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Title Draft no. 4 : on the writing process

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Draft no. 4 :
Author McPhee, John, 1931-
Format: Books

Title The leadership challenge : how to make extraordinary things happen in organizations

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title The leadership challenge :
Author Kouzes, James M., 1945- author.
Edition: Sixth edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Streams of gold, rivers of blood : the rise and fall of Byzantium, 955 A.D. to the First Crusade

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Streams of gold, rivers of blood :
Author Kaldellis, Anthony, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Perish from the earth

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Perish from the earth
Author Putnam, Jonathan F.
Format: Books

Title Blood red, white and blue : a Mary McGill dog mystery / Kathleen Delaney.

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Blood red, white and blue :
Author Delaney, Kathleen, author.
Edition: First world edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: The Mary McGill and Millie series
Format: Books
Summary It’s the 4th of July and Santa Louisa's Independence Day celebrations have gone off without a hitch. Except for the body in the oak grove, shot in the back. The victim was a visitor to the town. Mary McGill and her cocker spaniel Millie had seen him only that morning, staring in the window of Lowell’s jewellery store, his German Shepherd, Ranger, at his side. Could the diamond and sapphire necklace which caught his attention have some connection with his untimely death? What brought him to Santa Louisa in the first place? Having agreed to look after Ranger temporarily, Mary is unwillingly drawn into the murder investigation. She never dreamed that her enquiries would lead her into serious danger...and more murder.

Title PARIS IN THE PRESENT TENSE

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title PARIS IN THE PRESENT TENSE
Author Helprin, Mark
Format: Books

Title Driving across Kansas : a guide to I-70

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Driving across Kansas :
Author Cable, Ted T., author.
Edition: Revised and updated edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In his introduction to Dan Dancer's The Four Seasons of Kansas, bestselling author William Least Heat-Moon reflects upon the Great Kansas Passage of those who race their cars westward across Interstate 70 without trying to understand the truth of the place. Ted Cable and Wayne Maley come to the rescue of those travelers with a new guide that will expand and enrich their understanding of a state whose history, in Heat-Moon's words, is 'a tumbling of guns, torches, hatchets, and knives.' Guided by Cable and Maley, the historical landscapes of I-70 come back to life, recalling landmarks and legacies relating to pioneer movements and Indian dispossession, army outposts and great bison hunts, cowboys and cattle trails, the struggles over slavery and women's rights, and the emergence of major wheat, beef, oil, and water industries. Their guide parcels out information, mile-marker by mile-marker (in boldface), in a way that's equally accessible to westbound and eastbound users alike. In this second edition the authors have updated the information throughout, including new sites and new stories. Driving across Kansas, 2nd edition, will reward the observant traveler with a treasure trove of details sure to increase his or her appreciation for the great Sunflower State"--Provided by publisher. "In July 2003, we published Driving across Kansas, a guidebook offering information and easily accessible stops for travelers crossing the state on I-70. It's sold well for us--3600 copies--but is now dated. In this second edition, the authors have updated the information throughout, deleting sites that have disappeared, adding new sites, and including new stories that reflect changes in the state over the past 13 years"--Provided by publisher.

Title Elle Paris.

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Elle Paris.
Author Girette, Camille.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title SMILE

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title SMILE
Author Doyle, Roddy
Format: Books

Title Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park : a guide to the park's greatest hiking adventures including Mount Katahdin

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park :
Author Westrich, Greg, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Falcon guides
Format: Books

Title The financial aid handbook : getting the education you want for the price you can afford

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title The financial aid handbook :
Author Stack, Carol, author.
Edition: Revised edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The Financial Aid Handbook is the only book families need to find the right college at the right price. This completely revised, up-to-date edition builds on the success of the original--the definitive, one-stop guide to the college selection and payment process, covering everything from basic timelines and tuition costs to predicting your scholarship award from colleges and taking ownership of student debt after graduation. Updated to reflect the most recent changes in federal processes and timelines and including new chapters for undocumented and homeless students, this revised edition is a must-have for high school students and their parents"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The diplomat's daughter : a novel

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title The diplomat's daughter :
Author Tanabe, Karin, author.
Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "For fans of All the Light We Cannot See and Orphan Train, the author of the "thought-provoking" (Library Journal, starred review) and "must-read" (PopSugar) novel The Gilded Years crafts a captivating tale of three young people divided by the horrors of World War II and their journey back to one another. During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas interment camp, the victim of misfortune and America's new policies of fear. Plagued by fence sickness, her world changes when she meets Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together, they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families, but discover that young love can triumph over even the most unjust circumstances. When Emi and her mother are abruptly sent back to Japan, Christian enlists in the US Army, with his sights set on the Pacific front--and a reunion with Emi. Sent away for her safety, Emi lives out the war in a Japanese resort town where many in the foreign community have fled, including both Jews and Nazis. When she overhears a German officer boasting of the men he has murdered in Asia, fate brings Emi back to Leo Hartmann, the son of prominent Austrian Jews, now a refugee in Shanghai--her oldest friend and her first love. Fearing for his life, Emi is determined to find Leo. But will Christian's devotion be strong enough to stop her? Hurtled together by war, passion, and extraordinary acts of selflessness, the paths of these three remarkable young people collide as the fighting on the Pacific front crescendos. With her "elegant and extremely gratifying" (USA TODAY) storytelling, Tanabe paints a stunning portrait of a turning point in history"-- Provided by publisher.

Title We shall not all sleep : a novel

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title We shall not all sleep :
Author Nagy, Estep, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Seven Island has two houses. One for Hillsingers and one for Quicks. 1964. The Hillsingers and the Quicks have shared the small Maine island of Seven for generations. But though technically family --Jim Hillsinger and Billy Quick married Park Avenue sisters Lila and Hannah Blackwell -- they do not mix. Now, on the anniversary of Hannah's death, Lila feels grief pulling her toward Billy. And Jim, a spy recently ousted from the CIA on suspicion of treason, decides to carry out the threat his wife has explicitly forbidden: to banish their youngest son, the twelve-year-old Catta, to the neighboring island of Baffin for twenty-four hours in an attempt to make a man out of him. With their elders preoccupied, the Hillsinger and Quick children run wild, playing violent games led by Catta's sadistic older brother James. The island manager Cyrus and the servants tend to the families while preparing for the Migration, a yearly farming ritual that means one thing to their employers, and something very different to them. Set during three summer days, Estep Nagy's debut novel moves among the communities of Seven as longstanding tensions become tactical face-offs in which everything is fair game for ammunition. Vividly capturing the rift between the cold warriors of Jim's generation and the rebellious seekers of Catta's, We Shall Not All Sleep is a richly told story of American class, family, and manipulation -- a compelling portrait of a unique and privileged WASP stronghold on the brink of dissolution"-- Publisher's summary.

Title JANE AUSTEN AT HOME : A Biography

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title JANE AUSTEN AT HOME :
Author Worsley, Lucy
Format: Books

Title Seven steps to managing your memory.

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Seven steps to managing your memory.
Author Budson, Andrew E.
Format: Books

Title Andrew Wyeth : in retrospect

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Andrew Wyeth :
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Andrew Wyeth painted the landscapes and people in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he grew up, and in mid-coast Maine, where he spent each summer--places that would inspire him for over seven decades. This centennial exhibition is a fitting moment to trace the threads that weave through the art of Andrew Wyeth, which never failed to engage viewers and confound critics through the long twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Hidden lives of tudor women.

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Hidden lives of tudor women.
Author Norton, Elizabeth.
Format: Books

Title The Nashville guide : experience local

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title The Nashville guide :
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title The voice of America :
Author Stephens, Mitchell, author.
Edition: First edition
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons." Few Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in Alaska. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of "Lawrence of Arabia." In 1930, Lowell Thomas began delivering America's initial radio newscast. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades - his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. In a prime-time special after Thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had "crammed a couple of centuries worth of living" into his eighty-nine years. Thomas delighted in entering "forbidden" countries--Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. The Explorers Club has named its building, its awards, and its annual dinner after him. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century--including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw--acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Though they may not know it, journalists today too are following a path he blazed. In The Voice of America, Mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Huế 1968 : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35am
Title Huế 1968 :
Author Bowden, Mark, 1951- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict and materials from Vietnamese and American archives provide multiple points of view on each stage of the Battle of Hue.

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