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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
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
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
As a creative force student of the human heart and soul and champion of living the life you want Oprah Winfrey stands alone Over the years she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind launched her own television network become the nation s only African-American billionaire and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom From all her experiences she has gleaned life lessons which for fourteen years she s shared in O The Oprah Magazine s widely popular What I Know For Sure column a monthly source of inspiration and revelation Now for the first time these thoughtful gems have been revised updated and collected in What I Know For Sure a beautiful cloth bound book with a ribbon marker packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey Organized by theme joy resilience connection gratitude possibility awe clarity and power these essays offer a rare powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world s most extraordinary women while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves Candid moving exhilarating uplifting and frequently humorous the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of... truth that readers will turn to again and again more
New York Times Bestseller A vivid and personal portrait of America s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation the companion volume to the seven-part PBS documentary series With 796 photographs some never before seen The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War Jazz The War and Baseball present an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family Theodore Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Geoffrey C Ward distilling more than thirty years of thinking and writing about the Roosevelts and the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns help us understand for the first time that despite the fierce partisanship of their eras the Roosevelts were far more united than divided All the history the Roosevelts made is here but this is primarily an intimate account the story of three people who overcame obstacles that would have undone less forceful personalities Theodore Roosevelt would push past childhood frailty outpace depression survive terrible grief and transform the office of the presidency Eleanor Roosevelt orphaned and alone as a child would endure her husband s betrayal battle her own self-doubts and remake herself into the most consequential first lady in American... history and the most admired woman on earth And Franklin Roosevelt born to privilege and so pampered that most of his youthful contemporaries dismissed him as a charming lightweight would summon the strength to lead the nation through the two greatest crises since the Civil War though he could not take a single step unaided The three were towering personalities but The Roosevelts shows that they were also flawed human beings who confronted in their personal lives issues familiar to all of us anger and the need for forgiveness courage and cowardice confidence and self-doubt loyalty to family and the need to be true to oneself This is the story of the Roosevelts no other American family ever touched so many lives more
Jack E Levin 1 New York Times bestselling author of George Washington The Crossing presents a beautifully designed chronicle complete with maps portraits and other Civil War illustrations detailing President Abraham Lincoln s historic Second Inaugural Address As humble and faithful as the president who delivered it Lincoln s landmark Second Inaugural Address still resonates today The speech was an attempt to unite a fractured people in a time when our nation was at its most divided nearing the end of the Civil War As you navigate this beautiful book you ll start to understand the significance and poetic power of this speech while you come closer to the man behind it As an added bonus Jack Levin s son 1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Levin has written an illuminating preface about the importance of Lincoln s speech and its lasting impact on history Filled with historic paintings and illustrations from the period this book is a dramatic rendering of a momentous American occasion
For readers of Nora Ephron Tina Fey and David Sedaris this hilarious poignant and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham the acclaimed creator producer and star of HBO s Girls as one of the brightest and most original writers working today If I could 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 was worthwhile I m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth No I am not a sexpert a psychologist or a dietician I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle Advance praise for Not That Kind of Girl It s not Lena Dunham s candor that makes me gasp Rather it s her writing which is full of surprises where you least... expect them This is a fine subversive book David Sedaris Always funny sometimes wrenching these essays are a testament to the creative wonder that is Lena Dunham Judy Blume Dunham s writing is just as smart honest sophisticated dangerous and charming as her work on Girls Its essential quality is a kind of joyful super-awareness of herself the world the human Reading her makes you glad to be in the world and glad that she s in it with you George Saunders Very few women have become famous for being who they actually are nuanced and imperfect When honesty happens it s usually couched in self-ridicule or self-help Dunham doesn t apologize like that she simply tells her story as if it might be interesting The result is shocking and radical because it is utterly familiar Not That Kind of Girl is hilarious artful and staggeringly intimate I read it shivering with recognition Miranda Julymore
Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone Starting With Me the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again When her daughter Melissa gives her a diary for Christmas at first Joan is horrified who the hell does Melissa think she is That fat pig Bridget Jones But as Joan being both beautiful and introspective begins to record her day-to-day musings she realizes she has a lot to say About everything And everyone God help them The result A no-holds-barred delightfully vicious and always hilarious look at the everyday life of the ultimate diva Follow Joan on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles where she mingles with the stars never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events and excoriating insights about life pop culture and celebrities from A to D list all in her relentlessly funny signature style This is the Diary of a Mad Diva For the first time in a century a diary by someone that s actually worth reading
Alert This product may be shipped with or without the inclusion of the Oprah Book Club sticker Please note that regardless of the cover the books are identical Night is Elie Wiesel s masterpiece a candid horrific and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps This new translation by Marion Wiesel Elie s wife and frequent translator presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author s original intent And in a substantive new preface Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man s capacity for inhumanity to man Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors everyday perversions and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was what it meant and what its legacy is and will be
The beloved patriarch of A E s Duck Dynasty series Phil Robertson shares his thoughtful and opinionated philosophy on life In Phil Robertson s 1 New York Times bestseller Happy Happy Happy we learned about Phil s colorful past and the wild road to becoming the beloved patriarch of A E s smash hit show Duck Dynasty Now he returns to share his philosophy on life which can be summed up in five short words Love God love your neighbor In this inspirational and entertaining book you will learn what makes Phil Robertson tick Robertson shares his views on faith and how it has totally changed his way of life and how he treats others family how he raised his kids and is raising grandkids while teaching them the life principles he lives by ducks and the business principles that started the Duck Commander empire marriage including what he s learned from his own marriage and of course his opinions on controversial topics like gun control taxes prayer in school and the government UnPHILtered is the ultimate guide to everything Phil Robertson believes in Balancing his sometimes off-the-wall comments with his strong focus on home and family life it is sure to spark discussion laughs and a sincere appreciation for Phil s unique approach to life