A $500 House in Detroit

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ISBN: 9781476797984
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 11th, 2017

You'll be equal parts infuriated and inspired reading about the author's quest to rebuild a barely livable house in one of the poorest cities in the country despite threats of arson, lack of money and a municipal bankruptcy that somehow left $25 million for a new football stadium.  As the saying goes, if you can make it there, you can make in anywhere.


Protestantism After 500 Years

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By Thomas Albert Howard (Editor), Mark A. Noll (Editor)
ISBN: 9780190264796
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2016

There is no overstating the significance of the Protestant Reformation, and so its 500th anniversary is an event deserving reflection. In Protestantism After 500 Years, two leading Reformation scholars compile essays devoted to how events of 1517 kick-started history's greatest revolution. A must-read for understanding religion's role in the development of modernity.


Apollo 8

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ISBN: 9781627798327
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 16th, 2017

Going to the moon is not a small undertaking. Imagine, it had never been done before, and the mission was planned & executed in sixteen weeks! Apollo 8 is the story of a “wild crapshoot” that will bring you back to that time or open the door to an accomplishment that included a TV broadcast from the moon on Christmas Eve 1968.  


Extreme Measures

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ISBN: 9781101982556
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - February 21st, 2017

Increasingly Americans face unnecessarily painful or prolonged deaths in hospitals/ICUs. In the event, you may dearly wish you had a kind-hearted ICU/palliative specialist friend. Now you do: Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD. A deft storyteller, she advises from years of experience. An astonishingly revealing, soothing and empowering, must-read book.


Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

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ISBN: 9780393239423
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 28th, 2017

I only knew (or cared,really) of Jonathan Swift as the author of Gulliver's Travels - but John Stubbs work was recommended to me as a sterling example of the biographer's art. I found it a most pleasurable reading experience and an excellent life study.


There’s a Mystery There

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There's a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385540438
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Published: Doubleday Books - May 16th, 2017

Highly recommended for anyone interested in children's literature, illustration, or storytelling. In each chapter, Cott speaks with a different expert on Sendak's masterpiece Outside Over There, examining the book through different lenses. Cott did a number of interviews with Sendak and his quotes fill the pages. The result is readable, compelling, and inspiring. (Really, I stayed up late in bed reading because I couldn't put it down.)



Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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ISBN: 9780553447088
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 18th, 2017

There have been a number of autopsies on Hillary Clinton's failed bid for the presidency, but few have had the advantage of the inside access that was granted to Allen & Parnes. Shattered allows the reader to experience the blow-by-blow failures of Clinton's campaign that often got swept under the rug. As compared to Clinton's own book that hit shelves in September, Shattered gives an insider look into the campaign with the advantage of an outsider perspective.


Sergeant Reckless

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By Patricia McCormick, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062292599
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 12th, 2017

A lively tale of the only non-human to officially hold military rank and be awarded two purple hearts for her heroic work in the Korean War. The fact that the brave little horse was totally motivated by her treats of chocolate, eggs, spaghetti and coffee adds levity to the serious demands humans put upon animals especially in times of war.  Important fact - she does survive to be honored and feted.


Braiding Sweetgrass

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ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

A customer recommended this book to me, and I'm so glad. It's a beautiful book and a gift that's meant to be shared. By the end you'll feel centered and like you've made a new friend in Robin Wall Kimmerer and many new friends in your environment. It's also a wonderful reprieve from politics, no matter your stance.




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