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The Vatican: All the Paintings: The Complete Collection of Old Masters, Plus More than 300 Sculptures, Maps, Tapestries, and other ArtifactsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Anja Grebe
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers; annotated edition edition (2013, Oct 22nd).
In the same style, manner, and format as The Louvre: All the Paintings (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2011), every Old Master painting on display in the Vatican, as well as hundreds of additional masterpieces and treasures in the papal collection, is included in this deluxe slipcased volume with companion DVD. The Vatican is one of the most visited sites in the world and houses many museums and palaces, as well as one of the finest art collections known to man. Works of interest include Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pieta; the Raphael frescoes; the works of Giotto, Fra Angelico, Titian, and Caravaggio; and some of the world's finest statues, manuscripts, architecture, and gardens, as well as the world's most precious Christian relics. The Vatican: All the Paintings is an unprecedented celebration of this great collection. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Megan H. Rothrock
Publisher: No Starch Press (2012, Oct 30th).
Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building with The LEGO Adventure Book. This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world's best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Emma Robertson
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2013, Nov 5th).
Fashion-forward knitters who crave more than a project book will delight in this visually rich collection. Emma Robertson presents a unique and creative approach to knitting as she walks readers through her process from the kernel of inspiration to its rewarding execution. For each of the 15 stylish projects, Robertson presents hand-drawn sketches, eye candy–laden mood boards, and Polaroids of the objects that inspired her—and encourages knitters to think outside of the yarn box by incorporating other materials into their wares, from a knitted vest with a leather pocket to a breezy tank with a dip-dyed finish. With page after page of stunning photography, this book will motivate knitters to look around them, cull inspiration, and design their own fabulous looks. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ben Bradlee
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2013, Dec 3rd).
At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him--and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America--and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Matthew Hart
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2013, Dec 3rd).
From the lost empires of the Sahara to today’s frenzied global gold rush, a blazing exploration of the human love affair with gold by Matthew Hart, the award-winning author of Diamond In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the price of gold skyrocketed—in three years more than doubling from $800 an ounce to $1900. This massive spike drove an unprecedented global gold-mining and exploration boom, much bigger than the Gold Rush of the 1800s. In Gold, acclaimed author Matthew Hart takes you on an unforgettable journey around the world and through history to tell the extraordinary story of how gold became the world’s most precious commodity. Beginning with a page-turning dispatch from the crime-ridden inferno of the world’s deepest mine, Hart pulls back to survey gold’s tempestuous past. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Horowitz
Publisher: Encounter Books (2013, Nov 5th).
David Horowitz spent the first part of his life in the world of the Communist-progressive left, a politics he inherited from his mother and father, and later in the New Left as one of its founders. When the wreckage he and his comrades had created became clear to him in the mid-1970s, he left. Three decades of second thoughts then made him this movement’s principal intellectual antagonist. “For better or worse,” as Horowitz writes in the preface to this, the first volume of his collected conservative writings, “I have been condemned to spend the rest of my days attempting to understand how the left pursues the agendas from which I have separated myself, and why.”When Horowitz began his odyssey, the left had already escaped the political ghetto to which his parents’ generation and his own had been confined. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (2011, Sep 27th).
The incomparable Lisa Scottoline, along with Daughter Francesca, is back with more wild and wonderful wit and wisdom.New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline struck a chord with readers, book clubs, and critics with her smash-hit essay collection, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. This time, Lisa teams up with Daughter Francesca to give their mother-daughter perspective on everything from blind dates to empty calories, as well as life with the feistiest octogenarian on the planet, Mother Mary, who won’t part with her thirty-year-old bra. Three generations of women, triple the laughs---and the love.Inspired by their weekly “Chick Wit” column for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lisa and Francesca spill all their family secrets---which will sound a lot like yours. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: H. A. Rey
Publisher: HMH Books (2012, Sep 18th).
It’s Christmastime! And irrepressible, excitable Curious George has just the spirit for it. He can’t wait to help his best friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat, pick out their holiday tree. At the tree farm, however, amid all the excitement of finding the perfect specimen, George gets carried away, as usual—atop his favorite tree! Hiding in the tree’s branches, George finds himself delivered to the local children’s hospital, where his tree trimming antics cheer the children and he gets to meet a jolly man in a bright red suit. For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest on Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ann Budd
Publisher: Interweave (2013, Aug 31st).
Discover fresh new designs for scarves, shawls, and cowls. With Scarf Style 2, you'll follow up to the best-selling Scarf Style and learn from the experts!Scarves are comfort food for knitters, and a great way to learn new techniques without a big investment in time or materials. You'll be introduced to many basic knitting techniques such as color, lace, cables, and more. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, Scarf Style 2 offers a wide range of patterns for all ages and skill levels. As scarves remain the most popular go-to project for knitters, you'll discover great ways to use small quantities of luxury yarn or use up leftover yarns in your stash.Don't miss the Designer's Notebook at the back that offers further advice on designing your own patterns. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability