From Machiavelli to Marx, Nietzsche to Hitler, this volume offers a provocative look at some of Western civilization's most infamous authors and their literary works and shows how these works have inflicted great evil in the world—and still cause suffering.
An obsessive scientist and his eclectic team of researchers race to discover one of the hidden treasures of neuroscience—the physical makeup of memory—and in the process pursue a pharmaceutical wonder drug.
The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Simon Johnson, James Kwak Erik Synnestvedt
Simon Johnson and James Kwak examine not only how Wall Street's ideology, wealth, and political power among policy makers in Washington led to the financial debacle of 2008 but also what the lessons learned portend for the future.
Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East
Tom Segev James Boles
From Israel's leading historian, a sweeping history of 1967—the war, what led up to it, what came after, and how it changed everything. Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as government memos and military records, Tom Segev reconstructs an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps. A vibrant and original history, 1967 is sure to stand as the definitive account of that pivotal year.
Trapped aboard a fantastic submarine with the deranged Captain Nemo, a French professor and his companions come face-to-face with exotic ocean creatures and strange, forbidden sights hidden from the world above.
From Albert Brooks comes a sweeping novel of ideas that pits national hope for the future against assurances from the past in an all-too-believable imagining of where today's challenges could lead us tomorrow.
63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell George K. Wilson
Jesse Ventura, the straight-talking author of the New York Times bestseller American Conspiracies, reveals the shocking secrets contained in sixty-three government documents and their implications for the general public.
Jules Verne's nineteenth-century adventure novel follows Joam Garral, a ranch owner living near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River who is forced to travel downstream when his past catches up with him.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael D'Antonio captures the wackiness of the first year of the space race as the Americans scrambled desperately to match the Soviets and President Eisenhower intervened to guarantee that the space program would not be run by the military.
When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder—but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late.
When the recently widowed Diane Benchley decides to spend her late husband's fortune by opening an exclusive gentleman's gaming club, no one is more suited to help her than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren—but striking a deal with Diane might be the biggest risk Oliver has ever taken.
Author Jane Gross combines crucial practical information about caring for an aging parent with her own intimate story of caring for her mother in this essential guide for anyone navigating this unfamiliar, demanding, and emotional territory.
Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market
Jim Rogers Johnny Heller
If the twentieth century was the American century, then the twenty-first century belongs to China. Now the one and only Jim Rogers shows how any investor can get in on the ground floor of "the greatest economic boom since England's Industrial Revolution."
Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government. When an officer is savagely murdered, however, Lenox is drawn toward his old profession, determined to capture another killer.
With the authority of a renowned historian and the narrative grace of a brilliant novelist, Thomas Keneally offers an insider's perspective into the dramatic saga of the birth of a vibrant society in an unfamiliar land. A Commonwealth of Thieves immerses us in the fledgling penal colony and conjures up colorful scenes of the joy and heartbreak, the thrills and hardships that characterized those first four improbable years. The result is a lively and engrossing work of history, as well as a tale of redemption for the thousands of convicts who started new lives thousands of miles from their homes.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a powerful analysis of such issues as monarchy versus democracy and free will versus determinism, but it is also one of Mark Twain's finest comic novels, still fresh and funny after more than a hundred years.
James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent
Robert W. Merry Michael Prichard
Robert W. Merry, the president and publisher of Congressional Quarterly, Inc., examines how, in a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America's Manifest Destiny by expanding its territory across the continent.
The first book in a stunning debut series, A Darkness Forged in Fire introduces an unforgiving world of musket and cannon, bow and arrow, magic, diplomacy, and oaths—each wielding terrible power in an Empire teetering on the brink of war.
A well-liked, respected historian and archaeologist is bludgeoned to death and left half-buried in a field. Now it falls to Chief Inspector Banks to solve a seemingly motiveless murder—and stop a killer who's bound to kill again.
Ronald Takaki's critically acclaimed A Different Mirror is a dramatic retelling of our nation's past that relates the history of America in the voice of its non-Anglo peoples, from Native Americans to Muslim refugees from Afghanistan.