New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
Describes how a German-born Biergarten owner who knew nothing about baseball bought the St. Louis Browns baseball team in an effort to sell more beer and unwittingly formed the American League and revitalized the sport.
"The gods will be turned to ash! The World Tree burns as the forces of Surtur, Lord of Muspelheim, scorch the Nine Realms with the irrepressible blaze of war. Loyalty to blood stands above loyalty to realm as the warriors of Asgardia and Vanaheim battle one another while the ever-hungry flames of rebellion feast on the destruction. And in the heart of conflict stands a boy. The plots and schemes of Loki set into motion during his adventures across the Nine Realms come to an explosive conclusion that brings the legendary heroes of myth to their knees! When the God of Thunder, Thor, falters in battle, will placing his trust in his beloved brother Loki -- the boy god, lord of mischief-- be Asgardia's salvation or their undoing?"--From publisher description.
Featuring 50 of the state's best hikes, with an additional 52 honorable mention hikes, Hiking Oregon is the ticket to experiencing the Beaver State's remarkable diversity. This one-of-a-kind guidebook will take outdoor enthusiasts on hikes along rugged, rocky coastline to historic lighthouses; through scented, sagebrush high desert and magnificent lava plains; to the tops of volcanic peaks; past cascading waterfalls; and alongside wild and scenic rivers.
He was a maverick of American cinema in the late 60s and 70s, one of the leading auteurs of the New Hollywood whose groundbreaking films include 'The Exorcist' and 'The French Connection.' Now, the Academy Award-winning director looks back at his life, his career, and important films.
With vivid colors, bold simplicity, and the use of stone, stucco, and tile, the Patmos house of renowned interior designer John Stefanidis is a source of inspiration for homeowners and decorators worldwide. In his own words, Stefanidis explains how the house has evolved over many years, reflecting the designer?s love for the island, his original use of vibrant color, his eclectic and cosmopolitan aesthetic, and a desire to combine comfort with style.
Follows a group of hard-partying frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local Missoula bar into one of the largest online poker companies in the world--and who became fugitives on the run after the Feds shut down their operation.
"Take your knowledge of top-down and seamless knitting to a higher level by learning how to convert and adapt lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques"-- Provided by publisher.
"How artists work, how they ritualize their days with the comforting (mundane) details of their lives: their daily routines, fears, dreams, naps, eating habits, and other prescribed, finely calibrated "subtle maneuvers" ... From Beethoven and Kafka to George Sand, Picasso, Woody Allen and Agatha Christie; from Leo Tolstoy and Henry James to Charles Dickens and John Updike, here are writers, composers, painters, choreographers, playwrights, philosophers, caricaturists, comedians, poets, sculptors, and scientists on how they create (and avoid creating) their creations."-- Provided by publisher.
Tony Stark is Iron Man: technological visionary, wealthy playboy, unparalleled engineer, and armored Avenger. But now the lethal techno virus Extremis is out in the wild.
Trail Tested is a comprehensive guide to hiking and backpacking, containing hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on more than 35,000 miles of hiking in the United States and beyond.
A memoir from the stand-up comedian, writer, and actress that focuses on her oft-questioned (by others) decision to remain childless.
"Sunflowers are bold and bright flowers that have inspired painters and designers for years. Master knitter and designer Kristin Nicholas grows her own field of colorful sunflowers and now brings the iconic sunflower to fiber life using knitting, crochet, felting, and embroidery. Included are designs for over thirty different sunflower blooms and buds in a variety of sizes, plus eight different leaf and vine designs, and a host of critters who live in a sunflower field--from birds and honeybees, to butterflies and caterpillars--a total of fifty items. Laid out like the previous books in the series, the book includes all the useful information you need for making the flowers--which needles, crochet hooks, embroidery needles, and types of yarns to use, plus a special explanation of how to choose yarn that felts well. In the "How to Work with Color" section, photographs of actual sunflowers are translated into stitched samples that give the reader visual cues on how to combine colors in their crafting. Organized into knitted and crocheted items, with additional instructions incorporated for felting, the "How-To" section includes full step-by-step pattern instructions and charts where appropriate. The last part of the book features over fifteen projects for using the sunflowers in many and varied ways, from embellishing mittens, to decorating a grapevine wreath to a felted potholder, to making a child's toy, and more!"-- Provided by publisher.
"A hilarious celebration of the worst in baseball history: The boneheads, cheats, jerks and losers who make the grand old game so fun. From a delightful survey of batters who fell below the dreaded "Mendoza Line" to a rundown of managers who had long careers distinguished by relentless losing to a roster of players who took steroids but still stunk, Who's on Worst? is a thoroughly entertaining portrait of the personalities who deserve their place in baseball history as much as the immortals"-- Provided by publisher.
Draws from source materials, interviews with family members and teammates, and in-depth reporting to trace the DiMaggio brothers' rise to fame in American sports and popular culture.
"... Vader, Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire, now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager..."--From publisher description.
A Holocaust survivor and mother, Katin's world is turned upside down by the news that her adult son is moving to Berlin, a city she's villainized for the past forty years. As she struggles to accept her son's decision, she visits the city twice, first to see her son and then to attend a museum gala featuring her own artwork. What she witnesses firsthand is a city coming to terms with its traumatic past, much as Katin is herself.
Discusses strategies for playing mah jongg, covering the use of defensive tools, finding the best hand, and reading exposures, and explains the differences between Chinese and American mah jongg.
"In the small run-down town of Littleville, CO, Nelson Jent is out of shape, out of work and out of hope. But after a fateful alleyway scuffle, he stumbles upon a mysterious payphone. Calling for help, Nelson dials 4376: H-E-R-O. With the power of the H-DIAL, an ordinary man is transformed into a range of seemingly random, extraordinary superheroes..."--P.  of cover.
Reveals the dish and dirt behind the polite smiles and perky demeanors of morning television.
Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the Roberston family, documenting the teenage romance and marriage of Willie and Korie Robertson, their success as a multi-million dollar hunting equipment business, and their rise to stardom on reality television.
Martin Hall shows you how to conquer even the most challenging short-game shots with the help of more than sixty photos of the master of the short game, Seve Ballesteros.