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Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history Now from Bill O Reilly anchor of The O Reilly Factor comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series Killing Patton General George S Patton Jr died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II For almost seventy years there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton s tragic demise naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more In boyhood Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent As a teenager he channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics But when World War II began the athlete became an airman embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943 When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean against all odds Zamperini survived adrift on a foundering life raft Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will Appearing in paperback for the first time with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q A with the author Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura... Hillenbrand Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award Extraordinarily moving a powerfully drawn survival epic The Wall Street Journal A one-in-a-billion story designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid It is amazing unforgettable gripping harrowing chilling and inspiring New York Staggering mesmerizing Hillenbrand s writing is so ferociously cinematic the events she describes so incredible you don t dare take your eyes off the page People A meticulous soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life The Washington Post Ambitious and powerful a startling narrative and an inspirational book The New York Times Book Review Magnificent incredible Hillenbrand has crafted another masterful blend of sports history and overcoming terrific odds this is biography taken to the nth degree a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times The Dallas Morning News An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity Entertainment Weekly A tale of triumph and redemption astonishingly detailed O The Oprah Magazine A masterfully told true story nothing less than a marvel Washingtonian Hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter s pace Time Hillenbrand is one of our best writers of narrative history You don t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book you just have to love great storytelling Rebecca Skloot author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksmore
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany 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
George W Bush the 43rd President of the United States has authored a personal biography of his father George H W Bush the 41st President Forty-three men have served as President of the United States Countless books have been written about them But never before has a President told the story of his father another President through his own eyes and in his own words A unique and intimate biography the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush s life and career including his service in the Pacific during World War II his pioneering work in the Texas oil business and his political rise as a Congressman U S Representative to China and the United Nations CIA Director Vice President and President The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm decent man known best by his family In addition George W Bush discusses his father s influence on him throughout his own life from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency
New York Times Bestseller In Jesus on Trial David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ Limbaugh a practicing attorney and former professor of law approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew Mark Luke and John His analysis of the texts becomes profoundly personal as he reflects on his own spiritual and intellectual odyssey from determined skeptic to devout Christian Ultimately Limbaugh concludes that the words Christians have treasured for centuries stand up to his exhaustive inquiry including his examination of historical and religious evidence beyond the gospels and thereby affirms Christian faith spirituality and tradition
A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminismWonder Woman created in 1941 is the most popular female superhero of all time Aside from Superman and Batman no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following Like every other superhero Wonder Woman has a secret identity Unlike every other superhero she has also has a secret history Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston Wonder Woman s creator Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists starting with Emmeline Pankhurst who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911 when Marston was a freshman In the 1920s Marston and his wife Sadie Elizabeth Holloway brought into their home Olive Byrne the niece of Margaret Sanger one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century The Marston family story is a tale of drama intrigue and irony In the 1930s Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column... for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity Marston internationally known as an expert on truth he invented the lie detector test lived a life of secrets only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history Wonder Woman Lepore argues is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women s rights a chain of events that begins with the women s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later more
The inspiring and revelatory autobiography of the defense secretary and CIA director who led the intelligence war that killed Bin Laden among many important roles in a legendary career It could be said that Leon Panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant in the past fifty years His first career beginning as an army intelligence officer and including a distinguished run as one of Congress s most powerful and respected members lasted thirty-five years and culminated in his transformational role as Clinton s budget czar and White House chief of staff He then retired to establish the Panetta Institute with his wife of fifty years Sylvia to serve on the Iraq Study Group and to protect his beloved California coastline But in 2009 he accepted what many said was a thankless task returning to public office as the director of the CIA taking it from a state of turmoil after the Bush-era torture debates and moving it back to the vital center of America s war against Al Qaeda including the campaign that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden And then in the wake of bin Laden s death Panetta became the U S secretary of defense inheriting two troubled wars in a time of austerity and painful choices Like... his career Worthy Fights is a reflection of Panetta s values It is imbued with the frank grounded and often quite funny spirit of a man who never lost touch with where he came from his family s walnut farm in beautiful Carmel Valley California It is also a testament to a lost kind of political leadership which favors progress and duty to country over partisanship Panetta is a Democrat who pushed for balanced budgets while also expanding care for the elderly and sick a devout Catholic who opposes the death penalty but had to weigh every drone strike from 2009 through 2011 Throughout his career Panetta s polestar has been his belief that a public servant s real choice is between leadership or crisis Troubles always come about through no fault of one s own but most can be prevented with courage and foresight As always Panetta calls them as he sees them in Worthy Fights Suffused with its author s decency and stubborn common sense the book is an epic American success story a great political memoir and a revelatory view onto many of the great figures and events of our time more
The new nonfiction from 1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR THEIR STORIES ARE NOT Everyone has heard of a Ponzi scheme but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud Credit for inventing radio usually goes to Marconi or David Sarnoff and RCA--but if you ve never heard of Edwin Armstrong or Lee de Forest you know only half the story You ve probably been to a Disney theme park but did you know that the park Walt believed would change the world was actually EPCOT He died before his vision for it could ever be realized History is about so much more than dates and dead guys it s the greatest story ever told Now in this powerful follow-up to his national bestseller Miracles and Massacres Glenn Beck brings ten more true and untold stories to life The people who made America were not always what they seemed There were entrepreneurs and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us forward but there were also charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness nearly derailed us Dreamers and Deceivers brings both of these groups to life with stories written to put you right in the middle of the action You know that Woodrow Wilson was a progressive who... dramatically changed America but did you know that he was also involved in one of the most shocking national deceptions of all time You know I Love Lucy but the true story of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball is much better than anything they produced for television You ve heard of Upton Sinclair the socialist author who gained famed with The Jungle but it was a book he wrote two decades later that proved the depths he was willing to go to maintain his reputation From the spy Alger Hiss to the visionary Steve Jobs to the code-breaker Alan Turing--once you know the full stories behind the half-truths you ve been force fed once you meet the unsung heroes and obscured villains edited from our schoolbooks once you begin to see these amazing people from our past as people rather than just names--your perspective on today s important issues may forever change Find out why this series has become America s new go-to history book more
Walter Isaacson Time Dazzling and instructive a magisterial new book Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era advising presidents traveling the world observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives violent conflict proliferating technology and ideological extremism There has never been a true world order Kissinger observes For most of history civilizations defined their own concepts of order Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the Emperor at its pinnacle In Europe Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians when Rome fragmented European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world Islam in its early centuries considered itself the world s sole legitimate political unit destined to expand... indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy a conviction that has guided its policies ever since Now international affairs take place on a global basis and these historical concepts of world order are meeting Every region participates in questions of high policy in every other often instantaneously Yet there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process or its ultimate destination The result is mounting tension Grounded in Kissinger s deep study of history and his experience as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State World Order guides readers through crucial episodes in recent world history Kissinger offers a unique glimpse into the inner deliberations of the Nixon administration s negotiations with Hanoi over the end of the Vietnam War as well as Ronald Reagan s tense debates with Soviet Premier Gorbachev in Reykjav k He offers compelling insights into the future of U S China relations and the evolution of the European Union and examines lessons of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan Taking readers from his analysis of nuclear negotiations with Iran through the West s response to the Arab Spring and tensions with Russia over Ukraine World Order anchors Kissinger s historical analysis in the decisive events of our time Provocative and articulate blending historical insight with geopolitical prognostication World Order is a unique work that could come only from a lifelong policymaker and diplomat Hillary Clinton The Washington Post It is vintage Kissinger with his singular combination of breadth and acuity along with his knack for connecting headlines to trend lines Michiko Kakutani The New York Times C ould not be more timely the book puts the problems of today s world and America s role in that increasingly interconnected and increasingly riven world into useful and often illuminating context The Financial Times Kissinger s conclusion deserves to be read and understood by all candidates ahead of the 2016 presidential election World order depends on it John Micklethwait The New York Times Book Review If you think America is doing just fine then skip ahead to the poetry reviews If however you worry about a globe spinning out of control then World Order is for you more
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
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