Featured New Nonfiction
Interweaves the adventures during wartime and beyond, of three remarkable aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--who defined aviation during the great age of flight.
Bake it, don't fake it! : a pastry chef shares her secrets for impressive (and easy) from-scratch desserts
Award winning Executive Pastry Chef Heather Bertinetti knows how to create show-stopping, innovative desserts and get them on the table in no time. In this Rachael Ray Books title Heather shows readers how to "fake" their own seemingly intricate desserts with simple recipes.
Focuses on Beatrix Potter's life as a gardener, exploring the origins of her love of gardening and plants and how this passion came to be reflected in her work, and creating characters such as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Benjamin Bunny.
Showcases artist's creations using Lego blocks, ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions and mythical creatures.
Presents an introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform.
Behind the scenes at Downton Abbey : the official backstage pass to the set, the actors and the drama
Featuring a vast array of never-before-seen images, this official companion to Season 4 of the award-wining television series explores the inspiration behind every aspect of the show, providing devoted Downton Abbey fans with behind-the-scenes access.
A collection of the year's most esteemed and thought-provoking essays includes entries previously published in a variety of respected literary periodicals and is selected and introduced by the "Dear Sugar" columnist and best-selling author of Wild.
An intimate look at the life of Steve Jobs by the mother of his first child and a complement to Walter Isaacson's biography, providing rare insight into Jobs's formative, lesser-known years.
Chic hair is all the rage from runways to blog to city streets. This book presents 82 classic and contemporary styles and provides step-by-step tutorials for each one.
Let's be honest. You've tried the sticky-note inspirations, the motivational calendar, and the cute (but ineffective) "carpe diem" mug-yet your attitude hasn't changed. It's time to apply cutting-edge science to the challenges of daily life.
In the early 1960s, most middle-class American women in their twenties had their lives laid out for them: marriage, children, and life in the suburbs. Most, but not all. Breathless is the story of a girl who represents those who rebelled against conventional expectations.
Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe
Drawing on the lives of five great scientists -- Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein -- scientist/author Mario Livio shows how even the greatest scientists made major mistakes and how science built on these errors to achieve breakthroughs, especially into the evolution of life and the universe.
Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses and corrupt money brokers only to see it compromised by Taft.
Presents an authoritative portrait of John F. Kennedy and his inner circle of advisors who, despite being the best and the brightest, ignited fiery debates behind closed doors due to their personal ambitions and clashing beliefs.
An experienced humanitarian worker who has helped the refugees in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Darfur and Haiti gives an insider's view of the chaos and danger involved in such a pursuit, as well as the often-wild social lives that some workers lead to deal with the stress.