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Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games
László Polgár

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013

The most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5,334 instructional situations, presented by the world's leading chess teacher Chess analyzes more than 5,000 unique instructional situations, many taken from real matches, including 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 3,412 mates in two moves, 744 mates in three moves, 600 miniature games, 144 simple endgames, and 128 tournament game combinations. Chapters are ...
  
  











  



  
Lost on a Mountain in Maine
Donn Fendler

HarperCollins, 2013

Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages. Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible ...
  
  











  



  
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson

Broadway Books, 2004

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to ...
  
  











  



  
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Bill Bryson

Anchor, 2011

With his signature wit, charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of ...
  
  











  



  
Desert Solitaire
Edward Abbey

Touchstone, 1990

Hailed by The New York Times as “a passionately felt, deeply poetic book,” the moving autobiographical work of Edward Abbey, considered the Thoreau of the American West, and his passion for the southwestern wilderness. Desert Solitaire is a collection of vignettes about life in the wilderness and the nature of the desert itself by park ranger and conservationist, Edward Abbey. The book details the unique adventures and conflicts the ...
  
  











  



  
One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson

Anchor, 2014

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book A GoodReads Reader's Choice The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone was tightening his grip on bootlegging. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer , was filmed, ...
  
  











  



  
Winsor McCay, The Complete Little Nemo 1905-1927
Alexander Braun

Taschen America, 2014

Adventures in pajamas: The complete Little Nemo compilation   Meet Little Nemo, a diminutive hero of comic narrative, but one of the greatest dream voyagers of the 20th century . The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869–1934), restless sleeper Nemo inspired generations of artists with his weekly adventures from bed to Slumberland, a realm of colorful companions, psychedelic scenery, and thrilling escapades. Nemo’s creator ...
  
  











  



  
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America
John M. Barry

Simon & Schuster, 1998

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American ...
  
  











  



  
Being and Time
Martin Heidegger

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008

"What is the meaning of being?" This is the central question of Martin Heidegger's profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central influence on later philosophy, literature, art, and criticism—as well as existentialism and much of postmodern thought— Being and Time forever changed the intellectual map of the modern world. As Richard Rorty wrote in the New York Times Book ...
  
  











  



  
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1)
Franklin W. Dixon

Grosset & Dunlap, 1959

A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.
  
  











  



  
The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
Myra MacPherson

Twelve, 2014

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs and lays bare the manners and mores of Victorian America, remarkably illuminating the struggle for equality that women are still fighting today. ...
  
  











  



  
The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
Will Durant

Pocket Books, 1991

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey— The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit ...
  
  











  



  
The House on the Cliff (Hardy Boys)
Franklin W. Dixon

Grosset & Dunlap, 1959

Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating a mysterious old house high on the cliffs above Barmet Bay when they are frightened off by a scream. The boys return to the apparently haunted house when they make a connection between the place and a smuggling case their father is working on. When their father goes missing, they have to investigate the caves beneath the house and confront the smugglers.
  
  











  



  
The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company
Michael S. Malone

HarperBusiness, 2014

Based on unprecedented access to the corporation’s archives, The Intel Trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation—the essential company of the digital age— told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company’s history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove. Often hailed the “most important company in the world,” Intel remains, more than four decades after its inception, a defining company of ...
  
  











  



  
Shadow Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot (Lives of Faith)
Zondervan

HarperCollins, 2009

“M ore than inspirational reading: it belongs to the very heartbeat of evangelic witness.” — Christianity Today   Shadow of the Almighty is one of the great missionary stories of modern times. It is the life and testament of Jim Elliot, as told by Elliot’s widow, author and evangelist Elisabeth Elliot Gren.  Shadow of the Almighty is the ...
  
  











  



  
What Works on Wall Street, Fourth Edition: The Classic Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of ...
James O'Shaughnessy

McGraw-Hill, 2011

Historically tested long-term strategies that always outperform the market “O’Shaughnessy’s conclusion that some strategies do produce consistently strong results while others underperform could shake up the investment business.” — Barron’s “ What Works on Wall Street is indisputably a major contribution to empirical research on the behavior of common stocks in the United States. . . . Conceivably, the influence of What ...
  
  











  



  
Security Analysis: The Classic 1934 Edition
Benjamin Graham, David Dodd

McGraw-Hill, 1996

Rare is the opportunity to see, much less own, an original. But this unusual, carefully crafted reproduction of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd's immortal Security Analysis gives you that chance--to read and treasure a true classic--the book that gave birth to value investing. Continuously in print through five editions, for more than 60 years, and through nearly a million copies, the primer for many of America's most illustrious ...
  
  











  



  
Death Comes for the Archbishop (Vintage Classics)
Willa Cather

Vintage, 1990

Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.
  
  











  



  
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Kathleen Krull

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2003

Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive. Cesar knew things had to change, and he thought that--maybe--he could help change ...
  
  











  



  
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure
Shana Corey

Scholastic Press, 2012

The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder. Juliette Gordon Low--Daisy to her friends and family--was not like most girls of the Victorian era. Prim and proper? BOSH! Dainty and delicate? HOW BORING! She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure! Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in the world--and nothing would stop her. Combining her ...
  
  











  








   



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