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FROM NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO THE WHITE HOUSE THE AUTHORITATIVE LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSY CONCERNING THE U S IN VIETNAM The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses It was lost in Washington D C - H R McMaster from the Conclusion Dereliction Of Duty is a stunning new analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia Fully and convincingly researched based on recently released transcripts and personal accounts of crucial meetings confrontations and decisions it is the only book that fully re-creates what happened and why It also pinpoints the policies and decisions that got the United States into the morass and reveals who made these decisions and the motives behind them disproving the published theories of other historians and excuses of the participants Dereliction Of Duty covers the story in strong narrative fashion focusing on a fascinating cast of characters President Lyndon Johnson Robert McNamara General Maxwell Taylor McGeorge Bundy and other top aides who deliberately deceived the Joint Chiefs of Staff the U S Congress and the American public Sure to generate controversy Dereliction... Of Duty is an explosive and authoritative new look at the controversy concerning the United States involvement in Vietnam more
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
The 1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P Henson Octavia Spencer Janelle Monae Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women some of the brightest minds of their generation Originally relegated to teaching math in the South s segregated public schools they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II when America s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills and they answered Uncle Sam s call moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory Even as Virginia s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white... counterparts the women of Langley s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan Mary Jackson Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden four African American women who participated in some of NASA s greatest successes It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives and their country s future more
Yuval Noah Harari author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens returns with an equally original compelling and provocative book turning his focus toward humanity s future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine plague and war This may seem hard to accept but as Harari explains in his trademark style thorough yet riveting famine plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges For the first time ever more people die from eating too much than from eating too little more people die from old age than from infectious diseases and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers terrorists and criminals put together The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda What then will replace famine plague and war at the top of the human agenda As the self-made gods of planet earth what destinies will we set ourselves and which quests will we undertake Homo Deus explores the projects dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century from... overcoming death to creating artificial life It asks the fundamental questions Where do we go from here And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers This is the next stage of evolution This is Homo Deus With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller Harari maps out our future more
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHER S WEEKLY INDIEBOUND LOS ANGELES TIMES WASHINGTON POST CHRONICLE HERALD SALISBURY POST AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER NAMED A BEST MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY The Washington Post Bustle Men s Journal The Chicago Reader StarTribune Blavity The Guardian NBC New York s Bill s Books One of the most frank and searing discussions on race a deeply serious urgent book which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin s The Fire Next Time and King s Why We Can t Wait The New York Times Book ReviewToni Morrison hails Tears We Cannot Stop as Elegantly written and powerful in several areas moving personal recollections profound cultural analysis and guidance for moral redemption A work to relish Stephen King says Here s a sermon that s as fierce as it is lucid If you re black you ll feel a spark of recognition in every paragraph If you re white Dyson tells you what you need to know what this white man needed to know at least This is a major achievement I read it and said amen Short emotional literary powerful Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read As the country grapples with racist division at a level not... seen since the 1960s one man s voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece Death in Black and White Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop a provocative and deeply personal call for change Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored dismissed or discounted The time is at hand for reckoning with the past recognizing the truth of the present and moving together to redeem the nation for our future If we don t act now if you don t address race immediately there very well may be no future 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
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
1 National Bestseller THE BEST BOOK ON EISENHOWER TO APPEAR IN A VERY LONG TIME BRET BAIER S RIVETING ACCOUNT OF IKE S FINAL MISSION IS DESTINED TO TAKE ITS PLACE AS ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY January 1961 President Eisenhower has three days to secure the nation s future before his young successor John F Kennedy takes power a final mission by the legendary leader who planned D-Day and guided America through the darkening Cold WarBret Baier the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report with Bret Baier illuminates the extraordinary yet underappreciated presidency of Dwight Eisenhower by taking readers into Ike s last days in power Baier masterfully casts the period between Eisenhower s now-prophetic farewell address on the evening of January 17 1961 and Kennedy s inauguration on the afternoon of January 20 as the closing act of one of modern America s greatest leaders during which Eisenhower urgently sought to prepare both the country and the next president for the challenges ahead Those three days in January 1961 Baier shows were the culmination of a lifetime of service that took Ike from rural Kansas to West Point to the battlefields of World War II and... finally to the Oval Office When he left the White House Dwight Eisenhower had done more than perhaps any other modern American to set the nation in his words on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment On January 17 Eisenhower spoke to the nation in one of the most remarkable farewell speeches in U S history Ike looked to the future warning Americans against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest excessive government budgets particularly deficit spending the expansion of the military-industrial complex and the creeping political power of special interests Seeking to ready a new generation for power Eisenhower intensely advised the forty-three-year-old Kennedy before the inauguration Baier also reveals how Eisenhower s two terms changed America forever for the better perhaps even saved the world from destruction and demonstrates how today Ike offers us the model of principled leadership that polls say is so missing in politics The Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II Eisenhower only reluctantly stepped into politics As president Ike successfully guided the country out of a dangerous war in Korea peacefully through the apocalyptic threat of nuclear war with the Soviets and into one of the greatest economic booms in world history Five decades later Baier s Three Days in January forever makes clear that Eisenhower an often forgotten giant of U S history still offers vital lessons for our own time and stands as a lasting example of political leadership at its most effective and honorable David Eisenhower Tom Brokaw Jay Winik more
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
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