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Book Cover: Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America

Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America

Author: Janet Borgerson

ISBN: 9780262036238

The sleek hi-fi console in a well-appointed midcentury American living room might have had a stack of albums by musicians like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, or Patti Page. It was just as likely to have had a selection of LPs from slightly different genres, with such titles as Cocktail Time...

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Book Cover: With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

Author: KATHRYN MANNIX

ISBN: 9780316504485

Through stories from her own practice, a palliative care doctor takes the reader on a journey through dying.Modern medical technology is allowing us to live longer and fuller lives than ever before. And for the most part, that is good news. But with changes in the way we understand...

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Book Cover: Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

Author: PATRICK SHARKEY

ISBN: 9780393609608

An eye-opening account of the transformation of cities and an urgent call to action to prevent another crime wave.Over the past two decades, American cities have experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime, dramatically changing urban life. In many cases, places once characterized by decay and abandonment are now thriving...

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Book Cover: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It

Author: MARGARET WEHRENBERG

ISBN: 9780393712148

A much-anticipated update to the classic personal road map, full of strategies to understand, manage, and conquer your stress. From mild worry or social unease to severe phobia and panic, anxiety affects millions of people. This book offers answers and relief. Drawing on brain science, it highlights the top 1...

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Book Cover: Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride

Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride

Author: David DeSteno

ISBN: 9780544703100

A pioneering psychologist reveals how three emotions can provide the surest, quickest route to success in any realm. A string of bestsellers have alerted us to the importance of grit - an ability to persevere and control one's impulses that is so closely associated with greatness. But no book yet...

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Book Cover: Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence, and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces

Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence, and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces

Author: Susanna Salk

ISBN: 9780789334145

Featuring inspiring interiors from today's top designers, Decorate Fearlessly shows us how to be bold and personal with our design choices, creating spaces that we love to live in. Decorate Fearlessly is both a photographic trove of fabulously designed homes - by such renowned designers as Mary McDonald, Ashley Hicks...

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Book Cover: Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

Author: CATHERINE KERRISON

ISBN: 9781101886243

Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.

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Book Cover: The Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha

Author: Dave Eggers

ISBN: 9781101947319

From the best-selling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one...

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Book Cover: When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want

When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want

Author: Mike Lewis

ISBN: 9781250124210

An inspirational book that lays out the "Jump Curve" -- four steps to wholeheartedly pursuing the career of your dreams -- through experiences from a variety of people who have jumped and never looked backWhen Mike Lewis was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to...

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Book Cover: Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

Author: J Randy Taraborrelli

ISBN: 9781250128010

A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill."Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?" Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea...

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Book Cover: Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children

Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children

Author: SARA ZASKE

ISBN: 9781250160171

In the tradition of Bringing Up Bebe and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a clarion call and practical guide for a return to rational parenting, from an American woman who learned how to raise strong, self-reliant children by following the common sense approach of German parenting. When Sara Zaske...

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Book Cover: Artists: Their Lives and Works

Artists: Their Lives and Works

Author: DK

ISBN: 9781465463289

A visual celebration of more than 80 great artists, from the Early Renaissance to the present day.Exploring the vision and techniques of the greatest painters and sculptors throughout history, Artists tells the fascinating stories behind each masterpiece, including the historical context in which each artist worked, their influences, creative development...

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Book Cover: Bollywood: The Films! The Songs! The Stars!

Bollywood: The Films! The Songs! The Stars!

Author: INC DORLING KINDERSLEY

ISBN: 9781465463296

A visual tour of the glamour and color of Indian cinema in the only comprehensive illustrated guide to the world of Bollywood movies.Mumbai's charming movies, with glittering costumes and epic song-and-dance productions, have captured hearts all over the world since the early 1900s. Bollywood features film stills, plot timelines, star...

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Book Cover: A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia

Author: Sandra Allen

ISBN: 9781501134036

Dazzlingly, daringly written, marrying the thoughtful originality of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts with the revelatory power of Neurotribes and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before.Sandra Allen did not know her uncle Bob very well...

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Book Cover: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

Author: MARGARETA MAGNUSSON

ISBN: 9781501173240

Funny, wise, and deeply practical, Swedish artist Margareta Magnusson offers advice on how to declutter your home and minimize your worldly possessions so your loved ones don't have to do it for you.In Swedish there is a word for it: Dostädning, "do" means "death" and "städning" means "cleaning." The idea...

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Book Cover: Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In

Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In

Author: Anjali Kumar

ISBN: 9781580056618

Anjali Kumar, a pragmatic lawyer for Google, was part of a rapidly growing population in America: highly spiritual but religiously uncommitted. But when her daughter was born, she became compelled to find God--or at least some kind of enlightenment.Convinced that traditional religions were not a fit for her, and knowing...

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Book Cover: The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet

The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet

Author: Design America Inc.

ISBN: 9781580117944

Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more people decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact. Build the small home of your dreams...

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Book Cover: Junk Genius: Stylish ways to repurpose everyday objects, with over 80 projects and ideas

Junk Genius: Stylish ways to repurpose everyday objects, with over 80 projects and ideas

Author: JULIETTE GOGGIN

ISBN: 9781782495284

In Junk Genius, you'll find highly rewarding and money-saving repurposing projects, and discover why making your own is a trend well worth exploring. Juliette Goggin and Stacy Sirk have created over 80 projects and ideas using items you can easily find or might already have. Discover creative ways to use...

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