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It was never supposed to be this close And of course she was supposed to win How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary s campaign--the candidate herself Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss Drawing on the authors deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book the acclaimed biography HRC Shattered offers an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders Moving blow-by-blow from the campaign s difficult birth through the bewildering terror of election night Shattered tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons... both political and personal filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand just what happened to America on November 8 2016 more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Should be read by every leader in America a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can --Wall Street Journal Powerful --USA Today Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault --Washington Post Superb smart and succinct --ForbesBASED ON THE INCREDIBLE GRADUATION SPEECH WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBEIf you want to change the world start off by making your bed On May 17 2014 Admiral William H McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day Taking inspiration from the university s slogan What starts here changes the world he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career but also throughout his life and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better Admiral McRaven s original speech went viral with over 10 million views Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough... decisions with determination compassion honor and courage Told with great humility and optimism this timeless book provides simple wisdom practical advice and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more even in life s darkest moments more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF 6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP S WIN You will not read a more important book about America this year The Economist A riveting book The Wall Street Journal Essential reading David Brooks New York TimesFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader probing look at the struggles of America s white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working-class Americans The decline of this group a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside J D Vance tells the true story of what a social regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America J D s grandparents were dirt poor and in love and moved north from Kentucky s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them They raised a middle-class family and eventually their grandchild the author would graduate... from Yale Law School a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out we learn that this is only the short superficial version Vance s grandparents aunt uncle sister and most of all his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse alcoholism poverty and trauma so characteristic of their part of America Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country more
Old School is in session You have probably heard the term Old School but what you might not know is that there is a concentrated effort to tear that school down It s a values thing The anti Old School forces believe the traditional way of looking at life is oppressive Not inclusive The Old School way may harbor microaggressions Therefore Old School philosophy must be diminished Those crusading against Old School now have a name Snowflakes You may have seen them on cable TV whining about social injustice and income inequality You may have heard them cheering Bernie Sanders as he suggested the government pay for almost everything The Snowflake movement is proud and loud and they don t like Old School grads So where are you in all this Did you get up this morning knowing there are mountains to climb and deciding how you are going to climb them Do you show up on time Do you still bend over to pick up a penny If so you re Old School Or did you wake up whining about safe spaces and trigger warnings Do you feel marginalized by your college s mascot Do you look for something to get outraged about every single day so you can fire off a tweet defending your exquisitely precious sensibilities Then you re a Snowflake So again are you... drifting frozen precipitation Or do you matriculate at the Old School fountain of wisdom This book will explain the looming confrontation so even the ladies on The View can understand it Time to take a stand Old School or Snowflake Which will it be more
The fiery U S Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save itSenator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America s middle class and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012 she had become one of the country s leading progressive voices Now at a perilous moment for our nation she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families and a rousing call to action Warren grew up in Oklahoma and she s never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college becoming a teacher and later attending law school But now for many these kinds of opportunities are gone and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful Seventy-five years ago President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age... of widespread prosperity in the 1980s President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickle-down economics Now with the election of Donald Trump--a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists--the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse Written in the candid high-spirited voice that is Warren s trademark This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people--she won t sit down she won t be silenced and she will fight back more
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
In The Four Agreements bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering Based on ancient Toltec wisdom The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom true happiness and love A New York Times bestseller for over 8 years Over 6 million copies sold in the U S Translated into 40 languages worldwide
New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity s creation and evolution a 1 international bestseller that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human One hundred thousand years ago at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth Yet today there is only one homo sapiens What happened to the others And what may happen to us Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach but Dr Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives connect past developments with contemporary concerns and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas Dr Harari also compels us to look ahead because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four... billion years We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us but also ourselves Where is this leading us and what do we want to become Featuring 27 photographs 6 maps and 25 illustrations diagrams this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond James Gleick Matt Ridley Robert Wright and Sharon Moalem more
THE SENSATIONAL NO 1 BESTSELLER The real-life children s fairy tale book so inspiring adults are reading it I newspaper Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life Stylist In an ideal world not only would mothers read this aloud to their daughters but teachers would read it to schoolboys Sunday Times What if the princess didn t marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives from Ada Lovelace to Malala Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama Empowering moving and inspirational these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don t need rescuing
Introducing an instant classic master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction Now he turns his attention back to the source presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales In Norse Mythology Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon Odin the highest of the high wise daring and cunning Thor Odin s son incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods and Loki son of a giant blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities dwarfs and giants Once when Thor s hammer is stolen Thor must disguise himself as a woman difficult with his beard and huge appetite to steal it back More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir the most sagacious of gods is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry The work culminates in Ragnarok the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people Through Gaiman s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely... competitive natures their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again more