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Raised by an old Indian, Kincade knows one thing about living in the deserts of the lawless Old West. He knows how to survive. The Indian taught Kincaid how to destroy evidence of a camp and how to hunt and shoot a rifle. Now, Kincade is one of the best gunfighters in the West, but there’s one—only one—that can match his prowess, the fierce Wil Logan.
In this candid autobiography, George W. Healy, one of the South’s, and the nation’s, finest and most distinguished journalists, recalls the people and events that, during his career, left an indelible imprint on the history of the nation and the world. Hardcover.
Kathryn Cocquyt’s character, the racehorse Little Freddie, certainly became a legend in her first children’s book. The anticipated success of Cocquyt’s second title about his successor and daughter is closing in on his popularity. In the new book, Little Freddie’s Legacy, Freddie has just returned to the pastures of his parents a proud Kentucky Derby victor. He soon realizes that there is more to life than races as he falls in love with the beautiful blind mare Rosie and sires his first foal, a filly named Baroness.
Why settle for fad diets and exercise programs you won’t stick with for more than a few months? With Mackie Shilstone’s Feelin’ Good About Fitness, you will discover that eating well and exercising regularly are rewards in themselves. When you’re in shape, your whole outlook is brighter, and when getting in shape is so much fun, you won’t need to make any excuses for not sticking with your program. Paperback.
Olga Cossi’s The Magic Box is a powerful story of a young girl’s love for basketball and her transition into adulthood. Her experiences reflect the growing popularity of women’s sports, the pressures of teens to smoke, and the value of acceptance and forgiveness.
Outstanding managers bring out the best in others and get them to give their all to a common cause. In short, they excel as problem solvers, teachers, and sellers of ideas. Some managers naturally have the sensitivity and skills that make them effective and inspiring managers, but most people have to work to develop these abilities. Hardcover.
The fantastic parade floats of Carnival’s Golden Age (1870-1930) depicted themes drawn from mythology, epic literature, history, nature, and whimsy. The glimmering processions of the masked gods and bearded kings of New Orleans Carnival occupy a central position among the rites and glories of this great festival. The long succession of these glowing, torch-lit pageants—with their towering monsters and fantastic decors, their papier-mâché kingdoms and diamond-dust thrones—became the greatest and most beloved of New Orleans communal rituals. Hardcover.
Though Mardi Gras had been celebrated in New Orleans for many years, the Golden Age of Carnival artistry began in the 1870s, and was marked by shimmering pageants and opulent private balls. These balls were attended by invitation only, and the invitations were as lushly executed as the balls and pageants themselves. Over two hundred invitations, dance cards, and admit cards are assembled here, with the vivid and mysterious artwork drawn from subjects in mythology, history, whimsy, and nature, by artists who often toiled in anonymity. Hardcover.
Exquisite in design and craftsmanship, Mardi Gras jewelry, offered as favors by krewe members, are cherished gifts, proudly worn year after year by the lucky recipients. As is everything related to Mardi Gras, these specially designed and crafted keepsakes are unique to the celebration and reveal the intricate detail observed in carrying out the annual tradition.
New Orleans collectibles, and especially Mardi Gras collectibles, continue to be popular worldwide. This gorgeous volume of vintage Mardi Gras ball invitations, dance cards, and admit cards shows off just what kinds of collectibles are still available. Mardi Gras Treasures offers a wonderful look back on the glories of Carnival art, in a single volume that is itself a collector’s item. This special limited edition of 500 is numbered and signed by the author, presented in a lovely cloth slipcase.
In this motivational manual, the author, convinced that everyone has the potential to achieve success, addresses readers directly. Each letter, like advice from a wise old uncle, covers a different tool for self-improvement: positive thinking, goal setting, time management, and many more. Drawing on lessons he learned during his highly lucrative real-estate career, Seymour teaches readers how to “switch on” and motivate themselves to pursue, and achieve, their dreams.
Written in the loose style of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales or Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, Memory’s Keep is a nostalgic and bittersweet flashback, revealing the formative experiences of Trig Trigsely, the unforgettable curmudgeon at the center of Walking Toward Home, Kibler’s first novel in his Clay Bank County trilogy.
Offering reflections on the statements of individuals from Voltaire to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., to colorful characters such as Eliza Doolittle, the author shares his twenty-year collection of mottoes, proverbs, and quotations and advises how to use these inspiring adages to create a workplace that is more productive, supportive, and encouraging.
From his birth to a destitute family in 1809 to his assassination while serving as president of the United States of America in 1865, Abraham Lincoln’s intriguing life is illustrated in this pictorial biography. While many of his actions, including his decision to declare war on the South, are still the subject of debate, Lincoln had an exceptional influence on the history of the United States.
The fictional characters Dracula, Madeline, and Lois Lane were all inspired by real people. There really is a Nathan behind Nathan’s hotdogs, a Cliff behind CliffsNotes, and an Anne behind Auntie Anne’s, but J. Crew is just a figment of a marketing director’s imagination. For those of you who have wondered about these names and those who never thought to, Laura Lee details the stories behind them, and many others, in her new book, The Name’s Familiar II. Paperback.
For a lifetime of healthy eating, Chef Jude Theriot has created New American Light Cuisine, the American cookbook.
New Orleans is known for its love of food, family, and fun. It is also known for its unhealthy eating habits, its plethora of fried food, and its bacchanal celebrations. The New Orleans Program: Eat, Exercise, and Enjoy Life sets out to balance the scales by replacing the unhealthy indulgences of the Crescent City—and America’s increasingly poor eating habits—with a multifaceted food and fitness program, combining the joie de vivre of New Orleans with sound advice on building mental, physical, and spiritual health.
When the Night Thief creeps into town one night, Nedra is the only one who spies him lassoing the moon with his magic rope, plucking out each twinkling star, grabbing the edge of the night sky, and tucking them all into his black bag. But when Nedra tries to tell the townspeople that she knows what has happened, no one believes her except her grandfather. Taking his advice, she decides to find the Night Thief and the stolen night.
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