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Rachael Ray 50 : memories and meals from a sweet and savory life /
By Ray, Rachael,
Family: The princess who lived in a fort -- Sardines don't make you friends -- Notebooks -- Nixon was my favorite president -- No baloney bolognese -- Memories of Mamma Leone's -- Half-baked -- The lost girls' adventures in Italy -- They lived happily (and loudly) ever after -- Dogs make you a better person -- Every night is movie night -- I have a black thumb -- Friends: My friend Jacques -- The political animal -- Life is a mixtape -- Awkward celebrity moments -- I hate Paris in the springtime -- There's always room at the inn -- Golden dreams of Tuscany -- Work: The girl with the ice cream boobs -- How I got to Carnegie Hall -- The iron cook -- #IHateRachaelRay -- I never lost a nickel in the restaurant business -- What chefs really eat -- Epilogue: The next 50.America's favorite self-taught cook opens up about the most memorable moments of her life in this candid memoir-inspired cookbook featuring more than 125 all-new recipes.As her fiftieth birthday approached, Ray started thinking, not just about what to make for dinner, but how her passion for food and feeding people developed over a lifetime. Here she opens up about her family, and how they instilled in her a strong work ethic, problem solving skills, and overall love of cooking. The recipes range from all-time favorites to the unexpected, and peppered throughout is her kitchen and life wisdom, along with her philosophy on how we can better serve the world and each other. -- adapted from Amazon.com info

Brian Banks /
DVD, region 1; Anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), Dolby digital 2.0 stereo (Latin Spanish)Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Tiffany Dupont, Melanie Liburd, Matt Battaglia, Dorian Missick, Xosha Roquemore.Music, John Debney ; editor, Greg Hayden ; director of photography, Ricardo Diaz.MPAA rating: PG-13, for thematic content and related images, and for language.The inspirational true story, an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL.
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Doubting Thomas /
DVD, NTSC, all regions; wide screen (16:9); 2.0 stereo, 5.1 surround.Will McFadden, Sarah Butler, Jamie Hector, Robert Belushi, Zach Cregger, James Morrison, Melora Walters.Not rated.When a black baby is inexplicably born to white parents, a family's life is torn apart as secrets are revealed, their love is tested, and the legacy of racism in America hits home.

Ophelia /
Title from disc surface.Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, Clive Owen, George MacKay.DVD, 2.39:1 wide screen, Dolby digital 5.1 and stereo, region 1.Rating: PG-13; for a scene of violence/bloody images, some sensuality, and thematic elements.The unspoken, complex heroine of Hamlet shares her own story through modern language in contemporary Denmark. As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gertrude as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet. A passionate romance kindles between the two in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. When Hamlet's father is murdered and the prince's wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.

Good omens /
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.Title from disc surface.David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Nick Offerman, Mireille Enos, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Taylor Buck, Jon Hamm, Daniel Mays, Sian Brooke.First assistant director, Francesco Reidy.[TV rating: TV-MA].In the beginning and eleven years ago, two immortal beings decide that it might not be time to start an Apocalypse. Having followed the wrong boy for years, Aziraphale and Crowley must now try to locate the whereabouts of the real Antichrist. Perhaps the story of Agnes Nutter and her famous prophecies will hold the answer?Disc one. In the beginning ; The book ; Hard times -- Disc two. Saturday morning funtime ; The doomsday option ; The very last day of the rest of their lives.

Undercover brother.
Michael Jai White, Barry Bostwick, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Gary Owen, Affion Crockett, Laila Odom.DVD, wide screen; NTSC, region 1; single layer; Dolby Digital 5.1.Score by Stanley Clarke ; director of photography, Keith L. Smith.Rating: R; for some sexual material, language and drug content.Way back in 2002, the brothers were hot on the heels of The Man, the leader of a racist, worldwide syndicate known as The Organization, but accidentally got caught in an avalanche of oppressive, white snow. Sixteen years later, they are discovered, thawed out, and as Undercover Brother remains in a coma; Lionel sets out to finish the job they started. With the help of The Brotherhood, Lionel must take on an even more dangerous threat to the black community.

Deep State : Trump, the FBI, and the rule of law /
By Stewart, James B.,
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-351) and index.Introduction -- "Nobody gets out alive" -- "The doors that led to hell" -- A sighting on the Tarmac -- "This feels momentous" -- "The band is back together" -- "To speak or to conceal" -- "There were no prostitutes" -- "Where's my Roy Cohn?" -- "I know you told me not to" -- Seven days in May -- "This is the end of my presidency" -- "The worst day of my life" -- Deep state -- Conclusion.There are questions that the Mueller report couldn't -- or wouldn't -- answer. What instigated the Russia investigation? Did President Trump's meddling incriminate him? There's no mystery to what Trump thinks. He claims that the Deep State, a cabal of career bureaucrats, is concerned only with protecting its own power and undermining the democratic process. Conversely, James Comey has defended the FBI as incorruptible apolitical public servants who work tirelessly to uphold the rule of law. James B. Stewart sifts these conflicting accounts to present a clear-eyed view of what happened inside the FBI in the lead-up to the 2016 election, drawing on scores of interviews with key FBI, Department of Justice, and White House officials and voluminous transcripts, notes, and internal reports.This is the saga of the FBI's simultaneous investigations of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Stewart shows what was set in motion when Trump fired Comey, triggering the appointment of Robert Mueller as an independent special counsel and causing the FBI to open a formal investigation into the president himself. This unprecedented event joined in ongoing combat the presidency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There is no room for compromise, but plenty for collateral damage. Deep State goes beyond the limits of the legally constrained Mueller report, showing how the president's obsession with the idea of a conspiracy against him is still upending lives and sending shockwaves through both the FBI and the Department of Justice.

Crusaders : an epic history of the wars for the holy lands /
By Jones, Dan,
Includes bibliographical references and index.The Count and the Imam -- Poets and Party Kings -- Empire Under Siege -- Deus Vult -- The Preachers' Tale -- March of the Princes -- The Longest Winter -- Jerusalem -- Dividing the Spoils -- Sigurd Jerusalemfarer -- Fields of Blood -- A New Knighthood -- Melisende the Magnificent -- The Swords of our Fathers -- Converted or Deleted -- History Repeating -- The Race for Egypt -- Because of Our Sins -- Lionesses and Lionhearts -- Consumed by Fire -- Enemies Within -- The River of Paradise -- Immutator Mundi -- Khans and Kings -- The Enemy From Hell -- Fragments and Dreams -- Brave New Worlds."For more than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and sometimes at war. When Christian armies seized Jerusalem in 1099, they began the most notorious period of conflict between the two religions. Depending on who you ask, the fall of the holy city was either an inspiring legend or the greatest of horrors. In Crusaders, Dan Jones interrogates the many sides of the larger story, charting a deeply human and avowedly pluralist path through the crusading era. Expanding the usual timeframe, Jones looks to the roots of Christian-Muslim relations in the eighth century and tracks the influence of crusading to present day. He widens the geographical focus to far-flung regions home to so-called enemies of the Church, including Spain, North Africa, southern France, and the Baltic states. By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Mongol chieftains, and barefoot friars. Crusading remains a rallying call to this day, but its role in the popular imagination ignores the cooperation and complicated coexistence that were just as much a feature of the period as warfare. The age-old relationships between faith, conquest, wealth, power, and trade meant that crusading was not only about fighting for the glory of God, but also, among other earthly reasons, about gold. In this richly dramatic narrative that gives voice to sources usually pushed to the margins, Dan Jones has written an authoritative survey of the holy wars with global scope and human focus"--

Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II /
By Baier, Bret,
November 1943: World War II teetered in the balance. The Nazis controlled nearly all of the European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets had already lost millions of lives. That same month in Tehran, with the fate of the world in question, the 'Big Three,' Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, secretly met for the first time to chart a strategy for defeating Hitler. Over three days, this trio, strange bed fellows united by their mutual responsibility as heads of the Allied powers, made essential decisions that would direct the final years of the war and its aftermath. Meanwhile, looming over the covert meeting was the possible threat of a Nazi assassination plot nicknamed 'Operation Long Jump,' heightening the already dramatic stakes.Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-422) and index.Introduction: finding FDR -- Prologue: the "Big Three" dinner party -- Part one: the making of FDR. To whom much is given ; Into the arena ; The crucible ; In the footsteps of Cousin Teddy -- Part two: seeking greatness. The mighty pen ; Governing in crisis ; Franklin and Winston ; The rise of the Allies ; The common cause -- Part three: three days at the brink. The road to Tehran ; Your house is my house ; Clash of titans ; Like a rainbow -- Part four: the endgame. At last, Overlord ; FDR's final act ; The world he left behind -- The last word: 76 years later: keep talking.

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