The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

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The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust into extraordinary circumstances, and through courage and a dash of luck, cement their place in history. Chosen as FDR’s fourth term Vice President for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment, and lack of enemies, Harry S. Truman–a Midwesterner who had no college degree and had never had the money to buy his own home–was the prototypical ordinary man. That is, until he was shockingly thrust in over his head after FDR’s sudden death. During the climactic months of the Second World War, Truman had to play judge and jury, pulling America to the forefront of the global stage. The first four months of Truman’s administration saw the founding of the United Nations, the fall of Berlin, victory at Okinawa, firebombings of Tokyo, the first atomic explosion, the Nazi surrender, the liberation of concentration camps, the mass starvation of Europe, the Potsdam Conference, the controversial decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of Imperial Japan, and finally, the end of World War II and the rise of the Cold War. No other president had ever faced so much in such a short period of time.

Tightly focused, meticulously researched, rendered with vivid detail and narrative verve, THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT escorts readers into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous, history-making 120 days, when the stakes were high and the challenge even higher. The result is narrative history of the highest order and a compelling look at a presidency with great relevance to our times.

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation

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More than a tool to correct bad behavior, this handbook urges parents to move beyond typical discipline techniques by creating an environment based on mutual respect, emotional safety, and positive, open communication. The seven outlined principles redefine the parent-dominated family by teaching parents how to achieve mutual parent/child respect without being submissive, set firm limits without using demands or coercion, and empower children to open up, cooperate, and realize their own innate potential. Based on Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication process, the framework helps parents break down the barriers to outstanding relationships with their kids by avoiding destructive language and habits that keep parents and children from understanding one another. Activities, stories, and resources help parents immediately apply the seven keys to any parenting situation.

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Best Day Ever: A Riveting Psychological Thriller about the Perfect Marriage

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In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.

“I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…”

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion.

Praise for Best Day Ever

“An unreliable and chillingly unrepentant narrator.” —Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and The Outliers

“Highly entertaining and truly surprising!” —Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection

“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.” 

Praise for Brené Brown’s Rising Strong

“[Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . [She] empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post

The Best of Us: A Memoir

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From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss–“heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life.” (Anne Lamott)

In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn’t mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of.

Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple–to be a true partner and to have one.

This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce’s return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.

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Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life (The Guilford Self-Help Workbook Series)

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Just imagine: No more obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors. No more planning your day around avoiding certain situations. You can get over OCD–and join the thousands of people who are living freer, happier lives thanks to the clinically proven strategies in this book. Noted OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz provides the information, support, and practical tools you need to:

*Understand your obsessions, compulsions, and rituals
*Develop a customized action plan
*Take gradual steps to safely confront–and master–the situations you avoid
*Find relief from intrusive thoughts, no matter how distressing
*Overcome compulsive urges
*Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships

Based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for OCD, the workbook’s carefully sequenced exercises are illustrated with detailed examples. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

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How to Self-Publish a Children’s Picture Book: The Easy and Inexpensive Way to Create a Book and eBook: For Non-Designers

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Get this bestselling book by an award-winning self-publisher.

“It’s easy to read, easy to understand. Yes, you’ll be introduced to everything you’d possibly need to know about the publishing world, but Bine-Stock explains every term, every step throughout the process, making it both manageable and accessible for even the newbiest writer.” — Cathy C. Hall, SCBWI Bulletin Review Excerpt

“Impressively well written, comprehensive, and practical…” — Midwest Book Review

You’ve decided to publish your own children’s picture book. Welcome to the world of indie publishing!

With this guide, you’ll learn how to create your book with Canva, an easy-to-use, inexpensive design tool.

And you’ll learn how to self-publish your book with the two major print-on-demand (POD) companies, CreateSpace and IngramSpark.

No longer do you have to print 1,000 to 5,000 copies of your book at one time, with the enormous cost this entails. Not to mention the cost of warehousing the books, and arranging for distribution.

With print-on-demand, the set-up costs are low, and a copy of your book is printed only when someone orders it.

This book explains everything you need to know to self-publish a professional-quality printed children’s picture book–even if you are not a graphic designer.

From finding an illustrator, to choosing fonts and colors, to design and layout, this step-by-step guide holds your hand all along the way.

And, as a bonus, there’s even a chapter on how to make an ebook for free to sell on

So chart your own course and self-publish with the help of this book. 

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Speedy Speaker? Tips to Talk Slower

Rapid speakers often report they want to slow down. They usually know when they are not understood, and find it frustrating. The problem is they do not know how to speak slower.

People speak quickly for many reasons. Some do it because of their community’s culture, while others do it to convey their message while someone important to them is still listening.

Sometimes a rapid rate of speech is the first sign of a neurological disorder, such as Parkinson’s Disease, a psychological impairment, a medication’s side effect, or another impairment. If the suggestions below are not effective, or there are other symptoms, readers should consider contacting their physician.

Practice speaking at a very slow pace while tapping your foot. Start by describing the room you are in, one word per tap of your foot. Change the topic to one you are slightly more interested in, and then finally try talking about your family. your work or your favorite hobby. The more interesting the topic is to you, the harder it is to remember to slow down your rate.

Remember as you speak that people need to be able to understand you clearly. If you talk too fast, your message will not be understood. When speaking about technical subjects to listeners in another field, speak a little slower to let them think about what you discuss.

If you speak very fast when giving a speech, try slowing down by opening your mouth a little more as you speak.Practice your speech many times, as well, so you can relax while giving the presentation. This will allow you to look at the audience, so you can see whether the audience understood your message.

Slowing down your rate requires time, and having a peer signal you when you are speaking too fast will help.Your reward will be knowing that your message will be understood easily by others!

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Adult Coloring Books and Colored Pencils 15 PC Kit Unique, Portable, Refillable Design for Travel – Complete Set with Sharpener in Black Carrying Case – Mindfulness and Inspiration – Great Present

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De-Stress, Relax & Put Your Creativity to Work with the Best Adult Coloring Book Kit by Life In Coloring!

Are you looking for a creative and positive way to relieve stress and take a break from the peskiness of everyday life?

Have you always wished you could easily take your coloring hobby everywhere you go?

Well now you can, because this adult coloring book kit is specially designed to help you take your art on the go, easily and in style!

Soothe Anxiety and Relax While Having Fun At the Same Time!

Let each daily quote or mindfulness design ignite your imagination and inspire positive thoughts, while you’re coloring in the enchanting patterns with your favorite colors!

A Complete, Travel-Friendly Kit to Take Your Art On the Go!

Perfect for long haul flights, waiting rooms and train travels, this kit will let you take all your essentials with you, neatly packed in one, elegant case!

1 luxury, portfolio-style, PU leather carrying case with magnetic closure

12 drawing pencils in vibrant colors

1 sharpener

1 small supply pouch

2 stunning books with single sided coloring pages, inspirational quotes and “word of the day”, or unique designs

Refill with Your Favorite Painting Accessories

The kit has been thoughtfully designed to fit almost any pen, pencil and book (flip up or side opening) so you can easily refill it with your favorite art tools and use it for years to come!

Product Specifications:

Dimensions: 12″ x 1″ x 10″

Weight: 1.3 pounds

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Make an Unforgettable Gift

Surprise the artists, colorists and hobbyists in your life with a unique gift that is sure to please! Great for adults teens and young adults.

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