Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories – Chris Williams

Whoa! You mean there actually was a player that stole first base? Yes! Catch the story about the zany guy who pulled that off in Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories. Did you know that Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson was the star of a well-regarded Hollywood movie? The full story about #42’s successful stint in front of the camera is found in the pages of this book. Learn about the All-Star career of the man who Lou Gehrig displaced as Yankees first baseman, a major ...

The Blood and Guts of Email Marketing – W.M. Housouer

Email marketing is one of the most important marketing methods out there. Your email list is your most important asset. No one can take it away from you. You will have it for life. To make it even better email marketing is one of the cheapest marketing methods available. It doesn’t cost anything to send an email. In this book, I am going to talk about what email marketing is. What it costs to become an email marketer. I will also talk about how to ...



Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants – Richard Mabey

“[A] witty and beguiling meditation on weeds and their wily ways
.You will never look at a weed, or flourish a garden fork, in the same way again.” —Richard Holmes, author of The Age of Wonder “In this fascinating, richly detailed book, Richard Mabey gives weeds their full due.” —Carl Zimmer, author of Evolution Richard Mabey, Great Britain’s Britain’s “greatest living nature writer” (London Times), has written a stirring and passionate defense of nature’s most unloved plants.  Weeds is a fascinating, eye-opening, and vastly entertaining appreciation of the natural world’s ...



The Great Influenza – John M. Barry

“Monumental… an authoritative and disturbing morality tale.”—Chicago Tribune  The strongest weapon against pandemic is the truth. Read why in the definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research, The Great Influenza provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon. As Barry concludes, “The final lesson of 1918, a simple one yet one most difficult to execute, is that…those in authority must retain the public’s trust. The way to ...

Smarter Every Year: 366 Random Facts – Elsmere Gracey

The fifth book in the ‘Smarty Pants Series’, ‘Smarter Every Year–366 Random Facts’ contains a fact for every day of the year – even if it is a leap year! Each day is a gift and an opportunity to learn something new. This book offers the reader snippets of information as we travel together to the moon and back. We will also examine unusual items left at airports, have a quick glance at the dark side of life, discover what a forensic entomologist does at ...

The Very First Bible – A.W. Mitchell

After 2,000 years of political editing, additions, deletions, theological focus groups and sloppy translations, the modern bible has more in common with modern art than it does with the very first Christian bible as it was originally transcribed. Now you can read the original gospel and scriptures in their pure unadulterated form as they were after being gathered by Marcion of Sinope in 144 A.D. But it’s what’s not in The Very First Bible that will surprise you – did you know it didn’t contain ...



The Coming Plague – Laurie Garrett

“Here is a volume that should be required reading for policy makers and health professionals.” – Kirkus Reviews After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours. Based on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, ...



Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic – David Quammen

The next big human pandemic—the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza—is likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event “spillover” and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. He illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, ...