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The Baking Bible
Rose Levy Beranbaum

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

The latest and most comprehensive baking book yet from best-selling author and “diva of desserts” Rose Levy Beranbaum Legendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum is back with her most extensive “bible” yet. With all-new recipes for the best cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, candies, pastries, breads, and more, this magnum opus draws from Rose’s passion and expertise in every category of baking. As is to be expected from the woman who’s been ...
  
  











  



  
Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Daniel Bolger

Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A high-ranking general’s gripping insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how it all went wrong. Over a thirty-five-year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both theaters of the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players, where strategy was made and managed. At the same time, he regularly ...
  
  











  



  
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men
Eric Lichtblau

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

The shocking story of how America became one of the world’s safest postwar havens for Nazis Thousands of Nazis — from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich — came to the United States after World War II and quietly settled into new lives. They had little trouble getting in. With scant scrutiny, many gained entry on their own as self-styled war "refugees," their pasts easily disguised and their war crimes ...
  
  











  



  
The Giver (Giver Quartet)
Lois Lowry

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014

The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The ...
  
  











  



  
The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg

Houghton Mifflin, 1985

For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and Christmas classic. A perfect keepsake for any family, this beautiful edition can be handed down to each new generation of readers. In 1986 The Polar Express was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal and hit the New York Times bestseller list. Since that time, more than six and a half million copies have been sold, and every December it faithfully reappears on national ...
  
  











  



  
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched ...
  
  











  



  
Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere
Dorie Greenspan

Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A “culinary guru” and author of the award-winning Around My French Table and Baking: From My Home to Yours  returns with an exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs With her groundbreaking bestseller Around My French Table , Dorie Greenspan changed the way we view French food. Now, in Baking Chez Moi , she explores the fascinating world of French desserts, bringing together a charmingly ...
  
  











  



  
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
James Risen

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every ...
  
  











  



  
How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food
Mark Bittman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

Homemade wonton soup in 30 minutes. Chicken Parmesan without dredging and frying. Fruit crisp on the stovetop. The secret to cooking fast is cooking smart—choosing and preparing fresh ingredients efficiently. In How to Cook Everything Fast , Mark Bittman provides a game plan for becoming a better, more intuitive cook while you wake up your weekly meal routine with 2,000 main dishes and accompaniments that are simple to make, globally ...
  
  











  



  
How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition)
Mark Bittman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008

Mark Bittman's award-winning How to Cook Everything has helped countless home cooks discover the rewards of simple cooking. Now the ultimate cookbook has been revised and expanded (almost half the material is new), making it absolutely indispensable for anyone who cooks—or wants to. With Bittman's straightforward instructions and advice, you'll make crowd-pleasing food using fresh, natural ingredients; simple techniques; and basic equipment. ...
  
  











  



  
The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957

Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the ...
  
  











  



  
Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes
Vickie Smith

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008

The Ultimate Pressure-Cooker Cookbook Nobody knows more about pressure cookers than Vickie Smith, creator of the leading pressure-cooker Web site, MissVickie.com. Now, at last, Miss Vickie has gathered all of her pressure-cooker wisdom into a book. Whether you're a pressure-cooker newcomer or a longtime fan, you'll find all the recipes, techniques, and tips you need for a lifetime of great pressure-cooker meals. Miss Vickie's Big Book of ...
  
  











  



  
How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food--With 1,000 Photos
Mark Bittman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

The next best thing to having Mark Bittman in the kitchen with you Mark Bittman's highly acclaimed, bestselling book How to Cook Everything is an indispensable guide for any modern cook. With How to Cook Everything The Basics he reveals how truly easy it is to learn fundamental techniques and recipes. From dicing vegetables and roasting meat, to cooking building-block meals that include salads, soups, poultry, meats, fish, sides, and ...
  
  











  



  
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Mark Miodownik

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally-renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has ...
  
  











  



  
Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept
Daniel Rodriguez

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

The unforgettable story of a young soldier who survived one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and lived to pursue his dream of playing Division I college football At 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, Daniel Rodriguez was an unlikely recruit for the gridiron. But on the battlefield, under the daily rain of sniper fire, he made a promise to his best friend. “When I get out of this shithole, I’m going to play college football.” Daniel had ...
  
  











  



  
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2010

This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away.
  
  











  



  
The New Way Things Work
David Macaulay

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1998

The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations. With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where ...
  
  











  



  
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
Linda Sue Park

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2011

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families ...
  
  











  



  
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
Paul Tough

Mariner Books, 2013

“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”— People Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed , Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more ...
  
  











  



  
@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
Shane Harris

Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today The United States military currently views cyberspace as the “fifth domain” of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. In fact, as @WAR shows, U.S. hackers were ...
  
  











  








   



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