Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects, and Be Healthier with Fewer Drugs
By Armon Neel, Jr. and Bill Hogan
A veteran board-certified pharmacist cites the high number of annual deaths associated with prescription drug side effects, calling for changes in prescription practices that account for the needs of aging bodies.
Belly Melt Diet: The 6-Week Plan to Harness Your Body’s Natural Rhythms to Lose Weight for Good!
By The Editors of Prevention Magazine
Explaining how women can understand and work with their circadian rhythms and other physical cycles to enable weight loss, the editors of one of the country’s leading health and nutrition magazines outline how to eat, exercise and sleep in accordance with a two-phase plan that addresses issues in chronobiology, hunger hormones and metabolism.
Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story Behind the NFL’s Greatest Quarterback Controversy
By Adam Lazarus
Lazarus follows the intense on- and-off-field rivalry between San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young during the late 1980s and early 1990s, a competition that left them both on top of the rankings as two of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game. The author draws from interviews with Montana and Young, as well as Jerry Rice, George Seifert, Mike Holmgren and many others.
The Black Rhinos of Namibia: Searching for Survivors in the African Desert
By Rick Bass
An award-winning environmental author visits the Namib Desert with a group of former poachers, now conservationists, in search of endangered black rhinos that were saved from extinction by human intervention and cutting-edge conservation techniques.
Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger
By Ken Perenyi
Ten years after the case was closed by the FBI, an artist with an uncanny ability to mimic the work of the old masters confesses and describes his thirty-year career as a professional art forger.
A Death in Italy: The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case
By John Follain
A London Times journalist presents a comprehensive account of the highly publicized trial of Amanda Knox, drawing on hundreds of first-hand interviews and access to complete case files to assess the true story and media sensation surrounding the 2007 murder of her roommate, and Knox and Raffaele Sollecito’s arrests.
Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West
By Ruben Martinez
An Emmy-winning journalist and poet describes the political and demographic upheaval that has juxtaposed opulent wealth and extreme poverty in the modern American West, from drug addiction epidemics in New Mexico to an exclusive enclave on the Rio Grande in Texas.
Don’t Let the Republican Drive the Bus!: A Parody for Voters
By Erich Origen and Gan Golan
The team from Goodnight, Bush presents a scathing parody of the Caldecott Honor-winning children’s book that features a hyper-conservative vulture who longs to drive a bus in spite of a secret loathing of public transit, a goal that will enable him to give rides to privileged cronies and run over progressive adversaries.
Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep
By David K. Randall
A reporter for the Associated Press examines the complex world of sleep and discusses interesting questions as to whether or not women sleep differently than men, and asks the question: if you killed someone while sleepwalking, would it count as murder?
The Entrepreneur: The Way Back for the U.S. Economy
By Robert Ringer
The best-selling author of Action! shares strategies for successful business conduct in what he believes to be an increasingly hostile economic environment, explaining how today’s entrepreneurs can effectively navigate higher taxes and mandates about providing health care coverage.
Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape
By Danica McKellar
McKellar challenges intellectual stereotypes while counseling girls on the core concepts of high school geometry, combining reader-favorite personality quizzes and real-life testimonials with coverage of topics ranging from congruent triangles and quadrilaterals to proofs and theorems.
The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People
By John Kelly
Kelly describes the Great Irish Potato Famine that began in 1845 and discusses how the combined forces of bacterial infection, political greed and religious intolerance started a disaster that killed twice as many people as died during the American Civil War.
Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion
By Susan Ronald
A chronicle of Elizabeth I’s role in the Wars on Religion credits her with establishing a future England as a world power, covering topics ranging from the queen’s use of ambivalence as a political tool and her efforts toward British independence to Elizabeth’s tolerance in religious matters and the challenges of the Reformation.
More than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889
By Stephen Kantrowitz
A narrative chronicle of the efforts of Northern activists to establish free citizenship for African Americans before and after the Civil War offers an award-winning historian’s perspectives on the era to explain how their campaigns redefined citizenship and extended well beyond the parameters of emancipation.
Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back
By Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy
Tracing some of the economic highs and lows that impacted the world in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the authors introduce the emerging field of resilience research and explain how to approach disruptions in ecosystems, business and government to better reinforce independent world systems.
The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World’s Greatest Empire
By Anthony Everitt
Everitt traces the rise of Rome as an unlikely evolution from a market village to the world’s most powerful empire, offering insight into its political clashes, military strategies, leading figures and internal corruptions.
By Warren Sapp and David Fisher
A no-holds-barred personal account by the multiple award-winning defenseman and television sports analyst shares uproarious observations on lesser-known aspects of pro football, tracing his rise through high school and college athletic programs and his relationships with famous fellow players while sharing insights into how the NFL system actually works.
Several Short Sentences About Writing
By Verlyn Klinkenborg
A New York Times editorial board member and esteemed writing instructor counsels aspiring writers on how to move past conventional understanding of creativity, writer’s block and other literary challenges to develop a greater appreciation of how thinking, observation and learning become integral parts of the writing process.
Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
By Jefferson Morley
The Washington, D.C. editor of Salon documents how the epic struggle over slavery culminated in a race riot in mid-19th-century Washington City, providing coverage of such topics as the period influx of free black citizens, the contributions of District Attorney Francis Scott Key and the trials of Arthur Bowen and Beverly Snow.
Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America
By Tanner Colby
Colby chronicles the United States’ troubling relationship with race as reflected by four historical events, including the integration of a racist Birmingham school system and a Kansas City neighborhood’s fight against housing discrimination.
Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing
By Neal Stephenson
This brilliant collection of nonfiction essays from the New York Times best-selling author covers a vast array of topics including, but not limited to, the importance of genre, Isaac Newton and metaphysics, Star Wars and 300, that offer a fascinating look into the mind of a remarkable writer.
The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You
By David Wilcock
The author of the best-selling The Source Field Investigations expands on his findings in alternative sciences to reveal the interconnected nature of the universe, explaining hidden elements of time, how they relate to 2012 prophecies and his recommendations for a spiritual life.
Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success
By Madeline Levine
Combining cutting-edge research with 30 years of clinical experience, a renowned psychologist examines how we view success, raise our children and expend our energies and resources, and demonstrates how to shift one’s focus to adopt a parenting style that promotes academic success, a sense of purpose, connection and meaning in life.