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Michael McConnell

Michael McConnell - Editor

St. Louis, MO, United States

Experienced book editor specializing in literary fiction, romance, memoir, self-help, English literature, medical, nursing, and history.

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Reviews (5)

Recent proofreading projects include Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady
by Susan Quinn and An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson. I have worked on books by Senator Mitch McConnell, Gretchen Carlson, Carly Fiorina, Elizabeth Gilbert, Seth Godin, Deborah Harkness, and Eric Schlosser. Recent copyediting projects include Above the Line by Urban Meyer and Dealstorming by Tim Sanders.

My Penguin Random House portfolio is now over 60 titles. Some are listed below. My experience includes fiction, business, self-help, medical, English, history, psychology, nursing, and law. (I have proofread over 200 nursing textbooks.)

My work is guaranteed. Deadlines are guaranteed.


7/20/2017 I am available to take new projects.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Anthologies Horror Literature Romance Short Story
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Economics Health & wellbeing Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Psychology

Work experience

Freelance Editor, Proofreader, Owner

Self-employed
April, 1997 – Present (over 20 years)

I have proofread and edited hundreds of books, including college textbooks, fiction, self-help, biography, memoir, romance, anthropology, medicine, nursing, literature, writing.

Managing Editor

The Laryngoscope Journal
September, 1987 – June, 1995 (almost 8 years)

Portfolio (53 selected works)

Amanda Wakes Up

Alisyn Camerota

The Devil Wears Prada meets Primary Colors in this wickedly funny debut novel about a bootstrapping young reporter who lands a plum job at a big-time cable news station and finds her ambitions and her love life turned upside down“A hilarious, eye-opening glimpse into the TV-news trenches, from one who’s had to navigate them backwards and in heels.”—Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Saman... read more

The Devil Wears Prada meets Primary Colors in this wickedly funny debut novel about a bootstrapping young reporter who lands a plum job at a big-time cable news station and finds her ambitions and her love life turned upside down“A hilarious, eye-opening glimpse into the TV-news trenches, from one who’s had to navigate them backwards and in heels.”—Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Saman... read more

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Stephen Kotkin

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant eco... read more

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant eco... read more

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Bk 2)

Deborah Harkness

The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald) J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introdu... read more

The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald) J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introdu... read more

The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama by Worthen W. B. (2003-07-24) Paperback

Worthen W. B.

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

Geoffrey West

From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in.Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term “complexity” can be misleading, however, because what makes West’s di... read more

From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in.Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term “complexity” can be misleading, however, because what makes West’s di... read more

King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

Blaine Harden

The New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14 returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War, and its legacy. In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was repairing jeeps on the sleepy island of Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After jus... read more

The New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14 returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War, and its legacy. In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was repairing jeeps on the sleepy island of Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After jus... read more

In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!

Ann Coulter

Donald Trump won the presidency by being a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution. The media have twisted themselves in knots, trying to grasp how Donald Trump won over millions of Americans and what he'll be like as presi... read more

Donald Trump won the presidency by being a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution. The media have twisted themselves in knots, trying to grasp how Donald Trump won over millions of Americans and what he'll be like as presi... read more

The Signature of All Things: A Novel

Elizabeth Gilbert

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed. Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and d... read more

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed. Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and d... read more

Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations, 2006-2012

Seth Godin

Made for dipping into again and again, Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? brings together the very best of Seth Godin's acclaimed blog and is a classic for fans both old and new. 'Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue' Seth Godin is famous for bestselling books such as Purple Cow and cool entrepreneur... read more

Made for dipping into again and again, Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? brings together the very best of Seth Godin's acclaimed blog and is a classic for fans both old and new. 'Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue' Seth Godin is famous for bestselling books such as Purple Cow and cool entrepreneur... read more

Eileen: A Novel

Ottessa Moshfegh

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and chosen by David Sedaris as his recommended book for his Fall 2016 tour. So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all ... read more

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and chosen by David Sedaris as his recommended book for his Fall 2016 tour. So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all ... read more

An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery

Craig Johnson

In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils TowerCraig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. In the m... read more

In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils TowerCraig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. In the m... read more

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

Susan Quinn

A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American historyIn 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the ... read more

A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American historyIn 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the ... read more

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Eric Schlosser

**The documentary Command and Control, directed by Robert Kenner, finds its origins in Eric Schlosser's book and continues to explore the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America's nuclear aresenal.** The documentary will air on PBS's American Experience on January 10th. A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weaponsFamed investigative journalist Eric Schlos... read more

**The documentary Command and Control, directed by Robert Kenner, finds its origins in Eric Schlosser's book and continues to explore the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America's nuclear aresenal.** The documentary will air on PBS's American Experience on January 10th. A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weaponsFamed investigative journalist Eric Schlos... read more

The Long Game: A Memoir

Mitch McConnell

The candid, behind-the-scenes memoir of the of the Senate Majority Leader and GOP veteran. In October 1984, a hard-charging Kentucky politician waited excitedly for President Ronald Reagan to arrive at a presidential rally in Louisville. In the midst of a tough Senate campaign against an incumbent Democrat, the young Republican hoped Reagan’s endorsement would give a much-needed boost to his i... read more

The candid, behind-the-scenes memoir of the of the Senate Majority Leader and GOP veteran. In October 1984, a hard-charging Kentucky politician waited excitedly for President Ronald Reagan to arrive at a presidential rally in Louisville. In the midst of a tough Senate campaign against an incumbent Democrat, the young Republican hoped Reagan’s endorsement would give a much-needed boost to his i... read more

Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories

Craig Johnson

A New York Times–bestselling collection of Longmire adventures Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking. Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award–winning “Old Indian Trick.” This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s bestselling, award-winning novels and the hit televi... read more

A New York Times–bestselling collection of Longmire adventures Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking. Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award–winning “Old Indian Trick.” This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s bestselling, award-winning novels and the hit televi... read more

The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

Holly Bailey

“A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. It will leave you emotionally drained but glad you journeyed into the heart of this extraordinary storm with Bailey as your guide.” --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award// Winner of the American Meteorological ... read more

“A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. It will leave you emotionally drained but glad you journeyed into the heart of this extraordinary storm with Bailey as your guide.” --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award// Winner of the American Meteorological ... read more

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

Richard Kurin

The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new persp... read more

The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new persp... read more

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life

Dr. Stuart Shanker

There’s no such thing as a bad kid. That’s what a lifetime of experience has taught Dr. Stuart Shanker. No matter how difficult, out of control, distracted, or exhausted a child might seem, there’s a way forward: self-regulation. Overturning decades of conventional wisdom, this radical new technique allows children and the adults who care for them to regain their composure and peace of mind. S... read more

There’s no such thing as a bad kid. That’s what a lifetime of experience has taught Dr. Stuart Shanker. No matter how difficult, out of control, distracted, or exhausted a child might seem, there’s a way forward: self-regulation. Overturning decades of conventional wisdom, this radical new technique allows children and the adults who care for them to regain their composure and peace of mind. S... read more

Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stephen Kotkin

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement. Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming; a pragmatic ideologue; a... read more

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement. Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming; a pragmatic ideologue; a... read more

After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead

Alan S. Blinder

New York Times BestsellerOne of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons.Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history—books written to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve B... read more

New York Times BestsellerOne of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons.Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history—books written to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve B... read more

Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season

Urban Meyer

Remarkable lessons in leadership and teambuilding from one of the greatest college football coaches of our timeIn only thirteen years as a head football coach, first at Bowling Green and then at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State, Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of his sport, with three national championships and a cumulative record of 142 wins and only... read more

Remarkable lessons in leadership and teambuilding from one of the greatest college football coaches of our timeIn only thirteen years as a head football coach, first at Bowling Green and then at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State, Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of his sport, with three national championships and a cumulative record of 142 wins and only... read more

Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey

Carly Fiorina

“There are all kinds of reasons why people fail to fulfill their potential. Perhaps they lack opportunity, perhaps they lack support, perhaps they lack tools or training or education. But everyone has potential. This I know. Our Founders knew it too. They had the radical insight that the right to fulfill your potential— to use your God-given gifts—is a right that comes from God and cannot be t... read more

“There are all kinds of reasons why people fail to fulfill their potential. Perhaps they lack opportunity, perhaps they lack support, perhaps they lack tools or training or education. But everyone has potential. This I know. Our Founders knew it too. They had the radical insight that the right to fulfill your potential— to use your God-given gifts—is a right that comes from God and cannot be t... read more

Getting Real

Gretchen Carlson

In the wake of Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, her memoir of her time at Fox—working alongside Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly, Steve Doocy, and other prominent conservative news personalities—is more relevant than ever.In this candid memoir, celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways about w... read more

In the wake of Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, her memoir of her time at Fox—working alongside Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly, Steve Doocy, and other prominent conservative news personalities—is more relevant than ever.In this candid memoir, celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways about w... read more

A Patriot's History® of the Modern World, Vol. I: From America’s Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945

Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty

“America’s story from 1898 to 1945 is nothing less than the triumph of American exceptionalism over liberal progressivism, despite a few temporary victories by the latter.”Conservative historian Larry Schweikart has won wide acclaim for his number one New York Times bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States. It proved that, contrary to the liberal biases in countless other his­tory ... read more

“America’s story from 1898 to 1945 is nothing less than the triumph of American exceptionalism over liberal progressivism, despite a few temporary victories by the latter.”Conservative historian Larry Schweikart has won wide acclaim for his number one New York Times bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States. It proved that, contrary to the liberal biases in countless other his­tory ... read more

The Office of Mercy

Ariel Djanikian

“A cool and compelling” (Flavorwire) debut of a new postapocalyptic world for fans of The Hunger GamesOn the screen and on the page, dystopian fantasies have captivated the public imagination. In The Office of Mercy, debut novelist Ariel Djanikian has conceived a chilling, post-apocalyptic page-turner that has earned her glowing comparisons to George Orwell and Suzanne Collins.In America-Five,... read more

“A cool and compelling” (Flavorwire) debut of a new postapocalyptic world for fans of The Hunger GamesOn the screen and on the page, dystopian fantasies have captivated the public imagination. In The Office of Mercy, debut novelist Ariel Djanikian has conceived a chilling, post-apocalyptic page-turner that has earned her glowing comparisons to George Orwell and Suzanne Collins.In America-Five,... read more

Homesick for Another World: Stories

Ottessa Moshfegh

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the... read more

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the... read more

Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism

John Norris

A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was Mary McGrory. She was a trailblazing columnist who achieved national syndication and reported from the front lines of American politics for five decades. From her first assignment reporting ... read more

A wildly entertaining biography of the trailblazing Washington columnist and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for commentary Before there was Maureen Dowd or Gail Collins or Molly Ivins, there was Mary McGrory. She was a trailblazing columnist who achieved national syndication and reported from the front lines of American politics for five decades. From her first assignment reporting ... read more

How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention

Stephen Witt

Finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the YearOne of Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Books of All TimeA New York Times Editors’ ChoiceONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS: The Washington Post • The Financial Times • Slate • The Atlantic • Time • Forbes“[How Music Got Free] has the clear writin... read more

Finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the YearOne of Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Books of All TimeA New York Times Editors’ ChoiceONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS: The Washington Post • The Financial Times • Slate • The Atlantic • Time • Forbes“[How Music Got Free] has the clear writin... read more

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein

Could everything we know about fossil fuels be wrong?For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better.How can this be?The explanation, energy expert Alex Epstei... read more

Could everything we know about fossil fuels be wrong?For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better.How can this be?The explanation, energy expert Alex Epstei... read more

The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

Steve Levine

A Soul of the New Machine for our time, a gripping account of invention, commerce, and duplicity in the age of technology A worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. It will power the electric car, relieve global warming, and catapult the winner into a new era of economic and political mastery. Can the United States win? Steve LeVine ... read more

A Soul of the New Machine for our time, a gripping account of invention, commerce, and duplicity in the age of technology A worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. It will power the electric car, relieve global warming, and catapult the winner into a new era of economic and political mastery. Can the United States win? Steve LeVine ... read more

Homesick for Another World: Stories

Ottessa Moshfegh

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the... read more

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the... read more

How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

Julian Guthrie

A New York Times bestseller! The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflightA Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. ... read more

A New York Times bestseller! The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflightA Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. ... read more

White Dog Fell from the Sky: A Novel

Eleanor Morse

An extraordinary novel of love, friendship, and betrayal for admirers of Abraham Verghese and Edwidge DanticatEleanor Morse’s rich and intimate portrait of Botswana, and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and remarkable, is an absorbing and deeply moving story.In apartheid South Africa in 1976, medical student Isaac Muthethe is forced to flee his country after witnessin... read more

An extraordinary novel of love, friendship, and betrayal for admirers of Abraham Verghese and Edwidge DanticatEleanor Morse’s rich and intimate portrait of Botswana, and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and remarkable, is an absorbing and deeply moving story.In apartheid South Africa in 1976, medical student Isaac Muthethe is forced to flee his country after witnessin... read more

Ghana Must Go: A Novel

Taiye Selasi

A “buoyant” and “rapturous” debut novel (The Wall Street Journal) about the transformative power of unconditional loveElectric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of a modern family and an expl... read more

A “buoyant” and “rapturous” debut novel (The Wall Street Journal) about the transformative power of unconditional loveElectric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of a modern family and an expl... read more

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller.Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced t... read more

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller.Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced t... read more

Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA

Joe Nocera, Ben Strauss

“How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won’t anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American values and American justice?” In the four years since Joe Nocera asked those ques­tions in a controversial New York Times column, the National Collegiate Athletic Associa... read more

“How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won’t anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American values and American justice?” In the four years since Joe Nocera asked those ques­tions in a controversial New York Times column, the National Collegiate Athletic Associa... read more

The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition (The Penguin History of American Life)

Amy Kittelstrom

A history of religion’s role in the American liberal tradition through the eyes of seven transformative thinkers Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation’s founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far less simplistic than to... read more

A history of religion’s role in the American liberal tradition through the eyes of seven transformative thinkers Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation’s founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far less simplistic than to... read more

Fundamentals of Nursing, 8e

Patricia A. Potter RN MSN PhD FAAN, Anne Griffin Perry RN EdD FAAN, Patricia Stockert RN BSN MS PhD, Amy Hall RN BSN MS PhD CNE

Learn fundamental nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease! Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition includes accurate, cutting-edge content, active learning strategies, and the latest evidence-based research to help you excel in your classes and prepare for success in today's competitive nursing field. An expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provides a truste... read more

Learn fundamental nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease! Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition includes accurate, cutting-edge content, active learning strategies, and the latest evidence-based research to help you excel in your classes and prepare for success in today's competitive nursing field. An expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provides a truste... read more

eFictions

Joseph F. Trimmer, Wade C. Jennings, Annette Patterson

eFiction's unique database of 200 stories allows you to build your own customized anthology so that both you and your students purchase only the selections you want.

eFiction's unique database of 200 stories allows you to build your own customized anthology so that both you and your students purchase only the selections you want.

2016 ICD-10-CM Standard Edition, 1e

Carol J. Buck MS CPC CCS-P

Select diagnosis codes accurately with Carol J. Buck's 2016 ICD-10-CM: Standard Edition. Designed by coders for coders, this practical manual includes all the ICD-10 codes needed for basic inpatient, outpatient, and Medicare coding. As coders need more extensive knowledge to code with ICD-10-CM ― and to choose from the thousands of possible codes ― this edition provides an essential background... read more

Select diagnosis codes accurately with Carol J. Buck's 2016 ICD-10-CM: Standard Edition. Designed by coders for coders, this practical manual includes all the ICD-10 codes needed for basic inpatient, outpatient, and Medicare coding. As coders need more extensive knowledge to code with ICD-10-CM ― and to choose from the thousands of possible codes ― this edition provides an essential background... read more

100 Things to Do in San Jose Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

Susannah Greenwood

100 Things to Do in San Jose Before You Die guides you through the weird, wild, wonderful sights of Silicon Valley's capitol. With a helpful and humorous voice (grown organically out of the dot com dynasty) this book will allow you to not only find, but fully embrace your inner geek as you pioneer your own Josean form of Manifest Destiny. Provided within are secret hacks to the culinary legacy... read more

100 Things to Do in San Jose Before You Die guides you through the weird, wild, wonderful sights of Silicon Valley's capitol. With a helpful and humorous voice (grown organically out of the dot com dynasty) this book will allow you to not only find, but fully embrace your inner geek as you pioneer your own Josean form of Manifest Destiny. Provided within are secret hacks to the culinary legacy... read more

Recommend This!: Delivering Digital Experiences that People Want to Share

Jason Thibeault, Kirby Wadsworth

A detailed look at relationships and how to harness their power for business growth This book teaches marketers how to build successful relationships with early-stage buyers by creating trust and a sense of friendship. The first step is learning to understand buyer activity to gauge what they want—or might want—when they first visit an online site. Then marketers must use strategies to capture... read more

A detailed look at relationships and how to harness their power for business growth This book teaches marketers how to build successful relationships with early-stage buyers by creating trust and a sense of friendship. The first step is learning to understand buyer activity to gauge what they want—or might want—when they first visit an online site. Then marketers must use strategies to capture... read more

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir with Recipes from an American Family

Kathleen Flinn

A delicious new memoir from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You CryA family history peppered with recipes, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good offers a humorous and flavorful tale spanning three generations as Kathleen Flinn returns to the mix of food and memoir readers loved in her New York Times bestseller, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. Brimm... read more

A delicious new memoir from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You CryA family history peppered with recipes, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good offers a humorous and flavorful tale spanning three generations as Kathleen Flinn returns to the mix of food and memoir readers loved in her New York Times bestseller, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. Brimm... read more

Writing From Sources

Brenda Spatt

Thorough and practical, Writing from Sources is an indispensable guide to source-based composition. Using a skills-based approach, students begin with the building blocks of research writing—annotating a passage and summarizing a source—then progress through more complex steps, such as synthesizing multiple sources and writing a full-length research essay. Along the way, dozens of readings by ... read more

Thorough and practical, Writing from Sources is an indispensable guide to source-based composition. Using a skills-based approach, students begin with the building blocks of research writing—annotating a passage and summarizing a source—then progress through more complex steps, such as synthesizing multiple sources and writing a full-length research essay. Along the way, dozens of readings by ... read more

Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Soft Cover Version, 9e

Sheila A. Sorrentino PhD RN, Leighann Remmert MS RN

Master the essential skills of today’s nursing assistant! Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition prepares you to work in long-term care, acute care, and subacute care settings. Known for its comprehensive coverage and an easy-to-read, visual approach, this book includes step-by-step instructions for over 100 nursing assistant procedures. New to this edition is a practice scenario... read more

Master the essential skills of today’s nursing assistant! Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition prepares you to work in long-term care, acute care, and subacute care settings. Known for its comprehensive coverage and an easy-to-read, visual approach, this book includes step-by-step instructions for over 100 nursing assistant procedures. New to this edition is a practice scenario... read more

A Working Theory of Love: A Novel

Scott Hutchins

An extraordinary debut novel that “hits that sweet spot where humor and melancholy comfortably coexist” (Entertainment Weekly)Before his brief marriage imploded, Neill Bassett took a job feeding data into what could be the world’s first sentient computer. Only his attempt to give it language—through the journals his father left behind after committing suicide—has unexpected consequences. Amids... read more

An extraordinary debut novel that “hits that sweet spot where humor and melancholy comfortably coexist” (Entertainment Weekly)Before his brief marriage imploded, Neill Bassett took a job feeding data into what could be the world’s first sentient computer. Only his attempt to give it language—through the journals his father left behind after committing suicide—has unexpected consequences. Amids... read more

Dear Daughter: A Novel

Elizabeth Little

• Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel • Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel • Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award“Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans.” —People magazine "This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French “A really guts... read more

• Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel • Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel • Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award“Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans.” —People magazine "This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French “A really guts... read more

The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty

Elizabeth L. Silver

Set against the unexplained stroke of the author’s newborn daughter, this stunning, unflinchingly honest memoir is a thought-provoking reflection on uncertainty in medicine and in life.Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in medicine. When her six-week-old daughter, Abby, was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sudden sei... read more

Set against the unexplained stroke of the author’s newborn daughter, this stunning, unflinchingly honest memoir is a thought-provoking reflection on uncertainty in medicine and in life.Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in medicine. When her six-week-old daughter, Abby, was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sudden sei... read more

The Signature of All Things: A Novel

Elizabeth Gilbert

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed. Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and d... read more

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed. Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and d... read more

The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, ye... read more

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, ye... read more

The Sale of a Lifetime: How the Great Bubble Burst of 2017 Can Make You Rich

Harry S. Dent

This best-selling book has been difficult to keep in stock due to high demand! (Check back if it shows no books available.) From founder of Dent Research and Editor of Boom & Bust (www.dentresearch.com), Harry S. Dent Jr. has written an insightful and thought-provoking book that provides a unique look at where to find the biggest profit opportunities in the coming years. Having spent over thre... read more

This best-selling book has been difficult to keep in stock due to high demand! (Check back if it shows no books available.) From founder of Dent Research and Editor of Boom & Bust (www.dentresearch.com), Harry S. Dent Jr. has written an insightful and thought-provoking book that provides a unique look at where to find the biggest profit opportunities in the coming years. Having spent over thre... read more

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Scott Galloway

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook are four of the most influential entities on the planet. Just about everyone knows how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that's been written about The Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway ask... read more

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook are four of the most influential entities on the planet. Just about everyone knows how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that's been written about The Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway ask... read more

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