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Last best hope : America in crisis and renewal book cover

Last best hope : America in crisis and renewal

George Packer

973.933 /Packer
Political, Nonfiction

2020: A ruthless pandemic, an inept and malign government response, polarizing protests, and an election marred by conspiracy theories left many citizens in despair about their country and its democratic experiment. Packer explores four narratives that now dominate American life: Free America, which imagines a nation of separate individuals and serves the interests of corporations and the wealthy; Smart America, the world view of Silicon Valley and the professional elite; Real America, the white Christian nationalism of the heartland; and Just America, which sees citizens as members of identity groups that inflict or suffer oppression. He shows that none of these narratives can sustain a democracy: we must look for a common American identity and find it in the passion for equality that Americans of diverse persuasions have held for centuries. -- adapted from jacket

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If you are looking to understand the different narratives that currently make up American discourse, George Packer's "Last Best Hope" is a good primer. Although Packer boils things down to four different groups, generalizing many things, his overall point is that current divisions will not sustain our country and discusses ways to find a way forward. A short, compelling read. -Anne M

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team book cover

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team


Kids, Nonfiction

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I couldn't put this book down! A very thorough and accessible to all ages account of the incredible cave rescue that the whole world was captivated by. I learned a lot more about how incredibly precarious the situation was, and how truly amazing the efforts of the global rescue team of military personnel, engineers, medics, cave divers, and other volunteers were...Not to mention thirteen children with incredible resiliency and perseverance to survive through so many days of complete darkness, with no food or clean water. -Mari

Martha Stewart's grilling : 125+ recipes for gatherings large and small book cover

Martha Stewart's grilling : 125+ recipes for gatherings large and small

Martha Stewart

641.5784 /Stewart
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

"From starters to sweets, over 125 essential grilling recipes, plus smart tips and techniques."--Page[4] of cover.

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Weber's greatest hits book cover

Weber's greatest hits

Jamie Purviance

641.5784 /Purviance
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Collects over one hundred barbecue recipes from the grilling company, including such offerings as grilled oysters, Korean beef barbecue, jerk-spiced ribs, and Greek seafood salad.

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Weber's greatest hits

Jamie Purviance

641.5784 /Purviance
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Collects over one hundred barbecue recipes from the grilling company, including such offerings as grilled oysters, Korean beef barbecue, jerk-spiced ribs, and Greek seafood salad.

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Guy on fire : 130 recipes for adventures in outdoor cooking book cover

Guy on fire : 130 recipes for adventures in outdoor cooking

Guy Fieri

641.5784 /Fieri
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Food Network superstar, celebrity chef, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Guy Fieri takes cooking outdoors with this smart, practical, four-color cookbook filled with dozens of recipes for meals, drinks, holidays, bashes, and more.

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Grill Skills:  Professional tips for the perfect barbeque book cover

Grill Skills: Professional tips for the perfect barbeque

641.5784 /Grill
Cookbooks, Nonfiction

Would you like to be more confident in your grilling skills? Or do you consider yourself king or queen of the grill? Either way, this is the book for you. In Grill Skills, professionals generously offer their very best tips, advice, and recipes. In these colorful, lighthearted, and photo-rich pages, you'll find how to whip up the perfect barbeque sauce; every recipe you need, and menus, for creatively tweaked traditional barbeque meals with all the proper sides; how to create glorious barbeque buffets for all ages and tastes; ways to conjure up the magic of grilled desserts; expert advice on wines to go with your grilled meals; imaginative decoration instructions to add ambience around the grill; and music playlists for every get-together. This is the book where Tex-Mex meets the islands, the Mediterranean meets Sweden, and the tropics meet urban balconies--an indispensable grill book for all tastes.

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Food52 any night grilling : 60 ways to fire up dinner (and more) book cover

Food52 any night grilling : 60 ways to fire up dinner (and more)

Paula Disbrowe

641.5784 /Food
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Disbrowe coaches readers through cooking over fire, so that the simple pleasures of a grilled meal can be enjoyed any night of the week. She eschews long marinades and low-and-slow cook times, allowing you to go beyond burgers-and-brats on a busy night. You'll also learn how to char fruits and vegetables, and cook foods for future meals.

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Michael Symon's playing with fire : BBQ and more from the grill, smoker, and fireplace book cover

Michael Symon's playing with fire : BBQ and more from the grill, smoker, and fireplace

Michael Symon

641.5784 /Symon
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

In preparing to open his barbecue restaurant, Michael Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America. The 150 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes here draw inspiration from his favourites. Michael offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides. Print run 125,000.

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