Posted October 17, 2017
Dictionary Day celebrates the birthday of American lexicographer Noah Webster, who was born on October 16, 1758.
June 15, 2017
Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ releases for June 2017:
The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey by Soner Cagaptay
In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicenter. And at the heart of Turkey is its right-wing populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Here, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay will look at Erdoğan’s roots in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule, as well as what this means for the world.
Beyond Syria’s Borders: A History of Territorial Disputes in the Middle East by Emma Lundgren Jörum
Lebanon, together with the province of Hatay in Turkey (containing Antakya) and the Golan Heights, were all part of French mandate Syria, but are now all outside the boundaries of the modern Syrian state. The policies and reactions of Syria both to the loss of these territories and to the states that have either absorbed, annexed, or emerged from them (Lebanon, Turkey, and Israel) are the focus of this book.
Ancient Iran: A Concise History by Touraj Daryaee
Rather than focusing on the traditional Persian triple empires - Achaemenids, Arsacids/Parthians, and Sasanians (550 BCE-330 CE) - the Daryaee explores the much larger expanse of tribes and traditions that culminated in the formation of these great empires of antiquity.
Buy Low, Sell High & Here’s Why: The Simplicity of Business Finance by Dr. Philip Young
Buy Low, Sell High is a compact finance book dedicated to helping non-financial people understand business finance easily and painlessly. Written by an experienced and popular teacher of finance to thousands of non-financial managers and professionals around the world, it explains all the key financial terms and concepts in a simple manner.
How Coca-Cola Took Over the World: And 100 More Amazing Stories About the World’s Greatest Brands by Giles Lury
A cross between a business book and a storybook, How Coca-Cola Took Over the World is a collection of 101 accessible, enjoyable, and informative tales of some of the world’s greatest brands, including Tiffany’s, Mercedes, Apple, Pinterest, Chanel No. 5, Corona, Brewdog, Spanx, LG, KFC, WWF, Guinness World Records, and Coca-Cola.
Gluten Free: Recipes & Preparation by Flame Tree Studio
If you're gluten intolerant or just following a gluten-free diet, this is a great selection of varied and delicious recipes. From family breakfasts to quick lunches and elaborate evening entertainments, there are plenty of gluten-free ideas for all your needs.
Vegan Food: Recipes & Preparation by Flame Tree Studio
Vegan food is everywhere, it’s tasty, varied, and ethical. Gone are the days when the bland and the brown dominated a vegan’s recipe choices. Thanks to a surge of interest, and an influx of ideas from around the world, it’s now possible to create a series of flavorful dishes, bursting with color and panache. Covering ingredients, nutrients, and recipes, this book is perfect for entertaining friends, cooking for a family, or a solo night of vegan joy!
Supernatural Horror Short Stories
This latest title in the Gothic Fantasy deluxe edition short story compilations crawls with the dark fingers of terror, the chilling sensation of another presence sitting alongside you while you read the tales of horror laid out before you.
Dream Castle: 25th Anniversary Edition by Andrea Kane
Set against the perilous cliffs of Yorkshire, England, this fairytale love story is threatened by a deeply-buried nightmare from the past.
Dancing with the Doctor: Dimensions of Gender in the Doctor Who Universe by Lorna Jowett
Widespread conversations and criticisms continue about the ways in which Doctor Who represents gender. Dancing with the Doctor, the first book on the Doctor Who universe to take gender as its focus, examines both the successful revival of the series since 2005 and its spin-off series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Colorgami: The Art of Creative Coloring and Paper Folding by Nick Robinson
Create your own individually colored origami creations by coloring in beautiful designs and patterns and following the instructions to create intricate works of art. Featuring 24 tear-out sheets of bonus patterns for you to color and fold, you won't need any origami or coloring-expertise as this simple, step-by-step instruction book will teach you everything you need to get started.
Mindful Journaling by Arcturus Publishing
Mindful Journaling will help you combine writing and relaxation, helping you structure journal entries to clarify your thoughts and feelings, set goals, improve your relationships, harness your inner energy, resolve your problems, and ultimately, build a record of your life – all while de-stressing and finding peace in the process.
Athos: The Holy Mountain by Sydney Loch
Athos, the Holy Mountain of Greece, is one of the most mysterious places in the world. A rugged pyramid that rises up from the Aegean Sea, the mountain is wreathed in myth, legend, and ancient traditions that, to this day, remain largely hidden from view. While living in the mountain's shadow, in Ouranopolis, author Sydney Loch spent many years exploring Athos, and here he paints an enthralling, unrivalled portrait of the Holy Mountain.
Dot to Dot Around the World by Arcturus Publishing
Take a trip around the world with this fun dot-to-dot book. Connect the dots to reveal the tallest building in the world, plot your way along the Great Wall of China, and complete the picture of the ancient Egyptian ruins! Fun facts accompany each picture, so children can learn all about the landmarks and places as they draw. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up.
Lots to Spot: Dinosaurs by Arcturus Publishing
From T. Rex to Triceratops and Diplodocuses to Stegosauruses, there's lots of things to spot on a dinosaur trek! Filled with colorful illustrations and a wonderful cast of dinosaurs to find, this dinosaur activity book will keep children aged 5 and up entertained for hours.
Lots to Spot: Farm by Arcturus Publishing
From cows to chickens and pigs to puppies, there's lots of things to spot on the farm! Filled with colorful illustrations and a cute cast of farmyard animals to find, this farm activity book will keep children aged 5 and up entertained for hours.