Bread, Wine, Chocolate

Author: Simran Sethi

Category: General Nonfiction

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Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply.Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences, and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosion—a slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat. In America today, food often looks and tastes the same, whether at a San Francisco farmers market or at a Midwestern potluck. Shockingly, 95% of the world’s calories now come from only thirty species. Though supermarkets seem to be stocked with endless options, the differences between products are superficial, primarily in flavor and brand.Sethi draws on interviews with scientists, farmers, chefs, vintners, beer brewers, coffee roasters and others with firsthand knowledge of our food to reveal the multiple and interconnected reasons for this loss, and its consequences for our health, traditions, and culture. She travels to Ethiopian coffee forests, British yeast culture labs, and Ecuadoran cocoa plantations collecting fascinating stories that will inspire readers to eat more consciously and purposefully, better understand familiar and new foods, and learn what it takes to save the tastes that connect us with the world around us.

The Lady in Gold

Author: Anne-Marie O'Connor

Category: General Nonfiction

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The true story that inspired the movie Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. The Award-Winning Nazi Art Theft SagaWinner of the Marfield National Award for Arts Writing Winner of a California Book Award Library Journal Top 10 Book of 2012   Christian Science Monitor Top 15 Nonfiction of 2012 Best Huffington Post Art Book 2012 Top 12 Nonfiction 2012 of Examiner.comThe spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it.   The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait.   Anne-Marie O'Connor, writer for The Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron.   The Bloch-Bauers were art patrons, and Adele herself was considered a rebel of fin de siècle Vienna (she wanted to be educated, a notion considered "degenerate" in a society that believed women being out in the world went against their feminine "nature"). The author describes how Adele inspired the portrait and how Klimt made more than a hundred sketches of her--simple pencil drawings on thin manila paper.   And O'Connor writes of Klimt himself, son of a failed gold engraver, shunned by arts bureaucrats, called an artistic heretic in his time, a genius in ours.   She writes of the Nazis confiscating the portrait of Adele from the Bloch-Bauers' grand palais; of the Austrian government putting the painting on display, stripping Adele's Jewish surname from it so that no clues to her identity (nor any hint of her Jewish origins) would be revealed. Nazi officials called the painting, The Lady in Gold and proudly exhibited it in Vienna's Baroque Belvedere Palace, consecrated in the 1930s as a Nazi institution.   The author writes of the painting, inspired by the Byzantine mosaics Klimt had studied in Italy, with their exotic symbols and swirls, the subject an idol in a golden shrine.   We see how, sixty years after it was stolen by the Nazis, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer became the subject of a decade-long litigation between the Austrian government and the Bloch-Bauer heirs, how and why the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, and how the Court's decision had profound ramifications in the art world.   A riveting social history; an illuminating and haunting look at turn-of-the-century Vienna; a brilliant portrait of the evolution of a painter; a masterfully told tale of suspense. And at the heart of it, the Lady in Gold--the shimmering painting, and its equally irresistible subject, the fate of each forever intertwined.

Chronicles in History

Author: Timothy Powers

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Through the writings of Tim Powers, you will discover not only what true patriotism is, but just how deep the corruption of our government really runs. I became familiar with Tim through his writings for the Western Center of Journalism and have been a true follower ever since. He has a distinct talent for not only bringing to light the truth, but being able to keep you on the edge of your seat while so eloquently displaying facts that will make you take a second look at the powers that are truly controlling America.

5 Essential Dimensions

Author: A. A. Alebraheem

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Are you searching for a balanced life? Do you want to learn how to make better decisions? Life is all about decisions. This book reveals a game-changing new theory to develop decision making maturity. The theory is based on the premise that our lives have five dimensions - the financial, social, internal, physical, and spiritual. We cannot reach our full potential as individuals unless all five of our life dimensions are balanced.

Toms River

Author: Dan Fagin

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award • “A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York TimesThe riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.One of New Jersey’s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town’s namesake river.In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn’t want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change.A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS“A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Emperor of All Maladies  “A complex tale of powerful industry, local politics, water rights, epidemiology, public health and cancer in a gripping, page-turning environmental thriller.”—NPR“Unstoppable reading.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer   “Meticulously researched and compellingly recounted . . . It’s every bit as important—and as well-written—as A Civil Action and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—The Star-Ledger   “Fascinating . . . a gripping environmental thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)   “An honest, thoroughly researched, intelligently written book.”—Slate   “[A] hard-hitting account . . . a triumph.”—Nature   “Absorbing and thoughtful.”—USA TodayFrom the Hardcover edition.

21 Century Stoic

Author: Vinson Dangora

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Congratulations! If You Searched For Ways To Find Your True Desire And Build A Meaningful Life Then This Is The Right Book for You

Do you want to learn how to practice stoicism and use it in your life?
-Good, This book has actionable information on how to master stoicism in order to lead a productive, successful and fulfilled life.

Are you tired of getting sidetracked and discouraged by little things that keep you away from your True Desire?
-Great, This book explains you the Power of Emotions, what they are and how to handle them

Are you easily distracted, less concentrated, less task-oriented, and diverted by others?
-You'll find Guidelines to find your Mission in Life-based on the Stoic Principles

Or are you simply looking for ways the increase your focus and awareness while achieving greater success in your everyday goals?
-On your Way through the Book you'll learn about the Discipline of Desire, Action & Ascent, Their Actual Meaning for the Age We’re Living in and How to Implement in Everyday life & help others

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Then this Book May Be The Key To Your Success!

You'll discover stoic practices that you can use every day to transform your life,

Immerse yourself into the Stoic philosophy and find the missing link to make it more practical in today’s time,

And learn ways to disarm Anger, Fear and Hate.

Are You Ready To Unleash Your Power Within?

We are all looking for happiness; every single thing we is somehow connected to making us happier.

From working hard to make ends meet, pursuing a career that fulfills us, to pursuing the love of our lives to having kids to starting and running successful businesses, everything somehow leads to a plus on our happiness gauge.

Unfortunately, as you may well be aware, much of what we pursue to be happy is fleeting. That’s why we do one thing hoping it would be the ultimate thing that makes us happy only for us to shift goal posts and start pursuing happiness soon after.

Why is that so? Is there a way we can find lasting happiness? Well, while some argue that happiness comes from within, I could go a little further to say that true happiness comes from fulfilling your purpose for living, which I can even go further to say that true happiness comes from knowing that you are useful in your own unique way.

The beauty of life is not in just living it; it lies in exploring it and finding out what more you can do with your time and presence.Stoicism is an active philosophy. That means that it is not enough to know its practices, one must also live them, develop habits that expand on and complete their ideas in practice.

This book is a general introduction to Stoicism that aims to a basis when faced with the more complex aspects of Stoic Principles.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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