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Cortright McMeel

Thomas Dunne Books, 2010

When Joe Gallagher goes to work for an energy trading company in Boston , he soon finds that pursuit of his ambition to strike it rich in the markets will plunge him into a whirlwind, literally. As the firm's traders jockey to make bets on the effects of an upcoming hurricane, Gallagher must choose between following the careful dictates his old school veteran mentor, Andrews...  Or become a disciple of The Ghost, a newly-hired boss whose ...


The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Use the Web to trace your roots, share your history, and create a ...
Kimberly Powell, Stacy Allison

Adams Media, 2011

Trace and record your family history online Are you a descendant of ancient kings? Were your ancestors fierce warriors? Are you related to an eminent scholar? With The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 2nd Edition , now you can find out! If you're interested in your family history, you have a wealth of information and misinformation at your fingertips. Enter expert genealogist Kimberly Powell to steer you in the right direction. Powell ...


Mark Steyn's Passing Parade: Obituaries & Appreciations expanded edition

Stockade Books, 2014

This newly expanded edition of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade looks back to the men and women who, in ways great and small, helped shape the 20th century. The Washington Post called Mark "the world's wittiest obit writer", and many others agree. "Mark Steyn is a more than brilliant writer who can't resist quipping as he appreciates," says WGN's Milt Rosenberg. "He memorializes the recently departed with startling joie de vivre." Robert Fulford, the ...


Dying: Finding Comfort and Guidance in a Story of a Peaceful Passing
Judy K. Underwood

Odyssey Ink, 2007

Is someone you know dying? Long-time therapist Judy K. Underwood, Ph.D., tells the story of an end-of-life journey taken by Kris, a 56-year-old woman with terminal cancer. The author helped Kris through her last months in an exploration of love, peace and acceptance. This story serves as a worthy guide for caregivers and anyone with a terminal illness. You'll find comfort and inspiration regradless of your age, spiritual or religious ...


When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death
Scott Taylor Smith

Scribner, 2013

Scott Taylor Smith, a venture capitalist and lawyer, had plentiful resources, and yet after his mother died, he made a series of agonizing and costly mistakes in squaring away her affairs. He could find countless books that dealt with caring for the dying and the emotional fallout of death, but very few that dealt with the logistics. In the aftermath of his mother’s death, Smith decided to write the book he wished he’d had. When Someone ...


The Final Act of Living
Barbara Karnes

Barbara Karnes Books, Inc., 2003

The author of Gone From My Sight, My Friend, I Care and A Time to Live, shares her insights and perceptions from years of working with people during the final act of living. Now her lectures and ideas have been put on paper. This book is written in a simple, direct yet gentle style as it explores the signs of approaching death from disease, the normal grieving process, living wills, Durable Power of Attorney and other end of life issues.


Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan
Richard Hittleman

Bantam, 1983

This short time is all it takes to master the 38  simple exercises in this book. You will quickly  grasp the ancient Yoga secrets of breathing,  concentration, nutrition and muscle control -- in just  minutes of your spare time and without any  discomfort. Day by day you will notice astonishing  results -- loss of weight, greater firmness, more  energy, relief from pain, freedom from stress and an  overall feeling of youthfulness ...


The It's Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book
Mary Ellen Hopkins

C&T Publishing, 2006

Mary Ellen breaks down complex piecing into simple, easy units.


Charles Faudree Home
Charles Faudree, Francesanne Tucker

Gibbs Smith, 2012

“The single most important ingredient in a home is that it must have a soul.” —Charles Faudree In Home, best-selling author and designer Charles Faudree invites a few of his friends—designers, artists, family and clients—to introduce the different rooms of the house and add their unique insights on how to make the most of the space we live in. The homes featured here have plenty of Charles’s typical French Country soul—from large ...


On My Own at 107: Reflections on Life Without Bessie
Sarah L. Delany, Amy Hill Hearth

HarperOne, 1998

On My Own at 107 ÿ is Sarah "Sadie" Delaney's tribute to Bessie, her beloved younger sister and century-long companion, who died on September 25, 1995, at age 104.Just four years earlier, Bessie and Sadie, along with former New York Times ÿ reporter Amy Hill Hearth, co-wrote the bestselling Having Our Say, ÿ which told the story of the sisters' remarkable lives as witnesses to a century. Here, Sadie reflects on the first year following ...


Black Roots: A Beginners Guide To Tracing The African American Family Tree
Tony Burroughs

Touchstone, 2001

Trace, document, record, and write your family's history with this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide. Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, ...


The Death of Common Sense & Profiles of Those Who Knew Him

Good Cheer Publishing Co., 2012

Lori Borgman’s tongue-in-cheek obituary for Common Sense went from popular to viral. You’ve probably had it emailed to you in some hobbled version at one time or another. It has been published throughout the U.S., Canada, in Spain, Portugal, Australia, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland and Iceland. She has now put that classic obituary in book form and added equally cheeky profiles of those who knew Common Sense best. Meet Discretion, the wife ...


How to Do Everything Genealogy 3/E
George G. Morgan

McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2012

Unearth your family's past by mining the global wealth of digital and print ancestry records In How to Do Everything Genealogy , award-winning researcher and genealogy writer George G. Morgan shows how to start and continue your family history research using traditional records and techniques, as well as the full array of online databases, digitized records, social networks, and other tools. Learn how to organize and create your family tree; ...


Pereira Maintains
Antonio Tabucchi

Canongate Books, 2011

In the sweltering summer of 1938 in Portugal, a country under the fascist shadow of Spain, a mysterious young man arrives at the doorstep of Dr Pereira. So begins an unlikely alliance that will result in a devastating act of rebellion. This is Pereira's testimony.


Honorary Unsubscribe v1: Recognizing the Unknown, the Forgotten and the Obscure People who Had an Impact on ...

Freelance Communications, 2012

These are the people you wish you had known. Start with the inventors: the same guy invented the computer hard drive and the video cassette, another guy vinyl — and bubble gum. And how about the brains behind the contact lens, the hovercraft, the Hawaiian shirt, even the guy who thought of putting a peanut inside an M&M? And then there's the artists — the creators of music and TV shows you love. Doctors who made radical breakthroughs to ...


The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station
Lorraine B. Diehl

Four Walls Eight Windows, 1996

This work traces the history of the creation, operation, and demolition of New York's Pennsylvania Station.


Voices From the Graveyard: Early Settlers of Winchester, Indiana, 2013

This is a non-fiction account of the early settlers of Winchester, Indiana, founded in 1818. The people in the book are buried in an old graveyard, long ago abandoned and forgotten. The author remembered the graveyard fondly from her childhood. Upon returning to her home town after retirement, she found the graveyard almost completely destroyed, with only seven standing tombstones. Determined to restore this final resting place for Winchester's ...


Positive Results: Making the Best Decisions When You're at High Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer
Joi L. Morris, Ora K. Gordon M.D.

Prometheus Books, 2010

This unique and important guidebook is a single, comprehensive source of information and advice to help women (and some men) at high risk for breast and for ovarian cancer because of family history and genetic profile. One part memoir, three parts "how to" manual, Positive Results explains in a clear and steady manner the myths and realities of "the breast cancer genes." It lays out all the options in easy-to-follow, compassionate language. It ...


A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die
Gail Rubin

Light Tree Press, 2010

A GOOD GOODBYE: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die provides the information, inspiration and tools to plan and implement creative, meaningful and memorable end-of-life rituals for people and pets. Just as talking about sex won't make you pregnant, talking about funerals won't make you dead - and your family will benefit from the conversation. Learn how to save money, reduce family conflict, and avoid stress at a time of grief.


The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters
Gay Talese

Walker & Company, 2003

As a young reporter for The New York Times , in 1961 Gay Talese published his first book, New York—A Serendipiter’s Journey , a series of vignettes and essays that began, “New York is a city of things unnoticed. It is a city with cats sleeping under parked cars, two stone armadillos crawling up St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and thousands of ants creeping on top of the Empire State Building.” Attention to detail and observation of the ...



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