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Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history Now from Bill O Reilly anchor of The O Reilly Factor comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series Killing Patton General George S Patton Jr died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II For almost seventy years there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton s tragic demise naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor readers of Nora Ephron Tina Fey and David Sedaris this hilarious wise and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham the acclaimed creator producer and star of HBO s Girls as one of the most original young talents writing today In Not That Kind of Girl Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one s way in the world falling in love feeling alone being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age finding true love and most of all having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told Take My Virginity No Really Take It is the account of Dunham s first time and how her expectations of sex didn t quite live up to the actual event No floodgate had been opened no vault of true womanhood unlocked Girls Jerks explores her former attraction to less-than-nice guys guys who had perfected the dynamic of disrespect she found so intriguing Is This Even Real is a meditation on her lifelong obsession with death and dying what she calls her genetically predestined morbidity And in I Didn t F Them but They Yelled at Me she imagines the tell-all she will write when she is eighty and... past caring able to reflect honestly on the sexism and condescension she has encountered in Hollywood where women are treated like the paper thingies that protect glasses in hotel bathrooms necessary but infinitely disposable Exuberant moving and keenly observed Not That Kind of Girl is a series of dispatches from the frontlines of the struggle that is growing up I m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you Dunham writes But if I can take what I ve learned and make one menial job easier for you or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile Praise for Not That Kind of Girl The gifted Ms Dunham not only writes with observant precision but also brings a measure of perspective nostalgia and an older person s sort of wisdom to her portrait of her not all that much younger self and her world By simply telling her own story in all its specificity and sometimes embarrassing detail she has written a book that s as acute and heartfelt as it is funny Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Dunham has crafted warm intelligent writing that is both deeply personal and engaging Hers is not only a voice who deserves to be heard but also one who will inspire other important voices to tell their stories too Roxane Gay Time A lovely touching surprisingly sentimental portrait of a woman who despite repeatedly baring her body and soul to audiences remains a bit of an enigma a young woman who sets the agenda defies classification and seems utterly at home in her own skin Chicago Tribune A lot of us fear we don t measure up beautywise and that we endure too much crummy treatment from men On these topics Dunham is funny wise and yes brave Among Dunham s gifts to womankind is her frontline example that some asshole may call you undesirable or worse and it won t kill you Your version matters more Ellemore
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs The Innovators is Walter Isaacson s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities What led to their creative leaps Why did some succeed and others fail In his masterly saga Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace Lord Byron s daughter who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution such as Vannevar Bush Alan Turing John von Neumann J C R Licklider Doug Engelbart Robert Noyce Bill Gates Steve Wozniak Steve Jobs Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive It s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative For an era that seeks to foster innovation creativity and teamwork The Innovators shows how they happen
From actor Cary Elwes who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories exclusive photographs and interviews with costars Robin Wright Wallace Shawn Billy Crystal Christopher Guest and Mandy Patinkin as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman producer Norman Lear and director Rob Reiner The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey As You Wish is a... must-have for all fans of this beloved film more
In Amy Poehler s highly anticipated first book Yes Please she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice some useful some not so much like when to be funny and when to be serious Powered by Amy s charming and hilarious biting yet wise voice Yes Please is a book full of words to live by
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more In boyhood Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent As a teenager he channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics But when World War II began the athlete became an airman embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943 When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean against all odds Zamperini survived adrift on a foundering life raft Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will Appearing in paperback for the first time with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q A with the author Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura... Hillenbrand Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award Extraordinarily moving a powerfully drawn survival epic The Wall Street Journal A one-in-a-billion story designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid It is amazing unforgettable gripping harrowing chilling and inspiring New York Staggering mesmerizing Hillenbrand s writing is so ferociously cinematic the events she describes so incredible you don t dare take your eyes off the page People A meticulous soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life The Washington Post Ambitious and powerful a startling narrative and an inspirational book The New York Times Book Review Magnificent incredible Hillenbrand has crafted another masterful blend of sports history and overcoming terrific odds this is biography taken to the nth degree a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times The Dallas Morning News An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity Entertainment Weekly A tale of triumph and redemption astonishingly detailed O The Oprah Magazine A masterfully told true story nothing less than a marvel Washingtonian Hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter s pace Time Hillenbrand is one of our best writers of narrative history You don t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book you just have to love great storytelling Rebecca Skloot author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksmore
The inspiring and revelatory autobiography of the defense secretary and CIA director who led the intelligence war that killed Bin Laden among many important roles in a legendary career It could be said that Leon Panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant in the past fifty years His first career beginning as an army intelligence officer and including a distinguished run as one of Congress s most powerful and respected members lasted thirty-five years and culminated in his transformational role as Clinton s budget czar and White House chief of staff He then retired to establish the Panetta Institute with his wife of fifty years Sylvia to serve on the Iraq Study Group and to protect his beloved California coastline But in 2009 he accepted what many said was a thankless task returning to public office as the director of the CIA taking it from a state of turmoil after the Bush-era torture debates and moving it back to the vital center of America s war against Al Qaeda including the campaign that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden And then in the wake of bin Laden s death Panetta became the U S secretary of defense inheriting two troubled wars in a time of austerity and painful choices Like... his career Worthy Fights is a reflection of Panetta s values It is imbued with the frank grounded and often quite funny spirit of a man who never lost touch with where he came from his family s walnut farm in beautiful Carmel Valley California It is also a testament to a lost kind of political leadership which favors progress and duty to country over partisanship Panetta is a Democrat who pushed for balanced budgets while also expanding care for the elderly and sick a devout Catholic who opposes the death penalty but had to weigh every drone strike from 2009 through 2011 Throughout his career Panetta s polestar has been his belief that a public servant s real choice is between leadership or crisis Troubles always come about through no fault of one s own but most can be prevented with courage and foresight As always Panetta calls them as he sees them in Worthy Fights Suffused with its author s decency and stubborn common sense the book is an epic American success story a great political memoir and a revelatory view onto many of the great figures and events of our time more
Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person Seeking an exciting interactive read that puts the u back in aUtobiography Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography In this revolutionary Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative actor personality carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you the reader live his life You will be born to New Mexico You will get your big break at an acting camp You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan Even better at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser M D You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John s yacht Choose correctly and you ll find fame fortune and true love Choose incorrectly and you ll find misery heartbreak and a hideous death by piranhas All this plus magic tricks cocktail recipes embarrassing pictures from your time as a child actor and even a closing song Yes if you buy one book this year congratulations on being above the American average and make... that book Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography more
Walter Isaacson Time Dazzling and instructive a magisterial new book Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era advising presidents traveling the world observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives violent conflict proliferating technology and ideological extremism There has never been a true world order Kissinger observes For most of history civilizations defined their own concepts of order Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the Emperor at its pinnacle In Europe Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians when Rome fragmented European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world Islam in its early centuries considered itself the world s sole legitimate political unit destined to expand... indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy a conviction that has guided its policies ever since Now international affairs take place on a global basis and these historical concepts of world order are meeting Every region participates in questions of high policy in every other often instantaneously Yet there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process or its ultimate destination The result is mounting tension Grounded in Kissinger s deep study of history and his experience as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State World Order guides readers through crucial episodes in recent world history Kissinger offers a unique glimpse into the inner deliberations of the Nixon administration s negotiations with Hanoi over the end of the Vietnam War as well as Ronald Reagan s tense debates with Soviet Premier Gorbachev in Reykjav k He offers compelling insights into the future of U S China relations and the evolution of the European Union and examines lessons of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan Taking readers from his analysis of nuclear negotiations with Iran through the West s response to the Arab Spring and tensions with Russia over Ukraine World Order anchors Kissinger s historical analysis in the decisive events of our time Provocative and articulate blending historical insight with geopolitical prognostication World Order is a unique work that could come only from a lifelong policymaker and diplomat Hillary Clinton The Washington Post It is vintage Kissinger with his singular combination of breadth and acuity along with his knack for connecting headlines to trend lines Michiko Kakutani The New York Times C ould not be more timely the book puts the problems of today s world and America s role in that increasingly interconnected and increasingly riven world into useful and often illuminating context The Financial Times Kissinger s conclusion deserves to be read and understood by all candidates ahead of the 2016 presidential election World order depends on it John Micklethwait The New York Times Book Review If you think America is doing just fine then skip ahead to the poetry reviews If however you worry about a globe spinning out of control then World Order is for you more
From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas Stonewall Jackson became a great and tragic American hero Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon even Robert E Lee he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause Jackson is also considered without argument one of our country s greatest military figures His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies Jackson s strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future In April 1862 Jackson was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause By June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world He had moreover given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked hope and struck fear into the hearts of the Union Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid... narrative that is Gwynne s hallmark and is rich with battle lore biographical detail and intense conflict between historical figures Gwynne delves deep into Jackson s private life including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits It traces Jackson s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend his stunning effect on the course of the war itself and his tragic death which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero more
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