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Business & Finance

Confessions of Shameless Self-Promoters

Debbie Allen

Confessions of Shameless Self-Promoters (McGraw-Hill). An international sales motivational speaker, Debbie's work regularly appears on nationally syndicated talk radio and in such publications as Entrepreneur and Franchising Magazine.

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Publicity for Nonprofits

Sandra Beckwith

Publicity for Nonprofits: Generating Media Exposure that Leads to Awareness, Growth, and Contributions. Sandra Beckwith is winner of the Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

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Published with Dearborn

Grant Writing

Nancy Burke-Smith

The Complete Book of Grant Writing. As a professional grantwriter who's written for such organizations as the Council of Michigan Foundations and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Nancy Burke-Smith has written a book that should be on every grantwriter's bookshelf. Includes all the information you need to make a successful pitch.

Published with Sourcebooks

Financial Words You Should Know

Michele Cagan and P. T. Shank

Financial Words You Should Know. Great resource for your business bookshelf!

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Published with Adams Media

Damned If She Does, Damned If She Doesn't

Lynn Cronin and Howard Fine

Damned if She Does, Damned if She Doesn't. "This intelligent and substantive work is a must-read for all businesspeople—and will make an excellent graduation gift for young women entering the workforce." —Publishers Weekly

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Published with Prometheus

Buying Foreclosures Avoid Foreclosure Estate Planning 250 Eldercare Questions

Lita Epstein

The 250 Questions Everyone Should Ask About Buying Foreclosures, The 250 Questions You Should Ask to Avoid Foreclosure, The 250 Estate Planning Questions Everyone Should Ask, Surviving a Layoff, and The 250 Eldercare Questions Everyone Should Ask (all published with Adams Media). Lita Epstein is a master at explaining complex financial advice in a manner we can all understand. An expert in politics and finance, Lita has authored more than twenty books.

And look for The Small Business Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements, the definitive guide to financial statements, published with Wiley.

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Protecting Your Financial Security

Alan Feigenbaum and Heather Linton

The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Financial Security When Getting a Divorce. Divorce is hard enough without the added confusion of finances. In his latest book, Certified Financial Planner Alan Feigenbaum provides readers with all the information they need to financially survive their divorce and move toward a more secure future. In this book you'll find advice on everything from dividing assets to computing child support, and even information on dealing with the IRS.

Published with McGraw-Hill

Pricing for Profit

Dale Furtwengler

Pricing for Profit. In this time of economic struggle there couldn't be a more timely book. Business consultant Dale Furtwengler explains to readers why competitive low prices are actually killing business, that in fact it is possible to increase profits without adding resources, In this step-by-step process he teaches readers how to quantify the value of their product or service and effectively communicate that to buyers.

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Published with Amacom

How Women Lead

Sharon Hadary and Laura Henderson

How Women Lead: The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know. The first leadership guide to tell woman that the skills inherent to women are exactly what top executives want, so embrace them.

Published with McGraw-Hill

Resilience at Work

Salvatore R. Maddi and Deborah M. Khoshaba

Resilience at Work: How to Succeed No Matter What Life Throws at You. Resilience is why some people don't just survive but thrive, even in an economic climate that is turbulent, uncertain, and stressful. Everyone needs resilience, and nowhere is the need for it greater than in today's workplace. After twelve years of study and coaching resiliency, Salvatore R. Maddi and Deborah M. Khoshaba have proven that resilience is not just an ability that we're born with but a skill that anyone can learn and improve upon in order to grow and flourish.

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Published with Amacom

Employee Benefits Answer Book

Rebecca Mazin

The Employee Benefits Answer Book. Rebecca Mazin is taking her 20 years of experience as an HR consultant to the page with this fabulous guide for HR executives, employers, and executives alike, providing them with the tools they need to understand benefits, facilitate compliance, and improve employee communication.

Published with Pfeiffer

Secrets of Millionaire Moms The Mom Inventors Handbook Your Million Dollar Dream

Tamara Monosoff

Secrets of Millionaire Moms, The Mom Inventors Handbook, and Your Million Dollar Dream. Founder of mominventors.com and an award-winning mom inventor herself, Tamara Monosoff has been featured on NBC's Today, CBS's Evening Magazine, and in Time magazine. The Mom Inventors Handbook is a Denver Post bestseller.

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Published with McGraw-Hill

Growing Your Business Groupon

Bob Phibbs

The Retail Doctor's Guide to Growing Your Business (Wiley) and Groupon: Why Deep Discounts Are Bad for Busness (Beyond the Page) by Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor. Known nationwide as the Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs has proven himself to be the leading expert in retail sales. As a consultant he has helped hundreds of businesses turn around their sales and compete, including retail outlets of Yamaha, Lumber Liquidators, and Lego. As seen on MSNBC's Your Business and Fox News' Money for Breakfast, and in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Bob will teach readers how to grow a successful retail business.

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Corporate Confidential 44 Secrets

Cynthia Shapiro

Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn't Want You to Know—And What to Do About Them and What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here?: 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired. In her revolutionary books, professional Human Resources and Career Strategy Consultant Cynthia Shapiro uncovers key inside secrets of how major companies make decisions and what employees can do to achieve success, save their jobs, and thrive in the corporate world.

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Published with St. Martin's Press

Current Affairs

Little Boy Blue

Kim Kavin

Little Boy Blue: One Puppy's Great Escape is the inspirational true story of how Blue, a mixed-breed shelter dog, became one of the lucky ones, one of the few who survive the American animal-shelter system, and of the selfless volunteers who saved him as part of a cross-country effort to change the modern animal-shelter system. It is a story that illuminates the reality behind the adorable photographs that more than forty million people view each year on websites like Petfinder.com, and it is the story of how Blue and Kim truly were meant to find each other.

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Published with Barron's

The Court and the Cross American Privacy

Frederick Lane

With appearances on, among other things, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NBC's Weekend Today, ABC's Nightline, and CBS's 60 Minutes, Frederick Lane is a freelance journalist, lecturer, and expert witness. American Privacy and The Court and the Cross are his two most recent books on how legal issues affect society.

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Published with Beacon Press

Can They Do That?

Lewis L. Maltby

Can They Do That? As president of the National Workrights Institute, an offshoot of the ACLU, and nationally recognized expert in workplace rights, Lewis Maltby knows better than anyone how companies are impinging on our constitutional rights and the impact this is having on individual employees. In Can They Do That? he investigates how the restrictions of our constitutional rights is impacting the workplace. While the government needs evidence of a crime to tap phones or e-mail, your employer simply needs to have you on staff. But while we're all aware of possible phone and e-mail taps in the office, few know how far this lack of rights extends. Some employers are installing pocket-sized cameras in locker rooms and bathrooms, while others are tapping into home computers and requiring genetic testing. All of this is legal.

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Published with Portfolio

Buddha at the Apocalypse

Kurt Spellmeyer

Buddha at the Apocalypse: Awakening from a Culture of Destruction, with a foreword by Robert Thurman. Buddha at the Apocalypse is a call to change. Our outdated ways of thinking cannot keep pace with the explosive development of technology, communication systems and information, and the global economy. Our entire way of life is unsustainable. Spellmeyer offers us a different perspective on the world that can lead us out of what we hope does not become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Kurt Spellmeyer has practiced Zen meditation for 32 years. He has directed the Cold Mountain Sangha since 1994, and supports himself by working as a professor in the English Department at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he is Director of the Writing Program. He is the author, with Richard E. Miller, of the highly acclaimed The New Humanities Reader.


Living Gluten-Free Answer Book

Suzanne Bowland

The Living Gluten-Free Answer Book. Suzanne Bowland is founder and president of GF Culinary Productions, Inc., a company devoted to taking the gluten-free food movement to the next level of national awareness.

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Published with Sourcebooks

Bipolar Handbook Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens

Wes Burgess, M.D., Ph.D.

The Bipolar Handbook and The Bipolar Handbook for Children and Teens (Avery Books), and The Depression Answer Book (Sourcebooks). Dr. Burgess is a practicing Los Angeles psychiatrist who appears as a psychiatry expert on NPR's All Things Considered and network television. Dr. Burgess is also the author of The Depression Answer Book, coming soon from Sourcebooks.

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After Miscarriage

Krissi Danielsson

After Miscarriage: Medical Facts and Emotional Support for Pregnancy Loss. Krissi Danielsson runs a miscarriage search engine at www.recurrentmiscarriages.com and serves as the miscarriage guide for the women's portal BellaOnline with a site at miscarriage.bellaonline.com.

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Published with Harvard Common Press

Hormone Balance

Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.

Hormone Balance. Dr. Dean bridges the gap between allopathic and alternative medicine with her training as a medical doctor and a naturopathic doctor.

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Published with Adams Media

The Anxiety Answer Book Introvert Power

Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D.

The Anxiety Answer Book: Take Control of Your Life (written with Martin Kommor, M.D., and Laurie Wilhelm, Ph.D.) and Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength. Psychologist and national relationship expert Dr. Helgoe operates a therapy practice at Family Psychiatric Services in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Published with Sourcebooks

Dr. David McCulloch

The Diabetes Answer Book. Everything you need to know about living life with diabetes from a well-known expert in the field.

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Published with Sourcebooks

Hungry for More

by Robyn McGee

Hungry for More: A Keeping-It-Real Guide for Black Women on Weight and Body Image. A revealing look at the social, cultural, physiological, and economic reasons why 70 percent of African-American women are obese and how weight loss surgery is being marketed as a cure-all for obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

Published with Seal Press

Celiac Disease

Kimberly Tessmer

Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Celiac Disease and Tell Me What to Eat If I Am Trying to Conceive.

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Published with Career Press

Sex & Relationships

If the Man You Love Was Abused You Can't Have Him

Marie Browne, Ph.D., and Marlene Browne, Esq.

If the Man You Love Was Abused and You Can't Have Him, He's Mine. Marlene Browne is a member of the American Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association, licensed in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Colorado. Marie Browne, R.N., Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professor of psychiatric nursing.

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Published with Adams Media

Wild, Wicked & Wanton

Christie Craig and Faye Hughes

Wild, Wicked & Wanton. Bestselling romance writers Christie Craig and Faye Hughes show you how to model the best and bawdy behavior of your favorite romantic heroines. With this one-of-a-kind, ecstasy-inducing handbook, you won't have to be a lady-in-waiting any longer. You'll learn what it takes to find, keep, and cherish Mr. Wonderful—one fabulous tryst at a time.

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Published with Adams Media

Biting Back

Claudia Cunningham

Biting Back: A No-Nonsense, {No-Garlic} Guide to Facing the Personal Vampires in Your Life. According to lore, a vampire cannot enter your home without an invitation. Putting a spiritual spin on this well-known mythological rule, Claudia Cunningham pioneers a powerful strategy for dealing with freeloading friends, suffocating spouses, harmful habits, and other "vampires" who drain the heart, mind, and spirit. This fun, humorous, and indispensable guide teaches how to cope with toxic relationships and beliefs. Learn how to take personal responsibility for your life and detect vampires with the light of truth. With an arsenal of self-knowledge and confidence, you'll be equipped to defeat any Draculas coming your way.

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Published with Llewelleyn Books

Sex When You're Sick Woman Cancer Sex

Anne Katz, Ph.D.

Sex When You're Sick: Reclaiming Sexual Health After Illness or Injury (Greenwood Publishing) and Woman Cancer Sex (Oncology Nursing Society). Must-have resources on the challenges to sexuality from illness and injury by sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba Anne Katz.

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Great Sex for Hard Times

Kim Switnicki

Great Sex for Hard Times. When life is getting us down there's one surefire way to liven things up and that's great sex. Sex-pert Kim Switnicki brings her unique and empowering approach to a fabulous new sex book.

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Published with Berkley


Baby Names

Jennifer Moss and Babynames.com

The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book: The BabyNames.com Guide to Choosing the Best Name for Your New Arrival. By the biggest name in baby names, a book that helps identify the top three personality traits associated with most names.

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Published with Perigee

Shyness Breakthrough

Dr. Bernardo J. Carducci and Lisa Kaiser

The Shyness Breakthrough. Dr. Carducci is a nationally recognized expert on shyness and director of Indiana University Southeast's Shyness Research Institute. "Parents of shy youngsters will appreciate Carducci's compassionate tone and his underlying message that shyness is a natural, manageable trait that requires patience and understanding." —Publishers Weekly

Published with Rodale

Eco-Friendly Families

Helen Coronato

Eco-Friendly Families (Penguin/Alpha Books). One-stop shopping for tips on green living for even the busiest parents. Teach your children the green way! Helen—with Tom Coronato—is also the author of The Only Real Estate Investing Book You'll Ever Need (Adams Media).

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Natural Baby Vaccinations

Lauren Feder, M.D.

Natural Baby and Childcare: Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for Raising Healthy Children; A Parents' Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations; and Natural Pregnancy. As a nationally recognized physician and expert in natural parenting and healthcare, Dr. Feder teaches parents to incorporate natural parenting with traditional Western medicine for healthier, happier children.

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Published with Hatherleigh Press

Expecting Twins

Rachel Franklin, M.D., M.O.M.

Expecting Twins, Triplets and More: A Doctor's Guide to a Healthy and Happy Multiple Pregnancy. A mother of twins and practicing physician, "Dr. Rachel is a breath of fresh air for women who want to know enough clinical information to be able to ask all the right questions, but who want it delivered to them in terms that assume they are intelligent listeners, not necessarily medically trained." —Susan Alt, Editor in Chief, Twins magazine

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Published with St. Martin's Press

The Complete Lesbian & Gay Parenting Guide

Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev, LCSW, CASAC

The Complete Lesbian & Gay Parenting Guide. "Finally, a handbook for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents that addresses the real struggles and joys our families face. The Complete Lesbian & Gay Parenting Guide is both deeply serious and belly-laugh funny, while remaining filled with useful advice and heartwarming personal stories." —Rosie O'Donnell

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Published with Berkley Books

Overcoming School Anxiety

Diane Peters Mayer, MSW

Overcoming School Anxiety K–6. "For parents whose children are emotionally and physically sick about school, this book will help them examine the problem and introduce solutions. Recommended. . . ." Library Journal. Diane Peters Mayer is a practicing psychotherapist and performance anxiety coach.

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Published with Amacom Books


The Mythology of Supernatural The Mythology of Grimm

Nathan Robert Brown

The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show and The Mythology of Grimm: The Fairy Tale and Folklore Roots of the Popular TV Show. NBC's hit television series Grimm pits modern detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police against a cast of terrifying villains—lifted directly from the pages of classic fairy tales. From "The Big Bad Wolf" to "Sleeping Beauty," The Mythology of Grimm explores the history and folkloric traditions that come into play during Nick's incredible battles and investigations—tapping into elements of mythology that have captured our imaginations for centuries.

Published with Berkley

The Science of Heroes

Yvonne Carts-Powell

The Science of "Heroes". A veteran science writer explores the superpowers of the characters in the hit NBC show from a scientific perspective and reveals how close modern technology has brought us to those incredible abilities.

Published with Berkley Publishing

Ultimate Office Prank Book

Mae B. Fired

The Ultimate Office Prank Book, a compendium of some of the most brilliant and lawsuit-inspiring office pranks around.

Published with Adams Media

Science of House Grey's Anatomy House, M.D. vs. Reality

Andrew Holtz

The Medical Science of "House, M.D." A former CNN medical correspondent demystifies the diagnostic procedures and obscure illnesses that have made Fox's medical drama such a runaway hit.

The Real Grey's Anatomy: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Real Lives of Surgical Residents. With an emphasis on the personal lives of the surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians, the television show Grey's Anatomy has generated interest in how these professionals survive this rigorous educational program. How much of its drama is entertainment, and how much is accurate? Here, a medical journalist provides answers. He examines a group of new surgical residents in the Pacific Northwest as they tackle long hours, fascinating procedures, and emotional ups and downs that comprise the life of a student of surgery.

"House, M.D." vs. Reality: Fact and Fiction in the Hit Television Series. Brilliant diagnostician Gregory House solves puzzles every day—using not just his vast medical knowledge but his razor-sharp instincts about human behavior. This new volume explores some of the questions raised by the hit TV drama—and does the detective work to get the answers.

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Published with Berkley Publishing

Poker Strategy Queens Can Beat Kings

Susie Isaacs

1000 Best Poker Strategies and Secrets (Sourcebooks) and Queens Can Beat Kings: Broad-Minded Poker for Winning Women (Kensington). A professional tournament poker player and columnist for Poker Player, Card Player, and Poker Digest magazines, Susie Isaacs brings her expertise to the table.

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How to Be a Mentalist

Simon Winthrop

How to Be a Mentalist: Master the Secrets Behind the Hit TV Show. On the hit television show The Mentalist, protagonist Patrick Jane employs his keen powers of observation and mental acuity to assist the police. Now, noted stage magician Simon Winthrop explains How to Be a Mentalist by revealing how Jane comes to his startlingly accurate conclusions—and also asserts that it's possible for anyone to bring similar skills to bear in their everyday life. Featuring intellectual and physical exercises, readers will learn how to reach their fullest mental potential by enhancing memory, developing observational abilities, using persuasion, and much more.

Published by Berkley Trade

Home & Garden

Homebuying Secrets

Michael Flynn

1000 Best Homebuying Secrets. Insider tips and secrets from a top real estate agent. . . . Everything you need to know to have a successful homebuying experience.

Published with Sourcebooks

Organizing Secrets Time-Saving Strategies Stop Throwing Money Away Keep This, Toss That

Jamie Novak

1000 Best Quick and Easy Organizing Secrets (Sourcebooks), 1000 Best Quick and Easy Time-Saving Strategies (Sourcebooks), Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure—And Save the Planet While You're at It! (Wiley), and Keep This, Toss That (Reader's Digest). A regular contributor to NBC's iVillage and Organize magazine, Jamie Novak has made a clear connection between clutter and financial health. The more clutter you have the worse your financial state. Jamie's three-prong approach for saving money, building wealth, and achieving financial happiness includes ways to save money by simply organizing key areas of one's life, organizing on a real-life budget and reusing common household items, as well as how to sell clutter for the least stress and the most money. Getting real about clutter can not only be life changing but easily translates into financial health and happiness and Jamie will show you how. Jamie has had appearances on HGTV's Mission Organization, a feature in the New York Times, and a new product line from QVC.

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Cooking & Entertaining

The Cozy Cookbook

The Cozy Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes from Today's Bestselling Mystery Authors, including Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber, Ellery Adams, Connie Archer, Leslie Budewitz, Laura Childs, Cleo Coyle, Victoria Hamilton, B. B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy, Jenn McKinlay, and Paige Shelton.

Wine Secrets Good, Better, Best Wines

Carolyn Hammond

1000 Wine Secrets (Sourcebooks) and Good, Better, Best Wines (Alpha). Carolyn Hammond is a sommelier and wine educator who holds a Diploma from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London, England. She is a seasoned journalist who has written for The Times (London), the Toronto Star, the Province, and Decanter, Wine & Spirit International.

Simply Smoothies

Delia Quigley

Simply Smoothies. Chef and nutritionist Delia Quigley shows you how to serve up a smoothie that will knock your socks off.

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Published with Adams Media


The Leader Phrase Book

Patrick Alain

The Leader Phrase Book. A reference book for anyone who aspires to move up in the chain of command and secure a better position in their jobs and in their lives. Whether the reader is firing an employee, solving a misunderstanding, leading a meeting, or opening a debate, The Leader Phrase Book supplies the best verbiage for the situation.

Published with Career Press

Sex Coaching

Dr. Patti Britton

The Art of Sex Coaching. Written by the premiere expert in her field, this is a guidebook for professionals seeking to include sex-positive information, find expert guidance, and acquire the necessary skills to integrate new methods for sex coaching into their practices or to form a sex coaching practice of their own.

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Published with Norton Professional Books


Physics English Math and Pre-Algebra Algebra Trigonometry Calculus

Homework Helper Guides

Meant as a complement to standard textbooks, the Homework Helper series is an invaluable resource to understanding the basic information required to pass tests, move on to the next subject, and even study for placement exams. Books in the series include: Biology by Matthew Distefano, Chemistry and Physics by Greg Curran, Earth Science by Phil Medina, English Language & Composition by Maureen Lindner, and Basic Math and PreAlgebra, Algebra, Algebra II and Pre- Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus by Denise Szecsei.

Published with Career Press

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus

Tom Heehler

The Well-Spoken Thesaurus: Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases. A unique thesaurus that provides words and phrases that can quickly transform a simple sentence into rhetorical brilliance, giving readers the ability to obtain eloquence in both their speeches and their writing.

The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems The Humongous Book of Geometry Problems The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems

W. Michael Kelley

The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems, The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems, The Humongous Book of Geometry Problems, and The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems. The bestselling math book author takes problem solving one step further by teaching readers the intricacies of solving those complicated problems.

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Published with Alpha

The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide

Becky Levine

The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide. A book that every writing critique group should own, this guide will teach readers how to critique, how to form a critique group, and most important, how to effectively turn a critique into a powerful manuscript.

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Published with Writer's Digest Books

Jim Mercurio

The Craft of Scene Writing: 14 Steps to a Better Screenplay. One of the most overlooked aspects of screenwriting. A scene is the building block of a screenplay, and without the ability to create great scenes, and near perfect screenplays, screenwriters today have very little chance of selling. This book teaches screenwriters how to make a script more sellable by creating great scenes and how to improve their screenwriting craft overall.

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Published with Quill Driver Books

Catholicism Answer Book

Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., Ph.D., and Rev. Kenneth D. Brighenti, Ph.D.

Catholicism Answer Book. From how do we know there's a God to is the Church necessary, this book provides addresses your most pressing questions about Catholicism.

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Published with Sourcebooks

Memoir & Biography

Death by Cannibal Murder at Holy Cross Homicide Miami

Peter Davidson

Death by Cannibal: Criminals with an Appetite for Murder. A true-crime journalist for the National Enquirer, Peter delves into the worlds of five of the country's most horrific murderers: Gary Heidnik, John Weber, Albert Fentress, Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, and Marc Sappington. Though never quite reaching the infamy of Jeffrey Dahmer, these men committed acts just as frightening and heinous. Peter will detail their crimes and shed light on how these terrible criminals were finally brought to justice.

Murder at Holy Cross. On March 25, 2001, the body of a Catholic nun—stabbed 92 times—was discovered at South Florida's Holy Cross Academy. Police captured her killer—a young apprentice monk. But the deeper the investigation got, the more sordid and disturbing the story became. Peter Davidson captures the case in vivid detail.

Homicide Miami: The Millionaire Killers. On a balmy May night in Miami, Frank Griga and his girlfriend, Krisztina Furton, vanished from the face of the earth. Frank had made a fortune in the adult hotline business and had met Krisztina, an exotic dancer, while searching for models for his advertisements. Three weeks later, their torsos were found inside metal drums sunk in a murky canal. So began the unraveling of the most diabolical death-for-dollars plot in history. All evidence led investigators to Miami's Sun Gym—a mecca for serious bodybuilders. The gym's owner, two muscle-bound managers, and a steroid-crazed personal trainer were the ringleaders of a gang that targeted wealthy Floridians for kidnapping, extortion, and death. This is the story of how a band of brutal thugs planned to make a fortune from fear and blood—and how the quick actions of the authorities stopped the gang before any more innocents were killed.

Published with Berkley Publishing

Devil's Den

Dave Hall and Tym Burkey with Katherine Ramsland

Into the Devil's Den. When the FBI needed an informant to infiltrate the Aryan Nations, Agent Tym Burkey sought someone he could trust who would also have credibility with the paranoid militants. Circumstances brought him to Dave Hall, a tattooed, 350-pound, six-foot-four former biker, who agreed to take the job. As Hall penetrated the dangerous network of men intent on violence, he looked to Burkey to watch his back, while Burkey prayed that Hall was a man of integrity. How each overcame his doubts and developed faith that they could move forward as a team provides an angle that even Donnie Brasco's daring infiltration cannot match. (Co-agent: John Silbersack of Trident Media Group.)

Published with Ballantine Books

Hard Rain

John Ketwig

. . . And a Hard Rain Fell. The most compelling, honest, immediate, and overwhelming account of the loss of innocence in Vietnam, told from the perspective of an enlisted man, not a combat infantryman. John Ketwig never intended to write a book, but started . . . And a Hard Rain Fell as a letter his wife so she could understand him and where he came from.

Published with Sourcebooks


If You Can't Say Anything Nice . . .

Lita Epstein

If You Can't Say Anything Nice, Say It in Yiddish. A fun gift book for everyone on your list!

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Published with Citadel

Paul Richardson

Running Is Flying. A collection of thought-provoking aphorisms, meditations, and musings on a running life.

Published with Rodale


How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong Civilizing the City Dog Click Your Way to Rally Obedience

Pamela Dennison

How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong, Civilizing the City Dog, and Click Your Way to Rally Obedience. "The lessons you can take from How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong can potentially save a dog's life and leave you feeling mighty proud." —Ranny Green, Seattle Times

Pam is owner of Positive Motivation Dog Training, is a member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), NADOI (National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors), DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America), and is a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant with the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants). She is the training writer for the Mid Atlantic Border Collie Rescue newsletter, “Have You Herd?” and a staff writer for The Chronicle of the Dog, the award-winning newsletter of the APDT.

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Published with Alpine Books

Pills for Pets

Debra Eldredge, DVM

Pills for Pets. Winner of the 2003 Best Pet Health and Care Book by the Cat Writers Association of America, this book is an essential resource for any pet owner's shelf. And Fun with Rally, the ultimate guide to this growing activity.

Published with Kensington and TFH

Head of the Class

Kate Eldredge and Debra Eldredge, DVM

Head of the Class. Finally a dog care book written for kids.

Published with Howell Books

Salty Dogs

Jean Fogle

Salty Dogs. Jean Fogle specializes in dog photography and writing, and her work appears in magazines, books, and calendars. She is a member of DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America).

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Published with Wiley

Dog Training Secrets

Bill Gorton and Robyn Achey

1000 Best Dog Training Secrets. A quick and easy resource to training your dog from puppy to adult.

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Published with Sourcebooks

Conquering Ring Nerves

Diane Peters Mayer

Conquering Ring Nerves: A Step-by-Step Program for All Dog Sports. Join Diane Peters Mayer, a practicing psychotherapist specializing in anxiety disorders, as she shows you how to overcome ring nerves and win!

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Published with Howell Books

Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Linda Schultz, DVM, Ph.D.

Howell Equine Handbook of Tendon and Ligament Injuries. In simple, reader-friendly terms, veterinarian Linda Schultz explains how to identify an injured tendon or ligament in your horse, and discusses a variety of available treatments.

Published with Howell Books

Paws and Smell the World

Dana Thomas, Ed.D.

Paws and Smell the World: Unforgettable Moments with Our Best Friends. Offers dog people real-life inspirations with a wet nose and a warm paw.

Published with Bowtie Books

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