Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along wit..
Marrs, author of the underground bestseller Rule by Secrecy, reveals the frighteningly real possibility that today the United States is becoming the Fourth Reich--the continuation of an ideology thought to have been vanquished more than a half century ago...
Sneaker Wars is the fascinating true story of the enemy brothers behind Adidas and Puma, two of the biggest global brands of athletic footwear. Adi and Rudi Dassler started their shoe business in their mother's laundry room and achieved almost instantaneous success. But by the end of World War II a ..
Ever since there have been people, there have been tribes. Within each corporation there exists numerous separate tribes, and the authors show how these tribes develop and how they can lead to maximized productivity and growth...
The bestselling author of Growing a Business presents a visionary new program which businesses can follow to help restore the planet. A daring, urgent vision of a kind of 21st century Canaan that Hawken yet believes we can reach.--San Francisco Chronicle...
A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth..
Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society..
'The Gulag Archipelago' presents the vision of a world of prison camps and secret police, of informers, spies and interrogators. But it also tells of the heroism in a Stalinist hell at the heart of the Soviet Union...
Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the futureThe Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child--and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abus..
Epictetus observed that although everyday life is fraught with difficulty, a life of virtue is within reach. By putting into practice the 93 witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions, this work helps readers learn to gracefully meet the challenges of everyday life as well as life's inevitable major ..
In 97 Orchard, Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary life that was the heart and soul of New York's Lower East Side around the turn of the twentieth century--a city within a city, where Germans, Irish, Italians, and Eastern European Jews attempted to forge a new life. Through the experiences of five ..
The story of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, showed the world how to live with style, and emerged a legendVeuve Clicquot champagne epitomizes glamour, style, and luxury. But who was this young widow--the Veuve Clicquot--whose champagne sparkled at the courts of France, Britai..
David M. Potter's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Impending Crisis is the definitive history of antebellum America. Potter's sweeping epic masterfully charts the chaotic forces that climaxed with the outbreak of the Civil War: westward expansion, the divisive issue of slavery, the Dred Scott decision, Jo..
While grads may have little idea of what's coming next, there's great pleasure to be found in not knowing and not having everything defined. Bestselling author Ann Patchett shares her wit and heartfelt advice in this beautiful gift book that is sure to become a perennial favorite...
An engrossing tale of two decades of adventure in exotic and dangerous climes, where Smoot and his colleagues used radiotelescopes in search of the biggest and oldest objects anywhere--the seeds that spawned our universe following the Big Bang. Photos and illustrations...
In fast-food corporate America, In-N-Out Burger stands apart. It is a family-owned chain that refuses to franchise and is a testament to old-fashioned values, reminiscent of a simpler time when people, loyalty, and a freshly made hamburger meant something. This is the story of a unique and profitabl..
In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of emigrants led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy sn..
Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth's mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first--and only--woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.From her childhood in Philadelphia to her grou..
Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida,..
As an introduction to political theory and science, this collection of writings by the great philosophers will be of close interest to general readers. It also serves as a basic textbook for students of government and political theory. Such fundamental concepts as Democracy, the Rule of Law, Justice..
From one of the greatest rock guitarists of our era comes a memoir that redefines sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.For the first time ever, Slash tells the tale that has yet to be told from the inside: how the legendary band Guns N' Roses came together, how they wrote the music that defined an era, how..
Fanciful dreams of gold-medal glory led Jennifer Sey to the local gymnastics club in 1976. A natural aptitude and a willingness to endure punishing hard work took her to the elite ranks by the time she was eleven years old. Jennifer traveled the country and the world competing for the U.S. National ..
Daddy is going to camp. That's what I told my children. But it wasn't camp. . . . Neil White wanted only the best for those he loved and was willing to go to any lengths to provide it--which is how he ended up in a federal prison in rural Louisiana, serving eighteen months for bank fraud. But it was..
In the tradition of Freakonomics and Blink, a behavioral economist argues that human behavior is often anything but rational--that thoughts are not random, but instead are systematic and predictable...
I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life..
Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin, where the local vigilante is a farmer's wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the back roads are..
In the successful tradition of books such as Salt and Cod, this work explores the history, versatility, and special appeal of something used every day but often taken for granted--wood. b&w photos throughout...
Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? If you didn't, your time would end soon--a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change matters most?This is the question Alan Deutschman poses in Change or Die, which began as a sensational cover story by the same title for Fast Company...
An attractive, highly successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life--and concealing a pharmacy's worth of prescription drugs meant to stabilize her moods and make her "normal." In explosive bursts of prose ..
Mark Stein is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been performed off-Broadway and at theaters throughout the country. His films include Housesitter, with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. He has taught at American University and Catholic University...
Discussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn & how his faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life & his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of the last two years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt & his hardships have only deepened his ..
Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe
Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized
expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people:
decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for
deceptive behaviors. You..
Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either ind..
For two hundred years the pessimists have dominated public discourse, insisting that things will soon be getting much worse. But in fact, life is getting better--and at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down all across t..
In his New York Times bestselling memoir, Symptoms of Withdrawal, Christopher Kennedy Lawford chronicled his deep descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his subsequent hard-won journey back to sobriety, which he has maintained for more than twenty years. The overwhelming response hi..
In 1968, Mark Rudd led the legendary occupation of five buildings at Columbia University, a dramatic act of protest against the university's support for the Vietnam War and its institutional racism. The charismatic chairman of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society--the largest ra..