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1 New York Times bestseller Amazon Best Books of the Month A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America s military veterans With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Growing out of President Bush s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W Bush Institute s Military Service Initiative Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9 11 and whom he has come to know personally Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies liberated millions and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation Often they return home with injuries both visible and invisible that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life In addition to these burdens research shows a civilian-military divide Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans and veterans agree eighty-four percent say that the public has little awareness of the issues facing them and their families Each... painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted written by the President Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield their journeys to recovery and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians It is President Bush s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W Bush Presidential Center a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9 11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war more
The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane one of hip-hop s most prolific and admired artists The New York Times For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison Released in 2016 he emerged radically transformed He was sober smiling focused and positive a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past Born in rural Bessemer Alabama Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game His name was made as a drug dealer first rapper second His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers Migos Young Thug Nicki Minaj Zaytoven Mike Will Made-It Metro Boomin Yet every success was followed by setback Too often his erratic behavior threatened to end it all Incarceration violence rap beefs drug addiction But Gucci Mane has changed and he s decided to tell his story In his extraordinary autobiography the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama the streets of East Atlanta the trap house and the studio where he... found his voice as a peerless rapper He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past years behind bars the murder charge drug addiction career highs and lows the making of a trap god It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account an instant classic more
This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
- Over 11 million copies sold- 1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas lasting loveFalling in love is easy Staying in love that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Includes the Couple s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards including Best MusicalLin-Manuel Miranda s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British defended the Constitution and helped to found the United States Fusing hip-hop pop R B and the best traditions of theater this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway reveals the storytelling power of rap and claims our country s origins for a diverse new generation HAMILTON THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions from the only two writers able to provide it Miranda along with Jeremy McCarter a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages-- since before this was even a show according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later In addition Miranda has written more than 200 funny revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto the full text of which is published here Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer Joan Marcus exclusive looks at notebooks and... emails interviews with Questlove Stephen Sond heim leading political commentators and more than 50 people involved with the production and multiple appearances by Presi dent Obama himself The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders the men and women who don t throw away their shot more
The Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece This book includes rare promotional pieces game box art instruction booklet illustrations official character illustrations sprite art interviews with the artists and much much more The Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise as well as rare and never before seen content presented in one handsome hardcover Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise A nostalgic look at the past An exciting look at the future Interviews with some of the artists behind The Legend of Zelda series
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The compelling inspiring and comically sublime story of one man s coming-of-age set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani New York Times Newsday Esquire NPR Booklist Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act his birth Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison Living proof of his parents indiscretion Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could at any moment steal him away Finally liberated by the end of South Africa s tyrannical white rule Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist It is also the story of that young man s relationship with his fearless... rebellious and fervently religious mother his teammate a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty violence and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life The stories collected here are by turns hilarious dramatic and deeply affecting Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother s unconventional unconditional love Praise for Born a Crime A compelling new memoir By turns alarming sad and funny Trevor Noah s book provides a harrowing look through the prism of Mr Noah s family at life in South Africa under apartheid Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid but a love letter to the author s remarkable mother Michiko Kakutani The New York Times An unforgettable memoir Parade What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure even with all its darker edges and perilous turns is reading Noah recount in brisk warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her and an enormous gift to the rest of us USA Today Noah thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother Their fierce bond makes this story soar People Noah s electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race gender and class Booklist starred review A gritty memoir studded with insight and provocative social criticism with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations Kirkus Reviewsmore
New York Times Bestseller The Bob s Burgers Burger Book gives hungry fans their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher s beloved specialty Burgers of the Day in seventy-five original practical recipes With its warm edgy humor outstanding vocal cast and signature musical numbers Bob s Burgers has become one of the most acclaimed and popular animated series on television winning the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and inspiring a hit ongoing comic book and original sound track album Now fans can get the ultimate Bob s Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day Recipes include the Bleu is the Warmest Cheese Burger the Bruschetta-Bout-It Burger and the Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger comes with Fried Okra Serve the Sweaty Palms Burger comes with Hearts of Palm to your ultimate crush just like Tina Belcher or ponder modern American literature with the I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger Fully illustrated with all-new art in the series s signature style The Bob s Burgers Burger Book showcases the entire Belcher family as well as beloved characters including Teddy Jimmy Pesto Jr and Aunt Gayle All recipes come from the fan-created and heavily... followed blog The Bob s Burger Experiment more
Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents and inspirational tips and tutorials of several professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through engaging easy-to-follow step-by-step projects prompts and exercises From the basic shape and form of letters to cursive script spacing and alignment artists will discover how to transform simple words phrases and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced notecards Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen coffee mugs calendars and more Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use as well as work out their artistic ideas Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art including calligraphy illustration chalk lettering and more artists will find a plethora of... exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style With comprehensive instructions and fun inspirational exercises and projects Creative Lettering and Beyond is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and stylish art form more
This lush book of photography represents National Geographic s Photo Ark a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world s animals especially those that are endangered His powerful message conveyed with humor compassion and art to know these animals is to save them Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world He is circling the globe visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12 000 species with an emphasis on those facing extinction He has photographed more than 6 000 already and now thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic he may reach his goal This book showcases his animal portraits from tiny to mammoth from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet
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