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General Reading Books

Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Movie Book: The Official Companion

Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Movie Book: The Official Companion
$25.00

The Official companion to all three bodacious Bill & Ted films.

Bill S. Preston Esquire and Theodore 'Ted' Logan (Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves) were the stars of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. The anarchic, charming movies about two school kids from San Dimas, California who travel across time and save the world became cult classics and are still cited today as favorites and influences for subsequent generations of fans. The hotly anticipated Bill & Ted Face the Music will be out in September 2020 and stars Winter and Reeves as well as rising stars Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical). This bodacious companion to all three movies will feature hundreds of photographs, script excerpts and quotes: a most excellent publication.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781787394414
Publication Date: 
2020-09-01
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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
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Cal-2021 Harry Potter Boxed

Cal-2021 Harry Potter Boxed
$15.99
Your year will be bursting with delightful charms as you cruise through the year at Hogwarts. This 2021 Harry Potter box calendar will renew your passion for all things magical and remind you of the excitement of the wizarding world over the monotony of the muggle one. Day-at-a-Time calendars make a perfect gift for someone on your list or for yourself. Day-at-a-Time calendars feature full-color, page-a-day designs (Saturday/Sunday combined) and a sturdy, self-standing easel.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781438874050
Publication Date: 
2019-07-01
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Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World

Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World
$30.00
"Propulsive." --Time * "Reads like a tense thriller." --The Washington Post * "The most exciting book I've read all year." --Admiral William H. McRaven

From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima.

April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out of war planning and knows nothing of the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the world's first atomic bomb, must assume command of a nation at war on multiple continents--and confront one of the most consequential decisions in history. Countdown 1945 tells the gripping true story of the turbulent days, weeks, and months to follow, leading up to August 6, 1945, when Truman gives the order to drop the bomb on Hiroshima.

In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, takes readers inside the minds of the iconic and elusive figures who join the quest for the bomb, each for different reasons: the legendary Albert Einstein, who eventually calls his vocal support for the atomic bomb "the one great mistake in my life"; lead researcher J. Robert "Oppie" Oppenheimer and the Soviet spies who secretly infiltrate his team; the fiercely competitive pilots of the plane selected to drop the bomb; and many more.

Perhaps most of all, Countdown 1945 is the story of an untested new president confronting a decision that he knows will change the world forever. Truman's journey during these 116 days is a story of high drama: from the shock of learning of the bomb's existence, to the conflicting advice he receives from generals like Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Marshall, to wrestling with the devastating carnage that will result if he gives the order to use America's first weapon of mass destruction.

But Countdown 1945 is more than a book about the atomic bomb. It's also an unforgettable account of the lives of ordinary American and Japanese civilians in wartime--from "Calutron Girls" like Ruth Sisson in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ten-year-old Hiroshima resident Hideko Tamura, who survives the blast at ground zero but loses her mother and later immigrates to the United States, where she lives to this day--as well as American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, waiting in fear for the order to launch a possible invasion of Japan.

Told with vigor, intelligence, and humanity, Countdown 1945 is the definitive account of one of the most significant moments in history.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781982143343
Publication Date: 
2020-06-09

Doctor Who Eight Doctor Adventures - Ravenous 1

Doctor Who Eight Doctor Adventures - Ravenous 1
$68.99

Having saved the universe and restored peace at home, the Doctor and Liv go in search of their friend, Helen. Following a trail of breadcrumbs through space and time they discover an unsavoury conspiracy, and an old enemy lurking in the shadows, waiting

ISBN/SKU: 
9781787035508

Dreams of Joy

Dreams of Joy
$18.00
New/Used: New

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Astonishing . . . one of those hard-to-put-down-until-four-in-the morning books . . . a story with characters who enter a reader's life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history."--Los Angeles Times

In her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl's strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father--the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Devastated by Joy's flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy's and Pearl's separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China's history threatens their very lives.

Praise for Dreams of Joy

"[Lisa] See is a gifted historical novelist. . . . The real love story, the one that's artfully shown, is between mother and daughter, and aunt and daughter, as both of the women who had a part in making Joy return to China come to her rescue. . . . [In Dreams of Joy, ] there are no clear heroes or villains, just people who often take wrong turns to their own detriment but for the good of the story, leading to greater strength of character and more durable relationships."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A heartwarming story of heroic love between a mother and daughter . . . No writer has better captured the voice and heart of Chinese culture."--Bookreporter

"Once again, See's research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world."--The Washington Post

ISBN/SKU: 
9780812980547
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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

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

Magic the Gathering CCG: Commander Legends Commander Deck

Magic the Gathering CCG: Commander Legends Commander Deck Display (6)
$19.99
ISBN/SKU: 
630509928958

Mayor Kane: My Life In Wrestling And Politics

Mayor Kane: My Life In Wrestling And Politics
$28.00

The surprising story of how wrestling superstar Glenn "Kane" Jacobs beat all the odds to become the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
Even in his heyday in wrestling, Jacobs was inspired to pursue politics by popular libertarian figures such as former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, Republican Senator Rand Paul, Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano and others, and that led him to fulfill his own political ambitions.
Before becoming Mayor Kane, Glenn "Kane" Jacobs was one of WWE's top Superstars for over two decades and traveled the globe with the likes of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, John Cena, Ric Flair, and many others. He dominated the WWE with The Undertaker as the "Brothers of Destruction." Kane reinvented himself with the help of Daniel Bryan forming "Team Hell No." He set "Good ol' JR," Jim Ross on fire.
The wrestler-turned-politician hasn't hung up his wrestling boots yet. Politics is a contact sport and Jacobs is using his wrestling skills in that arena. Jacobs supports President Trump and his agenda, and is implementing conservative policies in Tennessee.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781546085843
Publication Date: 
2019-11-26
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