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The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based DietThe Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD

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From the creators of the groundbreaking documentary (and bestselling books) Forks Over Knives comes a four-week plan, showing anyone how to transition to a delicious whole-food, plant-based diet. It empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition


Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern AmericaSupreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
by Donald L. Miller

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Acclaimed author, historian, and PBS documentarian Donald L. Miller brilliantly evokes all the exhilaration, glamour, and significance of one of the most creative and consequential moments in American cultural history. In the 1920s midtown Manhattan became the center of New York City, and the cultural and commercial capital of America. This is the story of the people who made it happen.


Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
by Jason L. Riley

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In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back.


JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web DevelopmentJavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
by Jon Duckett

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Are you new to JavaScript, or have you added scripts to your web page but want a better idea of how they work? This book will teach you how to make your websites more interactive, engaging, and usable. In no time at all you will be able to think and code like a programmer.


Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your OrganizationConsider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization
by Daniel Forrester

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The stories and examples within Consider demonstrate that the best decisions, insights, ideas and outcomes result when we take sufficient time to think and reflect. While technology allows us to act and react more quickly than ever before, we are taking increasingly less time to consider our decisions before we make them.