The Train by Georges Simenon

The Train by Georges Simenon

The Train by Georges Simenon
2011 | EPUB | 1.77MB

Against all expectations Marcel Féron has made a "normal" life in a bucolic French suburb in the Ardennes. But on May 10, 1940, as Nazi tanks approach, this timid, happy man must abandon his home and confront the "Fate" that he has secretly awaited. Separated from his pregnant wife and young daughter in the chaos of flight, he joins a freight car of refugees hurtling southward ahead of the pursuing invaders. There, he meets Anna, a sad-looking, dark- haired girl, whose accent is "neither Belgian nor German," and who "seemed foreign to everything around her." As the mystery of Anna's identity is gradually revealed, Marcel leaps from the heights of an exhilarating freedom to the depths of a terrifying responsibility-- one that will lead him to a blood-chilling choice.

When it first appeared in English in 1964, British novelist and critic Brigid Brophy declared The Train to be "the novel his admirers had been expecting all along from Simenon." Until The Train, she wrote, the dazzlingly prolific novelist had been "a master without a masterpiece."

Translated by Robert Baldick.

The President by Georges Simenon

The President by Georges Simenon

The President by Georges Simenon
2011 | EPUB | 168.04KB

Restored to print for the first time in more than forty years, The President was hailed by the New York Times as a "tour de force"

At 82, the former premier lives in alert and suspicious retirement--self exile--on the Normandy coast, writing his anxiously anticipated memoirs and receiving visits from statesman and biographers. In his library is the self-condemning, handwritten confession of the premier's former attaché, Chalamont, hidden between the pages of a sumptuously produced work of privately printed pornography--a confession that the premier himself had dictated and forced Chalamont to sign. Now the long-thwarted Chalamont has been summoned to form a new coalition in the wake of the government's collapse. The premier alone possesses the secret of Chalamont's guilt, of his true character--and has publicly vowed: "He'll never be Premier as long as I'm alive... Nor when I'm dead, either." Inspired by French Premier Georges Clemenceau, The President is a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a probing account of the decline of power.

Translated by Daphne Woodward.

After Midnight

After Midnight

After Midnight by Irmgard Keun
2011 | EPUB | 1.86MB

Sanna and her ravishing friend Gerti would rather speak of love than politics, but in 1930s Frankfurt, politics cannot be escaped--even in the lady's bathroom. Crossing town one evening to meet up with Gerti's Jewish lover, a blockade cuts off the girls' path--it is the Fürher in a motorcade procession, and the crowd goes mad striving to catch a glimpse of Hitler's raised "empty hand." Then the parade is over, and in the long hours after midnight Sanna and Gerti will face betrayal, death, and the heartbreaking reality of being young in an era devoid of innocence or romance.

In 1937, German author Irmgard Keun had only recently fled Nazi Germany with her lover Joseph Roth when she wrote this slim, exquisite, and devastating book. It captures the unbearable tension, contradictions, and hysteria of pre-war Germany like no other novel. Yet even as it exposes human folly, the book exudes a hopeful humanism. It is full of humor and light, even as it describes the first moments of a nightmare. After Midnight is a masterpiece that deserves to be read and remembered anew.

The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp by
2011 | EPUB | 290.51KB

A vagrant de Tocqueville gives an eloquent, dry-eyed report of his tramping adventures in the violent underworld of late 19th century America and Britain.

An untutored Welsh tramp who became a popular poet acclaimed by the conservative Georgians and the vanguard Ezra Pound alike, W. H. Davies surprised his contemporaries with the unlikeliest portrait of the artist as a young man ever written.

After a delinquent childhood Davies renounced home and apprenticeship and at twenty-two sailed to America—the first of more than a dozen Atlantic crossings, often made by cattle boat. From 1893 to 1899 he was schooled by the hard men of the road, disdaining regular work and subsisting by begging. Crossing Canada to join the “Klondyke” gold rush, Davies fell while hopping a train. His foot was crushed and his leg amputated. “All the wildness had been taken out of me,” Davies wrote, “and my adventures after this were not of my own seeking.”

Praised by Osbert Sitwell for his “primitive splendour and directness,” Davies evokes the beauty and frontier violence of turn-of-the-century America in prose that George Bernard Shaw commended to “literary experts for its style alone.” The insurgent wanderlust that found an American voice in Jack London and Jack Kerouac is expressed here in a raucous true adventure story by the man Shaw called “the incorrigible Supertramp who wrote this amazing book.”

Kafka's Hat

Kafka's Hat

Kafka's Hat by Patrice Martin
2013 | EPUB | 1.01MB

Multiple plot lines interweave with twentieth-century literary allusions as hapless bureaucrat P. attempts to secure delivery of a valuable cultural relic. Patrice Martin's ticklish tip of the hat to the writing of Franz Kafka also evokes the literary techniques of Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Paul Auster.

Polymath Patrice Martin is a writer, musician, and politician who is a former clerk in Canada's House of Commons, and currently is a Gatineau city councilor. He confesses his working life in government bureaucracy helped shape this, his first novel.

Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor

Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor

Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care by Scott McGaugh
2013 | EPUB | 813.9KB

The first full-length biography of the Civil War surgeon who, over the course of the war’s bloodiest battles—from Antietam to Gettysburg—redefined military medicine.

Jonathan Letterman was an outpost medical officer serving in Indian country in the years before the Civil War, responsible for the care of just hundreds of men. But when he was appointed the chief medical officer for the Army of the Potomac, he revolutionized combat medicine over the course of four major battles—Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg—that produced unprecedented numbers of casualties. He made battlefield survival possible by creating the first organized ambulance corps and a more effective field hospital system. He imposed medical professionalism on a chaotic battlefield. Where before 20 percent of the men were unfit to fight because of disease, squalid conditions, and poor nutrition, he improved health and combat readiness by pioneering hygiene and diet standards. Based on original research, and with stirring accounts of battle and the struggle to invent and supply adequate care during impossible conditions, this new biography recounts Letterman’s life from his small-town Pennsylvania beginnings to his trailblazing wartime years and his subsequent life as a wildcatter and the medical examiner of San Francisco.

At last, here is the missing portrait of a key figure of Civil War history and military medicine. His principles of battlefield care continue to be taught to military commanders and first responders. 24 b/w photographs

A Wicked War [Audiobook]

A Wicked War [Audiobook]

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 US Invasion of Mexico [Audiobook] by Amy S Greenberg
2012 | MP3@96 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 46 mins | 530.31MB

Our 1846 war with Mexico was a blatant land grab provoked by President James Polk. And while it secured the entire Southwest and California for America, it also exacerbated regional tensions over slavery, created the first significant antiwar movement in America, and helped lead the nation into civil war.

A Wicked War is the definitive history of this conflict that turned America into a continental power. Amy Greenberg describes the battles between American and Mexican armies, but also delineates the political battles between Democrats and Whigs—the former led by the ruthless Polk, the latter by the charismatic Henry Clay, and a young representative from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln, who initially drew national attention as a critic of the war.

Greenberg brilliantly recounts this key chapter in the creation of the United States, evoking time, place, event, and personality with equal parts authority and narrative flair.

Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow

Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow

Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads by Dee Brown
2001 | EPUB | 1.92MB

From the author of the best-selling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown's classic account of the building of the transcontinental railroad.

In February 1854 the first railroad from the East reached the Mississippi; by the end of the nineteenth century five major transcontinental railroads linked the East Coast with the Pacific Ocean and thousands of miles of tracks criss-crossed in the West, a vast and virginal land just a few years before.

The story of this extraordinary undertaking is one of breathtaking technological ingenuity, otherwordly idealism, and all-too-wordly greed. The heroes and villains were Irish and Chineselaborers, intrepid engineers, avaricious bankers, stock manipulators, and corrupt politicians. Before it was over more than 155 million acres (one tenth of the country) were given away to the railroad magnates, Indian tribes were decimated, the buffalo were driven from the Great Plains, millions of immigrants were lured from Europe, and a colossal continental nation was built.

Woven into this dramatic narrative are the origins of present-day governmental corruption, the first ties between powerful corporations and politicians who "enjoyed the frequent showers of money that fell upon them from railroad stock manipulators, and gave away America." How the people of that time responded to a sense of disillusionment remarkably similar to our own adds a contemporary dimension to this story.

Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964

Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964

Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964 [Audiobook] edited by Michael R Beschloss
2007 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 20 mins | 174.37MB

Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.

The only president to record his private conversations from his first day in office, LBJ ordered these tapes locked in a vault until at least the year 2023. But now they have been unsealed, providing a close-up look at a president taking unprecedented power, from John F. Kennedy's murder in November 1963 to Johnson's campaign for a landslide victory.

Taking Charge is filled with revelations about the full-blooded Texan behind the public image. You will hear LBJ:

  • Revealing his self-doubts and personal anguish over the responsibilities of the presidency
  • Receiving the frank criticism of his wife, Lady Bird Johnson
  • Staking his presidency on a revolutionary civil rights bill
  • Scuttling Robert Kennedy's drive to be his vice president
  • Using the Tonkin Gulf attack to expand the American beachhead in Southeast Asia
  • Unveiling his private, tortured early doubts that the US could ever win a war in Vietnam

Taking Charge gives us an unprecedented look into a crucial presidency that continues to shape our lives today. In LBJ's own words, it is history "with the bark off".

The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches

The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches

The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches by Malcolm X
2011 | EPUB | 664.58KB

Malcolm X gave black Americans not only their consciousness, but their history, their dignity, and a new pride. No single individual can claim a more important responsibility for a sociological and historical leap forward such as the one sparked in America in the 1960s. In 1965, when Malcolm X was gunned down on the stage of a Harlem theater, America lost one of its eminent political thinkers.

Here in his own words are the revolutionary ideas that made Malcolm X one of the most charismatic and influential African-American leaders in American history. They are the thoughts of a determined leader during a turbulent, sometimes impossible time, and are invaluable in understanding not only the historical context of the Civil Rights movement but also contemporary identity and culture in the United States. These speeches document Malcolm’s progression from Black nationalism to internationalism, and are key to both understanding his extraordinary life and illuminating his angry yet uplifting cause.

Wal-Mart: The Face Of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism

Wal-Mart: The Face Of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism

Wal-Mart: The Face Of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism edited by Nelson Lichtenstein
2006 | EPUB | 2.45MB

An indispensable introduction to the company that will define the twenty-first century economy.

Edited by one of the nation's preeminent labor historians, this book marks an ambitious effort to dissect the full extent of Wal-Mart's business operations, its social effects, and its role in the U.S. and world economy. Wal-Mart is based on a spring 2004 conference of leading historians, business analysts, sociologists, and labor leaders that immediately attracted the attention of the national media, drawing profiles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Review of Books. Their contributions are adapted here for a general audience.

At the end of the nineteenth century the Pennsylvania Railroad declared itself "the standard of the world." In more recent years, IBM and then Microsoft seemed the template for a new, global information economy. But at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Wal-Mart has overtaken all rivals as the world-transforming economic institution of our time.

Presented in an accessible format and extensively illustrated with charts and graphs, Wal-Mart examines such topics as the giant retailer's managerial culture, revolutionary use of technological innovation, and controversial pay and promotional practices to provide the most complete guide yet available to America's largest company.

The Wal-Mart Way

The Wal-Mart Way

The Wal-Mart Way: The Inside Story of the Success of the World's Largest Company by Don Soderquist
2005 | EPUB | 420.16KB

Since Sam Walton's death in 1992, Wal-Mart has gone from being the largest retailer in the world to holding the top spot on the Fortune 500 list as the largest company in the world. Don Soderquist, who was senior vice chairman during that time, played a crucial role in that success. Sam Walton said, "I tried for almost twenty years to hire Don Soderquist . . . But when we really needed him later on, he finally joined up and made a great chief operating officer." Responsible for overseeing many of Wal-Mart's key support divisions, including real estate, human resources, information systems, logistics, legal, corporate affairs, and loss prevention, Soderquist stayed true to his Christian values as well as Wal-Mart's distinct management style. "Probably no other Wal-Mart executive since the legendary Sam Walton has come to embody the principles of the company's culture-or to represent them within the industry-as has Don Soderquist," Discount Store News once reported.

In The Wal-Mart Way, Soderquist shares his story of helping lead a global company from being a $43 billion company to one that would eventually exceed $200 billion. Several books have been written about Wal-Mart's success, but none by the ones who were the actual players. It was more than "Everyday Low Prices" and distribution that catapulted the company to the top. The core values based on Judeo-Christian principles-and maintained by leaders such as Soderquist-are the real reason for Wal-Mart's success.

The G.O.D. Experiments

The G.O.D. Experiments

The GOD Experiments: How Science Is Discovering God In Everything, Including Us by Gary E Schwartz
2006 | EPUB | 849.77KB

Does God Exist Only In Our Hearts?

According to highly esteemed scientist Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., there is compelling scientific evidence that we no longer have to accept God on faith alone. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Harvard University-educated Dr. Schwartz blends psychology, quantum physics, and mathematics to examine the science of spirit. And since faith and science are not mutually exclusive, Dr. Schwartz gives a better understanding of their relationship, explaining how God operates in everything we do.

Scientifically rigorous and spiritually reassuring, The G.O.D. Experiments is a wake-up call for anyone who wonders about life's true meaning and longs to believe in the existence of a universal intelligence.

Sound Asleep: The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well

Sound Asleep: The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well

Sound Asleep: The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well by Chris Idzikowski
2013 | EPUB | 1.22MB

Need a good night's rest? This practical guide by one of the world's leading sleep authorities offers solutions for sleeping soundly and healthily. Find out about the human body's natural rhythms, the nature of sleep and dreams, the different types of insomnia that commonly afflict people, and how changes to your attitude, patterns, and environment can make a difference. There's a directory of sleeping pills and potions, from pharmaceuticals to herbal teas, and specific, targeted sleep routines for certain lifestyles—worker, athlete, student, traveler, and more—so you can choose the right one for you.

Conquering Depression and Anxiety Through Exercise

Conquering Depression and Anxiety Through Exercise

Conquering Depression and Anxiety Through Exercise by Keith Johnsgard
2004 | MOBI | 2.02MB

One out of every two Americans will suffer from some mental disorder during their lifetimes, with depression being the most common problem. How do most of us cope? Usually, we turn to overeating, drinking, and smoking. In short, we treat our unhealthy mental reactions to the American lifestyle with even unhealthier physical habits.

Clinical psychologist Keith Johnsgard — an inveterate runner who is in his 70’s! — proposes a better solution in this uplifting book. Why not turn to exercise — one of the healthiest aspects of American lifestyle — as a means of improving not just our physical well-being but our state of mind as well? Though usually associated with losing weight and physical fitness, exercise does in fact offer many mental health benefits. Johnsgard inspires us to put on a pair of sneakers and start moving. He draws from a lifetime of clinical experience, research on the psyche of the athlete, and personal experience as an athlete to make a convincing case that exercise can greatly enhance our mental outlook. Further, physical activity decreases the symptoms of depression as well as psychotherapy and drugs, and with only positive side effects! Exercise not only reduces depression and anxiety, but also boosts your energy level and self-esteem.

If depression and anxiety have overshadowed your life, or you just want to improve your mental outlook while enhancing your physical fitness, this book is a superb motivator to help you help yourself through the healthiest, least expensive, and simplest method available.

Weights on the Ball Workbook

Weights on the Ball Workbook

Weights on the Ball Workbook: Step-by-Step Guide with Over 350 Photos by Steve Stiefel
2010 | EPUB | 4.8MB

Weights are great for working the arms and upper body, and the exercise ball produces exceptional results in the core abs and lower body. With exercises suited for all skill levels, Weights on the Ball Workbook shows how to simultaneously use both pieces of equipment for the ultimate total-body workout.

Just sitting on a bench while performing arm curls leaves abdominals doing virtually nothing and leg muscles completely relaxed. Sit balanced on the ball while doing those same curls and a simple arm movement explodes into a total-body exercise as the mid- and lower-body stabilizer muscles are forced to work equally hard. Weights on the Ball Workbook teaches combination exercises like seated curls as well as dozens of specially designed movements that fully utilize the potential of this unique equipment tandem.

In addition to programs that are easily tailored to individual fitness levels, Weights on the Ball Workbook describes proper training methods and explains how to achieve specific goals by varying the workout and carefully monitoring the number of repetitions. Last but not least, the author shows how to have fun and enjoy a workout that produces results in half the time of a traditional workout.

Core Training Anatomy

Core Training Anatomy

Core Training Anatomy by Abigail Ellsworth
2011 | EPUB | 15.35MB

We all want flat stomachs. But what if the only six-pack in your life is one consisting of beer or soda, not rock-hard muscle? Or what if you're well on your way to fitness, but you just can't get rid of that gut? You don't have to do hundreds of sit-ups each day, and you don't have to give up all your favorite foods. If you devote yourself to the right exercises — and learn why they're the right exercises — you'll work your core muscles correctly and begin to build a fabulously fit body.

In Core Training Anatomy, health and fitness expert Dr. Abby Ellsworth gives readers the tools they need to embark on a journey of flat-belly fitness and health, from basic movements to information on how to build a complete exercise plan. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations of starting positions and movement paths, it's like having your very own personal trainer. You'll learn what to do and what not to do in order to get results and avoid injury.

Core Training Anatomy brings a new dimension to workouts, helping readers target this pesky problem area-and helping them stay on the path to health and fitness.

Massage Anatomy: A Comprehensive Guide

Massage Anatomy: A Comprehensive Guide

Massage Anatomy: A Comprehensive Guide by Abby Ellsworth, Peggy Altman
2010 | EPUB | 33.01MB

This comprehensive book explores seven of the world's best-known styles of massage: Swedish, Fusion, Shiatsu, Thai, River Stone, Reflexology, and Reiki.

Massage Anatomy uniquely combines an understanding of the human body with different massage styles, making it an excellent resource for practitioners of all levels.

Detailed anatomical illustrations and approachable text demonstrate body planes, muscle groups, and crucial areas like the nervous and lymphatic systems. There is also a helpful reference section on massage terminology and a glossary of muscles.

Discover the ancient secrets practiced by Native Americans and Egyptians using warm stones that are applied to the body. Feel the "spirit life force" of reiki, a centuries-old Japanese technique used to promote peace and well-being. And find out how to combine Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage techniques for a fabulous massage fusion.

Next to strong hands, this comprehensive guide book is a massage therapist's most important tool, an invaluable resource for new students and experienced therapists alike. Includes a double-sided poster of massage techniques and muscle systems.

Anatomy of Stretching

Anatomy of Stretching

Anatomy of Stretching by Craig Ramsay
2012 | EPUB | 16.51MB

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fitness novice or an elite athlete. You should be starting each workout exactly the same way — with a stretching regimen designed to warm up your body and help you achieve a new personal best each time. But without the expertise of a professional trainer and without an expert’s understanding of muscle anatomy, it can be hard to know what exercises are best.

Craig Ramsay is here to help! In Anatomy of Stretching, he brings the lessons learned in ten years as a trainer to celebrities and professional athletes and the star of Bravo’s Thintervention to everyone. You’ll learn when and how to do a tricep stretch and a shoulder stretch, when to avoid toe touches and hamstring stretches, and why it’s important to keep your neck relaxed during a hip flexor stretch. While taking you through each movement step by step, Anatomy of Stretching also goes beneath the skin to allow you to see just which muscles you are working during each stretch.

Get limber — and get the most out of your workout — with Anatomy of Stretching!

High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men

High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men

High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men: A Fast and Easy Workout with Amazing Results by Pete Cerqua
2013 | EPUB | 5.1MB

Need to get in shape? Have a few minutes? Then what are you waiting for?

What if you woke up one morning and found out it was all a lie? That long workouts do more damage than good, that the results of expensive workout equipment do not match the claims, that a good workout is not measured by heat exhaustion and sweat, and most importantly, that it is better to work out for four minutes than sixty?

This is not a dream, this is reality. Enter High Intensity Fitness Revolution for Men. High Intensity Fitness is about working out smarter, not longer, using scientific principles and advanced High Intensity workout programs that take only minutes a day. In today’s world, where octogenarians are commonplace in the gym, our system of strengthening the body and maintaining our health and fitness must evolve the same as our LPs have turned into iPods.

This powerful workout program will change the shape of your body in as little as three minutes, with the longest workouts lasting no more than fifteen. Anyone from the incredibly fit to a couch potato can benefit from High Intensity Fitness, as Pete Cerqua breaks down and simplifies what you do and don’t need in your personal exercise program. These are the shortest workouts that deliver the fastest results. It’s High Intensity Fitness for your fast-paced life! 200 color photographs

Hot Art

Hot Art

Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art by Joshua Knelman
2012 | EPUB | 424.87KB

Hot Art traces Joshua Knelman’s five-year immersion in the shadowy world of art theft, where he uncovers a devious game that takes him from Egypt to Los Angeles, New York to London, and back again, through a web of deceit, violence, and corruption. With a cool, knowing eye, Knelman delves into the lives of professionals such as Paul, a brilliant working-class kid who charmed his way into a thriving career organizing art thefts, and LAPD detective Donald Hrycyk, one of the few special investigators worldwide who struggle to keep pace with the evolving industry of stolen art. As he becomes more and more immersed in this world, Knelman learns that art theft has evolved into one of the largest black markets in the world, which even Interpol and the FBI admit they cannot contain. Sweeping and fast-paced, Hot Art takes readers into a criminal underworld like no other.

Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma

Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma

Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma by Michael Peppiatt
2009 | EPUB | 1.44MB

An outstanding and authoritative biography of one of Britain's greatest masters. Francis Bacon was one of the most powerful and enigmatic creative geniuses of the twentieth century. Immediately recognizable, his paintings continue to challenge interpretations and provoke controversy. Bacon was also an extraordinary personality. Generous but cruel, forthright yet manipulative, ebullient but in despair: He was the sum of his contradictions. This life, lived at extremes, was filled with achievement and triumph, misfortune and personal tragedy.

In his revised and updated edition of an already brilliant biography, Michael Peppiatt has drawn on fresh material that has become available in the sixteen years since the artist’s death. Most important, he includes confidential material given to him by Bacon but omitted from the first edition. Francis Bacon derives from the hundreds of occasions Bacon and Peppiatt sat conversing, often late into the night, over many years, and particularly when Bacon was working in Paris. We are also given insight into Bacon’s intimate relationships, his artistic convictions and views on life, as well as his often acerbic comments on his contemporaries.

Bloody Crimes [Audiobook]

Bloody Crimes [Audiobook]

Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse [Audiobook] by James L Swanson
2010 | MP3@96 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 44 mins | 526.91MB
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n the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time - the Yankees are coming, it warned. Shortly before midnight, Davis fled the capital, setting off an intense and thrilling chase in which Union cavalry hunted the Confederate president.

Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy that led to the crime. To the Union, Davis was no longer merely a traitor. He became a murderer, a wanted man with a $100,000 bounty on his head. Davis was hunted down and placed in captivity, the beginning of an intense and dramatic odyssey that would transform him into a martyr of the South's Lost Cause.

Meanwhile, Lincoln's final journey began when soldiers placed his corpse aboard a special train that would carry the fallen president through the largest and most magnificent funeral pageant in American history.

The saga that began with Manhunt continues with the suspenseful and electrifying Bloody Crimes. James Swanson masterfully weaves together the stories of two fallen leaders as they made their last expeditions through the bloody landscape of a wounded nation.

Those Damned Black Hats

Those Damned Black Hats

Those Damned Black Hats: The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign by Lance J Herdegen
2011 | EPUB | 7.21MB

The Iron Brigade—an all-Western outfit famously branded as The Iron Brigade of the West—served out their enlistments entirely in the Eastern Theater. Hardy men were these soldiers from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, who waged war beneath their unique black Hardee Hats on many fields, from Brawner's Farm during the Second Bull Run Campaign all the way to Appomattox. In between were memorable combats at South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, the Overland Campaign, and the grueling fighting around Petersburg. None of these battles compared with the "four long hours" of July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, where the Iron Brigade was all but wrecked.

Lance Herdegen's Those Damned Black Hats! The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign is the first book-length account of their remarkable experiences in Pennsylvania during that fateful summer of 1863, and winner of The Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Operational / Battle History, 2008. Drawing upon a wealth of sources, including dozens of previously unpublished or unused accounts, Herdegen details for the first time the exploits of the 2nd, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, and 24th Michigan regiments during the entire campaign. On July 1, the Western troops stood line-to-line and often face-to-face with their Confederate adversaries, who later referred to them as "those damned Black Hats." With the help of other stalwart comrades, the Hoosiers, Badgers, and Wolverines shed copious amounts of blood to save the Army of the Potomac's defensive position west of town. Their heroics above Willoughby Run, along the Chambersburg Pike, and at the Railroad Cut helped define the opposing lines for the rest of the battle and, perhaps, won the battle that helped preserve the Union.

Herdegen's account is much more than a battle study. The story of the fighting at the "Bloody Railroad Cut" is well known, but the attack and defense of McPherson's Ridge, the final stand at Seminary Ridge, the occupation of Culp's Hill, and the final pursuit of the Confederate Army has never been explored in sufficient depth or with such story-telling ability. Herdegen completes the journey of the Black Hats with an account of the reconciliation at the 50th Anniversary Reunion and the Iron Brigade's place in Civil War history.

"Where has the firmness of the Iron Brigade at Gettysburg been surpassed in history?" asked Rufus Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin. Indeed, it was a fair question. The brigade marched to Gettysburg with 1,883 men in ranks and by nightfall on July 1, only 671 men were still to be counted. It would fight on to the end of the Civil War, and do so without its all-Western makeup, but never again was it a major force in battle.

Some 150 years after the last member of the Iron Brigade laid down his life for his country, the complete story of what the Black Hats did at Gettysburg and how they remembered it is now available in ebook.

The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story

The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story

The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story by Dean King
2013 | EPUB | 9.54MB

For more than a century, the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Yet despite numerous articles, books, television shows, and feature films, nobody has ever told the in-depth true story of this legendarily fierce-and far-reaching-clash in the heart of Appalachia. Drawing upon years of original research, including the discovery of previously lost and ignored documents and interviews with relatives of both families, bestselling author Dean King finally gives us the full, unvarnished tale, one vastly more enthralling than the myth.

Unlike previous accounts, King's begins in the mid-nineteenth century, when the Hatfields and McCoys lived side-by-side in relative harmony. Theirs was a hardscrabble life of farming and hunting, timbering and moonshining-and raising large and boisterous families-in the rugged hollows and hills of Virginia and Kentucky. Cut off from much of the outside world, these descendants of Scots-Irish and English pioneers spoke a language many Americans would find hard to understand. Yet contrary to popular belief, the Hatfields and McCoys were established and influential landowners who had intermarried and worked together for decades.

When the Civil War came, and the outside world crashed into their lives, family members were forced to choose sides. After the war, the lines that had been drawn remained-and the violence not only lived on but became personal. By the time the fury finally subsided, a dozen family members would be in the grave. The hostilities grew to be a national spectacle, and the cycle of killing, kidnapping, stalking by bounty hunters, and skirmishing between governors spawned a legal battle that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and still influences us today.

Filled with bitter quarrels, reckless affairs, treacherous betrayals, relentless mercenaries, and courageous detectives, THE FEUD is the riveting story of two frontier families struggling for survival within the narrow confines of an unforgiving land. It is a formative American tale, and in it, we see the reflection of our own family bonds and the lengths to which we might go in order to defend our honor, our loyalties, and our livelihood.

Unbound: A True Story of War, Love, and Survival

Unbound: A True Story of War, Love, and Survival

Unbound: A True Story of War, Love, and Survival by Dean King
2010 | EPUB | 9.98MB

In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland awamps, climbed Tibetan peaks, scrambled over chain bridges, and trudged through the sands of the western deserts. Fewer than 10,000 of them would survive, but remarkably all of the women would live to tell the tale.

Unbound is an amazing story of love, friendship, and survival written by a new master of adventure narrative.

Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival by Dean King
2004 | AZW3 | 1.19MB

Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara. The ordeal of these men - who found themselves tested by barbarism, murder, starvation, death, dehydration, and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on camelback - is made indelibly vivid in this gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.

The Possibility of an Island

The Possibility of an Island

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
2006 | EPUB | 471.12KB

A worldwide phenomenon and the most famous French novelist since Camus, Michel Houellebecq now delivers his magnum opus—a tale of our present circumstances told from the future, when humanity as we know it has vanished.

Having made a fortune producing comedies that skewer mankind’s consumerism, religious fundamentalism, sexual profligacy, and other affronts, Daniel is forty before he falls prey to the human condition himself: his beloved’s body sags with age, their marriage dissolves, and true happiness seems a luxury reserved for their dog, Fox. After the colossal failure of his second great love affair, he joins a cult of health fanatics determined to produce a misery-free eternal life—manifested here in the voices of Daniel’s subsequent clones, who enjoy the umpteenth Fox’s companionship but shun the bands of fugitive “humans” on the horizon. Their commentary on Daniel’s fate, and on the race as a whole, illuminates the basic tenets of our existence—laughter, tears, love, remorse—and their nostalgia for such emotions, all of which have long since disappeared.

Laugh-out-loud funny, philosophically compelling, and flatly heartbreaking, The Possibility of an Island is at once an indictment, an elegy, and a celebration of everything we have and are at risk of losing.

The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
2001 | EPUB | 385.71KB

An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel–part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existence.

Bruno and Michel are half-brothers abandoned by their mother, an unabashed devotee of the drugged-out free-love world of the sixties. Bruno, the older, has become a raucously promiscuous hedonist himself, while Michel is an emotionally dead molecular biologist wholly immersed in the solitude of his work. Each is ultimately offered a final chance at genuine love, and what unfolds is a brilliantly caustic and unpredictable tale.

Translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

Stradivari's Genius

Stradivari's Genius

Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection by Toby Faber
2012 | EPUB | 3.86MB

Antonio Stradivari (1644--1737) was a perfectionist whose single-minded pursuit of excellence changed the world of music. In the course of his long career in the northern Italian city of Cremona, he created more than a thousand stringed instruments; approximately six hundred survive. In this fascinating book, Toby Faber traces the rich, multilayered stories of six of these peerless instruments--five violins and a cello--and the one towering artist who brought them into being.

Blending history, biography, meticulous detective work, and an abiding passion for music, Faber embarks on an absorbing journey as he follows some of the most prized instruments of all time. Mysteries and unanswered questions proliferate from the outset--starting with the enigma of Antonio Stradivari himself. What made this apparently unsophisticated craftsman so special? Why were his techniques not maintained by his successors? How is it that even two and a half centuries after his death, no one has succeeded in matching the purity, depth, and delicacy of a Stradivarius?

In Faber's illuminating narrative, each of the six fabled instruments becomes a character in its own right--a living entity cherished by artists, bought and sold by princes and plutocrats, coveted, collected, hidden, lost, copied, and occasionally played by a musician whose skill matches its maker's.

Here is the fabulous Viotti, named for the virtuoso who enchanted all Paris in the 1780s, only to fall foul of the French Revolution. Paganini supposedly made a pact with the devil to transform the art of the violin--and by the end of his life he owned eleven Strads. Then there's the Davidov cello, fashioned in 1712 and lovingly handed down through a succession of celebrated artists until, in the 1980s, it passed into the capable hands of Yo-Yo Ma.

From the salons of Vienna to the concert halls of New York, from the breakthroughs of Beethoven's last quartets to the first phonographic recordings, Faber unfolds a narrative magnificent in its range and brilliant in its detail. "A great violin is alive," said Yehudi Menuhin of his own Stradivarius. In the pages of this book, Faber invites us to share the life, the passion, the intrigue, and the incomparable beauty of the world's most marvelous stringed instruments.

1888: London Murders in the Year of the Ripper

1888: London Murders in the Year of the Ripper

1888: London Murders in the Year of the Ripper by Peter Stubley
2012 | EPUB | 2.96MB

The other, forgotten, murders of that infamous year, including a mutilated corpse at Scotland Yard, deadly assault, and infanticides.

In 1888 Jack the Ripper made the headlines with a series of horrific murders that remain unsolved to this day. But most killers are not shadowy figures stalking the streets with a lust for blood. Many are ordinary citizens driven to the ultimate crime by circumstance, a fit of anger or a desire for revenge. Their crimes, overshadowed by the few, sensational cases, are ignored, forgotten, or written off. This book examines all the known murders in London in 1888 to build a picture of society. Who were the victims? How did they live, and how did they die? Why did a husband batter his wife to death after she failed to get him a cup of tea? How many died under the wheels of a horse-driven cab? Just how dangerous was London in 1888?

Green Shadows, White Whale

Green Shadows, White Whale

Green Shadows, White Whale: A Novel of Ray Bradbury's Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland by Ray Bradbury
2013 | EPUB | 675.74KB

In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming.

But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unexpected odyssey. Meet congenial IRA terrorists, tippling men of the cloth impish playwrights, and the boyos at Heeber Finn's pub. In a land where myth is reality, poetry is plentiful, and life's misfortunes are always cause for celebration, Green Shadows, White Whale is the grandest tour of Ireland you'll ever experience -- with the irrepressible Ray Bradbury as your enthusiastic guide.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
2013 | EPUB | 549.83KB

Few American novels written this century have endured in th heart and mind as has this one-Ray Bradbury's incomparable masterwork of the dark fantastic.

A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes -- and the stuff of nightmare.

We'll Always Have Paris: Stories

We'll Always Have Paris: Stories

We'll Always Have Paris: Stories by Ray Bradbury
2013 | EPUB | 0.42MB

Over the course of a storied literary career that has spanned more than half a century, Ray Bradbury has taken us to wonderful places: across vast oceans to foreign lands, onto summer porches of small-town America, through dark and dangerous forests where predators wait, into the hypnotic mists of dream, back to a halcyon past to remember, forward into an exhilarating future, and rocketing through outer space.

In We'll Always Have Paris--a new collection of never-before-published stories--the inimitable Bradbury once again does what few writers have ever done as well. He delights us with prose that soars and sings. He surprises and inspires, exposing truths and provoking deep thought. He imagines great things and poignantly observes human foibles and frailties. He enchants us with the magic he mastered decades ago and still performs flawlessly. In these pages, radio voices become indomitable flesh and the dead arise to recapture life. There is joy in an eccentric old man's dance for the world and wonder over the workings of humankind's best friend, O Holy Dog. Whether he's exploring the myriad ways to be reborn, or the circumstances that can make any man a killer, or returning us to Mars, Bradbury opens the world to us and beckons us in.

Get ready to travel far and wide once again with America's preeminent storyteller. His tales will live forever. We will always have Bradbury--and for that reason, we are eternally blessed.

Now and Forever: Somewhere a Band Is Playing & Leviathan '99

Now and Forever: Somewhere a Band Is Playing & Leviathan '99

Now and Forever: Somewhere a Band Is Playing & Leviathan '99 by Ray Bradbury
2013 | EPUB | 462.56KB
"A journalist bearing terrible news leaps from a still-moving train into a small town of wonderful, impossible secrets . . ."
"The doomed crew of a starship follows their blind, mad captain on a quest into deepest space to joust with destiny, eternity, and God Himself . . ."

Now and Forever is a bold new work from an incomparable artist whose stories have reshaped America's literary landscape. Two bewitching novellas--each distinctly different, yet uniquely Bradbury--demonstrate the breathtaking range of his undimmed talent and the irrepressible vitality of the mind, spirit, and heart of America's preeminent storyteller.

Farewell Summer

Farewell Summer

Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
2013 | EPUB | 463.26KB

In a summer that refuses to end, in the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois. It is the age-old conflict: the young against the elderly, for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward. The first cap-pistol shot heard 'round the town is dead accurate, felling an old man in his tracks, compelling town elder and school board despot Mr. Calvin C. Quartermain to marshal his graying forces and declare total war on the assassin, thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding, and his downy-cheeked cohorts. Doug and his cronies, however, are most worthy adversaries who should not be underestimated, as they plan and execute daring campaigns--matching old Quartermain's experience and cunning with their youthful enthusiasm and devil-may-care determination to hold on forever to childhood's summer. Yet time must ultimately be the victor, with valuable revelations for those on both sides of the conflict. And life waits in ambush to assail Doug Spaulding with its powerful mysteries--the irresistible ascent of manhood, the sweet surrender to a first kiss . . .

One of the most acclaimed and beloved of American storytellers, Ray Bradbury has come home, revisiting the verdant landscape of one of his most adored works, Dandelion Wine. More than fifty years in the making, the long-awaited sequel, Farewell Summer, is a treasure--beautiful, poignant, wistful, hilarious, sad, evocative, profound, and unforgettable . . . and proof positive that the flame of wonder still burns brightly within the irrepressible imagination of the incomparable Bradbury.

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
2013 | EPUB | 616.42KB

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.

25 Things You Need to Know about the Future

25 Things You Need to Know about the Future

25 Things You Need to Know about the Future by Christopher Barnatt
2012 | EPUB | 1.05MB

This is the essential book for understanding the challenges and technologies that will shape the next few decades.

  • How will we live in the future? And what will the human race become?
  • Will we nurture designer babies, be served by intelligent robots, have personal 3D printers, and grow products on the vine using synthetic biology?
  • Or will shortages of oil, fresh water and other natural resources constrain our lifestyles and lead to industrial decline?

In this fascinating guide, futurist Christopher Barnatt examines 25 known challenges and technologies that will help shape the next few decades. From Peak Water to vertical farms, nanotechnology to augmented reality, and electric cars to space travel, a startling picture is painted of future possibilities that no individual or business will be able to ignore.

Highlighting life-changing research and innovation from over 250 companies, universities and non-profit organizations around the globe, 25 Things You Need to Know About the Future is a startling, frightening and powerful blueprint for anybody who wants to future gaze or future shape.

The Hidden Addiction [Audiobook]

The Hidden Addiction [Audiobook]

The Hidden Addiction: Behind Shoplifting and Other Self-Defeating Behaviors [Audiobook] by Peter Berlin
2013 | M4B | 3 hrs 22 mins | 57.14MB

People’s self-defeating behaviors frequently do not reflect who they are as human beings but rather what they were temporarily driven to do as a result of early hurtful experiences, self-inflicted wounds or loss of hope. This book describes how to turn self-defeating behaviors into self-nourishing behaviors.

Knowing who you really are, becoming aware of the false beliefs you hold, knowing who you can trust, satisfying your basic needs and knowing how to guide yourself in life is essential to rid yourself of any self-defeating behaviors you have or may develop.

The good news is that life, like all complex things, has a universal simplicity which reduces life’s struggles and is presented in this book.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? [Audiobook]

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? [Audiobook]

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job in the New Economy [Audiobook] by William Poundstone
2013 | M4B + EPUB | 7 hrs 58 mins | 134.04MB

You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? guides listeners through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more.

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? is a must listen for anyone who wants to succeed in today's job market.

Saving Normal

Saving Normal

Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life by Allen Frances
2013 | EPUB | 638.26KB

From "the most powerful psychiatrist in America" (New York Times) and "the man who wrote the book on mental illness" (Wired), a deeply fascinating and urgently important critique of the widespread medicalization of normality.

Anyone living a full, rich life experiences ups and downs, stresses, disappointments, sorrows, and setbacks. These challenges are a normal part of being human, and they should not be treated as psychiatric disease. However, today millions of people who are really no more than "worried well" are being diagnosed as having a mental disorder and are receiving unnecessary treatment. In Saving Normal, Allen Frances, one of the world's most influential psychiatrists, warns that mislabeling everyday problems as mental illness has shocking implications for individuals and society: stigmatizing a healthy person as mentally ill leads to unnecessary, harmful medications, the narrowing of horizons, misallocation of medical resources, and draining of the budgets of families and the nation. We also shift responsibility for our mental well-being away from our own naturally resilient and self-healing brains, which have kept us sane for hundreds of thousands of years, and into the hands of "Big Pharma," who are reaping multi-billion-dollar profits.

Frances cautions that the new edition of the "bible of psychiatry," the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5), will turn our current diagnostic inflation into hyperinflation by converting millions of "normal" people into "mental patients." Alarmingly, in DSM-5, normal grief will become "Major Depressive Disorder"; the forgetting seen in old age is "Mild Neurocognitive Disorder"; temper tantrums are "Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder"; worrying about a medical illness is "Somatic Symptom Disorder"; gluttony is "Binge Eating Disorder"; and most of us will qualify for adult "Attention Deficit Disorder." What's more, all of these newly invented conditions will worsen the cruel paradox of the mental health industry: those who desperately need psychiatric help are left shamefully neglected, while the "worried well" are given the bulk of the treatment, often at their own detriment.

Masterfully charting the history of psychiatric fads throughout history, Frances argues that whenever we arbitrarily label another aspect of the human condition a "disease," we further chip away at our human adaptability and diversity, dulling the full palette of what is normal and losing something fundamental of ourselves in the process. Saving Normal is a call to all of us to reclaim the full measure of our humanity.

My Lunches with Orson

My Lunches with Orson

My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles edited by Peter Biskind
2013 | EPUB | 1.08MB

Based on long-lost recordings, a set of riveting and revealing conversations with America’s great cultural provocateur.

There have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between Orson Welles and his friend the director Henry Jaglom, recorded over regular lunches in the years before Welles died. The tapes, gathering dust in a garage, did indeed exist, and this book reveals for the first time what they contain.

Here is Welles as he has never been seen before: talking intimately, disclosing personal secrets, reflecting on the highs and lows of his astonishing career, the people he knew—FDR, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, David Selznick, Rita Hayworth, and more—and the many disappointments of his last years. This is the great director unplugged, free to be irreverent and worse—sexist, homophobic, racist, or none of the above— because he was nothing if not a fabulator and provocateur. Ranging from politics to literature to the shortcomings of his friends and the many films he was still eager to launch, Welles is at once cynical and romantic, sentimental and raunchy, but never boring and always wickedly funny.

Edited by Peter Biskind, America’s foremost film historian, My Lunches with Orson reveals one of the giants of the twentieth century, a man struggling with reversals, bitter and angry, desperate for one last triumph, but crackling with wit and a restless intelligence. This is as close as we will get to the real Welles—if such a creature ever existed.

A Season in Hell: My 130 Days in the Sahara with Al Qaeda

A Season in Hell: My 130 Days in the Sahara with Al Qaeda

A Season in Hell: My 130 Days in the Sahara with Al Qaeda by Robert R Fowler
2011 | EPUB | 8.13MB

For decades, Robert R. Fowler was a dominant force in Canadian foreign affairs. In one heart-stopping minute, all of that changed. On December 14, 2008, Fowler, acting as the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy to Niger, was kidnapped by Al Qaeda, becoming the highest ranked UN official ever held captive. Along with his colleague Louis Guay, Fowler lived, slept and ate with his captors for nearly five months, gaining rare first-hand insight into the motivations of the world's most feared terror group. Fowler's capture, release and subsequent appearances have helped shed new light on foreign policy and security issues as we enter the second decade of the " War on Terror."

A Season in Hell is Fowler's compelling story of his captivity, told in his own words, but it's also a startlingly frank discussion about the state of a world redefined by clashing civilizations.

Tell My Sons: A Father's Last Letters [Audiobook]

Tell My Sons: A Father's Last Letters [Audiobook]

Tell My Sons: A Father's Last Letters [Audiobook] by Lt Col Mark Weber
2013 | MP3@96 kbps | 7 hrs 26 mins | 307.4MB

At the pinnacle of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber was tapped to serve in a high-profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Weeks later, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three. Over the next two years he would fight a desperate battle he wasn’t trained for, with his wife and boys as his reluctant but willing fighting force.

When Weber realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he began to write a letter to his boys, so that as they grew up without him, they would know what his life-and-death story had taught him—about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, words and actions, pride and humility, seriousness and humor, and viewing life as a never-ending search for new ideas and inspiration.

This book is that letter. And it’s not just for his sons. It’s for everyone who can use the best advice a dying hero has to offer.

Weber’s stories illustrate that in the end you become what you are through the causes to which you attach yourself—and that you’ve made your own along the way. Through his example, he teaches how to live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.

Captain Phil Harris [Audiobook]

Captain Phil Harris [Audiobook]

Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad [Audiobook] by Josh Harris, Jake Harris
2013 | M4B | 6 hrs 42 mins | 108.19MB

The electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the late Deadliest Catch star, from his own two sons.

Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the hit show that follows the exhilarating lives of Alaskan crab fishermen as they brave the vicious Bering Sea. He led his crew through hurricane-force winds and fourstory- high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and raking in millions of dollars.

Phil worked hard, but he played even harder. His life on shore—from his rebellious days to his tempestuous marriages, from his addictive habits to his fundamental American success story—could serve as a reality show in itself. He lived his life at Mach speed: the blitz of crab season, the six-figure paydays, the thunderous motorcycles, and the drug-fueled parties. High-speed chases and all-night blackjack binges were par for the course.

But as wild as Phil could be, he was always openhearted and infectiously friendly. He was a devoted friend, a loving father, a steadfast captain, and a hero to audiences across America and around the world.

His death in 2010, the result of stroke and heart failure at the age of fifty-three, left a hole in the hearts of millions. In this exclusive authorized biography, Phil’s two surviving sons, Josh and Jake Harris, team up with bestselling author Steve Springer and coauthor Blake Chavez to share the thrilling story of Phil’s remarkable life.

A Son of the Middle Border [Audiobook]

A Son of the Middle Border [Audiobook]

A Son of the Middle Border [Audiobook] by Hamlin Garland
2005 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 42 mins | 376.44MB

A classic of American realism, A Son of the Middle Border (1917) is the true coming-of-age odyssey of a farm boy who—informed by the full brute force of a homesteaders’ life on the vast unbroken prairie—would become a preeminent American writer of the early twentieth century. Pulitzer Prize–winner Hamlin Garland’s captivating autobiography recounts his journey from a rural childhood to the study of literature and the sciences in Boston, his vital connections with such inspirations as William Dean Howell, and eventually his reclaimed sense of identity as a writer of the Midwest’s beautiful yet hard land. This definitive book placed Garland among such regionalist writers as Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, and Theodore Dreiser.

The Art of Thinking Clearly [Audiobook]

The Art of Thinking Clearly [Audiobook]

The Art of Thinking Clearly [Audiobook] by Rolf Dobelli
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 51 mins | 214.91MB

The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.

Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better decisions.

Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making—work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.

10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs

10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs

10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-260] by Kathleen Brown
2010 | EPUB | 2.29MB

Are you curious about using alternative health care for your dog, but not sure where to start? Let herbalist Kathleen Green be your guide!

In 10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs, Brown identifies 10 of the safest and most versatile herbs to use with dogs. You'll find everything you need to know to prepare herbal remedies at home and administer them to your dog, including how to calculate the proper dosage. You'll also find a wide array of herbal remedies designed for everything from soothing hot spots to relieving bowel problems to healing cuts and scrapes. You can even make daily herbal boosters - nature's vitamins! - to help your dog stay at the peak of health for a lifetime.

Easy Care Water Garden Plants

Easy Care Water Garden Plants

Easy Care Water Garden Plants [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-236] by Charles W G Smith
2011 | EPUB | 2.2MB

Water gardens are a harmonious blending of water and earth, both relaxing and inspiring. In Easy-Care Water Garden Plants, horticulturist Charles W.G. Smith tells you everything you need to know to select and care for water plants with minimal fuss and work. Whether you want delicate floating plants, exotic water lilies, or carnivorous bog dwellers, you'll discover great choices and learn how to care for your plants easily and successfully.

10 Steps to Beautiful Roses

10 Steps to Beautiful Roses

10 Steps to Beautiful Roses [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-110] by Maggie Oster
2011 | EPUB | 2.37MB

GROW BEAUTIFUL ROSES IN 10 SIMPLE STEPS!

The rose has inspired artists, writers, and composers for centuries. Now you can join the ranks of those inspired gardeners who cultivate roses in their home gardens. Whether you're a novice gardener wanting to know the basics or a seasoned horticulturalist looking up tips on improving your blooms, Maggie Oster's expert advice offers all the know-how you'll need. Her ten simple steps ensure beautiful, fragrant roses with minimum fuss and maximum yield.

Build a Bluebird Trail

Build a Bluebird Trail

Build a Bluebird Trail [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-213] by Dale Evva Gelfand
2010 | EPUB | 2.04MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Building Homebrew Equipment

Building Homebrew Equipment

Building Homebrew Equipment [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-186] by Karl F Lutzen, Mark Stevens
2010 | EPUB | 2.23MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Cooking with Rice: More Than 30 Favorite Recipes

Cooking with Rice: More Than 30 Favorite Recipes

Cooking with Rice: More Than 30 Favorite Recipes [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-124] by Cornelia M Parkinson
2010 | EPUB | 1.76MB

Learn how to cook rice perfectly and how to use it in a wide variety of recipes, from basic Baked Rice and Fried Rice to delicious dishes like Indonesian Rice Salad, Risotto with Peas, Cranberry Rice Croquettes, Paella, Rice Parisienne, Orange Cashew Rice, Indian Pilaf, Ginger Rice Casserole, Brown Rice Bread, Rice Pudding, and more.

Easy Composters You Can Build

Easy Composters You Can Build

Easy Composters You Can Build [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-139] by Nick Noyes
2010 | EPUB | 2.44MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

What to Do When the Power Fails

What to Do When the Power Fails

What to Do When the Power Fails [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-191] by Mary Twitchell
2010 | EPUB | 2.24MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Great Grapes: Grow the Best Ever

Great Grapes: Grow the Best Ever

Great Grapes: Grow the Best Ever [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-53] by Annie Proulx
2010 | EPUB | 2.1MB

Grapes are among the most desirable and best-known fruits, prized for their beauty, their succulence and varied flavors, their noble metamorphosis into wine, and their more utilitarian roles as sources of fresh juice and tasty jellies. For most growers, the triumph of harvesting fragrant clusters of dusky-bloomed grapes in rose, blue-black, amber, purple, or light red bunches is its own reward—a test of gardening skill.

In Great Grapes, you'll learn all you need to know to grow superb grapes, including how to:

  • Choose the most suitable cultivars for your area
  • Choose the right site
  • Prepare the soil
  • Build trellises
  • Plant and train the vines
  • Prune for maximum yield
  • Propagate new vines
  • Control pests
  • Harvest the grapes at the peak of ripeness

Grow 15 Herbs for Fragrance

Grow 15 Herbs for Fragrance

Grow 15 Herbs for Fragrance [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-229] by Juliette Rogers
2011 | EPUB | 2.37MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Growing & Using Lavender

Growing & Using Lavender

Growing & Using Lavender [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-155] by Patricia R. Barrett
2010 | EPUB | 2.23MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Author Patti Barrett is stress-free as she gardens and cleans at home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Her dwelling encounters much traffic--she lives with her husband, two daughters, one dog and four cats--and yet she keeps realistic standards and practices her own easy tips found in Too Busy to Clean? She effectively devotes minimal time and effort to the maintanence of her house. Patti is also a freelance writer and enjoys gardening.

Growing and Cooking with Mint

Growing and Cooking with Mint

Growing and Cooking with Mint [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-145] by Glenn Andrews
2010 | EPUB | 2.04MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Holiday Gifts from Nature

Holiday Gifts from Nature

Holiday Gifts from Nature [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-162] by Cornelia M Parkinson
2010 | EPUB | 2.33MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Hooking Rugs [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-120]

Hooking Rugs [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-120]

Hooking Rugs [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-120] by Lila Fretz
2010 | EPUB | 2.69MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Making Hand-Dipped Candles

Making Hand-Dipped Candles

Making Hand-Dipped Candles [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-192] by Betty Oppenheimer
2010 | EPUB | 2.49MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Betty Oppenheimer is an experienced crafter and seamstress who studied textile science at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as textile quality assurance manager and engineer for several sportswear companies. Betty is the author of The Candlemaker's Companion and Growing Lavender and Community on the Sequim Prairie. She lives on the Olympic Penninsula in rural Washington state.

Making & Using Flavored Vinegars

Making & Using Flavored Vinegars

Making & Using Flavored Vinegars [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-112] by Glenn Andrews
2010 | EPUB | 2.14MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Making the Best Apple Cider

Making the Best Apple Cider

Making the Best Apple Cider [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-47] by Annie Proulx
2011 | EPUB | 2.01MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Author Annie Proulx has written many popular books, including Storey's Cider with Lew Nichols. Annie has also written the bestselling novels, The Shipping News and Postcards, and has authored short stories, magazine articles and non-fiction books. She lives in Wyoming.

Raising a Healthy Guinea Pig

Raising a Healthy Guinea Pig

Raising a Healthy Guinea Pig [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-173] by Wanda L Curran
2010 | EPUB | 2.04MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Although parents are typically the ones who introduce their children to new experiences, author Wanda L. Curran first gained interest in guinea pigs (cavies) when her daughter Nancy joined 4-H and developed a successful and prosperous hobby. Wanda then became an adult 4-H leader in guinea pigs and rabbits and was inspired to write the book Your Guinea Pig. She is a member of the Golden State Cavy Breeders Association, the American Cavy Breeders Association, and the Oroville, Downtown Oroville, and Trendsetters 4-H Community Clubs. She lives in Oroville, California with her husband John.

15 Herbs for Tea [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-184]

15 Herbs for Tea [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-184]

15 Herbs for Tea [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-184] by Marian Sebastiano
2010 | EPUB | 2.65MB

Brew a Fragrant "Cuppa" Straight From Your Own Garden!

Growing your own herbal teas can be just as therapeutic as drinking them. The tea garden is a sensory delight, producing colors, aromas, and flavors to enjoy throughout the seasons. The plants are easy to grow and you don't need a large area – even a few small containers will do. By drying the tea herbs and then blending and packaging them in your own unique way, you can share the bounty of your garden with appreciative friends and family.

In 15 Herbs for Tea you'll find everything you need to know about growing and using tea herbs, from information on planting and maintaining your herb bed to how to harvest, dry, and blend the herbs. In case you don't have the time and energy to grow your own tea herbs, you'll find a list of sources for buying them in bulk. Best of all, you'll learn how to brew a delicious cup of tea!

52 Great Green Tomato Recipes

52 Great Green Tomato Recipes

52 Great Green Tomato Recipes [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-24] by Phyllis Hobson
2010 | EPUB | 1.73MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Aromatherapy Massage from Head to Toe

Aromatherapy Massage from Head to Toe

Aromatherapy Massage from Head to Toe [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-254]
2010 | EPUB | 2.41MB

Relax and rejuvenate with aromatherapy massage!

If you have been searching for the ultimate in spa-quality pampering of body and soul, aromatherapy massage is the answer! With sweetly scented oil and simple massage techniques you can:

  • Calm the mind and relax the body
  • Sooth aching joints and sore muscles
  • Improve circulation
  • Undo muscle knots and tension
  • Encourage sounder, more peaceful sleep
  • Invigorate your energy level
  • Restore mental alertness

Aromatherapy Massage from Head to Toe offers step-by-step instructions for full-body, scalp, face, hand, and foot massages. You'll also find recipes for aromatic massage oil blends that lift the spirits and soothe the body.

Whether you have five minutes alone or are partnering up with a friend, there's a massage that's right for you! So let Aromatherapy Massage from Head to Toe be your on-call personal massage therapist - and enjoy!

Build a Pond for Food & Fun

Build a Pond for Food & Fun

Build a Pond for Food & Fun [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-19] by D J Young
2010 | EPUB | 2.97MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Building a Doghouse Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins A-269

Building a Doghouse Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins A-269

Building a Doghouse [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins A-269] by Mary Twitchell
2010 | EPUB | 2.1MB

Build a Doghouse That's Just Right for Your Dog!

While your dog may be a full-fledged member of the family, there are times when you must put him or her outdoors. Some dogs, for example, become over enthusiastically friendly when visitors appear, even to the point of knocking down your unsuspecting guests. Other dogs enjoy having some time to themselves in the backyard. Whatever the reason that shepherds the dog out the door, a nearby doghouse within a fenced-in area provides a protected, private space for your dog and peace of mind for you. A proper doghouse is a canine retreat, a place where your dog can hide from the hot sun, the cold rain, the harsh wind, and the worries of the world.

Mary Twitchell takes you through all the options for building or buying a comfortable and cozy shelter for your canine companion. Whether you want to modify a barrel, buy a molded plastic shelter, or build a wooden doghouse, you'll find all the information you need right here, from choosing the right site to proper building techniques to encouraging your dog to use the new doghouse.

Build Nest Boxes for Backyard Birds

Build Nest Boxes for Backyard Birds

Build Nest Boxes for Backyard Birds [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-206] by Christyna M Laubach, René Laubach
2010 | EPUB | 2.27MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Building Bat Houses [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-178]

Building Bat Houses [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-178]

Building Bat Houses [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-178] by Dale Evva Gelfand
2010 | EPUB | 2.38MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Building a Solar-Heated Pit Greenhouse

Building a Solar-Heated Pit Greenhouse

Building a Solar-Heated Pit Greenhouse [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-37] by Greg Stone
2010 | EPUB | 2.24MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Building Stone Walls Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

Building Stone Walls Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

Building Stone Walls [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217] by Charles McRaven
2011 | EPUB | 2.98MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin Library provides a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Charles McRaven is a stonemason and blacksmith, nationally known for building and repairing dozens of stone structures and log homes. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. He lectures and conducts workshops and private courses in stone construction. Charles lives in Virginia.

Chair Caning and Seat Weaving

Chair Caning and Seat Weaving

Chair Caning and Seat Weaving [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-16] by Cathy Baker
2010 | EPUB | 2.99MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Controlling Garden Weeds

Controlling Garden Weeds

Controlling Garden Weeds [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-171] by Barbara Pleasant
2010 | EPUB | 2.52MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Cooking with Cranberries

Cooking with Cranberries

Cooking with Cranberries [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-281] by Lura Rogers
2010 | EPUB | 2.27MB

If you're accustomed to seeing cranberries only in juice bottles or in cans of jellied sauce at Thanksgiving dinner, you have a delightful surprise awaiting. Here are thirty-one fresh and delicious recipes that will inspire you to enliven your cooking with cranberries.

Recipes include:

  • Cranberry-Lemon Pound Cake
  • Cranberry-Ginger Pinwheels
  • The Very Best Stuffing
  • Cranberry Salsa
  • Country Inn Granola
  • Cranberry-Blueberry Pie
  • Cranberry-Apple Pancakes

Cooking with Dried Beans

Cooking with Dried Beans

Cooking with Dried Beans [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-77] by Sara Pitzer
2011 | EPUB | 2.44MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Cooking with Yogurt [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-86]

Cooking with Yogurt [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-86]

Cooking with Yogurt [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-86] by Olwen Woodier
2010 | EPUB | 2.31MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Easy Game Cookery [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-56]

Easy Game Cookery [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-56]

Easy Game Cookery [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-56]
2010 | EPUB | 2.17MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Easy-to-Build Bird Feeders

Easy-to-Build Bird Feeders

Easy-to-Build Bird Feeders [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-209] by Mary Twitchell
2010 | EPUB | 2.63MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Easy-to-Build Birdhouses

Easy-to-Build Birdhouses

Easy-to-Build Birdhouses [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-212] by Mary Twitchell
2010 | EPUB | 2.11MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Eggs & Chickens [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-17]

Eggs & Chickens [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-17]

Eggs & Chickens [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-17] by John Vivian
2010 | EPUB | 2.42MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Gardening in Clay Soil

Gardening in Clay Soil

Gardening in Clay Soil [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-140] by Sara Pitzer
2010 | EPUB | 2.11MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Grow the Best Tomatoes

Grow the Best Tomatoes

Grow the Best Tomatoes [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-189] by John Page
2010 | EPUB | 2.59MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Growing Herbs in Containers

Growing Herbs in Containers

Growing Herbs in Containers [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-179] by Sal Gilbertie, Maggie Oster
2010 | EPUB | 2.99MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

A leading expert in herbs, Sal Gilbertie is the president of Gilbertie's Herb Gardens, Inc., of Westport (where he holds year-round decorating workshops) and Easton, Connecticut, where he resides. An herb supplier to garden centers across the country, his business is a family affair--his wife, Marie, and his four children are involved in the operation as well. Sal's books include: Herbs for the Holidays, Home Gardening at Its Best, Herb Gardening at Its Best and Kitchen Herbs, which received an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award. Sal has appeared on many television and radio shows, including Martha Stewart Living, Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, and the Home Show on the Lifetime Channel.

Author Maggie Oster has been cooking since she was five years old. A trained horticulturist, freelance writer and photographer, Maggie has also written other Storey book titles including Herbal Vinegar and Herb Mixtures & Spicy Blends. In addition, she has written the books The Potato Garden, Flowering Herbs, Gifts and Crafts from the Garden and Recipes from an American Herb Garden. She attended graduate school at Cornell University, and was former editor of an indoor and container-gardening magazine based in Seattle, Washington. Maggie has also contributed to Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook, has written monthly columns for The Weekend Gardener Journal and Louisville Today magazines, and won an award for an article and photographs on cooking with edible flowers in The Newark Star-Ledger. She lives in Kentucky.

Herbal Treatments for Healthy Feet

Herbal Treatments for Healthy Feet

Herbal Treatments for Healthy Feet [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-227] by Stephanie L Tourles
2011 | EPUB | 2.04MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Landscaping with Bulbs Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-99

Landscaping with Bulbs Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-99

Landscaping with Bulbs [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-99] by Ann Reilly
2010 | EPUB | 2.21MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-164]
2010 | EPUB | 2.02MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make

Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make

Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-165]
2010 | EPUB | 2.37MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Make 22 Herbal Gifts Eor the Holidays

Make 22 Herbal Gifts Eor the Holidays

Make 22 Herbal Gifts Eor the Holidays [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-149] by Editors of Garden Way Publishing
2010 | EPUB | 2.44MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Making Baskets [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-96]

Making Baskets [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-96]

Making Baskets [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-96] by Maryanne Gillooly
2010 | EPUB | 2.73MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Making Liqueurs for Gifts

Making Liqueurs for Gifts

Making Liqueurs for Gifts [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-101] by Mimi Freid
2010 | EPUB | 2.53MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Making Maple Syrup Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-51

Making Maple Syrup Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-51

Making Maple Syrup [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-51]
2010 | EPUB | 2.06MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Natural & Herbal Remedies Headaches

Natural & Herbal Remedies Headaches

Natural & Herbal Remedies Headaches [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-265] by Elizabeth Wotton
2010 | EPUB | 1.99MB

Headaches, which range from mere annoyance to debilitating pain, are the most common health complaint in North America. Over-the-counter medications offer only temporary relief, and prescription drugs can cause serious side effects. Wouldn't you love to know how to treat - and prevent - your headaches effectively, safely, and naturally?

In Natural & Herbal Remedies for Headaches, Elizabeth Wotton, a licensed naturopathic physician, explains the nature of headaches and offers all-natural preventives and treatments. She'll teach you how to:

  • Figure out what kind of headache you're having
  • Identify what's triggering your headaches
  • Supplement your diet with headache-fighting nutrients
  • Use soothing herbal teas, tinctures, and baths to feel better fast
  • Banish headaches from your life!

'Scat': Pest-Proofing Your Garden

Scat : Pest-Proofing Your Garden

"Scat": Pest-Proofing Your Garden [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-15] by Ruth Harley
2010 | EPUB | 2.9MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Restoring Hardwood Floors

Restoring Hardwood Floors

Restoring Hardwood Floors [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-136] by Mary Twitchell
2010 | EPUB | 2.42MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Mary Twitchell is a carpenter and a freelance writer. She lives in northern Vermont.

Salt-Free Herb Cookery Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-97

Salt-Free Herb Cookery Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-97

Salt-Free Herb Cookery [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-97] by Edith Stovel
2010 | EPUB | 2.54MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Sleep and Relaxation: A Natural and Herbal Approach

Sleep and Relaxation: A Natural and Herbal Approach

Sleep and Relaxation: A Natural and Herbal Approach [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-201] by Barbara L Heller
2010 | EPUB | 2.46MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Barbara L. Heller, M.S.W., is a psychotherapist, educator, and well-respected speaker on women's health care and complementary medicine. She lives in Afton, New York.

Starting Seeds Indoors Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-104

Starting Seeds Indoors Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-104

Starting Seeds Indoors [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-104]
2010 | EPUB | 2.54MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

What Every Gardener Should Know About Earthworms

What Every Gardener Should Know About Earthworms

What Every Gardener Should Know About Earthworms [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-21] by Henry Hopp
2010 | EPUB | 2.18MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Worm Composting Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-188

Worm Composting Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-188

Worm Composting [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-188]
2010 | EPUB | 2.16MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Teas and Teatime Recipes

Teas and Teatime Recipes

Teas and Teatime Recipes [Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-174] by Maggie Stuckey
2010 | EPUB | 2.19MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Besides Storey's Country Tea Party, Maggie Stuckey has written a number of gardening books, such as Aromatherapy for Everyone, The Complete Herb Book, and Green Plants for Gray Days. She likes to grow tea herbs, and tea parties are one of the most pleasurable ways for her to spend time with her friends and her young niece. Maggie lives in Portland, Oregon.

Baking with Sourdough Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-50

Baking with Sourdough Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-50

Baking with Sourdough (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-50)
2011 | EPUB | 1.92MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Sara Pitzer is the author of Homegrown Whole Grains and more than a dozen cookbooks and travel guides. She has studied and written about grains in Amish country in central Pennsylvania, in the southeastern United States, and in California. More recently, she has studied small-scale rice growing in Thailand and quinoa production in Peru.

Basic Bread Baking (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-198)

Basic Bread Baking (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-198)

Basic Bread Baking (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-198) by Glenn Andrews
2010 | EPUB | 1.81MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar

Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar

Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-76) by Phyllis Hobson
2011 | EPUB | 2.81MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

Building Simple Furniture

Building Simple Furniture

Building Simple Furniture (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-06) by Cathy Baker
2011 | EPUB | 3.44MB

EASY-TO-BUILD PROJECTS FOR THE WEEKEND WOODWORKER! Look over the variety of simple wood-working projects in the bulletin and you'll quickly find something that deserves a place in your home. A small table for the hallway, perhaps, or an Adirondack chair or picnic set for the deck or garden? The good news is that you don't need to be a master carpenter with a basement full of power tools to craft these handsome and practical items. With a few simple hand tools and Cathy Baker's step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations and diagrams, you can build sturdy, durable, beautiful wooden furniture that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Projects include:

  • Wall shelf
  • Small bench
  • Picnic table and benches
  • Adirondack chair
  • Pump lamp
  • Step stool
  • Storage box
  • Side table

Cold Storage for Fruits & Vegetables

Cold Storage for Fruits & Vegetables

Cold Storage for Fruits & Vegetables (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-87) by John Storey, Martha Storey
2011 | EPUB | 2.76MB

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today.

John Storey founded Storey Communications, Inc. with his wife Martha in 1983. He has three children and eight grandchildren. He lives in western Massachusetts and farm in Westport, New York.

Martha Storey lent her party-planning advice to Keeping Entertaining Simple. She has mastered the art of relaxed hostessing, whether giving small dinner parties for close friends or large corporate picnics, and she shares her secrets and inspiring ideas with readers. Country-living publisher for more than 17 years, Martha also draws on her country roots to bring you the time-honored classics of the American country kitchen in her book, Treasured Country Recipes from Martha Storey and Friends. Martha founded Storey Communications, Inc. with her husband John in 1983. She has three children and eight grandchildren. She lives in western Massachusetts and farm in Westport, New York.

Cooking with Potatoes Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-115

Cooking with Potatoes Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-115

Cooking with Potatoes (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-115) by Dorothy Parker
2010 | EPUB | 1.91MB

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.