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A New York Times Bestseller and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton the Founding Father who galvanized inspired scandalized and shaped the newborn nation In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape inspire and scandalize the newborn America According to historian Joseph Ellis Alexander Hamilton is a robust full-length portrait in my view the best ever written of the most brilliant charismatic and dangerous founder of them all Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton Chernow s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today s America is the result of Hamilton s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time To repudiate his legacy Chernow writes is in many ways to repudiate the modern world Chernow here recounts Hamilton s turbulent life an illegitimate largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean he came out of nowhere to... take America by storm rising to become George Washington s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army coauthoring The Federalist Papers founding the Bank of New York leading the Federalist Party and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States Historians have long told the story of America s birth as the triumph of Jefferson s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton Chernow presents an entirely different man whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power His is a Hamilton far more human than we ve encountered before from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson Madison Adams Monroe and Burr and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804 Chernow s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton but the story of America s birth seen through its most central figure At a critical time to look back to our roots Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow The New York Times Book Review more
A hands-on practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations to eluding pursuers evading capture and surviving any dangerous situation In today s increasingly dangerous world threats to your personal safety are everywhere From acts of terror to mass shootings and from the unseen and sometimes virtual matrix of everyday crime danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere anytime and Clint Emerson former Navy SEAL wants you to be prepared 100 Deadly Skills contains proven self-defense skills evasion tactics and immobilizing maneuvers modified from the world of black ops to help you take action in numerous worst case scenarios from escaping a locked trunk to making an improvised Taser to tricking facial recognition software With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking evade a kidnapping elude an active shooter rappel down the side of a building immobilize a bad guy protect... yourself against cyber-criminals and much more all using low-tech to no-tech methods Clear detailed and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format 100 Deadly Skills is an invaluable resource Because let s face it when danger is imminent you don t have time for complicated instructions more
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 2016 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
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the forthcoming PBS documentary Boys of 36 For readers of Unbroken out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times the improbable intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant It was an unlikely quest from the start With a team composed of the sons of loggers shipyard workers and farmers the University of Washington s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain yet they did going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz a teenager without family or prospects who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world Drawing on the boys own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era a celebration of a remarkable achievement and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man... s personal quest more
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement The New Jim Crow is such a book Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as brave and bold this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness With dazzling candor legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that we have not ended racial caste in America we have merely redesigned it By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color the U S criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control relegating millions to a permanent second-class status even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous president and CEO of the NAACP this book is a call to action Called stunning by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Levering Lewis invaluable by the Daily Kos explosive by Kirkus and profoundly necessary by the Miami Herald this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow now with a foreword by Cornel West is a must-read for all people of conscience
The 1 New York Times bestseller An incredible book you teach guys and gals about leadership and you ve helped not only military guys but families - Megyn Kelly You show in the book how to motivate thanks for writing the book Extreme Ownership Bill O Reilly Jocko is the co-author of an incredible new book - which I ve been loving Trust me Buy it - Tim Ferriss This is a life-learning lesson for everyone the book is awesome - Sean HannitySent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq Jocko Willink and Leif Babin s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission help U S forces secure Ramadi a city deemed all but lost In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism tragic loss and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three s Task Unit Bruiser they learned that leadership at every level is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders After departing the SEAL Teams they launched Echelon Front a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad... range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields Now detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team family or organization Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move Decentralized Command and Leading Up the Chain explaining what they are why they are important and how to implement them in any leadership environment A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose lead and win more
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5 Equip yourself to ace the AP World 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 We don t have to tell you how tough AP World History can be to remember and analyze after all there s so much of it or how important getting a stellar exam score can be to your chances of getting into your top-choice college Written by the experts at The Princeton Review Cracking the AP World 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 Comprehensive content review for all test topics Up-to-date information on the 2016 AP World History Exam and the changes planned for the 2017 exam Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress Access to AP Connect our online portal for late-breaking news exam updates... and morePractice Your Way to Excellence 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations Lists of key terms people places and events at the end of each content chapter Detailed maps and helpful timelines of major developments in world historymore
Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality Why despite the desperate need to address climate change have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again Why have protections for employees been decimated Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against big government led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful meticulously reported history a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system The network has brought together some of the richest people on the planet Their core beliefs that taxes are a form of tyranny that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom are sincerely held But these beliefs also advance their personal and corporate interests Many of their companies have run afoul of federal pollution worker safety securities and tax laws The chief figures in the network are Charles and David Koch whose father made his fortune in part by building oil refineries in Stalin s Russia and Hitler s Germany The patriarch... later was a founding member of the John Birch Society whose politics were so radical it believed Dwight Eisenhower was a communist The brothers were schooled in a political philosophy that asserted the only role of government is to provide security and to enforce property rights When libertarian ideas proved decidedly unpopular with voters the Koch brothers and their allies chose another path If they pooled their vast resources they could fund an interlocking array of organizations that could work in tandem to influence and ultimately control academic institutions think tanks the courts statehouses Congress and they hoped the presidency Richard Mellon Scaife the mercurial heir to banking and oil fortunes had the brilliant insight that most of their political activities could be written off as tax-deductible philanthropy These organizations were given innocuous names such as Americans for Prosperity Funding sources were hidden whenever possible This process reached its apotheosis with the allegedly populist Tea Party movement abetted mightily by the Citizens United decision a case conceived of by legal advocates funded by the network The political operatives the network employs are disciplined smart and at times ruthless Mayer documents instances in which people affiliated with these groups hired private detectives to impugn whistle-blowers journalists and even government investigators And their efforts have been remarkably successful Libertarian views on taxes and regulation once far outside the mainstream and still rejected by most Americans are ascendant in the majority of state governments the Supreme Court and Congress Meaningful environmental labor finance and tax reforms have been stymied Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews-including with several sources within the network-and scoured public records private papers and court proceedings in reporting this book In a taut and utterly convincing narrative she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy Dark Money is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy more
From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House The Residence comes an intimate news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue the First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama One of the most underestimated and challenging positions in the world the First Lady of the United States must be many things an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own a savvy politician skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House Now as she did in her smash 1 bestseller The Residence former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped candid sources from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960 Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women including Jacqueline Kennedy Lady Bird Johnson Patricia Nixon Betty Ford Rosalynn Carter Nancy Reagan Barbara Bush Hillary Clinton Laura Bush and Michelle... Obama The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic exploring everything from the first ladies political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands She also offers a detailed and insightful new portrait of one of the most-watched first ladies of all time Hillary Clinton asking what her tumultuous years in the White House may tell us about her own historic presidential run and what life could be like with the nation s first First Husband Candid and illuminating this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world s most powerful address more
With a new Foreword by Harold S Kushnerand a new Biographical Afterword by William J Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps including Auschwitz while his parents brother and pregnant wife perished Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it find meaning in it and move forward with renewed purpose Frankl s theory-known as logotherapy from the Greek word logos meaning -holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure as Freud maintained but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful At the time of Frankl s death in 1997 Man s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a book that made a difference in your life found Man s Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America Beacon Press the original English-language publisher of Man s Search for Meaning is issuing... this new paperback edition with a new Foreword biographical Afterword jacket price and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers more