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The History of Rock in Fifty Guitars
The History of Rock in Fifty Guitars By Bruce Wexler

A beautifully illustrated history of rock told through 50 iconic guitars. Popular music in the 1920s called out for a guitar sound that was more dominant. Early experiments with steel cones or resonators, Hawaiian electric guitars, and the first Electric Spanish style 6-string guitar in 1936 made musicians suddenly realize that it was possible to produce notes that could be amplified to any desired volume, and this gave birth to the new less restrained style of playing. Finally the guitar could take the lead part, and as rock music evolved, the guitar was a natural choice of instrument. This stunning book traces the development of the instrument and the artists who achieved fame with it over seven decades, from Bill Haley to Jimi Hendrix.
More Moaning
More Moaning By Karl Pilkington

The brand new book from the absolutely unique television star. Karl is back on the road once again looking for answers to some of life's big questions. In his inimitable style, he tackles the juicy subjects of health, art, values, identity and pollution. Will his travels around the world reveal the meaning of life? Find out in this hilarious new book.
I Want That Love
I Want That Love By Tatsuya Miyanishi

The third title from the acclaimed Tyrannosaurus Series. Although Tyrannosaurus storms around saying that power is everything in the world, he realizes he is getting weaker with age. After his tail gets bitten in a run-in with Masiakasaurus, some young Triceratops nurse him back to health. Touched by their innocent hearts, Tyrannosaurus begins to feel love for these new friends–even though he might have eaten them under different circumstances! So when two Giganotosaurus attack the group, Tyrannosaurus fights them off, holding the children tightly to his body, and sacrificing himself in order to protect them from the Giganotosaurus. The third title in this acclaimed series, I Want That Love explains that love is far more important than power. 
Elvis
Elvis By Philippe Chanoinat, Illustrated by Fabrice Le Henanff

Stepping into Sun Studios in 1954 Elvis Aaron Presley recorded his first single "That's All Right". Little did he know he would soon revolutionize music and culture worldwide. This graphic novel biography starts with the story of "The King's" humble beginnings in Mississippi, detailing, every step of the way, his meteoric rise to the stratosphere of stardom. It includes his service in the military, his extensive record as a Hollywood film star, his complicated family life, finally ending on the last days of the Hound Dog. Le Henanff's striking photo-quality painting reconstructs Elvis's life in a presentation that practically dances off the page!
José Mourinho
José Mourinho By Robert Beasley

The gripping biography of Manchester United manager José Mourinho. This unique insider account of the private man and public manager begins at Old Trafford in 2004, when Mourinho's Porto put Manchester United out of the Champions League. Since then, author Robert Beasley has enjoyed unparalleled access and unrivaled experience with Mourinho both on a professional basis and on a personal level. He reveals how close Mourinho came to becoming England's manager, and Tottenham's attempts to secure him. He discloses the truth about his dislike of Arsène Wenger, and how his relationship with Abramovich really played out behind the scenes. Then there are all the intriguing stories behind the players he bought, and the ones he desperately wanted, but couldn't get. Written by the ultimate insider, this is the fascinating story of Mourinho and life at some of the biggest soccer clubs.
Rad Families
Rad Families Edited by Tomas Moniz, Foreword by Ariel Gore

Rad Families: A Celebration honors the messy, the painful, the playful, the beautiful, the myriad ways we create families. This is not an anthology of experts, or how-to articles on perfect parenting; it often doesn't even try to provide answers. Instead, the writers strive to be honest and vulnerable in sharing their stories and experiences, their failures and their regrets. Gathering parents and writers from diverse communities, it explores the process of getting pregnant from trans birth to adoption, grapples with issues of racism and police brutality, probes raising feminists and feminist parenting. It plumbs the depths of empty nesting and letting go. Some contributors are recognizable authors and activists but most are everyday parents working and loving and trying to build a better world one diaper change at a time. It's a book that reminds us all that we are not alone, that community can help us get through the difficulties, can, in fact, make us better people.
Street Magick
Street Magick By Charles P Zaglanis, By Eric Del Carlo

Cities have a life—a magick—all their own. Lurking within this anthology of urban fantasy, one of Death’s own assassins must discover why she’s been targeted to die. A real estate agent encounters her first haunted house. We learn of a tome that cannot lie, revealing whether the truth will really set you free. These are just three of the fantastic tales weaving their spells within. Featuring fiction by Eric Del Carlo, Christine Daigle, Sherry Decker, and Lee Zumpe.
Under the Moon
Under the Moon Illustrated by Ilya Green, Other Misja Fitzgerald Michel

Selections from the golden age of jazz for a serene night of sleep. With whimsical, dream-like illustrations, this book and accompanying audio CD features a selection of timeless jazz standards covering the four seasons. The book includes 13 popular classics recorded by singing legends from the 50s: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, among others. Explanatory notes accompany each featured song in this must-have book for any jazz fans with a young child. 
Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons Edited by Charles P Zaglanis, By Jay Caselberg, By Eric Del Carlo

Stranded on an off-world base, a tech specialist seeks to outwit a confused AI before it kills him. In the depths of space, a mining ship finds a vein of ore that will make everyone aboard rich—if they figure out what happened to the crew of the ship that was here before them. Waiting for the unwary reader of this book are stories of madmen playing with science beyond their control, and alien creatures with malign intent. Welcome to Dark Horizons, where the future is lost. Featuring fiction by Jay Caselberg, Eric Del Carlo, Aaron J. French, and Christopher Fulbright.
We the People
We the People By Anneke Campbell, By Thomas Linzey

We the People offers powerful portraits of communities across the United States that have faced threats from environmentally destructive corporate projects and responded by successfully banning those projects at a local level. We hear the inspiring voices of ordinary citizens and activists practicing a cutting-edge form of organizing developed by the nonprofit law firm, the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). Their methodology is an answer for the frustrations of untold numbers of activists who have been defeated time and again by corporate political power and legal entitlement. Instead of fighting against what we don't want, this book can teach us to create from the ground up what we do want, basing our vision in local control and law. This work is about finishing the American Revolution by giving up the illusion of democracy and forging a system of true self-governance. In addition, this is about recognizing in law, for the first time in history, that nature possesses legally enforceable rights of its own.
The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook
The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook By Jeanne Besser

Tasty, nutritious recipes backed by the American Cancer Society. Get cooking and eat your way to better health with the latest edition of this popular cookbook. It includes more than 100 simple and delicious dishes that will turn healthy eating into a celebration of good food. It includes healthy substitutions, simple tips in the kitchen, smart shopping ideas, and notes on how to judge portion sizes. There is new material on how to shop in a healthy way, how to set up your pantry for healthy meals, and guidelines for physical activity. With the latest research, revisions to recipes, and updated recommendations for healthy eating, this cookbook makes it fun and easy to eat well.
Limitless Sky
Limitless Sky By Jeff Cork

A game of survival, exploration, and discovery, No Man's Sky is one of the fastest-growing phenomena in video game history, attracting and astounding players of all ages. The game's 18 quintillion planets are procedurally generated, meaning you could very well be the first person to ever set eyes on a planet that even the game developers never encountered—a true testament to the game's innovation. The very first unofficial guide, Limitless Sky: No Man's Sky Unofficial Discovery Guide will provide not only an introduction to the hottest video game, but it'll also teach you how to get more out of your valuable playtime—exploring vast areas, fighting pirates, upgrading your ship or spacesuit, avoiding Sentinels, and identifying new species and resources. This full-color book shares strategies, examines the creation of the impressive procedurally generated planets, and provides a glimpse at what's to come in this ever-expanding universe.
Lennon on Lennon
Lennon on Lennon Edited by Jeff Burger

John Lennon was a highly opinionated and controversial figure with a commanding personality and quick wit. And he made a point of living his adventurous life as openly as possible. Whether he was experimenting with LSD, Transcendental Meditation, primal therapy, macrobiotic diets, or recording techniques, the public was on board every step of the way. He spoke candidly about his intense, sometimes tumultuous relationship with Yoko Ono, his split with the Beatles, his squabbles with Paul McCartney, and just about everything else, baring his emotional ups and downs for all to see. By the time he granted his—and this book's—final interview, only hours before his death, he had become one of the most famous people on the planet and an articulate commentator on politics, human relations, and world peace. Lennon on Lennon is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of some of Lennon's most illuminating interviews. The majority have not been previously available in print, and several of the most important have not been widely available in any format. Interspersed throughout the book are key quotes from dozens of additional Q&As. Together, this material paints a revealing picture of the artist in his own words while offering a window into the cultural atmosphere of the sixties and seventies.
Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia By Rick Geary

On January 15, 1947, a woman was walking with her daughter in a Los Angeles neighborhood. She passed what looked to be a discarded manikin. It turned out to be the body of Elizabeth Short: posed, drained of blood, meticulously scrubbed, and cut in two. From this point, Geary reconstitutes and reveals for us the life of this 22-year-old woman who had become known as "Black Dahlia" because of her striking appearance. How could her life have ended in such a ghastly fashion? Was it a jealous boyfriend, a rejected suitor, or one of LA's notorious mafia connections whom she had apparently been dabbling with? The case gets more complex when, days later, a local newspaper receives a cut-out letter from an anonymous "Black Dahlia Avenger" admitting to the crime. 
My Divorce
My Divorce Edited by Self-Counsel Press

From the team who brought the world a series of bestselling divorce guides and kits, Self-Counsel Press goes back to the drawing board to come out of the gate with another first: a coloring book that helps the reader deal with the trauma of ending a long-term relationship. Dealing with divorce pushes us through every color of the emotional rainbow and every aspect of grief and renewal and – hopefully! – ultimate joy at the rediscovery of self. My Divorce helps you move through all those steps in a creative and stress-busting package. Color through the beauty and agony of the steps everyone who has ever worked through an intimate breakup will recognize.
Big Papi
Big Papi By The Boston Globe, Introduction by John Henry, Foreword by Pedro Martinez

With more than 500 career home runs, an infectious personality, and three World Series championships, David Ortiz has established his position as the greatest Red Sox player of this generation. But Ortiz' story did not start with postseason heroics and towering blasts into the Fenway Park bleachers. Ortiz struggled to find his power stroke in parts of six seasons with the Minnesota Twins, who released him after the 2002 season. Then Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein signed Ortiz in 2003 and the 27 year old soon became known as Big Papi, setting career highs with 31 home runs and 101 RBIs. The next season, the Red Sox won the franchise's first World Series championship in 86 years. Ortiz hit .409 in the postseason, twice driving in the game-winning runs as the Red Sox overcame a 3-0 deficit to top the Yankees in the ALCS. Big Papi hit a franchise-record 54 home runs in 2006 and led the team to a second World Series title in 2007. Ortiz continued his assault on American League pitching into his late-30s. At age 37, he hit .688 in the 2013 World Series to earn MVP honors as the Red Sox topped the Cardinals. Following a 2015 season in which he hit 37 home runs at age 39, Ortiz announced that the 2016 season would be his last. Ortiz' unforgettable career is chronicled in this new, must-have keepsake book from the Boston Globe. Big Papi: The Legend & Legacy of David Ortiz features 128 pages of award-winning reporting, vivid storytelling, dramatic photographs, and statistics capturing the unforgettable moments from Big Papi's arrival in Boston to his farewell tour in 2016. This one of a kind career retrospective is the perfect souvenir for any Red Sox Fan.
Double Trouble on Halloween
Double Trouble on Halloween By Don Hoffman, Illustrated by Katy Batz

Twins Freddie and Teddy are Double Trouble on Halloween! Freddie as a gory goblin and Teddy as a one-eyed pirate create chaos as they gleefully scare their household. As they prepare to go trick-or-treating, mom asks them to remember to be polite when given a treat by the neighbors. However, the twins forget to say thank you for treats as they try to be as scary as possible. When they get to their Uncle Ernie’s house, they get a scary surprise when a big gorilla jumps out at them! As their mother reminds them of their manners, they realize the gorilla is their uncle. They thank him for the candy he gives them, and then Ernie lets them try on his costume. Double Trouble on Halloween shows children that being polite is nothing to be afraid of!
Algren
Algren By Mary Wisniewski

Algren is the definitive biography of one of the best-known writers of mid-20th-century America. Chicago journalist Mary Wisniewski interviewed dozens of Algren's inner circle, including photographer Art Shay and the late Studs Terkel, and examined Algren's unpublished writing and correspondence, including hundreds of letters he received from lover Simone de Beauvoir, to craft an account as entertaining as it is meticulously researched. Algren reveals new details about the writer's life, work, personality, and habits, digging beneath the street-crawling man's man stereotype to show a funny, sensitive, and romantic but self-destructive artist. Wisniewski shows how, initially celebrated then savaged by literary critics for his continued preoccupation with prostitutes and drug addicts in his fiction, Algren was haunted by insecurity about his work and practically gave up writing fiction after 1956, and how he finally found a sense of community and acceptance in the artist colony of Sag Harbor before his death in 1981. This fresh look at the man whose tough but humorous style and compassionate message enchanted readers and fellow writers and whose boyish charm seduced many women is indispensable to anyone interested in 20th-century American literature.
The Braid Book
The Braid Book By Sarah Hiscox, By Willa Burton

Ever lusted for a cool braid style, but just can't figure out how? Thanks to The Braid Book, now you can! Sarah Hiscox and Willa Burton, founders of London's hip The Braid Bar, show you how to style both simple and intricate braids in your own hair or a friend's, using clear, easy-to-follow directions and plenty of photos. The up-to-the-minute designs include braids from a plaited halo or an elaborate fishtail to a Cara Delevingne–inspired braid. You'll get ideas to adorn your hair with clips, pompoms, and bands, as well as other stylish tools such as hair chalk and glitter. There are secret tips, tricks, and advice on caring for your braids, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, to ensure you can get your braid on.