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New World Order
New World Order By Sean Stone, Foreword by Richard Grove, Afterword by Guido Preparata

A sweeping overview of world affairs and, especially having come across the name of William Yandell Elliott, Professor of Politics at Harvard through the first half of the 20th century. Sean found that Elliott had created a kindergarten of Anglo-American imperialists amongst his students, who included Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel P. Huntington, and McGeorge Bundy. Upon further investigation, Sean came to understand Elliott's own integral role, connecting the modern national-security establishment with the British Round Table Movement's design to re-incorporate America into the British 'empire'. Whether that goal was achieved will be left to the reader to decide. However, it cannot be denied that W.Y. Elliott's life and intellectual history serves to demonstrate the interlocking relationship between academia, government, and big business.
Oliver + S Building Block Dress
Oliver + S Building Block Dress By Liesl Gibson

Imagine it. Make it! You don't need to be a designer or pattern maker to create and sew the dress of your dreams. Let Liesl Gibson teach you how to alter the elements of a pattern to make exactly the dress you imagine. With the included Building Block Dress pattern (sizes 6m–12) and Liesl's detailed pattern alternation instructions, you'll learn how to create almost any dress you can imagine. Use the skills you learn in this book to customize other patterns as well. With these techniques, you'll look at sewing patterns as just the starting point for your creative expression.Featuring inspiring photographs of eighteen different dress styles made with the techniques presented here, the book includes a full-size pattern sheet for the basic Building Block Dress.
The Leper Spy
The Leper Spy By Ben Montgomery

The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina woman who was one of the top spies for the Allies during World War II, stashing explosives, tracking Japanese troop movements, and smuggling maps of fortifications across enemy lines for Gen. Douglas MacArthur. As the Battle of Manila raged, young Josefina Guerrero walked through gunfire to bandage wounds and close the eyes of the dead. Her valor earned her the Medal of Freedom, but the thing that made her an effective spy was a disease that was destroying her. Guerrero suffered from leprosy, which so horrified the Japanese they refused to search her. After the war, army chaplains found her in a nightmarish leper colony and campaigned for the US government to do something it had never done: welcome a foreigner with leprosy. The fight brought her celebrity, which she used on radio and television to speak for other sufferers. However, the notoriety haunted her after the disease was arrested, and she had to find a way to disappear.
Pojo's Unofficial Ultimate Guide to Pokemon GO
Pojo's Unofficial Ultimate Guide to Pokemon GO By Triumph Books

Pokemon hysteria has hit the streets! Every trainer's dream has finally come to life with Pokemon GO's augmented reality mobile game play. Raise your trainer level quickly with Pojo's Unofficial Ultimate Guide to Pokemon GO, which contains tips and tricks for becoming the very best. Featuring dozens of full-color screenshots, Pojo's Unofficial Ultimate Guide to Pokemon GO features a comprehensive list of Pokemon evolutions and what you'll need to evolve them. From real world strategies to catch all of your favorites to techniques for defeating gyms and collecting coins, you'll always be steps ahead. GO catch 'em all!
Traveling Soul
Traveling Soul By Todd Mayfield, By Travis Atria

Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era. But perhaps more important is his role as a social critic, and the vital influence his music had on the civil rights movement. "People Get Ready" is the black anthem of the 1960s, and on his soundtrack to the 1972 movie Super Fly, rather than glorifying the blaxploitation imagery of the film, Mayfield wrote and sang one of the most incisive audio portraits of black America on record.In Traveling Soul, Todd Mayfield tells his famously private father's story in riveting detail. Born into dire poverty, raised in the slums of Chicago, Curtis became a musical prodigy, not only singing like a dream but also growing into a brilliant songwriter. In the 1960s he became a pioneer, opening his own label and production company and working with many other top artists, including the Staple Singers. Curtis's life was famously cut short by an accident that left him paralyzed, but in his declining health he received the long-awaited recognition of the music industry. Passionate, illuminating, vivid, and absorbing, Traveling Soul will doubtlessly take its place among the classics of music biography.
Blue and Red Make Purple
Blue and Red Make Purple Illustrated by Steve Adams, By Jennifer Gasoi

A Grammy winner's songs for children, steeped in roots music traditions. Winner:2016 Parents' Choice Gold Award. This book with a CD of irresistible songs offers children the opportunity to discover the different colors of Gasoi's jazz-driven music, a melding of many styles including bluegrass, blues, cajun, calypso, and klezmer. Blue and Red Make Purple is catchy, tuneful, playful, and totally endearing! Notes highlighting the history, instruments and unique characteristics of each musical genre along with listening suggestions accompanying each song. 
National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2017
National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2017 By National Hockey League

This updated record book ensures that devotees of puck-driven action are as well educated on the sport as they are loyal to it. The only official book of its kind and presented by the National Hockey League itself, this guide to all things hockey reflects the 2016–2017 season in an easy-to-understand format. The book is annually updated to feature new statistics, an index of every retired player since 1917, a detailed breakdown of the hot prospects for the next generation of teams, and information on all the current players.
The Boston Castrato
The Boston Castrato By Colin W. Sargent

This book does for 1920s Boston what E.L. Doctorow did for New York in Ragtime: it grabs a city out of history, mixes in some fiction and makes it vivid. Be it the high style of Boston's Parker House Hotel; the flagrant, fragrant set who dance attendance on the poet Amy Lowell; the scientists and shipbuilders and politicians and utter rogues who raise the city from the dirt; it all mmers into reality as an outsider leads us into its quaking heart. Raffi, a young Italian, is our guide. He left more than his country behind in Rome. Snipped by a bishop as the last castrato, he is bundled off to America when the Church takes shame. Forbidden to use his voice, other skills steal him into the society of 1920s Boston. Raffi enters the hardest quest of all--the search for a genuine love song.
Hot Sauce Nation
Hot Sauce Nation By Denver Nicks

Hot Sauce Nation is a journey of discovery, delving into history, culture, immigration patterns, and the science of spice and pain. Through the stories of hot sauce makers and lovers, it explores the unique hold the dark prince of condiments has over the American heart. 
Sherlock Holmes Hardcover Journal
Sherlock Holmes Hardcover Journal By PublikumArt

A great companion for thinkers or artists to put their thoughts, notes, and sketches, these blank journals include intriguing quotes and unique illustrations from literary classics on cream colored, acid free, archival quality, lined pages.
The Gaza Kitchen
The Gaza Kitchen By Laila El-Haddad, By Maggie Schmitt, Foreword by Nancy Harmon Jenkins

This award-winning cookbook shares with readers the little-known but distinctive cuisine of the Gaza region of Palestine, presenting 130 recipes collected by the authors from Gaza. Cooks will find great, kitchen-tested recipes for spicy stews, piquant dips, fragrantly flavored fish dishes, and honey-drenched desserts. They will also be entranced by the hundreds of beautiful photos of Gazan cooks, farmers, and fresh-produce merchants at work, and by the numerous in-kitchen interviews in which these women and men tell the stories of their food, their heritage, and their families. Anthony Bourdain, Claudia Roden, and Yotam Ottolenghi are among the many culinary figures who have embraced The Gaza Kitchen. This second edition features tantalizing new stories and recipes, a fresh new design in a beautiful hardbound volume, new photos, and an updated index.
300 Things I Hope
300 Things I Hope By Iain S. Thomas, Illustrated by Carla Kreuser, By pleasefindthis

This collection of hope will move you and remind you of what's important in life as  you live it. From Iain S. Thomas, the creator of I Wrote This For You, and artist Carla Kreuser comes a collection of 300 things they truly and sincerely hope for you: from wishing you always have a pen, to hoping you're never lonely, and everything in-between. This collection of inspiring prose and illustrations will move you, and remind you of what's important in life as you live it. Or, that's what they hope. 
Within By Jane Richmond, By Shannon Cook

Within is the newest collection by designers Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook, featuring six signature patterns for wherever your heart takes you. Inside, you'll find accessories, a shawl, and what may become your new favorite everyday garments. Together, the pieces in this accessible collection make a functional and beautiful addition to any knitter's wardrobe. More than just a pattern book, Within takes the knitter on a visual journey through a world of rustic coziness photographed on Vancouver Island, designed to stimulate the senses and kindle inspiration.
Ready the Cannons!
Ready the Cannons! By William Gurstelle

Garage warriors will get a bang out of this new handbook from the author of Backyard Ballistics that shows how to build cannons and other fun things that shoot, from Wiffle ball launchers and beverage bottle bazookas to superpowered water guns and model culverins. In Ready the Cannons!, engineer William Gurstelle breaks down how to safely construct a dozen awesome artillery devices in your basic home workshops using easy-to-find household or hardware store materials. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs illustrate how to build projects ranging from the simple—a supersonic Ping-Pong ball shooter—to the more complex—a replica of the Napoleon Cannon.With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, tells the history of how and when the artillery devices were used, and explains the physics behind the projects. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard watergunners, model-rocket launchers, and fireworks fanatics who wish every day were the Fourth of July.
The Art of Holding On and Letting Go
The Art of Holding On and Letting Go By Kristin Bartley Lenz

Competitive climber Cara Jenkins feels most at home high off the ground, clinging to a rock wall by her fingertips. She's enjoyed a roaming life with her mountaineering parents, making the natural world her jungle gym, the writings of Annie Dillard and Henry David Thoreau her textbooks. But when tragedy strikes on an Ecuadoran mountaintop, Cara's nomadic lifestyle comes to an abrupt halt. Starting over at her grandparents' home in suburban Detroit, Cara embarks on a year of discovery, uncovering unknown strengths, friendships, and first love. Cara's journey illustrates the transformative power of nature, love and loss, and discovering that home can be far from where you started.
Hey, Liberal!
Hey, Liberal! By Shawn Shiflett

In this honest novel set in the racial tinderbox of Chicago in 1969, thirteen-year-old Simon Fleming, the white son of a civil rights activist minister, is sent to a predominately African American high school, feeling charged by his parents to carry out the family's commitment to the community and school integration. Here, he is dropped into a world where gang warfare, drug abuse, and violence are rampant. Simon's quest for survival takes him through a failed student boycott organized by community leaders, as well as through numerous race riots, and brings him into contact with gangbangers, political activists, racist cops, and unlikely new friends. Hey, Liberal! exposes an out-of-touch education system and the universality of racial violence amid a nation moving, inch by hard-fought inch, toward a more culturally diverse and inclusive future.
I Want to Be a Drummer!
I Want to Be a Drummer! By Mark Powers, Illustrated by Maria Montag

Perfect for children who show an interest in music and instruments from an early age. Daniel wants to be a drummer, but he doesn't have any drums. Little readers can help him find items around the house to build his drum set. After Daniel finds the musicality in everyday objects he discovers at home, children will have fun creating their very own drum set. A fun reminder that the joy of making music can be found anywhere.
Golden By Jeff Coen, By John Chase

An enlightening foray into mind-boggling government corruption. No one did political corruption quite like Rod Blagojevich. The 40th governor of Illinois made international headlines in 2008 when he was roused from his bed and arrested by the FBI at his Chicago home. He was accused of running the state government as a criminal racket and, most shockingly, caught on tape trying to barter away President-elect Barack Obama’s US Senate seat. Most politicians would hunker down, stay quiet, and fight the federal case against them. But as he had done for years, Rod Blagojevich proved he was no ordinary politician. Instead, he fueled the headlines, proclaiming his innocence on seemingly every national talk show and street corner he could find. Revealing evidence from the investigation never before made public, Golden is the most complete telling yet of the Blagojevich story, written by two Chicago reporters who covered every step of his rise and fall and spent years sifting through evidence, compiling documents, and conducting more than a hundred interviews with those who have known Blagojevich from his childhood to his time in the governor’s office. Dispensing with sensationalism to present the facts about one of the nation’s most notorious politicians, the authors detail the mechanics of the corruption that brought the governor down and profile a fascinating and frustrating character who embodies much of what is wrong with modern politics. With Blagojevich now serving 14 years in prison, the time has come for the last word on who Blagojevich was, how he was elected, how he got himself into trouble, and how the feds took him down.
Why Cry?
Why Cry? By Yusuke Yonezu

An amusing and imaginative lift-the-flap book guaranteed to bring a smile to a teary face. Lots of tears call for lots of reassurance that everything's going to be okay. What better way to cheer someone up than with a lovely surprise! Here's a book that's sure to coax a smile from little ones, as page by page the colors behind these crying faces build up into a wonderful rainbow. This clever die-cut design will have young children smiling in no time!
You Negotiate Like a Girl
You Negotiate Like a Girl By Amy Trask, With Michael Freeman

The Princess of Darkness. Former NFL team executive Amy Trask has held many titles during her career - including chief executive, analyst, and author - but this nickname is what she is first and foremost known by to Raiders fans. Trask joined the Raiders as an intern during law school after the team moved from Oakland to Los Angeles - the position the result of a cold call she made to the team. From there, she worked her way up through the ranks of the organization, to the post she would eventually hold as chief executive. Along the way, Trask worked extremely closely with the late Al Davis, a man who treated her and others on his team without regard to gender, race, and age. Trask may have been the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL during her tenure with the Raiders, but in You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League, she shares how she found success by operating without regard to gender. Replete with insider tales about being part of the Raiders' front office, behind the closed doors of NFL owners meetings, and Davis himself, Trask's book is a must-read not only for football fans, but anyone who wants to succeed in business.