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1 New York Times BestsellerIs America a source of pride as Americans have long held or shame as Progressives allege Beneath an innocent exterior are our lives complicit in a national project of theft expropriation oppression and murder or is America still the hope of the world Dinesh D Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools that is preached by Hollywood and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world its power deserves to be diminished if traditional America is based on oppression and theft then traditional America must be reformed and the federal government can do the reforming In America Imagine a World without Her D Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country Provocative in its analysis stunning in its conclusions Dinesh D Souza s America will be the most talked about book of the year
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality the concentration of wealth and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories In Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries ranging as far back as the eighteenth century to uncover key economic and social patterns His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II The main driver of inequality--the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values But economic trends are not acts of God Political action has curbed dangerous... inequalities in the past Piketty says and may do so again A work of extraordinary ambition originality and rigor Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today more
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In this stunning new book Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers --the best and the brightest the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high-achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from that is their culture their family their generation and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires what it takes to be a great soccer player why Asians are good at math and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band Brilliant and entertaining Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate
Dear Reader In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Standing a few feet from President Obama I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great Many Americans heard and responded but our nation s decline has continued Today the danger is greater than ever before and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now Our growing debt and deteriorating morals have driven us far from the founders intent We ve made very little progress in basic education Obamacare threatens our health liberty and financial future Media elitism and political correctness are out of control Worst of all we seem to have lost our ability to discuss important issues calmly and respectfully regardless of party affiliation or other differences As a doctor rather than a politician I care about what works not whether someone has an R or a D after his or her name We have to come together to solve our problems Knowing that the future of my grandchildren is in jeopardy because of reckless spending godless government and mean-spirited attempts to silence critics left me no choice but to write this book I have endeavored to propose a road out of our decline... appealing to every American s decency and common sense If each of us sits back and expects someone else to take action it will soon be too late But with your help I firmly believe that America may once again be one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all Sincerely Ben Carsonmore
From the bestselling author of Nixonland a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term until televised Watergate hearings revealed his White House as little better than a mafia den The next president declared upon Nixon s resignation our long national nightmare is over but then congressional investigators exposed the CIA for assassinating foreign leaders The collapse of the South Vietnamese government rendered moot the sacrifice of some 58 000 American lives The economy was in tatters And as Americans began thinking about their nation in a new way as one more nation among nations no more providential than any other the pundits declared that from now on successful politicians would be the ones who honored this chastened new national mood Ronald Reagan never got the message Which was why when he announced his intention to challenge President Ford for the 1976 Republican nomination those same pundits dismissed him until amazingly it started to look like he just might win He was inventing the new conservative political culture we know now in... which a vision of patriotism rooted in a sense of American limits was derailed in America s Bicentennial year by the rise of the smiling politician from Hollywood Against a backdrop of melodramas from the Arab oil embargo to Patty Hearst to the near-bankruptcy of America s greatest city The Invisible Bridge asks the question what does it mean to believe in America To wave a flag or to reject the glibness of the flag wavers more
As in a play presidents vice presidents and presidential candidates perform on stage for the public and the media What the nation s leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden Secret Service agents have a front row seat on their private lives and those of their wives and children Crammed with new headline-making revelations THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents by Ronald Kessler tells that eye-opening uncensored story Since publication of his New York Times bestselling book In the President s Secret Service award-winning investigative reporter Ronald Kessler has continued to penetrate the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U S Secret Service breaking the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena Colombia and revealing that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner Now in this new book Kessler presents far bigger and more consequential stories about our nation s leaders and the agency sworn to protect them Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House In particular he focuses on... first ladies and their children and their relationships with the presidents From observing Vice President Joe Biden s reckless behavior that jeopardizes the country s safety to escorting Bill Clinton s blond mistress at Chappaqua to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama s admonitions to the president to witnessing President Nixon s friends bring him a nude stripper to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL reveals Vice President Joe Biden regularly orders the Secret Service to keep his military aide with the nuclear football a mile behind his motorcade potentially leaving the country unable to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack Secret Service agents discovered that former president Bill Clinton has a blond mistress who lives near the Clintons home in Chappaqua New York Within minutes of Hillary Clinton s leaving the woman codenamed Energizer by agents shows up to be with Bill and stays every day while the likely future presidential candidate is away The Secret Service covered up the fact that President Ronald Reagan s White House staff overruled the Secret Service to let unscreened spectators get close to Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton allowing John W Hinckley Jr to shoot the president Secret Service agents have been dismayed to overhear Michelle Obama push her husband to be more aggressive in attacking Republicans and to side with blacks in racial controversies Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan diverted agents from protecting President Obama and his family at the White House and ordered them instead to protect his assistant at her home and illegally retrieve confidential law enforcement records as a favor to her Because Hillary Clinton is so nasty to agents being assigned to her protective detail is considered a form of punishment and the worst assignment in the Secret Service Secret Service agents were ordered to ignore security rules and allow the SUV carrying actor Bradley Cooper to drive unscreened into a secure restricted area when President Obama was about to deliver his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner Vice President Joe Biden has racked up costs to taxpayers of a million dollars to fly to and from his home in Delaware on Air Force Two His office tried to cover up the costs of the personal trips Because the Secret Service refused to provide enough magnetometers at his campaign events Mitt Romney regularly left himself open to assassination by giving speeches to crowds that had not been screened Vice President Joe Biden swims nude at the vice president s residence in Washington and at his home in Delaware offending female Secret Service agents 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
Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will become filled with grace peace and unconditional love
1 New York Times BestsellerIn this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster The Amateur former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews Blood Feud is a stunning expos of the animosity jealousy and competition between America s two most powerful political couples