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release date: Feb 28, 2017
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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors
#1 New York Times bestseller | Amazon "Best Books of the Month"

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans.  With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

 
Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally.  
 
Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has "little awareness" of the issues facing them and their families.
 
Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation’s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians. It is President Bush’s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed. 
 
 
President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.
release date: Apr 03, 2017
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Botanical Line Drawing: 200 Step-by-Step Flowers, Leaves, Cacti, Succulents, and Other Items Found in Nature
Line Drawing is an easy art form featuring illustrative, doodle-like designs. It's used widely among artists of many types with both fine and bold lines, creating different variations. This book walks through drawing very simple doodles, into more elaborate, delicate illustrations, and is easy to follow for all skill levels.
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release date: Feb 21, 2017
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The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda™ including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.

Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise!
 
A nostalgic look at the past!
 
An exciting look at the future!
 
Interviews with some of the artists behind The Legend of Zelda™ series!
release date: Jan 27, 2015
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Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman)

See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman’s whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you. 

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release date: Oct 10, 2017
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Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days
A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces.

This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.
release date: Feb 11, 2016
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Butterfly Garden: Beautiful Butterflies and Flowers Patterns For Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief, Vol. 10
Beautiful Butterflies and Flowers Patterns For Relaxation, Fun, and Stress Relief Adult Coloring Book.
On their own, butterflies might be one of the most intricate and beautiful species in our world. But now, with our butterfly themed adult coloring book, you have the opportunity to create with color your own beautiful species! With abstract designs ranging through all coloring skill levels, you are sure to find relaxing components all throughout this elaborate coloring book.

This book contains over 30 Beautiful, Creative, Complex and Delightful Butterfly designs requiring full immersion for the ultimate in calm and relaxation.

Why You Need To Pick Up This Adult Coloring Book...Right Now!
Do you remember coming home from school with your coloring book, proud of what you have done? As soon as you finish the first page in your adult book, you will be taken right back to those days. You'll want to interrupt your significant other so you can show off your latest work and when he/she turns around and says "that's nice", the sense of satisfaction you'll get will be unlike anything you've experienced before.

The Possibilities Are Endless
When you buy your own Adult Coloring Book, you'll realize that the possibilities are endless. You will also realize that there is just something so appealing about coloring and that it is a great way for you to de-stress at the end of the day. With coloring books being more affordable than ever, there has never been a better time for you to pick up your own today.

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release date: May 08, 2012
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Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More...
Draw 50 Animals is a step-by-step, easy-to-use drawing book that will help kids and adults alike develop their technical drawing skills and build a repertoire of animal subjects.

Fifty furry, scaly and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to learn how to draw, including a lion, a giraffe, a dinosaur, a penguin, a bunny, a shark, and much more. It's easy to bring these animals to life the Draw 50 way.

Over the past thirty years, celebrated author Lee J. Ames' distinctive drawing method has proven successful for those wishing to draw anything from animals to airplanes. The books in the Draw 50 series have sold more than 5 million copies and have shown artists from beginning to advanced levels how to draw.
release date: Sep 12, 2017
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Supernatural: The Men of Letters Bestiary: Winchester Family Edition
This immersive in-world guide based on the highly popular Supernatural television show reveals the strengths, weaknesses, secrets of the deadly ghosts, demons, angels, and creatures that the Winchesters have hunted. 

An immersive in-world guide to the Supernatural universe, this tome from the Men of Letters’ archive features information on the most deadly ghosts, monsters, and infernal events ever encountered.

The Men of Letters were a secret society dedicated to accumulating knowledge of the supernatural and arcane mysteries. Years after the order was wiped out, Sam and Dean Winchester inherited their hidden bunker, where Sam compiled the records of the supernatural entities discovered by the Men of Letters into one book, along with additions and annotations from the Winchesters informed by their time as hunters.

From the Knight of Hell Abaddon to banshees and the Wendigo this fully-illustrated tome will allow fans to explore the creatures of Heaven, Hell, and Earth from the Winchesters’ perspective.

Complete with commentary from Dean and Castiel, Supernatural: The Men of Letters Bestiary offers a rare, immersive look at the creatures and spirits that inhabit the series. 

 

Copyright © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. SUPERNATURAL and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
release date: Jul 04, 2017
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The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Amonkhet
The first of its kind! A series of massive hardcover art books featuring the incredible images of Magic: The Gathering®!!

The fourth book in VIZ Media’s new series of massive hardcover art books featuring the incredible images of Magic: The Gathering®!

“When the Second Sun rests between the horns on the horizon, so begins the Hour of Revelation. Then the Hour of Glory, the Hour of Promise, and finally the Hour of Eternity.”

The Accounting of Hours

The Second Sun creeps across the sky, growing ever closer to the horns of the God-Pharaoh. These pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, will introduce you to the people of Amonkhet, whose life is a series of trials meant to prepare them for the great God-Pharaoh’s return. Join the heroic Planeswalkers of the Gatewatch as they come here to face the evil dragon Nicol Bolas, whose schemes span the planes of the Multiverse. 

The glorious hope and desolate despair of Amonkhet await you as the final hours draw near!
release date: Aug 09, 2005
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The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
The intimate life of artist Frida Kahlo is wonderfully revealed in the illustrated journal she kept during her last 10 years. This passionate and at times surprising record contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams; many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera, along with 70 mesmerising watercolour illustrations. The text entries in brightly coloured inks make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read. Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than thirty-five operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of eighteen.
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