Scuttle Ships Before Advancing - Richard A. Luecke
In the spring of 1942, Japan's Admiral Yamamoto devised an ingenious strategy to attack Midway Island and deliver the knockout punch of the war in the Pacific. His elegant operational plan--which involved elaborate traps and diversions and required clockwork coordination--was founded on complete faith that he could predict the Americans' every move. But the perfect plan went wrong, and Japan's elite Strike Force was crushed, losing four carriers, over three hundred aircraft, and 2,500 men.
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Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better - John Holt
John Holt is credited with launching today's huge and still growing homeschooling movement. This book is his most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion to call parents to save their children from schools of all kinds. Holt advocates self-directed learning and a creative life.
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Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are - Sebastian Seung
We know that each of us is unique, but science has struggled to pinpoint where, precisely, our uniqueness resides. Is it in our genes? The structure of our brains? Our genome may determine our eye color and even aspects of our personality. But our friendships, failures, and passions also shape who we are. The question is: how? Sebastian Seung, a dynamic professor at MIT, is on a quest to discover the biological basis of identity. He believes it lies in the pattern of connections between the
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Six Great Ideas - Mortimer J. Adler
A Simon & Schuster eBook
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For These Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope and Healing - Max Lucado
When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado points to the only real answer to tragedy and crisis: Prayer. In For These Tough Times, Lucado helps us understand how to pray despite our doubt and fear.
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Now Write! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers - Sherry Ellis
An essential handbook for nonfiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of today's masters of creative non-fiction, including Gay Talese, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, Tilar Mazzeo, and many more! Beginners and seasoned writers alike will relish the opportunity to use the top-notch writing exercises collected in Now Write! Nonfiction culled from the personal stashes of bestselling and critically-acclaimed nonfiction authors like legendary essayist Gay Talese (Thy
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Write in Stealing Habit Logbook: Blank Books You Can Write in - H Barnett
Everyone has a habit they want to get rid of, change or improve. For some it's to stop stealing, for others it's to become more organized or stop smoking. Some people want to be healthy and others want to stop being a bully. The first step when changing a habit is to have a clear understanding of what you are currently doing. Keeping this logbook gives you a dedicated place to record your actions, triggers and excuses for stealing. Featuring: MAKE YOUR OWN - REFERENCES to record contacts,
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Learning to Love You More - Harrell Fletcher, Miranda July
A collaboration between writer, filmmaker and artist Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher, this book brings together the best of the popular website, which asks ordinary people to contribute to assignments posted on the site and features responses that are surprising, touching, imaginative, and often hilarious.
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Teach Yourself Life at 50--For Men - Robert Ashton
Enjoy your 50s to the fullest "Teach Yourself Life at 50--for Men" outlines the many opportunities and possible life changes you experience once you reach 50. Containing both straightforward advice and interactive material, such as action plans and checklists, it covers every area of your life, from family and health to careers and finances.
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Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) - Eline Snel, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Myla Kabat-Zinn
Simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions.  Includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness—the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is—is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for
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