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The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything
by Martha Stewart

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 01, 2019

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<b>Essential life skills from America's most trusted lifestyle expert—together <b>i</b>n one beautiful and practical handbook, with hundreds of ideas, instructions, and inspirations</b><br /><br /> Martha Stewart is America’s go-to source for the best answers to nearly every question. As an authority on the many worlds upon which she’s built her domestic empire, she can advise on everything from creating a cutting garden and setting the table to playing classic lawn games or building a campfire. Whether it’s organizing, celebrating, cleaning, decorating, or any number of other life skills, these are the time-tested, Martha-approved strategies for frequent challenges and basic how-to knowledge that everyone should have at the ready. Also included are plenty of solutions for the not-so-common conundrums, such as how to transport a decorated cake, bathe a cat, or fold an American flag. With hundreds of expert tips and useful insights in an easy-to-follow format, this is the manual you need to learn how to do everything—the Martha way.
A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life a...
by , Shoshana Berger

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<b>“A gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share” (<i>The Washington Post</i>): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. </b><br /><br />“There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in <i>A Beginner’s Guide to the End</i>. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.”<br /> <br />Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you’re sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you’d hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don’t worry: if anyone gets snippy, it’ll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one’s social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy.<br /> <br />An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, <i>A Beginner’s Guide to the End</i> is “a book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life” (<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).
The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry E...
by Francesca Cartier Brickel...

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English

Pages

617

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b><b>“An enchanting jewel of a book.”—Douglas Smith, author of <i>Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy</i></b> <br /><br />The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon—as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives<i><br /></i></b><br /> <i>The Cartiers</i> is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty—four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was “Never copy, only create” and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men’s wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world’s best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry.<br /><br /> Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family’s history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. <br /><br /><i>The Cartiers</i> also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm’s most iconic jewelry—the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces—and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. <br /><br />Published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royal...
by Denise Kiernan

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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From the author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Girls of Atomic City</i> comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.<BR><BR>Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House.<BR> <BR>Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore—and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.<BR> <BR>The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. <i>The Last Castle </i>is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.
My Dog Skip
by Willie Morris

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

December 18, 2008

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Now a major motion picture form Warner Brothers, starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, and "Eddie" from the TV show <b>Frasier</b> (as Skip), and produced by Mark Johnson (<b>Rain Man</b>).<br /><br />In 1943 in a sleepy town on the banks of the Yazoo River, a boy fell in love with a puppy with a lively gait and an intellingent way of listening.  The two grew up together having the most wonderful adventures.  A classic story of a boy, a dog, and small-town America, <b>My Dog Skip</b> belongs on the same shelf as <b>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</b> and Russell Baker's <b>Growing Up</b>.  It will enchant readers of all ages for years to come.
Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raisi...
by , Dina Roth Port

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

June 07, 2016

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<b>A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog.<br /></b><br />Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet.<br /><br />For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes:<br /><br />• Choosing the right pup for you<br />• Housetraining and basic training<br />• Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues<br />• Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food<br />• Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog<br />• Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action<br /> <br />Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!
Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedla...
by Jon Katz

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

August 12, 2009

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Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers—Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas—and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz looks for an answer. With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with on Bedlam Farm and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is beloved sheepdog Rose’s brilliant and methodical herding ability, Mother the cat’s keen mousing instincts, or Izzy’s canine compassion toward hospice patients, Katz is mesmerized to see in them individual personas and sparks of self-awareness. Soul of a Dog will resonate with anyone who loves dogs, cats, or other animals—and who wonders about the spirits that animate them and the deepening hold they have on our lives.
The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition): New Skete Monks
by The Monks of New Skete

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English

Pages

329

Publication Date

June 29, 2011

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<b>The classic bestseller that established the Monks of New Skete as America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond, updated to include the latest developments in canine health. </b><br /> In their two now-classic bestsellers, <i>How to be Your Dog's Best Friend</i> and <i>The Art of Raising a Puppy</i>, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs.<br /><br /> This new edition of <i>The Art of Raising a Puppy</i> features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Donald A. Norman

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<b>The ultimate guide to human-centered design </b><br />Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. <br />The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.<i><br /></i><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.<br /><br /><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> is a powerful primer on how -- and why -- some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.<br />
The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and R...
by Jim Gorant

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English

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304

Publication Date

September 06, 2011

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<b>An inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. </b> <br /><br /> Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. Expanding on Gorant's <i>Sports Illustrated</i> cover story, <i>The Lost Dogs</i> traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, which were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly a million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs. <br /><br /> As an ASPCA-led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In <i>The Lost Dogs</i>, we meet these amazing animals, a number of which are now living in loving homes, while some even work in therapy programs: Johnny Justice participates in Paws for Tales, which lets kids get comfortable with reading aloud by reading to dogs; Leo spends three hours a week with cancer patients and troubled teens. At the heart of the stories are the rescue workers who transformed the pups from victims of animal cruelty into healing caregivers themselves, unleashing priceless hope. <br /><br /> <b>Includes an 8-page photo insert.</b><br /><br /> <ul> <li>Watch a video</li> </ul>

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