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Arthur Futurus Lands & Legends
UVU Art & Design

Arthur Futurus Lands & Legends

A Collaborative effort of the students and faculty within Utah Valley University’s Art & Design department. part of an ongoing annual series by the art & design department. See past published books UNcommon Ground and The western Front: 100 Years Later

The legend of King Arthur has permeated Western society. Its myths, interspersed throughout the United Kingdom, have influenced international culture. In the spring of 2017, UVU students and faculty explored these fabled lands. Traveling throughout the United Kingdom, they immersed themselves in the legend, creating art inspired by and about the ethos of King Arthur.

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Uncommon Ground
UVU Department of Art & Design

Uncommon Ground, The National Park Service – 100 Years in Utah

“Utah is the home to five National Parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Often, and understandably, lost in the grandeur of what are collectively known as the Big Five. Utah also hosts seven National Monuments, a National Historic Site, and National Recreation Area. In the United States, only two states boast more.”

“On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act, co-sponsored by Utah Senator Reed Smoot, into law. This act created the National Parks Service to manage existing national parks and monuments and protect future locations as well. One hundred years later, we celebrate the foresight of preserving these national treasures.”

“To honor this centennial, Utah Valley University art students and faculty chose to focus specifically on Utah’s 13 national parks and monuments managed by the National Parks Service. . . Driving over 7,800 miles and amassing over 50 days in the NPS sites, we were exposed to broad contrasts in topography, weather, and especially visitors. Some were loud, some reverent. Some snapped up souvenirs while others snapped selfies. Languages mixed in a culture of collecting memories of America’s best idea. The world came to Utah to experience what we sometimes take for granted.”

-Excerpt of the introduction

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The Western Front
100 Years Later

The Western Front – 100 Years Later is a collaborative production of the students and faculty within Utah Valley University’s Art & Design department. In concert with the centennial of the start of the First World War, and with assistance from the American Battle Monuments Commission, students and faculty created imagery as they traveled along areas of the western front. They then paired the art with verse that was written by soldiers in the trenches or their loved ones at home during the war. Measuring 10.25 by 10.25 inches, this limited edition fine art book contains 190 photographs and illustrations within its beautifully designed 176 pages.

All proceeds from the purchase of this book will be used to publish similar fine art collections annually. This enables the Art & Design department to continue to provide the highest level of engaged learning opportunities including our current project to celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial by spotlighting Utah’s uncommon national treasures.


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Beyond Measure
Vicki Abeles

"Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation"

From the director of Race to Nowhere, the popular 2010 documentary on our education system that has become a long-running grassroots phenomenon, and a new film, Beyond Measure, comes a groundbreaking book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime.

From kindergarteners to high-schoolers, millions of American students are being pressured to perform in ways that make them less intellectually flexible, creative, and responsive to today’s world. In Race to Nowhere, Vicki Abeles identified a widespread problem in our nation’s schools: as students race against each other to have constantly higher grades, better test scores, and more AP courses than their classmates, they are irreparably damaging their mental and physical health.

Now Abeles taps into this same grassroots community across the nation to find the solutions in Beyond Measure, which publishes simultaneously with the release of her new documentary. Pulling from powerful anecdotes and convincing new research, Abeles presents inspirational, quantifiable success stories and shows how anyone—students, parents, and educators—can effect change. Teachers who cut students’ workload see scores rise; kids discover their own motivation once parents relieve the pressure to perform; schools that institute later start times have well-rested students who are able to learn more efficiently; and schools that emphasize depth over test prep find students more attentive, inventive, and ready to thrive.

It’s no secret that our education system is broken, and Beyond Measure inspires parents, educators, and students to take practical steps to fix it—starting today. In so doing, it empowers all of us to redefine learning and success, and to discover the true, untapped potential awaiting our children, not just in college, but in life.

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Wild Rides and Wildflowers
Scott Abbott

By Scott Abbott and Sam Rushford

Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes

Two university professors set out to repeatedly bike the Great Western Trail, observing and writing about its variations with every season. The accounts of their adventures, however, refuse to be limited to flora and fauna. In Wild Rides and Wildflowers, Abbott and Rushforth share their deeply personal explorations of the male psyche, true friendship, biking, and botany.

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300 Questions LDS
Couples Should Ask
Shannon L. Alder

300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask for a more Vibrant Marriage

Have a more vibrant, unified marriage with the help of this handy guide. With over 300 questions on topics ranging from intimacy to finances, this book provides a starting point for couples to sit down and talk about what's really important. Discover untold dreams or ways to be better parents as you develop open, honest communication that will last a lifetime.

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Letters to a Young Progressive
Mike S. Adams

Letters to a Young Progressive: How to Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand

The biggest fear of conservative parents is not experiencing the “empty nest” syndrome when their children leave for college. It's a brainwashing of their children by the liberal academic world. Adams recounts true stories and intellectual redemption in this book.

Presented as a series of letters between Adams and his former student, ‘Zach’, "Letters to a Young Progressive" reveals how the "education" of college kids across the country is producing a generation of unhappy, unimaginative, and unproductive adults. The perfect book to help parents prevent--or undo--the ubiquitous liberal brainwashing of their children before it is too late.

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Women Nobel Prize Winners
Anita Davis and Marla Selvi

From the first woman Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Bertha von Suttner (1905), to the latest and youngest female Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai (2014), this book in its second edition provides a detailed look at the lives and accomplishments of each of these sixteen Prize winners. They did not expect recognition or fame for their work-economist Emily Greene Balch (1946) was surprised to learn that anyone knew about her. But they did not work in isolation: all met with discouragement, derision, threats or-in Yousafazi's case-attempted murder and exile. A history of the Prize and a biographical sketch of Alfred Nobel are included.
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As a Man Thinketh
James Allen

As A Man Thinketh Including Morning And Evening Thoughts

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."

With that simple but profound philosophy and the right application of thought you can overcome obstacles, reach goals, improve health, and achieve serenity.

Since its initial publication a century ago, millions around the world have responded toJames Allen's powerful message of positive thinking and have used it to achieve their maximum potential.

Included in this edition are Allen's insightful "Morning and Evening Thoughts, " a collection of beautiful daily meditations that feed the mind and soul.

Dover Classics paperback

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Kara's Party Ideas
Kara Allen

Plan the perfect party! Popular blogger and style maven Kara Allen offers you all the inspiration you need to turn your special moments into unforgettable memories. In this full-color guide you'll find a wide variety of party themes to choose from, plus tips and tricks that will wow your family and friends for truly spectacular soirees, no matter what the occasion!
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Band of Brothers
Stephen E. Ambrose

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's

Stephen E. Ambrose’s iconic New York Times bestseller about the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.

They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak—in Holland and the Ardennes—Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world.

From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In combat, the reward for a job well done is the next tough assignment, and as they advanced through Europe, the men of Easy kept getting the tough assignments.

They parachuted into France early D-Day morning and knocked out a battery of four 105 mm cannon looking down Utah Beach; they parachuted into Holland during the Arnhem campaign; they were the Battered Bastards of the Bastion of Bastogne, brought in to hold the line, although surrounded, in the Battle of the Bulge; and then they spearheaded the counteroffensive. Finally, they captured Hitler's Bavarian outpost, his Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.

They were rough-and-ready guys, battered by the Depression, mistrustful and suspicious. They drank too much French wine, looted too many German cameras and watches, and fought too often with other GIs. But in training and combat they learned selflessness and found the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They discovered that in war, men who loved life would give their lives for them.

This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal—it was a badge of office.

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My Dream of Stars
Anousheh Ansari
Hardcover

From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer

By Anousheh Ansari and Homer Hickam

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually realized a net worth of $750 million and ultimately allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight. In her groundbreaking role as the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, her story became politicized and fraught with the prejudices and obstacles she had to overcome as an Iranian woman, culminating in a debate over whether she would be allowed to display both the American and Iranian flags on the sleeve of her spacesuit.

After her return to Earth, Anousheh started The Ansari Foundation, a quickly growing nonprofit which supports social entrepreneurship, and is especially committed to ensuring the freedom of women around the world and supporting female entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this evocative story shows the triumph of a woman who has become a role model to people around the globe struggling to overcome economic and cultural barriers, as well as those dreamers who look upon the stars and wish to soar among them.

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My Dream of Stars
Anousheh Ansari
Paperback

From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer

By Anousheh Ansari and Homer Hickam

In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually realized a net worth of $750 million and ultimately allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight. In her groundbreaking role as the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, her story became politicized and fraught with the prejudices and obstacles she had to overcome as an Iranian woman, culminating in a debate over whether she would be allowed to display both the American and Iranian flags on the sleeve of her spacesuit.

After her return to Earth, Anousheh started The Ansari Foundation, a quickly growing nonprofit which supports social entrepreneurship, and is especially committed to ensuring the freedom of women around the world and supporting female entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this evocative story shows the triumph of a woman who has become a role model to people around the globe struggling to overcome economic and cultural barriers, as well as those dreamers who look upon the stars and wish to soar among them.

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Think Big
Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein

"Think Big: Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism"

Bestselling authors of Life is Short (No Pun Intended) and stars of TLC’s The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages readers to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face.

Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have faced some big challenges in their lives. On the way to becoming a preeminent neonatologist and a successful entrepreneur—as well as parents and television stars—these two have faced prejudice, medical scares, and the uncertainty of life with special needs children. And even though they have dealt with fear, depression, hopelessness, and the urge to give up, they have found a way to persevere. Now they share their wisdom and encouragement for everyone who is facing their own challenges.

Drawn from their most popular speaking presentation, Think Big is the inspirational guide for dreaming big, setting goals, and the steps you need to take to get there. Each section includes heartwarming anecdotes full of grace, humor, and wit plus a never-before-seen look inside their personal and professional lives. They have plenty of stories to tell and their unique approach to encountering life’s greatest difficulties will inspire a call to action in all of us.


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Islam: A Short History
Karen Armstrong

From one of the world's foremost historians and thinkers on religious affairs comes the bestselling history of Islam, "a small gem, bristling with insight and sensitive historical analysis of a misunderstood and much maligned faith" ("The Washington Post"). (World Religions)
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Blindspot: Hidden Biases
Mahzarin Banaji
Hardcover

I know my own mind.
I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way.

These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality.

“Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.

In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot.

The title’s “good people” are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds.

Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, Blindspot is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come.

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Four Ways to Click
Amy Banks

Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships

Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr. Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives.

We all experience moments when we feel isolated and alone. A 2006 Purdue University study found that twenty-five percent of Americans cannot name a single person they feel close to. Yet every single one of us is hardwired for close relationships. The key to more satisfying relationships—be it with a significant other, a family member, or a colleague—is to strengthen the neural pathways in our brains that encourage closeness and connection. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Banks give us a road map for developing the four distinct neural pathways in the brain that underlie the four most important ingredients for close relationships: calmness, acceptance, emotional resonance, and energy. Four Ways to Click gives you the tools you need to strengthen the parts of your brain that encourage connection and to heal the neural damage that disconnection can cause.

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Snowboarding
Matt Barr

Discusses the history of snowboarding, some of the sport's pioneers, techniques and styles, necessary equipment, popular resorts, and dangers.
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The Barber's Song
Douglas Bassett

The Barber’s Song is the story of a family plunged into the refiner’s fire—battling, growing, and sharing the lessons of their difficult journey together. Filled with faith and hope, this moving narrative gives readers an eternal perspective on their earthly sojourn. “People often speak of life and death as if these two concepts were mutually exclusive,” writes best-selling author K. Douglas Bassett. “This book is an attempt to bring together life and death—the latter being an extension of the former. More than just being connected, I believe they flow into each other.”

Written for those who need answers or edification regarding their own mortality or the mortality of someone they love, The Barber’s Song is an affirmation of the reality of eternal life and the power of the Atonement, which paves way for the ultimate family reunion. Doug Bassett has crafted a message that sinks deep into the heart of those who are willing to risk loving another person completely.

"The Barber’s Song can help readers get and keep their priorities straight." —Jack R. Christianson, director, Orem Institute of Religion

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The Lincoln Hypothesis
Timothy Ballard

Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth US president during a very dark time in America's history. Author Timothy Ballard explores the crucial role that President Lincoln played to bring this nation closer to heaven. Readers will see Lincoln as a man inspired of God who invoked a covenant relationship between America and its maker—not unlike the national covenants invoked by righteous leaders in the Book of Mormon. In addition, The Lincoln Hypothesis reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency. Did he read it? Did it influence him? Was the Book of Mormon a key factor in Lincoln's success and the healing of a nation?

The author states, "As you read, you will, like a prosecutor reviewing a case, or like a jury determining a verdict, identify valuable pieces of evidence that can be fully substantiated. You will also identify pieces of evidence that cannot. I ask you to consider all the evidence and weight it accordingly. Through this study, many questions regarding the interplay between the restored gospel and the Civil War will be answered. New questions may emerge that will not be so easily answered. Either way, in the end you will find yourself on a most exhilarating investigative journey."

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Understanding Drug &
Alcohol Addiction
Merlin O. Baker

As a missionary in the LDS Addiction Recovery Program, Merlin O. Baker brings unique insight into the pain and despair that addicts and their families endure because of the curse of alcohol and drug addiction. This book provides a comprehensive gospel-oriented perspective on addiction and recovery:

• Roots of addiction
• Personal, familial, and social impact of substance abuse
• Recovery options including the Twelve Step LDS Addiction Recovery Program
• What you need to know about protecting your children
• Treatment and recovery.

In addition, this book includes extensive recommendations for further reading and informational web sites. The stories in Understanding Alcohol and Drug Addiction give you insight, compassion, and hope about one of our most daunting challenges to our well-being.

Key Features:
• Provides a comprehensive gospel-oriented perspective on addiction and recovery.
• Topics include: Roots of addiction, recovery options, and what you need to know about protecting your children.
• Includes extensive recommendations for further reading and informational Web sites.

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101 Things to Do with Peanut Butter
Pamela Bennett

Peanut butter lovers of the world unite, and start thinking outside the jar beyond your childhood favorite, PBJ. Update your palate with not only sweet, but savory recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Families and Faith
Vern L. Bengtson
Hardcover

How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

Few things are more likely to cause heartache to devout parents than seeing their child leave the faith. And it seems, from media portrayals, that this is happening more and more frequently. But is religious change between generations common? How does religion get passed down from one generation to the next? How do some families succeed in passing on their faith while others do not? Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations seeks to answer these questions and many more.

For almost four decades, Vern Bengtson and his colleagues have been conducting the largest-ever study of religion and family across generations. Through war and social upheaval, depression and technological revolution, they have followed more than 350 families composed of more than 3,500 individuals whose lives span more than a century--the oldest was born in 1881, the youngest in 1988--to find out how religion is, or is not, passed down from one generation to the next.

What they found may come as a surprise: despite enormous changes in American society, a child is actually more likely to remain within the fold than leave it, and even the nonreligious are more likely to follow their parents' example than to rebel. And while outside forces do play a role, the crucial factor in whether a child keeps the faith is the presence of a strong fatherly bond. Mixing unprecedented data with gripping interviews and sharp analysis, Families and Faith offers a fascinating exploration of what allows a family to pass on its most deeply-held tradition--its faith.

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Holiness Is Always...
Pope Benedict XVI
Hardcover

Holiness Is Always in Season

For a Christian, the way to reach perfection is to strive for holiness. What is true perfection? Christ's words are clear, sublime and disconcerting: "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." To have God as our model is a dizzying thought! Yet the Church reminds us that, "All the faithful, whatever their condition or state in life, are called by the Lord to that perfect holiness."

The Church teaches us that holiness is not the concern of a privileged few, nor does it only pertain to Christians of the past. Holiness is always a call to every Christian of every age, a challenge for anyone who wants to follow in the footsteps of Christ.

Pope Benedict XVI says: "Holiness never goes out of fashion; on the contrary, with the passage of time it shines out ever more brightly, expressing man's perennial effort to reach God." Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote: "Holiness is not something for the extraordinary; it is not a luxury of the few. Holiness is the simple duty for each one of us."

The saints are our models and teachers in the ways of holiness. They show us that holiness is possible for us, since they experienced the same difficulties and weaknesses we do, yet persevered in achieving sanctity. The world of saints is a world of wonders, and in this book Pope Benedict XVI helps us to enter into that world.

This inspiring volume presents the Pope's numerous reflections on many saints arranged according to the calendar year. He shows how the life of each saint has something unique to teach us about virtue, faith, courage and love of Christ. Dozens of saints are covered in this wonderful spiritual book. The Pope exhorts us through their lives, "Be holy! Be saints!"

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Jams & Jellies. . .
Pamela Bennett

. . . in Less Than 30 Minutes

These jams and jellies are not only yummy on toast and biscuits, but they also turn fish to delish, go neat with meat, and dress up cheese in a breeze!

For the creative cook who has no time to spare, Jams and Jellies in 30 Minutes or Less is the answer. Simple cooking directions and ingredients are the keys to quick and successful refrigerator jams that can be eaten the same day they're prepared, or savored for up to three weeks. No canning required!

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Monty Python's
Flying Circus
Hidden Treasures

Adrian Besley

This is the story of Monty Python, one the most popular and influential forces in modern comedy—and of their TV show—told in words and images. This celebratory book includes 22 removable facsimiles of rare memorabilia from their official archives, including hand-scribbled scripts, cue sheets, character lists, posters, and animation artwork. Written with active input from the Pythons themselves, the book recounts the adventures of all six members and their TV show, from early days in the Cambridge Footlights through early appearances on the BBC, global stardom, the inevitable fights, and their triumphant reunions.

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One by One
David A. Bednar

The Lord tells us that "the worth of souls is great," in His sight (Doctrine and Covenants 18:10). But how can we know what is true? How can we gain a greater sense of the worth of every soul--including our own?
In his latest book, Elder David A. Bednar offers a compelling look at a pattern the Lord uses to bless His people: He works with us on an individual basis, one by one. Demonstrating that pattern as it occurs throughout the scriptures, in the lives of many Church leaders, and in his own ministry, Elder Bednar opens our hearts to the Lord's love for us. He teaches that by ministering as the Savior does, one by one, we can be more powerful instruments in His hands to do His work.

From a "guided tour" through scriptural illustrations to an array of touching personal accounts, this important new book offers hope and guidance for anyone who has ever wondered, "Do I matter to the Lord?"

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Peanut Butter Sweets
Pamela Bennett

Whether you like creamy or crunchy, there’s no denying that peanut butter is a favorite pantry staple, and Peanut Butter Sweets offers you 70 tasty ways to enjoy it.

From smoothies, cookies, pies, and cakes to candies, dips, sauces, and toppings, here are recipes to help you create luscious sweet treats for parties and special events, luncheons, desserts, or for eating all by yourself while watching a favorite movie. You can also indulge your creative genius and package up some of these yummy morsels in cute ways for gift-giving.

Whip up a pretty Southern Belle Shake, bake a batch of Peanut Butter Macaroons, create a Peanut Butter Cheesecake, or serve a scrumptious Peanut Butter Soufflé to the delight of your friends and family. Peanut butter lovers will rejoice!

Pamela Bennett grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she was exposed to an environment rich in the southern culinary tradition. She was educated in business, graduating from Crofts College. Pam has been making signature sweets for more than 25 years and sharing them with family and customers. She owned and operated Black Sheep Baskets in Dallas, Texas, which featured her jams. Additionally, she has worked in the entertainment industry (MGM and Sundance) as well as at three major universities. She now lives with her never-dull psychologist husband in Provo, Utah, and is the mother of two intelligent, compassionate, humorous children. She is the author of Jams & Jellies in Less Than 30 Minutes.

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The Best Quotes on Business
David A. Bell

The Best Quotes on Business, Leadership, & Life has been an almost unconscious work-in-progress for more than 15 years. As I have encountered these quotes over the years, I have found they have a unique ability to educate, enlighten and inspire. Whether spoken more than 200 years ago by the founding fathers of our country or by the political and business leaders of today, these quotes are memorable both in their power to persuade and because of their crisp, succinct nature. I hope they resonate in your life as much as they have in mine.
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What the F
Benjamin K. Bergen

What Swearing Reveals about Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves

It may be starred, beeped, and censored--yet profanity is so appealing that we can't stop using it. In the funniest, clearest study to date, Benjamin Bergen explains why, and what that tells us about our language and brains.
Nearly everyone swears-whether it's over a few too many drinks, in reaction to a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto. And yet, we sit idly by as words are banned from television and censored in books. We insist that people excise profanity from their vocabularies and we punish children for yelling the very same dirty words that we'll mutter in relief seconds after they fall asleep. Swearing, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we have decided to selectively deny.
That's a damn shame. Swearing is useful. It can be funny, cathartic, or emotionally arousing. As linguist and cognitive scientist Benjamin K. Bergen shows us, it also opens a new window onto how our brains process language and why languages vary around the world and over time.
In this groundbreaking yet ebullient romp through the linguistic muck, Bergen answers intriguing questions: How can patients left otherwise speechless after a stroke still shout Goddamn! when they get upset? When did a cock grow to be more than merely a rooster? Why is crap vulgar when poo is just childish? Do slurs make you treat people differently? Why is the first word that Samoan children say not mommy but eat shit? And why do we extend a middle finger to flip someone the bird?

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Escape from Rwanda
John Bizimana

Escape from Rwanda: A True Story of Faith, Hope, and Survival

When he was seven years old, John Bizimana and his widowed mother, along with his younger brother and sister, were forced from their home in Rwanda at gunpoint. With nothing more than what they could carry, the family made their way to refugee camps in Zaire, Tanzania, and finally to Zimbabwe. Once respected upper-class citizens, they were now the poorest of the poor, but the greatest trials of John's young life were yet to come. His unforgettable story of hope and triumph will forever change the way you look at challenges in your own life. The true story of a boy caught in the tragedy of the Rwandan genocide, in which approximately 1,000,000 people were killed An inspiring message about the resilience and strength of the human spirit A beautiful testimony of the power of the gospel and the caring hand of Heavenly Father

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Christ-Centered Meditation
Pam Blackwell, Ph.D.

A handbook for spiritual practice that provides the reader with insights and tools to enrich his/her spiritual practice through "passive" meditative techniques, which involves stilling the conscious mind, and "active" meditative techniques, using guided visualizations and interaction with others. These are derived from Christian contemplative and Eastern meditation traditions.
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The Civil War: A Book of Quotations
"The time for compromise has now passed. The South is determined to maintain her position, and make all who oppose her smell Southern power and feel Southern steel." Jefferson Davis.

"Talk! Talk! Talk! That will never free the slaves. What is needed is action, action!" Abolitionist John Brown. "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer." Confederate General Barnard E. Bee.

More than 700 provocative declarations in this fascinating book constitute a running narrative by many who lived through or died in the Civil War. The voices of the great and famous, the ordinary and unknown, resound in these pages that bear historic witness to key events before, during, and after the war.

Arranged chronologically and divided into sections on specific topics and events, this well-researched volume puts a human face on history and provides a unique perspective on the Civil War and its times. Of interest to Civil War buffs, students, and teachers of American history, this volume will also serve as a handy aid for speechwriters and public speakers.

Dover Classics paperback

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The Caterpillar Way
Craig Bouchard
Hardcover

“The Caterpillar Way: Lessons in Leadership, Growth, and Shareholder Value”
by Craig Bouchard and James Koch

In the early 1980s, Caterpillar, Inc. lost one million dollars per day for three consecutive years. Its continuing existence came into question. Today, "CAT" is the world's most profitable manufacturer of construction and mining equipment and large engines. The now legendary global company made numerous well-calculated, though risky decisions for three consecutive decades--in the process scaling to heights unimaginable to even the finest business enterprises. How did they do it? The Caterpillar Way.

The Caterpillar Way provides essential management lessons in powerful behind-the-scenes stories. You'll learn how the Caterpillar leaders responded quickly to changing markets, allocated capital efficiently throughout the firm, and nourished a cultish team spirit that wins. Innovative leaders make game-changing decisions.

If any company is built to last, it's Caterpillar, Inc. With its trademark yellow trucks, cranes, machinery and engines, this home-grown manufacturer has survived more than its share of ups and downs to become the #1 industry leader of construction equipment in the world. The Caterpillar Way reveals, for the first time, the remarkable inside story, written with full access to the way CAT runs its business, from bottom to top.

007182124
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015
Richard Bolles

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

The Best-Selling Job-Hunting Book in the World

160774555
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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017
Richard N. Bolles

“ . . . A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers”

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2017 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised and updated edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

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What Color Is Your Parachute?
… Rethinking Interviews

What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews: Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job
By Richard Bolles

The first interview book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work—and workplace—is a great fit for both parties.

For the first time, Bolles combines his decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market research to create an all-in-one guide for the whole interview process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches, “tell me about yourself” questions, and salary negotiation. This slender handbook provides just the essentials: the three most important things you need to know about interviews, the five questions you must have answers for, and an ingenious summary of how to succeed. With this guide in hand, you’ll walk into interviews with confidence, armed with the means to impress—and hopefully land your dream job.

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What Color Is Your Parachute?
… Rethinking Resumes

What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes
by Richard N. Bolles

Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Interview

Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool.

This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is—and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews.

This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author’s decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers—and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.

160774657
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What Color Is
Your Parachute? 2014
Richard N. Bolles

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2014 with up-to-the-minute information and tips for how-to look for work and change careers.

In today's challenging job-market, the long-trusted guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, What Color is Your Parachute? has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and land a job--even in hard times.

This 2014 edition of “[one of] the 100 best and most influential [nonfiction books] written in English since 1923,” according to TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics, job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and YouTube). However, Parachute’s core message remains intact: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW.

• What do you most love to do?
• Where do you most love to do it?
• How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you?

Career and business guru Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles, who coined the terms “informational interview” and “transferable skills,” demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, career coaches, how to start your own business, and more.

160774362
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Fires of Faith
Brock Brower

Fires of Faith: The Inspiring Story Behind the King James Bible

Fires of Faith: The Inspiring Story Behind the King James Bible Brock Brower, Lee Groberg, and Steven Porter Since its original publication in 1611, the King James Bible has had immeasurable influence on religion, language, culture, art, and literature yet its road to influence and acceptance was paved with darkness. International politics, subversion, lust, and bloodshed set the stage for the heroic heretics, who sought to translate the word of God into the English vernacular.

Fires of Faith crisscrosses a tumultuous Europe at the birth of religious freedom and chronicles characters central to the Reformation, including John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, King Henry VIII , and Bloody Queen Mary I, culminating with the reign of King James I and his commissioned translation of the Bible. At the forefront of the saga is William Tyndale, the British religious scholar who directed the translation and ultimately became a martyr in the fires of faith.

This intriguing three-part documentary series features more than 130 reenactments filmed in eight countries, with great care taken to represent the scenes visually and historically accurate. Commentary from 18 international scholars and religious leaders tells the story of one of the greatest committee efforts in history, resulted in the most influential and enduring book the Western world has ever seen. Part 1- Yearning for the Word Discover the history of the English Reformation and learn about the varying roles Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and King Henry VIII had in its development. Part 2 - Martyrs for a Book Gutenberg's revolutionary printing press aided the Protestant Reformation and sped up the printing of illegal Bibles being smuggled into England. Within a year, many influential heretics were betrayed, imprisoned, and martyred for their beliefs. Part 3 - The King James Bible In 1604, England's King James ordered a new translation of the Bible. After seven years, 54 scholars, and one of the greatest committee efforts in history, those who persevered brought forth the most widely used book ever written.

160861905
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Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Travis Bradberry

In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.

By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:

1) Self-Awareness
2) Self-Management
3) Social Awareness
4) Relationship Management

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ. Here’s what people are saying about it:

“Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way.”
—The Dalai Lama

“A fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve.”
—Newsweek

"Gives abundant, practical findings and insights with emphasis on how to develop EQ. Research shows convincingly that EQ is more important than IQ."
--Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"This book can drastically change the way you think about success...read it twice."
--Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

097432062
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Grandma's Classic
Favorites For the Holidays

Re-create memories of friends and family at Grandma's house, and start new traditions of your own as you enjoy these classic favorite recipes. With recipes for each season and meal plans for every major holiday, you can bring your family together and make your holidays and seasons as memorable as the ones you had at Grandma's house.
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Make it Stick
Peter Brown

The Science of Successful Learning.

To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.

Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned.

Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

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The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown
Paperback

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the forthcoming PBS documentary “Boys of ‘36”

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

014312547
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41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President.

Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President. The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father’s influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.

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The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard

In this text, world-renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author Brendon Burchard gives readers a step by step guide and a passionate manifesto for living up to their potential. With his trademark verve, he teaches readers the six practices that will help them achieve greatness in an increasingly busy and pessimistic world.
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Behind Every
Good Man
John Bytheway

Behind Every Good Man: Helping Your Husband Take the Spiritual Lead in the Home

Behind every good man is a good woman, the old saying goes. How can a wife help her husband grow and progress and be a priesthood leader in the home without criticizing, nagging, or making him feel like he s not measuring up? As a result of some wide reading, pondering, and research, John Bytheway attempts to answer that question in this book. With his trademark humor and unique insights, the author shares experiences from his own marriage, practical counsel from several marriage experts, and inspired statements from Church leaders.

Simple tools such as praising betimes with sharpness and making requests with an exit strategy will bless marriages and help husbands and wives fulfill their roles as they try to lead their families in the latter days.

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Everything I Need. . .
I Learned at Home
John Bytheway

Behind Every Good Man: Helping Your Husband Take the Spiritual Lead in the Home

Behind every good man is a good woman, the old saying goes. How can a wife help her husband grow and progress and be a priesthood leader in the home without criticizing, nagging, or making him feel like he s not measuring up? As a result of some wide reading, pondering, and research, John Bytheway attempts to answer that question in this book. With his trademark humor and unique insights, the author shares experiences from his own marriage, practical counsel from several marriage experts, and inspired statements from Church leaders.

Simple tools such as praising betimes with sharpness and making requests with an exit strategy will bless marriages and help husbands and wives fulfill their roles as they try to lead their families in the latter days.

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One Nation
Ben Carson, MD

"One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future"

Dear Reader,

In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great.

Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now.

Our growing debt and deteriorating morals have driven us far from the founder’s intent. We’ve made very little progress in basic education. Obamacare threatens our health, liberty, and financial future. Media elitism and political correctness are out of control.

Worst of all, we seem to have lost our ability to discuss important issues calmly and respectfully regardless of party affiliation or other differences. As a doctor rather than a politician, I care about what works, not whether someone has an (R) or a(D) after his or her name. We have to come together to solve our problems.

Knowing that the future of my grandchildren is in jeopardy because of reckless spending, godless government, and mean-spirited attempts to silence critics left me no choice but to write this book. I have endeavored to propose a road out of our decline, appealing to every American s decency and common sense.

If each of us sits back and expects someone else to take action, it will soon be too late. But with your help, I firmly believe that America may once again be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Sincerely,
Ben Carson

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Sonosuono
Alex Caldiero

A powerful collection of poems and short prose from acclaimed Salt Lake City poet who traces his Sicilian past in startling language that touches deeply on the understanding of roots and how they manifest in an unsentimental reflection. Edgy and lyrical, and a significant contribution to the works that examine place in the lineage of William Carlos Williams' "Paterson" and Anne Waldman's "Iovis Trilogy."
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