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  • Jonathan Rauch

    'Robert Fass proves the perfect guide to exploring these concepts of age and happiness. Presenting the author’s personal journey, and his research and interviews, Robert keeps listeners engaged and tuned in to this fascinating study.' — AudioFile Magazine This audiobook will change your life by showing you how life changes. Why does happiness tend to get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end? Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a U-shaped...read more

  • Eric Lax

    The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity. Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale, M.D,—the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in the wake of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters—in collaboration with medical writer Eric Lax draws on an exceptional depth of knowledge to correct myths and establish facts. Exploring what have become trigger words for anxiety—nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, uranium,...read more

  • James M. Mcpherson

    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy “The best concise book we have on the subject… McPherson is… our most distinguished scholar of the Civil War era.” —The New York Times Book Review   History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. Many Americans of his own time and in later generations considered him an incompetent leader, not to mention a traitor. Not so, argues James M. McPherson. In Embattled Rebel, McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, but that it is too easy to diminish him because...read more

  • George Packer

    The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller Selected by New York Times' critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Best Political Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013 A New Republic Best Book of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013 A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the...read more

  • George Anders

    A journalistic quest to discover the secrets of the best talent hunters, revealing how they spot superstars before anybody else.   Why are some people so much better than everyone else at spotting future stars? How do the best talent pickers in any field recognize future greatness--the subtle and reliable tells that indicate the potential for top performance? George Anders set out to find the best talent hunters in the worlds of business, sports, pop music, movies, venture capital, academia, medical research, and the military. As radically different as these fields may seem, all share an intense belief in the importance of finding high achievers. Anders reveals some surprising...read more

  • Mark Halperin

    Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times: 'Those hungry for political news will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the positioning already going on among Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The book testifies to its authors’ energetic legwork and insider access... creating a novelistic narrative that provides a you-are-there immediacy... They succeed in taking readers interested in the backstabbing and backstage maneuvering of the 2012 campaign behind the curtains, providing a tactile... sense of what it looked like from the inside.' In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark...read more

  • Gordon S. Wood

    The preeminent historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history. More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. For this reason, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood believes that the American Revolution is the most important event in our history, bar none. Since American identity is so fluid and not based on any universally shared heritage, we have had to continually return to our nation's founding to understand who we are. In The Idea of America, Wood reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the revolution remains so essential. In a series of elegant and...read more

  • Nele Neuhaus

    The thrilling next book in the internationally bestsellingseries that began with Snow White Must Die On a hot June day the body of a sixteen-year-old girl washesup on a river bank outside of Frankfurt. She has been brutally murdered, but noone comes forward with any information as to her identity. Even weeks later,the local police have not been able to identify her. Then a new case comes in: apopular television reporter is attacked, raped, and locked in the trunk of herown car. She survives-barely-and is able to supply certain hints to the policehaving to do with her recent investigations into a child welfare organizationand the potential uncovering of a child pornography ring with members...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    Ellery Queen is persuaded to accompany an old friend and sculptor to his ancestral home when the latter arrives at Ellery's house covered in blood and unable to remember anything from the past few weeks. Once there, tensions erupt and foul play results in the murder of one of the household's members. Among the many transgressions Ellery will uncover are adultery, blackmail, and...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    The silent rush of footsteps, the muffled shriek, the ever-tightening noose of exotic silk ... the mark of the Cat. The Cat had claimed number nine. The Cat had nine kills, but Ellery Queen found number ten alive and offered the victim temptingly to the killer. The trap was baited, and Ellery and the police poised for the strike that had to come. But the strangler struck elsewhere-and Queen's heart chilled at the thought of what he would...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    When mere accusation takes the place of evidence, freedomis in peril. What happens after the murder is the story of what Johnny Shinn-lateof Army Intelligence and veteran of two wars-in spite of himself, does aboutit. The tense lynch trial that is the focus of the action is really the trialof Johnny Shinn as an...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    For years, Inspector Richard Queen had been outshone by his writer son. Now, with Ellery away, he had a case all his own—or did he? The verdict had been accidental death, and only the victim’s nurse had seen the one thing that made it murder. Recruiting a senior citizens corps of retired cops, Dick Queen tracked a murderer—and found himself courting his only witness! No wonder he kept muttering, “What’s Ellery going to say …...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    Gloria Guild is the singing "glory" of the thirtiesand the millionairess wife of Count Carlos Armando, renowned only for hissuccession of wealthy wives. When she is murdered, her husband is the obvioussuspect, but he has a perfect alibi. So who could he have got to do it for him?The only clue is the word "face," penned in her dying scrawl. But whose face?And why? Ellery Queen pursues the glory riddle from the Bowery to a way-outwedding-and a surprise climax that will jolt you into cold shock. Anyone whonails this killer before Queen is either a genius or a...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    Who are you, Malone? Just a little while ago you were a cop. That was before the two punks and their girl hit town. That was before they boosted a payroll and shot down a man and took your nine-year-old daughter as insurance to cover their getaway. Now you’re just a man. Scared. Not for yourself—that would be easy. But for your child, the only thing in the world you love enough to make you play ball with the kind of scum you’ve hated all your...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    Ellery Queen and Sherlock Holmes match wits to reveal theidentity of history's most infamous and depraved killer. Ellery Queen and Sherlock Holmes are the undisputed masters ofanalytical deduction-their talents and methods strikingly, almost uncannily,alike. Through the strange interlocking of events past and present, the twocelebrated detectives meet to focus their razor-sharp intellects-and their brilliantpowers of observation-on the mystery of Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper's victimswere the whores of Whitechapel. Lurking in narrow, fog-shrouded alleys, hecrept forth night after night to murder-and mutilate. Eluding Scotland Yard'smost heroic efforts to track him down, the Ripper...read more

  • Harlow Giles Unger

    A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall, the young Republic's great chief justice who led the Supreme Court to power and broughtlaw and order to the nation In the political turmoil that convulsed America after GeorgeWashington's death, the surviving Founding Fathers went mad-literally pummelingeach other in Congress and challenging one another to deadly duels in theirquest for power. Out of the political intrigue, one man emerged to restore calmand dignity to the government: John Marshall. The longest-serving chief justicein American history, Marshall transformed the Supreme Court from an irrelevantappeals court into the powerful and controversial branch of government thatAmericans...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    John Vallancourt, the cool, calm diplomat, is worried stiff.A dear friend is dead and his daughter Nancy is missing. John fears the worst-andthe worst is Nancy's sweetheart Keith Rollins. Keith is the prime suspect inthe case and he is running scared, dragging Nancy into danger with him. IfKeith is a murderer, John is certain of one thing: he has to catch Keith beforethe cops do, or he might find himself with one very dead...read more

  • Ellery Jr. Queen

    Where is Harlan James? He is the indicted, bail-jumping leader of Banbury'smilitant Black Hearts who has gone underground ... but whose rage, still heard ontape, is edging the city towards interracial terror. Harlan James calls for violence-for black protests, demonstrations,drastic political action against the city's white leaders. But did he also call for-or commit-murder? It is a top priority job for Mike McCall, a new breed ofcrime-fighter, whose cases plunge him into the crises of modern America. When aprominent white official is shot to death, McCall must find the killer-or face open racial...read more

  • Russell H. Greenan

    Originally published in 1968 to critical acclaim,Russell H. Greenan's brilliant, audacious mystery novel It Happened in Boston? quickly became an underground sensation andhas emerged over forty years later as a genuine cult classic. In thisbreathtakingly imaginative book-now appearing in audio for the first time-weenter the mind of an unnamed artist of prodigious talent and intelligence whois determined to correct the world's wrongs via a direct confrontation with theAlmighty, no matter what the consequences. A spellbinding tale told by amemorably unreliable narrator, ItHappened in Boston? places you inside a vivid world that brilliantly andsurprisingly interweaves art, genius, love,...read more

  • Nele Neuhaus

    The body of ninety-two-year-old Jossi Goldberg,Holocaust survivor and American citizen, is found shot to death execution stylein his house near Frankfurt. A five-digit number is scrawled in blood at themurder scene. The autopsy reveals an old and unsuccessfully covered tattoo onthe corpse's arm-a blood type marker once used by Hitler's SS. Pia Kirchhoffand Oliver von Bodenstein are faced with a riddle. Was the old man not Jewish afterall? Who was he, really? Two more, similar murders happen-one awheelchair-bound old lady in a nursing home, the other a man with a cellar filledwith Nazi paraphernalia-and slowly the connection between the victims becomes evident: all of them were lifelong...read more