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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
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 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
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
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
p p1 margin 0 0px 0 0px 0 0px 0 0px font 16 0px Arial -webkit-text-stroke 000000 span s1 font-kerning none The wall taxes tariffs deportations Obamacare guns military strength schools abortion religion - what will the new president do The Godfather of Trumpmania Michael Savage examines the initial appointments speeches tweets and history of Donald Trump and offers his insights and analysis The man many consider to be the determining factor in driving Trump over the finish line by motivating millions of undecideds and the Deplorables who would have otherwise sat out the election provides a crucial first look at the early direction of the Trump presidency Savage has waged a twenty-five year war on the radio to save America s borders language and culture from a progressive onslaught that is already turning Europe into a socialist multiculturalist nightmare where violent gangs of radical Islamic refugees terrorize defenseless citizens on a daily basis While most in the chattering classes around the world dismissed Trump s campaign conservative radio icon Dr Michael Savage championed Trump s platform and helped him galvanize the support of disaffected middle Americans left behind by the globalist central planners in their distant... capitol Savage s army of listeners on The Savage Nation was instrumental in electing Donald Trump to take the fight to Washington But electoral victory was only the beginning Trump now has an even bigger challenge in delivering on the promises he made to millions of American voters He faces relentless opposition from special interests in both parties who stand to lose trillions if Trump s America First policies become the law of the land Dr Michael Savage has been on the front line of this fight for decades and knows what Trump and his administration are up against He lays out a path to victory for the new conservative American revolutionaries in Trump s War p p1 margin 0 0px 0 0px 0 0px 0 0px font 16 0px Arial -webkit-text-stroke 000000 span s1 font-kerning none 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
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
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
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
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