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THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR --Entertainment WeeklyFrom New Yorker staff writer David Grann 1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z a twisting haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma After oil was discovered beneath their land they rode in chauffeured automobiles built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe Then one by one the Osage began to be killed off The family of an Osage woman Mollie Burkhart became a prime target Her relatives were shot and poisoned And it was just the beginning as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances In this last remnant of the Wild West where oilmen like J P Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer the Phantom Terror roamed many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four the FBI took up the case It was one of the organization s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case In desperation the young director J Edgar Hoover turned to a former... Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery White put together an undercover team including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau The agents infiltrated the region struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history In Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood Based on years of research and startling new evidence the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals But more than that it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling but also emotionally devastating more
Who do you say that I am Uttered by Jesus Christ this profound question has presented an age-old challenge to believers skeptics scholars and rulers In attempting to answer this question The True Jesus goes straight to the unimpeachable source the books of Matthew Mark Luke and John Only in the Gospels says 1 New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh do we come face-to-face with the Son of God Whose sublime teachings miraculous actions and divine essence leap off every page and into our hearts In this book Limbaugh combines the four Gospel stories into a unified account though not he humbly admits a perfect harmony and guides readers on a faith journey through the Four Evangelists testimonies of the life of Jesus Christ Along the way Limbaugh shares his insights on Jesus words and deeds as well as His unique nature as fully human and fully divine In The True Jesus you will learn - Why even the apostles failed to completely understand Jesus true identity and mission until after His crucifixion - The real basis for the rejection of Jesus message by skeptics in His hometown and elsewhere - The historical events preceding Jesus birth that providentially paved the way for Christianity - How Jesus message utterly contradicted... modern attempts to portray Him as being non-judgmental Limbaugh s passion for the Gospels infuses the pages of The True Jesus which is both a primer for new Bible readers and an outstanding guide to the Gospels for long-time believers Who really is the true Jesus Open this book and begin your odyssey toward the answer more
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
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5 Equip yourself to ace the AP U S History Exam with The Princeton Review s comprehensive study guide including thorough content reviews targeted strategies for every question type access to our AP Connect portal online and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations Written by the experts at The Princeton Review Cracking the AP U S History Exam arms you to take on the test and achieve your highest possible score Techniques That Actually Work Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically Essential tactics to help you work smarter not harderEverything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score Detailed coverage of the short-answer questions and source-based multiple-choice questions In-depth guidance on the document-based and long essay questions Up-to-date information on the 2017 exam Access to AP Connect our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updatesPractice Your Way to Excellence 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations End-of-chapter review questions to test your retention of the material Pacing drills to help you maximize your points
Now an HBO Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne 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
The New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands After their zoo was bombed Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages With animal names for these guests and human names for the animals it s no wonder that the zoo s code name became The House Under a Crazy Star Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating true-life story sharing Antonina s life as the zookeeper s wife while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism Winner of the 2008 Orion Award 8 pages of illustrations
The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944 World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan Across the globe in Los Alamos New Mexico Dr J Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind In Washington DC FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency only to face the most important political decision in history whether to use that weapon And in Tokyo Emperor Hirohito who is considered a deity by his subjects refuses to surrender despite a massive and mounting death toll Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy Killing Jesus Killing Patton and Killing Reagan this epic saga details the final moments of... World War II like never before more
1 Washington Post BestsellerA New York Times BestsellerThe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy Today our political order faces new threats not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism Nazism or communism Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience
1 New York Times bestseller Amazon Best Books of the Month A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America s military veterans With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Growing out of President Bush s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W Bush Institute s Military Service Initiative Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9 11 and whom he has come to know personally Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies liberated millions and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation Often they return home with injuries both visible and invisible that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life In addition to these burdens research shows a civilian-military divide Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans and veterans agree eighty-four percent say that the public has little awareness of the issues facing them and their families Each... painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted written by the President Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield their journeys to recovery and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians It is President Bush s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W Bush Presidential Center a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9 11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war more