Saturday, November 30, 2013

Latest Additions to Non-Fiction

The Sneeze-Free Cat Owner by Diane Morgan

Are you or someone you love among the over ten million Americans who suffer from some sort of pet-related allergy? Is the dream of bringing a cat into your home met with the fear of allergy symptoms? 

The Sneeze-Free Cat Owner is entirely devoted to helping cat lovers who suffer from pet-related allergies find an appropriate breed for their family. This unique guide features in-depth breed profiles that include grooming needs, personality traits, activity levels, and health issues for cats compatible with allergic owners. It also discusses the controversy over the allergy-free properties of so-called "designer cats" and provides information on the best places to purchase or adopt your hypoallergenic cat. 

Because even homes without pets can have high levels of allergens, this book reveals how to minimize exposure in any home and contains dozens of tips for controlling and managing the home environment, including natural, at-home, and homeopathic treatments for allergy sufferers along with recent medical breakthroughs.

If concern over pet-related allergies has prevented you or someone you love from owning a cat, The Sneeze-Free Cat Owner can help in the management of your allergy symptoms and enable you to find the perfect feline friend.

For more information on Diane Morgan and her latest works visit her Amazon author page.  

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly.
The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles.

President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.

In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices.

The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller. 

For more information on Bill O'Reilly and his latest works visit his website.  

Doc Holliday by John Myers Myers

"John Myers Myers has written Doc's story with a skill that matches the sureness of a bullet from Doc's gun."-Dallas Times Herald. "As for the general reader, he'll eat this up and beg for more."-San Francisco Chronicle.

Tales of Old-Time Texas by J. Frank Dobie

It is for good reason that J. Frank Dobie is known as the Southwest's master storyteller. With his eye for color and detail, his ear for the rhythm of language and song, and his heart open to the simple truth of folk wisdom and ways, he movingly and unpretentiously spins the tales of our collective heritages. This he does in Tales of Old-Time Texas, a heartwarming array of twenty-eight stories filled with vivid characters, exciting historical episodes, and traditional themes. As Dobie himself says: "Any tale belongs to whoever can best tell it." Here, then, is a collection of the best Texas tales--by the Texan who can best tell them.

Dobie's recollections include such classics in Lone Star State lore as the tale of Jim Bowie's knife, the legend of the Texas bluebonnet, the story of the Wild Woman of the Navidad, and the account of the headless horseman of the mustangs. Other stories in this outstanding collection regale us with odd and interesting characters and events: the stranger of Sabine Pass, the Apache secret of the Guadalupes, the planter who gambled away his bride, and the Robinhooding of Sam Bass. These stories, and many more, make Tales of Old-Time Texas a beloved classic certain to endure for generations.

For more information on J. Frank Dobie visit this website.  

Texas Bad Girls: Hussies, Harlots and Horse Thieves by J. Lee Butts

Sometimes humorous, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes deeply sad and moving, here are the biographies of fifteen Texas bad girls: husband killers, ordinary murderers, whorehouse madams, prostitutes, gamblers, bank robbers, and floozies.

Each contributes to a rowdy, ribald history that dates from the state's earliest settlers to yesterday's biggest news story.

For more information on J. Lee Butts visit this website.