Part of Our Lives challenges the conventional idea that public libraries are valuable mostly because they are essential to democracy. Instead, this book uses the voices of generations of public library users to argue that Americans have loved their libraries for the useful information they make accessible; the public spaces they provide; and the commonplace reading materials they supply that help users make sense of the world around them.
Pub crawl your way through the sacred seasons with this entertaining and useful collection of cocktail recipes, distilled spirits, beer, and wine for virtually every occasion on the Catholic liturgical calendar. One part bartender's guide, one part spiritual manual, a dash of irreverence, and mixed with love: Drinking with the Saints is a work that both sinner and saint will savor.
It's 1933 and Prohibition has given rise to the American gangster--kidnapping for ransom is the scourge of a lawless nation. With no national police force, gangster George "Machine Gun" Kelly and his wife, Kathryn set their sights on the easy-money racket of kidnapping. His target: rich oilman, Charles Urschel. Enter J. Edgar Hoover and his agents given the sole authority to chase kidnappers across state lines. When Kelly bungles the snatch job, Hoover moves in and what follows is a 20,000 mile chase over back roads, crossing 16 state lines, and generating headlines across America along the way. A true crime story of gangsters and lawmen and how an obscure federal bureaucrat used this now legendary kidnapping case to launch the FBI.
The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science--lifesaver, food preserver, social liberator. Part historical narrative, part scientific decoder, Chilled looks at early efforts to harness the cold. As people learned more about what cold actually was, scientists invented machines for producing it on demand. Refrigeration technology has been crucial in some of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last one hundred years, and the fridge will still be pulling the strings behind the scenes as we turn our science-fiction vision of the future into fact.
Parents will appreciate Creating a Beautiful Mess because it's fun and helpful. This book isn't about parenting rights or wrongs; it's about playful, joyous play experiences for childhood that are universal. It boils down the essential play experiences in an accessible, practical, and easy way. The chapters represent an optimal balance among experiences that support learning, provide physical activity, encourage creative expression, and promote social and family connections.
Whether your kids have been preparing their own lunches for years or are just starting out in the kitchen, Dad's Book of Awesome Recipes is your all-in-one guide to helping them create tasty meals your whole family will devour. This cookbook offers step-by-step instructions for concocting a variety of yummy dishes that are perfect for snacktime, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With over 100 kid-friendly recipes, each page helps you inspire your little chef to take the lead in the kitchen and make culinary creations of their own.
A book that explores creative and clever microshelters and what makes them work. Contains scavenging tips, ideas from designers, and some building plans to inspire the creation of your cabin, tiny house, tree house, or other nook and hideaway.
Heidi Swanson circled the globe to create this assortment of 120 vegetarian dishes. Her recipes use healthy, whole foods ingredients and approachable techniques. The photographs taken on her travels and at home reveal the places both near and far that inspire her warm nourishing cooking.
Salads take the spotlight in this visual cookbook that showcases a year's worth of weekday recipes so exciting you'll want to eat salads every day. David Bez started a photo-driven blog Salad Pride, with a yearlong challenge to create one new salad every day. His creative salads display the versatility of vegetables and require no special cooking skills--many of his recipes only entail a cutting board and a knife.With an emphasis on the freshest ingredients and new flavor combinations, these salads excite and inspire.
Written by John Olive, a Minnesota playwright, Tell Me A Story In The Dark provides you with every tool you need to tell great and entertaining stories. In a day when parents want to spend more quality time with their children, this book shows you how to prepare and tell a story; communicates the benefits--ending the bedtime battle of wills, building vocabulary, making room for effective parenting moments; provides a treasure trove of stories that parents and grandparents can adapt for their children; teaches you how to make up and tell your own stories.
You know that kids are hungry all the time. While you want to give them the best, snack time can be a true test. You want to provide something that not only tastes good, but is good for them them too. You will find more than 200 ideas for solving the snack conundrum. Recipes and ideas you can whip up in minutes, without fuss in the kitchen, or fuss from your kid! So whether you're packing snacks for your purse, the school bag, the sports bag, or the can't-make-it-until-dinner whining hour, you'll find quick and healthy ideas everyone in your family will love.
Presents a collection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes, with a discussion on the selection, storage, and preparation of ingredients, meat substitutions, and cooking methods and times. The cookbook features 250 vegan and 500 gluten-free recipes. Each recipe is listed and identified as vegan, gluten-free or fast (less than 45 minutes from start to finish).
Who doesn't want a delicious, home-cooked meal to appear magically at their doorstep on a chilly evening? But work, kids, and life get in the way. In The Soup Club Cookbook four moms show how to make this fantasy a reality with 150 recipes for soups from favorites to fancy and dozens of filling and delicious side dishes. The authors, New York neighbors, explain how to start the same kind of soup club that they did: each person makes soup once a month and delivers it to the other women with garnishes and instructions for serving. That's at least three meals a month you don't have to cook or order.
The Trim Healthy Mamas share delicious, healthy recipes to help readers successfully slim down while eating well. This companion cookbook to the Trim Healthy Mama Plan features simple recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner--including slow cooker and one-pot meals, hearty soups and salads, omelets and waffles, pizzas and breads, also favorite snacks, desserts, and smoothies, sippers and teas. With pantry-stocking advice, time-saving tips, and information on how to cook for the entire family, it offers a delicious and nutritious way to make trim and healthy meals with less stress.
Scottish broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson cared with her two sisters for their mother Mamie during many years of living with dementia. Sad and funny, wise and honest, this intimate account of insidious losses and unexpected joys is also a call to arms that challenges us all to think differently.
This official book for Breaking bad takes fans on an in-depth, behind-the-scenes journey of the groundbreaking television series. Stories span every season with a complete series timeline and interviews with creator Vince Gilligan.
Spanning the entire history of the Doors, this book is the definitive biography of a band that forever changed popular music. But it's not the story you think you know. Mick Wall captures the true spirit of the sixties with this investigation into the real story of the Doors.
Bill Murray's extraordinary career is rich with fascinating anecdotes, contradictions, and mystery, from his early success on Saturday Night Live and the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s to his reinvention as a hipster icon in the early 21st century. This A-to-Z compendium is part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun. Schnakenberg chronicles every Murray, and relates all the milestones, yarns, and controversy in the life of this enigmatic performer.
Stuart Stevens returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad, sharing the joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with the Ole Miss Rebels football time. After being away for decades with little quality time, Stevens resolved to invite his father to attend a season of Ole Miss football games together. Driving to and from the games and cheering in the stands, they take stock of their lives as father and son, as individuals, and the bond between them.