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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Michael Prell

    Underdogma is a new 'idea book' that shows how our love/hate relationship with power - and those who have power - shape how we look at the world. For many people, those who have less power (underdogs) can do no wrong - even when we do wrong, and those who have more power can do no right - even when they do right. Michael Prell gave this belief system a name - Underdogma - and he reveals how Underdogma is affecting your life right now - and how it threatens America's superpower status - in a book that has been endorsed by Newt Gingrich, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party Patriots, Ambassador John Bolton, Frank Gaffney, Andrew C. McCarthy, Michael Barone, Rabbi Shmuley, and...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

  • James Scott

    'There comes a time in the life of a subject when someone steps up and writes the book about it. AIQ explores the fascinating history of the ideas that drive this technology of the future and demystifies the core concepts behind it; the result is a positive and entertaining look at the great potential unlocked by marrying human creativity with powerful machines.' - Steven Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics From two cutting-edge data scientists comes a fascinating audiobook that tells listeners what they need to know in order to understand how intelligent machines are changing the world and how we can use this knowledge to make better decisions in our own lives. Dozens of times per day,...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

  • Lawrence Lanahan

    The crisscrossing stories of Mark, a white devout Christian who sells his suburban home to move to Baltimore's inner city, and Nicole, a black mother determined to leave West Baltimore for the suburbs, chronicle how the region became so deeply segregated and why these fault lines persist today. Mark and Nicole personify the enormous disparities in access to safe housing, educational opportunities, and decent jobs. As these characters pack up their lives and change places, journalist Lawrence Lanahan examines what it will take to save our cities and communities: Do we put money into poor, segregated neighborhoods? Or do we move families out into areas with more opportunity? This eye-opening...read more

  • Kasey S. Pipes

    In this evocative biography, presidential historian and former White House speechwriter Kasey Pipes explores President Richard Nixon's post-White House life, beginning with his days in virtual exile and ending with his unlikely redemption through the work he did later in...read more

  • Thomas Philippon

    Why are cellphone plans so much more expensive in the United States than in Europe? It seems a simple question. But the search for an answer took Thomas Philippon on an unexpected journey through some of the most complex and hotly debated issues in modern economics. Ultimately, he reached a surprising conclusion: American markets, once a model for the world, are giving up on healthy competition. Sector after economic sector is more concentrated than it was twenty years ago, dominated by fewer and bigger players who lobby politicians aggressively to protect and expand their profit margins. Across the country, this drives up prices while driving down investment, productivity, growth, and...read more

  • Stephanie Doucette

    Offering an in-depth psychological and political portrait of what makes Donald Trump tick, Dangerous Charisma combines psychoanalysis with an investigation into the personality of the current American president. This narrative not only examines the life and psychology of Donald Trump but also provides an analysis of the charismatic psychological tie between Trump and his supporters. While there are many books on Donald Trump, there has been no rigorous psychological portrait by a psychiatrist who specializes in political personality profiling. As the founding director of the CIA's Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior, Dr. Post has created profiles of world leaders...read more

  • Ann Gordon

    From moral panics about immigration and gun control to anxiety about terrorism and natural disasters, Americans live in a culture of fear. While fear is typically discussed in emotional or poetic terms-as the opposite of courage or an obstacle to be overcome-it nevertheless has very real consequences in everyday life. Persistent fear negatively affects individuals' decision-making abilities and causes anxiety, depression, and poor physical health. Furthermore, fear harms communities and society by corroding social trust and civic engagement. Yet politicians often effectively leverage fears to garner votes, and companies routinely market unnecessary products that promise protection from...read more

  • James Rickards

    Brought to you by Penguin. 'One of the scariest books I've read... The picture that emerges is dark yet comprehensive and satisfying' Bloomberg Businessweek 'Let's hope he's wrong' Financial Times In his latest book, financial expert, investment advisor and New York Times bestselling author James Rickards shows how 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. From clandestine gold purchases by China to the hidden...read more

  • John C. McManus

    From the author of Fire and Fortitude, the continuation of the US Army's epic crusade in the Pacific War, from the battle of Saipan to the occupation of Japan John C. McManus's award-winning Fire and Fortitude enthralled readers with an unforgettable and authoritative account of the US Army's evolution during the Pacific War, from the devastation of Pearl Harbor to the bloody battle for Makin Island in 1943. Now, in this second and final volume, he follows the Army as they land on Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa, climaxing with the American return to the Philippines, one of the largest, most complex operations in American history and one that would eventually account for one-third of all...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