BECOMING by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
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Becoming

by: Michelle Obama
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
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BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond,Adam Horovitz

Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond,Adam Horovitz, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.
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Beastie Boys Book

by: Michael DiamondAdam Horovitz
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
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SHADE by Pete Souza

Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

by: Pete Souza
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
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From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a potent commentary on the Presidency–and our country.

As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency–and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it.
Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out.
Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza’s unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House.
What began with Souza’s Instagram posts soon after President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency, and our country. Some call this “throwing shade.” Souza calls it telling the truth.
In Shade, Souza’s photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation’s highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.

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1. Obama: An Intimate Portrait

by: Pete SouzaBarack Obama
Release date: Nov 07, 2017
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Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza’s behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller–with a foreword from the President himself.
During Barack Obama’s two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else–and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza’s most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency–including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission–alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.
Souza’s photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation’s highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to “be kind and be useful,” as he would instruct his daughters.
This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.Age Range: Adult
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A deluxe limited slipcase edition is also available.

2. Shade AUTOGRAPHED Pete Souza (Barack Obama Photographer) SIGNED BOOK October 16, 2018

by: Pete SouzaSigned Edition
Release date: Jul 21, 2021
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Author Signed Edition, First Print – First Edition Hardcover. Hand Signed by Pete Souza. As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency–and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it. Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out. Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza’s unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House. What began with Souza’s Instagram posts soon after President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency, and our country. Some call this “throwing shade.” Souza calls it telling the truth. In Shade, Souza’s photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation’s highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.

3. Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama’s Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers)

by: Pete Souza
Release date: Nov 21, 2017
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From former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza comes a book for young readers that highlights Barack Obama’s historic presidency and the qualities and actions that make him so beloved.

Pete Souza served as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama’s full two terms. He was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else – and he photographed them all, capturing scenes both classified and candid.

Throughout his historic presidency, Obama engaged with young people as often as he could, encouraging them to be their best and do their best and to always “dream big dreams.” In this timeless and timely keepsake volume that features over seventy-five full-color photographs, Souza shows the qualities of President Obama that make him both a great leader and an extraordinary man. With behind-the-scenes anecdotes of some iconic photos alongside photos with his family, colleagues, and other world leaders, Souza tells the story of a president who made history and still made time to engage with even the youngest citizens of the country he served.

By the author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama’s presidency, Dream Big Dreams was created especially for young readers and not only provides a beautiful portrait of a president but shows the true spirit of the man.

4. Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Deluxe Limited Edition

by: Pete SouzaBarack Obama
Release date: Nov 07, 2017
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ABOUT THE DELUXE EDITION:

This deluxe edition has been personally signed by Pete Souza.
This collectible edition of Obama: An Intimate Portrait will stand the test of time. It is printed on heavy fine art paper, with every photograph protected by gloss varnish; bound in rich blue cloth, stamped with foil; and protected by a durable clothbound slipcase, debossed with Souza’s signature and mounted with a laminated photographic print. It also includes a separate 8-by-10-inch print of Souza’s iconic photograph of the President dancing with the First Lady, suitable for framing and display in your home.
This 352-page book is 12 inches wide by 10 inches tall. It weighs more than seven pounds.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza’s behind-the-scenes images and stories–some published here for the first time–with a foreword from the President himself.
During Barack Obama’s two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else–and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza’s most iconic photographs. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency–including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission–alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.
Souza’s photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation’s highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to “be kind and be useful,” as he would instruct his daughters.
This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.

5. The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

by: John BredarPete Souza
Release date: Nov 02, 2010
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This behind-the-scenes look at the lives of our recent Commanders in Chief features the images and recollections of the nine professionals who have served as official White House photographers, including Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and previously an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. The President’s Photographer is the intimate story of the men and women who are both visual historians and key links between the public and the Presidents. 

Five of the nine Official White House Photographers are alive today, and in rare personal interviews, they recount the stories behind the remarkable photographs. Expressive close-ups of presidents reveal moments of joy, reflection, and turmoil over public issues and private challenges. Unexpected angles cast new light on historic events. Through both iconic and little-known images, this book offers a fresh perspective on life and work behind the famous facade of the White House.

The President’s Photographer is the official companion book to the National Geographic Channel special that aired in November 2010.

6. The Rise of Barack Obama

by: Pete Souza
Release date: Oct 01, 2009
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Award-winning photojournalist, Pete Souza, documents the meteoric rise of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S. Senate right up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary. More than 80% of these candid and stunning photographs capturing private and political moments have not been seen before. Souza provides extended commentary about each photo to place it in context, and describe the scene and participants. Photo-by-photo the viewer is allowed to examine the senator and candidate’s path to the very cusp of history.

7. [By Garth Brooks The Anthology Part 1 Book & 5 CD Set](The Anthology Part 1)

by: Pete Souza
Release date: Jul 21, 2021
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During Barack Obama’s two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else–and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza’s most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency–including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission–alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.

8. The Rise of Barack Obama

by: Pete Souza
Release date: Jul 01, 2008
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Award-winning photojournalist, Pete Souza, documents the meteoric rise of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S. Senate right up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary. More than 80% of these candid and stunning photographs capturing private and political moments have not been seen before. Souza provides extended commentary about each photo to place it in context, and describe the scene and participants. Photo-by-photo the viewer is allowed to examine the senator and candidate’s path to the very cusp of history.

9. Images of Greatness: An Intimate Look at the Presidency of Ronald Reagan

by: Pete SouzaHoward Baker
Release date: Jun 17, 2004
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A former official White House photographer presents a collection of portraits spanning more than five years of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, covering both historical events and private moments.

10. Obama: An Intimate Portrait

by: Pete SouzaBarack Obama
Release date: Nov 07, 2017
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Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza’s behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller–with a foreword from the President himself.
During Barack Obama’s two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else–and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza’s most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency–including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission–alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.
Souza’s photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation’s highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to “be kind and be useful,” as he would instruct his daughters.
This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.Age Range: Adult
* * *

A deluxe limited slipcase edition is also available.

11. Shade AUTOGRAPHED Pete Souza (Barack Obama Photographer) SIGNED BOOK October 16, 2018

by: Pete SouzaSigned Edition
Release date: Jul 21, 2021
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Author Signed Edition, First Print – First Edition Hardcover. Hand Signed by Pete Souza. As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency–and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it. Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out. Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza’s unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House. What began with Souza’s Instagram posts soon after President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency, and our country. Some call this “throwing shade.” Souza calls it telling the truth. In Shade, Souza’s photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation’s highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.

12. Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama’s Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers)

by: Pete Souza
Release date: Nov 21, 2017
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From former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza comes a book for young readers that highlights Barack Obama’s historic presidency and the qualities and actions that make him so beloved.

Pete Souza served as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama’s full two terms. He was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else – and he photographed them all, capturing scenes both classified and candid.

Throughout his historic presidency, Obama engaged with young people as often as he could, encouraging them to be their best and do their best and to always “dream big dreams.” In this timeless and timely keepsake volume that features over seventy-five full-color photographs, Souza shows the qualities of President Obama that make him both a great leader and an extraordinary man. With behind-the-scenes anecdotes of some iconic photos alongside photos with his family, colleagues, and other world leaders, Souza tells the story of a president who made history and still made time to engage with even the youngest citizens of the country he served.

By the author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama’s presidency, Dream Big Dreams was created especially for young readers and not only provides a beautiful portrait of a president but shows the true spirit of the man.

13. Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Deluxe Limited Edition

by: Pete SouzaBarack Obama
Release date: Nov 07, 2017
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ABOUT THE DELUXE EDITION:

This deluxe edition has been personally signed by Pete Souza.
This collectible edition of Obama: An Intimate Portrait will stand the test of time. It is printed on heavy fine art paper, with every photograph protected by gloss varnish; bound in rich blue cloth, stamped with foil; and protected by a durable clothbound slipcase, debossed with Souza’s signature and mounted with a laminated photographic print. It also includes a separate 8-by-10-inch print of Souza’s iconic photograph of the President dancing with the First Lady, suitable for framing and display in your home.
This 352-page book is 12 inches wide by 10 inches tall. It weighs more than seven pounds.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza’s behind-the-scenes images and stories–some published here for the first time–with a foreword from the President himself.
During Barack Obama’s two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else–and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza’s most iconic photographs. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency–including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission–alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.
Souza’s photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation’s highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to “be kind and be useful,” as he would instruct his daughters.
This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.

14. The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

by: John BredarPete Souza
Release date: Nov 02, 2010
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This behind-the-scenes look at the lives of our recent Commanders in Chief features the images and recollections of the nine professionals who have served as official White House photographers, including Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and previously an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. The President’s Photographer is the intimate story of the men and women who are both visual historians and key links between the public and the Presidents. 

Five of the nine Official White House Photographers are alive today, and in rare personal interviews, they recount the stories behind the remarkable photographs. Expressive close-ups of presidents reveal moments of joy, reflection, and turmoil over public issues and private challenges. Unexpected angles cast new light on historic events. Through both iconic and little-known images, this book offers a fresh perspective on life and work behind the famous facade of the White House.

The President’s Photographer is the official companion book to the National Geographic Channel special that aired in November 2010.

15. The Rise of Barack Obama

by: Pete Souza
Release date: Oct 01, 2009
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Award-winning photojournalist, Pete Souza, documents the meteoric rise of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S. Senate right up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary. More than 80% of these candid and stunning photographs capturing private and political moments have not been seen before. Souza provides extended commentary about each photo to place it in context, and describe the scene and participants. Photo-by-photo the viewer is allowed to examine the senator and candidate’s path to the very cusp of history.

Last updated on Thursday, October 25, 2018

SHIP OF FOOLS by Tucker Carlson

Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution by Tucker Carlson, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.
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Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution

by: Tucker Carlson
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
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The popular FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America’s ruling class has failed everyday Americans.

“You look on in horror, helpless and desperate.
You have nowhere to go.
You’re trapped on a ship of fools.”
—From the Introduction

In Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker Carlson tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered. The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you.

“They view America the way a private equity firm sizes up an aging conglomerate,” Carlson writes, “as something outdated they can profit from. When it fails, they’re gone.”

In Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The patchouli-scented hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They’ll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. “The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don’t.”

Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, “unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship.” But in the signature and witty style that viewers of Tucker Carlson Tonight have come to enjoy, his book answers the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course?

More books by Tucker Carlson

1. Stone’s Rules: How to Win at Politics, Business, and Style

by: Roger StoneTucker Carlson
Release date: May 08, 2018
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Rules to live by from the master of political dark arts, as seen in the award-winning documentary Get Me Roger Stone

At long last, America’s most notorious political operative has released his operating manual!

A freedom fighter to his admirers, a dirty trickster to his detractors, the flamboyant, outrageous, articulate, and extraordinarily well-dressed Roger Stone lays out Stone’s Rules―the maxims that have governed his legendary career as a campaign operative for four American presidents, from Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.

As a raconteur, pundit, prognosticator, and battle-scarred veteran of America’s political wars, Roger Stone shares his lessons on punking liberals and playing the media, gives an inside look at his push to legalize marijuana, details how much “linen” to show at the cuff of an impeccably-cut suit, lays out how and why LBJ orchestrated the murder of JFK, and reveals how to make the truly great marinara sauce that is the foundation of Stone’s legendary Sunday Gravy.

Along the way, Stone dishes on the “cloak and dagger” nitty-gritty that has guided his own successes and occasional defeats, culminating in the election of the candidate he first pushed for the presidency in 1988, Donald J. Trump.

First revealed in the Weekly Standard by Matt Labash and commemorated by CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, the blunt, pointed, and real-world practical Stone’s Rules were immortalized in the Netflix smash hit documentary Get Me Roger Stone―part Machiavelli’s The Prince, part Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, all brought together with a highly-entertaining blend of culinary and sartorial advice from the Jedi Master of political dark arts.

From “Attack, attack, attack!” inspired by Winston Churchill, to “Three can keep a secret, if two are dead,” taken from the wall of mob boss Carlos Marcello’s headquarters, to Stone’s own “It is better to be infamous than to never have been famous at all,” Roger Stone shares with the world all that he’s learned from his decades of political jujitsu and life as a maven of high-style. From Stone’s Rules for campaign management to the how-to’s of an internet mobilization campaign to advice on custom tailoring to the ingredients for the perfect martini from Dick Nixon’s (no-longer) secret recipe, Stone has fashioned the truest operating manual for anyone navigating the rough-and-tumble of business, finance, politics, social engagement, family affairs, and life itself.

2. Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News

by: Tucker Carlson
Release date: Sep 15, 2003
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Every weeknight, millions of Americans tune in to see Tucker Carlson anchor the right side of the aisle on CNN’s Crossfire. Named by New York magazine as the journalist most likely to succeed in the Years of Bush, he has roused conservatives and charmed liberals with his singular brand of acerbic wit and razor-sharp insight. Now he loosens his signature bow tie and cracks keen and wise like never before, as he exposes – and defends…

3. East Carolina University (Campus History)

by: John Allen Tucker PhDArthur Carlson
Release date: Oct 07, 2013
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East Carolina University was founded by the State of North Carolina in 1907 as a teacher training school meant to provide professionally trained faculty for schools in the eastern part of the state. Within two decades, the school matured into a teachers college. Although coeducational from the start, the vast majority of the student body early on was female. Following World War II and the gender transformation of higher education resulting from successive GI Bills, East Carolina emerged with increasing balance as the male student body grew to match the female population on campus. In subsequent decades, East Carolina continued to expand academically, emerging as a research university with a medical school and a dental school. Today, ECU is a leading producer of K-12 teachers in the Southeast as well as a leader nationwide in training practitioners of family medicine. The impressive development of East Carolina has flowed from its embodiment of the schools ethic of service to the local community and, in the broadest context, the best interests of humanity.

4. Esquire, 70 Years of Women We Love, Britney Spears, November 2003

by: Chuck KlostermanChristopher BerendTucker CarlsonTom JunodSean FlynnJohn MarianiAndy LangerStacey Grenrock WoodsCurtis PesmenJames White
Release date: Jul 07, 2021
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Esquire magazine, November 2003 issue, 172 pages. Starring: Elvis Costello, Mercerdes-Benz SLR McLaren, Mel Brooks & Son, Alyssa Milano, NFL Derrick Brooks, Britney Spears, Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sharon Stone and more.

5. The Dadly Virtues: Adventures from the Worst Job You’ll Ever Love

by: Jonathan V. LastDavid BurgeChristopher CaldwellAndrew FergusonJonah GoldbergMichael GrahamMatt LabashJames LileksRob LongLarry MillerP. J. O’RourkeJoe QueenanToby YoungStephen F. HayesJoseph EpsteinMatthew ContinettiTucker Carlson
Release date: May 18, 2015
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From the all-star cast who brought you The Seven Deadly Virtues comes a book with a look at the good life… or the crazy-stressful-overwhelmed life… of a father.

The Dadly Virtues is a tongue-in-cheek collection of encouragement and guidance for any stage of fatherhood, from pacifying babies to prepping for senior prom, from cutting the cord to getting the first, “Best Grandpa” t-shirt. P.J. O’Rourke sets the stage with the chapter, “What Do Men Get from Fatherhood? Besides What They Put In …” and then is followed by:
•Matthew Continetti’s, “Newborn Terror: The Moment You Realize that ‘Bundle of Joy’ Is a Euphemism for Something Very Different.”
•Stephen F. Hayes’ “Siblings: The Best Gift You’ll Ever Give Your Kids.”
•Jonah Goldberg’s “Get Your Kid a Dog: The Moral Case for Pets.”
•Tucker Carlson’s “In Praise of Adventure: How to Fill a Child’s Life with Excitement and Danger (without Getting Them Killed).”
•Michael Graham’s, “Dating: Enjoy the Movie and Please Keep the Impregnation to a Minimum.”
•Christopher Caldwell’s “College: It’s Not as Bad as You Think; It’s Worse.”
•Andrew Ferguson’s “Emerging Adults and Empty Nesters: Just When You Had Fatherhood All Figured Out.”
•Toby Young’s “The Dark Side: Bad Parenting and the Things We Think, but Do Not Say.”
•Joseph Epstein’s “Thanks, Grandpa: Grandfatherhood and the Spirit of the Age.”
•And more.

Father-to-be, two-time-dad, or granddad, each essay will make you laugh and, at the same time, reinforce your commitment to the virtuous—the dadly—life.

6. East Carolina University Football (Images of Sports)

by: Arthur CarlsonElizabeth Brooke TolarJohn Allen Tucker
Release date: Aug 29, 2016
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East Carolina University played its first intercollegiate football game on October 29, 1932, against the Scots of Presbyterian Junior College. In the more than eight decades that have followed, the ECU Pirates have experienced triumph and tragedy while creating a premier game-day experience. From the team’s early days playing on farmland through the decade-long quest to join the Southern Conference, ECU’s rise is recounted through these pages. Players are featured alongside legendary and colorful coaches in this history of Pirate football.

8. A Rocky Start

by: Anthony TuckerBreanne Carlson
Release date: Sep 12, 2016
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2018 International Book Award winning finalist – 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Award winner ‘”A Rocky Start” offers you a brief glimpse into the life of a boy and how he decided to become the educator he is today. My hope is that this simple story will have a profound impact on the lives of many children. Background: My name is Anthony Tucker ‑ I am a public school teacher based in the South Bronx. As you know the South Bronx is one of the most impoverished communities in the country, home primarily to African American and Hispanic communities, as reflected in my classroom. My students have few examples of success stories around them, and rarely read stories where the character hails from the same environment. That’s why I thought that telling them my own story would give them inspiration and motivation to keep going, as I essentially come from the same background as they. My school held a storytelling celebration and I decided to write a short story based on my life. I shared the story with the students at my school and received an overwhelming amount of support. I also decided to share the story with friends and colleagues, and many of them suggested I turn it into a picture book. So that’s what I did! I turned it into a picture book. To learn more about the author visit: www.anthony-tucker.com

9. Handbook for the Heart

by: Richard CarlsonBenjamin ShieldMichael TuckerJill Eikenberry
Release date: Dec 01, 1996
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A collection that includes pieces by John Gray, Deepak Chopra, Nathaniel Branden, and Leo Buscaglia, among others, provides insights into love, its purpose, its spiritual significance, and our enduring attempts at attaining it. Read by Michael Tucker & Jill Eikenberry. Book available.

10. Stone’s Rules: How to Win at Politics, Business, and Style

by: Roger StoneTucker Carlson
Release date: May 08, 2018
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Rules to live by from the master of political dark arts, as seen in the award-winning documentary Get Me Roger Stone

At long last, America’s most notorious political operative has released his operating manual!

A freedom fighter to his admirers, a dirty trickster to his detractors, the flamboyant, outrageous, articulate, and extraordinarily well-dressed Roger Stone lays out Stone’s Rules―the maxims that have governed his legendary career as a campaign operative for four American presidents, from Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.

As a raconteur, pundit, prognosticator, and battle-scarred veteran of America’s political wars, Roger Stone shares his lessons on punking liberals and playing the media, gives an inside look at his push to legalize marijuana, details how much “linen” to show at the cuff of an impeccably-cut suit, lays out how and why LBJ orchestrated the murder of JFK, and reveals how to make the truly great marinara sauce that is the foundation of Stone’s legendary Sunday Gravy.

Along the way, Stone dishes on the “cloak and dagger” nitty-gritty that has guided his own successes and occasional defeats, culminating in the election of the candidate he first pushed for the presidency in 1988, Donald J. Trump.

First revealed in the Weekly Standard by Matt Labash and commemorated by CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, the blunt, pointed, and real-world practical Stone’s Rules were immortalized in the Netflix smash hit documentary Get Me Roger Stone―part Machiavelli’s The Prince, part Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, all brought together with a highly-entertaining blend of culinary and sartorial advice from the Jedi Master of political dark arts.

From “Attack, attack, attack!” inspired by Winston Churchill, to “Three can keep a secret, if two are dead,” taken from the wall of mob boss Carlos Marcello’s headquarters, to Stone’s own “It is better to be infamous than to never have been famous at all,” Roger Stone shares with the world all that he’s learned from his decades of political jujitsu and life as a maven of high-style. From Stone’s Rules for campaign management to the how-to’s of an internet mobilization campaign to advice on custom tailoring to the ingredients for the perfect martini from Dick Nixon’s (no-longer) secret recipe, Stone has fashioned the truest operating manual for anyone navigating the rough-and-tumble of business, finance, politics, social engagement, family affairs, and life itself.

11. Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News

by: Tucker Carlson
Release date: Sep 15, 2003
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Every weeknight, millions of Americans tune in to see Tucker Carlson anchor the right side of the aisle on CNN’s Crossfire. Named by New York magazine as the journalist most likely to succeed in the Years of Bush, he has roused conservatives and charmed liberals with his singular brand of acerbic wit and razor-sharp insight. Now he loosens his signature bow tie and cracks keen and wise like never before, as he exposes – and defends…

12. East Carolina University (Campus History)

by: John Allen Tucker PhDArthur Carlson
Release date: Oct 07, 2013
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East Carolina University was founded by the State of North Carolina in 1907 as a teacher training school meant to provide professionally trained faculty for schools in the eastern part of the state. Within two decades, the school matured into a teachers college. Although coeducational from the start, the vast majority of the student body early on was female. Following World War II and the gender transformation of higher education resulting from successive GI Bills, East Carolina emerged with increasing balance as the male student body grew to match the female population on campus. In subsequent decades, East Carolina continued to expand academically, emerging as a research university with a medical school and a dental school. Today, ECU is a leading producer of K-12 teachers in the Southeast as well as a leader nationwide in training practitioners of family medicine. The impressive development of East Carolina has flowed from its embodiment of the schools ethic of service to the local community and, in the broadest context, the best interests of humanity.

13. Esquire, 70 Years of Women We Love, Britney Spears, November 2003

by: Chuck KlostermanChristopher BerendTucker CarlsonTom JunodSean FlynnJohn MarianiAndy LangerStacey Grenrock WoodsCurtis PesmenJames White
Release date: Jul 07, 2021
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Esquire magazine, November 2003 issue, 172 pages. Starring: Elvis Costello, Mercerdes-Benz SLR McLaren, Mel Brooks & Son, Alyssa Milano, NFL Derrick Brooks, Britney Spears, Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sharon Stone and more.

14. The Dadly Virtues: Adventures from the Worst Job You’ll Ever Love

by: Jonathan V. LastDavid BurgeChristopher CaldwellAndrew FergusonJonah GoldbergMichael GrahamMatt LabashJames LileksRob LongLarry MillerP. J. O’RourkeJoe QueenanToby YoungStephen F. HayesJoseph EpsteinMatthew ContinettiTucker Carlson
Release date: May 18, 2015
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From the all-star cast who brought you The Seven Deadly Virtues comes a book with a look at the good life… or the crazy-stressful-overwhelmed life… of a father.

The Dadly Virtues is a tongue-in-cheek collection of encouragement and guidance for any stage of fatherhood, from pacifying babies to prepping for senior prom, from cutting the cord to getting the first, “Best Grandpa” t-shirt. P.J. O’Rourke sets the stage with the chapter, “What Do Men Get from Fatherhood? Besides What They Put In …” and then is followed by:
•Matthew Continetti’s, “Newborn Terror: The Moment You Realize that ‘Bundle of Joy’ Is a Euphemism for Something Very Different.”
•Stephen F. Hayes’ “Siblings: The Best Gift You’ll Ever Give Your Kids.”
•Jonah Goldberg’s “Get Your Kid a Dog: The Moral Case for Pets.”
•Tucker Carlson’s “In Praise of Adventure: How to Fill a Child’s Life with Excitement and Danger (without Getting Them Killed).”
•Michael Graham’s, “Dating: Enjoy the Movie and Please Keep the Impregnation to a Minimum.”
•Christopher Caldwell’s “College: It’s Not as Bad as You Think; It’s Worse.”
•Andrew Ferguson’s “Emerging Adults and Empty Nesters: Just When You Had Fatherhood All Figured Out.”
•Toby Young’s “The Dark Side: Bad Parenting and the Things We Think, but Do Not Say.”
•Joseph Epstein’s “Thanks, Grandpa: Grandfatherhood and the Spirit of the Age.”
•And more.

Father-to-be, two-time-dad, or granddad, each essay will make you laugh and, at the same time, reinforce your commitment to the virtuous—the dadly—life.

15. East Carolina University Football (Images of Sports)

by: Arthur CarlsonElizabeth Brooke TolarJohn Allen Tucker
Release date: Aug 29, 2016
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East Carolina University played its first intercollegiate football game on October 29, 1932, against the Scots of Presbyterian Junior College. In the more than eight decades that have followed, the ECU Pirates have experienced triumph and tragedy while creating a premier game-day experience. From the team’s early days playing on farmland through the decade-long quest to join the Southern Conference, ECU’s rise is recounted through these pages. Players are featured alongside legendary and colorful coaches in this history of Pirate football.

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FEAR by Bob Woodward

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.
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Fear: Trump in the White House

by: Bob Woodward
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
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“Explosive”—The Washington Post
“Devastating”—The New Yorker
“Unprecedented”—CNN

THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.

More books by Bob Woodward

1. All the President’s Men

by: Bob WoodwardCarl Bernstein
Release date: Jun 03, 2014
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“The work that brought down a presidency…perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” (Time)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Final Days.

The most devastating political detective story of the century: two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened.

One of Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, this is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.

All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time.

2. Obama’s Wars

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: May 03, 2011
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In Obama’s Wars, Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward tells the inside story of Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret campaign in Pakistan and the worldwide fight against terrorism.

At the core of Obama’s Wars is the unsettled division between the civilian leadership in the White House and the United States military as the president is thwarted in his efforts to craft an exit plan for the Afghanistan War.

“So what’s my option?” the president asked his war cabinet, seeking alternatives to the Afghanistan commander’s request for 40,000 more troops in late 2009. “You have essentially given me one option…It’s unacceptable.”

“Well,” Secretary of Defense Robert Gates finally said, “Mr. President, I think we owe you that option.”

It never came. An untamed Vice President Joe Biden pushes relentlessly to limit the military mission and avoid another Vietnam. The vice president frantically sent half a dozen handwritten memos by secure fax to Obama on the eve of the final troop decision.

President Obama’s ordering a surge of 30,000 troops and pledging to start withdrawing U.S. forces by July 2011 did not end the skirmishing.

General David Petraeus, the new Afghanistan commander, thinks time can be added to the clock if he shows progress. “I don’t think you win this war,” Petraeus said privately. “This is the kind of fight we’re in for the rest of our lives and probably our kids’ lives.”

Hovering over this debate is the possibility of another terrorist attack in the United States. The White House led a secret exercise showing how unprepared the government is if terrorists set off a nuclear bomb in an American city—which Obama told Woodward is at the top of the list of what he worries about all the time.

Verbatim quotes from secret debates and White House strategy sessions—and firsthand accounts of the thoughts and concerns of the president, his war council and his generals—reveal a government in conflict, often consumed with nasty infighting and fundamental disputes.

Woodward has discovered how the Obama White House really works, showing that even more tough decisions lie ahead for the cerebral and engaged president.

Obama’s Wars offers the reader a stunning, you-are-there account of the president, his White House aides, military leaders, diplomats and intelligence chiefs in this time of turmoil and danger.

3. The Final Days

by: Bob WoodwardCarl Bernstein
Release date: Nov 01, 2005
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“An extraordinary work of reportage on the epic political story of our time” (Newsweek)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthors of All the President’s Men.

The Final Days is the #1 New York Times bestselling, classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon’s dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his family, his staff, and many members of Congress strained desperately to prevent his inevitable resignation. This brilliant book reveals the ordeal of Nixon’s fall from office—one of the gravest crises in presidential history.

4. Miedo. Trump en La Casa Blanca (Spanish Edition)

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: Nov 22, 2018
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With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trumps White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.

5. The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat

by: Bob WoodwardCarl Bernstein
Release date: Jun 02, 2006
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The mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 remained hidden for thirty-three years. In The Secret Man, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic former No. 2 man in the FBI who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon. The Secret Man brings to a close one of the last chapters of Watergate.

6. The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court

by: Bob WoodwardScott Armstrong
Release date: Jul 01, 2005
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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.

Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that affect every major area of American life.

7. The Last of the President’s Men

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
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“An intimate but disturbing portrayal of Nixon in the Oval Office.” —The Washington Post

Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book The Last of the President’s Men.

Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon’s resignation. In forty-six hours of interviews with Butterfield, supported by thousands of documents, many of them original and not in the presidential archives and libraries, Woodward has uncovered new dimensions of Nixon’s secrets, obsessions and deceptions.

The Last of the President’s Men could not be more timely and relevant as voters question how much do we know about those who are now seeking the presidency in 2016—what really drives them, how do they really make decisions, who do they surround themselves with, and what are their true political and personal values?

8. The Price of Politics

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: Sep 17, 2013
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See how and why Washington is not functioning.

Bob Woodward’s freshly reported, thirty-five-page Afterword to his national bestseller, The Price of Politics, provides a detailed, often verbatim account of what happened in the dramatic “fiscal cliff” face-off at the end of 2012 between President Obama and the Republicans.

Now it’s happening again. In fall 2013, Washington faces a new round of budget and fiscal wars that could derail the American and global economies.

“We are primarily a blocking majority,” said Michael Sommers, Speaker John Boehner’s chief of staff, summarizing the House Republican position.

It was the land of no-compromise:

On health care cuts over ten years, Boehner suggested to Obama, you are $400 billion, I’m at $600 billion. “Can we split the difference here? Can we land at $500 billion?”

“Four hundred billion is it,” Obama replied. “I just can’t see how we go any further on that.”

After making $120 billion in other concessions, Obama pleaded with Boehner, “What is it about the politics?”
“My guys just aren’t there,” Boehner replied.
“We are $150 billion off, man. I don’t get it. There’s something I don’t get.”

The Price of Politics chronicles the inside story of how President Obama and the U.S. Congress tried, and failed, to restore the American economy and set it on a course to fiscal stability. Woodward pierces the secretive world of Washington policymaking once again, with a close-up story crafted from meeting notes, documents, working papers, and interviews with key players, including President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. Woodward lays bare the broken relationship between President Obama and the Congress.

9. Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: Jul 01, 2005
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Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American foreign policy in the 1980s.

10. All the President’s Men

by: Bob WoodwardCarl Bernstein
Release date: Jun 03, 2014
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“The work that brought down a presidency…perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” (Time)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Final Days.

The most devastating political detective story of the century: two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened.

One of Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books, this is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters.

All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story, capturing the exhilarating rush of the biggest presidential scandal in US history as it unfolded in real time.

11. Obama’s Wars

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: May 03, 2011
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In Obama’s Wars, Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward tells the inside story of Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret campaign in Pakistan and the worldwide fight against terrorism.

At the core of Obama’s Wars is the unsettled division between the civilian leadership in the White House and the United States military as the president is thwarted in his efforts to craft an exit plan for the Afghanistan War.

“So what’s my option?” the president asked his war cabinet, seeking alternatives to the Afghanistan commander’s request for 40,000 more troops in late 2009. “You have essentially given me one option…It’s unacceptable.”

“Well,” Secretary of Defense Robert Gates finally said, “Mr. President, I think we owe you that option.”

It never came. An untamed Vice President Joe Biden pushes relentlessly to limit the military mission and avoid another Vietnam. The vice president frantically sent half a dozen handwritten memos by secure fax to Obama on the eve of the final troop decision.

President Obama’s ordering a surge of 30,000 troops and pledging to start withdrawing U.S. forces by July 2011 did not end the skirmishing.

General David Petraeus, the new Afghanistan commander, thinks time can be added to the clock if he shows progress. “I don’t think you win this war,” Petraeus said privately. “This is the kind of fight we’re in for the rest of our lives and probably our kids’ lives.”

Hovering over this debate is the possibility of another terrorist attack in the United States. The White House led a secret exercise showing how unprepared the government is if terrorists set off a nuclear bomb in an American city—which Obama told Woodward is at the top of the list of what he worries about all the time.

Verbatim quotes from secret debates and White House strategy sessions—and firsthand accounts of the thoughts and concerns of the president, his war council and his generals—reveal a government in conflict, often consumed with nasty infighting and fundamental disputes.

Woodward has discovered how the Obama White House really works, showing that even more tough decisions lie ahead for the cerebral and engaged president.

Obama’s Wars offers the reader a stunning, you-are-there account of the president, his White House aides, military leaders, diplomats and intelligence chiefs in this time of turmoil and danger.

12. The Final Days

by: Bob WoodwardCarl Bernstein
Release date: Nov 01, 2005
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“An extraordinary work of reportage on the epic political story of our time” (Newsweek)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthors of All the President’s Men.

The Final Days is the #1 New York Times bestselling, classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon’s dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his family, his staff, and many members of Congress strained desperately to prevent his inevitable resignation. This brilliant book reveals the ordeal of Nixon’s fall from office—one of the gravest crises in presidential history.

13. Miedo. Trump en La Casa Blanca (Spanish Edition)

by: Bob Woodward
Release date: Nov 22, 2018
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With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trumps White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.

14. The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat

by: Bob WoodwardCarl Bernstein
Release date: Jun 02, 2006
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The mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 remained hidden for thirty-three years. In The Secret Man, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic former No. 2 man in the FBI who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon. The Secret Man brings to a close one of the last chapters of Watergate.

15. The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court

by: Bob WoodwardScott Armstrong
Release date: Jul 01, 2005
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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.

Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that affect every major area of American life.

Last updated on Thursday, September 20, 2018

THE RESTLESS WAVE by John McCain,Mark Salter

The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations by John McCain,Mark Salter, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. A memoir by the recently deceased Republican senator from Arizona.
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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations

by: John McCainMark Salter
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
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In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most.

“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared. I have some things I’d like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may.”

So writes John McCain in this inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. Written while confronting a mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Always the fighter, McCain attacks the “spurious nationalism” and political polarization afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism and bi-partisanship. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump’s statements and policies. At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency.

The Restless Wave is John McCain at his best.

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1. Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers.

John McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War.

It was in Vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. Recognized as the son of a top commander, McCain was tortured and imprisoned for five and a half years. Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. What McCain learned from his grandfather and father enabled him to survive those hard years.

A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact.

Praise for Faith of My Fathers

“A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.”USA Today
 
“A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir . . . impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
Faith of My Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists.”Library Journal
 
Faith of My Fathers is the powerful story of a war hero. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.”—William J. Bennett

2. Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Oct 25, 2005
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit.

He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. Among the heroes of exemplary character we meet are
 
• Pat Tillman, whose patriotism obliged him to leave the riches and celebrity of the NFL for a soldier’s life in defense of his country
• Winston Churchill, who, in a renowned eighteen-word remark, counseled schoolboys to “never give up”
• the Catholic priest in Auschwitz who offered to take a condemned man’s place
• a nun, formerly a comfortable Beverly Hills housewife, who works with prisoners in Mexico’s worst jails
• George Washington, whose wisdom and hard-earned self-control helped him survive the chaos of war
 
Character Is Destiny is McCain’s moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies.
 
Praise for Character Is Destiny
 
“An eclectic collection of heroes . . . [John McCain] will be remembered in a volume like this some day.”The Washington Post Book World

“Uplifting . . . inspiring . . . The lessons of these people’s lives are as relevant to adults as to children.”Minneapolis Star Tribune

“McCain can surprise you, and Character Is Destiny surprises in the diversity of its cast.”Houston Chronicle

“McCain has made a declaration of values that liberals can embrace as readily as conservatives.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

3. Worth the Fighting For: The Education of an American Maverick, and the Heroes Who Inspired Him

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Sep 09, 2003
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells the story of his great American journey, from the U.S. Navy to his electrifying campaign for the presidency in 2000, interwoven with heartfelt portraits of the mavericks who have inspired him through the years.

After five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, naval aviator John McCain returned home a changed man. Regaining his health and flight-eligibility status, he resumed his military career, commanding carrier pilots and serving as the navy’s liaison to what is sometimes ironically called the world’s most exclusive club, the United States Senate. Accompanying Senators John Tower and Henry “Scoop” Jackson on international trips, McCain began his political education in the company of two masters, leaders whose standards he would strive to maintain upon his election to the U.S. Congress. There, he learned valuable lessons in cooperation from a good-humored congressman from the other party, Morris Udall. In 1986, McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate, inheriting the seat of another role model, Barry Goldwater.

During his time in public office, McCain has seen acts of principle and acts of craven self-interest. He describes both extremes in these pages, with his characteristic straight talk and humor. He writes honestly of the lowest point in his career, the Keating Five savings and loan debacle, as well as his triumphant moments—his return to Vietnam and his efforts to normalize relations between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments; his fight for campaign finance reform; and his galvanizing bid for the presidency in 2000.

Writes McCain: “A rebel without a cause is just a punk. Whatever you’re called—rebel, unorthodox, nonconformist, radical—it’s all self-indulgence without a good cause to give your life meaning.” This is the story of McCain’s causes, the people who made him do it, and the meaning he found. Worth the Fighting For reminds us of what’s best in America, and in ourselves.

Praise for Worth the Fighting For

“When [John] McCain writes of people and patriotism, his pages shine with a devotion, a loving awe, that makes Worth the Fighting For worth the shelling out for. . . . McCain the man remains one of the most inspiring public figures of his generation.”—Jonathan Raunch, The Washington Post

“[An] unpredictable, outspoken memoir . . . a testimonial to heroism from someone who has first-hand knowledge of what it takes.”The New York Times

4. Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Aug 14, 2007
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Senator John McCain, one of America’s most inspiring politicians, pays tribute to men and women who have exemplified composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of life’s toughest decisions.

6. THIRTEEN SOLDIERS: A Personal History of Americans at War

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Nov 11, 2014
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John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to this subject. Thirteen Soldiers tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. You’ll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then there’s Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton “Tony” Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians.

Each account illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War, and Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in an ambushed convoy. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing bravery, these thirteen soldiers embody the best America has to offer.

7. Hard Call: The Art of Great Decisions by John McCain (2008-02-29)

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Jun 02, 2021
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Overview Hard Call: The Art of Great Decisions by John McCain, Mark Salter In Hard Call, acclaimed authors John McCain and Mark Salter describe the anatomy of great decisions in history by telling the remarkable stories of men and women who have exemplified composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of life’s toughest decisions. The authors identify six qualities typically represented in the best decisions: Awareness. Timing. Foresight. Confidence. Humility. Inspiration. These qualities are personified by the exceptional individuals in this book, each of whom made a hard call:

9. Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Jun 02, 2021
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Publication Date: 2004 “Courage,” Winston Churchill explained, is “the first of human qualities . . . because it guarantees all the others.” As a naval officer, P.O.W., and one of America’s most admired political leaders, John McCain has seen countless acts of bravery and self-sacrifice. Now, in this inspiring meditation on courage, he shares his most cherished stories of ordinary individuals who have risked everything to defend the people and principles they hold most dear. “We are taught to understand, correctly, that courage is not the absence of fear but the capacity for action despite our fears,” McCain reminds us, as a way of introducing the stories of figures both famous and obscure that he finds most compelling-from the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Sgt. Roy Benavidez, who ignored his own well-being to rescue eight of his men from an ambush in the Vietnam jungle; from 1960s civil rights leader John Lewis, who wrote, “When I care about something, I’m prepared to take the long, hard road,” to Hannah Senesh, who, in protecting her comrades in the Hungarian resistance against Hitler’s SS, chose a martyr’s death over a despot’s mercy. These are some of the examples McCain turns to for inspiration and offers to others to help them summon the resolve to be both good and great. He explains the value of courage in both everyday actions and extraordinary feats. We learn why moral principles and physical courage are often not distinct quantities but two sides of the same coin. Most of all, readers discover how sometimes simply setting the right example can be the ultimate act of courage. Written by one of our most respected public figures, Why Courage Matters is that rare book with a message both timely and timeless. This is a work for anyone seeking to understand how the mystery and gift of courage can empower us and change our lives.

10. Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers.

John McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War.

It was in Vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. Recognized as the son of a top commander, McCain was tortured and imprisoned for five and a half years. Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. What McCain learned from his grandfather and father enabled him to survive those hard years.

A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact.

Praise for Faith of My Fathers

“A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.”USA Today
 
“A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir . . . impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
Faith of My Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists.”Library Journal
 
Faith of My Fathers is the powerful story of a war hero. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.”—William J. Bennett

11. Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Oct 25, 2005
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit.

He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. Among the heroes of exemplary character we meet are
 
• Pat Tillman, whose patriotism obliged him to leave the riches and celebrity of the NFL for a soldier’s life in defense of his country
• Winston Churchill, who, in a renowned eighteen-word remark, counseled schoolboys to “never give up”
• the Catholic priest in Auschwitz who offered to take a condemned man’s place
• a nun, formerly a comfortable Beverly Hills housewife, who works with prisoners in Mexico’s worst jails
• George Washington, whose wisdom and hard-earned self-control helped him survive the chaos of war
 
Character Is Destiny is McCain’s moving and eloquent tribute to men and women who have lived truthfully, and whose stories will stir the hearts of young and old alike and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our own destinies.
 
Praise for Character Is Destiny
 
“An eclectic collection of heroes . . . [John McCain] will be remembered in a volume like this some day.”The Washington Post Book World

“Uplifting . . . inspiring . . . The lessons of these people’s lives are as relevant to adults as to children.”Minneapolis Star Tribune

“McCain can surprise you, and Character Is Destiny surprises in the diversity of its cast.”Houston Chronicle

“McCain has made a declaration of values that liberals can embrace as readily as conservatives.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

12. Worth the Fighting For: The Education of an American Maverick, and the Heroes Who Inspired Him

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Sep 09, 2003
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells the story of his great American journey, from the U.S. Navy to his electrifying campaign for the presidency in 2000, interwoven with heartfelt portraits of the mavericks who have inspired him through the years.

After five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, naval aviator John McCain returned home a changed man. Regaining his health and flight-eligibility status, he resumed his military career, commanding carrier pilots and serving as the navy’s liaison to what is sometimes ironically called the world’s most exclusive club, the United States Senate. Accompanying Senators John Tower and Henry “Scoop” Jackson on international trips, McCain began his political education in the company of two masters, leaders whose standards he would strive to maintain upon his election to the U.S. Congress. There, he learned valuable lessons in cooperation from a good-humored congressman from the other party, Morris Udall. In 1986, McCain was elected to the U.S. Senate, inheriting the seat of another role model, Barry Goldwater.

During his time in public office, McCain has seen acts of principle and acts of craven self-interest. He describes both extremes in these pages, with his characteristic straight talk and humor. He writes honestly of the lowest point in his career, the Keating Five savings and loan debacle, as well as his triumphant moments—his return to Vietnam and his efforts to normalize relations between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments; his fight for campaign finance reform; and his galvanizing bid for the presidency in 2000.

Writes McCain: “A rebel without a cause is just a punk. Whatever you’re called—rebel, unorthodox, nonconformist, radical—it’s all self-indulgence without a good cause to give your life meaning.” This is the story of McCain’s causes, the people who made him do it, and the meaning he found. Worth the Fighting For reminds us of what’s best in America, and in ourselves.

Praise for Worth the Fighting For

“When [John] McCain writes of people and patriotism, his pages shine with a devotion, a loving awe, that makes Worth the Fighting For worth the shelling out for. . . . McCain the man remains one of the most inspiring public figures of his generation.”—Jonathan Raunch, The Washington Post

“[An] unpredictable, outspoken memoir . . . a testimonial to heroism from someone who has first-hand knowledge of what it takes.”The New York Times

13. Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Aug 14, 2007
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Senator John McCain, one of America’s most inspiring politicians, pays tribute to men and women who have exemplified composure, wisdom, and intellect in the face of life’s toughest decisions.

15. THIRTEEN SOLDIERS: A Personal History of Americans at War

by: John McCainMark Salter
Release date: Nov 11, 2014
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John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to this subject. Thirteen Soldiers tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. You’ll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then there’s Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton “Tony” Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians.

Each account illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War, and Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in an ambushed convoy. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing bravery, these thirteen soldiers embody the best America has to offer.

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GRIT by Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The MacArthur Fellow argues that passion and perseverance are more important than innate talent in creating success.
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

by: Angela Duckworth
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
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In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Among Grit‘s most valuable insights:

*Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal
*How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances
*How lifelong interest is triggered
*How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy
*Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards
*The magic of the Hard Thing Rule

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.

More books by Angela Duckworth

1. Grit (Spanish Edition)

by: Angela Duckworth
Release date: Feb 28, 2017
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La clave del exito no es el talento ni la suerte, como siempre hemos creido. La clave del exito es una mezcla de pasion, perseverancia y coraje: «grit». La obra de Angela Duckworth, profesora de psicologia y pionera en su campo, ha revolucionado el panorama cultural y cientifico al demostrar, con estudios contrastados cientificamente, que el exito en la vida tiene poco que ver con la inteligencia y mucho con el autocontrol, la perseverancia y la capacidad de levantarse despues de una caida. Triunfamos cuando nos dedicamos en cuerpo y alma a objetivos que nos hacen felices y nos apasionan. La buena noticia es que la determinacion puede cultivarse. Padres, estudiantes, educadores, atletas y todos aquellos que quieran alcanzar la excelencia o ayudar a otros a alcanzarla encontraran en esta obra la informacion, la ciencia, los ejemplos y el aliento que precisan. / Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls grit. What really drives success is not genius but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

2. [Grit Audiobook][GRIT Audio CD][Angela Duckworth GRIT] The Power of Passion and Perseverance Audio CD by Angela Duckworth

by: Angela Duckworth
Release date: May 26, 2021
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In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.” Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers-from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that-not talent or luck-makes all the difference.

3. Garra. O Poder da Paixão e da Perseverança (Em Portuguese do Brasil)

by: Angela Duckworth
Release date: May 26, 2021
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Neste livro obrigatório para todos que desejam alcançar o sucesso, a psicóloga Angela Duckworth demonstra para pais, estudantes, educadores, atletas e empreendedores que o segredo para realizações incríveis não é o talento, mas uma mistura de paixão e perseverança que ela chama de “garra” – a capacidade de perseverar e produzir resultados além do puro talento, da sorte ou das eventuais derrotas.

Ao usar como exemplo a própria história como filha de um cientista que, com frequência, notava sua falta de “genialidade”, Duckworth, agora professora e pesquisadora renomada, descreve as primeiras revelações que a levaram à hipótese de que não é a “genialidade” que realmente conduz ao sucesso, mas uma combinação especial de paixão e perseverança.

Em ”Garra”, ela cita o caso dos cadetes que se esforçam em seus primeiros dias na Academia Militar de West Point e de professores que trabalham nas escolas mais difíceis de lecionar dos Estados Unidos. Destaca conceitos e insights fascinantes buscados tanto na história quanto nos mais modernos experimentos sobre alta performance e, finalmente, compartilha com o leitor o que aprendeu ao entrevistar dezenas de pessoas bem-sucedidas nos mais diversos campos de atuação: do CEO do J. P. Morgan a um cartunista da The New Yorker e um treinador da National Football League, entre outros.

Pessoal e inspirador, capaz de transformar vidas, Garra é um livro sobre o que se passa na cabeça das pessoas durante as derrotas e como isso – não o talento ou a sorte – pode fazer toda a diferença.

4. A Forest of Dreams

by: Allan B AndersonRose BlackthornCynthia BoothRoy C BoothDave D. BurghJesse DuckworthMani FdnJan GoebR.A.M. GrahamRick HippsAxel KohagenR. Scott McCoyVerna McKinnonAngela MeadonMichael MerriamDruscilla MorganJames PrattDyfedd RexMaggie SecaraDrusilla Morgan
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
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Twenty established and up and coming fantasy writers, all members of the Fantastic Fantasy Writers Facebook Page, stretch their creative muses with 19 highly creative tales ranging from non-traditional dragons to mud maidens to a two headed centaur. Here imagination knows no bounds!

5. 坚毅

by: 安杰拉•达克沃思 (Angela Duckworth)安妮 (译者)
Release date: May 26, 2021
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《坚毅》很多人认为,成功的要素在于智商与情商。但宾夕法尼亚大学心理学副教授安杰拉•达克沃思通过研究发现,坚毅的品质对成功起到了关键性的作用。 达克沃思教授从2007年开始对”坚毅”(GRIT)进行研究,她的研究成果已发布在美国各大学术杂志上。她认为,坚毅比天赋更能预测一个人未来的表现。在遇到挫折、失败时,仍能坚持不懈地朝着自己的目标努力,这才是决定长期成功的因素。 本书基于大量研究案例,同时也引用了作者的亲身经历及她采访过的诸多坚毅典范,包括商业精英、艺术家、教育家、运动员及军事家等。事实证明,我们不仅可以通过训练提高自己的坚毅指数,而且应该从孩子的教育阶段就开始重视坚毅品质的培养,比如多让孩子参加课外活动,并且一定要让他们在某项课外活动中坚持一年以上的时间。 本书能够让我们看到关于成功的另一面,那就是:发现自己的兴趣所在,找到自己的人生使命,在挫败中不断磨炼自己,成为一个坚毅的人,拥有自己想要的生活。

8. Anthropoi Me Kotsia / ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΙ ΜΕ ΚΟΤΣΙΑ

by: Angela Duckworth
Release date: May 26, 2021
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ος ‘Αντζελα Ντάκγουορθ απευθύνεται σε όσους θέλουν να πετύχουν -γονείς, φοιτητές, παιδαγωγούς, αθλητές και επιχειρηματίες. Βασισμένη στα προσωπικά της βιώματα, σε ιστορικά γεγονότα, έρευνες και πειράματα, αλλά και σε συνεντεύξεις με δεκάδες επιτυχημένους ανθρώπους, η Ντάκγουορθ καταλήγει σε ένα συμπέρασμα: Το μυστικό της επιτυχίας δεν είναι κάποιο ουρανοκατέβατο “ταλέντο” ή η εξαιρετική ευφυΐα. Είναι, απλώς, ένα χαρμάνι πάθους και επιμονής που η ίδια αποκαλεί “κότσια”. Αυτό το διαφωτιστικό αλλά και διασκεδαστικό βιβλίο θα σας απαντήσει: – Γιατί όποια προσπάθεια καταβάλλετε για να πετύχετε τον στόχο σας μετράει τελικά διπλά; – Πώς μπορείτε να αποκτήσετε κότσια, ανεξάρτητα από τον δείκτη ευφυΐας ή τις συνθήκες ζωής σας; – Πότε η εξάσκηση γίνεται βασανιστήριο και πότε είναι απόλαυση; – Τι είναι ο Κανόνας των Δύσκολων Πραγμάτων; Η Ντάκγουορθ φιλοδοξεί να σας αλλάξει τη ζωή και αποδεικνύει ότι δεν είναι το ταλέντο ή η τύχη αλλά τα κότσια που κάνουν τη διαφορά.

10. Grit (Spanish Edition)

by: Angela Duckworth
Release date: Feb 28, 2017
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La clave del exito no es el talento ni la suerte, como siempre hemos creido. La clave del exito es una mezcla de pasion, perseverancia y coraje: «grit». La obra de Angela Duckworth, profesora de psicologia y pionera en su campo, ha revolucionado el panorama cultural y cientifico al demostrar, con estudios contrastados cientificamente, que el exito en la vida tiene poco que ver con la inteligencia y mucho con el autocontrol, la perseverancia y la capacidad de levantarse despues de una caida. Triunfamos cuando nos dedicamos en cuerpo y alma a objetivos que nos hacen felices y nos apasionan. La buena noticia es que la determinacion puede cultivarse. Padres, estudiantes, educadores, atletas y todos aquellos que quieran alcanzar la excelencia o ayudar a otros a alcanzarla encontraran en esta obra la informacion, la ciencia, los ejemplos y el aliento que precisan. / Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls grit. What really drives success is not genius but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

11. [Grit Audiobook][GRIT Audio CD][Angela Duckworth GRIT] The Power of Passion and Perseverance Audio CD by Angela Duckworth

by: Angela Duckworth
Release date: May 26, 2021
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In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.” Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers-from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that-not talent or luck-makes all the difference.

12. Garra. O Poder da Paixão e da Perseverança (Em Portuguese do Brasil)

by: Angela Duckworth
Release date: May 26, 2021
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Neste livro obrigatório para todos que desejam alcançar o sucesso, a psicóloga Angela Duckworth demonstra para pais, estudantes, educadores, atletas e empreendedores que o segredo para realizações incríveis não é o talento, mas uma mistura de paixão e perseverança que ela chama de “garra” – a capacidade de perseverar e produzir resultados além do puro talento, da sorte ou das eventuais derrotas.

Ao usar como exemplo a própria história como filha de um cientista que, com frequência, notava sua falta de “genialidade”, Duckworth, agora professora e pesquisadora renomada, descreve as primeiras revelações que a levaram à hipótese de que não é a “genialidade” que realmente conduz ao sucesso, mas uma combinação especial de paixão e perseverança.

Em ”Garra”, ela cita o caso dos cadetes que se esforçam em seus primeiros dias na Academia Militar de West Point e de professores que trabalham nas escolas mais difíceis de lecionar dos Estados Unidos. Destaca conceitos e insights fascinantes buscados tanto na história quanto nos mais modernos experimentos sobre alta performance e, finalmente, compartilha com o leitor o que aprendeu ao entrevistar dezenas de pessoas bem-sucedidas nos mais diversos campos de atuação: do CEO do J. P. Morgan a um cartunista da The New Yorker e um treinador da National Football League, entre outros.

Pessoal e inspirador, capaz de transformar vidas, Garra é um livro sobre o que se passa na cabeça das pessoas durante as derrotas e como isso – não o talento ou a sorte – pode fazer toda a diferença.

13. A Forest of Dreams

by: Allan B AndersonRose BlackthornCynthia BoothRoy C BoothDave D. BurghJesse DuckworthMani FdnJan GoebR.A.M. GrahamRick HippsAxel KohagenR. Scott McCoyVerna McKinnonAngela MeadonMichael MerriamDruscilla MorganJames PrattDyfedd RexMaggie SecaraDrusilla Morgan
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
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Twenty established and up and coming fantasy writers, all members of the Fantastic Fantasy Writers Facebook Page, stretch their creative muses with 19 highly creative tales ranging from non-traditional dragons to mud maidens to a two headed centaur. Here imagination knows no bounds!

14. 坚毅

by: 安杰拉•达克沃思 (Angela Duckworth)安妮 (译者)
Release date: May 26, 2021
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《坚毅》很多人认为,成功的要素在于智商与情商。但宾夕法尼亚大学心理学副教授安杰拉•达克沃思通过研究发现,坚毅的品质对成功起到了关键性的作用。 达克沃思教授从2007年开始对”坚毅”(GRIT)进行研究,她的研究成果已发布在美国各大学术杂志上。她认为,坚毅比天赋更能预测一个人未来的表现。在遇到挫折、失败时,仍能坚持不懈地朝着自己的目标努力,这才是决定长期成功的因素。 本书基于大量研究案例,同时也引用了作者的亲身经历及她采访过的诸多坚毅典范,包括商业精英、艺术家、教育家、运动员及军事家等。事实证明,我们不仅可以通过训练提高自己的坚毅指数,而且应该从孩子的教育阶段就开始重视坚毅品质的培养,比如多让孩子参加课外活动,并且一定要让他们在某项课外活动中坚持一年以上的时间。 本书能够让我们看到关于成功的另一面,那就是:发现自己的兴趣所在,找到自己的人生使命,在挫败中不断磨炼自己,成为一个坚毅的人,拥有自己想要的生活。

Last updated on Thursday, August 30, 2018

EDUCATED by Tara Westover

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
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Educated: A Memoir

by: Tara Westover
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times

“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.”USA Today

“The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing.”—The New York Times Book Review

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard.

Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent.

When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

More books by Tara Westover

1. Una educación / Educated: A Memoir (Spanish Edition)

by: Tara Westover
Release date: Dec 24, 2018
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Cómo una educación puede salvar una vida

Uno de los libros más importantes del año según The New York Times, la BBC, el Daily Express, el Library Journal Entertainment Weekly, y en las listas de más vendidos.

«Podéis llamarlo transformación. Metamorfosis. Falsedad. Traición. Yo lo llamo una educación.»

Nacida en las montañas de Idaho, Tara Westover ha crecido en armonía con una naturaleza grandiosa y doblegada a las leyes que establece su padre, un mormón fundamentalista convencido de que el final del mundo es inminente. Ni Tara ni sus hermanos van a la escuela o acuden al médico cuando enferman. Todos trabajan con el padre, y su madre es curandera y única partera de la zona.

Tara tiene un talento: el canto, y una obsesión: saber. Pone por primera vez los pies en un aula a los diecisiete años: no sabe que ha habido dos guerras mundiales, pero tampoco la fecha exacta de su nacimiento (no tiene documentos). Pronto descubre que la educación es la única vía para huir de su hogar. A pesar de empezar de cero, reúne las fuerzas necesarias para preparar el examen de ingreso a la universidad, cruzar el océano y graduarse en Cambridge, aunque para ello deba romper los lazos con su familia.
Westover ha escrito una historia extraordinaria -su propia historia-, una formidable epopeya, desgarradora e inspiradora, sobre la posibilidad de ver la vida a través de otros ojos, y de cambiar, que se ha convertido en un resonante éxito editorial.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times

“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.”USA Today

“The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing.”—The New York Times Book Review

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard.

Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent.

When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

2. L’educazione (Italian Edition)

by: Tara WestoverSilvia Rota Sperti
Release date: May 31, 2018
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Tara, la sorella e il fratello sono nati in una famiglia di mormoni anarco-survivalisti delle montagne dell’Idaho. Non sono stati registrati all’anagrafe, non sono mai andati a scuola, non hanno mai visto un dottore. Sono cresciuti senza libri, senza sapere cosa succede all’esterno o cosa sia successo in passato. Fin da piccolissimi hanno aiutato i genitori nei loro lavori: d’estate, stufare le erbe per la madre ostetrica e guaritrice; d’inverno, lavorare nella discarica del padre, per recuperare metalli. Fino a diciassette anni Tara non ha idea di cosa sia l’Olocausto o l’attacco alle Torri gemelle. Con la sua famiglia, si prepara alla prossima fine del mondo, accumulando lattine di pesche sciroppate e dormendo con il sacco d’emergenza sempre a portata di mano. Il clima in casa è spesso pesante. Il padre è un uomo dostoevskiano, carismatico quanto folle e incosciente, fino a diventare pericoloso. Il fratello è chiaramente disturbato e diventa violento con le sorelle. La madre cerca di aiutarla ma rimane fedele alle sue credenze e alla sottomissione femminile prescritta.
Poi Tara fa una scoperta: l’educazione. La possibilità di emanciparsi, di vivere una vita diversa, di diventare una persona diversa. Una rivelazione.
Il racconto di una lotta per l’auto-invenzione. Una storia di feroci lealtà famigliari e del dispiacere che viene nel recidere i legami più stretti. Tara Westover dimostra una capacità di penetrazione che distingue i grandi scrittori. Ha creato una storia universale di formazione che mira al cuore di ciò che l’educazione ha da offrire: la prospettiva di vedere la propria vita con occhi nuovi e la volontà di cambiarla.

3. Befreit: Wie Bildung mir die Welt erschloss (German Edition)

by: Tara WestoverEike Schönfeld
Release date: Sep 07, 2018
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Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche “Bildungsweg” der Tara Westover.
Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss … Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch.
” Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.” J.D. Vance Autor der “Hillbilly-Elegie”

4. Una educación / Educated: A Memoir (Spanish Edition)

by: Tara Westover
Release date: Dec 24, 2018
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Cómo una educación puede salvar una vida

Uno de los libros más importantes del año según The New York Times, la BBC, el Daily Express, el Library Journal Entertainment Weekly, y en las listas de más vendidos.

«Podéis llamarlo transformación. Metamorfosis. Falsedad. Traición. Yo lo llamo una educación.»

Nacida en las montañas de Idaho, Tara Westover ha crecido en armonía con una naturaleza grandiosa y doblegada a las leyes que establece su padre, un mormón fundamentalista convencido de que el final del mundo es inminente. Ni Tara ni sus hermanos van a la escuela o acuden al médico cuando enferman. Todos trabajan con el padre, y su madre es curandera y única partera de la zona.

Tara tiene un talento: el canto, y una obsesión: saber. Pone por primera vez los pies en un aula a los diecisiete años: no sabe que ha habido dos guerras mundiales, pero tampoco la fecha exacta de su nacimiento (no tiene documentos). Pronto descubre que la educación es la única vía para huir de su hogar. A pesar de empezar de cero, reúne las fuerzas necesarias para preparar el examen de ingreso a la universidad, cruzar el océano y graduarse en Cambridge, aunque para ello deba romper los lazos con su familia.
Westover ha escrito una historia extraordinaria -su propia historia-, una formidable epopeya, desgarradora e inspiradora, sobre la posibilidad de ver la vida a través de otros ojos, y de cambiar, que se ha convertido en un resonante éxito editorial.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times

“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.”USA Today

“The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing.”—The New York Times Book Review

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard.

Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent.

When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

5. L’educazione (Italian Edition)

by: Tara WestoverSilvia Rota Sperti
Release date: May 31, 2018
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Tara, la sorella e il fratello sono nati in una famiglia di mormoni anarco-survivalisti delle montagne dell’Idaho. Non sono stati registrati all’anagrafe, non sono mai andati a scuola, non hanno mai visto un dottore. Sono cresciuti senza libri, senza sapere cosa succede all’esterno o cosa sia successo in passato. Fin da piccolissimi hanno aiutato i genitori nei loro lavori: d’estate, stufare le erbe per la madre ostetrica e guaritrice; d’inverno, lavorare nella discarica del padre, per recuperare metalli. Fino a diciassette anni Tara non ha idea di cosa sia l’Olocausto o l’attacco alle Torri gemelle. Con la sua famiglia, si prepara alla prossima fine del mondo, accumulando lattine di pesche sciroppate e dormendo con il sacco d’emergenza sempre a portata di mano. Il clima in casa è spesso pesante. Il padre è un uomo dostoevskiano, carismatico quanto folle e incosciente, fino a diventare pericoloso. Il fratello è chiaramente disturbato e diventa violento con le sorelle. La madre cerca di aiutarla ma rimane fedele alle sue credenze e alla sottomissione femminile prescritta.
Poi Tara fa una scoperta: l’educazione. La possibilità di emanciparsi, di vivere una vita diversa, di diventare una persona diversa. Una rivelazione.
Il racconto di una lotta per l’auto-invenzione. Una storia di feroci lealtà famigliari e del dispiacere che viene nel recidere i legami più stretti. Tara Westover dimostra una capacità di penetrazione che distingue i grandi scrittori. Ha creato una storia universale di formazione che mira al cuore di ciò che l’educazione ha da offrire: la prospettiva di vedere la propria vita con occhi nuovi e la volontà di cambiarla.

6. Befreit: Wie Bildung mir die Welt erschloss (German Edition)

by: Tara WestoverEike Schönfeld
Release date: Sep 07, 2018
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Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche “Bildungsweg” der Tara Westover.
Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss … Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch.
” Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.” J.D. Vance Autor der “Hillbilly-Elegie”

Last updated on Thursday, August 30, 2018

BLACK KLANSMAN by Ron Stallworth

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The first black detective of the Colorado Springs Police Department goes undercover to investigate the Ku Klux Klan.
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Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

by: Ron Stallworth
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
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The New York Times Bestseller!

The extraordinary true story and basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.

When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. He figures he’ll receive a few brochures in the mail, maybe even a magazine, and learn more about a growing terrorist threat in his community.

A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he’d never have to answer, “Would you like to join our cause?” This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States. Its Grand Wizard, David Duke, has made a name for himself, appearing on talk shows, and major magazine interviews preaching a “kinder” Klan that wants nothing more than to preserve a heritage, and to restore a nation to its former glory.

Ron answers the caller’s question that night with a yes, launching what is surely one of the most audacious, and incredible undercover investigations in history. Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the “white” Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself conducts all subsequent phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even befriends David Duke himself.

Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

More books by Ron Stallworth

1. Gangsta Code

by: Ron Stallworth
Release date: May 19, 2021
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What is the “G-Code,” the Gangsta Code, and what is the meaning behind its expression in gangster rap lyrics? How does this code influence the attitude and actions of young people across the sociological spectrum of American society? We fear the unknown. To many in the mainstream-white as well as black-rap and hip-hop culture represent a vast and frightening unknown. That fear is greatly exacerbated because in most instances it involves sons and daughters, nieces and nephews…grandchildren. If, however, we step into the void of that unknown and acclimate ourselves to the unique conditions within it, the fear dissipates.

2. Bringing the Noise

by: Ron Stallworth
Release date: May 19, 2021
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“Bringing The Noise” is a term frequently used within the rap community to refer to the process of agitating the “system” (the institutions of government) or to instill a sense of “revolution.” Gangster-reality rap illustrates and illuminates the dark side of life for a large segment of America’s youth. From the rapper’s perception and experiences, it is more of a nightmare, literally screaming at us to listen. The criminal justice professional needs to become familiar with the culture and terminology of this modern-day language.

3. The Power of One Entrepreneur: Dennis Ballen: Bagel Shop Owner

by: Booker StallworthRon Wurzer
Release date: Jul 01, 2010
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Every year, a large number of new businesses are formed in the United States.  For the most part, these enterprises are small businesses formed by a single entrepreneur like Dennis Ballen.  These entrepreneurs affect their communities economically by creating new jobs, markets and innovations.

Overcoming struggles, managing crises and inspiring youth are all in a day’s work for Dennis Ballen, who exemplifies the power of one entrepreneur.

The lively, energetic 56-year old father of two from Redmond, Wash., is the owner and founder of Blazing Bagels. After being laid off from his job in office supply sales, Dennis took a single homemade cart and some bagels and turned them into a thriving company that now has three locations, employs
50 people and operates nearly around the clock producing bagels (from plain to pizza-flavored), baked goods and sandwiches not only for his retail locations, but also for wholesale clients like Whole Foods and PCC Natural Markets.
Blazing Bagels sells 29 varieties of bagels made with no artificial ingredients and prides itself on traditional Jewish deli products reminiscent of New York. Open seven days a week and most holidays too, Blazing Bagels has a devoted following that draws customers to Redmond from all over the Northwest, and it has a reputation that goes from coast to coast.

As Dennis’ entrepreneurial endeavors demonstrate, the power of one entrepreneur goes beyond the creation of individual profit.  In pursuing his own prosperity, Dennis has expanded the local economy of Redmond and Bellevue, opened up opportunities for those who typically have difficulty entering the mainstream workforce and provided inspiration and professional guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages.

As this report documents, through his entrepreneurship, Dennis improves the lives of people around him and his community as a whole. From providing employment to helping raise money for numerous charities to teaching young people about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, Dennis dedicates himself and his business to transforming not only his own life, but the lives of so many others he encounters. For more info visit ij.org.

4. Le Noir qui infiltra le Ku Klux Klan (ESSAIS ET DOCUM) (French Edition)

by: Ron StallworthNathalie Bru
Release date: Aug 22, 2018
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“Tout a commencé un jour d’octobre 1978. Inspecteur à la brigade de renseignement de la police de Colorado Springs, j’avais notamment pour mission de parcourir les deux quotidiens de la ville à la recherche d’indices sur des activités subversives.
Les petites annonces ne manquaient jamais de m’étonner. Parfois, entre stupéfiants et prostitution, on tombait sur un message qui sortait de l’ordinaire. Ce fut le cas ce jour-là.
Ku Klux Klan
Pour toute information :
BP 4771
Security, Colorado 80230
Moi qui voulais de l’inhabituel, j’étais servi. J’ai décidé de répondre à l’annonce. Deux semaines plus tard, le téléphone a sonné.
“Bonjour, je suis chargé de monter la section locale du Ku Klux Klan. J’ai reçu votre courrier.”
Merde, et maintenant je fais quoi”

5. Gangsta Code

by: Ron Stallworth
Release date: May 19, 2021
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What is the “G-Code,” the Gangsta Code, and what is the meaning behind its expression in gangster rap lyrics? How does this code influence the attitude and actions of young people across the sociological spectrum of American society? We fear the unknown. To many in the mainstream-white as well as black-rap and hip-hop culture represent a vast and frightening unknown. That fear is greatly exacerbated because in most instances it involves sons and daughters, nieces and nephews…grandchildren. If, however, we step into the void of that unknown and acclimate ourselves to the unique conditions within it, the fear dissipates.

6. Bringing the Noise

by: Ron Stallworth
Release date: May 19, 2021
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“Bringing The Noise” is a term frequently used within the rap community to refer to the process of agitating the “system” (the institutions of government) or to instill a sense of “revolution.” Gangster-reality rap illustrates and illuminates the dark side of life for a large segment of America’s youth. From the rapper’s perception and experiences, it is more of a nightmare, literally screaming at us to listen. The criminal justice professional needs to become familiar with the culture and terminology of this modern-day language.

7. The Power of One Entrepreneur: Dennis Ballen: Bagel Shop Owner

by: Booker StallworthRon Wurzer
Release date: Jul 01, 2010
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Every year, a large number of new businesses are formed in the United States.  For the most part, these enterprises are small businesses formed by a single entrepreneur like Dennis Ballen.  These entrepreneurs affect their communities economically by creating new jobs, markets and innovations.

Overcoming struggles, managing crises and inspiring youth are all in a day’s work for Dennis Ballen, who exemplifies the power of one entrepreneur.

The lively, energetic 56-year old father of two from Redmond, Wash., is the owner and founder of Blazing Bagels. After being laid off from his job in office supply sales, Dennis took a single homemade cart and some bagels and turned them into a thriving company that now has three locations, employs
50 people and operates nearly around the clock producing bagels (from plain to pizza-flavored), baked goods and sandwiches not only for his retail locations, but also for wholesale clients like Whole Foods and PCC Natural Markets.
Blazing Bagels sells 29 varieties of bagels made with no artificial ingredients and prides itself on traditional Jewish deli products reminiscent of New York. Open seven days a week and most holidays too, Blazing Bagels has a devoted following that draws customers to Redmond from all over the Northwest, and it has a reputation that goes from coast to coast.

As Dennis’ entrepreneurial endeavors demonstrate, the power of one entrepreneur goes beyond the creation of individual profit.  In pursuing his own prosperity, Dennis has expanded the local economy of Redmond and Bellevue, opened up opportunities for those who typically have difficulty entering the mainstream workforce and provided inspiration and professional guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages.

As this report documents, through his entrepreneurship, Dennis improves the lives of people around him and his community as a whole. From providing employment to helping raise money for numerous charities to teaching young people about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, Dennis dedicates himself and his business to transforming not only his own life, but the lives of so many others he encounters. For more info visit ij.org.

8. Le Noir qui infiltra le Ku Klux Klan (ESSAIS ET DOCUM) (French Edition)

by: Ron StallworthNathalie Bru
Release date: Aug 22, 2018
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“Tout a commencé un jour d’octobre 1978. Inspecteur à la brigade de renseignement de la police de Colorado Springs, j’avais notamment pour mission de parcourir les deux quotidiens de la ville à la recherche d’indices sur des activités subversives.
Les petites annonces ne manquaient jamais de m’étonner. Parfois, entre stupéfiants et prostitution, on tombait sur un message qui sortait de l’ordinaire. Ce fut le cas ce jour-là.
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Moi qui voulais de l’inhabituel, j’étais servi. J’ai décidé de répondre à l’annonce. Deux semaines plus tard, le téléphone a sonné.
“Bonjour, je suis chargé de monter la section locale du Ku Klux Klan. J’ai reçu votre courrier.”
Merde, et maintenant je fais quoi”

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UNHINGED by Omarosa Manigault Newman

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House by Omarosa Manigault Newman, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. The reality TV star and former White House staffer describes her time and relationship with Donald Trump.
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Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House

by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
No. 1 Best Seller on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
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The former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House provides an eye-opening look into the corruption and controversy of the current administration.

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned fifteen years through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

A stunning tell-all and takedown from a strong, intelligent woman who took every name and number, Unhinged is a must-read for any concerned citizen.

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Release date: Aug 14, 2018
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