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A storm of witchcraft - the Salem trials and the American experience by Baker, Emerson W., author.

A storm of witchcraft - the Salem trials and the American experience

"Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The r

Oct 17, 2014
A woman without a country - poems by Boland, Eavan.

A woman without a country - poems

Oct 17, 2014
Abigail and John - portrait of a marriage by Gelles, Edith Belle.

Abigail and John - portrait of a marriage

Gelles offers an intimate look at the Revolutionary era's most influential marriage and America's first power couple, Abigail and John Adams.

Oct 23, 2014
Ada's algorithm - how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age by Essinger, James, 1957-

Ada's algorithm - how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age

Behind every great man, there's a great woman; no other adage more aptly describes the relationship between Charles Babbage, the man credited with thinking up the concept of the programmable computer, and mathematician Ada Lovelace, whose contributions, according to Essinger, proved indispensable to Babbage's invention. The Analytical Engine was a series of cogwheels, gear-shafts, camshafts, and power transmission rods controlled by a punch-card system based on the Jacquard loom. Lovelace, the o

Oct 23, 2014
All things possible - setbacks and success in politics and life by Cuomo, Andrew Mark, 1957-

All things possible - setbacks and success in politics and life

The governor of New York discusses both his personal life and his career in politics.

Oct 20, 2014
American ballads - the photographs of Marty Stuart by Stuart, Marty, photographer.

American ballads - the photographs of Marty Stuart

"A book of Marty Stuart's photographs that will coicide with an exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee. This book will present images from these three bodies of work: "Badlands" on his time with the Lakota; "The Masters" from his work with musicians; and "Blue Line Hot Shots"--

Oct 17, 2014
American general - the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman by Eisenhower, John S. D., 1922-2013.

American general - the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman

Oct 23, 2014
An American Cardinal - the biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan by Boyle, Christina.

An American Cardinal - the biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Chronicles the life of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the most powerful Roman Catholic leader in the United States, discussing his humble origins, his progression through the ranks of the church hierarchy, and his reaction to the sexual abuse scandal within thechurch.

Oct 17, 2014
Another man's war - the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African Army by Phillips, Barnaby.

Another man's war - the story of a Burma boy in Britain's forgotten African Army

Oct 17, 2014
Are Libraries Obsolete? - An Argument for Relevance in the Digital Age by Herring, Mark Y., 1952- author.

Are Libraries Obsolete? - An Argument for Relevance in the Digital Age

"The digital age has transformed information access in ways that no one ever dreamed. But the afterclap of our digital wonders has left libraries reeling as they are no longer the chief contender in information delivery. The book explores how libraries and librarians must face the future if they are to continue to be relevant, vibrant, and enduring"--

Oct 23, 2014
Art in America, 1945-1970 - writings from the age of abstract expressionism, pop art, and minimalism by Perl, Jed (EDT)

Art in America, 1945-1970 - writings from the age of abstract expressionism, pop art, and minimalism

Gathers writings by the leading artists and critics who transformed American art in the mid-twentieth century, making New York, rather than Paris, the center of world art.

Oct 23, 2014
Artful Christmas - 30 elegant craft projects by Wasinger, Susan.

Artful Christmas - 30 elegant craft projects

Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and accessible materials. Deck the halls with a lacy air dried clay wreath, a stamped muslin bag Advent calendar, festive felt stockings, sparkling paper ornaments, a glittered garland, and other items beautiful and bright.

Oct 23, 2014
Artful Christmas - 30 elegant craft projects by Wasinger, Susan.

Artful Christmas - 30 elegant craft projects

Presents step-by-step instructions for thirty Christmas crafts utilizing accessible materials, from a doily snowflake bowl and playing card ornaments to folk art felt coasters and a tiny tin advent calendar wreath.

Oct 17, 2014
As you wish - inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride by Elwes, Cary, 1962-

As you wish - inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

Oct 17, 2014
At home with Jane Austen by Wilson, Kim, 1959-

At home with Jane Austen

"With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen's world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime"--

Oct 17, 2014
Bad paper - chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld by Halpern, Jake, author.

Bad paper - chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld

"Frequent New Yorker contributor Jake Halpern investigates the shadowy, unregulated world of consumer debt collection, focusing on an unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and former armed robber who go in search of "paper," spreadsheets of uncollected debt sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar"--

Oct 17, 2014
Be the message - taking your faith beyond words to a life of action by Shook, Kerry, author.

Be the message - taking your faith beyond words to a life of action

The authors share how, tired of just preaching the words of the Gospel, they tried to manifest the Gospel in their intentions and actions, and how this shift in focus from words to action changed their family, church, and relationship with God.

Oct 23, 2014
Becoming vegan - the complete reference on plant-based nutrition by Davis, Brenda, 1959-

Becoming vegan - the complete reference on plant-based nutrition

Oct 23, 2014
Belly fat breakthrough - understand what it is and lose it fast by Boutcher, Stephen H. (Stephen Hugh), 1949-

Belly fat breakthrough - understand what it is and lose it fast

Discusses the latest research on causes of abdominal fat and presents an interval sprinting exercise program designed to reduce it, along with recommendations for a Mediterranean diet eating plan.

Oct 17, 2014
Belly fat breakthrough - understand what it is and lose it fast by Boutcher, Stephen H. (Stephen Hugh), 1949- author.

Belly fat breakthrough - understand what it is and lose it fast

Oct 23, 2014