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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges Amazon.com Review An Amazon Best Book of December 2015: Madonna isn’t the only person famous for telling people to strike a
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Amazon.com Review An Amazon Best Book of December 2015: Madonna isn’t the only person famous for telling people to strike a (power) pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy advocates for the same in a book that expounds on the ideas set forth in her popular 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Shapes Who You Are.” It may sound silly, but assuming the assured body language of Wonder Woman, or that “Man Spreader” on the bus, can literally change your body chemistry and make you feel more confident in anxiety-inducing situations. I must admit I was a bit dubious when I first heard about this, but Cuddy’s Presence offers up sound science to back up her claims, and, well I tried it. Even sans the Lasso of Truth, I was less nervous about a public speaking engagement after taking Cuddy’s advice, and was therefore more successful at that endeavor. Translate this to a first date, a job interview, even those prickly conversations you hesitate to have with loved ones…and you’re conjuring self-confidence at the times you need it most. This is something that hits home for Cuddy, who overcame a traumatic brain injury to become a respected professor and researcher at the Harvard Business School, a feat she once thought inconceivable. Learning about the tenuous time in her life when she was paralyzed with doubts about her intellectual capacity, about how successful she could be in life, lends Presence a certain emotional center you don’t find in many books of its type. –Erin Kodicek Read more Review New York Times bestsellerWashington Post bestsellerWall Street Journal bestsellerUSA Today bestsellerPublishers Weekly bestsellerAmazon "Best Books of December" pick and December spotlightAmazon Canada "Best Books of December"AARP Editor's Pick and a "Top Ten Books of 2015"Forbes "15 Best Business Books of 2015" Business Insider "20 Best Business Books of 2015"Business Insider "20 of the Best Books by the Most Influential Thinkers in Business"Washington Post "12 Leadership Books to Watch for in 2015" Inc. #1 pick for "12 New Business Books for the Perfect Gift"People "Book of the Week"BusinessMirror "10 Books to Look for in Early 2016"Bustle "10 Books That'll Inspire You to Make the World a Better Place in 2016"Irish Independent "The 6 Best Motivational Reads for 2016"Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Leadership Award (UK)World Economic Forum #1 pick for "Books on Leadership to Read This Holiday""Cuddy brings an abundance of humility and charm to the page. Her presence itself--her openhearted desire to help the insecure and the uneasy in this age of anxiety--shines through. PRESENCE feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful."―Heather Havrilesky, front page, New York Times Book Review"Amy Cuddy's must-read new book...is a triple threat: enjoyable, fascinating, and a brightly packaged New Year's resolution....There's a lot more to the body-mind connection, and that's what PRESENCE lays out so well.―Lane Florsheim, Marie Claire"A must-read for anyone looking to achieve their personal best."―Kim Hubbard, People (Book of the Week)"Amy Cuddy fuses the rigor of a researcher befitting one of the world's finest universities with the raw empathic insight that springs from uncommonly trying personal experience."―Maria Popova, Brainpickings"A treatise on presence."―Forbes"Filled with stories about achieving greater mindfulness, successfully coping with stress, and being present to our immediate moments, PRESENCE will help you direct all your competing energies more effectively. The first step in any great journey of change is into the self, after all."―Bustle"Want to enjoy a more confident 2016? Consider power posing. This transformative self-help tome explains how assuming the Wonder Woman stance before a big interview sends an empowering message to your mind."―Deirdre Donahue, AARP"...Cuddy is endearingly normal. And her new book, PRESENCE, is as entertaining as it is scientific."―Associated Press/The National (UAE)"Amy Cuddy is making the world a braver place with her book, PRESENCE. Courage is contagious and presence begets presence. Weaving together science, practical examples, and storytelling, Cuddy shows us how bringing our boldest, most authentic selves to challenging situations inspires others to do the same. This book is a game-changer!"―Brene Brown, author of Daring Greatly and Rising Strong "PRESENCE is exactly the kind of behavioral science book the world needs."―Robert Cialdini, New York Times bestselling author of Influence "Amy Cuddy is the high priestess of self-confidence for the self-doubting. In PRESENCE, she uses her warmth, empathy, and laser-sharp intelligence to decode the mysteries of presence under social pressure. A must-read for--well, for everyone."―Susan Cain, co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of Quiet"A captivating, charming read on harnessing confidence and poise. Demystifying a century of science, Amy Cuddy shows how we can achieve greater success and sincerity by changing the way we carry ourselves."―Adam Grant, author of Originals and Give and Take"Millions of people have already been empowered by Amy Cuddy's groundbreaking TED talk on 'power posing' -- but that was just the tip of the iceberg! In PRESENCE, Cuddy reveals a much bigger and deeper science: a whole new way of understanding the body-mind connection, and how our physical habits affect our thoughts, feelings and choices. Reading this book will forever change how you carry yourself, and in doing so, it will make you braver, bolder, and better able to show up for all of your life's greatest opportunities."―Jane McGonigal, author of Reality Is Broken and SuperBetter "In one exquisitely written book, Amy Cuddy illuminates for us the latest research of how the body and mind, in surprising yet elegant ways, affect who we are and how we are perceived. This generously cited book goes far beyond Amy Cuddy's TED talk. Delving deeply and widely into the research that confirms that we can transform ourselves, that we can change how we are perceived, that we can master the art and science of influence. But first we have to understand how the body affects the mind and the mind working with the body changes us, changes perceptions, and changes the world around us. And no one does this better than Amy Cuddy."―Joe Navarro, author of What Every BODY Is Saying "There is one thing that separates those who do from those who don't: power. Amy Cuddy helps us understand what it means to build our personal power, keep it strong when it falters and help us steer clear of arrogance. This book is a must read for every doer out there."―Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last and Start with Why "What could be more important in life than being yourself? In this wonderfully engaging, intelligent, and practical book, Amy Cuddy unpacks the cutting-edge psychology of presence when we most need it. I recommend it highly!"―William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes and author of Getting to Yes with Yourself "With advice that is both practical and profound, Amy Cuddy shows how to summon your true and best self when doing so matters most. Emotions are contagious. If you personify poise and optimism yourself, you enhance the odds that they will respond in kind."―Michael Wheeler, Harvard Business School, author of The Art of Negotiation "It's no mystery why Amy Cuddy is one of the most beloved TED speakers of all time. Her candid and incisive voice is a gift for anyone seeking to understand what makes people tick, and her research-based, inside-out approach to putting your best self forward in high-stakes situations makes this a must-read."―John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut, coauthors of Compelling People"You probably didn't know how much you were reading from your own body language. Amy Cuddy's beautiful new book explains how our minds and bodies connect and influence one another, affecting how we feel about ourselves and our place in the world."―Heidi Grant Halvorson, Columbia Business School, author of No One Understands You and What to Do About It and Focus "I'm loving the latest from Amy Cuddy."―Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Dutch Touch About the Author Soumyajit Roy, is a chemist, with a keen interest in arts, science and philosophy. He was born in Kolkata, India
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About the Author Soumyajit Roy, is a chemist, with a keen interest in arts, science and philosophy. He was born in Kolkata, India and lived in the Netherlands for few years, where he met Marjan Versluijs-Helder working at the University of Utrecht's Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis department. Combining Marjan's passion for photography, Soumyajit authored this book. Later Pinaki (De) got in, designing and editing the whole project to completion. Pinaki De is a Senior Lecturer of English, and a Graphic Designer with a passion for modern art and film studies. Read more

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The Wisdom of Crowds From Publishers Weekly While our culture generally trusts experts and distrusts the wisdom of the masses, New Yorker business
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From Publishers Weekly While our culture generally trusts experts and distrusts the wisdom of the masses, New Yorker business columnist Surowiecki argues that "under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them." To support this almost counterintuitive proposition, Surowiecki explores problems involving cognition (we're all trying to identify a correct answer), coordination (we need to synchronize our individual activities with others) and cooperation (we have to act together despite our self-interest). His rubric, then, covers a range of problems, including driving in traffic, competing on TV game shows, maximizing stock market performance, voting for political candidates, navigating busy sidewalks, tracking SARS and designing Internet search engines like Google. If four basic conditions are met, a crowd's "collective intelligence" will produce better outcomes than a small group of experts, Surowiecki says, even if members of the crowd don't know all the facts or choose, individually, to act irrationally. "Wise crowds" need (1) diversity of opinion; (2) independence of members from one another; (3) decentralization; and (4) a good method for aggregating opinions. The diversity brings in different information; independence keeps people from being swayed by a single opinion leader; people's errors balance each other out; and including all opinions guarantees that the results are "smarter" than if a single expert had been in charge. Surowiecki's style is pleasantly informal, a tactical disguise for what might otherwise be rather dense material. He offers a great introduction to applied behavioral economics and game theory. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From Bookmarks Magazine Surowiecki first developed his ideas for Wisdom of Crowds in his “Financial Page” column of The New Yorker. Many critics found his premise to be an interesting twist on the long held notion that Americans generally question the masses and eschew groupthink. “A socialist might draw some optimistic conclusions from all of this,” wrote The New York Times. “But Surowiecki’s framework is decidedly capitalist.” Some reviewers felt that the academic language and business speak decreased the impact of the argument. Still, it’s a thought-provoking, timely book: the TV studio audience of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire guesses correctly 91 percent of the time, compared to “experts” who guess only 65 percent correctly. Keep up the good work, comrades. Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Barkskins: A Novel Amazon.com Review An Amazon Best Book of June 2016: Annie Proulx’s Barkskins is an epic, multigenerational novel of dynasty
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Amazon.com Review An Amazon Best Book of June 2016: Annie Proulx’s Barkskins is an epic, multigenerational novel of dynasty building and, ultimately, ecological and cultural destruction. The novel is as masterful as anything she has written. Beginning in the 1600s, the book tracks the lineage of two French immigrants, Charles Duquet and Rene Sel, who arrive in the Canadian region of New France looking for a better life. Sel marries a Mi’kmaq woman and they have children. Duquet founds the beginnings of a vast timber empire. The book follows generations of Sels and Dukes (nee Duquets), eventually concluding in 2013. The vast forests of North America are the key to both families’ futures, and the forest itself becomes a character in the novel, bringing wealth, taking lives, and slowly dwindling. While the book’s length and character count require much from the reader, it remains taut and compelling throughout. This is not a book for the 140 character-based reader. It’s a book lover’s book. --Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review Read more Review “Annie Proulx’s Barkskins is remarkable not just for its length, but for its scope and ambition. It’s a monumental achievement, one that will perhaps be remembered as her finest work. . . It’s exhilarating to read Proulx, a master storyteller; she is as adept at placing us in the dripping, cold Mi’kma’ki forests as in the stuffy Duke & Sons parlors. Despite the length, nothing seems extraneous, and not once does the reader sense the story slipping from Proulx’s grasp, resulting in the kind of immersive reading experience that only comes along every few years.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)“Part ecological fable à la Ursula K. Le Guin, part foundational saga along the lines of Brian Moore's Black Robe and, yes, James Michener's Centennial, Proulx's story builds in depth and complication without becoming unduly tangled and is always told with the most beautiful language. Another tremendous book from Proulx, sure to find and enthrall many readers.” (Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review))“Proulx’s signature passion and concern for nature as well as her unnerving forensic fascination with all the harm that can befall the human body charge this rigorously researched, intrepidly imagined, complexly plotted, and vigorously written multigenerational epic. [With an] extensive and compelling cast, Proulx’s commanding epic about the annihilation of our forests is nothing less than a sylvan Moby-Dick replete with ardently exacting details about tree cutting from Canada and Maine to Michigan, California, and New Zealand, with dramatic cross-cultural relationships and with the peculiar madness catalyzed by nature’s glory. Here, too, are episodes of profound suffering and loss, ambition and conviction, courage and love. With a forthcoming National Geographic Channel series expanding its reach, Proulx’s commanding, perspective-altering epic will be momentous.” (Booklist, Starred Review)“[It’s] a tale too beautiful to miss, excellent for long afternoons spent swaying in a hammock.” (Good Housekeeping)“Magnificent... Barkskins flies... One of the chief pleasures of Proulx’s prose is that it conveys you to so many vanished wildwoods, where you get to stand ‘tiny and amazed in the kingdom of pines.’ This is also the great sadness of Barkskins. The propulsive tension here is generated not by wondering what will happen to each character, but by knowing that the forests will be leveled one after another... If Barkskins doesn’t bear exquisite witness to our species’s insatiable appetite for consumption, nothing can.” (Anthony Doerr, Outside Magazine)"A masterpiece." (Buzzfeed)“Annie Proulx – the magnificent American writer who brought us ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘The Shipping News’ – scores once again with the captivating ‘Barkskins.’ . . . Her prose is often glorious, her several protagonists unforgettable. Proulx taps a vein here, helping to make ‘Barkskins” one of the most exciting books I have read in years. Proulx has pulled out all the stops." (Karen Brady, Buffalo News)“Barkskins is an awesome monument of a book, a spectacular survey of America’s forests dramatized by a cast of well-hewn characters.Such is the magnetism of Proulx’s narrative that there’s no resisting her thundering cascade of stories. A vast woods you’ll want to get lost in. . . Barkskins is a towering new work of environmental fiction.” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post)“Annie Proulx weaves [a] wealth of research, [and] brilliant imagination in [her] new novel Barkskins. Annie Proulx is a fearless writer. Like Melville's whaling and McMurtry's ranching, [Barkskins] provides a cast of colorful characters — and a means of examining their relationships to the natural world and the continent's indigenous people. [With] delicious prose . . . Barkskins has a large cast, but that's a showcase for Proulx's gift for creating lively, complex characters. Proulx's style is inimitably her own, but it echoes here with those of great influences: Dickens, Melville, Twain, Faulkner and more.” (Tampa Bay Times)“Annie Proulx returns with a great long read for the summer . . . Worth the wait, [Barkskins is] a stunning, bracing, full-tilt ride through 300 years of U.S. and Canadian history, told through two families whose fortunes are shaped, for better and worse, by the Europeans' discovery of North America's vast forests. With Barkskins, Annie Proulx blows out the horizons. The novel has a satisfying global sweep, with the type of full-immersion plot that keeps you curled in your chair, reluctant to stop reading. Barkskins is a tour de force.” (Elle)“Fans of Annie Proulx have waited 14 years for a new novel from her. This summer, she has rewarded them. Her eye for detail offers readers glimpses into a world that is almost unimaginable. Proulx's novel will leave readers with new perspectives on a familiar history. It will also, perhaps, make some readers pause, this summer, during a summer stroll perhaps, and consider the manmade environment — the roads, the sidewalks, the homes, the cellphone towers, the flowerbeds — amid the tall, long-lived trees.” (Chicago Tribune)“Stunning, monumental... a moving opus of evolving Western environmental values in novel form.” (Jim Carmin, Minneapolis Star Tribune)“Monumental. [With] prose of directness, clarity, rhythmic power and oaken solidity. . . Barkskins is a potently imagined chronicle of mankind’s dealings with the North American forests." (Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal)“Barkskins is masterful, full of an urgent, tense lyricism, its plotting beautifully unexpected, its biographical narratives flowing into one another like the seasons. Ambitious. . . A marvel. . .[Barkskins] is a long novel worth your time.” (Charles Finch, USA Today)“Towering. . . With gorgeous imagery, clean prose and remarkable sensitivity, [Barkskins is] as powerful and important as any literary work produced on this continent in the three centuries spanned by the story. “Barkskins” is “The Giving Tree” for grown-ups.” (Sandra Levis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)“Dazzling. . . Proulx’s characters are vivid, insistent, captivating. . . nary a page goes by without a few exquisitely observed historical details. The temptation to consider Barkskins under the rubric of a Great American Novel is difficult to resist, given its scope. But Proulx’s ambitions seem to be keyed differently. Melville’s Moby-Dick, Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, Morrison’s Beloved—all of these books might be doomed in their respective attempts to somehow encompass the United States in its full complexity, but they at least focus on that burgeoning and manifold nation. Proulx, in contrast, establishes in Barkskins a narrative so grand in spatial and temporal scope, so broad in theme, that it cannot conceivably be strictly American. Her pitch-perfect sentences, instead, encompass the entire Western world, and its ever-growing concern with ecological and environmental change.” (Jeffrey Zuckerman, The New Republic)“Extraordinary. . . Barkskins is the masterpiece Proulx was meant to write.” (John Freeman, Boston Globe)“Enthralling. . . Proulx’s human characters are vividly conceived. Barkskins brims with a granular sense of human experience over a period of 300 years. And like many novels by excellent writers, Barkskins encourages understanding, if not empathy, for characters whose outlooks we might usually dismiss. One of the great achievements of this novel is to create a tragic personality for the environment. Proulx’s beautiful prose renders and exultant view of the life of forest worlds lost to us.”  (Bookpage)“Like the best realists, Proulx can make us see the world and its inhabitants with greater clarity. Juggling so many different plotlines and characters becomes easier when you have, as Proulx does, a Dickensian gift for quick portraiture... Proulx reminds us that the world we live in was made possible by the destruction of the world that preceded it. The novel concludes with Saptisia Sel, the head of the Breitsprecher Tree Project, asking, ‘Can’t we try again? Can’t we fix what we broke?’ It’s an urgent question, perhaps the urgent question, one that we should all be asking ourselves now.” (Anthony Domestico, Boston Globe)“‘Barkskins’ is Annie Proulx’s greatest novel yet. [Her] talent for bringing individuals alive with a single perfectly-turned line has never been sharper than in these pages. … It's a completely masterful performance, the greatest thing this great novelist has ever written.” (Christian Science Monitor)“Annie Proulx’s new work is a tribute to the world’s boreal forests, an intricately detailed narrative of geography, history and humanity that is both exhilarating and mesmerizing... [T]his is not a novel to peck at or flick through, but one to read slowly and to savour as a long and fulfilling feast.” (The Economist)“Few authors are as uniquely qualified as Annie Proulx (The Shipping News) to sustain a novel as long as Barkskins. Pages melt away as readers zoom through the decades. Proulx’s story is bigger than any one man, one death, or even one culture: It’s about the effect civilization and society have had on the land. In her magical way, Proulx leaves the reader with an impression of not only a collection of people, but our people and the country that shaped us as we shaped it. This is Proulx at the height of her powers as an irreplaceable American voice.” (Entertainment Weekly (Grade A))“Annie Proulx’s 10th book is ambitious and essential. Barkskins is grand entertainment in the tradition of Dickens and Tolstoy. Barkskins is awesome and urgent. And if we’re lucky enough to survive the Anthropocene we’ve seemingly wrought, then Barkskins will surely survive as the crowning achievement of Proulx’s distinguished career, but also as perhaps the greatest environmental novel ever written.” (Peter Geye, San Francisco Chronicle)"Barkskins leaves no board unturned as it covers the industry that brought us plywood, cheap paper and prefab housing. [With] Proulx’s stunning stylistic gifts . . . She is a writer’s writer, and one whose deep interest in history provides the long view of how our environmental recklessness has brought us to a point of reckoning." (Helen Embry Heltzel, Seattle Times)“Proulx sketches each person with vigorous, unforgettable strokes . . . read it, absorb its urgent message.” (Annalisa Quinn, NPR)“An epic capstone to 80-year-old Proulx’s impressive career, Barkskins surpasses even the extraordinary The Shipping News as her finest novel." (Cliff Froehlich, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)“Annie Proulx’s stunning new Barkskins is a bracing, full-tilt ride through 300 years of U.S. and Canadian history. With Barkskins, she blows out the horizons. The novel has a satisfying global sweep, with the type of full-immersion plot that keeps you curled in your chair, reluctant to stop reading. Barkskins is a tour de force [and] was worth the wait.” (Elle)“Epic . . . Violent, monumental and often breathtaking, Barkskins is a colossal achievement.” (Columbus Dispatch)"A masterpiece, Barkskins encompasses a breadth of themes and history rarely approached by any writer, girded by peerless research and Proulx's X-ray vision into the human heart. But the triumph of the novel lies in sentences that burst from the page, ideas that move and breathe with mission.” (Hamilton Cain, O The Oprah Magazine)“The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Brokeback Mountain and The Shipping News delivers an epic novel that begins with two impoverished Frenchmen, full of hope, who migrate to Canada in the 18th century and become indentured woodcutters, or 'barkskins.' The following 300-year history of two families spans cultures and continents, and probes North Americans’ predatory history with our now-vanishing natural world.” (Ms. Magazine) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States From Publishers Weekly Mihm vividly and entertainingly describes the muddled and often fraudulent economy of pre-greenback
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From Publishers Weekly Mihm vividly and entertainingly describes the muddled and often fraudulent economy of pre-greenback America: those freewheeling, pre–Civil War days when the federal government not only did not print paper money but likewise did not bother to regulate those regional banks that did. With more than 10,000 shades and varieties of cheaply printed currency on the market by the 1850s, counterfeiters had a field day. Mihm, an assistant professor of history at the University of Georgia, details the flimflam men and their ruses, and paints a stark picture of a world where counterfeit currency was at times issued in such volume that it threatened to spark significant inflation. Mihm's villains include the notorious privateer, minister and alchemist Stephen Burroughs, along with numerous bankers, engravers and charlatans. Mihm's title was a phrase used in 1818 by Hezekiah Niles, proprietor of what was the country's leading financial journal, the Weekly Register. Niles wrote, Counterfeiters and false bank notes are so common, that forgery seems to have lost its criminality in the minds of many. As Mihm ably shows, the chaos did not end until Lincoln's presidency, and even then it receded only grudgingly. 37 b&w illus. (Sept.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review Mihm brings to teeming life a world most Americans never knew existed, a world in which every single purchase was inflected with an additional layer of anxiety about the very currency in which the purchase was to be transacted. Written with exceptional intelligence and bracing wit, A Nation of Counterfeiters is fresh, fascinating and altogether original. --Michael Zuckerman, University of PennsylvaniaA meticulous and imaginative reconstruction of an entire counterfeit economy that intersected and overlapped with the 'legitimate' economy. A Nation of Counterfeiters is marvelous and unusual history. There really is nothing like it in the literature. --Bruce H. Mann, Harvard Law SchoolStephen Mihm's elegant study demonstrates that 'making money' once had a more literal meaning, when thousands of banks printed their own currency notes and numerous counterfeiters profitably imitated them. Mihm offers an absorbing and enlightening history of the complex relations between money, national stability, and the forging of American character. --Richard Sylla, New York UniversityWith imaginative research and crystalline prose, Stephen Mihm casts unprecedented light on the confidence games at the heart of early American capitalism. He also introduces us to an irresistible cast of characters, whose brazen exploits provide a new frame for understanding nineteenth century economic debate. A Nation of Counterfeiters is a brilliant synthesis of business and cultural history. This is a book to take seriously. --Jackson Lears, author of Something for Nothing: Luck in AmericaMihm vividly and entertainingly describes the muddled and often fraudulent economy of pre-greenback America: those freewheeling, pre–Civil War days when the federal government not only did not print paper money but likewise did not bother to regulate those regional banks that did. (Publishers Weekly 2007-06-11)Marvelously entertaining...There are enough shifty characters and bizarre incidents in here to outfit a hundred novels. --Roger K. Miller (Denver Post 2007-09-21)Mihm's colorful...account of our early economic history follows a bedraggled cast of con artists, engravers, and gangsters who fueled the Republic's nascent capitalist endeavors with illicit currency. From the Vermont woodlands to the jostling thoroughfares of Manhattan, this cat-and-mouse tale of subterfuge and deceit culminates in the birth of the Federal Reserve and a true national currency. It's a story that in many ways mirrors the country's ascendance from a rangy colonial outpost to an unrivaled economic power. --Gabriel Sherman (Conde Nast Portfolio 2007-10-01)[A] revelatory, entertaining book. (New Yorker 2007-11-12)This is a fun book...Mihm's creative account of the early American economy shines, spotlighting the on-the-edge inventiveness, and over-the-edge cons, that have made the United States so rich in risk, reward and redemption. --Stephen Kotkin (New York Times 2008-01-06)A brilliant description of a time in American history that seems at once distant and familiar. Mihm's book is a lucid history of counterfeiting in antebellum America, that dark art's golden age, so to speak. --Steve Fraser (The Nation 2008-01-28)Between the Revolutionary era, when the Continental was America's currency, and the Civil War, which brought us the greenback, the U.S. had no national paper currency. Chartered banks and their privately issued notes proliferated. The babel of competing bills created fertile ground for counterfeits, which sprang up like mushrooms. By the 1850s, thousands of different breeds of paper passed as American money. In A Nation of Counterfeiters, Stephen Mihm's relentless sleuthing and lively prose reanimate a world in which every dollar had to be carefully read. This rogues gallery of forgers, coinshavers and engravers-gone-bad holds up a funhouse mirror to the entrepreneurial face of American money-making. --Jane Kamensky (Wall Street Journal 2009-03-03) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Mens Unique Analog Quartz Leather Band Dress Wrist Watch Waterproof Classic Business Casual Fashion Design Scratch Resistant Face Calendar Date Window Phase 98FT 30M 3ATM Water Resistant - Black Highlights: • Original Japanese CITIZEN Quartz Movement: provide precise and accurate time keeping • Easy to Read White Time
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Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks, 7-Pack (31472) Size:7-Pack Pouch  |  Color:Assorted Colors Product Description Introducing FriXion Ball Clicker- the world’s first
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Size:7-Pack Pouch  |  Color:Assorted Colors Product Description Introducing FriXion Ball Clicker- the world’s first retractable, erasable gel ink pen. The FriXion line of pens write smoothly and erase cleanly so you can erase every ‘oops’ (the written ones, at least). FriXion offers you unlimited do-overs so you can write, erase, and re-write until you get it right, without any wear or tear to the paper or messy eraser crumbs. The heat generated by erasing friction causes our unique thermo-sensitive gel ink to become clear so the words disappear completely from the page. Mistakes are a thing of the past with FriXion. Now nobody needs to know it wasn't perfect the first time! From the Manufacturer FriXion Gel Pen - 0.7 mm Pen Point Size - Assorted Ink - 7 / Pack

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Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling Review "Readers will be delighted to learn that a man who willingly calls himself Meathead can still be trusted with a
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Review "Readers will be delighted to learn that a man who willingly calls himself Meathead can still be trusted with a collection that has science in the subtitle. Goldwyn, whose day job is running the website amazingribs.com, explores the complexity of heat, meat, and smoke in the first half of his book, with a sense of humor sharper than his nickname suggests and a stack of scientific research provided by physicist Greg Blonder. Then he offers more than 100 recipes to take to the grill...[an] excellent guidebook." --Publishers Weeklky“This is the book barbecue nerds have been waiting for. Myth and lore abounds in the world of cooking, and nowhere more so than in the primal arena that exists when humans put open fire and meat together in the great outdoors (or suburban backyard, as the case may be). That’s good news for anyone who, like me, longs to understand the science of grilling and barbecue; the thermodynamics of heat transfer under that kettle dome, the chemistry of the smoke ring, and what makes a char-grilled steak so g*&@%# delicious.             Meathead's gift lies not just in factual accuracy, but also in being able to distill complex subjects to their most essential, applicable core in a manner that is a genuine pleasure to read. You'll laugh out loud at his metaphors. A good technical writer will leave you feeling like you know more than when you started. A great one can leave you feeling like more than a passive bystander. It'll make you feel like an active participant, like you've been on a voyage of discovery for yourself. Flipping over each page to discover what lies on the next will remind you of the very first time you peeked under the cover of your grill and breathed in the alchemy that occurs between smoke and meat. You'll see conventions challenged, techniques elucidated, and myths busted, and you'll have a wildly fun time in the process. With hundreds of pages on techniques, theory, equipment, and background science before you even get to the recipes, this is a book that is squarely aimed at cooks who don’t just want a single good rack of ribs coming off their grill, but who want to understand what makes them good and how to repeat it time after time. Soak in enough of the background technique and you won't even need a recipe. You have all the tools you need to develop your own. I love to grill but I'm not barbecue guru. After reading Meathead, I'm gonna be pretty darned good at faking it though.” — J. Kenji López-Alt, Author of The Food Lab    “An amazing compendium of barbecue knowledge.” — Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin, and Author of Franklin Barbecue    “Barbecue nerds will delight in Meathead’s detail-oriented research. Busting myths and blinding us with science, Meathead is a must for the collection of any serious barbecue cook.” — Mike Mills and Amy Mills, 17th Street Barbecue and authors of Peace, Love, & Barbecue   “Barbecuing is a subject that arouses strong opinions, and you won’t find many that are stronger than Meathead Goldwyn’s. The difference is that he has the evidence to back them up. Anyone from a backyard burger king to a competition smoker is likely to learn something from this book.” — Russ Parsons, Author of How to Read a French Fry   “An indispensable barbecue book. It is at once comprehensive and engaging and will become a cornerstone reference book in my barbecue collection.” — Jim Shahin, Washington Post barbecue columnist   “As a former scientist, I am thrilled to see a cookbook that is more than just a collection of recipes. Meathead has clearly and simply explained the science of live-fire cooking from understanding the role of fire and smoke to how marinades and brines work to flavor and enhance meat and lots more. Many old myths are debunked as well, using science, not heresy. I predict this book will be lovingly battered and greasy from years of serious use.” — Bruce Aidells, Author of The Great Meat Cookbook   “I'm embarrassed to admit how many cooking myths I thought were true. Meathead and his team of scientists and food fanatics, backed by science, sever barbecue fact from fiction to make us better cooks. Learn what’s happening at every stage of cooking, from marinating to the last flame lick on the grill.” — Jaden Hair, Publisher of SteamyKitchen.com and author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites   “Recipes can get you cooking; proper techniques can get you cooking well. But only understanding the underlying science can make you a smarter cook. And that’s what makes this book required reading.” — Barry Sorkin, Owner and Pitmaster, Smoque BBQ, Chicago   “A wonderful book filled with years and years of trial and error with many meats and techniques. A compilation and study of everything that affects your meat’s taste and texture.” — Charlie McKenna, Chef Owner of Lillie’s Q, LQ Chicken Shack, and Dixie in Chicago   “A game-changer reminiscent of the scientific wisdom of Harold McGee and the masterful techniques of Jacques Pépin.” — Paul Virant, Executive Chef of Perennial Virant in Chicago and author of The Preservation Kitchen   “The ultimate compilation of the science of barbecue. One would be hard pressed to have a single question or curiosity that is not answered within the pages of this book.” — Linda Orrison, President, National Barbecue Association, 2015–2016   "This is a go-to book in my cookbook library." — Rick Gresh, Executive Chef,Virgin Hotel Chicago   “By far the most comprehensive barbecue book I have seen.” — Dave Raymond, Creator of Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce   “The bible against which all other barbecue cookbooks will be judged. His truths will set you free.” — Michael Sanson, Editor, Restaurant Hospitality Magazine   “When asked 'why,' never have to say 'just because' again. Meathead demystifies the science of great barbecue.  When the smoke clears, you’ll taste the difference.” — Chris Lilly, Pitmaster, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, Alabama   “Meathead chops years off your learning curve with this encyclopedia of barbecue knowledge.” — Chris Hart, author of Wicked Good Barbecue Read more About the Author MEATHEAD GOLDWYN is the founder, barbecue whisperer, and hedonism evangelist behind AmazingRibs.com, the world's most popular outdoor cooking website. His articles have appeared in numerous publications and he was previously syndicated wine critic for the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He has taught at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and he has judged food, wine, beer, and spirits all around the world. He lives with his wife in Chicago.  Read more

2016
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ClearWater Filters Mist Frigidaire Water Filter -ULTRAWF Compatible Cartridge For Frigidaire Refrigerators & Ice Makers - Compatible with Puresource, Gallery, Professional Series Fridge Item Package Quantity:1 After a period of time your refrigerator's filter loses its efficiency at cleansing your water and
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Item Package Quantity:1 After a period of time your refrigerator's filter loses its efficiency at cleansing your water and ice. This can result in bad tasting water and ice. In order to maintain the highest quality water, you should replace your filter on a bi-yearly basis. In doing so you can ensure you have fresh, crisp and better tasting water. In addition to the adverse effect which not changing the filter can have on the taste of your water, it also loses its effectiveness at reducing germs and other harmful sediments. You can be sure that your drinking water and ice are clean, healthy and germ-free by replacing it with a filter that is tested to NSF standards. We test a filter's ability in completely reducing and eliminating many harmful sediments, metals, cysts and pathogens. When purchasing a mist filter, you are doing your utmost to ensure yours and your family's health and safety. Always be sure to check the owner's manual when replacing your refrigerator's filter. After replacing your filter always allow approximately 4 gallons of water to run through it before drinking. The water may sputter until the air is purged from the new filter. The filter above is compatible with Frigidaire, Kenmore and Electrolux. Eliminates chlorine and pathogens while retaining beneficial minerals and fluoride leaving no odor or taste.

2016
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As Time Goes By Review Praise for New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark“The mistress of high tension.” (The New Yorker)“A
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Review Praise for New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark“The mistress of high tension.” (The New Yorker)“A flawless storyteller.” (The Washington Post Book World)“The grande dame of American thriller writing.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)“Clark, known rightly as the Queen of Suspense, performs her usual magic.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)Praise for The Melody Lingers On“A summer list would be lacking without one from Mary Higgins Clark.” (New York Post)“[An] enjoyable novel of romantic suspense…Clark keeps readers wondering.” (Publishers Weekly)“Clark,whose novels and short stories have entertained her fans for 40 years, proves again that she's a master of plot twists and sympathetic portrayals of strong damsels in serious distress. The Melody Lingers On is no exception, and the octogenarian Clark continues to shine.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)Praise for Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories“This collection nicely illustrates Clark's range and superlative storytelling talent.” (Publishers Weekly)“A gem…a tale with all of Clark’s trademarks: multiple twists, rising tension and a true whodunit. It’s a story to savor, as are the remaining pieces – all previously published – in the collection…There’s something about Mary, and that something is her unfailing ability to grip her legion of readers. And those fans are in for a triple treat as her anniversary year proceeds.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)Praise for I've Got You Under My Skin"Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller."(Publishers Weekly)Praise for The Cinderella Murder"Fans of MWA Grand Master Clark will find plenty of intrigue and excitement in this contemporary thriller...Clark keeps readers guessing and in suspense." (Publishers Weekly)"The snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this fascinating mystery by two talented writers." (Booklist)"This serendipitous series launch, or continuation, will satisfy Clark's legion of fans and may well win her some new ones." (Kirkus Reviews)Praise for Daddy’s Gone A Hunting“Mary Higgins Clark has penned yet another mystery that will keep her at the top of the suspense writers list for a very long time….Daddy’s Gone A Hunting will chill readers….This one is not to be missed.” (Bookreporter.com)Praise for I'll Walk Alone“Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark’s crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller.” (Booklist)“Fans will bite their nails to the quick.” (Kirkus Reviews)Praise for The Lost Years“They say that Agatha Christie was the Grand Dame of Mystery. If that’s true, then Mary Higgins Clark must be the Marquise, because this book is a royal treat. . . . The Lost Years is truly a keeper.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) Read more About the Author The number one New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-five suspense novels; four collections of short stories; a historical novel, a memoir, two children's books, and most recently partnered with Alafair Burke to collaborate on a new series: The Under Suspicion novels. With her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, Clark has co-authored five more suspense novels. Her books are international bestsellers with more than one hundred million copies in print in the United States alone. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

2016
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Pro Tec Extended Life Humidifier Wicking Filter, Model WF2 - 2 pk Package Quantity:2 ProTec Extended Life Humidifier Wicking Filter -2 packRound wicking filter for use in some Vicks and Kaz
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Package Quantity:2 ProTec Extended Life Humidifier Wicking Filter -2 packRound wicking filter for use in some Vicks and Kaz humidifiers.For use with Vicks Natural Mist Models V3100, V3500, V3600 and Kaz HealthMist Model 3020.Please note that for the V3100 you will "flatten" the filter out.  The original filter is also a round filter. 

2016
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1790 Best Natural Silk Protein Conditioner - Deep Conditioning in just 60 Seconds- Moisturizing, Sulfate Free Treatment for Men & Women- Dry, Damaged Hair & Dandruff - Safe for Color Treated Hair 1790 BRINGS YOU THE ANCIENT HEALING POWER OF SILK PROTEIN...Silk Protein is regarded as one of the oldest fibers on the planet.
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1790 BRINGS YOU THE ANCIENT HEALING POWER OF SILK PROTEIN...Silk Protein is regarded as one of the oldest fibers on the planet.  It was discovered in China 5000 years ago, and has an illustrious history of being the most desirable fiber of that time.  The demand was due to it’s shocking strength - silk is credited with the ability to retain up to 10,000 it’s weight in water.  This makes it a superior conditioner, as it bring strength to any substance that it binds with.   Today, we place the ancient power of silk in your hands with 1790 Silk Protein Conditioner. If you’ve ever used a blow dryer, flat iron or curling iron on your hair, or even just spent too much time in the sun - you know that the long term effects on your hair can be devastating, and even embarrassing. Hair becomes brittle, dry, and can even break off.  The worst part is the lasting damage - it can become dry, dull...and difficult to style. This is why we have created this formula.  It conditions - and works to heals, protects, and reinvigorate your hair using your body’s natural chemistry.   THE PERFECT BALANCED CONDITIONER INFUSED WITH ALL NATURAL HAIR INGREDIENTS….Our Silk Protein Conditioner is a deep, long lasting all day hair conditioner. When you work the Silk Protein formula into your hair for the first time, you will notice a difference in the look and feel of your hair - and you’ll be delighted to see a renewed vibrance and shine. Rub it in thoroughly - and feel it go to work with an intense 60 second treatment.  Once you rub it in, the silk fibers penetrates the follicle and scalp for a thorough conditioning from roots to ends. All you have to do is let it set in your hair for 60 seconds - then you can proceed with styling your soft, shiny, silky hair with the confidence of knowing that it looks, smells, and feels amazing. Try it once, and we think you’ll agree that Silk Protein is the ultimate nourishing protectant for your hair. You'll Love ItAt 1790 we work hard to put top quality products and formulas directly into your hands. Whether it’s protection, healing, or just getting a better shine - we know our Silk Protein is going to work for you.     1790 Products are made from natural ingredients, and are never tested on animals.We take pride in the fact that every single product that 1790 places in your hands is created for you right here in the USA. 

2016
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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend - PlayStation 4 Platform:PlayStation 4  |  Edition:Standard Originally written as a novella in the late 1980's, The Heroic Legend of
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Platform:PlayStation 4  |  Edition:Standard Originally written as a novella in the late 1980's, The Heroic Legend of Arslan has been adapted to manga and anime numerous times, with the most prominent being the 2013 release of a manga series by famed illustrator, Hiromu Arakawa (the creator of Full metal Alchemist). It tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the King, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. Arslan and his few companions must re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to regain his throne and liberate his kingdom. Through his exploits, he reaches emotional maturity, while the series also tackles underlying issues of slavery, religious fanaticism, betrayal, and humanity.

2016
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Pokemon Johto League Champions - The Complete Collection Pokemon: Johto League Champions - The Complete CollectionFrom the sprawling metropolis of Goldenrod City to the icy peak of
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Pokemon: Johto League Champions - The Complete CollectionFrom the sprawling metropolis of Goldenrod City to the icy peak of Snowtop Mountain, the Johto region presents Ash, Misty, and Brock with exciting new adventures-along with a few familiar faces like their old friends Todd, Duplica, and Suzie! Johto's rich past mea ns plenty of Pokémon mysteries for our heroes to solve, and its exciting present means some tough challenges-Ash tackles three more Gyms, while handling competitions like the Pokémon Sumo Conference along the way.]]>

2016
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Nano Ionic Facial Steamer,Portable Hot Mist Moisturizing Cleaning Skin Care Humidifier Spa Face Steamer Description: Feeling unsatisfied with your cleanser because it cannot deeply clean your skin? The Oak Leaf Steamer can help you
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Description: Feeling unsatisfied with your cleanser because it cannot deeply clean your skin? The Oak Leaf Steamer can help you to open and unclog the pores and melts away most of the dirty sustance on your face. Such a healthy and satisfying experience! For your SKIN CARE, Oak Leaf will give you four helpfulSUGGESTIONS: 1. Do not over use the product to avoid excessively stretched pores. 2. Do not use more than once a day and 10 minutes each time. If your skin is sensitive, use the product once a week, otherwise you may use it two or three times a week. 3. Stop using immediately if feel uncomfortable during facial steaming. 4. Apply skin care product immediately after facial steaming; otherwise the skin will become very dry. Specifications: Materials: ABS Size: 96mm*147mm*227mm(L*W*H) Wire Length: 1.2m Power: 220w Input Voltage: 110vOur Customer Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee If you are not satisfied with the Facial Steamer just return them within 30 days for a full refund. No questions asked, no hassle. Scroll up to click the Add to Cart button to have your Facial Steamer shipped today.

2016
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