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That's Not How You Do It! (Child's Play Library) (Hardcover) ~ A... Cover Art
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1.  That's Not How You Do It! (Child's Play Library) (Hardcover) ~ Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
Lucy knows how to do everything. She knows how to eat with a spoon and fork, play the xylophone, paint elephants - and lots more besides! All her friends ask her for help if they need to know the right way to do something. When Toshi arrives, Lucy thinks he can't do anything properly at all. He eats differently, plays strange music, and he definitely can't paint elephants. She can barely hide her frustration. And when she finally tries to teach Toshi the right way to do things, she learns a very important lesson herself. A simple, funny tale about understanding, respecting and enjoying our differences.

2.  Slybirds: A Photographic Odyssey of the 353rd Fighter Group During the Second World War (Hardcover) ~ Graham Cross
The distinctive black and yellow chequered markings of the 353rd Fighter Group, the ‘Slybirds’, made them one of the USAAF ‘Mighty’ 8th Air Force’s most colourful fighter groups. Flying P-47D Thunderbolts and later P-51D Mustangs the 353rd’s appearance in the skies over occupied Europe witnessed growing American air power and helped to change the course of the air war. From mid-1943 until the end of hostilities in Europe, the 353rd participated in all major aerial battles from the 1943 Regensburg and Schweinfurt raids to ‘Big Week’, the attacks on Berlin, and the support of the D-Day landings and Normandy campaign in 1944. They went on to win the Distinguished Unit Citation during the Arnhem operation of September 1944 and after converting to P-51 Mustangs they continued to play a full and prominent role in the final smashing of the Third Reich from the air. Fighting High Publishing has come together with respected 8th Air Force historian Graham Cross to tell the story of the ‘Slybirds’. With access to an unparalleled photographic archive built up over nearly thirty years of close association and friendship with the group, the author provides a detailed representation of all aspects of the group’s key activities. Focussing not just on the aircraft and pilots but also the vital work of the ground crews and service personnel, this is a stunning tribute that fills a major gap in the history of 8th Fighter Command. A full honour roll to those who made the ultimate sacrifice is included along with details of all POWs and all confirmed claims by the Group’s air-to-air aces. Packed with nearly 450 photos, the majority of which are previously unpublished, unseen wartime colour photos and detailed captions, this book is a visual and information feast. This latest volume in Fighting High Publishing’s ‘Odyssey’ series is the most in-depth photographic record of the 353rd to date and provides a unique window on a fighter group at war.

3.  Silent Sentinels: A Reference Guide to the Artillery of Gettysburg (Paperback) ~ George Newton
Artillery played an important and perhaps decisive role in the July 1863 battle of Gettysburg. Although many hundreds of books have been published on the battle, very few have focused more than a few paragraphs or a sprinkling of entries on the “long arm” and its role in the battle. This gap is finally filled by George Newton’s Silent Sentinels: A Reference Guide to the Artillery of Gettysburg. Now in paperback, Newton’s well-written and illustrated study was designed to be of use to both the casual battlefield visitor and the serious Civil War scholar. The former will use Silent Sentinels to learn more about the campaign in general, the role of artillery in Civil War battles, and how it was used on the battlefield at Gettysburg. They will also use it to learn how to identify different types of artillery, and tour a wide variety of artillery-related sites from Oak Hill in the north to a solitary gun well south of the Peach Orchard. More experienced Civil War students will find Silent Sentinels' extensive primary sources, diagrams, appendices of numbers and losses, and informative discussion of artillery organization and tactics an indispensable reference resource. Silent Sentinels opens with a general overview of the campaign and a wide-ranging discussion of 19th century artillery, the gun types used at Gettysburg, the equipment needed to operate the guns, how they were organized in each army, and the tactics employed by both Union and Confederate artillerymen. The chapter-long and wide-ranging tour included in this book guides readers to a variety of fascinating sites with enough detail to interest even the most jaded Gettysburg historian. This outstanding and useful historical guide includes detailed endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. Readers can peruse and enjoy this versatile study from the comfort of an easy chair or while walking the magnificent Pennsylvania field.

4.  Turn up the Volume: A Down and Dirty Guide to Launching a Podcast (Paperback) ~ Michael O'Connell
Turn Up the Volume equips journalism students, professionals, and others interested in producing audio content with the know-how necessary to launch a podcast for the first time. It addresses the unique challenges beginner podcasters face in producing professional level audio for online distribution. Beginners can learn how to handle the technical and conceptual challenges of launching, editing, and posting a podcast. This book exposes readers to various techniques and formats available in podcasting. It includes the voices of industry experts as they recount their experiences producing their own podcasts and podcast content. It also examines how data analytics can help grow an audience and provide strategies for marketing and monetization. Written accessibly, Turn Up the Volume gives you a clear and detailed path to launching your first podcast.


Authors to Watch (and Read)

A sensitive and poignant tribute to Princess Diana—the elegant, charming, and sympathetic symbol of our times. The outpouring of public emotion at the early death of Diana, Princess of Wales has lived on in the memories of not just the entire British nation but in billions of people across the world. Now, 20 years later, Diana: The People's Princess celebrates her life, from childhood to her premature death at the age of 36. With authoritative, respectful text and an array of photographs, this updated edition includes new material, including Diana’s legacy as a mother as her sons perpetuate and protect her memory, and continue her humanitarian work.
Diana: The People's Princess: A Celebration of Her Life and Legacy 20 Years On (Hardcover) ~ Nicholas Owen
$28.27
Jun 2, 2017
 

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June 20, 2017

  Basics Lighting Design (Paperback) ~ Roman Skowranek
  Screwmates (Paperback) ~ Laurelin Paige
  Basics Building Technology (Paperback) ~ Bert Bielefeld
 
 

June 27, 2017

  Ossiri and the Bala Mengro (Child's Play Library) (Hardcover) ~ Richard O'Neill
  Yokki and the Parno Gry (Child's Play Library) (Hardcover) ~ Richard O'Neill
  Turn up the Volume: A Down and Dirty Guide to Launching a Podcast (Paperback) ~ Michael O'Connell
  Chevy/GMC Truck Restoration: 1973-1987 (Paperback) ~ Kevin Whipps
  That's Not How You Do It! (Child's Play Library) (Hardcover) ~ Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
 
 

July 4, 2017

  Cold Heart: A Yamabuki Story (Paperback) ~ Katherine M. Lawrence
  Sigmar Polke: Girlfriends (AFTERALL) (Paperback) ~ Stefan Gronert
  The Nature Timeline Posterbook: Unfold the Story of Nature_from the Dawn of Life to the Present Day! (Paperback) ~ Christopher Lloyd
  Electronics for Embedded Systems (Hardcover) ~ Ahmet Bindal
  Angular 2 Blueprints (Paperback) ~ Vinci Rufus
 
 

July 11, 2017

  The Witches of New York (Paperback) ~ Ami McKay
  THE PHANTOM the complete newspaper dailies by Lee Falk, and Wilson McCoy: Volume Eleven 1951-1953 (Hardcover) ~ Lee Falk
  Disney Beauty and the Beast Volume 2: Beast's Tale (Paperback) ~ Mallory Reaves
  Disney Beauty and the Beast Volume 1: Beauty's Tale (Paperback) ~ Mallory Reaves
  The Phantom: the Art of the Ghost Who Walks (Hardcover) ~ Daniel Herman
 
 

July 18, 2017

  Four Feet to Fame (Hardback): A Hollywood Dog Trainer's Journey (Hardcover) ~ Bob Weatherwax
  Transformative Avant-Garde and Other Writings: Krzysztof Wodiczko (Paperback) ~ Krzysztof Wodiczko
  A.Bandit: A Secret Has Two Faces (Hardcover) ~ Glenn Kaino
   

July 25, 2017

  Scottish Highlands - the Hillwalking Guide: 60 Day Walks, Includes 86 Detailed Trail Maps - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat (Paperback) ~ dftl
  Reefer Sanity (Paperback) ~ Kevin Sabet
  The Red Moth (Inspector Pekkala) (Paperback) ~ Sam Eastland
  M is for Mexican (Alphabet Cooking) (Hardcover) ~ Quadrille Publishing
  Paris Haussmann: A Model's Relevance (Hardcover) ~ Benoit Jallon
   
   






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