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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rick Atkinson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; Volume Three of The Liberation Trilogy edition (2013, May 14th).
The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War IIIt is the twentieth century’s unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe.D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson’s riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jimmy Connors
Publisher: Harper (2013, May 14th).
The Outsider is a no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors.Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public’s adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis history at the age of 39 when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 U.S. Open, competing against players half his age.More than just the story of a tennis champion, The Outsider is the uncensored account of Connors' life, from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity that threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy playmate Patti McGuire. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jon Acuff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (2013, Apr 23rd).
Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome. Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into predictable stages. But three things have changed the path to success: Boomers are realizing that a lot of the things they were promised aren’t going to materialize, and they have started second and third careers. Technology has given access to an unprecedented number of people who are building online empires and changing their lives in ways that would have been impossible years ago. The days of “success first, significance later,” have ended. While none of the stages can be skipped, they can be shortened and accelerated. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's GameAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Edward Achorn
Publisher: PublicAffairs (2013, Apr 30th).
Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about base¬ball when he risked his life’s savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most importantand funniestfigures in the game’s history.Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reasonto sell more beer. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag professional clubs together to create a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League, reinventing big-league baseball to attract Americans of all classes. Sneered at as The Beer and Whiskey Circuit” because it was backed by brewers, distillers, and saloon owners, their American Association brought Americans back to enjoying baseball by offering Sunday games, beer at the ballpark, and a dirt-cheap ticket price of 25 cents. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food from the Winner of MasterChef Season 3 on FOX(TM)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christine Ha
Publisher: Rodale Books (2013, May 14th).
In her kitchen, Christine Ha possesses a rare ingredient that most professionally-trained chefs never learn to use: the ability to cook by sense. After tragically losing her sight in her twenties, this remarkable home cook, who specializes in the mouthwatering, wildly popular Vietnamese comfort foods of her childhood, as well as beloved American standards that she came to love growing up in Texas, re-learned how to cook. Using her heightened senses, she turns out dishes that are remarkably delicious, accessible, luscious, and crave-worthy. Millions of viewers tuned in to watch Christine sweep the thrilling Season 3 finale, and here they can find more of her deftly crafted recipes. They’ll discover food that speaks to the best of both the Vietnamese diaspora and American classics, personable tips on how to re-create delicious professional recipes in a home kitchen, and an inspirational personal narrative bolstered by Ha’s background as a gifted writer. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: The Afters
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Fair Trade Services (2013, Apr 16th).
The Afters made a grand entrance at Christian radio with their landmark Light Up The Sky album which brought two smash hit singles ('Light Up The Sky' and 'Lift Me Up'.) The band has partnered once again with producer Dan Muckala to raise the bar higher with this, their latest record. The first radio single, 'Every Good Thing,' is a captivating pop tune that celebrates the truth that every good thing is from God. With an attentive blend of upbeat songs and lyrically rich anthems like 'Broken Hallelujah,' this release creates a balance that is assured to keep listeners engaged from start to finish. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Weight Watchers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Anv edition (2013, Apr 30th).
We’re having a celebration of food for cooks who love to eat well—and eat smart!Weight Watchers cookbooks are trusted by anyone who is excited about cooking delicious, healthy food. And with the more than 280 recipes in Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook, healthy cooks (and anyone who aspires to be one!) everywhere now have the opportunity to sample a collection of many treasured favorites. These delicious dishes have been updated, featuring fresh ingredients, how-to tips, Weight Watchers lore, and nutritional info and PointsPlus® values for the newest program, Weight Watchers 360˚. Inside you’ll find…• Classics like Easy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese and Garden Vegetable Soup • Savory Italian fare such as Sausage Focaccia and Pizza Margherita• Healthy takes on hearty dishes such as Buffalo Chicken Wings and Biscuit-Topped Chicken Pot Pie• Bold-flavor favorites such as Asian Noodle Soup with Tofu and Shrimp; and Ham, Pepper and Onion Calzones• Hearty salads that make a meal, like Caesar, Chef, and Cobb• Retro faves such as Deviled Eggs and Fudgy Brownie Pudding CakeWeight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook is a great resource, whether you’re in search of a quick-fix dinner for tonight or planning a week’s worth of menus. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Reprint edition (2013, May 14th).
A comprehensive collection of 200+ recipes that embrace vegetarian cuisine as the centerpiece of a meal, from the leading food authority behind the critically acclaimed River Cottage series.Pioneering champion of sustainable foods Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall embraces all manner of vegetables in his latest cookbook, an inventive offering of more than two hundred vegetable-based recipes, including more than sixty vegan recipes. Having undergone a revolution in his personal eating habits, Fearnley-Whittingstall changed his culinary focus from meat to vegetables, and now passionately shares the joys of vegetable-centric food with recipes such as Kale and Mushroom Lasagna; Herby, Peanutty, Noodly Salad; and Winter Stir-Fry with Chinese Five-Spice. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lisa Lillien
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (2013, May 7th).
CALLING ALL DESSERT FANATICS: Get ready for an entire cookbook of decadent treats with under 200 calories each! Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth with NONE of the guilt! Only Hungry Girl could create delicious guilt-free recipes like...Gooey German Chocolate Cake Mug (194 calories!)PB Cheesecake Chocolate Cupcakes (154 calories!)Strawberry Snowball Cupcakes (135 calories!)Roarin’ Red Velvet Cake Pops (93 calories!)Black Forest Brownies (141 calories!)Banana Cream Cutie Pies (108 calories!)Freezy Cookies ‘n Cream Whoopie Pie (164 calories!) Cuckoo for Cannoli Crunchers (108 calories!) Strawberry Shortcake Cream Fluff Cups (95 calories!) Berry-Good Tropical Trifle (188 calories!) Baked Caramel ‘n Coconut Apples (140 calories!) This is the first-ever ALL-DESSERT cookbook from Hungry Girl, and it's sure to please sweets-obsessed Hungry Girl fans everywhere! . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bill Jamison
Publisher: Harvard Common Press (2013, May 7th).
Anyone who has ever been to a Fourth of July party, a backyard barbeque, or any red-blooded carnivore will tell you that great grilling is truly a talent. While over 82 percent of U.S. households light up their grill each year, great grilling takes time, practice, creativity, trial and error – or it can be distilled down into one master volume of best grilling recipes written by two dynamos that Bon Appétit has dubbed "the king and queen of grilling." For the folks that want the top recipes and mastery attainable for even the home cook, Cheryl and Bill Jamison lay the groundwork and roll out only the "best of" in 100 Grilling Recipes You Can’t Live Without. This backyard essential delivers championship recipes with the Jamison’s signature lively wit that reinvigorates the endless utility of this popular cooking technique. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability