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Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Brian McGinty · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

In the early hours of May 6, 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge -- the first railroad bridge ever to span...

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The History of Philosophy

A. C. Grayling · Penguin Press
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers

The story of philosophy is the story of who we are and why. An epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents,...
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The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

Peter McGraw · Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Pages: 239
Format: Paperback

Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist "shed fascinating light on what makes us laugh and why" (New York Post) .Two guys. Nineteen experiments. Five continents. 91,000 miles. The Humor Code follows the madcap adventures and oddball...
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Naturally Sweet Food in Jars: 100 Preserves Made with Coconut, Maple, Honey, and More

Marisa Mcclellan · Running Press, 2016.
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

The Preserves You Love, SWEETER THAN EVERAfter years of addressing questions reducing sugar, substituting sugar, and leaving it out altogether, accomplished canner and author Marisa McClellan began to rejigger her recipes, helping her home canners enjoy the flavors of the season without...
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First Time Ever: A Memoir

Peggy Seeger · Faber & Faber Social
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

"A quirky, unique, and fabulously memorable memoir." - STARRED Kirkus Reviews

Peggy Seeger is one of folk music's most influential artists and songwriters. Born in New York City in 1935, she enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and left-wing politics - they remain...
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In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado · Graywolf Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms...

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Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

Diana Butler Bass · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The author of the multiple award-winning Grounded and leading trend spotter in contemporary Christianity explores why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, offers practical suggestions for reclaiming it, and illuminates how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater...

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No Excuses Fitness: The 30-Day Plan to Tone Your Body and Supercharge Your Health

Donovan Green · Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

"Donovan Green proves that motivation and inspiration improves his clients' lives inside and outside of the gym. Donovan's own life story is the greatest example of how being motivated and driven makes what once seemed impossible a reality."--Joe Scarborough, NBC News...
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Be More RBG: Speak Truth and Dissent with Supreme Style

Marilyn Easton · DK
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

The perfect, satirical stocking stuffer for those who dare to dissent, fight for what they believe in, and change the world for the better--one lace collar at a time.Let the "notorious RBG" teach you to find your work-life balance, stand up for your rights, dissent like a woman,...
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Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe

Ella Frances Sanders · Penguin Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation

Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common...
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Baltic: New and Old Recipes from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Simon Bajada · Hardie Grant
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Baltic showcases the unique culinary landscape of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Bringing the Baltic's answer to New Nordic to your kitchen, nearly seventy recipes celebrate this wholesome, creative and intensely seasonal cuisine. As well, stunning photography captures the colour and vibrancy...
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DEWALT Electrical Licensing Exam Guide: Based on the NEC 2014

Ray Holder · DEWALT; 4 edition
Format: Print book

For years, electricians and apprentices alike have turned to the DEWALT ELECTRICAL LICENSING EXAM GUIDE for their licensing exam preparation needs. With a commitment to delivering both the need-to-know knowledge and valuable test-taking strategies to demonstrate that knowledge, it is a comprehensive...
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Getting What We Need Ourselves: How Food Has Shaped African American Life

Jennifer Jensen Wallach author of How America Eats: A Social History of US Food and Culture · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

Beginning with an examination of West African food traditions during the era of the transatlantic slave trade and ending with a discussion of black vegan activism in the twenty-first century, Getting What We Need Ourselves: How Food Has Shaped African American Life tells a multi-faceted...
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