading dermatologist, a dog trainer, a founder of an online dating site, and other experts on what to do when no one has a clue.
Filled with compassion and understanding, this guide covers caring for someone who has the blues as well as dealing with someone who is clinically depressed, even suicidal.
What to Do When the Doctor Says It's Diabetes: The Most Important Things You Need to Know About Blood Sugar, Diet, and Exercise for Type I and Type II Diabetesby Alexis Munier Melvin R. Stjernholm Winnie Yu
This book discusses the most important things you need to know about blood sugar, diet, and exercise for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Look at your to-do list. It's ridiculous. You can't get all that done. You're already at capacity. And it probably doesn't even list every single thing you need to do. The last thing you want to do is more. As a skeptical audience member once told author Laura Stack before a presentation, "I don't want to hear a productivity consultant telling me to do more with less. I want to do less and achieve more." This is exactly what Stack offers. You're never going to save time and increase efficiency by adding more to your bloated list. You need a system: a comprehensive approach that will enable you to organize your life around the tasks that really matter and let go of the ones that don't. Stack's innovative, step-by-step Productivity Workflow Formula allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible. By following her logical and intuitive process, you can wrestle your schedule into submission. Ultimately, you can recover as much as ninety minutes of your day (or even more) to use as you see fit. Stack shows how to separate the productive wheat from the nonproductive chaff--to home in on the high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, and focus on their execution. Throughout this book, you'll learn how to scale back; reduce, reduce, reduce is Stack's mantra. You'll find dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, calendar commitments, distractions, interruptions, information overload, inefficiencies, and energy expenditures. Each reduction will increase your results and save you time. You know you can't work any harder--if you want to accomplish more, you have to work differently. Let Laura Stack show you how you can keep your sanity, advance your career, and spend more time with your family and friends.
Molly and Marina have been best friends for as long as they can remember. They have always shared everything, from clothes to secrets. Now they're sharing something nobody else has: their very own genie!
This informative guide provides valuable information on basic house keeping skills, such as making your bed, picking up your suff, cleaning your room, and keep things organized and neat. As the author suggests sometimes children don't know how to do these because they were not taught how to do them.
Learn everything you need to know about the holidays, traditions, beliefs, and culture of the Jew you love . . . and his or her family. From what to order in a Kosher deli to what to wear to a Purim party, this book answers all the questions you'll face as the love interest of a nice Jewish boy or girl. What to Do When You're Dating a Jew will:give you a quick overview of the basics of Judaismprepare you for meeting your significant other's Jewish familybrief you on Jewish holidays, ceremonies, and ritualsalert you to potentially embarrassing situations and show you how to avert them entertain you with "It happened to me" stories from interfaith couplesPeppered with definitions of Yiddish terms, historical facts, jokes, quotes, and even recipes, this is essential reading for any woman or man involved with a Jew, whether looking for a deeper understanding of the Jewish faith or simply looking to survive a first seder at Bubbe's house.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stuck in a job that's going nowhere? Hate going to work? Pounding the pavement looking for an opportunity? Bored? Whether you are caught in a career crisis, a victim of corporate downsizing, or suffering from old-fashioned burnout, you need America's #1 career coach, Robin Ryan. Robin has the answers. She will show you that your perfect career is waiting for you no matter what your age or income. Most important, Robin Ryan provides great advice for the millions who feel trapped in their jobs and need a change but also need to maintain their income.
How fresh is fresh? What tastes best? What's the best value? When should I pay more? Is this safe for kids? How should you decide what foods to eat? As supermarkets have grown to warehouse size, this simple question has become complicated beyond belief. Fortunately, Marion Nestle-renowned for her sage advice on food and nutrition- is here to cut through the confusion and lay out what you need to know. In What to Eat, she takes us on a guided tour of the American supermarket and shows us exactly how to feed ourselves and our families wisely and well. With sharp humor, expertise, and a food-lover's delight Nestle guides us through the supermarket sections-product dairy, meat, fish, breads, and juices, and then to the "center aisles," where the big profits are made. Along the way, she reveals the big food companies' marketing practices, explain complex labels in clear language, and tells us what we need to know about: - wild and farm-raised - frozen and fresh - organic, natural, and conventional - carbs, omega-3s, and trans fats - pesticides and the environment - portion size, labeling, and nutrition - supplements, additives, and preservatives The only guide you need today for sensible food shopping and healthy eating, What to Eat is comprehensive, eye-opening, rich in common sense, and a pleasure to read.
5 chapters: Diet for a Healthy Heart, Diet to Lower Blood Pressure, Diet and Cancer Prevention, The Right Diet for Diabetes, and Nutrition for Strong Bones. Includes 12 recipes.
More than two million people worldwide are already experiencing the health and performance benefits of the Zone. Based on the hormonal consequences of food rather than the caloric content, the Zone treats food like a powerful drug that can help you maintain peak mental alertness, increase your energy, and reduce the likelihood of chronic disease--all while losing excess body fat. In this essential reference guide, Dr. Barry Sears provides you with the Zone resources and Food Block information you need to make every meal a Zone meal, including: . How to use and adjust Zone Food Blocks to fit your own unique biochemistry . Zone Food Blocks for every ingredient imaginable, including vegetarian and nondairy sources of protein . Zone Food Blocks for fast food, restaurants, and prepackaged supermarket meals .Rules for modifying prepared foods to make them Zone-friendly .The Ten Zone Commandments for staying in the Zone.
Marrying the reassuring authority and trust of all the WHAT TO EXPECT books with a lively, accessible voice, THE WHAT TO EXPECT BABYSITTER AND NANNY HANDBOOK contains everything a childcarer needs to know when minding a child, from newborn to toddler. Packed with information, it covers all the basics and so much more. Topics include: how to keep a child safe and what to do in an emergency; the top five reasons babies cry, and eleven surefire ways to calm them down; taming temper tantrums and tempting the fussy eater; how to talk to a baby and how to get a toddler talking; bathing, potty training, sibling disputes; rainy-day activities and how to comfort a child; and how to build a happy and healthy relationship with the child's family.
EATING WELL WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING provides mums-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy - at home, in the office, at Christmas, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mum and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn't eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby's bloodstream? I'm entering my second trimester, and I'm losing weight, not gaining - help! Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I'm lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae - can I indulge? (The answer is yes!)
Anyone who is thinking about a career in pulpit ministry will want to read this book. It explores the challenges and needs of becoming and then serving as a pastor.
The international super-successful What to Expect brand has delivered again - announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of family: What to Expect the Second Year. This essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year picks up the action at baby's first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called 'the wonder year' - 12 jam-packed (and jam-smeared) months of memorable milestones (from first steps to first words, first scribbles to first friends), lightning-speed learning, endless explorations driven by insatiable curiosity. Not to mention a year of challenges, both for toddlers and the parents who love them, but don't always love their behaviour (picky eating, negativity, separation anxiety, bedtime battles, biting, and tantrums). Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic and practical, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies, and plenty of parental pep talks. It helps parents decode the fascinating, complicated, sometimes maddening, always adorable little person last year's baby has become. From the first birthday to the second, this must-have book covers everything parents need to know in an easy-to-access, topic-by-topic format, with chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, behaviours of every conceivable kind, discipline (including teaching right from wrong), and keeping a toddler healthy and safe as he or she takes on the world. There's a developmental time line of the second year plus special 'milestone' boxes throughout that help parents keep track of their toddler's development. Thinking of travelling with tot in tow? There's a chapter for that, too.
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