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  • Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques

    Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Darlene Olivia McElroy
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   North Light Books (2011, May 3rd).
    Pages:   144

    Breaking the SurfacePondering how to begin a new piece of art? Surface Treatment Workshop has the answer! The authors of Image Transfer Workshop are back to show you 45 stepped-out mixed-media techniques that will add depth and texture to your artwork. These techniques are the perfect jump-off point for creating art you will love to look at, and, in some cases, touch!In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find:45 techniques. Exciting new applications such as the use of WonderUnder, pulled paper and plaster-dipped gauze will provide you with fresh ideas--many previously unpublished. Multiple variations. Each technique features swatches and descriptions to take the techniques in multiple directions with multiple mixed-media products. Inspirational style. more

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  • Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden

    Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Larry Mellichamp
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Timber Press (2014, Jan 28th).
    Pages:   

    Using native plants in a garden has many benefits. They attract beneficial wildlife and insects, they allow a gardener to create a garden that reflects the native beauty of the region, and they make a garden more sustainable. Because of all this, they are an increasingly popular plant choice for home and public gardens. Native Plants of the Southeast shows you how to choose the best native plants and how to use them in the garden. This complete guide is an invaluable resource, with plant profiles for over 460 species of trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. Comprehensive lists recommend particular plants for difficult situations, as well as plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. more

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  • Irish Country Cooking: More than 100 Recipes for Today's Table

    Irish Country Cooking: More than 100 Recipes for Today's Table

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   The Irish Countrywomen's Association ...
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Sterling Epicure (2014, Feb 4th).
    Pages:   

    Rediscover the simple pleasures of a home-cooked meal, Irish-style. This fresh and appealing collection presents tried-and-true family recipes shared by local moms and grandmothers. The dishes range from distinctly traditional Irish fare (often with interesting twists) to those with international influences. Enjoy Brown Soda Bread, Fragrant Chicken Curry, Braised Derrynaflan Brisket, Sweet Fruit Scones with homemade jam, and much, much more. more

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  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir

    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dan Jenkins
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Doubleday (2014, Mar 4th).
    Pages:   

    From Dan Jenkins—one of America’s most respected and acclaimed sportswriters and author of the bestselling novels Semi-Tough and Dead Solid Perfect—comes a colorful, sentimental, hilarious, and cantankerous memoir about his lifelong journey through the world of sports. “Sometimes, I envy my own childhood,” says Dan Jenkins. Many can say that about Dan’s whole life. In His Ownself, we follow him from his youth in Texas, where being a sports fan meant understanding a lot about religion, heroes, and drinking; to his first job at the Fort Worth Press working alongside all-time journalistic greats like Blackie Sherrod and Bud Shrake; to the glory days of Sports Illustrated. One of a handful of writers to establish SI as the most important sports magazine ever, Dan refocused the magazine’s college football coverage and covered the game’s greatest players and coaches. more

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  • Otherhood: Modern Women Finding A New Kind of Happiness

    Otherhood: Modern Women Finding A New Kind of Happiness

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Melanie Notkin
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Seal Press (2014, Feb 25th).
    Pages:   

    More American women are childless than ever before—nearly half those of childbearing age don’t have children. While our society often assumes these women are “childfree by choice,” that’s not always true. In reality, many of them expected to marry and have children, but it simply hasn’t happened. Wrongly judged as picky or career-obsessed, they make up the “Otherhood,” a growing demographic that has gone without definition or visibility until now. In Otherhood, author Melanie Notkin reveals her own story as well as the honest, poignant, humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking stories of women in her generation—women who expected love, marriage, and parenthood, but instead found themselves facing a different reality. more

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  • The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

    The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Adam Braun
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Scribner (2014, Mar 18th).
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    The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world. more

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  • Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything

    Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kelsey Nixon
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Clarkson Potter (2014, Feb 11th).
    Pages:   

    Host of Cooking Channel's Kelsey's Essentials and fan favorite on season four of The Next Food Network Star, Kelsey Nixon shares the essential recipes, techniques, and tools that new home cooks need in their back pocket.A young food star and new mom, Kelsey is an invaluable friend in the kitchen to everyone settling into their first kitchen of their own. Her recipes, which are broken down into simple steps, teach readers how to cook, highlighting key tools and basic techniques everyone should know. And yet her flavors are anything but basic; Kelsey gives everyone the confidence to start with the 2.0 version of a recipe instead of the boring standards. For example, she makes her house pilaf with quinoa instead of rice, and her addictive fruit salad is a savory first course instead of a lackluster dessert. more

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  • Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You

    Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Greg Gutfeld
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Crown Forum (2014, Mar 18th).
    Pages:   

    Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool.     From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected  all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale.  The Cool are the termites of life, infiltrating every nook and cranny and destroying it from within. The Cool report the news, write the scripts, teach our children, run our government—and each day they pass judgment on those who don’t worship at the altar of their coolness.  The cool fawn over terrorists, mock the military, and denigrate employers. They are, in short, awful people. From what we wear and what we eat, to what we smoke and who we poke, pop culture is crafted and manipulated by the cool and, to Greg Gutfeld, that's Not Cool. more

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  • Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

    Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lisa Bloom
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Counterpoint (2014, Feb 25th).
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    What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation.Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled by what she witnessed. Bloom now exposes the injustice, conducting new in-depth interviews with key trial participants and digging deeper into the evidence. Suspicion Nation outlines the six biggest mistakes made by the state of Florida that guaranteed it would lose this “winnable case,” and the laws and biases that created the conditions for this tragedy.The only nonwhite juror tells her story of painful isolation in the jury room. Rachel Jeantel, the state's star witness, reveals how poorly the state prepared her to testify and what went through her mind on the stand. more

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  • Live Through It

    Live Through It

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Fortune
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Light Records (2014, Feb 25th).
    Pages:   

    All Music Guide - Steve Leggett James Fortune's strength is in understanding how to put gospel and praise songs over to a young 21st century audience, and with his featured choir, FIYA (which stands for Free in Yahweh's Abundance), he freely incorporates hip-hop arrangements and urban beats into his recordings. This two-disc set, recorded in September of 2013 at Atlanta's Word of Faith Church, is his first live release, and features guest spots from Israel Houghton, Isaac Carree, Tasha Cobbs, Zacardi Cortez, and Da' T.R.U.T.H., among others. Read More Show Less ... See more details below Eligible for . more

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