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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
For 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 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 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 Not That Kind of Girl is hilarious artful and staggeringly intimate I read it shivering with recognition Miranda July This book should be required reading for anyone who thinks they understand the experience of being a young woman in our culture I thought I knew the author rather well and I found many not altogether welcome surprises Carroll Dunhammore
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
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
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
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
1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREAt twenty-two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing more to lose she made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she would do it alone Told with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed her One of the Best Books of the Year NPR The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly Vogue St Louis Dispatch
A heartfelt and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets and of one s own nature when he returns home When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years Robert Peace Robert s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s with his father in jail and his mother earning less than 15 000 a year But Robert was a brilliant student and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics But it didn t get easier Robert carried with him the difficult dual nature of his existence fronting in Yale and at home Through an honest rendering of Robert s relationships with his struggling mother with his incarcerated father with his teachers and friends and fellow drug dealers The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America race class drugs community imprisonment education family friendship and love It s about the collision of two fiercely insular worlds the ivy-covered campus of Yale... University and Newark New Jersey and the difficulty of going from one to the other and then back again It s about poverty the challenges of single motherhood and the struggle to find male role models in a community where a man is more likely to go to prison than to college It s about reaching one s greatest potential and taking responsibility for your family no matter the cost It s about trying to live a decent life in America But most all the story is about the tragic life of one singular brilliant young man His end a violent one is heartbreaking and powerful and unforgettable more
Nominated for a 2014 Grammy in the Spoken Word category Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America s favorite comedians now that he s 65 and a look back at a remarkable career Billy Crystal is 65 and he s not happy about it With his trademark wit and heart he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt In humorous chapters like Buying the Plot and Nodding Off Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach Long Island and his years doing stand-up in the Village up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live When Harry Met Sally and his long run as host of the Academy Awards Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees he was the first player to ever test positive for Maalox his love affair with Sophia Loren and his enduring friendships with several of his idols including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali He lends a... light touch to more serious topics like religion the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity Advil bourbon and Prozac grandparenting and of course dentistry As wise and poignant as they are funny Crystal s reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived Still Foolin Em includes a portion recorded in front of a live studio audience more