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    • The map of heaven [sound recording]
      The map of heaven [sound recording]
      Eben Alexander.
      Eben Alexander teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and true identities as spiritual beings. explores humankind's spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how people forgot, and are now at last remembering, who they really are and what their true destiny really is.
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    • Business adventures [sound recording] : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street
      Business adventures [sound recording] : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street
      John Brooks.
      From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America.
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    • Make it stick : the science of successful learning
      Make it stick : the science of successful learning
      Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel.
      More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
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    • Learning to speak alzheimer's
      Learning to speak alzheimer's
      Joanne Koenig Coste.
      A groundbreaking approach for everyone dealing with the disease.
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    • Not that kind of girl [sound recording] : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
      Not that kind of girl [sound recording] : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"
      Lena Dunham.
      Lena Dunham tells stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises that she had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing her body, and having to prove one's self in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep her up at night.
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    • Mademoiselle [sound recording] : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
      Mademoiselle [sound recording] : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history
      Rhonda K. Garelick.
      "Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition--and through fascinating, thoroughly researched portraits of Chanel's lovers and friends--Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world . . . a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created "wearable personality." This is Chanel at the nexus of history: a woman of daring, passion, and legendary vision, in a wonderful biography that gives her long-awaited due"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Enough [sound recording] : our fight to keep America safe from gun violence
      Enough [sound recording] : our fight to keep America safe from gun violence
      Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly.
      Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.
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    • Prince Harry : brother, soldier, son
      Prince Harry : brother, soldier, son
      by Penny Junor.
      Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life. After losing his mother at age twelve, he spent his teenage years making questionable choices under intense international media scrutiny, becoming known for his mischievous grin, shock of red hair, and the occasional not-so-royal indiscretion. As he has grown, he has distinguished himself through military service, flying helicopters as a gunner for the Royal Air Force. He served in Afghanistan and continues to devote himself to his military career. He also follows in his mother's footsteps with charity work--he is the founder of Sentebale, a charity to help orphans in Lesotho, and works with many other charitable organizations to help young people in society and to conserve natural resources. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, Prince Harry is proving himself a prince of the people. With unprecedented access to the most important figures in his life, Penny Junor is able get the truth about who this mercurial and fascinating royal son really is. A modern biography of a modern prince, this book offers an insider's look at the life of the man who is fourth in line to Britain's throne.
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    • Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 2 [sound recording]
      Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 2 [sound recording]
      Jon Kabat-Zinn.
      Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 2 was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a core training tool to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice, and to bring mindfulness into every aspect of life. Mindfulness while lying down guided sessions for learning how to fall awake rather than fall asleep, which, teaches Kabat-Zinn, is what mindfulness is all about.
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    • Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 3 [sound recording]
      Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 3 [sound recording]
      [Jon Kabat-Zinn].
      In a world where our attention gets distracted and diverted at every turn, mindfulness brings it back and stabilizes it where it matters most, in the here and now. Jon Kabat-Zinn leads you with friendliness and care through 10 'mindfulness' landscapes.
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    • Mindfulness meditation for pain relief [sound recording] : guided practices for reclaiming your body and your life
      Mindfulness meditation for pain relief [sound recording] : guided practices for reclaiming your body and your life
      Jon Kabat-Zinn.
      Jon Kabat-Zinn shares his practices for using conscious awareness to free the mind and body from physical and emotional suffering. Listeners will learn tips and techniques for working with the mind and embracing whatever issues arise in their lives. He also leads listeners in guided meditations to help them find relief from chronic pain, everyday stress, and emotional challenges, as well as to read and act appropriately in the face of pain.
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    • Autism breakthrough [sound recording] : the groundbreaking method that has helped families all over the world
      Autism breakthrough [sound recording] : the groundbreaking method that has helped families all over the world
      Raun K. Kaufman.
      Raun K. Kaufman presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and to participate successfully in the world.
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    • Now I see you : a memoir
      Now I see you : a memoir
      by Nicole C. Kear.
      At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and has only a decade or so before lights-out. Instead of making preparations as the doctor suggests, Kear decides to carpe diem and make the most of the vision she has left. She joins a circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these high jinks, she keeps her vision loss a secret. When Kear becomes a mother, just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in order to relish every moment with her kids. Her secret, though, is harder to surrender--and as her vision deteriorates, harder to keep hidden. As her world grows blurred, one thing becomes clear: no matter how hard she fights, she won't win the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret, and comes to terms with the loss, she can still win her happy ending.
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    • The price of silence : a mom's perspective on mental illness
      The price of silence : a mom's perspective on mental illness
      by Liza Long
      Liza Long is the single mother of a child with an undiagnosed mental disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was, "What if my son does that someday?" She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, which the Boise State University online journal posted as "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother." The post went viral, receiving 1.2 million Facebook likes, nearly 17,000 tweets, and 30,000 emails. Now, in The Price of Silence she takes a devastating look at how we address mental illness, especially in children, who are funneled through a system of education, mental healthcare, and juvenile detention that leads far too often to prison. In the end she asks one central question: If there's a poster child for cancer why can't there be one for mental illness? The answer: the stigma. She is speaking in a way that we cannot help but hear and she won't stop until something changes.
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    • Living courageously : you can face anything, just do it afraid
      Living courageously : you can face anything, just do it afraid
      Joyce Meyer.
      Fear commonly affects our ability to live fully, holding us back from what enriches our lives and the lives of others. But our quality of life will improve when we learn how to be courageous in the face of fear. In Living Courageously, Joyce Meyer explains how, as Christians, we can overcome the paralyzing power of fear by calling upon the Lord. "Fear not" is written throughout the Bible. God knows His children will be confronted with fear, but He can help us resist it. It is your inherited right as a child of God to live life to the fullest and to enjoy it. Joyce will encourage you to be expectant as you learn to conquer fear, become all God wants you to be, and do all He wants you to do. With a blend of personal insight and inspiring Scripture, this book will help you employ the power of God to overcome fear and achieve your best.
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    • Easy street (the hard way) : a memoir
      Easy street (the hard way) : a memoir
      by Ron Perlman with Michael Largo.
      A classically trained actor who cut his teeth in the East Village's off-Broadway scene, Ron Perlman--a Golden Globe winner with starring roles in the Hellboy movies, Drive, Pacific Rim, and Sons of Anarchy--has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His story involves rising from New York's tough Washington Heights neighborhood, enduring incredible hardships, and ignoring the naysayers who taunted him for his distinctive looks. It's a tale that demonstrates the power of persistence. With a filmography of nearly two hundred credits working alongside countless stars during his forty-year career, Perlman knows the ins and outs of filmmaking. In Easy Street (the Hard Way), he shares his inspiring story for the next generation of performers.
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    • Never turn your back on an angus cow [sound recording] : my life as a country vet
      Never turn your back on an angus cow [sound recording] : my life as a country vet
      Jan Pol with David Fisher.
      Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised in the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild's hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan.
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    • Drum workshop [sound recording]
      Drum workshop [sound recording]
      by Chris Puleston.
      Top drum workshop teacher Chris Puleston invites listeners to participate in their own home drum workshops. This audiobook program incorporates easy exercises and techniques for both beginners and more advanced students.
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    • Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty [sound recording]
      Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty [sound recording]
      by Daniel Schulman.
      Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what seems now to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may be either a blessing or a curse." Fred's legacy would become a blessing and a curse to his four sons--Frederick, Charles, and fraternal twins David and Bill--who in the ensuing decades fought bitterly over their birthright, the oil and cattle-ranching empire their father left behind in 1967. Against a backdrop of scorched-earth legal skirmishes, Charles and David built Koch Industries into one of the largest private corporations in the world--bigger than Boeing and Disney--and they rose to become two of the wealthiest men on the planet. Influenced by the sentiments of their father, who was present at the birth of the John Birch Society, Charles and David have spent decades trying to remake the American political landscape and mainline their libertarian views into the national bloodstream. They now control a machine that is a center of gravity within the Republican Party. To their supporters, they are liberating America from the scourge of Big Government. To their detractors, they are political "contract killers," as David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, put it during the 2012 campaign. Bill, meanwhile, built a multi-billion-dollar energy empire all his own, and earned notoriety as an America's Cup-winning yachtsman, a flamboyant playboy, and as a litigious collector of fine wine and Western memorabilia. Frederick lived an intensely private life as an arts patron, refurbishing a series of historic homes and estates. Sons of Wichita traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions. No matter where you fall on the ideological spectrum, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of our era, but so little is publicly known about this family, their origins, how they make their money, and how they live their lives.
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    • A history of the world in 6 glasses [sound recording]
      A history of the world in 6 glasses [sound recording]
      Tom Standage.
      Author Tom Standage details the history of the world, from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century, through the lens of six defining beverages: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.
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    • Soldier girls [sound recording] : the battles of three women at home and at war
      Soldier girls [sound recording] : the battles of three women at home and at war
      Helen Thorpe.
      Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families, detailing the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices and losses shaped their perspectives.
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    • Deep down dark [sound recording] : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free
      Deep down dark [sound recording] : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free
      Hector Tobar.
      The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile's thirty-three trapped miners.
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