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THE FIGHT THAT STARTED THE MOVIES: The World Heavyweight Championship, the Birth of Cinema and the First Feature Filmby Samuel Hawley
On March 17, 1897, in an open-air arena in Carson City, Jim Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons fought for the heavyweight championship of the world. The contest was recorded by film pioneer Enoch Rector from inside an immense, human-powered camera called the “Veriscope,” the forgotten Neanderthal at the dawn of cinema history. Rector’s movie of the contest premiered in New York City two months later. Known today as The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight, it was the world’s first feature-lengt... more
by Shannon ScarlettSimple Rules is a new kind of builder handbook / design guide. Designed for both layman and professional, this 120 page, fully illustrated book includes 25 key design principles that apply to architecture, art and buildings. Inspired by long forgotten sources, this builder handbook includes timeless composition guidelines, elegant proportional systems, building techniques and formulas for making buildings more beautiful. It is intended as a design guide for the architect or modern builder wh... more
by James R. CallanA large corporation is taking land by eminent domain. Syd Cranzler stands in its way, threatening a court battle. After a heated meeting with the corporation representative, Syd is found dead from an overdose of heart medication. The police call it suicide. Case closed. But Father Frank, Syd’s pastor, and Georgia Peitz, another member of the church, don’t believe Syd committed suicide and begin to look for clues of what really happened. And this has an ill affect on Georgia’s budding romance... more
by Stacy MonsonKiera Simmons’ career as a high-profile fashion model ends abruptly when a failed relationship nearly lands her in jail. Now she forges a quiet life helping teens understand their eternal value in a world saturated with the distorted messages of society. Peter Theisen is on the fast track to everything the celebrity life promises with every step of his meteoric rise in the music world orchestrated by his ambitious manager. Their unexpected romance is threatened by her past and his future, a li... more
by Steve Masover
San Francisco activist Christopher Kalman has little to show for years spent organizing non-violent marches, speak-outs, blockades, and shutdowns for social and environmental justice. When a shadowy eco-saboteur proposes an attack on genetically engineered agriculture, Christopher is ripe to be drawn into a more dangerous game. His certainty that humankind stands on the brink of ecological ruin drives Christopher to reckless acts and rash alliances, pitting grave personal risk against conscie... more
by Sofia Santiago & Susan HarrisonEvery woman intuitively knows that the strategies recommended for men won’t work for women. Men will be called leaders and women who do the same things will be called “bossy.” If she says "I feel" she may be considered hormonal. People respond negatively to assertive women, whereas assertive men are admired. And when women speak out to defend their turf they’re seen as “control freaks,” while men, acting the same way, are seen as highly committed. Those and many more are the reasons why wome... more
by Barbara Patton UngerIn Gems of a Lifetime, the author shares "gems" of light that she has mined in her own life. Her metaphor of gemstones for these illuminations point to a glorious and loving God. She focuses on the jewels of light discovered from growing up in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri and gives voice to Oracles of Wisdom gained through, and sometimes in spite of, religious affiliation. She then honors the greatest light of all - the essence of the divine with us.
Vagabonding With Kids: How One Couple Embraced an Unconventional Life to Work Remotely and Show Their Kids the Worldby AK TurnerWith her signature wit, AK Turner deftly slays all the dragons separating "life with kids" from "life with travel and adventure." Determined to prove that long-term travel need not be reserved for the lone male traveler, Turner tackles obstacles including working while traveling, affording an extended trip, pulling kids out of school, and what to do with them once you've done so. With stories from the author's experiences in a dozen locations around the globe, and the honest and hilarious admiss... more
by Jamie ZerndtSet against the backdrop of the 2002 World Cup and rising anti-American sentiment due to a deadly accident involving two young Korean girls and a U.S. tank, The Korean Word For Butterfly is told from three alternating points-of-view: Billie, the young wanna-be poet looking for adventure with her boyfriend who soon finds herself questioning her decision to travel so far from the comforts of American life; Moon, the ex K-pop band manager who now works at the English school struggling to mainta... more
by Daniel Younger
Brie Cassiday is cursed—and a bungled safecracking job with a race against the clock to pay off her father's debt are only the beginning. Enter confidence man Josh Harlan, whose pranks and overblown ego send Brie’s world spinning. Now, her only option is to join forces, and what unfolds is zany caper of unwittingly mystical proportions.
Set amid the glitzy backdrop of Las Vegas, Brie and a pithy band of thieves embark on an adventure including: ninja courtesans, an unscrupulous casino m... more
by Kirsten Milliken, PhD, PCCPlay is the pathway to being an ADHD superstar! Consider all of the famous people who have ADHD- Einstein, Adam Levine, Michael Phelps, Jim Carey, Malcomb Forbes and Shane Victorino, to name a few. All known for being playful in their own way. If you are an adult with ADHD, this book is your prescription to play. This book focuses on how developing a more playful mindset and habit of engaging in playful activities can actually help you to manage symptoms and excel with ADHD. It’s likely that you... more
by Selena LaurenceHe's America's golden boy. A power broker. A Kingmaker. She's America's dirty little secret. A sex broker. A scandal maker. Together they are headline news. Lies, deceptions. A Presidency hangs in the balance. Then, there is the chemistry. It's combustible, incendiary, explosive. She. Will. Ruin. Him. He might not care.
by Bobby Rydell with Allan SlutskyAt seventeen, Bobby Rydell was the face of American Bandstand — the kid from Italian South Philly with the smoothest voice, the highest pompadour, and the sweetest smile. And there were those hits: “Wild One,” “Volare,” and “Forget Him,” to name a few. He was far more than just a teen idol. Bobby’s voice and boy next door charm earned him a spot singing, acting, and dancing with Ann-Margret in the film adaptation of the hit musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie. His comedic talents made him a nighttime... more
by Eva FlynnVictoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States, must fight powerful forces to gain the right to vote.
by Trevor MacDonaldTREVOR MACDONALD might not appear to be an unusual dad ... except that as a transgender man, he birthed and breastfed his own children. Insightful and witty, this memoir reveals (and overturns) some of our society’s deepest-held beliefs about gender, pregnancy, and infant care.
by D'Anne Burwell
D’Anne Burwell’s smart, athletic son—raised in a loving and prosperous home—begins abusing OxyContin as a teenager, and within a year drops out of college, walks out of rehab, and lands homeless on the streets of Boulder.
Struggling with fear, guilt, and a desperate need to protect her son, D’Anne grapples with her husband’s anger and her daughter’s depression as the family disease of addiction impacts them all. She discovers the terrifying links between prescription-drug abuse and skyr... more