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The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America
by Bill O'Reilly

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><b>A rare, insider鈥檚 look at the life of Donald Trump from Bill O'Reilly, the bestselling author of the <i>Killing </i>series, based on exclusive interview material and deep research</b></p><p>Readers around the world have been enthralled by journalist and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Bill O鈥橰eilly鈥檚 <i>Killing </i>series鈥攔iveting works of nonfiction that explore the most famous events in history. Now<i>,</i> O鈥橰eilly turns his razor-sharp observations to his most compelling subject thus far鈥擯resident Donald J. Trump. In this thrilling narrative, O鈥橰eilly blends primary, never-before-released interview material with a history that recounts Trump鈥檚 childhood and family and the factors from his life and career that forged the worldview that the president of the United States has taken to the White House. </p><p>Not a partisan pro-Trump or anti-Trump book, this is an up-to-the-minute, intimate view of the man and his sphere of influence鈥攐f 鈥渉ow Donald Trump鈥檚 view of America was formed, and how it has changed since becoming the most powerful person in the world鈥濃€?from a writer who has known the president for thirty years. This is an unprecedented, gripping account of the life of a sitting president as he makes history. </p><p>As the author will tell you, 鈥淚f you want some insight into the most unlikely political phenomenon of our lifetimes, you鈥檒l get it here.鈥?lt;/p>
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
by , Bing West

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.</b><br /><br /><i>Call Sign Chaos </i>is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. <br /><br />Mattis divides his book into three parts: direct leadership, executive leadership, and strategic leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war's grim realities with political leaders' human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic.<br /><i></i><br /><i>Call Sign Chaos</i> is a memoir of lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy--one relevant to us all.
Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
by Susan Rice

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English

Pages

537

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice鈥擭ational Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations鈥攔eveals her surprising story with unflinching candor. </b><br /><br />Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Susan Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, Susan now shares the wisdom she learned along the way.<br /> <br /> Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, DC, she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Rice鈥檚 elders鈥攊mmigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other鈥攈ad high expectations that each generation would rise. And rise they did, but not without paying it forward鈥攊n uniform and in the pulpit, as educators, community leaders, and public servants.<br /> <br /> Susan too rose rapidly. She served throughout the Clinton administration, becoming one of the nation鈥檚 youngest assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama鈥檚 most trusted advisors.<br /> <br /> Rice provides an insider鈥檚 account of some of the most complex issues confronting the United States over three decades, ranging from 鈥淏lack Hawk Down鈥?in Somalia to the genocide in Rwanda and the East Africa embassy bombings in the late 1990s, and from conflicts in Libya and Syria to the Ebola epidemic, a secret channel to Iran, and the opening to Cuba during the Obama years. With unmatched insight and characteristic bluntness, she reveals previously untold stories behind recent national security challenges, including confrontations with Russia and China, the war against ISIS, the struggle to contain the fallout from Edward Snowden鈥檚 NSA leaks, the U.S. response to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the surreal transition to the Trump administration.<br /> <br /> Although you might think you know Susan Rice鈥攚hose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya鈥攏ow, through these pages, you truly will know her for the first time. Often mischaracterized by both political opponents and champions, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor a victim, but a strong, resilient, compassionate leader.<br /> <br /> Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, <i>Tough Love</i> makes an urgent appeal to the American public to bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

Language

English

Pages

188

Publication Date

June 01, 2006

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.<br /><br />At the time of Frankl's death in 1997,聽<i>Man's Search for Meaning</i>聽had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found聽<i>Man's Search for Meaning</i>聽among the ten most influential books in America.
Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal
by Renia Spiegel

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller </b><br /><b>A <i>USA Today</i> bestseller</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman's life during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English</b></p><p>Renia Spiegel was born in 1924 to an upper-middle class Jewish family living in southeastern Poland, near what was at that time the border with Romania. At the start of 1939 Renia began a diary. 鈥淚 just want a friend. I want somebody to talk to about my everyday worries and joys. Somebody who would feel what I feel, who would believe me, who would never reveal my secrets. A human being can never be such a friend and that鈥檚 why I have decided to look for a confidant in the form of a diary.鈥?And so begins an extraordinary document of an adolescent girl鈥檚 hopes and dreams. By the fall of 1939, Renia and her younger sister Elizabeth (n茅e Ariana) were staying with their grandparents in Przemysl, a city in the south, just as the German and Soviet armies invaded Poland. Cut off from their mother, who was in Warsaw, Renia and her family were plunged into war.</p><br /><p>Like Anne Frank, Renia鈥檚 diary became a record of her daily life as the Nazis spread throughout Europe. Renia writes of her mundane school life, her daily drama with best friends, falling in love with her boyfriend Zygmund, as well as the agony of missing her mother, separated by bombs and invading armies. Renia had aspirations to be a writer, and the diary is filled with her poignant and thoughtful poetry. When she was forced into the city鈥檚 ghetto with the other Jews, Zygmund is able to smuggle her out to hide with his parents, taking Renia out of the ghetto, but not, ultimately to safety. The diary ends in July 1942, completed by Zygmund, after Renia is murdered by the Gestapo.</p><br /><p><i>Renia's Diary</i> has been translated from the original Polish, and includes a preface, afterword, and notes by her surviving sister, Elizabeth Bellak. An extraordinary historical document, Renia Spiegel survives through the beauty of her words and the efforts of those who loved her and preserved her legacy.</p>
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold...
by Ben Macintyre

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English

Pages

418

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;b>The celebrated author of聽<i>Double Cross</i>聽and聽<i>Rogue Heroes</i>聽returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling聽<i>Americans</i>-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.</b><br /><br />鈥淭he best true spy story I have ever read.鈥濃€擩OHN LE CARR脡<br /></b><br /> If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, as the Cold War reached its twilight, Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets.聽<br /><br /> Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carr茅, it brings readers deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nations.
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow

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English

Pages

818

Publication Date

March 29, 2005

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<p><b>A聽<i>New York Times</i>聽Bestseller, and聽<b>the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical聽<i>Hamilton</i>!<br /></b><br />Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.</b><br /><br />In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis,聽<b><i>Alexander Hamilton</i></b>聽is 鈥渁 robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.鈥?lt;br /><br />Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow鈥檚 biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today鈥檚 America is the result of Hamilton鈥檚 countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. 鈥淭o repudiate his legacy,鈥?Chernow writes, 鈥渋s, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.鈥?Chernow here recounts Hamilton鈥檚 turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington鈥檚 aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America鈥檚 birth as the triumph of Jefferson鈥檚 democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we鈥檝e encountered before鈥攆rom his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton鈥檚 famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.<br /><br />Chernow鈥檚 biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America鈥檚 birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots,聽<b><i>Alexander Hamilton</i></b>聽will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans.<br /><br /><b><u>鈥淣obody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow鈥澛犫€?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i>聽</u></b><br /><br /><b>Ron Chernow's other biographies include:聽<i>Grant</i>, <i>Washington</i>, and <i>Titan.</i></b></p>
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
by , Leif Babin

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.</b></p><p>Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin鈥檚 SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed 鈥渁ll but lost.鈥?In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three鈥檚 Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership鈥攁t every level鈥攊s the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. </p><p>Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.</p><p>Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, <i>Extreme Ownership</i> shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.</p><p>A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, <i>Extreme Ownership</i> revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.</p>
Thank You for My Service
by , Nils Parker

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English

Pages

213

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?The unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans</b><br />聽<br /> Members of the military鈥檚 special operations branches share a closely guarded secret: They love their jobs. They relish the opportunity to fight. They are thankful for it, even, and hopeful that maybe, possibly, they鈥檒l also get to kill a bunch of bad guys while they鈥檙e at it. You don鈥檛 necessarily need to thank them for their service鈥攖he pleasure is all theirs.<br /><br /> In this hilarious and personal memoir, readers ride shotgun alongside former Army Ranger and private military contractor and current social media phenomenon Mat Best, into the action and its aftermath, both abroad and at home. From surviving a skin infection in the swampy armpit of America (aka Columbus, Georgia) to kicking down doors on the outskirts of Ramadi, from blowing up a truck full of enemy combatants to witnessing the effects of a suicide bombing right in front of your face,<i> Thank You for My Service</i>聽gives readers who love America and love the good guys fresh insight into what it鈥檚 really like inside the minds of the men and women on the front lines.<br /><br /> It鈥檚 also a sobering yet steadying glimpse at life for veterans after the fighting stops, when the enemy becomes self-doubt or despair and you begin to wonder why anyone should be thanking you for anything, least of all your service. How do you keep going when something you love turns you into somebody you hate? For veterans and their friends and families,聽<i>Thank You for My Service</i> will offer comfort, in the form of a million laughs, and counsel, as a blueprint for what to do after the war ends and the real fight begins.<br /><br /> And for civilians, this is the insider account of military life you won鈥檛 find anywhere else, told with equal amounts of heart and balls. It鈥檚 <i>Deadpool</i> meets <i>Captain America</i>, except one went to business school and one went to therapy, and it鈥檚 anyone鈥檚 guess which is which.
Washington: A Life
by Ron Chernow

Language

English

Pages

930

Publication Date

October 05, 2010

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<p><b>A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of聽<i>Alexander Hamilton</i>, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.<br /><br /></b>Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods.<b><br /><br />Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography<br /><br />鈥淭ruly magnificent鈥?[a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;/b></b>Andrew Roberts,聽<i>The Wall Street Journal</i><b><br /><br />鈥淪uperb鈥?the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;/b></b>Gordon S. Wood,聽<i>The New York Review of Books</i><b><br /><br />鈥淎 truly gripping biography of George Washington... I can鈥檛 recommend it highly enough鈥攁s history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment. It鈥檚 as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;/b></b>Hendrik Hertzberg,聽<i>The New Yorker</i><br /><br />Lin-Manuel Miranda鈥檚 smash Broadway musical<b>聽Hamilton</b>聽has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. In addition to Alexander Hamilton, the production also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and many more.<br /><br />Ron Chernow's latest biography, <i>Grant</i>, is now available in paperback.聽</p>

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