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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Nasaw
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (2012, Nov 13th).
2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 Riveting The Patriarch is a book hard to put down.” Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review In this magisterial new work The Patriarch, the celebrated historian David Nasaw tells the full story of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Nasawthe only biographer granted unrestricted access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Librarytracks Kennedy's astonishing passage from East Boston outsider to supreme Washington insider. Kennedy's seemingly limitless ambition drove his career to the pinnacles of success as a banker, World War I shipyard manager, Hollywood studio head, broker, Wall Street operator, New Deal presidential adviser, and founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2012, Nov 13th).
The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place.In THE OUTPOST, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Marion Wiesel
Publisher: Knopf (2012, Dec 4th).
Translated by Marion WieselA profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time.Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and the survivors? His ongoing questioning of God—where has it led? Is there hope for mankind? The world’s tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice has given us this luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets and abiding faith of a remarkable man. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ken Baker
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing (2012, Oct 9th).
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on that farm he had...a dragon? The animals aren’t happy that there’s a dragon on the farm. But Old MacDonald likes his dragon...until it starts swallowing up the animals! Can Old MacDonald save his farm before it’s too late? Find out in this silly adaptation of the popular song. Christopher Santoro’s brilliant artwork combines with Ken Baker’s fun text for a story sure to tickle kids’ funny bones. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kate Gagnon Osborn
Publisher: Interweave Press (2012, Oct 9th).
Fall is an ever-popular season for knitters, and with November Knits you can knit warm and stylish garments and accessories to make the season a little cozier. Popular knit designers and authors, Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn, join forces with all-star contributors, including Melissa LaBarre, Cirilia Rose, Cecily Glowik McDonald, Kristen TenDyke, and many more. Capture the essence of fall with 23 projects that range from casual cardigans and scarves to sweet, stylish wraps and sweaters. The book is divided into three moods: Farm Hands is the most casual design section, filled with rustic and durable garments to shield you through afternoons of brisk winds. Ivy League focuses on sophisticated and smart knitwear, featuring bold colors and classic styling. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Niki Daly
Publisher: Clarion Books (2012, Oct 9th).
Readers first met the elephant Mama Jumbo in Niki Daly's Welcome to Zanzibar Road. Here she is sporting her flippy-floppy, flappy-slippy, this-way-that-way pompom hat in five easy-to-read adventures including a bubble gum rescue and a brand-new tutti-frutti shirt for Mama Jumbo's adopted child, Little Chico the chicken. Full-color ink-and-watercolor illustrations bubble over with tiny details of the vivacious African village and Mama Jumbo's comfortable home under the pawpaw tree. A charming picture book/chapter book hybrid that's terrific for reading aloud. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Alan Forrest
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (2012, Dec 11th).
From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides. The return of their long-dead emperor’s corpse from the island of St. Helena was a moment that Paris had eagerly awaited, though many feared that the memories stirred would serve to further destabilize a country that had struggled for order and direction since he had been sent into exile.In this book Alan Forrest tells the remarkable story of how the son of a Corsican attorney became the most powerful man in Europe, a man whose charisma and legacy endured after his lonely death many thousands of miles from the country whose fate had become so entwined with his own. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze (2000, Jan 1st).
On Your Mark, Get Set, Scream! It's time to lace up your skates and get ready for Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze! Pick your favorite Monster High character and assemble a team of friends and fiends as you skate your way through the catacombs of Monster High. Collect power-ups, avoid monstrous obstacles, scream past the competition and use each character's special ability and ghoul power to win the race and bring home the victory! The importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship are the final nail in the coffin as you "Be Yourself. Be Unique. Be a Monster!" moreMore Info | Check Availability
The Men's Health Big Book: Getting Abs: Get a Flat, Ripped Stomach and Your Strongest Body Ever--in Four WeeksAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Adam Bornstein
Publisher: Rodale Books (2012, Dec 24th).
The essential diet and fitness guide to lean, ripped abs—including a results-driven 4-week program to lose weight, strengthen your core, and chisel your entire bodyCall it a spare tire, muffin top, or paunch. Men and women consistently cite their belly as their biggest problem area—and it is often the toughest final pounds to lose. Not anymore!Whether readers’ eating habits have been affected by stress, their bodies have changed with age, or they’re constantly doing crunches without results, it’s time to blast belly fat the right way. Using the comprehensive, week-by-week eating and exercise plan, readers can lose up to 20 pounds in 6 weeks—and keep it off, forever.The Men’s Health Big Book of Abs special features include:Quick effective routines that replace boring, painful crunches Manly (and healthy) recipes that take less than 15 minutes to prepare!Hundreds of tips on how to emphasize muscle definition and six-pack abs!Including a step-by-step, 4-week eating and exercise plan, easy-to-prepare recipes, and hundreds of exercises, The Men’s Health Big Book of Abs is the ultimate guide to a leaner, fitter, sexier body. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Pablo Serrano
Publisher: Groundwood Books (2012, Sep 25th).
In the early 1500s, Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors defeated the great Aztec Empire, built a new city for colonists from Spain and took control of vast lands stretching from today’s southwestern US down through most of Central America.But many people don’t know that one of the reasons for the success of this conquest was the invaluable help of a beautiful woman, Princess Malinali, known today as La Malinche. She was a Náhuatl princess from the coast lands of Tabasco whose kingdom was at war with the Aztec Empire. Because of her knowledge of Maya and Náhuatl languages, and her rapid acquisition of Spanish, she came to act as an interpreter and advisor to Cortés. She also bore him a child.La Malinche is described here as she often is in Mexico as the embodiment of a new culture, one in which the mixing of races, Spanish and Aztec, created a new world. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability