Charts the controversial leadership, public reputations, and evolving political powers of American wartime presidents from the War of 1812 through Vietnam, including Lincoln, Wilson, and LBJ.
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Billion dollar whale : the man who fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the world / Tom Wright & Bradley Hope.
Presents the story of Jho Low, who in 2009 convinced the prime minister of Malaysia to create an investment fund which Low spent the next decade siphoning off billions of dollars from.
Ship of fools : how a selfish ruling class is bringing America to the brink of revolution / Tucker Carlson.
The Fox News host and popular conservative figure offers a scathing critique of the current ruling-class elites from both parties and discusses what can be done to put America back on the correct course.
A family reshapes their ideas about family, love, and loyalty when youngest son Claude reveals increasingly determined preferences for girls' clothing and accessories and refuses to stay silent.
Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up; facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from, she wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth.
A month ago, Cronley managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, but not without leaving some dead bodies and outraged Austrian police in his wake. He's been laying low ever since, but that little vacation is about to end. Somebody has broken the criminals out of jail, and now he must track them down again. But there's more to it than that.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted, and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. Her training is about to begin and she will find powers within herself she never imagined. When the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
Trump's enemies : how the deep state is undermining the presidency / Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie.
Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie, the authors of the blockbuster, Let Trump Be Trump: the Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency, are back with their next New York Times bestseller. This book will tell readers just how real the deep state is and how it operates inside the bowels of our government.
An essay collection includes an exploration of the author's complex relationship with his uncle, an assessment of the global seabird crisis, and his young adulthood in New York.
A woman with two conflicting sides--one devoted and loving, the other dark and malicious--will do anything to get her way, with devastating consequences.
In 1978 Jimmy Carter mediates the Camp David Accords, Fleetwood Mac tops charts with Rumours, Starsky fights crime with Hutch, and twelve-year-old Lou Cove is uprooted from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Salem, Massachusetts- a backwater town of witches, Puritans, and sea-captain wannabes. After his eighth move in a dozen years, Lou figures he should just resign himself to a teenage purgatory of tedious paper routes, school bullies, and unrequited lust for every girl he likes.
The comedian and actress presents autobiographical essays that reflect on her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles; her discovery of her talent for comedy; and her struggles with gender, race, and class boundaries in the entertainment industry.
When a heart-transplant recipient abruptly dies under suspicious circumstances, medical examiner Dr. Jack Stapleton fears a new virulent influenza pandemic and follows leads to gene-editing biotechnology and the unethical practices of a megalomaniacal businessman.
You are a badass every day : how to keep your motivation strong, your vibe high, and your quest for transformation unstoppable / Jen Sincero.
An everyday companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your focus unwavering.
The keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, tells his remarkable and inspiring life story.
The first installment of the Alex Cross series introduces readers to the senior detective who uses his psychology degree to track a psychopath determined to reach celebrity status by kidnapping the children of the rich and famous. Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants the commit the crime of the century; Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him; and Jezzie Flanagan is the supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever encountered.
When the remains of a private investigator who went missing a decade earlier are discovered, Siobhan Clarke uncovers disturbing evidence implicating her mentor, Inspector Rebus.
The Sorceress Nicci, the Wizard Nathan, and the swordsman Bannon defend against a magical attack on two fronts when the breaking of an ancient curse unleashes hundreds of thousands of formerly petrified soldiers on the legendary city of Ildakar.
Bathed in prayer : Father Tim's prayers, sermons, and reflections from the Mitford series / Jan Karon, #1 New York times bestselling author.
A collection of prayers, sermons, and inspirational quotes from the Mitford series' beloved fictional religious leader is complemented by new essays and author reflections on faith.
Mildred Kilgore and Earlynne Biddle are planning to open a bakery on the square--if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife. Cute little Cupcake's talent as a singer and dancer makes her a tempting target for an unscrupulous exploiter. Lizzy must enlist the Dahlias to protect her while she herself is confronted by a romantic puzzle. And Sheriff Norris is forced to reopen a puzzling mystery that the town thought was solved.
"From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, an audiobook about the core truths that unite Americans, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in this audiobook a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times."--Publisher.
Forced by an overhaul of leadership to accept a partner, FBI Special Agent Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, investigate a rash of gruesome killings by a psychopath who cuts out the hearts of his victims and leaves them at local gravestones.
Silence [sound recording] : a social history of one of the least understood elements of our lives / Jane Brox.
Through her original, intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and society. Brox traces its place as a transformative power in the monastic world from Medieval Europe to the very public life of twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, whose love for silence deepened even as he faced his obligation to speak out against war. This fascinating history of ideas also explores the influence the monastic cell had on one of society's darkest experiments in silence: Eastern State Penitentiary. Conceived of by one of the Founding Fathers and built on the outskirts of Philadelphia, the penitentiary's early promulgators imagined redemption in imposed isolation, but they badly misapprehended silence's dangers. Finally, Brox's rich exploration of silence's complex and competing meanings leads us to imagine how we might navigate our own relationship with silence today, for the transformation it has always promised, in our own lives.
Breaking and entering [sound recording] : the extraordinary story of a hacker called 'Alien' / Jeremy N. Smith.
When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien wanted to study aerospace engineering, but she was soon drawn to the school's venerable tradition of high-risk physical trespassing: the original 'hacking.' Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead, two others were on trial, and two had been institutionalized. And Alien's adventures were only just beginning. After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top cybersecurity firm where she deployed her large cache of virtual weapons-and the trespassing and social engineering talents she first developed while 'hacking' at MIT. The company tested its clients' security by every means possible-not just coding, but donning disguises and sneaking past guards and secretaries into the C-suite. (She once got into the vault of a major bank by posing as its auditor.) Alien now runs her own boutique hacking outfit that caters to some of the world's biggest and most vulnerable institutions-banks, retailers, government agencies. Her work combines devilish charm, old-school deception, and next generation spycraft. In Breaking and Entering, cybersecurity finally gets the rich, character-driven, fast-paced treatment it deserves.
Quinton Zane is back. Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases, the kind that law enforcement either considers unsolvable or else has chalked up to accidents or suicides. As a survivor of a fire, he finds himself uniquely compelled by arson cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer's head has garnered him a reputation in some circles--and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family's hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas's foster sons, starting with Jack.