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Henry VIII fathered four children who survived childhood, each by a different mother. In The Children of Henry VIII, renowned Tudor historian John Guy tells their stories, returning to the archives and drawing on a vast array of contemporary records, personal letters, ambassadors' reports, and other eyewitness accounts, including the four children's own handwritten letters.
A narrative of the contemporary American food world that is simultaneously a humorous adventure, a behind-the-scenes look at, and an attempt to understand the implications of the way we eat.--from publisher's description.
"In Brooklyn's unforgiving urban jungle, Maggie Moore is torn between answering her own needs and catering to the desirous men who dominate her life. Confronted by her quarrelsome Irish immigrant father, the feckless lover who may become her husband, and others, Maggie must learn to navigate a cycle of loss, separation, and hope as she forges her own path toward happiness."--P.  of cover.
"Billy Graham presents the core message that has guided his life and calling for more than 70 years. Filled with new stories and timeless truth, Graham once again calls the world back to its spiritual priority as only he can."--www.Amazon.com.
Don?t face reality. Create reality! E-Squared could best be described as a lab manual with simple experiments to prove once and for all that reality is malleable, that consciousness trumps matter, and that you shape your life with your mind. Rather than take it on faith, you are invited to conduct nine 48-hour experiments to prove there really is a positive, loving, totally hip force in the universe. Yes, you read that right. It says prove. The experiments, each of which can be conducted with absolutely no money and very little time expenditure, demonstrate that spiritual principles are as dependable as gravity, as consistent as Newton?s laws of motion. For years, you?ve been hoping and praying that spiritual principles are true. Now, you can know.
Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card's classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, and military strategists.
The author delves into the mystery of what happened to nine experienced hikers who died in 1959 in the Russian Ural Mountains. Eichar retraces the hikers' journey and provides an account, aided by access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, government records, and dozens of interviews.
Traces choreographer Bob Fosse's numberless reinventions of himself over a career that would spawn The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Pippin, Chicago, All That Jazz and other iconic works of art. Through interviews and access to Fosse's archives, examines his professional life and his intense relationships with everyone from Liza Minnelli, Fred Astaire and Neil Simon to Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange and Dustin Hoffman.
"The style guru and author of Freakin' Fabulous shows you how to have it all--haute fashion, food and decor--at bargain-basement prices. As co-host of TLC's popular What Not to Wear and ABC's The Chew, Clinton Kelly is constantly helping his guests look and feel their best. Now he's going to share his secrets for making every part of your life more fabulous--whether you want to make over your wardrobe, add glamour to your next soirée, or brighten up that dingy bathroom--even if there's no room in your budget. After all, Freakin' Fabulous doesn't have to come at a price--if you have Clinton in your corner. Filled with pages of full-color photography, helpful advice, and numerous ideas for styling, partying, and better living, this book will make you the envy of everyone on the block without emptying your bank account. As Kelly doles out wit and wisdom on everything from thrift store sprees to proper dinner etiquette, he playfully reminds you that you don't need to be a movie star to live like one...as long you shop smartly. Remember, anybody can be fabulous--it's not the size of your funds but how you use them"-- Provided by publisher.
"Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory-- an intellectual crisis that inspired him to lay it all on the line as he set off to locate the lost city of Sodom. Recounting Dr. Collins?s quest for Sodom in detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery"--P.  of cover.
"In the fledgling colony of New Hope, their friends struggle to create a Southern utopia in Brazil soon after the Civil War. But Hayden is seeking revenge--relentlessly. And Magnolia is seeking a way out--desperately. They both seek to use the other for their own purpose--deceptively. Falling in love was never part of their plans"--From publisher description.
The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock and its other hit programs.
"In The 34-Ton Bat, Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin tells the real, unvarnished story of baseball through the lens of all the things that make it the game that it is. Rushin weaves these rich stories--from ballpark pipe organs played by malevolent organists to backed up toilets at Ebbets Field--together in their order of importance (from most to least) for an entertaining and compulsive read, glowing with a deep passion for America's Pastime."--www.Amazon.com.
Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Lee Smith exudes menace. Psychologist Jolene Granger has agreed to hear his dying confession, vowing not to let the monster inside her head. And Harvey has secrets to share--about bodies that were never found, and about the apprentice who is continuing his grisly work. He buries his victims alive the way his mentor Harvey did, relishing their final screams as the earth rains down. And as one last gift to the only father he knew, he will make the most perfect kill of all. Everything about this investigation is unnerving Jo, from Harveys fascination with her to the fact that she's working alongside Texas Ranger Brody Winchester, her ex-husband. Harveys protege is growing bolder and more vicious every day. And soon the trail of shallow graves will lead them to the last place Jo expected, and to the most terrifying truth of all.
Her promising career in 1960s London interrupted by an affair with a married professor that renders her a single mother, Jessica Speight faces wrenching questions about responsibility, potential, and compassion when her sunny child reveals unique needs.
A collection of 12 simple quilting projects.
A death at Xavier Institute reveals an enemy within the Institute and the X-Men must depend on each other more than ever as their world goes crazy around them. Meanwhile, an alien race watches and waits to see if they will have to move in and finish annhilating the X-Men themselves.
Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn't sure what to make of the estate's preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey. Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin's two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from financial ruin.
"Football is the country's most popular pastime, and yet most of what happens in today's NFL is a mystery. The New York Jets gave Nicholas Dawidoff a security code, a locker, an office in the scouting department, and for an entire year he lived with the team. He has written a vivid, funny, and moving narrative about an emblematic NFL season that deepens the way we know the game. In Collision Low Crossers, Dawidoff introduces us to a memorable cast of characters: brilliant, polarizing head coach Rex Ryan; the defensive coaches and their offensive counterparts and rivals; the best defensive player in football Darrelle Revis and the young, whimsical, and erratic quarterback Mark Sanchez; and the brotherhood of American characters who come together to form a team. Here finally is the definitive work on the elusive game, a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Deliverance and part The Office"-- Provided by publisher.
A critical evaluation of Philip Roth -- the first of its kind -- that takes on the man, the myth, and his work from the debut novel, "Goodbye, Columbus," which won the National Book Award, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning "American Pastoral," to his eternally inventive later works such as "Exit Ghost" and "Nemesis.".
"... uses groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to create a visual image for each name, examine its usage and popularity over the past one hundred years, and suggest other specific and promising name ideas"--From publisher description.
"... features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you'll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty?from easy to advanced. Each project is comprised of block instructions and a pattern to finish a full-size quilt. You'll also find a comprehensive section on quilting basics and plenty of tips on organizing your own virtual bee"--From publisher description.