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  • Green Enchantments A Catskills Guide and Collected Essays Special Pride Edition

    by Michael Boyajian

    Fire Island and P-Town are being eclipsed in popularity as a new LGBTQ summer getaway Mecca grows throughout the purple mountains of the Catskills, America's first vacation land just 90 minutes from New York City the Catskills are protected by the New York State Constitution as Forever Wild and are a European style checkerboard park of private and public lands inside a so called Blue Line boundary 700,000 acres in size with over 40 percent of the land protected as forest preserve.  T... more

  • Why Didn't You Call? A Peace Corps Panama Exposé

    by Michael Wald
    Synopsis: After practicing business law for over 35 years, the author joined the Peace Corps. This is the incredible story of that experience. Reading this book will give you a new perspective on the world and your place in it. If you or anyone you know is considering living, working, or volunteering abroad, the author sheds sunshine on what it’s truly like with a full chapter on culture burnout. For adventure travel lovers, the book unearths hidden gems that will whet your desire to explore fur... more
  • Victory on Ice: The Chicago Blackhawks' First Stanley Cups

    by Paul R. Greenland
    Epic battles, fatal sacrifices, and highly improbable circumstances brought the Stanley Cup to Chicago twice during the 1930s. Long overlooked, the city’s 1934 and 1938 championships evoked a sense of triumph and jubilation during the darkness and gloom of the Great Depression. By combining tales of old-time hockey with rare photos and broader elements of history, Victory on Ice recreates a near-century-old landscape, teleporting readers to a bygone era when the Blackhawks’ earliest heroes playe... more
  • A Miracle of Their Own

    by Keith Gave and Tim Rappleye

    Like the group of players who stunned the world by upsetting the mighty Soviet Union in the iconic “Miracle Game” at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980, few gave the Team USA women much of a chance to beat the Canadians in the inaugural women’s tournament in Nagano, Japan in 1998. After all, Canada’s women had dominated their game for decades, winning every major international tournament until then. But when the Gold Medal game had ended, Team USA was standing ... more

  • Hubi's Surf Atlas - Part 1

    by Joachim Christgau
    Educational Adventures for Children! In Hubi’s Surf Atlas, young readers join Hubi and friends on an authentic surf odyssey to 15 unique surf destinations around the planet! Geographic diversity keeps children curious, prompting them to explore and grow with each new thematic chapter. Along the way, readers enjoy fun facts, fiction and concepts tied to surfing, travel, cultural and physical geography, zoology, oceanography and more… This 2 lb high-quality 96-page hardcover will ignite... more
  • Wiilder Animal Adventures A-Z

    by Joachim Christgau
    Join Hubi, Luna and WiiLDER pals across the planet on a safari to trade waves and scope out wildlife: from wide-winged albatrosses in the Southern Ocean, to wide-eyed hammerheads in the Azores, to speedy yellowfins far off the coast of Brazil! Explore Waves, Wildlife and the ABC’s - 26 Epic Poems and Fun Facts. As surfers, we get a taste of nature from the front row whenever we paddle out – saltwater included! Something that stokes us most is watching wildlife at our usual surf spots or while... more
  • Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas

    by Matthew Baxter
    Super Cheap Japan is the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, Japan is the place to spend your next holiday. Unlike other guides, this book shows you exactly how, where and when you can save money. Go shopping for $4 clothes in Tokyo, enjoy inexpensive hikes in Nikko, or visit Kyoto's beautiful shrines and gardens on ... more
  • Sentient Chili and Stranger Filk

    by Chris Weber

    "Filk" is the term applied to the fan music of science fiction and fantasy. Readers and viewers of the genre will find familiar faces and tales. These lyrics cover topics from movies and television to books and original stories. Much of the collection leans towards humor, while touching other emotional chords as well. The stanzas have the feel of '80s nostalgia but are not exclusively from that era.

    The collection is like the proverbial box of chocolates, bite-sized a... more

  • Underrated Rock Book Too!

    by Jim Santora Jr
    Oops, I Did It Again? More Underrated Rock Classics! Rock music is still not dead. Fans are diving back into its rich history and buying vinyl records. Classic and newer rock artists are making fantastic music that is missing ears every day. The Underrated Rock Book Too! continues the rock n roll journey of some of the most overlooked and underappreciated albums. This book continues where the original Underrated Rock Book leaves off, so you get 200 more artists and albums from all rock g... more
  • Moments In Time

    by Tom Locke
    Moments In Time is all about music. This book will put a smile on your face as the author, Tom Locke, takes you back in time to the music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s with entertaining, informative stories about known and forgotten artists and songs. To top it off, Tom has made this book interactive by creating access to the songs featured in each of these stories with the use of QR codes. One click and you’ll be listening, singing, and dancing. These stories will provide you with answers to ques... more
  • Comedy Techniques for Variety Artists

    by Bruce A Johnson

    This comprehensive comedy course will aid you in entertaining family audiences by increasing the humor in your variety act.

    It provides:

    • The fundamentals of comedy
    • History of comedy
    • Specific techniques that have been identified as tending to generate laughter
    • Examples of how those techniques have been used
    • Thought-provoking questions to help you decide how you might use those techniques
    • Methods enabling you to connect more fully wi... more
  • 23 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hangzhou

    by Natasa Vujicic
    23 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hangzhou is a travel book that highlights the wonders and beauty of Hangzhou, China. From carefully hidden secret spots known to locals only, to some of the China's no 1 attractions, this book covers it all. To first time travelers and residents alike the book offers a view of the city through a fresh pair of eyes: exciting, often unpolished and definitely one of a kind. As an European, the author offers first-hand advices on how to manage the cultural shock, h... more
  • Higher Connections: Humor and Inspiration from a Certified Public Pothead

    by Eric and Alexandrea Right

    Most people go through life worrying about silly things like careers, mortgages, family strife, how big their biceps are, how many Instagram followers they have, and fantasy football. What if there was a way to get more out of life through meaningful and deeper connections with those that you care most about. Some people turn to religion or meditation; I turned to my one true friend: marijuana.

    This book summarizes my experiences with marijuana, the connections I have made, the benefits... more

  • What the Pluck? Hermes's Joke: The Image of the Harp in the Cinema

    by F. Marion Redd
    What the Pluck? is a study of the harp as a powerful visual cue in the cinema. From Walt Disney to the Marx Brothers, Gone with the Wind, to the Wedding March and Small Time Crooks, this ancient instrument has acted as a symbol of immortality,transcendence, love, high culture, sexuality, comedy and fantasy since earliest eras of film making. The examination of the harp as a story telling device, this study draws on archival research, examining film theory,psychological theory, history and philo... more
  • The Smart Travelista's Guide: How to protect your travel health & safety

    by Linda King
    Want to improve the enjoyment of your next overseas trip? Then this book is for you. Amazon author Linda King in her fourth book in The Smart Travelista series shares her tips for healthy and safe travelling. In the Smart Travelista’s Guide: How to protect your travel health & safety, you will discover strategies for a healthy and safe trip. These tips will save you stress, inconvenience and money. Staying healthy and safe so you can enjoy your holiday. This easy-to-follow, valuable gui... more
  • The Smart Travelista's Guide: Finding the best travel bargains & managing your budget

    by Linda King
    Amazon author Linda King in her first book in The Smart Travelista series shares her tips for travelling cheaply. In The Smart Travelista's Guide: Finding the best travel bargains & managing your budget, you'll discover the strategies to save money before and during your trip. Other important travel topics are also covered. There are guaranteed tips inside which will save you a lot of money. It's simple when you know how. What's featured in the book: booking online staying healthy ai... more

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