Exploring history, movies, and literature, the conspiracy theorizing, and the world of the supernatural, this book is a comprehensive resource to the man-beast. With nearly 200 entries and 120 photographs, drawings, and illustrations, it is a guide to understanding, hunting, and avoiding the brute, as well as discovering the facts behind the sightings and horrifying tales.
Finding Livelihood is a book about work for grown-ups. It's about not just the work we thought we wanted but about the work we found and the work that found us. It's also about the work we have lost. At once a shrewd challenge of Buechner's assertion that "the place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet" and also a lyrical journey to the place where labor and love meet, Finding Livelihood explores the tensions between the planned life and the given, between desire and need, between aspirations and limits.
An examination of the costs of direct violence, including military preparedness and the social reverberations of war, alongside the costs of structural violence, poverty and chronic illness. A relatively small number of people and corporations are responsible for facilitating the violent status quo, whether by setting the range of permissible discussion or benefiting directly as financiers and manufacturers.
Before John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the Post Office. Gluck saw an opportunity, and created the Santa Claus Association. The effort delighted the public, and for 15 years money and gifts flowed to the only group authorized to answer Santa's mail. Gluck became a celebrity--until the charity commissioner discovered some dark secrets in Santa's workshop. This is more than the rise and fall of the Santa Claus Association caper; it's also the larger story of how Christmas became the extravagant holiday we celebrate today, from Santa's early beginnings in New York to the country's first citywide Christmas tree and Macy's first grand holiday parade.
As Street Cat Bob and James spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together, James once more draws strength and inspiration from his extraordinary cat--learning important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times--providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way.
A go-to cookbook of flavorful, crowd-pleasing, comforting, and family-friendly recipes with variations for dishes that appeal to both adults and kids, those who like mild and those who want spice, even vegetarians who coexist with meat-eaters. Plus, breakfast is solved, and lunch, snack time, and dessert, too. The result: No more cranky eaters, no more dinner table strife--and a much more confident, happier cook.
A survey of food writing from the classical world to the present. Beginning with the taboos of the Old Testament and the tastes of ancient Rome, and including travel essays, polemics, memoirs, and poems, the book includes writings from food writers along with works by authors not usually associated with gastronomy.
Slow-cooker meals are no-fuss--they cook while you're out and about, so you return home to a delicious hot supper and a home that smells wonderful. Your supermarket has figured out that you need quick and easy options, but you still want something that's homemade. These recipes take advantage of the many ingredients that are already prepped and ready to cook in the produce, freezer, and meat departments. These recipes are designed to keep your prep time and grocery lists short and convenient--with five ingredients or less!
After Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he found that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life. Besides escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his 'positive awareness'--a heightened sense of his surroundings so he can spot suspicious and dangerous behavior--on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.
Whether you live in an apartment, are chained to an office desk, or just want to be surrounded by green, living things, creating terrariums is a delightful way to combine the worlds of home decor and gardening. Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy, and gives you all of the information you need on the "it" plants of today: tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, and succulents, along with "traditional" terrarium ferns.
When it comes to meal planning, do you find yourself deciding between healthy foods and quick options? Even on a busy schedule, your meals can be simple, healthy, and delicious! Chef Del Sroufe provides busy home cooks with menu plans, pantry lists, and delicious plant-based recipes that are quick, easy, and multipurpose. This book guides you to spend a couple of hours one day a week preparing meals ahead of time so that they come together with little effort throughout the week. Every dish follows the nutrition standards set forth by The China Study, ensuring optimal healthful and quality eating with whole food recipes.
Vegan Bowls serves balanced meals with expert flavor pairings in every bowl. Zsu Dever redefines the concept of "flavor harmony" with cozy bowl recipes that you will want to make again and again. Many of the recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less. You'll enjoy satisfying bowls of soup and salad bowls, and also enticing breakfast bowls and international specialties.
When Andy Griffith went to Hollywood in 1960 to film a TV pilot about a small-town sheriff, his friend Don Knotts called to ask if his sheriff could use a deputy. Together, Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife elevated The Andy Griffith Show from a folksy sitcom into a timeless study of human friendship. The program was fiction, but the friendship was powerful and real.
Explores how the rivalry between quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady has shaped their careers and the NFL overall, sharing insights into their opinions about each other and the factors that shaped them as men and athletes.
A critic shares professional insights into how to derive more from a film experience, analyzing a range of iconic films to reveal metaphorical artistry techniques in the acting, filming, dialogue, and music.
Master the age-old art of Japanese gift wrapping with this easy-to-follow papercrafting book, which turns a time-honored art form into a paper crafter's dream. Traditional presentation makes room for the personal touch that becomes part of the gift. From purpose-made paper to wax paper, and from ribbon to a newspaper corsage, you have an array of materials that are already at your fingertips, ready for you to cut, fold, twist, shape and decorate.
Charles Fountain retells the story of the 1919 World Series, when eight Chicago White Sox players were accused of throwing the Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Although the heavy favorite, they lost five games to three, circulating rumors that it had been rigged. Fountain looks with fresh eyes at the events before, during, and after the games, and how it fundamentally altered the game of baseball as it was played.
Commemorates one of America's most beloved and successful authors and the landscapes, characters, and violent times he portrayed. Tim Champlin uncovers the secrets of L'Amour's themes and characters--geography of the West, lone heroes, gunfighters, mining and ranching, women, Native Americans, food, and transportation. The frontier regions, towns, and events that featured in L'Amour's writing, as well as the real folks on whom his characters were based, come to life. This is also a complete history of L'Amour's colorful early life as a cowboy, lumberjack, longshoreman, prizefighter, merchant seaman, and army officer.
Dayton's was in its prime, the new Nicollet Mall was full of people, the Foshay Tower was still king, and the IDS Center was beginning its rise. Bustling sidewalks teemed with shoppers and businessmen, young and old, no matter what the weather, because the skyway system was just being born. Mike Evangelist, a 17-year-old from the suburbs, found everything about the city to be amazing, and turned his camera lens to the scenes around him, capturing a vibrant and rapidly changing city.
Marriage is the most underreported story in political life and yet is often the key to its success. This is the idea driving a revealing new portrait of Lady Bird as the essential strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and ballast for Lyndon. A biography of a political partnership that helps explain how the wildly talented but deeply flawed Lyndon Baines Johnson ended up making history.
A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian Paris, the City of Light. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante reveals the city's hidden past, its seamy underside, one populated by working and criminal classes that, though virtually extinct today, have shaped Paris over the past two centuries. Sante takes the reader on a whirlwind tour. A lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, of the reporters, realiste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bon vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the works and days of the forgotten poor.
Ann Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts, author, and founder and global ambassador of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, talks candidly about her journey with multiple sclerosis. She shares details from her initial diagnosis in 1998, through the highs and lows of her treatment to the sources of faith that gave her strength and ultimately transformed her life and that of her family. She shares the wisdom of others who have touched her life and inspired her to make what has been an astounding recovery.