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The Official Guide to Ancestry.com
George G. Morgan
Whether you are coming to Ancestry.com for the first time or have used it for years, you need The Official Guide to Ancestry.com. Written by noted genealogist and lecturer George G. Morgan, this official guide takes you inside the #1 website for family history research for an unprecedented tour. This second edition includes chapters on the new search at Ancestry, MyCanvas, and Ancestry DNA. In addition, it helps you create and develop your own ...
Richard Hittleman's Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan
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 Obituary Writer: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company
A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras. On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her ...
Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques
George G. Morgan
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Break through brick walls in your genealogical research "Easy to read, provides clear explanations, examples and is well-illustrated, thus definitely meeting the needs of libraries and individuals seeking a book to guide family historians who are beyond the basics and need help solving problems."--FORUM magazine Learn how to use innovative methods to unearth hard-to-find ancestors. Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques shows you, step ...
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History on the No. 1 Genealogy Website
Family Tree Books
Master the world's #1 genealogy website! Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of all the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its 14 billion records, 60 million family tree and 32,000 databases. What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring ...
Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America
Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast. Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011, at the age of fifty-seven, Bruce Weber, an obituary writer for The New York Times , made the trip, alone, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by ...
The acclaimed DAYTRIPPER follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death. DAYTRIPPER follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous issue ...
Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To
Shae Irving J.D. J.D.
Get your life organized with the best workbook available! Paperwork and personal information isn't always easy to find, and organizing your records can seem like an intimidating task. But, whether you need to organize records for yourself, your family or your executor, Get It Together will show you how to keep track of: instructions for survivors secured places and passwords final arrangements estate planning documents ...
The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create Your Family Tree
Use online tools to discover your family's history! Thanks to the overwhelming number of genealogical records available online today, it's never been easier to trace your family history and find your roots. But where do you begin? With all that information, it can be impossible to know where to start! In The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd Edition , genealogy expert Kimberly Powell guides you through the process of finding your ...
How to Do Everything Genealogy 3/E
George G. Morgan
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
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; ...
The Company: A Novel of the CIA
This critically acclaimed blockbuster from internationally renowned novelist Robert Littell seamlessly weaves together history and fiction to create a multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic saga of the CIA—known as "the Company" to insiders. Racing across a landscape spanning the legendary Berlin Base of the '50s, the Soviet invasion of Hungary, the Bay of Pigs, Afghanistan, and the Gorbachev putsch, The Company tells the thrilling story of ...
Flights of Passage: Recollections of a World War II Aviator
Samuel Hynes served as a consultant on "The War", directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and appears on camera in several episodes. "The War" is a seven-part, 14-hour documentary series that debuts on PBS on Sunday, September 23, 2007. Sam Hynes was eighteen when he left his Minnesota home for navy flight school in 1943. By the time the war ended he was a veteran Marine pilot, still not quite twenty-one, and had flown more ...
American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning
University of Georgia Press
Someone dies. What happens next? One family inters their matriarch’s ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a greenburial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, “You can make mummies with it!” while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A grieving mother, 150 years ago, might spend her days tending a garden at her daughter’s grave. Today, she ...
Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans
A tour of some of the most historic saloons in America. There is no doubt that New Orleans has more drinking establishments per capita than any other city in the United States. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 photographs, this elegant pictorial history provides a glimpse into the architectural and cultural treasures still operating today. From urban legends to classic recipes, all is revealed in this collection of fascinating true ...
We Don't Die: George Anderson's Conversations with the Other Side
This is a book that will open your mind to an infinite realm of possibility, reassurance, and spiritual growth. It is the phenomenal true story of George Anderson . A man gifted with the extraordinary ability to communicate with spirits "on the other side," Anderson offers documented evidence of his powers through thousands of readings and dozens of scientific tests. Believers and skeptics alike have been astonished by the accuracy of his ...
Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles
In 1981, a simple nun, using merely her entrepreneurial instincts and $200, launched what would become the world’s largest religious media empire in the garage of a Birmingham, Alabama, monastery. Under her guidance, the Eternal Word Television Network grew at a staggering pace, both in viewership and in influence, to where it now reaches over a hundred million viewers in hundreds of countries around the globe. Raymond Arroyo combines his ...
Holding On to Hope: A Pathway through Suffering to the Heart of God
Framing her own story of staggering loss and soaring hope with the biblical story of Job, Nancy Guthrie takes her fellow sufferers by the hand and guides them on a pathway through pain—straight to the heart of God. Holding on to Hope offers an uplifting perspective, not only for those experiencing monumental loss, but for anyone going through difficulty and failure. Includes a study section for readers who want to dig deeper into what the ...
The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America
Philip K. Howard
Random House Trade Paperbacks
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “We need a new idea of how to govern. The current system is broken. Law is supposed to be a framework for humans to make choices, not the replacement for free choice.” So notes Philip K. Howard in the new Afterword to his explosive manifesto The Death of Common Sense . Here Howard offers nothing less than a fresh, lucid, practical operating system for modern democracy. America is drowning—in law, lawsuits, and ...
When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death
Scott Taylor Smith
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 ...
Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams
From dealing blackjack in the small-time gangster town of Steubenville, Ohio, to carousing with the famous "Rat Pack" in a Hollywood he called home, Dean Martin lived in a grandstand, guttering life of booze, broads, and big money. He rubbed shoulders with the mob, the Kennedys, and Hollywood's biggest stars. He was one of America's favorite entertainers. But no one really knew him. Now Nick Tosches reveals the man behind ...
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