Audition : A Memoir
Author Barbara Walters, the first woman ever to cohost a network news program, has had an amazingly full life. In the bestselling Audition, she describes her extraordinary public and private journey.
Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking
The former science and business reporter at The Washington Post, Malcolm Gladwell has written a book about how we make instantaneous judgments and why are some people so much better at it than others. Readers familiar with his New Yorker articles and his bestseller "The Tipping Point" will enjoy his latest work.
While drug dealers, violent criminals, and the Ku Klux Klan may be outside the purview of most economists, they fit quite well into the world of Steven D. Levitt the University of Chicago professor and Clark Medal winner (awarded to promising economists under 40) who focuses on the real world and examines it very closely.
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens, one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time makes the ultimate case against religion. After studying all of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made concept, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins. He spares no targets, criticizing both Western and Eastern faiths.
Have a Little Faith : A True Story
Author Mitch Albom brings two clergymen: an elderly rabbi from Albom's home synagogue and an African-American pastor leading a ministry to Detroit's homeless population - to vivid life and conveys their messages of faith with both sensitivity and respect.
Horse Soldiers : The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
This dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban was written by Doug Stanton, former contributing editor at Esquire and Outside.
Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Occasionally blunt, often educational, but never boring, Thomas L. Friedman is among the best known and respected analysts of the Middle East. A three-time Pulitzer winner, his books and column for the New York Times take a no-nonsense, authoritative approach to complex global issues.
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman Nora Ephron The woman who brought us "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," and " You've Got Mail" and the author of the best seller "Heartburn" discusses everything-from how much she hates her purse to how much time she spends attempting to stop the clock: the hair dye, the treadmill, the lotions and creams that promise to slow the aging process but never do, has written a wickedly funny, and unexpectedly moving new book.
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Michael Pollan, professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, contributing writer for The New York Times, and a bestselling author examines various aspects of the agricultural industry, the food chain, and man's place in the natural world. This is a witty, offbeat follow-up to his widely praised "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals."
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
A mesmerizing portrait of the Nazi capital by Erik Larson that surveys Berlin, circa 1933–1934, from the perspective of two American naïfs: Roosevelt's ambassador to Germany, William Dodd, an academic historian and Jeffersonian liberal who hoped Nazism would de-fang itself, and Dodd's daughter Martha, a sexual free spirit who loved Nazism's vigor and ebullience.
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
veting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from the bestselling author Bill O'Reilly.
Subtitled: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 Marcus Luttrell tells the story of four US Navy SEALS who departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive.
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick (In the Heart of the Sea) tells the heartbreaking story of both the misery and driving determination of the Pilgrims on their historic journey from Europe and their difficuties in establishing the Plymouth Colony as they faced the threat of starvation, illness, and savage winters (half ultimately died) and, 50 years later, bloody wars against the Indians.
Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals
Bestselling nonfiction author Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) has written a witty, offbeat book that examines various aspects of the agricultural industry, the food chain, and man's place in the natural world.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Author Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a bestselling author of narrative nonfiction that examines the intersection of science and culture. He's written an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful and reveals what makes high-achievers different.
Tales of a Broadway Flack
All the excitement of Broadway during the glory days of the Great White Way comes to life this biography of Sol Jacobson press agent for some of Broadway’s most memorable shows including "West Side Story," "Look Back in Anger," Teahouse of the August Moon," "Fiddler on the Roof" and so many others during the 1940's 50's and 60's. It was written by David A. Long.
The God Delusion
Evolutionary theorist Richard Dawkins is not simply an atheist who refuses to regard religion as mere harmless nonsense, but he views it instead as one of humanity's most pernicious creations. He attacks arguments for the existence of God; accuses religions of fomenting divisiveness, war, and bigotry and castigates believers in intelligent design.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot a science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; Prevention; has uncovered this story of a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today.
The Love Dare
The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick is a 40-day guided devotional designed to strengthen marriages in trouble, and is the same rustically bound book that plays a pivotal role in the new movie Fireproof.
The Nine : Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Based on exclusive interviews with the Supreme Court Justices themselves and other insiders, The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin is a timely and provocative “state of the union” about America’s most elite legal institution.
The Post-American World
Newsweek editor and popular television pundit Fareed Zakaria (The Future of Freedom) has written a stimulating, largely optimistic forecast of where the 21st century is heading.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Author Eckhart Tolle is a renowned contemporary spiritual counselor and bestselling self-help author. At the core of his simple yet profound teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. Profound insights are gained --we are not our mind; we can find our way out of psychological pain; authentic power is found in surrendering to the now.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-'90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a bestselling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning? Malcolm Gladwell has all the answers and then some more.
The World Is Flat The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century is a timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, written by one of our most respected journalists, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
This artful narrative by Diane Ackerman is about a Warsaw animal keeper who saves hundreds of Jews from Nazi gas chambers. It engages us in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors and details how Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages, refusing to give in to the fear of discovery, and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence for her "guests" as Europe crumbled around her.
Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey Tim Tebow is one of the most accomplished players in college football history. A two-time winner of the NCAA National Football Championship with the University of Florida, Tim is also the first-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. He then went on to become a two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top football player, while also winning the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s best college quarterback and the James E. Sullivan Award for the most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.
True Compass : A Memoir Edward M. Kennedy has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate for 47 years. In 2004, he began interviews at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia for an oral history project about his life. He has worked closely on this book with Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, co-author of the #1 bestseller "Flags of Our Fathers."
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
From the 1936 Olympics to WWII Japan's most brutal POW camps, this heart-wrenching new book by Laura Hillenbrand is thousands of miles and a world away from the racing circuit of her bestselling Seabiscuit. But it's just as much a page-turner, and its hero, Louie Zamperini, is just as loveable.