Best of 2012

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  • To Win Friends and Influence People

    How To Win Friends and Influence People


    You can go after the job you want…and get it! You can take the job you have…and improve it! You can take any situation you’re in…and make it work for you!Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie’s first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice that has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. As relevant as ever before, Dale Carne…

  • Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

    The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism


    Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand against the backlash toward religion spawned by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, athei…

  • History

    Judo: History, Theory, Practice


    Authors Vladimir Putin, Vasily Shestakov, and Alexy Levitsky give a complete history of judo, from its origins in Japanese jujitsu through its development into an Olympic sport, including Russia’s contributions to the art. The rules and basic concepts are covered, followed by detailed instruction in break-falling, throwing techniques, and ground grappling. Judo theory is examined, and key practice points are presented, as well as strategies for the beginner and an exploration of kuzushi, Judo…

  • Fey: Bossypants

    Tina Fey: Bossypants


    Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.She has seen both these dreams come true.At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of phy…

  • New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness


    “Jarvious Cotton’s great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was beaten to death by the Klu Klux Klan for attempting to vote. His grandfather was prevented from voting by Klan intimidation; his father was barred by poll taxes and literacy tests. Today, Cotton cannot vote because he, like many black men in the United States, has been labeled a felon and is currently on parole.”As the United States celebrates the nation’s “triumph over race” with the election…

  • The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization


    Ask a college student today what he knows about the Catholic Church and his answer might come down to one word: “corruption.” But that one word should be “civilization.” Western civilization has given us the miracles of modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of the rule of law, a unique sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, a philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts that we take for granted as the wealthies…

  • Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs

    Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts


    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonanc…

  • Great Civil War: A Military and Political History

    A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865


    “The crowning achievement of one of America’s most distinguished military historians.” ―Lincoln Prize jury”Readers will find much to debate in this book―including… its affirmation that, because of emancipation, ‘the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude… that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.’” ―Gary W. Gallagher

  • With Balls: A Hands-On Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man

    Knitting With Balls: A Hands-On Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man


    Packed with modern styles, tips on how to create your own designs, and a history of the surprisingly close tie men and yarn have shared through the years-this original craft book is perfect for the growing band of male knitters and women who crave more cool patterns for men.

  • 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

    Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip


    The Sunset Strip, circa 1967. Buffalo Springfield called it right: “There’s something happening here…what it is ain’t exactly clear.” What was happening then is now absolutely clear. Rock ‘n’ roll and the kids who lived it were coming of age–right there on The Strip. And, as if to define the era, a few independent minds in the music industry posted giant, temporary monuments that said it all. Billboards. Bigger than life. Hand-painted homages to rock. The Doors led the way. It seemed that …

  • Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5

    Battleground Pacific: A Marine Rifleman’s Combat Odyssey in K/3/5


    A POWERFULLY WROUGHT MEMOIR BY A MEMBER OF WWII’S FABLED 1ST MARINE DIVISION Sterling Mace’s unit was the legendary “K-3-5” (for Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division) and his story takes readers through some of the most intense action of the Pacific War, from the seldom-seen perspective of a rifleman at the point of attack.Battleground Pacific is filled with indelible moments that begin with his childhood growing up in Queens, New York, and his run-in with the law…

  • Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource S...

    The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource S…


    Foreword by Patrick D. Miller In this remarkable, acclaimed history of the development of monotheism, Mark S. Smith explains how Israel’s religion evolved from a cult of Yahweh as a primary deity among many to a fully defined monotheistic faith with Yahweh as sole god. Repudiating the traditional view that Israel was fundamentally different in culture and religion from its Canaanite neighbors, this provocative book argues that Israelite religion developed, at least in part, from the religion …

  • War Games

    Batman: War Games, Act One – Outbreak


    Written by Ed Brubaker, Andersen Gabrych, Devin Grayson, Dylan Horrocks, A.J. Lieberman, and Bill Willingham; Art by Ramon Bachs, Raul Fernandez, Al Barrionuevo, Francis Portela, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Paul Gulacy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Kinsun, Mike Lilly, Andy Owens, Sean Phillips, Brad Walker, Troy Nixey, Pete Woods and Nathan Massengill; Cover by James Jean The opening act of 2004’s hit crossover starring Gotham City’s heroes can be found in BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT ONE TP featurin…

  • Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution


    Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of “Intelligent Design” in his latest New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth. “Intelligent Design” is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to “teach the controversy” behind…

  • from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

    Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West


    A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived. North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped. B…

  • History of God: The 4

    A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam


    “An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers.”THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDIn this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain’s foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism…

  • The Last Airbender - The Lost Adventures

    Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Lost Adventures


    For three years, millions of eager fans tuned in to watch new episodes of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ever since, fans have been hungry for more—and now their wait is finally over!This volume collects the long-out-of-print, fan-favorite comics previously published in Nickelodeon Magazine and with the Airbender DVDs, plus over seventy brand-new comics pages. That’s twenty-six stories set in Airbender continuity, by a host of top-notch talent, many of who…

  • for Nathan (Picture Puffins)

    Fireflies for Nathan (Picture Puffins)


    Offers a look into the special bond between a child and his grandparents as Nathan, during a visit to his grandparents, discovers that they have kept the jar with which his father used to collect fireflies, demonstrating the simple yet special connections between generations. Reprint. SLJ.

  • to Algorithms

    Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)


    Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little…

  • and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects

    Borror and DeLong’s Introduction to the Study of Insects


    First published in the 1950s by the late James Borror and Dwight Moore DeLong, this classic text, INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INSECTS 7TH EDITION, combines the study of insects with clear and current insect identification. In this new edition (available in a bundle with InfoTrac College Edition), Johnson and Triplehorn supply updated information on phylogeny using systematics while adding a greater emphasis on insect biology and evolution. This greater concentration on insect systematics n…