Presents an unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise.
A lavishly designed tribute to the achievements of black women throughout the world shares anecdotes, affirmations and inspirational essays from a diverse range of contributors, including Kerry Washington, Serena Williams and Michelle Obama.
An account of the unsolved Golden State Killer case, written by the late author of the TrueCrimeDiary.com website and featuring an afterword by her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, traces the rapes and murders of dozens of victims and the author's determined efforts to help identify the killer and bring him to justice.
The best-selling author of The Blood Sugar Solution demystifies conflicting dietary advice to explain the crucial role of food in health, examining each food group to reveal what popular opinions have gotten right and wrong so that dieters can make informed choices to lose weight and promote wellness.
Explains how Vladimir Putin and Russia hacked an American election as part of a covert operation to subvert the United States' democracy and help Donald Trump win the presidency.
A prescriptive book of inspirational and spiritual life lessons from the Golden Globe-nominated star of NBC's This Is Us examines the role of authenticity and sincerity in her successes, encouraging readers to claim their rightful places in a world that constantly undermines individuals.
Published to coincide with his 70th birthday, a memoir by the award-winning composer, producer and impresario of some of the most recognized musicals in theater history traces his half-century career, sharing insights into his eccentric, diverse family; his Oxford education; his creative process; and the events that shaped his characters and productions.
The author of Lincoln's Boys presents an analysis of the Johnson administration that reveals how the legendary Great Society programs were actually put into practice, profiling major figures in the liberal reforms of the 1960s while warning readers of the consequences of dismantling at-risk programs ranging from Medicare to Head Start.
A global history of the rise of the factory and its positive and negative effects on society traces the Industrial Revolution textile mills, through the massive steel and car plants of the 20th century, to the massive retail producers of today's world, offering insights into the views, debates and innovations of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Ford, Charlie Chaplin and others.
The world-championship winning ballroom dancer famed for his appearances on Dancing with the Stars relates the failures and successes that have shaped his life, from his early childhood in Ukraine, to growing up as an immigrant in the U.S., to his rise to international fame.
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Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.
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An award-winning writer and former agent for the U.S. Border Patrol describes his upbringing as the son of a park ranger and grandson of a Mexican immigrant, who, upon joining the Border Patrol, encountered the violence and political rhetoric that overshadows life for both migrants and the police.
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In a collection of essays arranged into five sections—In the World, In the Audience, In the Gallery, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free—the best-selling author of Swing Time discusses important questions about our world that readers will immediately recognize.
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A guide to launching a profitable entrepreneurial venture in less than a month shares practical exercises and inspiring stories about how to plan, launch and refine a side business with minimal revenue and without having to quit a full-time job.
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Fully explores the life and career of the manager that led the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series victory, delving behind the scenes and dissecting that mystique that makes him so popular with players and analysts alike, in a book packed with insight, anecdotes, and little-known facts.
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The New York Times best-selling author of Crush It! shares new lessons and inspiration drawn from dozens of entrepreneurs who rejected traditional corporate careers in favor of pursuing their dreams, in a guide that includes profiles of such notables as Andy Frisella, Jared Polin and others.
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A follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars traces America's intelligence, military and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the years since 9/11.
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Stark argues that Constantine's conversion did the Church a great deal of harm, for example, and that the majority of converts to early Christianity were women. And he asks the questions at the heart of the human story: What role did Jesus's family play in the early Church? How was Christianity's rise influenced by the misery of daily life in Greco-Roman cities? What role did vigorous competition play in the success, and failure, of churches in colonial America?
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A decluttering expert and creator of the Slob Comes Clean blog, identifying the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter, provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out—for good.
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In 11 landmark operations, the author shows the evolution of the heart surgery from the trail-blazing "blue baby" procedure that transformed wheezing infants into healthy children to the first human heart transplant to the first artificial heart and more.
Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. But who was Aaron Hernandez, really?
The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with “a surge of determination.” Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before.
The author of the New York Times best-selling The Little Book of Hygge shares a new collection of inspirational writings and suggestions for achieving happiness by practicing the art of seeking out the good that exists in today's world.
“Judicious and absorbing…Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, brings solid credentials to this enterprise…Here he draws on a range of material, official and personal…What emerges is a picture of a man who from an early point possessed an unusual ability to relate to other people, a stereotypically American can-do optimism, an impatience with bureaucracy and a fascination with psychological warfare.” — Fredrik Logevall, The New York Times Book Review
In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
Who was Vivian Maier? Many people know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. Not long after, the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no surviving relatives. Soon the whole world knew about her preternatural work, shooting her to stardom almost overnight.
From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world.
Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper.
A first book by the director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab outlines a groundbreaking exploration of sleep that explains how to harness its transformative power to improve overall health and life quality, covering subjects ranging from caffeine and REM sleep to sleep patterns and the role of sleep in illness.