1968 begins in the mens' room of an exclusive Columbus restaurant and ends two years later in The Rose Bowl, an unwitting but flawless metaphor for Ohio State University's rise to the pinnacle of college football. Between these two events occurs one of the great adventure stories in the history of the sport.
Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
Dec 29, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, "Wicked River" takes readers back to a time before the Mississippi was dredged into a shipping channel, and before Mark Twain romanticized it into myth.
Positively ADD: Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams
Dec 29, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
A bestselling expert in the field teams up with a mother of triplets with attention deficit disorder (ADD) to deliver a much-needed inspirational book that looks at ADD from a rarely seen positive angle.
Building upon this critical work in "Good Calories, Bad Calories" and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat--and how we can change--in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, "Why We Get Fat "makes Taubes's crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Dec 28, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
A remarkable tour de force by a world-renown neuroscientist explains that human beings were never born to read; this invention changed the very organization of man's brain and altered the intellectual evolution of the species.
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
Dec 26, 2012 - Dec 28, 2012
From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language comes a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the last century.
Set 50 years apart, two independent stories weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," Caldecott Medalist Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.
A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell's--"1Q84" is Haruki Murakami's most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.
At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.
Packed with the silly jokes that kids love, including knock-knocks, tongue twisters, riddles, traditional question and answer jokes, and more, "Just Joking" is presented in National Geographic Kids' colorful, photo-driven style.
Simple and visually explained instructions, strategies, and moves are provided for a wide range of board and card games. Also included is information about the historical origins of games, a glossary, and an index. Games is the perfect guide for both beginners, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in a fast and entertaining way to learn new game.