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Phil Knight

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  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike (Export Edition)

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

    Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it’s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.

    But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s surprising, humble, unfiltered, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. It all begins with a classic crossroads moment. Twenty-four years old, backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa, wrestling with life’s Great Questions, Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.

    Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive, transformative power of sports, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything. 

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  • Superwoman Vol. 1: Who Killed Superwoman? (Rebirth)
    In Superman's absence, the newly super-powered Lois Lane must take on the task of being the protector of Metropolis. The only problem is, her newfound powers are killing her!

    A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! 

    Imbued with the powers of Superman, Lois Lane pledges to use her powers to protect Metropolois as the new Superwoman. The only problem is, Lois' new powers are killing her, and neither she nor her friend and confidant Lana Lang know what to do about it.

    Will Lois even survive long enough to uncover the deadly secret of her new foe, ULTRA-WOMAN? Find out in SUPERWOMAN VOL. 1, written and drawn by comics superstar Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS)! 

    Collects SUPERWOMAN #1-7.

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  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition
    Frank Miller's genre-defining graphic novel celebrates its 30th year anniversary with a new edition.

    Set ten years in the future, Frank Miller's BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS tells a story of a broken-down, veteran crime fighter trying to bring Gotham City back from the brink of destruction.

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  • Vampire Knight, Vol. 19 (Vampire Knight #19)

    Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

    Kaname vows to sacrifice himself. Yuki vows to sacrifice herself to stop him.

    Zero takes a weapon in hand to protect what is dear to him.

    Whether parted for eternity or close enough to touch, they each will always desire their beloved…

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  • Vampire Knight, Vol. 18 (Vampire Knight #18)

    Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

    Yukio and Zero team up to go after Kaname. Yuki and Kaname fight each other in the headquarters of the Hunter Society while Sara tries to control Zero through her blood. The female progenitor’s origin metal intervenes, and Yuki realizes there is only one way to stop Kaname…

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  • The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F*Ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do

    THE "GENIUS" (Cosmopolitan) NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
    ON THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MORE
    Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck.



    This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt--and give your f*cks instead to people and things that make you happy.

    The easy-to-use, two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f*ck about: 


    • Family drama

    • Having a "bikini body"

    • Iceland

    • Co-workers' opinions, pets, and children

    • And other bullsh*t!


    And it will free you to spend your time, energy, and money on the things that really matter. So what are you waiting for? Stop giving a f*ck and start living your best life today!

     

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  • TED Books Box Set: The Science Mind: Follow Your Gut, How We'll Live on Mars, and The Laws of Medicine

    An exciting boxed set collection of must-have TED Books for any science reader—from medical professionals to armchair Internet doctors to sci-fi enthusiasts—an engaging and fresh look at the inner and outer world around us, including Follow Your GutHow We’ll Live On Mars, and The Laws of Medicine.

    Allergies, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. How does this groundbreaking science influence your health, mood, and more? In Follow Your Gut pioneering scientist Rob Knight pairs with award-winning science journalist Brendan Buhler to explain why these new findings matter to everyone.

    In How We’ll Live on Mars award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek considers what sounds like science fiction as fact: within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. In fact, we’ll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science, and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity, and he explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen.

    The Laws of Medicine is essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of Maladies and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers, Siddhartha Mukherjee reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine—and how understanding these principles can empower us all. 

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  • The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil

      


     

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  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg #1-3)

     

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  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

    It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. 

    Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive. This collection is hailed as a comics masterpiece and was responsible for the launch of the Batman movies.

    This volume collects Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1-4.

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  • The Art and Making of ParaNorman


    From LAIKA, the studio behind the hit film Coraline, comes another marvel of stop-motion animation and creative storytelling. For ParaNorman, LAIKA’s team of artists and animators built and brought to life a miniature town, a horde of zombies, and a quirky cast of characters to tell a tale of a boy with spooky talents who must save his hometown from a centuries-old curse. Featuring the amazing and detailed artwork that went into the film’s creation—from character sketches and concept art to puppets, textiles, set dressing, and 3-D printed facial models—The Art and Making of ParaNorman goes behind the scenes to explore the exacting, exciting steps that are achieved frame by frame in this newest LAIKA masterpiece.





    Jed Alger grew up in New England, in a town not unlike the one in ParaNorman, minus the zombies. Now he lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

    Travis Knight is LAIKA’s President and CEO as well as lead animator on LAIKA’s first feature, Coraline, and producer and lead animator on ParaNorman.

    Sam Fell is the director of ParaNorman. Before joining LAIKA, he wrote and directed Dreamwork’s Flushed Away and was the director of Universal’s The Tale of Despereaux. Chris Butler was head of story on LAIKA’s Coraline and is the writer and director of ParaNorman.



     

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  • The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4)

    My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

    To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

    Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl—smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

    With the unwelcome company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end—a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan's side.

    To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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