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  • Judith St. George

    Have you ever thought about being President of the United States? There are good things and bad things about the job. One good thing is you get to live in a giant house with a movie theater, swimming pool, and even a bowling alley! But on the other hand, sometimes people don't like Presidents. Once, somebody was so angry he threw a cabbage at President William Howard Taft. Are you smart enough to be President? Thomas Jefferson was an expert on politics, law, music, geography, and more--plus he played the violin, founded the University of Virginia, and designed his own mansion. But nine Presidents never even went to college, including Abraham Lincoln. Andrew Johnson didn't even know how to...read more

  • Paul Goldstein

    From one of the foremost experts in the country on intellectual property law, a gripping legal thriller of depth and complexity Meet Michael Seeley, defender of artists’ rights, take-no-prisoners intellectual property litigator—and a man on the brink of personal and career collapse. So when United Pictures virtually demands that he fly out to Hollywood to confirm legally that they own the rights to their corporate cash-cow franchise of Spykiller films, he has little choice but to comply. What Michael Seeley discovers in these gilded precincts will plunge him headfirst into the tangle of politics of the blacklisting era and then into the even darker world of Nazi-occupied...read more

  • Gordon Korman

    Wallace Wallace hates the book, Old Shep, My Pal. His reasons? It's boring, and he's tired of dog stories because the dog always dies. In his book report he writes that his favorite part is on the last page where it says, 'The End'. Forced into detention, Wallace has a chance to witness rehearsals for the school play --which happens to be Old Shep, My Pal. Watching the drama take shape, he can't help but make suggestions. All the play needs is a Rollerblading dog catcher, a stuffed animal glued to a remote-controlled car, a moped disguised as a Harley, and some choreographed dance numbers with live rock tunes. Award-winning author Gordon Korman published his first book at age 12. Since...read more

  • Dave Pelzer

    Dave Pelzer's astonishing, disturbing account of his early years describes one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. This book has spent over 175 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Dave was in first grade when his unstable alcoholic mother began attacking him. Until he was in fifth grade, she starved, beat and psychologically ravaged her son. Eventually denying even his identity, Dave's mother called him an 'it' instead of using his name. Relentlessly, she drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in. With faith and hope, Dave grew determined to survive. He also knew that he needed to...read more

  • Andrew Sean Greer

    From critically acclaimed, award-winning author Andrew Sean Greer comes a story like no other. Max Tivoli is uniquely cursed. His mind ages normally, but he is born with the withered body of a 70-year-old man-and his body ages in reverse. Despite this torment, Max manages three times to cross paths with Alice, the woman who captures his heart. Because he appears to be a different person each time they meet, Max has three chances for true...read more

  • Russell Freedman

    Many people came to America in the early 1900s looking for jobs, opportunity, and freedom, and a lot of them were kids. But what happened to all these immigrant children after they passed inspection at New York's Ellis Island-that is, if they passed inspection? Life was not easy for immigrants. Large families lived in small, one-room tenement apartments with failing plumbing and few windows. Children had to go to school with kids from different countries and learn to read and write a new language. And many of the boys and girls were going to school at night, after working a 12-hour work day to help support their families. But these immigrants learned to persevere through all odds so they...read more

  • George Wilson

    George Wilson has garnered much acclaim for this shattering and enlightening memoir. Detailing his odyssey from July, 1944 until the following summer, If You Survive is a startling first-person account of the final year of World War II. Wilson was the only man from his original company to finish the war. As a Second Lieutenant, he went ashore at Utah Beach after the D-Day invasion amidst burned vehicles, sunken landing craft, and broken fortifications. From the breakthrough at Saint-LO, to the Battle of the Bulge, to the final push on Germany, Wilson survived ferocious battles and bitter weather. After earning several decorations and a promotion to First Lieutenant, Wilson was wounded. But...read more

  • Dave Pelzer

    The Lost Boy has spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list and has profoundly influenced more than one million readers' lives. Following the tremendous success of Pulitzer Prize nominee A Child Called 'It', this book continues the extraordinary tale of author Dave Pelzer's childhood. On the verge of adolescence, Dave is rescued from his terrifyingly abusive, alcoholic mother and made a permanent ward of the court. Then the real journey begins. He is moved from one foster home to another searching for identity and family. A rebellious, defiant boy, Dave seeks attention by shoplifting, and even spends time in juvenile detention when suspected of arson. Finally, after five...read more

  • Robert Clark

    Author of the Edgar Award-winning mystery, Mr. White's Confession, Robert Clark explores mysteries of a different nature in this powerful history of doubt, faith, and religious belief. Culminating in the author's own conversion to the Catholic Church, this thought-provoking book documents five centuries of his family's spiritual evolution. When Henry VIII broke with the Roman Catholic Church at the end of the Middle Ages, Robert Clark's ancestors went with him. Eventually the Puritans among them made it to the American colonies. One of them, a doctor, was present at the Salem witch trials. A more recent relative, a cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson, added Transcendentalism to the Clark legacy....read more

  • Jude Westerfield

    In this useful guide, Jude Westerfield gives tips on 'overcoming your fears, using Powerpoint, and organizing your presentation.' Have you ever gotten butterflies before speaking in public? Have you ever felt unprepared? With a few quick and easy steps, Westerfield will have you on your way to being a confident and organized speaker. Narrator Brian Keeler clearly voices each key point in this effective...read more

  • Scott Hahn

    Best-selling author Scott Hahn is a greatly admired Catholic theologian and lecturer as well as the director of the Institute for Applied Biblical Studies. His modern classic, Lamb's Supper, has sold more than 100,000 copies. Written in an accessible style, Swear to God is a testament to the seven sacraments, which Hahn sees not as boring rituals, but as powerful reminders of our covenants with God. 'His pen continues to be a blessing for all who seek a deeper understanding of what the Lord has revealed.'-Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New...read more

  • Scott Hahn

    Best-selling author Scott Hahn's works are renowned for their accessibility. Letter and Spirit follows suit, revealing the unbreakable connection between scripture and liturgy. Hahn caters to both novices and academics, including chapters defining technical terms and supporting his research with evidence from the best theological...read more

  • Sal Severe

    Acclaimed as the essential guide for parents of children between the ages of three and six, this work is based on Dr. Severe's philosophy that children's behavior is often a reflection of their parents'. Each chapter teaches parents to adjust their own behavior to better handle a host of critical issues such as fussing at bedtime, tantrums, sibling rivalry, toilet training, setting limits, and more. The focus is not on what is wrong, but on what parents can do...read more

  • Jack Brennan

    Jack Brennan is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the Chairman and CEO of The Vanguard Group, the world's second-largest mutual fund company. With over two decades of experience, Brennan has made a career out of helping people successfully manage their investments. This invaluable guide cuts through all the hype, offering a sensible plan for building a long-term investment...read more

  • Alan Deutschman

    'CHANGE OR DIE. What if you were given that choice? We're talking actual life and death now. Your own life and death. What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think, feel, and act? If you didn't, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change mattered most?' This is the question Alan Deutschman poses in Change or Die, which began as a sensational cover story by the same title for Fast Company. Deutschman concludes that although we all have the ability to change our behavior, we rarely ever do. In fact, the odds are nine to one that, when faced with the dire need to change, we...read more

  • Ellen Jackson

    The universe is rapidly expanding. Of that much scientists are certain. But how fast? And with what implications regarding the fate of the universe? Ellen Jackson and Nic Bishop follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will study space phenomena and look for supernovae, dying stars that explode with the power of billions of hydrogen bombs. Dr. Fillippenko looks for black holes--areas in space with such a strong gravitational pull that no matter or energy can escape from them--with his robotic telescope. And they study the effects of dark energy, the mysterious force that scientists believe is pushing the universe apart,...read more

  • James Loewen

    This national best-seller and American Book Award winner is an entertaining, informative, and sometimes shocking expose of the way history is taught to American students. James W. Loewen, a distinguished critic of history education, puts 12 popular textbooks under the microscope. What he finds is a proliferation of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, misinformation, and flat-out lies filling the...read more

  • Gao Xingjian

    Facing time on a prison farm for defying his country's laws of cultural conformity, artist/writer Gao Xingjian embarked on an epic search for his roots and for freedom. His journey through Southern China's ancient mountains and forests, inspired this immensely wise and beautiful...read more

  • Stephen Kuusisto

    Blindness in the 195Os was a social stigma. Stephen's mother wanted a normal life for him, so he fought desperately to uphold the illusion of sight. For a child frantic to fit in, each day was an exhausting pretence. He managed to ride a bike, when even reading involved pressing his nose to the page and painfully forcing his eyes to concentrate. Head up, he strode through a carefully memorized labyrinth of streets, hoping to fool passers-by that he could actually...read more

  • Bruce Feiler

    Is the Bible just an abstraction or a real living entity? This book aims to answer the question. Part adventure story, part archaeological detective work, part spiritual exploration, this is the account of Bruce Feiler's perilous 10,000 mile journey across the Middle East in search of the roots of the Bible. Both an exhilarating journey, and uplifting spiritual quest - Feiler recounts his experiences with humour whilst offering fresh answers to the most profound questions of human...read more