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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Hailed by Toni Morrison as required reading a bold and personal literary exploration of America s racial history by the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States The New York Observer This is your country this is your world this is your body and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation s history and current crisis Americans have built an empire on the idea of race a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men bodies exploited through slavery and segregation and today threatened locked up and murdered out of all proportion What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son Coates shares with his son and readers the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the... world through a series of revelatory experiences from Howard University to Civil War battlefields from the South Side of Chicago to Paris from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children s lives were taken as American plunder Beautifully woven from personal narrative reimagined history and fresh emotionally charged reportage Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past bracingly confronts our present and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward Praise for Between the World and Me Powerful and passionate profoundly moving a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Brilliant Coates is firing on all cylinders and it is something to behold a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers at the very moment national events most conform to his vision The Washington Post I ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates The language of Between the World and Me like Coates s journey is visceral eloquent and beautifully redemptive And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory Toni Morrison A brilliant thinker at the top of his powers Coates has distilled four hundred years of history and his own anguish and wisdom into a prayer for his beloved son and an invocation to the conscience of his country An instant classic and a gift to us all Isabel Wilkerson author of The Warmth of Other Suns I know that this book is addressed to the author s son and by obvious analogy to all boys and young men of color as they pass inexorably into harm s way I hope that I will be forgiven then for feeling that Coates was speaking to me too one father to another teaching me that real courage is the courage to be vulnerable Michael Chabon A work of rare beauty a love letter written in a moral emergency one that Coates exposes with the precision of an autopsy and the force of an exorcism Slatemore
1 New York Times bestseller Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly Wilbur and Orville Wright On a winter day in 1903 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened the age of flight had begun with the first heavier-than-air powered machine carrying a pilot Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did David McCullough two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the surprising profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success they were men of exceptional courage and determination and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity much of which they attributed to their upbringing The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing but there were books aplenty supplied mainly by their preacher father and they never stopped reading When they worked together no problem seemed to be insurmountable Wilbur was unquestionably a genius Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as... few had ever seen That they had no more than a public high school education little money and no contacts in high places never stopped them in their mission to take to the air Nothing did not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances they risked being killed In this thrilling book master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers including private diaries notebooks scrapbooks and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers story including the little-known contributions of their sister Katharine without whom things might well have gone differently for them more
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
From the bestselling team of Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power -- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down Just two months into his presidency Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman s bullet came within inches of his heart His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed But Reagan was grievously injured forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world Told in the same riveting fashion as Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy Killing Jesus and Killing Patton Killing Reagan reaches back to the golden days of Hollywood where Reagan found both fame and heartbreak up through the years in the California governor s mansion and finally to the White House where he presided over boom years and the fall of the Iron Curtain But it was John Hinckley Jr s attack on him that precipitated President Reagan s most heroic actions In Killing Reagan O Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the scenes creating an unforgettable portrait of a... great man operating in violent times more
Erik Larson author of 1 bestseller In the Garden of Beasts intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction
A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist marked by gothic twists a family funeral home sexual angst and great books This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel s sweetly gothic drawings Like Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis it s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form Meet Alison s father a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family s Victorian home a third-generation funeral home director a high school English teacher an icily distant parent and a closeted homosexual who as it turns out is involved with his male students and a family babysitter Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny we are drawn into a daughter s complex yearning for her father And yet apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned fun home as Alison and her brothers call it the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense the denouement is swift graphic -- and redemptive
New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times The Washington Post The Boston Globe The Seattle Times Esquire Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize An American Library Association Notable BookA powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need the poor the wrongly condemned and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn t commit The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy political machination and legal brinksmanship and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic gifted young lawyer... s coming of age a moving window into the lives of those he has defended and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice Praise for Just Mercy Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird and in some ways more so a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields David Cole The New York Review of Books Searing moving Bryan Stevenson may indeed be America s Mandela Nicholas Kristof The New York Times You don t have to read too long to start cheering for this man The message of this book is that evil can be overcome a difference can be made Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful Ted Conover The New York Times Book Review Inspiring a work of style substance and clarity Stevenson is not only a great lawyer he s also a gifted writer and storyteller The Washington Post As deeply moving poignant and powerful a book as has been and maybe ever can be written about the death penalty The Financial Times Brilliant The Philadelphia Inquirer Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South Though larger than life Atticus exists only in fiction Bryan Stevenson however is very much alive and doing God s work fighting for the poor the oppressed the voiceless the vulnerable the outcast and those with no hope Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story John Grisham Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today and Just Mercy is extraordinary The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice Michelle Alexander author of The New Jim CrowFrom the Hardcover edition more
With a new Foreword by Harold S Kushnerand a new Biographical Afterword by William J Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps including Auschwitz while his parents brother and pregnant wife perished Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it find meaning in it and move forward with renewed purpose Frankl s theory-known as logotherapy from the Greek word logos meaning -holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure as Freud maintained but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful At the time of Frankl s death in 1997 Man s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a book that made a difference in your life found Man s Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America Beacon Press the original English-language publisher of Man s Search for Meaning is issuing... this new paperback edition with a new Foreword biographical Afterword jacket price and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells taken without her knowledge in 1951 became one of the most important tools in medicine vital for developing the polio vaccine cloning gene mapping and more Henrietta s cells have been bought and sold by the billions yet she remains virtually unknown and her family can t afford health insurance This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics race and medicine of scientific discovery and faith healing and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew
From the Impresario of NBC s hit show The ApprenticeTRUMP ON TRUMP I like thinking big I always have To me it s very simple if you re going to be thinking anyway you might as well think big And here s how he does it the art of the deal Beginning with a week in Trump s high-stakes life Trump The Art of the Deal gives us Trump in action We see just how he operates day to day how he runs his business and how he runs his life as he chats with friends and family clashes with enemies efficiently buys up Atlantic City s top casinos changes the face of the New York City skyline and plans the tallest building in the world TRUMP ON TRUMP I play it very loose I don t carry a briefcase I try not to schedule too many meetings I leave my door open I prefer to come to work each day and just see what develops Even a maverick plays by rules and here Trump formulates his own eleven guidelines for success He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals he shatters myths You don t necessarily need the best location What you need is the best deal he names names spells out the zeros and fully reveals the deal-maker s art from the abandoned property that became the Jacob K Javits Convention Center to the seedy hotel that became the Grand Hyatt... from the race to rebuild Central Park s Wollman Skating Rink to the byzantine saga of the property that became Trump Tower And throughout Trump talks really talks about how he does it TRUMP ON TRUMP I always go into a deal anticipating the worst If you plan for the worst if you can live with the worst the good will always take care of itself Donald Trump is blunt brash surprisingly old-fashioned in spots and always always an original Trump The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the art of the deal It s the most streetwise business book there is and a sizzling read for anyone interested in money and success From the Hardcover edition more
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