Book Reviews Oct 2011
The international socialite and global political activist Joanne King Herring tells her fascinating continuing story in Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield. The former Texas television anchor is known for her improbable fight with the mujahideen against the former Soviet Union. Born in the man’s world of Texas in a time when women had limited choices, Herring blazed a trail with allies as unlikely as Charlie Wilson, Pierre Cardin and President Ronald Reagan, and, in so doing, forged new paths for women in Pakistan, Afghanistan and America.
PIECE OF CAKE!
Create a multitude of cakes everyone loves to eat, from classic layer cakes and Bundt cakes, to old-fashioned cakes and modern innovations, with author Camilla Saulsbury’s book Piece of Cake!
Saulsbury hopes to inspire home bakers everywhere to bake delectable cakes in almost no time and with almost no clean up! She includes baking tips, a list of key ingredients, and what equipment will help provide the best baking results.
LOVE BY THE NUMBERS
Glynis McCants is an internationally known celebrity numerologist whose latest book Love by the Numbers was written for anyone looking for a healthy love relationship or wanting to improve the one they already have.
McCants defines each number in a simple, understandable process. She teaches readers how to find the six numbers that make up their numerology blueprint and how to do a chart comparison.
FASHION DESIGNERS AT THE OPERA
The leading figures in the world of fashion, who have fallen in love with the possibilities of opera, are profiled in Fashion Designers at the Opera by Helena Matheopoulos. Booming with nearly 200 color illustrations of original designers’ sketches, photos or finished costumes, and images of actual productions, it is accompanied by text that draws on interviews with the designers, conductors and opera stars themselves. This book is a must-have for fashionistas and opera fans.
THE HEALING INTELLIGENCE OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Exploring science’s new biological understanding of essential oils, renowned aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt reveals the effectiveness of essential oil treatments in The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils. Schnaubelt presents simple recipes for treating and preventing common ailments such as colds, flu, herpes and candida, as well as its use for pain management.
750 BEST APPETIZERS
Author Judith Finlayson and Chef Jordan Wagman have created the quintessential book of appetizers for any occasion, 750 Best Appetizers From Dips & Salsas to Spreads & Shooters. There are 16 chapters built around specific types of dishes or specific ingredients. This ultimate guide will help you to create hors d’oeuvres that will delight family and friends.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAVING SEEDS
The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds is the largest and most comprehensive resource available on how to collect, save and cultivate all kinds of plants. Seed saving is also a crucial step individuals can take to ensure that genetic diversity is preserved.
Dr. Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough use their wealth of experience to explain the benefits of saving seeds including the ability to select the most desirable traits of each plant.
SEEING TREES: DISCOVER THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRETS OF EVERYDAY TREES
Seeing Trees, by author Nancy Ross Hugo, teaches a whole new way of watching a tree. This book showcases a new form of photography by Robert Llewellyn that captures the miracle of seeds maturing, leaves unfurling, and flowers emerging through photographs that capture every intimate detail of a tree’s life cycle. The book also includes profiles of the most familiar species.