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Posted directly outside President Clinton s Oval Office Former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton s character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER the most anticipated book of the 2016 election
This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For readers of Atul Gawande Andrew Solomon and Anne Lamott this inspiring exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living At the age of thirty-six on the verge of completing a decade s worth of training as a neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer One day he was a doctor treating the dying and the next he was a patient struggling to live And just like that the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi s transformation from a na ve medical student possessed as he wrote by the question of what given that all organisms die makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain the most critical place for human identity and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality What makes life worth living in the face of death What do you do when the future no longer a ladder toward your goals in life flattens out into a perpetual present What does it mean to have a child to nurture a new life as another fades away These are some of the questions... Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving exquisitely observed memoir Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015 while working on this book yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality in a sense had changed nothing and everything he wrote Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head I can t go on I ll go on When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient from a brilliant writer who became both Praise for When Breath Becomes Air I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option Part of this book s tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him passionately working and striving deferring gratification waiting to live learning to die so well None of it is maudlin Nothing is exaggerated As he wrote to a friend It s just tragic enough and just imaginable enough And just important enough to be unmissable Janet Maslin The New York Times An emotional investment well worth making a moving and thoughtful memoir of family medicine and literature It is despite its grim undertone accidentally inspiring The Washington Post Possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy Kalanithi delivers his chronicle in austere beautiful prose The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead The Boston Globe Devastating and spectacular Kalanithi is so likeable so relatable and so humble that you become immersed in his world and forget where it s all heading USA Today It s Kalanithi s unsentimental approach that makes When Breath Becomes Air so original and so devastating Its only fault is that the book like his life ends much too early Entertainment Weekly Split my head open with its beauty Cheryl Strayedmore
For more than sixty years the rock-solid time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century Learn Three fundamental techniques in handling people The six ways to make people like you The twelve ways to win people to you way of thinking The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft brilliant and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer Weaving science social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives personalities identities fates and choices Throughout the narrative the story of Mukherjee s own family with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness cuts like a bright red line reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene he describes the centuries of research and experimentation from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin from Boveri and Morgan to Crick Watson and Franklin all the way... through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies It s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence accessibility and compassion An extraordinary achievement Riveting revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or write the human genome The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity This is the most crucial science of our time intimately explained by a master more
We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding-- tribes This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival Decades before the American Revolution Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today Combining history psychology and anthropology TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace adversity can turn out to be a blessing and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical... vacations TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together and how that can be achieved even in today s divided world more
This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification It deals in the truths that matter - Dwight Garner The New York Times White Trash will change the way we think about our past and present T J Stiles Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Custer s Trials In her groundbreaking history of the class system in America what the New York Times hails as formidable and truth-dealing Nancy Isenberg takes on our comforting myths about equality uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present always embarrassing if occasionally entertaining poor white trash When you turn an election into a three-ring circus there s always a chance that the dancing bear will win says Isenberg of the political climate surrounding Sarah Palin And we recognize how right she is today Yet the voters boosting Trump have been a permanent part of our American fabric argues Isenberg The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement They were alternately known as waste people offals rubbish lazy lubbers and crackers By the 1850s the downtrodden included so-called clay eaters and sandhillers known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin ragged clothing and listless... minds Surveying political rhetoric and policy popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years Isenberg upends assumptions about America s supposedly class-free society where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves which factored in the rise of eugenics -a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ s Great Society they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty Marginalized as a class white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation s history With Isenberg s landmark book we will have to face the truth about the enduring malevolent nature of class as well more
From Kim Strassel-one of the preeminent political columnists writing today and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board-comes an insightful alarming look at how the Left once the champion of civil liberties is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free speech For nearly 40 years Washington and much of the American public have held up disclosure and campaign finance laws as ideals and the path to cleaner and freer elections This book will show through first-hand accounts how both have been hijacked by the Left as weapons against free speech and free association becoming the most powerful tools of those intent on silencing their political opposition THE INTIMIDATION GAME provides a chilling expose of political scare tactics and overreach including How Citizens United set off a wave of liberal harassment against conservative politiciansThe targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRSHow Wisconsin prosecutors state AGs and a Democratic Congress shut down political activists and businessesThe politicization by the Obama administration of a host of government agencies including the FEC FCC and the SECTimed to arrive at the height of the 2016 presidential season THE INTIMIDATION GAME will shine a... much-needed light on how liberal governance and the Democratic machine bullies the political process more
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review O The Oprah Magazine The Washington Post People Entertainment Weekly Vogue Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle Chicago Tribune New York Newsday Library Journal Publishers WeeklyHailed 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 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 Powerful and passionate profoundly moving a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Really powerful and emotional John Legend The Wall Street Journal Extraordinary David Remnick The New Yorker Brilliant a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers The Washington Post An eloquent blend of history reportage and memoir The Boston Globe Coates speaks resolutely and vividly to all of black America Los Angeles Times A work that s both titanic and timely the latest essential reading in America s social canon Entertainment Weeklymore
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