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Rise of the Good Wolf: Releasing Our Self into Our Truth

Whether we are looking for a pathway to our Self or just want to be reminded of the inner qualities we desire to nurture, Rise of the Good Wolf is a refreshing and enjoyable read for all of us who seek to deepen the bond to our authentic Self. In order to nurture our True Self, we must first expose insecurities and fears that block us from our Truth. From the folklore story of the Good Wolf and the Bad Wolf, two voices are found; one represents our True Self and the other our False Self, making it easier to locate them. Rise of the Good Wolf takes us on a journey and inspires us. Whether we are learning about the life of John Henry Newton – the writer of the hymn Amazing Grace, the plight of Hawaii’s last queen – Lili’uokalani, or the author’s touching stories about navigating through experience to locate her own Truth, the reader is constantly invited to locate their own stories within these pages. Instead of feeling threatened by the idea that we can cause our Self and others harm by nurturing false truths, the Good Wolf inspires us to want to discover false truths, expose our insecurities, and celebrate in the space we have freed.

Moderating Feminism: The Past the Now and What Comes Next

In Moderating Feminism, Louise Burfitt-Dons examines the history of feminism in the UK, US and globally with a fresh eye. She identifies some of the contradictions and modern challenges of the current movement including consumerism, identity politics, Queen Bee Syndrome, the Men’s Rights Movement and sharia law. Her conclusion is a refreshingly optimistic manifesto which works for all

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Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Get Out Of Your Head And Into Your Life

Most of us spend our lives trailing after our minds, allowing our brains to take us in directions that are safe and secure, controlled and conformed. Your mind doesn’t want you to take that new job, sign up for that pottery class, or ask someone out. It wants you to stay unemployed, unfulfilled, and single because it enjoys routine and is resistant to change, no matter how positive the change may be. But more often than not, that’s not what you want.

Whose Mind Is It Anyway? will help you learn how to separate what you want from what your brain wants and how to do less when your mind is trying to trick you into doing more. In a colorful, funny, and nonthreatening way, it answers the difficult question of how we can take control of our self-defeating behaviors. Filled with charming illustrations, this book will be the friendly voice in your head to counter your negative thoughts, and it will teach you how to finally be at peace with all that you are.

Expand Your Personal Brand

In this book Carla R. Jenkins will save you time, money and the
agony of trying to figure out how to “Expand Your Personal Brand”
with zero dollars in your pocket. Whether financially, personally,
in business, marketing or time management, we all have a brand
to cultivate and expand.
Within this book, Carla provides 20 lessons learned from trial
and error all the way from zero to being a 6-figure earner. Would
you like a learning curve? Would you like realistic and applicable
answers to solve your personal and professional branding challenges?
If the answer is yes, then this book is for you and the door is about
to be opened for unlimited success branding success. You can visit
site at http://carlarjenkins.com

The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe For Success and Satisfaction

The Pie Life is the ultimate self-improvement playbook for women who work. Now is the time for you to banish the guilt and start living a life you love!

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Strange as it Seems

As author Chip Jacobs vividly portrays in his new biography, the life of Gordon Zahler was simply so miraculous it might as well have been science fiction. Strange As It Seems (Rare Bird Books) is more than an underdog Hollywood story born from tragedy. It’s about wringing every drop of adventure you can against a ticking clock.

Symphony for the City of the Dead

In September 1941, Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history—almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943–1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm; they ate family pets and—eventually—one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens—the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory.

This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power—and layered meaning—of music in beleaguered lives. Symphony for the City of the Dead is a masterwork thrillingly told and impeccably researched by National Book Award–winning author M. T. Anderson.
National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.

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Symphony for the City of the Dead

In September 1941, Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history—almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943–1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm; they ate family pets and—eventually—one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens—the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory.

This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power—and layered meaning—of music in beleaguered lives. Symphony for the City of the Dead is a masterwork thrillingly told and impeccably researched by National Book Award–winning author M. T. Anderson.
National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.

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Lavi: The United States, Israel and a Controversial Fighter Jet

Endorsed by President Reagan on the White House lawn on November 29, 1983, and opposed by his own Secretary of Defense, the Lavi became the largest bi-national program in the history of U.S.-Israel relations.

Aimed at providing Israel with a fighter-bomber uniquely suited to Israel’s requirements, the Lavi became a microcosm for both the U.S.-Israel relationship, and for Israeli society itself: a study in the ambitions, fears, and internal divisions that have shaped each of them.

The story behind this landmark program is scheduled for publication in January 2016, and is available now for pre-order.

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Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades ,and Puerto Rico

Six-time award-winning author Marty Essen merges the genres of wildlife photography, adventure travelogues, and environmental education into one unforgettable book. Through entertaining stories and 180 stunning color photographs, readers will experience nature’s Endangered Edens in a way few others have—all while laughing and learning along the way.

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Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats

Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders, with a foreword written by former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent, honors such legendary pitchers as Cy Young, Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax, while introducing readers to other eccentrics and one-shot wonders who have thrown no-hitters. The book fleshes out the colorful characters, compelling narratives and statistical oddities from baseball’s 294 no-hit efforts–as well as the many near misses that are also part of the national pastime’s storied history.

Painstaking research and personal interviews have allowed the author to pack great detail into a fun, fast-paced take on the game, revealing the stories of the no-hitter thrown by a pitcher on acid, the hitters most adept at breaking up no-hitters and other gems thrown by guys with nicknames of Bumpus, Bobo, Cannonball and Nixey. Even the game’s greatest slugger is credited with a partial no-hitter, and all he did was throw a punch! Chapters detailing the best no-hitters of all time are interspersed with “Did You Know?” lists that include no-hitters by team, city and day of the week, no-hitters of the Negro Leagues, catchers who caught the most no-nos and the best pitchers not to throw a no-hitter.

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Goddess of Love Incarnate

life of Lili St. Cyr

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Behind the Burly Q

history of burlesque

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One Life to Give

Rick Blaisdell’s new book exists for those who are sincerely looking for hope and purpose in their lives. It is a living testimony of what God can do with a life given to Him in faith. The author’s experiences prove that God opens the door, and makes the seemingly impossible, possible. In addition to the detailed journal entries, which provide vivid details of Rick’s mission trips, the book is comprised of original color photos, maps, countless testimonies of salvation, transformation, miracles and signs, and more.

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Modern Romance

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices

At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated?

Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?”

But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate.

For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before.

In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.

Robert Fripp: The Boffomundo Interview, 1979

Officially transcribed from the original Boffomundo archives, Robert Fripp: The Boffomundo Interview 1979 reveals an intriguing and unique look into the mind of one of music’s masters of precision and creativity — all through the subtle brilliance of Wayne’s World-esque early L.A. cable access hosts Ron Curtiss and Aaron Weiner. Featuring aired and unaired content from their 1979 interview, a new introduction by Ron Curtiss, and additional contextualizing articles and interviews, this is a gem that could have been long forgotten if not for Curtiss’s archival masterminding and his dedication to preserving the prog legacy. This book is a must-have for all fans of King Crimson, David Bowie, philosophical self-inquisition, and technological wizardry.

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No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25K On A 2-Month House Concert Tour (And How You Can Too)

Expanded second edition! All the inspiration and tools from the best-selling original version, plus 33% more career-changing content.

How many times have you thought that there’s got to be a better way to reach more people and make more money with your music?

With a unique approach to touring and turning a profit, singer-songwriter Shannon Curtis has released an in-depth eBook that details how up-and-coming artists can follow her direct-to-fan recipe for making way more fans and way more money.

No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25K On A 2-Month House Concert Tour (And How You Can Too) breaks down in plain language and precise detail a plan for artists that doesn’t follow the traditional club & coffeehouse methodology. Topics covered include:

Finding the right hosts: how to build an itinerary using your existing email list and social media relationships

Creating the ideal performance space: how to focus your audience and maximize your show’s intimacy and connectivity

Helping your hosts put together their invite lists: how to set yourself up for a successful event by guaranteeing “critical mass”

Setup and flow: how best to pace the evening to maximize guests’ experience (and your income!)

Gathering donations: how to partner with your host for a financially successful event

Merchandise strategies: how to create awareness, maximize your effectiveness, and make more money

Making sure you have the right gear: specific equipment recommendations and how-tos

New section! Tour routing: road-tested strategies for putting together a well-structured tour of house concerts

But more than just giving procedural suggestions, Curtis goes deeper, thoroughly explaining the psychology and interpersonal dynamics behind her tremendously successful house concert touring method. You won’t just come away with a knowledge of what works, you’ll understand why it works.

Curtis says: “My decision several years ago to abandon traditional club touring in favor of house concerts has made my career as an artist better on every measurable level. I sell more albums and merch, generate more income, receive more signups to my email list, and most importantly, I make stronger, deeper connections with the people listening to my music. With this book, I’m confident that you can open the door to a whole new world of deeply enriching performance experiences, whether you’re a veteran artist or a complete rookie to touring.”

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A Time Traveller’s Guide to Our Next Ten Years

Picture South Africa in ten years: Are the angry poor rising up, seizing land and businesses? Will the ANC survive two more elections? Will the middle classes still braai in suburbia or will we go the way of Zimbabwe?
South Africa is currently at a tipping point. Unemployment, slow growth, threats to freedom of speech, and poor education can send the country in any direction. Frans Cronje, CEO of one of the country’s leading think-tanks, identifies the key trends in the economy, politics and society which hold the clues to our immediate future.
While living standards have for instance improved since 1994, in an ironic twist this is fuelling ever-increasing expectations by the populace. The “curse of rising expectations” lies at the root of much of the instability in the country
Cronje uses key trends in our society to outline the four most likely scenarios for the country, which he quite fittingly calls the Narrow Road, the Wide Road, the Rocky Road and the Toll Road.
Sobering, shocking and hopeful in turn, no South African can afford to ignore the convincing futures Cronje paints

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