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The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treas...
by Randall Sullivan

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English

Pages

396

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<DIV>In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible.<BR><BR>Since then the mystery of Oak Island’s “Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers’ imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to what’s hidden on Oak Island—pirates’ treasure, Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays—yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma. <BR><BR><EM>The Curse of Oak Island</EM> is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel’s television show <EM>The Curse of Oak Island</EM>, Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand. <BR></DIV>
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of ...
by Hunter S. Thompson

Language

English

Pages

93

Publication Date

July 23, 2010

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This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page.  It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.<br /><br />Now  a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
by David Lebovitz

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<b>A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen.</b><br /><br />In 2004, David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks—most notably in Paris—incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes. <br /><br />In<i> My Paris Kitchen</i>, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today. You’ll find Soupe à l’oignon, Cassoulet, Coq au vin, and Croque-monsieur, as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork, Lamb shank tagine, Dukkah-roasted cauliflower, Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce, and Wheat berry salad with radicchio, root vegetables, and pomegranate. And of course, there’s dessert: Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce, Duck fat cookies, Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze, French cheesecake...and the list goes on. David also shares stories told with his trademark wit and humor, and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David’s kitchen reveals the quirks, trials, beauty, and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world.
The French for Christmas
by Fiona Valpy

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

October 03, 2014

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‘<b>Made me cry so many times … A beautiful, heartbreaking yet uplifting wonderful story</b>.’ <i>This Chick Reads</i><br /><br /><b>A year to forget. The perfect escape. And a little Christmas magic…</b><br /><br /><b>Touching, uplifting, and filled with delicious French cooking, <i>The French for Christmas</i> is the perfect Christmas treat.</b><br /><br /><b>Evie used to LOVE Christmas</b>, but this year she can’t wait for the tinsel and presents to be a distant memory. <br /><br />When her best friends offer the use of their cottage in the beautiful French countryside, Evie jumps at the chance. With her soon-to-be-ex-husband, celebrity chef Will Brooke, plastered over the news with his latest ‘love interest’, leaving the country seems like the perfect plan.<br /><br />Armed with her French grandmother’s tattered notebook of recipes, Evie is determined to ignore Christmas altogether and bake herself back to happiness. <br /><br />And when Evie meets her next-door neighbour – the <i>très</i> gorgeous doctor Didier she finds a very willing taste-tester. But is it possible that he could be interested in more than just her <i>Tarte Tatin</i>? <br /><br />With snow falling, a special <i>Réveillon</i> dinner and a little Christmas magic in the air, could Didier even be the one to thaw Evie’s heart? <b>Or will a visit from the ghost of Christmas past change everything?</b><br /><br /><h2>What people are saying about The French for Christmas</h2><br />‘So <b>very real, so tragic, my heart absolutely ached</b> … A <b>heart-warming and truly beautiful</b> Christmas book.’ <b>5/5</b> <i>Paris Baker’s Book Nook</i><br /> <br />‘<b>One of my favourite stories I have read this year… A truly superb novel. 5/5</b>.’ <i>Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews</i><br /><br />‘<b>A truly wonderful novel</b> … touching, inspiring and heart-warming … <b>an absolute must on your holiday reading list. 5/5 Stars.</b>’ <i>Living Life with Joy</i><br /><br />‘<b>Just beautiful</b> … I was transported to a Christmas wonderland and I didn't want to leave! <b>Absolutely loved it!</b>’ <i>Becca’s Books</i><br /><br />‘A winner … <b>I want to live this story</b>.’ <i>A Nurse and a Book</i><br /><br />‘I love Fiona Valpy's French countryside stories ... <b>The setting is wonderful and the snow and winter weather give it a fairytale like atmosphere … such a lovely Christmas story</b>.’ <i>Librarian Lavender</i><br /><br />‘<b>Beautiful descriptions of the idyllic French house and area … mouth-watering descriptions of the beautiful food</b> … a wonderful Christmas read. It has everything you could want from a book for this time of year.’ <i>Best Crime Books and More</i><br /><br />‘<b>I found myself talking out loud, muttering and cursing</b> … Fiona had given me <b>characters that I had connected with, that had strength and depth who I found I really cared about</b>.’ <i>Crooks on Books</i><br /><br />‘<b>This book made me cry</b> … Another great and emotional read with Christmas cheer, Christmas spirit.’ <i>French Village Diaries</i><br /><br />‘Truly idyllic … everything we love about the Christmas season. <b>A beautiful read!</b>’ <i>M’s Bookshelf</i><br /><br />‘I <b>absolutely adored</b> this charming, thought provoking story… I<br />felt really Christmassy reading this! The main part of the story is set during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, <b>the setting is gorgeous and the food sounds delicious</b>. Alongside all the festive-ness there is also a more serious underlying storyline to this novel which makes it truly touching and extremely gripping. <b>All in all the perfect wintry-night-by-the-fire read</b>.’ <i>Bookaholic Confessions</i><br /><br />‘This was <b>a lovely, cozy read</b> which would be perfect for reading during those cold winter months.’ <i>Books and Book Ends</i><br /><br />‘Our main character Evie was a little treasure who has had a heartbreaking time recently and I found myself routing for her hoping for a happy ending for her… <b>This was a great read with a lovely festive touch</b>.’ <i>Rea’s Book Review</i>
Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library (Paperb...
by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

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English

Pages

410

Publication Date

July 09, 2010

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>Notable Book • Finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction<br /><br />“Highly readable biography . . . The woman who emerges from these pages is a complex figure—heroic, driven . . . and entirely human.”—Richard Bernstein, <i>The New York Times<br /><br /></i></b><i>Passionate Nomad</i> captures the momentous life and times of Freya Stark with precision, compassion, and marvelous detail. Hailed by <i>The Times</i> of London as “the last of the Romantic Travellers” upon her death in 1993, Freya Stark combined unflappable bravery, formidable charm, fearsome intellect, and ferocious ambition to become the twentieth century’s best-known woman traveler. Digging beneath the mythology, Geniesse uncovers a complex, controversial, and quixotic woman whose indomitable spirit was forged by contradictions: a child of privilege, Stark grew up in near poverty; yearning for formal education, she was largely self-taught; longing for love, she consistently focused on the wrong men. Despite these hardships, Stark’s astonishing career spanned more than sixty years, during which she produced twenty-two books that sealed her reputation as a consummate woman of letters. <br /><br />This edition includes a new Epilogue by the author that, citing newly discovered evidence, calls into question the circumstances of Stark’s birth and adds new insight into this adventurous and lively personality.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Passionate Nomad</b></i><br /><br />“<i>Passionate Nomad</i> is a work of nonfiction that reads and sings with the drama and lilt of a fine novel. The story of Freya Stark is stunning, inspiring, sad, funny, unique, and moving. Jane Fletcher Geniesse tells it straight, but with a care for delicious detail and a sympathy for the characters that make this a truly special book.”<b>—Jim Lehrer<br /><br /></b>“<i>Passionate Nomad</i> supplies a fascinating individual thread in the tapestry of twentiethcentury Middle Eastern history. . . . [Geniesse] has achieved, in the end, an admirable focus, at once critical and sympathetic. . . . For all Stark’s unresolved contradictions, . . . her distinction as a latter-day woman of letters survives.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /></i></b> “Compulsively readable . . . [Geniesse] has done a thorough job re-creating the life of a woman many consider to be the last of the great romantic travelers.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i> (Cleveland)</b>
The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of S...
by Kathie Lee Gifford

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<p>As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires.</p><p>Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith:</p><ul><li><strong>The Rock (Jesus Christ):</strong> Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul.</li><li><strong>The Road (Israel):</strong> Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God’s covenant.</li><li><strong>The Rabbi (God’s Word):</strong> Go beyond a “Sunday school” approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.</li></ul><p>As you journey through <em>The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi</em>, you’ll also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason’s insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.</p><p>Come! Begin your journey toward a deeper faith through <em>The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi</em>.</p>
Mastering the Art of French Eating: From Paris Bistros to Farmhou...
by Ann Mah

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English

Pages

270

Publication Date

September 26, 2013

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<b>The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a time</b><br /><br />When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down.<br /><br />So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city.  Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths.<br /><br />Like Sarah Turnbull’s <i>Almost French</i> and Julie Powell’s <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Julie and Julia</i>,<i> Mastering the Art of French Eating</i> is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love—of food, family, and France.
Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War
by Hildegarde Mahoney

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<B>In the midst of World War II, a German-American family finds themselves stranded in Japan in this </B><B>inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other. </B><BR><BR>In the spring of 1941, seven-year-old Hildegarde Ercklentz and her family leave their home in New York City and set off for their native Germany, where her father has been recalled to the headquarters of the Commerz & Privat Bank in Berlin. It was meant to be an epic journey, crossing the United States, the Pacific, and Siberia—but when Hitler invades Russia, a week-long stay in Yokohama, Japan becomes six years of quasi-detention, as Hildegarde and her family are stranded in Japan until the war’s end. In this spellbinding memoir, Mahoney recounts her family’s moving saga, from their courage in the face of terrible difficulties—including forced relocation, scarce rations, brutal winters in the Japanese Alps—to their joyous reunion with their German relatives in Hamburg, and their eventual return to New York City in 1950. Richly detailed and remarkably vivid, <I>Journey Interrupted</I> is a story unlike any other—the inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other.
Crazy-White-Man (Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee)
by Richard Morenus

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 28, 2019

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<h2><b>“a book that is a little classic of the rugged life.” <em>Chicago Tribune</em></h2><br /><br />Have you thought of escaping from life in the “Big City”?<br /><br />Have you dreamed of stepping off the treadmill of work and leaving behind the tedious office job?</b><br /><br />Unhappy with his life in New York, Richard Morenus did just that.<br /><br />Taking along his dog and some equipment he left the humdrum life in the city for the wilderness.<br /><br />When he first arrived in the beautiful backwoods of Canada some Native Americans saw how unprepared he was for his new life and gave him the name Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee, which translates to Crazy-White-Man.<br /><br />The first few months of his life in the bitter cold of a Canadian winter were a fight for survival for Morenus, but as the years went by he became more competent and began to thrive in the beautiful landscape.<br /><br /><em>Crazy-White-Man</em> is a brilliant account of Richard Morenus’ search for a new life in the Canadian wilderness. It is told in a down-to-earth style that is sure to appeal to any reader who dreams of an adventure.<br /><br />“As a story of the indomitable spirit of men and women pitted against the overwhelming forces of nature, ‘Crazy-White-Man’ is an inspiring one; as a tale of pure adventure, it will be hard to put down.” <em>Chicago Tribune</em><br /><br />“Respect for Mr. Morenus’ courage and hardihood grows with every page we read . . . it emerges as a valuable addition to the small number of books about the Canadian bush.” <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />“Anyone from young to old who has wanted to toss the soft life of today into the discard and live as our ancestors did will enjoy this book. To those who have lived under frontier conditions it will be equally refreshing—and that cannot be said for many of this type.” <em>Colorado Spring Free Press</em><br /><br />“one of the best tales of escape from city pressures ... It is a vivid close-up of the Ontario bush—written down with the vividness and gaiety of a man who knew he was free.” <em>Christian Science Monitor</em><br /><br />Richard Morenus was a New York writer for radio and magazines when he left his old life for a new one in the wilderness of Ontario. He spent the next six years of his life there. His book <em>Crazy-White-Man</em> was first published in 1956 and he passed away in 1968.<br />
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 12, 1998

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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds...<br /><br /><i>Into Thin Air</i> is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? <br /><br />Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

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