Best of 2014

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    This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing…

  • First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide

    Head First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide


    What’s so special about design patterns?At any given moment, someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. And, chances are, someone else has already solved your problem. This edition of Head First Design Patterns—now updated for Java 8—shows you the tried-and-true, road-tested patterns used by developers to create functional, elegant, reusable, and flexible software. By the time you finish this book, you’ll be able to take advantage of the best design practices and exper…

  • of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change

    Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change


    Should anti-war protesters use graphic images to get public support for their cause, or will such images turn the public off? In encouraging the public to adopt sustainable behaviors, should environmental organizations ask for small changes like using fluorescent light bulbs or big changes like giving up cars? Why do most Americans say they oppose the cruel practices of factory farms and sweatshops yet still buy products from these places? And how can non-profits get more people to say yes to…

  • Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History

    The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916


    A radically new interpretation of the Progressive Era which argues that business leaders, and not the reformers, inspired the era’s legislation regarding business.

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    Firehurler (Twinborn Trilogy Book 1)


    A knight in over his head. A scribe caught dabbling with magic. Each is doomed unless they can join forces across worlds.Kyrus Hinterdale had never remembered his dreams. But when magic leaks from those dreams into his waking hours, the floodgates of his memories open. He remembers bits and pieces of a life in another world, and as those pieces fit together, he realizes that world is as real as his own. He is torn between establishing a career in the wake of his employer’s retirement and expl…

  •'m Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0

    I’m Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0


    Eight years ago, Alton Brown set out to create a cooking show for a new generation. The result was “Good Eats”, one of Food Network’s most popular programmes. Four years ago, when Alton Brown set out to write “I’m Just Here for the Food”, he wanted to create a cookbook unlike any other – a cookbook for people who would rather understand their food than follow a recipe. A mix of cutting edge graphics and a fresh take on preparing food, “I’m Just Here for the Food” became one of the best-sellin…

  • Us Dream: The Story of Liverpool's 2013/14 Season

    Make Us Dream: The Story of Liverpool’s 2013/14 Season


    Liverpool’s 2013/14 campaign was no ordinary football season. It was the season when everything changed. A year of hope, fantasy, adventure; where joyous reclamation met crushing disappointment and won. A season defined by many individuals, moments, goals and memories. A time when the brand of heroic and daring football – and footballers – that seemed consigned to the sepia toned era of the game’s past returned. It was a season when millions of Liverpool supporters dared to dream again. A…

  • Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order

    Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order


    From Robert Kagan, a leading scholar of American foreign policy, comes an insightful analysis of the state of European and American foreign relations. At a time when relations between the United States and Europe are at their lowest ebb since World War II, this brief but cogent book is essential reading. Kagan forces both sides to see themselves through the eyes of the other. Europe, he argues, has moved beyond power into a self-contained world of laws, rules, and negotiation, while Am…

  • Boys

    Flash Boys


    Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but aft…