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"The story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans"--From publisher description.

Local food traditions can blossom into regional cuisines and offer tastes and memories that last a lifetime. With some smart selections, these cuisines, made with fresh, local ingredients, can also improve your health and the health of your family. What most people don't know? Foods from your local market are an incredible bargain. Chef Charles Mattocks combines his flair for using fresh, locally grown foods with his engaging presentation to offer a budget-friendly taste of what your local farmer's market can bring to your table. Diagnosed recently with type 2 diabetes, Chef Mattocks offers tips on creating and maintaining the perfect pantry, finding fresh foods, and, most important of all, preparing and serving meals that won't break the bank. The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook is the perfect collection for those who want to improve their health, take advantage of local and sustainable foods, and save money at the same time.

The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences.

Michael Lander, a disgruntled veteran with a fascination for explosives, pilots television blimps over packed sports stadiums each weekend. When a beautiful terrorist operative hands him the explosive firepower he needs, Lander sets in motion a plan that could turn Super Bowl Sunday into the darkest day in American history.

Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr. argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy: a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has. Thus even if a student has a basic competence in the English language, he or she has little chance of entering the American mainstream without knowing what a silicon chip is, or when the Civil War was fought.

Featuring recipes from many of the world's finest and most popular vegan restaurants, The HappyCow Cookbook shares the history and evolution of each restaurant, provides Q&As with the owners, and teaches you how to make some of their mouthwatering dishes.

Presents a collection of recipes from a well-known, fifty-year-old New Mexican restaurant, with a history and archival images of the establishment and instructions for making some of its signature dishes.

The author recalls his seventy-six day ordeal adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in a five foot inflatable raft, after the sinking of his sailboat, recounting his problems surviving the weather, shark attacks, raft leaks, and food and water shortages.

Captain Alan Lewrie sails off to a region torn by war, graft,double-dealing and petty professional feuds; the ultra rich French colony of Saint Domingue.

"Woody Paige and Mike Klis, national award winning, veteran sportswriters for The Denver Post, chronicle one of the most exhilarating, and ultimately heartbreaking, football seasons in history. How did the most prolific offense of all time, led by arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, wind up helplessly lost at sea? Paige, as columnist for The Post and a commentator for ESPN, has covered the Broncos since 1974 and through all 7 of their Super Bowls. Klis, the 2014 recipient of the Associated Press Sports Editor's Breaking News Award, has been the Broncos beat writer since 2005.Together, they go behind the scenes of the Broncos, from its conception alongside the AFL, through the arrival of legendary John Elway, to the mystifying Tim Tebow, all leading up to Peyton Manning's unparalleled success and harsh defeat"--Page [4] of cover.

"The paleo trend is here to stay. From Practical Paleo to Everyday Paleo to Paleo Comfort Foods , readers are clamoring for healthier, tastier recipes. And it's not just fitness enthusiasts; millions of men and women are looking for low carb, nutritious meals for weight loss and better all- around health, using natural, unprocessed ingredients that our Paleolithic ancestors ate for generations. With its emphasis on grain- free and dairy- free recipes, families with gluten or lactose intolerances also benefit from the Paleo diet. Healthy eating expert Jane Barthelemy, whose Paleo Desserts has established her as a go-to - source for easy grain- free indulgences, now turns to breakfast--one of the more difficult meals for Paleo eaters. Barthelemy's recipes are the perfect solution for special diets, such as allergen- free, celiac, diabetic, and anti- candida. What's more, the recipes- even the ones for breakfast sweets replace any refined sugar with high- quality, low- carb natural sweeteners. With 150 easy favorites like baked eggs in avocado with bacon, Paleo bread, lemon poppyseed muffins, and blueberry cobbler in a cup, all reinvented Paleo and gluten- free, these recipes are so healthy and delicious no one will ever guess they're "alternative."--Provided by publisher.

World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly combines the speed of grilling with the smoky flavors of low-and-slow barbecue for great meals any night of the week, no fancy equipment required. Start with recipes designed for grills and smokers and then move on to adapt your own indoor recipes to the outdoors.

A funny novel on two college friends who relive their youth by getting up to all sorts of tricks during a literary conference. One is a professor who is writing a novel, the other is his editor. Both left college with high hopes of making a name, hopes which have not materialized.

"... narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of people. Nomi Prins offers an explosive account of how this came to be, and how the banks continue to influence the world economy and dominate government. Aligning the complex relationships between political and financial leaders since the early 1900s, Prins exposes the elite bankers that served as unelected leaders and confidants, acting as a shadow government concealed behind the US presidency from Wilson to Obama. With eye-opening correspondence culled from Presidential libraries across the country, against a timeline of two world wars and multiple market crashes, 'All The Presidents' Bankers' traces the shocking consequences of a system in which there is no line between public office and private power"-- Provided by publisher.

"Whether your focus is your abdominals or your legs, you can strengthen key parts of your body with Exercise in Action: Strength Training. This book is organized into clearly illustrated instructional guides that help you easily follow each exercise. Begin with a complete warm-up and stretching exercises, then choose your target areas through the easy-to-follow format. From chest and abdominals to arms and shoulders, each category consists of a variety of strength exercises allowing your body to always be challenged. The innovative, visual guide illustrates each movement clearly, assuring that you do the exercises correctly. With over 150 pages of step-by-step exercises, Exercise in Action: Strength Training is the next best thing to having a personal trainer right in the room with you. "-- Provided by publisher.

Lt. Lucas Davenport, the heroic detective introduced in Rules of prey, faces his most terrifying case when a series of gruesome mutilation killings shocks Minneapolis. Davenport's case will either bring him back to life--or send him over the edge.

Spans gardening, cooking, crafts, health, beauty, and myth/lore, helping readers learn how to improve indoor air quality, create a golden years herb garden for seniors, keep invasive herbs in check, and soak up vibrational healing from roses, daisies, and other flowers.

A memoir of the author's imprisonment in a women's concentration camp.

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