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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Erich von Daniken
Publisher: Berkley Trade (1999, Jan 1st).
Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance--the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens. This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author’s own popular sequel, The Eyes of the Sphinx. But here is where it all began--von Daniken’s startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Daniken’s theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers--and the archeological discoveries that prove it. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Josef JoffeMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corp... (2013, Jan 1st).
How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britains Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal MateAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Wendy Moore
Publisher: Basic Books (2013, Apr 9th).
Thomas Day, an 18th-century British writer and radical, knew exactly the sort of woman he wanted to marry. Pure and virginal like an English country maid yet tough and hardy like a Spartan heroine, she would live with him in an isolated cottage, completely subservient to his whims. But after being rejected by a number of spirited young women, Day concluded that the perfect partner he envisioned simply did not exist in frivolous, fashion-obsessed Georgian society. Rather than conceding defeat and giving up his search for the woman of his dreams, however, Day set out to create her.So begins the extraordinary true story at the heart of How to Create the Perfect Wife, prize-winning historian Wendy Moore’s captivating tale of one man’s mission to groom his ideal mate. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jim Kelly
Publisher: Creme de la Crime (2012, May 1st).
An idyllic island holds a dark secret . . . - On a hot August day in 1994, 76 holidaymakers travel to an island off the North Norfolk coast. Only 75 return alive – a young man is murdered, the case left unsolved. Twenty years later, using state-of-the-art forensics, the DNA results of a bloodsoaked towel prompts DI Peter Shaw to summon all 75 original suspects to a mass screening. but one of them, the beautiful Marianne Osbourne, is found dead in her bed. Is there a link to the 1994 murder? DI Shaw and DS Valentine become immersed in the dark secrets of an isolated community. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Soren Kierkegaard
Publisher: Penguin Classics (1986, Jan 7th).
The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world. Regarded as the father of Existentialism, Kierkegaard transformed philosophy with his conviction that we must all create our own nature; in this great work of religious anxiety, he argues that a true understanding of God can only be attained by making a personal "leap of faith." moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Anthea CallenMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press; 1 edition (2007, Dec 20th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sally Satel
Publisher: Basic Books (2013, Jun 4th).
From the Publisher Wall Street Journal "In their concise and well-researched book, [Satel and Lilienfeld] offer a reasonable and eloquent critique of this fashionable delusion, chiding the premature or unnecessary application of brain science to commerce, psychiatry, the law and ethics . In a book that uses 'mindless' accusatively in the subtitle, you might expect an excitable series of attacks on purveyors of what's variously called neurohype, neurohubris and neurobollocks. But more often than not Dr. Satel and Mr. Lilienfeld stay fair and levelheaded. Good thing, because this is a topic that requires circumspection on all sides." New York Times "Dr. Satel and Dr. Lilienfeld offer a methodical critique of this oversimplified neuro-nonsense, convincingly arguing that in many ways the M. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kadir Nelson
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (2013, Jan 2nd).
In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.An author's note at the back retells the story of Mandela's fight against apartheid in simple prose, and takes the story further, including Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize. A short bibliography lists additional sources for readers who want to find out more.This Coretta Scott King Honor Book supports the Common Core State Standards. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Carol O'Keefe Wilson
Publisher: University of North Texas Press (2014, Jan 29th).
In 1915 Governor James Ferguson began his term in Texas bolstered by a wave of voter enthusiasm and legislative cooperation so great that few Texans anticipated anything short of a successful administration. His campaign was based on two key elements: his appeal to the rural constituency and a temporary hiatus from the effects of the continuous Prohibition debate. In reality, Jim Ferguson had shrewdly sold a well-crafted image of himself to Texas voters, carrying into office a bevy of closely guarded secrets about his personal finances, his business acumen, and his relationship with Texas brewers. Those secrets, once unraveled, ultimately led to charges brought against Governor Ferguson via impeachment. Refusing to acknowledge the judgment against him, Ferguson launched a crusade for regained power and vindication. moreMore Info | Check Availability