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Gold Standard
Gold Standard By Bay Area News Group

Dominant. Few seasons in sports history better exemplify that term than the Golden State Warriors' road to the 2016-2017 NBA championship. After adding Kevin Durant to an already elite lineup, the Warriors stormed to a league-leading 67 wins in the regular season. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Durant were all NBA All-Stars, and the foursome played an awe-inspiring brand of basketball. And the Warriors overcame adversity — from Durant missing 19 games late in the season due to injury to head coach Steve Kerr's health issues costing him much of the playoffs. Yet Curry, Durant and company avenged their 2016 NBA Finals loss with an unprecedented run through the postseason and a sublime NBA Finals destruction of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Packed with stunning photography and expert analysis from the Bay Area's largest newspaper publisher, Gold Standard takes fans through the Warriors' historic season, from Thompson's 60-point outburst to Durant's triumphant return to Oklahoma City to the final unforgettable minutes against the Cavaliers. This commemorative edition also includes in-depth profiles of Curry, Durant, Kerr, Thompson, Green and other Warriors stars.
Las Vegas Then and Now® People and Places
Las Vegas Then and Now® People and Places By Karl Mondon

A pictorial nostalgia-fest for those who remember Sin City as it was 40, 30, or even 20 years ago. Las Vegas Then and Now® People and Places charts the rise and demise of the classic casinos on the strip; El Rancho Vegas, the Desert Inn, the Stardust, New Frontier, the Sands, Showboat, and the Dunes. It looks at the gambling halls enclosed on Fremont Street, the flying-saucer-shaped Convention Center, the famous failures such as the Moulin Rouge and Howard Hughes' futuristic Landmark Hotel, together with the enduring successes such as the El Cortez and the Little Chapel of the West. Also includes: The Riviera, Caesar's Palace, Tropicana, Circus Circus, The Mint, Flamingo, Aladdin, Imperial City, Sahara, Hacienda, Westward Ho!, Castaways, Lady Luck, Boardwalk, Elvis-a-rama, and the Star Trek Museum.
Take Care
Take Care By Madelyn Rosenberg, Illustrated by Giuliana Gregori

This simple verse story relays that kindness to the world is as easy as planting trees, tending to flowers, and being nice to animals. And being kind to others can be as simple as choosing nice words and sharing a smile. Because the world belongs to all of us!
The MERCENARY The Definitive Editions, Vol 2
The MERCENARY The Definitive Editions, Vol 2 By Vicente Segrelles

The graphic novel series that set comics on a new path, The Mercenary is a breathtaking reproduction and handsome keepsake quarterbound edition of the classic work. The Mercenary embarks on one of his most perilous journeys ever as he tries to stop an unscrupulous alchemist who has stolen a highly dangerous mysterious formula. Each volume is complemented with articles at the back about the history and the making of this series over its gloried, decades-long history.
Bama Dynasty
Bama Dynasty By Christopher Walsh

Since Nick Saban was hired as head coach at Alabama in 2007, the Crimson Tide have established a record of excellence that is unparalleled in college football's modern era. Featuring stunning action photography from all five championship campaigns and expert analysis from author Christopher Walsh, Bama Dynasty is the inside story of Alabama's era of dominance and the team's path to its fifth championship under Saban. This commemorative book takes fans through Alabama's first four championship seasons as well the exciting journey in 2017. Led by quarterback Jalen Hurts and a ferocious defense, Alabama started the season with 11 straight wins, found sweet redemption against No. 1 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, and finally topped the college football world by beating SEC foe Georgia in the national championship game. Relive an unforgettable season with this must-have keepsake, which includes features on Hurts, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Levi Wallace, Ronnie Clark, and more. Roll Tide!
Living Art
Living Art Translated by Steven Urquhart, By Jean-Philippe Warren

Paul-Émile Borduas had both successes and failures as he tried to express in artwork and words his vision of a generous, spontaneous, creative society. He was the catalyst for events that led to the writing of an important social and artistic manifesto, Refus global (Total Refusal, in translation with Exile Editions) published in 1948 by the movement known as Les automatistes. Jean-Philippe Warren shows us the reversals and contradictions that make up this cultural figure, renowned for both his art and his thought. How his early hopes and doubts fermented in the crucible that is the mind of a young man. And how his attempts to find a new voice reflect the changes of a society trying to come to terms with a troubling and elusive modernity. Ultimately, Warren looks to understand the path that led Borduas to adopt a pictorial approach that was a clean break with the academicism of his time. He studies a man who broke early with the Catholic religion of his childhood, and who tried to replace it with a radically different ethic. At the same time, he suggests that Borduas came from an ambiance of Catholic intellectuals and artists who shared many of his progressive views and were also critical of the church's attitude to society and art. This is a remarkable portrait of one of our greatest artists and intellectuals, and shines a new light on a crucial turning point in the history of Québec and Canada.
Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony
Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony By Chris Riddell

A deliciously dark, extravagantly produced offering, complete with gilt edges and foiled endpapers, head and tail bands, ribbon marker, and a novelty mini book tucked in the end of the book. There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in the fourth book in the Goth Girl series. The final book in the series features everything that makes Goth Girl special: puns, celebrity cameos, sprayed page edges, plus a talent contest and a zombie orchestra.
Los Angeles Then and Now®
Los Angeles Then and Now® By Rosemary Lord

Putting archive and contemporary photographs of the same landmark side-by-side, Los Angeles Then and Now®? provides a visual chronicle of the city's past. This book charts the development of the city from the days of orange groves and melon patches and isolated Spanish mission buildings, to the staggering metropolis of today. Sites include: Old Plaza Church, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Union Station, Los Angeles Theatre,  Mayan Theatre, Angel's Flight, Los Angeles Public Library, Biltmore Hotel, Ambassador Hotel, Bullocks Wilshire, Brown Derby Restaurant, Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Sunset and Vine, Egyptian Theatre, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Roosevelt Hotel, Schwab's Pharmacy, Beverly Hills Hotel, Witch's House, Thelma Todd's Café, Venice  Beach, and Santa Monica Pier.
Neymar: From the Playground to the Pitch
Neymar: From the Playground to the Pitch By Matt Oldfield, By Tom Oldfield

The heart-warming true story of Neymar's road to glory. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is the boy with the big smile who carries the hopes of Brazil on his shoulders. Neymar now stands alongside Pelé and Ronaldinho as a Brazilian sports hero. Bidding a fond farewell to his home in São Paolo, Neymar's dreams finally came true when he joined Barcelona. Now, alongside Messi and Suarez, he is part of the most feared attacking trident in the game.
From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey
From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey By Diana Lipton

Food is at the heart of Jewish life and culture. It's the subject of many studies, popular and academic, and countless Jewish jokes. From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey spotlights food in the Torah itself, where, as still today, it's used to explore themes including love and desire, compassion and commitment, social justice, memory, belonging and exclusion, control, deception, and life and death. Originally an online project to support the food rescue charity, Leket Israel, From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey comprises short essays on food in the parasha by 52 internationally acclaimed scholars and Jewish educators, and a verse by verse commentary by Diana Lipton on food and eating in the Torah.
Charlie Takes His Shot
Charlie Takes His Shot By Nancy Churnin, Illustrated by John Joven

Charlie Sifford loved golf, but in the 1930’s only white people were allowed to play in the Professional Golf Association. Sifford had won plenty of black tournaments, but he was determined to break the color barrier in the PGA. In 1960 he did, only to face discrimination from hotels that wouldn’t rent him rooms and clubs that wouldn’t let him use the same locker as the white players. But Sifford kept playing, becoming the first black golfer to win a PGA tournament and eventually ranking among the greats in golf.
Fiona's Feelings
Fiona's Feelings By Dr. John Hutton, Photographs By Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

When the Cincinnati Zoo's baby hippo, Fiona, was born six weeks early, she was too small and weak to stand and nurse from her mother. With help from #TeamFiona, this once-tiny hippo is growing stronger every day. As Fiona explores the world around her, she is at times happy, mad, curious, and playful, as all children can be. Young readers will love exploring Fiona's feelings—and their own—while building important language and social-emotional skills.
We Can Do It!
We Can Do It! By Summersdale

"Speak! It's a revolution for women to have voices." —Jill Soloway. Ever since the dawn of time, women have been stepping up and saying "Yes we can!," even while they were being told "No you can't." From unruly women to wise women, women in love to women ready to take on the world, this inspiring book brings together the wisest and wittiest quotes from women who won't let anything hold them back.
Detroit 67
Detroit 67 By Stuart Cosgrove

Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the city in 1967 and tore it apart in personal, political and interracial disputes. It is the story of Motown, the break-up of The Supremes and the damaging disputes at the heart of the most successful African-American music label ever. Set against a backdrop of urban riots, escalating war in Vietnam and police corruption, the book weaves its way through a year when soul music came of age and the underground counterculture flourished. LSD arrived in the city with hallucinogenic power and local guitar band MC5 – self-styled holy barbarians of rock – went to war with mainstream America. A summer of street-level rebellion turned Detroit into one of the most notorious cities on earth, known for its unique creativity, its unpredictability and self-lacerating crime rates. The year 1967 ended in social meltdown, rancour and intense legal warfare as the complex threads that held Detroit together finally unravelled.
Ordinary Made Extraordinary
Ordinary Made Extraordinary By Pascal Anson

Inspiring and achievable projects, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, to transform the dull and the discarded into something really out of the ordinary. Designer, artist and maverick maker Pascal Anson shows how easy it is to transform everyday items into extraordinary statement pieces. Make ordinary a thing of the past with 24 inspiring and achievable projects including creating a chandelier with just a few rolls of Sellotape, casting a stunning concrete plant pot, and building a child's treehouse with cling film. There are ideas for projects for everyone—from repairing and reinventing worn out trainers, to bigger projects such as the wood-clad car and the stylish hairy chair.
The Coven
The Coven By Graham Masterton

The apothecary's daughter returns in her second adventure, in 18th century London, to solve a murder case steeped in witchcraft. London, 1758. Beatrice Scarlet has returned to London and found work at St. Mary Magdalene's Refuse for fallen women. Beatrice enjoys the work and her apothecary skills are much needed. The home cooperates with a network of wealthy factory owners across London, finding their charges steady work and hopes of rehabilitation. But when 12 girls sent to a factory in Clerkenwell disappear, Beatrice is uneasy. Their would-be benefactor claims they were witches, sacrificed by Satan for his demonic misdeeds. But Beatrice is sure something much darker than witchcraft is at play.
147 Things
147 Things By Jim Chapman

YouTube superstar and fact-obsessive over-sharer Jim Chapman offers a hilarious user's guide to the universeIn 147 Things, Jim takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the best bits of everything, from the mind-blowing to the ridiculous.  As with his videos, no subject is off-limits and he'll lift the lid on his life and his relationships, sharing embarrassing stories and things he's learnt along the way. If you've ever felt weirded out by the fact we're seven billion (mostly) hairless apes spinning around a giant ball of flaming gas, or that we all begin as tiny humans INSIDE our mothers, or that many of us keep slightly-less-dangerous wolves in our homes, then you need this book in your life. Jim wants to inspire you with the sheer unlikelihood of us all being here and equip you to feel just a little less overwhelmed by the small stuff.
The Harvey Milk Interviews
The Harvey Milk Interviews Edited by Vince Emery, By Harvey Milk

This acclaimed collection presents gay hero Harvey Milk in 39 unrehearsed conversations, all linked with biographical stories. They include three famous debates between Milk and John Briggs over the notorious Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative. Milk describes his struggles, strategies, and dreams in his own words, so we see how his laugh-out-loud wit, outrage over injustice, and inspiring actions shaped our lives today. This new edition is updated, expanded, and in paperback for the first time.
DayBlack Volume 2
DayBlack Volume 2 By Keef Cross

DayBlack is the story of Merce, a former slave who was bitten by a vampire in the cotton fields. Four hundred years later, he works as a tattoo artist in the small town of DayBlack. The town has a sky so dense with pollution that the sun is nowhere to be seen, allowing Merce to move about freely, night or day. This second volume in the series continues to follow Merce as he learns the hard way to never be caught with his pants down, and his nightmares become flesh as loved ones he thought long dead suddenly appear at his doorstep—looking for blood. The dynamic black and white depictions are cleverly detailed with cross hatching, shadow lines, and skillful use of negative space.
Silk and Song
Silk and Song By Dana Stabenow

The gripping historical adventure of a young woman who flees China, crossing the known world in search of her grandfather, Marco Polo. From New York Times bestselling author Dana Stabenow. Beijing, 1322. Sixteen-year-old Wu Johanna is the granddaughter of the legendary trader Marco Polo. In the wake of her father's death, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the disintegrating court of the Khan. Johanna's destiny—if she has one—lies with her grandfather, in Venice. So, with a small band of companions, she takes to the road—the Silk Road—that storied collection of routes that link the silks of Cathay, the spices of the Indies and the jewels of the Indus to the markets of the west. But first she must survive treachery and betrayal on a road beset by thieves, fanatics and warlords.
Havana Then and Now®
Havana Then and Now® By Llilian Llanes

Putting archive and contemporary photographs of the same landmark side-by-side, Havana Then and Now®? provides a visual chronicle of of Cuba's fascinating capital city. This revised edition includes the buildings of state, the Spanish influences of the 19th century, the ancient churches, old public squares, and shopping streets shaded by giant awnings. Sites include: Castillo del  Morro, Fortaleza de San Carlos, Wreck of the Maine, the Malecon, Paseo del Prado, Plaza de San Francisco, Muelle de Luz, Avenida del  Puerto, Plaza de Armas, Calle Obispo, Calle O'Reilly, Barrio Chino, Tacon Market, Parque Central, Hotel Inglaterra, Hotel Plaza, Teatro Tacon, Teatro Payret, Campo de Marte, Capitolo Nacional, Presidential Palace, Columbus Cemetery, Monument of the Medical Students, University of Havana, and Ernest Hemingway's house.