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Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, a Life Rediscovered

Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, a Life Rediscovered
$28.00
The New York Times bestselling author and star of Little House on the Prairie returns with a new hilarious and heartfelt memoir chronicling her journey from Hollywood to a ramshackle house in the Catskills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the classic NBC show Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert has spent nearly her entire life in Hollywood. From Dancing with the Stars to a turn in politics, she was always on the lookout for her next project. She just had no idea that her latest one would be completely life changing.

When her husband introduces her to the wilds of rural Michigan, Melissa begins to fall back in love with nature. And when work takes them to New York, they find a rustic cottage in the Catskill Mountains to call home. But "rustic" is a generous description for the state of the house, requiring a lot of blood, sweat, and tears for the newlyweds to make habitable.

When the pandemic descends on the world, it further nudges Melissa out of the spotlight and into the woods. She trades Botox treatments for DIY projects, power lunching for gardening and raising chickens, and soon her life is rediscovered anew in her own little house in the Catskills.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781982177188
Publication Date: 
2022-05-10
Author: 
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Blow Back

Blow Back
$29.00
A brilliant American president is also a psychopath. He has his finger on the red button. And he's about to start a world war with our most dangerous enemy. Put your finger on the order button. Push it to read James Patterson's best and scariest novel yet.

US President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences.

Barrett personally orders CIA agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure of the president, yet they've sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that's where the blowback begins.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780316499637
Publication Date: 
2022-09-12
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Bob Ross Happy Little Sticker Puzzles

Bob Ross Happy Little Sticker Puzzles
$15.99
Experience the joy of puzzling in these 15 sticker-puzzle challenges featuring the art of Bob Ross.

Bob Ross charmed viewers with his simple and efficient painting techniques, and now you too can discover the joy of creating amazing artworks with these puzzles. Each of the fifteen challenges in this book contains more than 100 sticker shapes to be placed in a tessellated grid. When you're done, you'll have a full-color glossy art poster that you can hang on your wall. The art of Bob Ross is featured in every puzzle, so you'll experience the enjoyment of seeing his works come to life as you complete the puzzles.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781684129157
Publication Date: 
2019-09-10
Author: 
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Clive Cussler's Dark Vector

Clive Cussler's Dark Vector
$29.94
Kurt Austin must find a vanished ship and stave off a global catastrophe in the latest novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series created by the "grand master of adventure" Clive Cussler.

A freighter carrying top-secret computers of unparalleled capability disappears in the Western Pacific. While searching for a lost treasure that once belonged to the famous Chinese pirate queen, Ching Shih, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are redirected to look for the missing vessel.

Discovering that the sinking of the ship is just part of an intricate web of deception, they find themselves in the middle of a cyber-war between rival groups of hackers, both of whom want to control the flow of data around the world.

With no allies except a group of pirates who operate under their own crude laws, Kurt and Joe must rescue a colleague held hostage--while keeping the computers out of Russian or Chinese hands and the world's digital information safe from the hackers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780593419670
Publication Date: 
2022-05-24
Author: 
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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (Revised)

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (Revised)
$70.70

#1 DRUG BOOK for Nursing Students! "This is the perfect drug book for nursing school! All the information on the meds is in-depth and all that you need to know."--Abby W.

SAFETY FIRST!

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses(R), Seventeenth Edition delivers all the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan--well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs.

FREE DIGITAL ACCESS

Redeem the access code to unlock your one-year, free subscription to DrugGuide.com, Davis's Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine. You'll have access to more than 1,700 monographs from your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device with a web browser.

  • Search the complete 5,000-drug database and appendices quickly and efficiently.
  • Build your knowledge with extensively cross-referenced drugs.
  • Keep up to date with FDA drug news.
  • LIFE-SAVING GUIDANCE .. AT A GLANCE

  • New! The AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults
  • #1 Drug Guide for patient safety
  • Red tab for high alert medications, plus in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage
  • Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects
  • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon
  • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions
  • Special considerations for patient populations.
  • Geri heading identifies special concerns for older adults.
  • OB and Lact headings highlight information for pregnant and breastfeeding patients.
  • Pedi heading identifies concerns for children.
  • Rep heading identifies considerations for patients of reproductive age.
  • IV Administration subheads
  • Pharmacogenomic content
  • Canadian-specific content
  • In-depth guidance for patient and family teaching
  • FREE LEARNING, CARE PLANNING, AND PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS

    Online at FADavis.com

  • Audio Library of 1,200+ drug names help you pronounce important terms
  • Two tutorials, each with a self-test
  • Preventing Medication Errors
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Easy-to-Use Calculators
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Metric conversions
  • IV drip rates
  • Dosage/KG
  • Fahrenheit/Celsius
  • Interactive Case Studies - brief, real-life scenarios that are followed by a series of questions
  • Audio podcasts delivering information on...
  • Risk Evaluation Mitigation Systems (REMS)
  • How to use Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses(R)
  • Detecting and managing ADRs
  • Evidence-based practice and Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Medication errors
  • Special dosing considerations
  • Educating patients about Safe Medication Use
  • Video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications
  • ONLINE REVIEWS OF THE 16TH EDITION OF DAVIS'S DRUG GUIDE FOR NURSES

    Five Stars. "I LOVE that this includes nursing interventions, patient teaching and an online access code. Highly recommend."--E.G.

    Accurate and up to date. "Top notch for nursing students! Includes many things other drug guides.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781719640053
    Publication Date: 
    2020-05-21
    Author: 
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    Harry Potter Sticker Art Puzzles

    Harry Potter Sticker Art Puzzles
    $15.99
    Harry Potter fans of all ages will enjoy these fifteen sticker-puzzle challenges!

    Follow Harry, Hermione, Ron, and your favorite wizards through the halls of Hogwarts and learn what it takes to be a hero. Each sticker puzzle spread features a signature trait a wizard must have: courage, cleverness, loyalty, resilience, and more. The fifteen puzzles feature more than 100 stickers each to create memorable scenes from the Harry Potter films. Fans of all ages will relive the magic of the films as they complete each puzzle.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781684128396
    Publication Date: 
    2019-12-03

    I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway

    I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway
    $17.00
    "A biography that will send readers back to the music of Mavis and the Staple Singers with deepened appreciation and a renewed spirit of discovery" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)--from the acclaimed music journalist and author featured prominently in the new HBO documentary Mavis!This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples--lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. One of the most enduring artists of popular music, Mavis and her talented family fused gospel, soul, folk, and rock to transcend racism and oppression through song. Honing her prodigious talent on the Southern gospel circuit of the 1950s, Mavis and the Staple Singers went on to sell more than 30 million records, with message-oriented soul music that became a soundtrack to the civil rights movement--inspiring Martin Luther King, Jr. himself. Critically acclaimed biographer and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot cuts to the heart of Mavis Staples's music, revealing the intimate stories of her sixty-year career. From her love affair with Bob Dylan, to her creative collaborations with Prince, to her recent revival alongside Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, this definitive account shows Mavis as you've never seen her before. I'll Take You There was written with the complete cooperation of Mavis and her family. Readers will also hear from Prince, Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne, and many others whose lives have been influenced by Mavis's talent. Filled with never-before-told stories, this fascinating biography illuminates a legendary singer and group during a historic period of change in America. "Ultimately, Kot depicts the endurance of Mavis Staples and her family's music as an inspiration, a saga that takes us, like the song that inspired this book's name, to a place where ain't nobody crying" (The Washington Post).
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781451647860
    Publication Date: 
    2014-11-04
    Author: 
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    Irish Chicago

    Irish Chicago
    $21.99

    From musicians and mobsters to mayors and men of the cloth, discover the fascinating history of Chicago's Irish history.


    The history of the Irish in Chicago goes back to the days when the city was little more than an outpost on the prairie shores of Lake Michigan. Drawn by opportunities in the growing frontier town, Irish men and women who were fleeing economic hardship and famine in Ireland were quick to make their mark on Chicago's political, religious, and economic life. The unique position of the Irish among immigrant groups-English speaking and more culturally attuned to Anglo-American institutions, yet Catholic-allowed them to flourish in occupations and social positions for which they have become known. Most notably, the Irish in Chicago have produced eight mayors and many bishops. But Irish Chicago is also the story of those who built and enlivened the city: the policemen, firemen, priests, nuns and brothers, tavern owners, educators, transit workers, musicians, and ward politicians made good, and the north, south, and west side neighborhoods and parishes they inhabited.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780738520384
    Publication Date: 
    2003-02-19

    James Patterson by James Patterson

    James Patterson by James Patterson
    $29.00
    "It's quite a life, Patterson's, and this fizzing, funny, often deeply moving memoir is a perfect way to understand the dizzying world of a best-selling writer." --Daily Mail

    "Damn near addictive. I loved it . . . that Patterson guy can write!" -Ron Howard

    THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?

  • On the morning he was born, he nearly died.
  • His dad grew up in the Pogey- the Newburgh, New York, poorhouse.
  • He worked at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell.
  • While he toiled in advertising hell, James wrote the ad jingle line "I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid."
  • He once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a party.
  • He's only been in love twice. Both times are amazing.
  • Dolly Parton once sang "Happy Birthday" to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James.
  • How did a boy from small-town New York become the world's most successful writer? How does he do it? He has always wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart. As he says, "I'm still working on that one."

    James Patterson by James Patterson is the most anticipated memoir of 2022.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780316397537
    Publication Date: 
    2022-06-06
    Author: 

    Just Tyrus: A Memoir

    Just Tyrus: A Memoir
    $28.00

    Pro wrestler and political commentator Tyrus goes deep into his wild but triumphant life story, from his painfully dysfunctional upbringing to bodyguarding for Snoop Dogg, to becoming a wrestling icon and one of the most provocative on-air voices today.

     

    "I loved Just Tyrus. I read it in one day and cheered for him when I got to the end. Tyrus has written a book that is at once raw, tender, intelligent, candid, and hilarious. Tyrus took a very rough start to his life and used perseverance, confident humility, and accountability to land firmly on his feet. What a triumph!" --Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary to George W. Bush and Fox News anchor and host

     

    The product of a 1970s mixed marriage, George Murdoch learned to fight early in life, fending off both race-baiting bullies and the demons of a dysfunctional home. Couch surfing all through high school and most of college, the quick-witted, sharp-tongued giant played football, ran drugs, and bounced at clubs to try to survive. After a false start with the WWE, he eventually became Snoop Dogg's bodyguard and traveled the world with the hip hop legend, biding his time and honing his rap. When the WWE urged him to return, George became "Brodus Clay" and, for the next several years, reinvented himself numerous times under the watchful mentorship of the legendary Dusty Rhodes, "the American Dream." He was eventually christened "Tyrus," and shortly after, a chance social media encounter with Greg Gutfeld at Fox News resulted in Tyrus finding a new skill: sage social commentator. Ferociously funny, blunt, and tenacious, Just Tyrustraces his unlikely and spectacular rise. As always with Tyrus, it's in-your-face and offers no apologies.

     

    "George aka Tyrus aka the realest most blunt human being on the face of planet earth. Never had a problem telling you what was on his mind or how he felt, good or bad. Tough exterior but a heart of gold. Front liner, great friend, and excellent coach for my youth football team. His work ethic is obvious, taking him from football to bodyguard to pro wrestler to a superb personality on Fox News. I've seen him climb the ladder of success, and I'm happy that I was along for the journey." --Snoop Dogg

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781637580660
    Publication Date: 
    2022-04-26
    Author: 
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