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  • Timothy M. Gay

    THEIR WORK ON THE FRONT LINES MADE HEADLINES In February 1943, a group of journalists-including a young wire service correspondent named Walter Cronkite and cub reporter Andy Rooney-clamored to fly along on a bombing raid over Nazi Germany. Seven of the sixty-four bombers that attacked a U-boat base that day never made it back to England. A fellow survivor, Homer Bigart of the New York Herald Tribune, asked Cronkite if he'd thought through a lede. "I think I'm going to say," mused Cronkite, "that I've just returned from an assignment to hell." During his esteemed career Walter Cronkite issued millions of words for public consumption, but he never wrote or uttered a truer phrase. ...read more

  • John C. Mcmanus

    An engrossing, epic history of the US Army in the Pacific War, from the acclaimed author of The Dead and Those About to Die “This eloquent and powerful narrative is military history written the way it should be.”—James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian   'Out here, mention is seldom seen of the achievements of the Army ground troops,' wrote one officer in the fall of 1943, 'whereas the Marines are blown up to the skies.' Even today, the Marines are celebrated as the victors of the Pacific, a reflection of a well-deserved reputation for valor. Yet the majority of fighting and dying in the war against Japan was done not by Marines but by unsung...read more

  • Dinesh D'Souza

    Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be...read more

  • David Limbaugh

    From popular culture to the halls of academia, Christianity is under attack. The Old Testament’s accounts of history are often dismissed as myths, while the gospels are frequently derided as a fairy tale. But the critics’ arguments are far weaker than they first appear. In Jesus on Trial, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh confronts the skeptics head-on. Applying his lawyer’s eye to the evidence, he produces powerful arguments demonstrating the Bible’s truthfulness. In this audiobook Limbaugh shows: • Abundant evidence that the Bible is the most historically reliable text among all ancient writings • Why the gospels’ account of Jesus’ resurrection is far...read more

  • Kelly Mcgonigal

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course 'The Science of Willpower,' The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn:    •  Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition,...read more

  • Walter Doyle Staples

    In his latest book, Walter Doyle Staples invites his readers to experience life as fully aware, fully conscious, and fully functioning individuals. Dr. Staples presents powerful and life-changing ideas and concepts on how to transcend our ego-based state of consciousness to achieve deep peace, profound love, and infinite joy. Happy 95% of the Time explains how our attachment to our ego can only create dysfunction and suffering in our lives, resulting in fear, anger, guilt, regret, depression, and/or despair. He contends we need to awaken to a new consciousness and experience a new beginning. Happy 95% of the Time describes in detail the three primary ways to overcome low self-esteem,...read more

  • James Scott

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of AIQ by Nick Polson and James Scott, read by Nick Polson and Walter Dixon. Two leading data scientists offer an up-close and user-friendly look at artificial intelligence: what it is, how it works, where it came from and how to harness its power for a better world. Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available to them. These machines, from smart phones to talking robots to self-driving cars, are remaking the world in the twenty first century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world in the nineteenth. AIQ is based on a simple...read more

  • Jeffrey L. Cruikshank

    MEET THE MAN BEHIND SOME OF OUR BEST KNOWN BRANDS We live in an age of mass persuasion. Leaders and institutions of every kind-public and private, large and small-must compete in a rowdy marketplace of images and messages seeming to come at us from all directions-in print, on radio and television, and on the Web. It wasn't always so. In the early and middle twentieth century, a handful of creative geniuses in advertising and public relations-J. Walter Thompson, Edward Bernays, David Ogilvy, Ray Rubicam, and others-launched their once-sleepy industries into the very center of American life. And most of them point to one individual as the man who started it all: Albert D. Lasker. But...read more

  • Bart D. Ehrman

    Bart D. Ehrman, the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus, Interrupted and God’s Problem reveals which books in the Bible’s New Testament were not passed down by Jesus’s disciples, but were instead forged by other hands—and why this centuries-hidden scandal is far more significant than many scholars are willing to admit. A controversial work of historical reporting in the tradition of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan, Ehrman’s Forged delivers a stunning explication of one of the most substantial—yet least discussed—problems confronting the world of biblical...read more

  • Wayne Pacelle

    “If the animals knew about this book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.” —Jane Goodall “The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and moving.” —John Mackey, CEO and Co-founder of Whole Foods Market “The Bond is at once heart-breaking and heart-warming. No animal escapes Wayne Pacelle’s attention; nor should his book escape any human animal’s attention.” —Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Inside of a Dog The president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the world’s largest animal protection organization, Wayne Pacelle brings us The Bond, a...read more

  • John Dominic Crossan

    Every Sunday, the Lord’s Prayer echoes in churches around the world. It is an indisputable principle of Christian faith. It is the way Jesus taught his followers to pray and distills the most essential beliefs required of every one of the world’s 2.5 billion Christians. In The Greatest Prayer, our foremost Jesus scholar explores this foundational prayer line by line for the richest and fullest understanding of a prayer every Christian knows by heart. An expert on the historical Jesus, Crossan provides just the right amount of history, scholarship, and detail for us to rediscover why this seemingly simple prayer sparked a revolution. Addressing issues of God’s will for us and our...read more

  • Maribeth Kuzmeski

    When you think of a great business, you often think of its clients. They're not just happy customers; they're raving fans who'll take time out of their day to tell you or anyone within range just how much they love that business. They'll line up before dawn for its latest product offering, create buzz, and treat the brand as a personal status symbol. Does your business have super-fans like this? Do you want them? If so, . . . And the Clients Went Wild! is your essential marketing toolbox for fostering the fans whose word-of-mouth will drive your growth to exponential levels. Focusing on the practical-what's worked for a wide range of businesses-and employing an eclectic mix of methods,...read more

  • Laura L. Cartensen

    From one of the world's leading authorities on longevity and aging comes the first book to address a uniquely twenty-first century question: What are we going to do with those twenty or thirty years we didn't expect? Due to unfounded fears of unhappiness and regret, many intelligent, otherwise rational people, even into their forties and fifties, are so convinced that old age is a time of misery that they simply deny any other outcome and refuse to plan their own destiny. In A Long Bright Future, Laura L. Carstensen seeks to shed the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop individuals from adequately preparing for healthy, fulfilling, and financially stable long lives. We're...read more

  • Colin Woodard

    An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an 'American' or 'Canadian' culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component...read more

  • Jim F. Kukral

    What's the one common factor among entrepreneurs who create and grow successful online businesses today? Attention. They know what kind they need. They know how to get it. They know how to maintain it. And they know how to make it pay over the long term. Want your business to get the high quality customer engagement it needs to thrive? Attention! This Book Will Make You Money is the only guide you need. Whether you're starting a business, expanding or revamping an existing one, or just hunting for the latest marketing techniques, Attention! This Book Will Make You Money provides you with a complete online toolbox for bringing in the customer traffic you want-the kind that boosts your brand...read more

  • David Deutsch

    A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws...read more

  • James Richards

    In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. At best, they offer the sorry spectacle of countries' stealing growth from their trading partners. At worst, they degenerate into sequential bouts of inflation, recession, retaliation, and sometimes actual violence. Left unchecked, the next currency war could lead...read more

  • Alexander Green

    What does it mean to be truly wealthy? As a longtime financial writer and nationally acclaimed investment advisor, Alexander Green understands the importance of money. But in this insightful and inspiring new audiobook, he looks beyond traditional measures of wealth to explore how a rich life is one of significance, not just financial success. As Green observes, money creates wealth, but so do character, conscience, attitude, and wisdom. Only by incorporating each of these elements into your day-to-day existence can you experience what the ancients called 'the good life.' A generous, wide-ranging inquiry into what matters most, Beyond Wealth is a road map to a rich life, to what the...read more

  • Josh Young

    Former star of the classic TV series M*A*S*H, Wayne Rogers has, over the past four decades, become an enormously successful entrepreneur and businessman-and in Make Your Own Rules he shows you how to retain your own identity and reap tremendous rewards in your career and business while doing so. Using fascinating examples from his wide array of experiences-all of which involved leaping into situations where he lacked the traditional background in a particular field- Rogers presents a clarion call to the creative-minded person who isn't quite sure how to apply that creativity to the world of business. How do you make your way in the business world without becoming a robot? What are the...read more

  • John J. Ratey Md

    A groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain, from the bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD. Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. In Spark, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to...read more