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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
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
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 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
A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine Best Comix of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise funny and heartbreaking Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution In powerful black-and-white comic strip images Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen years that saw the overthrow of the Shah s regime the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran s last emperors Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life Marjane s child s-eye view of dethroned emperors state-sanctioned whippings and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family Intensely personal profoundly political and wholly original Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression It shows how we carry... on with laughter and tears in the face of absurdity And finally it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love more
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt McKinley His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless He had given 25 000 in savings to charity abandoned his car and most of his possessions burned all the cash in his wallet and invented a new life for himself Four months later his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild Immediately after graduating from college in 1991 McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car stripped it of its license plates and burned all of his cash He would give himself a new name Alexander Supertramp and unencumbered by money and belongings he would be free to wallow in the raw unfiltered experiences that nature presented Craving a blank spot on the map McCandless simply threw the maps away Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister he vanished into the wild Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless s short life Admitting an interst that borders on obsession he... searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless Digging deeply he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind the complex charged bond between fathers and sons When McCandless s innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naivet pretensions and hubris He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge Krakauer brings McCandless s uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows and the peril adversity and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality Mesmerizing heartbreaking Into the Wild is a tour de force The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer s stoytelling blaze through every page 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
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry This means that women s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives In Lean In Sheryl Sandberg examines why women s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled explains the root causes and offers compelling commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time s 100 Most Influential People in the World In 2010 she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers Her talk which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times encouraged women to sit at the table seek challenges take risks and pursue their goals with gusto In Lean In Sandberg digs deeper into these issues combining personal anecdotes hard data and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women She recounts her own decisions mistakes... and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself her career and her family She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques mentorship and building a satisfying career urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of having it all She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home Written with both humor and wisdom Sandberg s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can t do to what they can more
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With a career a boyfriend and a loving family Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before But that past has caught up with her Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury Connecticut the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate 11187 424 one of the millions of people who disappear down the rabbit hole of the American penal system From her first strip search to her final release Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules She meets women from all walks of life who surprise her with small tokens of generosity hard words of wisdom and simple acts of acceptance Heartbreaking hilarious and at times enraging Kerman s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they re there Praise for Orange Is the New Black Fascinating The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can t unbind People four stars I loved this book It s a story rich with humor pathos and redemption What I... did not expect from this memoir was the affection compassion and even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all the women she encountered while she was locked away in jail I will never forget it Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat Pray Love This book is impossible to put down because Kerman could be you Or your best friend Or your daughter Los Angeles Times Moving transcends the memoir genre s usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you USA Today It s a compelling awakening and a harrowing one both for the reader and for Kerman Newsweek com Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more more
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