159 pages, 21 of 25 reviews are 4 or 5-star
on the trail can be as delicious and varied as meals prepared at home. You can create meals to suit your tastes or diet–vegetarian, low fat, Asian, Italian. Meals prepared and dehydrated at home are compact and lightweight, perfect for the backpacker, and safer than packing perishable foods. The author shows how to prepare the meals so that they will travel well and will be easy to reconstitute in camp. The easy step-by-step instructions detail how to cook and dry lightweight, satisfying meals at home and then prepare them easily in camp–truly complete, instant meals. Includes over 160 recipes for soups, stews, pasta, casseroles, and breakfast and snack ideas as well as tips on drying food in a dehydrator or oven.
182 pages, 15 of 18 reviews are 4 or 5-star
The powerful quilts of Harriet Powers (1837-1910), a former Athens, Georgia slave, continue to capture our imagination today. Her two-known creations, the Bible Quilt and the Pictorial Quilt, have independently survived since stitched more than a century ago. Over the years, thousands of museum visitors to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston have stood transfixed viewing her artwork.
Powers’ two quilts are arguably the most well-known and cited coverings in American quilt history. But, until today, no one has told the entire, dramatic story of how these two quilts, one of which initially sold for $5, were coveted, cared for, and cherished for decades in private homes before emerging as priceless, national treasures.
This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers’ Bible Quilt and Other Pieces brings to light new, exciting facts – many never before published: complete exhibition history for both known quilts; proof Harriet Powers was a literate, award-winning quilter, who stitched at least five quilts and promoted her own artwork; profiles of the two nineteenth century women who sought to purchase the Bible Quilt; profiles of the three men who once owned the Pictorial Quilt; unveiling of a young artist who embellished the Pictorial Quilt; and the name of the person who first made the connection in the twentieth century that Harriet Powers stitched both quilts.
This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers’ Bible Quilt and Other Pieces is the most comprehensive resource guide on this influential African American quilter. The book includes nearly 200 bibliographic references, most annotative, including books, exhibition catalogs, newspapers, plays, poetry, interactive map and more. For the first time ever, readers are provided with clues and encouraged to search for Harriet Powers’ lost 1882 Lord’s Supper Quilt.
184 pages, 47 of 47 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
She never thought it would happen to her.
But it did.
At the age of thirty-five, Becky Dennington was diagnosed with non-invasive and invasive ductal carcinoma. Breast cancer. In an instant, her life changed all because of a single word she couldn’t even bring herself to say out loud. The ugly C word.
Share in the journey of one young woman’s fight against breast cancer, the sacrifices a family makes, the heartbreak cancer leaves in its path, and the joy found along the way.
425 pages, 40 of 46 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
What Does Matt Epstein Know That We Don’t?
One summer day, Matt Epstein applied to 20 different companies on LinkedIn to find work. He waited.
He never heard back a single response. Fear began to creep in. He couldn’t find a job because of one simple reason: He was blending in with the masses. Panic began to race through his mind. “Seriously, what the hell am I doing here?” He took a deep breath, stepped back and assessed the situation.
And then a stroke of genius hit him.
He was going to be bold. Inspiring. Outrageous. Awkward. Funny. Unbelievable.
276 pages, 16 of 18 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
452 pages, 19 of 28 reviews are 4 or 5-star
German General Kurt “Panzer” Meyer’s autobiography is a fascinating insight into the mind of one of Germany’s most highly decorated and successful soldiers of World War II. If you love small-unit actions, this is the book for you. Follow Meyer with the 1st SS-Panzer Division “Leibstandarte” and the 12th SS-Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend,” from the first day of the war in Poland, through service in France, Russia, and Greece, up until his capture in Normandy in 1944 and his postwar trials and tribulations.
51 pages, 49 of 52 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Humorous advice for cats, by cats.
The author “discovered” the feline world’s best-kept secret in a file hidden on his mother’s computer by her cat, Cleo, and now shares it with humanity for the first time. Topics covered range from avoiding visits to the vet, to the artful display of captured prey, to getting in the way of a human trying to read anything, including this paragraph. Upon publication, Cleo denied authorship and hired a team of lawyers, all of whom have their claws out, but despite her best efforts, word is spreading:
The Cat Manual is hilarious for cat-lovers of all ages.
207 pages, 6 of 6 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Your Boss is Not Your Mother is an essential new guide to uprooting and solving the underlying problems that cause office drama, with positive guidance for improving workplace relationships. Most people who are unhappy at work attribute it to their relationship with coworkers. By continually getting sucked into workplace drama, they’re usually replicating problems they had with parents, siblings, or others in childhood. Dr. Debra Mandel attacks these workplace problems at the roots. Using real-life stories and anecdotes, she demonstrates how to respond to people in the workplace with a clear head. This warm and insightful guide is full of interactive features—self-tests, exercises and checklists—designed to help you explore and assess your workplace interactions, let go of negative influences, and take charge of your work life.
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