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  • Dean Koontz

    The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other's best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents' unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door, after an enigmatic and very secretive new neighbor takes up residence in the darkest hours of the...read more

  • Danielle Steel

    Nicolas von Bingen and Alex von Hemmerle, titled members of the German aristocracy, have been best friends since childhood. Both widowers, they are raising their children—Nick’s two lively boys and Alex’s adored teenage daughter—in peace and luxury on the vast Bavarian estates that have belonged to their families for generations. While Nick indulges in more glamorous pursuits, Alex devotes himself to breeding the renowned white Lipizzaner horses that enthrall audiences throughout Europe with their ability to dance and spin on command, majestic creatures whose bloodlines are rare and priceless. But it is Nicolas’s bloodline that changes everything, when his father receives a...read more

  • Alan Greenspan

    From the bestselling author of The Age of Turbulence and Capitalism in America Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful role in economic decision making in the world saw beforehand the storm for what it was. How had our models so utterly failed us?  To answer this question, Alan Greenspan embarked on a rigorous and far-reaching multiyear examination of how Homo economicus predicts the economic future, and how it can predict it better. Economic risk is a fact of life in every realm, from home to business to...read more

  • Thurston Clarke

    A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK’s final days that asks what might have been Fifty years after his assassination, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Noted author and historian Thurston Clarke reexamines the last months of the president’s life to show a man in the midst of great change, both in his family and in the key issues of his day: the cold war, civil rights, and Vietnam, finally on the cusp of making good on his extraordinary promise. JFK’s Last Hundred Days presents a gripping account that weaves together Kennedy’s public and private lives, explains why the grief following his assassination has endured so long, and solves the...read more

  • Steve Coll

    Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power. ExxonMobil’s annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box. Private Empire pulls back the curtain, tracking the corporation’s recent history and its central role on the world...read more

  • Steve Coll

    The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after...read more

  • David Nasaw

    In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Drawing on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, Nasaw tells the story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and the Cold War, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedy's life, we relive the history of the American century. 'Riveting . . . The Patriarch is a book hard to put down . . . As his son indelibly put it some months...read more

  • Jeffrey D. Sachs

    In Common Wealth, Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world's most respected economists and the author of The New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty- offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity. Through crystalline examination of hard facts, Sachs predicts the cascade of crises that awaits this crowded planet-and presents a program of sustainable development and international cooperation that will correct this dangerous course. Few luminaries anywhere on the planet are as schooled in this daunting subject as Sachs, and this is the vital product of his experience and...read more

  • Jeffrey D. Sachs

    The landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens, from one  of the world's most renowned economists Hailed by Time as one of the world's hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D. Sachs is renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis. Now a classic of its genre, The End of Poverty distills more than thirty years of experience to offer a uniquely informed vision of the steps that can transform impoverished countries into prosperous ones. Marrying vivid storytelling with rigorous analysis, Sachs lays out a clear conceptual map of the world economy. Explaining his own work in...read more

  • James B. Conroy

    Our One Common Country explores the most criticalmeeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians,the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the Warbetween the States. In this well written and highly documented book, James B.Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from bothsides came together to try to end the hostilities. The meeting was meantto end the fighting on peaceful terms. It failed, however, and the war draggedon for two more bloody, destructive months. Through meticulous research of both primary and secondarysources, Conroy tells the story of the doomed peace negotiations through thecharacters who...read more

  • Joshua Zeitz

    A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln’s White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants Lincoln’s official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president’s immediate family. Hay and Nicolay were the gatekeepers of the Lincoln legacy. They read poetry and attendeded the theater with the president, commiserated with him over Union army setbacks, and plotted electoral strategy. They were present at every seminal event, from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address—and they wrote...read more

  • John Dvorak

    The lives ofmillions will be changed after it breaks, and yet so few people understand it,or even realize it runs through their backyard. Dvorak reveals the San AndreasFault's fascinating history-and its volatile future. It is a prominent geological feature that is almostimpossible to see unless you know where to look. Hundreds of thousands ofpeople drive across it every day. The San Andreas Fault is everywhere-andprimed for a colossal quake. For decades scientists have warned that such asudden shifting of the earth's crust is inevitable. In fact, it is a geologicnecessity. The San Andreas Fault runs almost the entire length ofCalifornia, from the redwood forest to the east edge of the...read more

  • Jeff Pearlman

    The New YorkTimes bestselling author of Sweetness delivers the firstall-encompassing account of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of professionalsports' most-revered-anddominant-dynasties. The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s personified theflamboyance and excess of the decade over which they reigned. Beginning withthe arrival of Earvin "Magic" Johnson as the number one overall pick of the1979 draft, the Lakers played basketball with gusto and pizzazz, unleashingtheir famed "Showtime" run-and-gun style on a league unprepared for their speedand ferocity-and became the most captivating show in sports and, arguably, all-aroundAmerican entertainment. The Lakers' roster overflowed with...read more

  • Hunter S. Thompson

    This enormouslyeccentric book takes listeners on a crazy journey with renowned gonzojournalist Hunter S. Thompson. The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fearand Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's"coverage" of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side ofAmericana. Originally published in 1983, The Curse of Lono featuresall of the zany, hallucinogenicwordplay for which Hunter S.Thompson became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddityamong Hunter's oeuvre, is a widely sought-after...read more

  • Hunter S. Thompson

    Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondenceof one of America's most influential and incisive journalists-Hunter S.Thompson. In letters to a who's who of luminaries, from Norman Mailer toCharles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez-not tomention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors-Thompson vividlycatches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through hisown razor-sharp perspective. Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn,and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedentedand penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most...read more

  • Steven Pressfield

    The bestselling author of Gates of Fire and Killing Rommel delivers his first work of military nonfiction—an epic narrative of the Six Day War. June 5, 1967. The fearsome, Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army and its 1000 tanks are massed on Israel’s southern border. Meanwhile, the Syrian Army is shelling the much smaller nation from the north. And to the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab world’s goal is no less than “the destruction of Israel.” June 10, 1967. The combined Arab armies are in ruins, their air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s...read more

  • Hunter S. Thompson

    This astonishing volume of private correspondence, acritically acclaimed follow-up to TheProud Highway, shows Hunter S.Thompson as brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever. When that first book ofletters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining," Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description," and the New York Times celebratedits "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, thesenever-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running forsheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathingin Las Vegas; twistingpolitical reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making...read more

  • Bernadette Pajer

    When Thomas Alva Edison asks for information, most feelcompelled to give it. Not University of Washington professor Benjamin Bradshaw.Not when the question concerns a device conceived in anger and harnessed formurder. Bradshaw hopes the mysterious invention remains lost in Elliott Bay,eluding the search of deep-sea divers. But when, on a cold December morning in1903, an electrician is found dead in the men's wear window of Seattle's BonMarché clutching a festoon of Edison's holiday lights, Bradshaw suspects adangerous game has been set in motion. Greed, passion, silence? Motivesmultiply as the dead man's secrets come to light. Bradshaw and his investigative partner Henry Pratt joinSeattle...read more

  • Laurence Steinberg

    A leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more successful kids.Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals’ life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people.In Age of Opportunity, Steinberg leads listeners through a host of new findings—including groundbreaking original research—that reveal what the new timetable of adolescence means for parenting 13-year-olds (who may look more...read more

  • Eric Lichtblau

    Thousands of Nazis—from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich—came to the United States after World War II and quietly settled into new lives. They had little trouble getting in. With scant scrutiny, many gained entry on their own as self-styled war “refugees,” their pasts easily disguised and their war crimes soon forgotten. But some had help and protection from the U.S. government. The CIA, the FBI, and the military all put Hitler’s minions to work as spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers, whitewashing their histories. For the first time, once-secret government records and interviews tell the full story not only of the...read more