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Black Dog & Leventhal

Where Are They Buried? (Revised & Updated for 2019)

Tod Benoit
Authors:
Tod Benoit

Where Are They Buried? has directed legions of fervent fans and multitudes of the morbidly curious to the graves, monuments, memorials, and tombstones of the nearly 500 celebrities and antiheroes included in the book. The most complete and well-organized guide on the subject by far, every entry features an entertaining capsule biography full of little-known facts, a detailed description of the death, and step-by-step directions to the grave, including not only the name of the cemetery but the exact location of the gravesite and how to reach it. The book also provides a handy index of grave locations organized by state, province, and country to make planning a grave-hopping road trip easy and efficient.The 2019 edition adds 15 new entries including Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Glenn Campbell, Chris Cornell, Dear Abby, Phyllis Diller, Betty Friedan, Merle Haggard, Gordie Howe, B.K.S. Iyengar, Harper Lee, Tom Petty, Joe Strummer, Johnny Winter, and Buckwheat Zydeco.

Piatkus

Back to Human

Dan Schawbel
Authors:
Dan Schawbel
Moon Travel

Road Trip USA (Eighth Edition)

Jamie Jensen
Authors:
Jamie Jensen

Inside you'll find: A flexible network of route combinations, colour-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries.Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners and moreLocal history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities across the US. Vintage snapshots, full-colour photos and beautiful illustrations of America both then and now Over 125 detailed driving maps covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American highway Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who cruised nearly 400,000 miles in search of the perfect stretches of blacktopRoad Trip USA celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the road!

Moon Travel

Road Trip USA Route 66 (Fourth Edition)

Jamie Jensen
Authors:
Jamie Jensen

Rediscover the Open Road!Make the most of the historic "Main Street of America" from kitsch-studded Chicago and St. Louis, southwest through the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, to sunny chic Los Angeles. Road Trip USA: Route 66 is roadside Americana at your fingertips!Inside Road Trip USA: Route 66 you'll find:* A flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for many possible itineraries* Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Route 66 like The Grand Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, Tinkertown, and London Bridge, as well as the roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and the local history and personality that makes each small town and big city unique* Detailed driving maps covering the entire historic route to help you do as the song says and "get your kicks on Route 66"* Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of America both then and now in a slim, portable guideRoadside curiosities and detoursreveal the personalities of small towns and thriving cities along the route* Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement* Tips and tools for how to plan your road trip, as well as resources and suggestions for the best books to read as you explore the USRoad Trip USA: Route 66 is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!

Nation Books

Fifty Million Rising

Saadia Zahidi
Authors:
Saadia Zahidi

While the news out of the Muslim world has been focused on the threat of extremism from ISIS and Al Qaeda, a quiet but powerful shift has been taking place among women. In the last 10 years alone, nearly 50 million Muslim women have entered the workforce, arming them with more purchasing and earning power and giving them greater autonomy. Saadia Zahidi, a Senior Director at the World Economic Forum, argues that these profound changes will not only empower women; they will also revolutionize and strengthen the economies of their countries. Zahidi documents this revolution through the stories of the remarkable women who are at the forefront of this shift, from McDonald's workers in Pakistan, to middle class software technicians in Egypt, to the heads of global Saudi conglomerates. Zahidi calculates that if female labor participation rose to Western levels, the GDP of many Middle East regions would spike dramatically.The implications are enormous. As businesses learn how to integrate the new female talent pool, their business models will need to adapt to accommodate their new consumers and their new talent. New businesses are already beginning to emerge that cater to women's purchasing power, creating new opportunities for female entrepreneurs, and growing the health, education, food, beverage, and retail sectors that are critical to a diversified, stable economy. At the same time, the new economic and social power of women will force the hands of politicians and policymakers who still consider women second class citizens. Many of these women face a backlash from conservative voices and even members of their families. But because this is an economic revolution, Zahidi argues that it will endure, overcoming cultural mores and forever remaking these societies in ways that we, too, can learn from.

Robinson

Alone

Brett Archibald
Authors:
Brett Archibald

'That's what happened, I think, struggling to stay afloat as the ocean pummels me from all sides. I must have blacked out -- exhausted, dehydrated, even a little delirious -- and hit the water.And no one saw it happen.''When I heard Brett had fallen overboard, after twelve hours I said, "There's no way anyone can survive longer than that in the ocean - I certainly couldn't do it." This is an incredible, incredible story.'Oscar Chalupsky, Twelve times Molokai Paddleboard World ChampionIn April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald was on board a surf-charter boat, making a night-time crossing of the Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia. In the middle of a storm, ill with severe food poisoning, Brett was being sick overboard when, for a moment, he blacked out. When he came to, he found himself alone in the raging sea, being spun as if in a washing machine. Sixty miles from shore, Brett saw the lights of his boat disappearing into the darkness. It was very quickly clear that no one had seen him fall, and that no one would hear his shouts for help. He was alone in the ocean. It would be eight hours before his friends realised he was missing. At that point a frantic search began, for a single man hopefully still alive somewhere in thousands of square miles of heaving waves. The Mentawai Strait is remote and the rough weather meant that no planes or helicopters could assist in the search.This is the remarkable story of Brett's ordeal, and his miraculous rescue after twenty-eight hours alone in the ocean; also of his family and friends back home and around the world and the Australian skipper whose sheer doggedness and instinct played such a key role in saving Brett.

Running Press Adult

Brain Dump

Running Press
Authors:
Running Press

Have you had enough of the vexation that accompanies losing the greatest comeback to your office nemesis? Are you sick of the irritation that follows forgetting the idea that would have made you the next Bill Gates? And it's all because you've been stranded on the john without pen and paper! Often our best ideas strike when we're distracted by mundane tasks like doing the dishes, driving, or taking a dump. That's where this journal-slash-activity book comes in. With Brain Dump , you'll have the perfect bathroom companion right at your fingertips so you can jot down all your best thoughts, fancies, and frustrations. Alongside journaling pages so you can write down all your brilliant ideas and practice your best doodles, Brain Dump also includes poo-provoking writing prompts,How would you bring about world peace? and What's your long-term poo plan?,fun facts, brain- teasing puzzles like Sudupoo, and plenty of space to document your poo and help get things moving smoothly. For those moments when nature calls and you're either suddenly struck with inspiration or stuck sitting on the porcelain throne consumed with boredom, Brain Dump is here to save the day!

Rick Steves

Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail

Jamie Jensen
Authors:
Jamie Jensen

Rediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail shows you how to make the most of over 2,000 miles of two-lane highways, from the north woods of Maine, through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and all the way to the heart of Dixie. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps,all in a handy, portable format,this is roadside Americana at your fingertips.Along the way, you'll find:Gettysburg, Dinosaur Land, and the Great Smoky MountainsRoadside curiosities and amusements, stopovers and detours, and the local history and personalities that make each town and city uniquefull-colour modern and vintage photos and illustrationsroadtripusa.com

Rick Steves

Road Trip USA: Atlantic Coast

Jamie Jensen
Authors:
Jamie Jensen

Rediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Atlantic Coast shows you how to make the most of almost 2,000 miles of two-lane highways, from the bright lights of the Big Apple, through the Carolina low-country, and all the way to Florida's free-wheeling Key West. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps,all in a handy, portable format,this is roadside Americana at your fingertips.Along the way, you'll find:Coastal kitsch along the Jersey Shore, the Wright Brothers' Kitty Hawk, and the fabled Fountain of YouthRoadside curiosities and amusements, stopovers and detours, and the local history and personalities that make each town and city uniquefull-colour modern and vintage photos and illustrationsroadtripusa.com

Rick Steves

Road Trip USA: Great River Road

Jamie Jensen
Authors:
Jamie Jensen

Rediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Great River Road shows you how to make the most of the route following the mighty Mississippi River, from its Minnesota headwaters all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps,all in a handy, portable format,this is roadside Americana at your fingertips.Along the way, you'll find:Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Elvis Presley's Graceland, and Cajun CountryRoadside curiosities and amusements, stopovers and detours, and the local history and personalities that make each town and city uniquefull-colour modern and vintage photos and illustrationsroadtripusa.com

Black Dog & Leventhal

Where Are They Buried?

Tod Benoit
Authors:
Tod Benoit
PublicAffairs

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky (10-Year Anniversary REISSUE)

Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
Authors:
Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Judy A. Bernstein
Rick Steves

Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway

Jamie Jensen
Authors:
Jamie Jensen

Professional traveller Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA . In this expanded tour of the Pacific Coast Highway, Jamie takes you from the dense green forests of Washington to the gorgeous beaches of Southern California. From logging towns to surfer lore, Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway covers every aspect of this mostly two-lane route through the unabashedly breathtaking western coast. Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on the west coast's unrivaled scenic highway.This full-colour guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Where Are They Buried?

Tod Benoit
Authors:
Tod Benoit

The perennially best-selling guide to the lives, deaths, and final resting places of our most enduring cultural icons, now revised and completely updated to include 25 entries of the newly dead. Where Are They Buried? has directed legions of fervent fans and multitudes of the morbidly curious to the gravesides, monuments, memorials, and tombstones of the nearly 500 celebrities and antiheros included in the book. By far the most complete and well-organized guide on the subject, every entry features an entertaining capsule biography full of little-known facts; a detailed description of the death; and step-by-step directions to the site of the grave, including not only the name of the cemetery but the specific roads and trails to take within the cemetery to reach the gravesite. The book also provides a handy index of grave locations organized by state, province, and country to make planning a grave-hopping road trip easy and efficient.New entries include Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, Neil Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Dick Clark and twenty more.

Da Capo Press

Benson

Alan Goldsher, George Benson
Authors:
Alan Goldsher, George Benson

Over the span of his illustrious five-decade career, George Benson has sold millions of records, performed for hundreds of millions of fans, and cut some of the most beloved jazz and soul tunes in music history. But the guitarist/vocalist is much more than "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," "Turn Your Love Around," and "Give Me the Night." Benson is a flat-out inspiration, a multitalented artist who survived an impoverished childhood and moulded himself into the first true- and truly successful- jazz/soul crossover artist. And now, on the heels of receiving the prestigious NEW Jazz Masters award, George has finally decided to tell his story. And what a story it is. Benson: The Autobiography follows George's remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of South Africa, and everywhere in between. George Benson is an unparalleled storyteller, and his tales of scuffling on the Chitlin Circuit with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis, and performing with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Benny Goodman, Rod Stewart, Chaka Khan, Count Basie, and Lou Rawls will enthrall devotees of both music history and pop culture.A treat for serious listeners, hardcore guitar aficionados, and casual music followers alike, George's long-awaited book allows readers to meet the man who is one of the most beloved, prolific, and bestselling musicians of his or any other era.

PublicAffairs

A Chinaman's Chance

Eric Liu
Authors:
Eric Liu
Moon Travel

Moon Oregon Camping (Fourth Edition)

Tom Stienstra
Authors:
Tom Stienstra
Constable

Consumer Kids

Ed Mayo and Agnes Nairn
Authors:
Ed Mayo and Agnes Nairn

This book will shock you.Consumer Kids shows how, more than ever before, and perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, our children are being tracked and targeted by big business, which sells them back their dreams, packages their childhood and exploits their vulnerabilities.It looks at why children torture their Barbies, how boys feel about David Beckham, why mums are cooler than dads, why children in the toughest families make the most ardent consumers and why, above all, too much marketing makes you unhappy. This hard-hitting exposé is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the deeper implications of the runaway commercial world we live in.

Sphere

Pacific Vortex!

Clive Cussler
Authors:
Clive Cussler

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe thrilling first Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.Fully armed and with all hands on board, the nuclear submarine Starbuck sailed into the calm Pacific Ocean for sea trials - and vanished. No wreckage, no signals, no survivors: nothing . . . until ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt finds a single, chilling clue in the shark-torn surf off Hawaii - the log of the Starbuck.'Do not search for us, it can only end in vain . . . ' A crazed journal of madness and death is all that remains. And the Captain's final, scrawled, fear-crazed note locates the Starbuck's grave hundreds of miles from her last known position! The search for the Starbuck plunges Dirk Pitt into his most shattering assignment to date - a whirlpool of deep-sea mystery and terror - the Pacific Vortex!'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express

Launch of her debut novel, Eloise.

Judy Finnigan Events

To celebrate publication, Judy Finnigan currently appearing at bookstores around the country to discuss her debut novel, Eloise, and sign copies. Click here for a full list of her UK appearances.