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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
An exciting new book from 1 New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein When FBI Director James Comey announced in July that Hillary Clinton would not be indicted for mishandling classified information America was stunned Had the scandal-happy Clintons escaped justice once again Not so fast says investigative reporter and bestselling author Ed Klein There is far more behind Comey s shocking press conference than meets the eye -- and a minefield of email evidence between Hillary and the White House In his astonishing new book Klein uncovers the real story behind Hillary s email scandals and the dirty political games that have kept her one step ahead of the law - for now Klein reveals what the FBI s team of 150 investigators really found on Clinton s server How Comey originally threatened to resign over White House attempts to intervene in the investigation and his secret plan to go around the Justice Department if needed How an unprecedented Congressional investigation during an election year is uncovering new shocking evidence of corruption on a level some would call treason And what Bill and Hillary still have left in their bag of tricks in their desperate quest to get back into the Oval Office
The New York Times BestsellerWilliam F Buckley Jr remembers as only he could the towering figures of the twentieth century in a brilliant and emotionally powerful collection compiled by acclaimed Fox News correspondent James Rosen In a half century on the national stage William F Buckley Jr achieved unique stature as a writer a celebrity and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism He kept company with the best and brightest the sultry and powerful Ronald Reagan pronounced WFB perhaps the most influential journalist and intellectual in our era and his jet-setting life was a who s who of high society fame and fortune Among all his distinctions which include founding the conservative magazine National Review and hosting the long-running talk show Firing Line Buckley was also a master of that most elusive art form the eulogy He drew on his unrivaled gifts to mourn celebrate or seek mercy for the men and women who touched his life and the nation Now for the first time WFB s sweeping judgments of the great figures of his time presidents and prime ministers celebrities and scoundrels intellectuals and guitar gods are collected in one place A Torch Kept Lit presents more than fifty of Buckley s best eulogies drawing on... his personal memories and private correspondences and using a novelist s touch to conjure his subjects as he knew them We are reintroduced through Buckley s eyes to the likes of Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan Elvis Presley and John Lennon Truman Capote and Martin Luther King Jr Curated by Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen a Buckley prot g and frequent contributor to National Review this volumes heds light on a tumultuous period in American history from World War II to Watergate the death of God to the Grateful Dead as told in the inimitable voice of one of our most elegant literary stylists William F Buckley Jr is back just when we need him most 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
From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill s extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish glory and fame had eluded him Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899 valet and crates of vintage wine in tow there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels But just two weeks after his arrival the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed and Churchill was taken prisoner Remarkably he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory alone with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash four slabs of chocolate and his wits to guide him The story of his escape is incredible enough but then... Churchill enlisted returned to South Africa fought in several battles and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned Churchill would later remark that this period could I have seen my future was to lay the foundations of my later life Millard spins an epic story of bravery savagery and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters including Rudyard Kipling Lord Kitchener and Mohandas Gandhi with whom he would later share the world stage But Hero of the Empire is more than an adventure story for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history more
A major new biography an extraordinary penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil Ullrich reveals Hitler to have been an eminently practical politician and frighteningly so Timely One of the best works on Hitler and the origins of the Third Reich to appear in recent years Kirkus Reviews An outstanding study All the huge and terrible moments of the early Nazi era are dissected but the real strength of this book is in disentangling the personal story of man and monster The Guardian U K For all the literature about Adolf Hitler there have been just four seminal biographies this is the fifth a landmark work that sheds important new light on Hitler himself Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarly research Volker Ullrich reveals the man behind the public persona from Hitler s childhood to his failures as a young man in Vienna to his experiences during the First World War to his rise as a far-right party leader Ullrich deftly captures Hitler s intelligence instinctive grasp of politics and gift for oratory as well as his megalomania deep insecurity and repulsive worldview Many previous biographies have focused on the larger social conditions that explain the rise of the Third... Reich Ullrich gives us a comprehensive portrait of a postwar Germany humiliated by defeat wracked by political crisis and starved by an economic depression but his real gift is to show vividly how Hitler used his ruthlessness and political talent to shape the Nazi party and lead it to power For decades the world has tried to grasp how Hitler was possible By focusing on the man at the center of it all on how he experienced his world formed his political beliefs and wielded power this riveting biography brings us closer than ever to the answer Translated from the German by Jefferson Chase 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
Alert This product may be shipped with or without the inclusion of the Oprah Book Club sticker Please note that regardless of the cover the books are identical Night is Elie Wiesel s masterpiece a candid horrific and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps This new translation by Marion Wiesel Elie s wife and frequent translator presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author s original intent And in a substantive new preface Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man s capacity for inhumanity to man Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors everyday perversions and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was what it meant and what its legacy is and will be
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary The 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