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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
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
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
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
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century But for the last fifty years the novel s celebrated author Harper Lee has said almost nothing on the record Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville Alabama where Harper Lee known to her friends as Nelle has lived with her sister Alice for decades trying and failing to get an interview with the author But in 2001 the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills It was the beginning of a long conversation and a great friendship In 2004 with the Lees blessing Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters She spent the next eighteen months there sharing coffee at McDonalds and trips to the Laundromat with Nelle feeding the ducks and going out for catfish supper with the sisters and exploring all over lower Alabama with the Lees inner circle of friends Nelle shared her love of history literature and the Southern way of life with Mills as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story and the South right Alice the keeper of the Lee family history shared the stories of their family... The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills s friendship with the Lee sisters It is a testament to the great intelligence sharp wit and tremendous storytelling power of these two women especially that of Nelle Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee to be part of the Lees life in Alabama and to hear them reflect on their upbringing their corner of the Deep South how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel 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
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
Hillary Rodham Clinton s inside account of the crises choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America s 67th Secretary of State and how those experiences drive her view of the future All of us face hard choices in our lives Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events Life is about making such choices Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate To her surprise her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination newly elected President Barack Obama asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis They faced a rising competitor in China growing threats from Iran and North Korea and revolutions across the Middle East Along the way they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy especially the... decision to send Americans into harm s way from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden By the end of her tenure Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries traveled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy communications and health Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women youth and LGBT people An astute eyewitness to decades of social change she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world day after day Secretary Clinton s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations as does her analysis of how we can best use smart power to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world one in which America remains the indispensable nation 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