#1

Bread and Butter Basketball

by Alvin F. "Doggie" Julian

“Doggie” Julian’s first big success in basketball came when his Muhlenberg teams of the early 1940’s played in two National Invitation Tournaments. A few years later he gained nation-wide prominence with his powerhouse teams at Holy Cross College. Featuring such great stars as Bob Cousy and George Kaftan, the Crusaders compiled a 27 and 3 record in 1947 and won the NCAA crown. In three seasons at Holy Cross Doggie’s teams won 65 games and lost only 10. His success earned him a tour as Head Coach of the Boston Celtics ,where he helped to lay the foundation for the great NBA champions of today.

“Doggie” returned to the collegiate ranks in 1951, accepting the coaching assignment at Dartmouth College. Starting with a team that finished last, “Doggie” has made Dartmouth the perennial team to beat in the Ivy League. The Indian, ‘dominance includes 3 championships in a 4 year period, and in 1958 they advanced to the Eastern Regional Finals of the NCAA tournament against some of the best competition in the country. Coach Julian’s achievements-made possible with only the material at hand-have earned him a place of respect in the coaching fraternity alongside names like Adolph Rupp and Hank Iba. He reveals how it’s done and shows you all his methods in Bread and Butter Basketball.

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#2

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

by Donald S. Passman

Now in it’s fourth edition, “All You Need to Know About the Music Business” is universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Called “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times, this newest edition is filled with vital information on the technological advances that are reshaping the business, and how novices and experts alike should manage such changes.

The book includes the names and addresses of the major music rights and clearing agencies, major performance rights societies, and a lengthy list of songs currently in the public domain. Plus, more than 70 forms and license agreements, including many new ones, are included on a companion computer disk that is searchable by caption, topic, or keyword.

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#3

Kohn on Music Licensing

by Bob Kohn

The Second Edition to this critically acclaimed best-seller is a “must-have” for all music copyright owners and producers seeking to clear music rights for products and performances. The authors, who have over 50-plus years of hands-on experience, take you step-by-step through the entire licensing process. In clear, understandable language, they provide detailed explanations of the many kinds of music licenses, identify the critical issues addressed in each, and offer valuable strategy and advice to both rights owners and prospective licensees.

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#4

Fantastic Voyage

by Ray Kurzwell & Terry Grossman, MD

Health is primary. There must be a reason that both June and Lee have experienced and recovered from very serious well documented medical events. This has been a driving force behind their commitment to wellnesss. Ray Kurzwell has provided a textbook that everyone should read (just read a chapter here and there).

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#5

Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT.

by Joe Pizzorno, ND

Eliminate avoidable toxins, mitigate the effects of those you can’t avoid, and enjoy a longer life with this essential health guide from a pioneer in integrative medicine, Dr. Joe Pizzorno—the author, teacher, practitioner, and founder of Bastyr University, the country’s first and largest fully accredited university of natural medicine.

Dr. Joe Pizzorno is convinced that lifelong good health rests on two key determinants: your exposure to toxins and your ability to process them in your body. While lifestyle, diet, and genetics all play a major role in well-being, many symptoms of declining health and chronic disease are rooted in toxic overload—our exposure to a barrage of chemicals, heavy metals, radiation, electromagnetic frequencies, and pollution that are the byproducts of modern life. While the human body has an innate capacity to detoxify, it cannot cope with the elevated levels of toxins we are exposed to today. Most alarmingly, this toxic overload has helped transform once rare diseases into epidemics affecting people of all ages.

In The Toxin Solution, Dr. Pizzorno provides the proven detox and tailored methods he has developed to heal toxic overload and restore health in just eight weeks. With this essential guide you will learn how to:

  • Avoid toxins in food and the products you use;
  • Mend your gut and prepare for detox;
  • Support your body in releasing the chemicals;
  • Repair some of the damage toxins have caused.

Fortunately, our bodies have a tremendous capacity for healing and recovery. With The Toxin Solution you will discover how releasing and avoiding toxins can help you to feel better today—and every day for the rest of your life.

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#6

Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World

by Josh Tickell

Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us.

Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his life to saving the environment. Now, in Kiss the Ground, he explains an incredible truth: by changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, regenerative agriculture diet, we can reverse global warming, harvest healthy, abundant food, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, pets, bodies, and ultimately our planet.

Through fascinating and accessible interviews with celebrity chefs, ranchers, farmers, and top scientists, this remarkable book, soon to be a full-length documentary film narrated by Woody Harrelson, will teach you how to become an agent in humanity’s single most important and time sensitive mission. Reverse climate change and effectively save the world—all through the choices you make in how and what to eat.

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#7

The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind

by Richard Wiseman

Why do some people lead happy, successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partners whilst others stagger from one broken relationship to the next? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? And can unlucky people do anything to improve their luck – and lives?

Ten years ago, Professor Richard Wiseman decided to search for the elusive luck factor by investigating the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. The results reveal a radical new way of looking at luck.

In this audiobook Wiseman identifies the four simple behavioral techniques that have been scientifically proven to help you attract good fortune. He then shows how you can use these methods to revolutionize every area of your life – including your relationships, personal finances, and career.

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#8

The Soul of A New Machine

by Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder’s “riveting” (Washington Post) story of one company’s efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and has become essential reading for understanding the history of the American tech industry.

Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations.

The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century.

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#9

The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir

by Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson

A “fascinating and terrifying” memoir of one woman’s extraordinary effort to save her husband’s life (Scientific American) — and the discovery of a forgotten cure that has the potential to save millions more.

Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Tom came down with a stomach bug. What at first seemed like a case of food poisoning quickly turned critical, and by the time Tom had been transferred via emergency medevac to the world-class medical center at UC San Diego, where both he and Steffanie worked, blood work revealed why modern medicine was failing: Tom was fighting one of the most dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the world.

Frantic, Steffanie combed through research old and new and came across phage therapy: the idea that the right virus, aka “the perfect predator,” can kill even the most lethal bacteria. Phage treatment had fallen out of favor almost 100 years ago, after antibiotic use went mainstream. Now, with time running out, Steffanie appealed to phage researchers all over the world for help. She found allies at the FDA, researchers from Texas A&M, and a clandestine Navy biomedical center — and together they resurrected a forgotten cure.

A nail-biting medical mystery, The Perfect Predator is a story of love and survival against all odds, and the (re)discovery of a powerful new weapon in the global superbug crisis.

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#10

The Bankers: The New Worlds of Money, Credit, and Banking in an Electronic Age

by Martin Mayer

Lee is grateful to have been featured in this book.

The sequel to The Bankers explores the fluid nature of banking and money in the computer age, the changing economic role of banks and other financial institutions, the growth of credit cards and ATM machines, and the impact of computerized trading.

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#11

This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World

by Yancey Strickler

A vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living, from the cofounder of Kickstarter.

Western society is trapped by three assumptions: 1) That the point of life is to maximize your self-interest and wealth, 2) That we’re individuals trapped in an adversarial world, and 3) That this is natural and inevitable. These ideas separate us, keep us powerless, and limit our imagination for the future. It’s time we replace them with something new.

This Could Be Our Future is about how we got here, and how we change course. While the pursuit of wealth has produced innovation and prosperity, it also established an implicit belief that the right choice in every decision is whichever option makes the most money. The answer isn’t to get rid of money; it’s to expand our concept of value. By assigning rational value to other values besides money–things like community, purpose, and sustainability–we can refocus our energies to build a society that’s generous, fair, and ready for the future. By recalibrating our definition of value, a world of scarcity can become a world of abundance.

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#12

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

by Paul Stamets

Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.

The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”–the fruit of which are mushrooms–recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening).

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.

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#13

Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases

by Dean Ornish M.D.

Fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease—as well as prevent and reduce symptoms—from the world-renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine.

Dean Ornish, M.D., has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse—undo!—the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.

Medicare and many insurance companies now cover Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease because it consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported—based on forty years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

Now, in this landmark book, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur. They describe what it is, why it works, and how you can do it

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#14

The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

by Mimi Guarneri M.D. FACC

Every day, 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease—and despite remarkable interventional and surgical procedures, over 650,000 new heart attacks occur annually.

In The Heart Speaks, Dr. Mimi Guarneri reveals groundbreaking new research that the heart is a multilayered, complex organ, possessing intelligence, memory, and decision-making abilities independent from the mind—and that healing the heart can have more to do with healing the mind and soul than we ever knew.

From childhood in a family riddled with heart disease to a medical career facing the pounding heartbeats of cardiac emergencies, Dr. Guarneri draws us into the intimate moments of life and death, and leads us on a riveting exploration of the heart’s many mysteries. Through her compelling memoir we see that it is only by knowing the whole heart—its mental, emotional, spiritual, and universal aspects—that we can truly heal.

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#15

Cured: The Life-Changing Science of Spontaneous Healing

by Jeffrey Rediger, MD

When it comes to disease, who beats the odds ― and why?

When it comes to spontaneous healing, skepticism abounds. Doctors are taught that “miraculous” recoveries are flukes, and as a result they don’t study those cases or take them into account when treating patients.

Enter Dr. Jeff Rediger, who has spent over 15 years studying spontaneous healing, pioneering the use of scientific tools to investigate recoveries from incurable illnesses. Dr. Rediger’s research has taken him from America’s top hospitals to healing centers around the world―and along the way he’s uncovered insights into why some people beat the odds.

In Cured, Dr. Rediger digs down to the root causes of illness, showing how to create an environment that sets the stage for healing. He reveals the patterns behind healing and lays out the physical and mental principles associated with recovery: first, we need to physically heal our diet and our immune systems. Next, we need to mentally heal our stress response and our identities.

Through rigorous research, Dr. Rediger shows that much of our physical reality is created in our minds. Our perception changes our experience, even to the point of changing our physical bodies―and thus the healing of our identity may be our greatest tool to recovery.

Ultimately, miracles only contradict what we know of nature at this point in time. Cured leads the way in explaining the science behind these miracles, and provides a first-of-its-kind guidebook to both healing and preventing disease.

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#16

Masters of the Wired World

by Anne Leer

Lee’s article, “The Analog Analogy,” is one of the principal sections of “Masters of the Wired World,” a book published by Financial Times Putman and edited by Anne Leer.

The key players of the information age come together to discuss the defining issues for business, commerce, and our working lives. Find out what over 50 of the world’s most important market movers think about the way we do business and the way we will in the future. This book will transform your understanding of the impact the information age has on business with original contributions from world-renowned leaders such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, Rupert Murdoch, Edith Cresson, Clifford Stoll, Peter Cochrane, and James Martin.

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#17

What Dreams May Come: A Novel

by Richard Matheson

A LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS HEAVEN AND HELL

What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death.

But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and when tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.

Richard Matheson’s powerful tale of life—and love—after death was the basis for the Oscar-winning film starring Robin Williams.

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