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General Reading Books

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Deluxe Edition

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$19.99
Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this gorgeous deluxe storybook retelling of the beloved Christmas special!

Christmas is almost here, which means ice-skating, Christmas carols, and sparkly lights everywhere--even on Snoopy's doghouse! Everyone is enjoying the holiday celebrations except Charlie Brown. Can the Peanuts gang help Charlie Brown discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Find out in this beautiful deluxe storybook with a cloth cover, lush foil stamping, and incredible illustrations! This makes the perfect holiday gift for fans of Peanuts and the classic Christmas special.

(c) 2017 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

ISBN/SKU: 
9781534404557
Publication Date: 
2017-09-19
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A Christmas Carol: Slip-Case Edition

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$19.95

Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol is celebrated in this stunning deluxe silk-bound slip-case edition. The slip-case features a charming contemporary design, and the red silk book inside features decorative and festive silver lettering with pine bough and snowflake design elements on the cover. The book includes the full text of the classic story, and features more than 30 full-color illustrations from 19th Century editions, illustrations commissioned by Dickens himself. A one-of-a-kind gift for lovers of The Christmas Carol that will become a treasured addition to any Christmas lover's bookshelf.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781784282875
Publication Date: 
2016-10-15
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A Season In The Sun: The Rise Of Mickey Mantle

$28.00

The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season

 

Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland.

 

In A Season in the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle's legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time. Taking us from the action on the diamond to Mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780465094424
Publication Date: 
2018-03-27
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Andrew Jackson And The Miracle Of New Orleans

$28.00

Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

 

The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison's generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country.

 

Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison's men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans.

 

If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade's Louisiana Purchase. The new nation's dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground.

 

So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn't one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans, Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world--in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous.

 

In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation's destiny.

 

As they did in their two previous bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make history come alive with a riveting true story that will keep you turning the pages. You'll finish with a new understanding of one of our greatest generals and a renewed appreciation for the brave men who fought so that America could one day stretch "from sea to shining sea."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780735213234
Publication Date: 
2017-10-24
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Color Your Own Star Wars

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$9.99
Little is ever black and white in the age-old conflict between the Jedi and the Sith - and now it's up to you to bring the color to a war-torn galaxy far, far away! Faced with page after page of fantastic Star Wars artwork, it's your job to add the hues to Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Artoo, Threepio, Vader, Boba and many more! So choose your weapon, and remember, the pen is mightier than the lightsaber - and so is the crayon and coloring pencil! Will you turn to the Dark Side, or go for pastel shades? Will you press gently, or will your Force be strong? Will you stick to the canon, or go wild with a scarlet Skywalker, a fuchsia Fett or a violet Vader? There's only one rule - color, or color not, there is no try!
ISBN/SKU: 
9781302900946
Publication Date: 
2016-10-25
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Cracking The Ged Test With 2 Practice Exams, 2019 Edition

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$23.00
PROUD PARTICIPANT IN THE GED(R) PUBLISHER PROGRAM!* Get the help you need to ace the test and earn your GED credential with 2 full-length practice tests, content reviews that are 100% aligned with GED test objectives, and almost 700 drill questions in the book and online.

Techniques That Actually Work.
- Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder
- Expert tactics to help improve your writing for the Extended Response prompt
- Customizable study "road maps" to help you create a clear plan of attack

Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.

- Complete coverage of Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies
- Guided lessons with sample questions for all tested topics
- Clear instruction on the computer-based question formats

Practice Your Way to Excellence.
- 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations
- Practice drills for all four test subjects
- Over 350 additional multiple-choice questions online, organized by subject
- 20% discount on the GED Ready: The Official Practice Test (details inside book)

Plus! Bonus Online Features:
- Multiple-choice practice questions in all 4 test subjects
- Tutorials to help boost your graphics and reading comprehension skills
- Insider advice on the GED test and college success
- Custom printable answer sheets for the in-book practice tests

*Proud Participant in the GED(R) Publisher Program!
This program recognizes content from publishers whose materials meet 100% of GED test objectives at a subject level. Acceptance into the program means that you can be sure that Cracking the GED Test covers content you'll actually see on the exam.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781524757922
Publication Date: 
2018-06-05
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Easy Soups From Scratch With Quick Breads To Match: 70 Recipes To Pair And Share

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$24.95
Nothing is more comforting at the end of the day than a hearty bowl of homemade soup accompanied by freshly baked bread, and this book shows home cooks how to do it in under an hour. Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match makes it simple to create delicious, nourishing soups and warm, toothsome breads for any day of the week with straight-forward, time-saving recipes. With 70 soups and breads to mix and match, soup lovers can choose from cozy classics like Farro Minestrone with Roasted Garlic Focaccia or international flavors like Barbecue Pork and Miso Ramen with Flaky Green Onion Pancakes. Readers can rely on helpful troubleshooting tricks and get-ahead tips to make these winning combinations come out perfect every time.
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9781452155029
Publication Date: 
2017-09-12
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Fahrenheit 451

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$15.99
Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family." But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

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9781451673319
Publication Date: 
2012-01-10
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Forgotten Algebra

$16.99
This self-teaching workbook is designed especially for students who need to go back to algebra basics as preparation for starting a college-level math course. It's also a helpful review for those preparing to take standardized exams that include math testing, such as a math placement exam, the GRE or GMAT. Forgotten Algebra contains 32 work units, starting its review with signed numbers, symbols, and first-degree equations, and progressing to include logarithms and right triangles. Each work unit reviews basics before presenting problems and exercises that include detailed solutions designed to facilitate self-study. The book's systematic presentation of subject matter is easy to follow, and encompasses all the terminology, equations, and information that students of algebra need to master. This new edition has been expanded to include step-by-step solutions for all exercises.
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9781438001500
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Grant

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$40.00
The #1 New York Times bestseller.

Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review.

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members.

More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre.

With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero." Chernow's probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.

Named one of the best books of the year by Goodreads - Amazon - The New York Times - Newsday - BookPage - Barnes and Noble - Wall Street Journal

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9781594204876
Publication Date: 
2017-10-10
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