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Bob Ross Happy Little Sticker Puzzles

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$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
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Breakfast of Champions

$12.00
New/Used: New
"Marvelous . . . [Vonnegut] wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable."--The New York Times

In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut's most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.

"Free-wheeling, wild and great . . . uniquely Vonnegut."--Publishers Weekly

ISBN/SKU: 
9780385334204
Publication Date: 
1999-05-11
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Code Name: Lise : The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

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$16.99
NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist
Featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, New York Newsday, and on Today!

Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019--Woman's Day
The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year--BookBub
"A nonfiction thriller."--The Wall Street Journal

From internationally bestselling author of the "gripping" (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion's Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Nightingale, and Code Girls.

The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill.

As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police sergeant, Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them. They are sent to Paris's Fresnes prison, and from there to concentration camps in Germany where they are starved, beaten, and tortured. But in the face of despair, they never give up hope, their love for each other, or the whereabouts of their colleagues.

In Code Name: Lise, Larry Loftis paints a portrait of true courage, patriotism, and love--of two incredibly heroic people who endured unimaginable horrors and degradations. He seamlessly weaves together the touching romance between Odette and Peter and the thrilling cat and mouse game between them and Sergeant Bleicher. With this amazing testament to the human spirit, Loftis proves once again that he is adept at writing "nonfiction that reads like a page-turning novel" (Parade).

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501198663
Publication Date: 
2019-11-12
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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

Hope: Entertainer of the Century

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$20.00
"Revelatory...fascinating" (The New York Times): The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer of the twentieth century.

With his topical jokes and his all-American, brash-but-cowardly screen character, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium of the century, from vaudeville in the 1920s all the way to television in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. Above all, he helped redefine the very notion of what it means to be a star: a savvy businessman, an enterprising builder of his own brand, and a public-spirited entertainer whose Christmas military tours and unflagging work for charity set the standard for public service in Hollywood.

As Richard Zoglin shows in this "entertaining and important book" (The Wall Street Journal), there is still much to be learned about this most public of figures, from his secret first marriage and his stint in reform school, to his indiscriminate womanizing and his ambivalent relationships with Bing Crosby and Johnny Carson. Hope could be cold, self-centered, tight with a buck, and perhaps the least introspective man in Hollywood. But he was also a tireless worker, devoted to his fans, and generous with friends.

"Scrupulously researched, likely definitive, and as entertaining and as important (to an understanding of twentieth- and twenty-first-century pop culture) as its subject once genuinely was" (Vanity Fair), Hope is both a celebration of the entertainer and a complex portrait of a gifted but flawed man. "A wonderful biography," says Woody Allen. "For me, it's a feast."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781439140284
Publication Date: 
2015-11-24
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Mobituaries

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$29.99
From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries--reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. His quest to right that wrong inspired Mobituaries, his #1 hit podcast. Now with Mobituaries, the book, he has gone much further, with all new essays on artists, entertainers, sports stars, political pioneers, founding fathers, and more. Even if you know the names, you've never understood why they matter...until now.

Take Herbert Hoover: before he was president, he was the "Great Humanitarian," the man who saved tens of millions from starvation. But after less than a year in the White House, the stock market crashed, and all the good he had done seemed to be forgotten. Then there's Marlene Dietrich, well remembered as a screen goddess, less remembered as a great patriot. Alongside American servicemen on the front lines during World War II, she risked her life to help defeat the Nazis of her native Germany. And what about Billy Carter and history's unruly presidential brothers? Were they ne'er-do-well liabilities...or secret weapons? Plus, Mobits for dead sports teams, dead countries, the dearly departed station wagon, and dragons. Yes, dragons.

Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his dogged reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501197628
Publication Date: 
2019-11-05
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Never Grow Up

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$16.00
"You'll be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood memoir with this much blood and (broken) bone" (Entertainment Weekly) in this candid, thrilling autobiography from one of the most recognizable, influential, and beloved cinematic personalities in the world.

Everyone knows Jackie Chan. Whether it's from Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, The Karate Kid, or Kung Fu Panda, Jackie is admired by generations of moviegoers for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and mind-bending stunts. In 2016--after over fifty-five years in the industry, over 200 films, and many broken bones--he received an honorary Academy Award for his lifetime achievement in film. But Jackie is just getting started.

Now, in Never Grow Up, the global superstar reflects on his early life, including his childhood years at the China Drama Academy (in which he was enrolled at the age of six), his big breaks (and setbacks) in Hong Kong and Hollywood, his numerous brushes with death (both on and off film sets), and his life as a husband and father (which has been, admittedly and regrettably, imperfect).

In this "impossibly colorful memoir" (USA TODAY), Jackie applies the same spirit of openness to his "legendary life, with many fascinating stories waiting for you to discover" (Jet Li), proving time and time again why he's beloved the world over: he's honest, funny, kind, brave beyond reckoning and--after all this time--still young at heart.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781982107222
Publication Date: 
2019-09-10
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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

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$28.00
Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Germany or participating. If they go, they would represent a country that considered them second-class citizens and would compete amid a strong undercurrent of Aryan superiority that considered them inferior. Yet, if they stayed, would they ever have a chance to prove them wrong on a global stage? To be better than anyone ever expected?

Five athletes, full of discipline and heart, guide readers through this harrowing and inspiring journey. There's a young and sometimes feisty Tidye Pickett from Chicago, whose lithe speed makes her the first African American woman to compete in the Olympic Games; a quiet Louise Stokes from Malden, Massachusetts, who breaks records across the Northeast with humble beginnings training on railroad tracks. We find Mack Robinson in Pasadena, California, setting an example for his younger brother, Jackie Robinson; and the unlikely competitor Archie Williams, a lanky book-smart teen in Oakland takes home a gold medal. Then there's Ralph Metcalfe, born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, who becomes the wise and fierce big brother of the group. Drawing on over five years of research, Draper and Thrasher bring to life a timely story of perseverance and the will to beat unsurmountable odds.

From burning crosses set on the Robinsons's lawn to a Pennsylvania small town on fire with praise and parades when the athletes return from Berlin, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is full of emotion, grit, political upheaval, and the American dream. Capturing a powerful and untold chapter of history, the narrative is also a celebration of the courage, commitment, and accomplishments of these talented athletes and their impact on race, sports and inclusion around the world.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781501162152
Publication Date: 
2020-02-04
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Star Wars Sticker Art Puzzles

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$15.99
Use the power of the Force to complete each of these sticker-puzzle challenges!

Puzzle your way through this book with fifteen full-color stickering challenges featuring full-color art of your favorite classic Star Wars characters. Each of the more than 100 sticker shapes in each puzzle fits into a tessellated grid; when you're done, you'll have a glossy art poster to frame and hang on your wall. Ideal for Star Wars fans and puzzle enthusiasts, this book will provide hours of enjoyment as you complete each scene.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781684128846
Publication Date: 
2019-10-01
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The Amityville Horror

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$16.00
"A fascinating and frightening book" (Los Angeles Times)--the bestselling true story about a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe.

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property--complete with boathouse and swimming pool--and the price had been too good to pass up.

Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror.

This is the spellbinding, shocking true story that gripped the nation about an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining--"this book will scare the hell out of you" (Kansas City Star).

ISBN/SKU: 
9781982138264
Publication Date: 
2019-12-03
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