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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Ot...
by Craig Grossi

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<p>The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity."</p><p>In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON鈥攖he most elite fighters in the Corps鈥攊n a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn鈥檛 seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they鈥檇 encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered鈥攁gainst military regulations鈥攖he dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.</p><p>Fred not only stole Craig鈥檚 heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag鈥攔isking jail and Fred鈥檚 life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig鈥檚 family in Virginia. </p><p>Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred鈥檚 turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between. </p><p>A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart鈥?quot;it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it"鈥?lt;em>Craig聽& Fred</em> is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.</p>
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kond艒

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>The #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /> Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br /> Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you鈥檒l never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo鈥檚 clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).聽<br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house 鈥渟park joy鈥?(and which don鈥檛), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo鈥檚 newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home鈥攁nd the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry E...
by Francesca Cartier Brickel...

Language

English

Pages

617

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b><b>鈥淎 dynamic group biography studded with design history and high-society dash. . . .聽[This] elegantly wrought narrative bears the Cartier hallmark.鈥濃€?lt;i>The Economist</i></b><br /><br />The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather鈥檚 humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon鈥攁s told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives<br /><i><br /></i><b>鈥淢s. Cartier Brickell has done her grandfather proud.鈥濃€?lt;i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><i><br /></i></b><br /> <i>The Cartiers</i> is聽the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty鈥攆our generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s.聽At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was 鈥淣ever copy, only create鈥?and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men鈥檚 wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world鈥檚 best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry.<br /><br /> Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family鈥檚 history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. <br /><br /><i>The Cartiers</i> also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm鈥檚 most iconic jewelry鈥攖he notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces鈥攁nd the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. <br /><br />Published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty鈥檚 founder, Louis-Fran莽ois Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royal...
by Denise Kiernan

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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From the author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Girls of Atomic City</i> comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore鈥攖he largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.<BR><BR>Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York鈥檚 best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House.<BR> <BR>Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore鈥攁nd secure the future of the region and her husband鈥檚 legacy.<BR> <BR>The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. <i>The Last Castle </i>is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.
Adventures of the Horse Doctor's Husband
by Justin B. Long

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<h2>When he wedded a veterinarian, chasing horses down the Interstate wasn鈥檛 in the vows鈥?lt;/h2><p>Bestselling author and painter Justin B. Long never dreamed he鈥檇 become a horse person. But marrying a passionate vet plunged the self-confessed numbers nerd into the wild world of equine emergency care. And just when he thought he had a handle on his new life, his close-knit community gained Internet fame with a daring freeway horse rescue.</p><p>This outrageous collection of uproarious exploits will tug at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone. Through Long鈥檚 vivid accounts, you鈥檒l meet a whole host of new friends, including a blind horse stuck in a sinkhole, mayhem-causing rescue kittens, and Highway, the famous I-75 Miracle Horse who cheated death four times!</p><p><i>Adventures of the Horse Doctor鈥檚 Husband</i> is an engrossing memoir-style compilation of four-legged antics. If you love animals, you鈥檒l adore this hilarious, delightful, and sometimes heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at life in a rural vet clinic.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>Adventures of the Horse Doctor鈥檚 Husband</i> to gallop into bales of chaos today!</u></h2>
Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You'll ...
by Tracy McCubbin

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p>"This isn't another Kondo-clone, because she dives into the heart of why decluttering is so difficult."鈥?lt;em> Booklist</em>, STARRED Review</p><p><strong>Discover the freedom of a beautiful home, personal purpose, and joyful inner confidence </strong></p><p>Decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin offers revolutionary help to anyone who has repeatedly tried to break their clutter's mysterious hold. Her powerful answer lies in the 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks, unconscious obstacles that stood between thousands of her clients and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks. </p><p>Once a Clutter Block is revealed鈥攁nd healed鈥攖rue transformation of home and life is possible. Her empowering techniques and strategies help you:</p><ul><li>Recognize and overcome your Clutter Block(s) to liberate your home.聽 </li><li>Lighten and purge without the rigidity of the other methods.</li><li>Use your home to attain life goals like health, wealth and love.聽 </li></ul><p>It's time to break through your Clutter Blocks and discover the lasting happiness waiting for you on the other side!</p><p> <strong>Additional Praise for <em>Making Space, Clutter Free</em>:</strong><br />"What sets Tracy McCubbin apart is her kind and empathetic approach to organizing鈥攕he truly understands the psychology behind peoples' attachment to things."鈥擯atricia Heaton</p><p>"In <em>Making Space, Clutter Free Tracy</em> offers a realistic approach to managing your belongings. Instead of prescribing perfection, she understands our individual differences require individual strategies鈥攁nd that it doesn't always need to be rational."鈥擟ait Flanders, bestselling author of <em>The Year of Less</em></p>
A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life a...
by , Shoshana Berger

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<b>鈥淎 gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share鈥?(<i>The Washington Post</i>): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. </b><br /><br />鈥淭here is nothing wrong with you for dying,鈥?hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in <i>A Beginner鈥檚 Guide to the End</i>. 鈥淥ur ultimate purpose here isn鈥檛 so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.鈥?lt;br /> <br />Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you鈥檙e sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you鈥檇 hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don鈥檛 worry: if anyone gets snippy, it鈥檒l likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one鈥檚 social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy.<br /> <br />An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, <i>A Beginner鈥檚 Guide to the End</i> is 鈥渁 book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life鈥?(<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

Language

English

Pages

145

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.</b><br /><br />In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called <i>d枚st盲dning</i>, <i>d枚</i> meaning 鈥渄eath鈥?and <i>st盲dning</i> meaning 鈥渃leaning.鈥?This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In <i>The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning</i>, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.<br /> <br />Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you鈥檇 ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children鈥檚 art projects). Digging into her late husband鈥檚 tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Cookbook 2020: The Complete Weight Wa...
by Lynda Brown

Language

English

Pages

92

Publication Date

December 23, 2019

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<h2><strong>聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Cookbook 2020</strong><br /></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p><strong>There is nothing more frustrating than continuously gaining weight. You must have faced it once in life when you planned to go to a party with friends and find out your most beautiful dress is now tight! We know the pain you face after having your first child. The tension and worry that covers your mind when you think of going for an outing.<br />But not anymore! Our Weight Watchers are here to help you get rid of all those stubborn fats and this time we are here with slow cooker dishes for you!</strong><br /><br />Weight Watchers is not a speedy settle weight reduction or trend diets. Or maybe, it's a settled program that can accomplish enduring outcomes. It's about changing old propensities and getting backing and support from individuals who watch over you.<br />This book not just gives you a prolog to Weight Watchers, additionally goes top to bottom to make you comprehend the new Weight Watchers focuses framework, SMART POINTS and how it's not the same as Point Plus.<br /><br />You will receive some easy and simple recipes here which you can cook for your family and yourself while not worrying about anything else as they are slow cookers! The recipes are for both vegans and non-vegetarians who like to relax and cook for a pleasurable meal.<br /><br />I am entirely sure that once you get used to another way of life of Weight Watchers, the advantages of the Weight Watchers will be very obvious to you and, trust me, you will be very glad and happy with your choice to change your way of life.<br /><br /><strong>Download your copy today!</strong><br /></p>
Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raisi...
by , Dina Roth Port

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

June 07, 2016

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<b>A revolutionary聽way to raise and train your dog.<br /></b><br />Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog鈥檚 unique traits and energy level鈥攍eading to quicker results and a much happier pet.<br /><br />For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes:<br /><br />鈥?Choosing the right pup for you<br />鈥?Housetraining and basic training<br />鈥⒙燞andling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral聽issues<br />鈥⒙燞ealth care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food<br />鈥⒙燙ool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog<br />鈥⒙燭opics with corresponding videos on Zak鈥檚 YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action<br />聽<br />Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and鈥攎ost of all鈥攆un!

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