Category: Non-Fiction
Hetty – The Genius and Madness of America’s First Female Tycoon – $1.99 0 comments

When J. P. Morgan called a meeting of New York’s financial leaders after the stock market crash of 1907, Hetty Green was the only woman in the room. The Guinness Book of World Records memorialized her as the World’s Greatest Miser, and, indeed, this unlikely robber baron — who parlayed a comfortable inheritance into a fortune that was worth about 1.6 billion in today’s dollars — was frugal to a fault. But in an age when women weren’t even allowed to vote, never mind concern themselves with interest rates, she lived by her own rules.
In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines her life and legacy, giving us, at long last, a splendidly “nuanced portrait” (Newsweek) of one of the greatest — and most eccentric — financiers in American history. Buy this book for only $1.99 today.
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I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had – My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza – $1.99 0 comments

Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat.
Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated — students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry.
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The Way of the Knife – The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth – $1.99 0 comments

The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large armies can’t go.
The Way of the Knife is the untold story of that shadow war: a campaign that has blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. America has pursued its enemies with killer drones and special operations troops; trained privateers for assassination missions and used them to set up clandestine spying networks; and relied on mercurial dictators, untrustworthy foreign intelligence services, and proxy armies.
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Who I Am – A Memoir by Pete Townshend – $1.99 0 comments

From the voice of a generation: Tthe story of a man who… is a Londoner and a Mod…. wanted The Who to be called The Hair…. loved The Everly Brothers, but not that “drawling dope” Elvis…. wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer…. became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor…. smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident…. heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois…. invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album…. once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar…. inspired Jimi Hendrix’s pyrotechnical stagecraft…. is partially deaf in his left ear…. stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards…. followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died…. did too much cocaine and nearly died…. drank too much and nearly died…. detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died…. helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin…. is banned for life from Holiday Inns…. was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since…. has some explaining to do…. is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years…. planned to write his memoir when he was 21…. published this book at 67.
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Pursuing Justice – The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things – Just 99 cents 0 comments

If God designed us to experience true happiness and abundant life, why do so many Christians feel dissatisfied and purposeless? We try to make our lives better by chasing our own dreams, but that only makes the problem worse. Ken Wytsma, the founder of The Justice Conference, shows God’s unchanging love for all His children. On the way, the author calls us back to a proper understanding of biblical justice, a redeeming glimpse into the true meaning of righteousness and the remarkable connection between our own joy, the joy of others, and the wondrous Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The message is as hopeful as it is fresh: when you discover anew the meaning of the Gospel and give your life away, you will find it…and it will be the best life you can imagine. Buy this book for only 99 cents today.
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Unstuffed – Decluttering Your Home, Mind and Soul – Just 99 cents 0 comments

STUFF. It’s everywhere. Lurking in corners and closets, spilling onto counters and coffee tables, creating havoc everywhere we look. And it’s not just the physical clutter that weighs us down. Oh no, it is the stress of overbooked schedule, and the weight of a life that sometimes feels oppressive and totally out of whack.
New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup feels your pain–she has been there too. Through personal stories, Biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire and empower each of us to finally declutter not just our home, but our mind and soul as well. Unstuffed is real, honest, and gets right down to the question we are all facing–how can we take back our lives from the stuff that is weighing us down?
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Here Is Where – Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History – $1.99 0 comments

Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s eye-opening – and at times hilarious — journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. Sparking the idea for this book was Carroll’s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s son was saved by the brother of Lincoln’s assassin. Carroll wondered, How many other unmarked places are there where intriguing events have unfolded and that we walk past every day, not realizing their significance? To answer that question, Carroll ultimately trekked to every region of the country — by car, train, plane, helicopter, bus, bike, and kayak and on foot.
Here Is Where is thoroughly entertaining, but it’s also a profound reminder that the places we pass by often harbor amazing secrets and that there are countless other astonishing stories still out there, waiting to be found.
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The Stuff of Thought – Language as a Window into Human Nature – $1.99 0 comments

Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books – including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Blank Slate – have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today’s most important popular science writers.
In The Stuff of Thought, Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. Considering scientific questions with examples from everyday life, The Stuff of Thought is selling for $1.99 today.
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Notorious Royal Marriages – A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire – $1.99 0 comments

Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love—and almost everything to do with diplomacy and dynasty. Clashing personalities have joined in unholy matrimony to form such infamous couples as Russia’s Peter II and Catherine the Great, and France’s Henri II and Catherine de Medici—all with the purpose of begetting a male heir. But with tensions high and silverware flying, kings like England’s Henry II have fled to the beds of their nubile mistresses, while queens such as Eleanor of Aquitaine have plotted their revenge…
Full of the juicy gossip and bad behavior that characterized Royal Affairs, this book chronicles the love-hate marriages of the crowned heads of Europe—from the Angevins to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry—and ponders how dynasties ever survived at all.
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Sheet Pan Suppers – 120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight from the Oven – $1.20 0 comments

It’s the one-pot meal reinvented, and what is sure to become every busy cook’s new favorite way of getting dinner on the table. It’s Sheet Pan Suppers—a breakthrough full-color cookbook with more than 120 recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert’s inspired approach.
Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and mouthwatering recipes. In other words, a revelation that will change the way we cook.
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