Barack Obama has never been fully vetted--until now. In the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>Leading from Behind</i>, investigative journalist Richard Miniter presents the first book to explore President Obama's abilities as a leader, by unearthing new details of his biggest successes and failures.Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, <i>Leading from Behind </i>investigates the secret world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape historic events.
<i>basis, </i>n. <i>There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you're in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn't pass, that's it--you're done. And if the moment </i>does <i>pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back.Sometimes it's even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover's face.
Behind the alarming headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed is a little-known story of bad ideas. For fifty years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work--how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, and an efficient allocation of society's resources. But what about when markets don't work? What about when they lead to stock market bubbles, glaring inequality, polluted rivers, real estate crashes, and credit crunches?
The Wall Street meltdown in 2008 brought the country to its knees, and spawned nationwide protests against the lack of regulation and oversight facing Wall Street. But the average American still fails to fully grasp what was--and still is--happening: that the inmates continue to run the asylum.Doyle has been tracking this story for years through his blog Sense on Cents, and exposes here how Wall Street, our politicians, and the regulators themselves have conspired for personal and industry-wide gains while failing to protect investors, consumers, and the American taxpayer.
From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides.The return of their long-dead emperor's corpse from the island of St. Helena was a moment that Paris had eagerly awaited, though many feared that the memories stirred would serve to further destabilize a country that had struggled for order and direction since he had been sent into exile.
Contrary to popular belief fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the earth was round.The idea of a spherical world had been widely accepted in educated circles from as early as the fourth century b.c. Yet, bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more rational nineteenth century that the notion of a ?at earth really took hold. Even more bizarrely, it persists to this day, despite Apollo missions and widely publicized pictures of the decidedly spherical Earth from space.
Microsoft is well-known for being an intense place to work: employees face constant pressure to innovate and excel and are passionately devoted to their jobs. In this insightful book, Anna Rowley reveals the major problems all managers face and shows how to conquer them.
Jason Marshall在加州理工学院( Caltech )担任工作人员研究科学家，研究星爆星系和类星体发出的红外光，而不是撰写和主持“数学老兄快速而肮脏的提示”以使数学变得更容易播客。在此之前，他是美国宇航局喷气推进实验室( JPL )的博士后学者。杰森获得了康奈尔大学的博士学位，在那里他与天文学家团队合作，为斯皮策太空望远镜建造了IRS (与税收无关)仪器，并帮助教授了许多物理和天文学课程。除了这些天文爱好之外，杰森还有许多世俗的爱好:环游世界、摆弄科技、看足球、和妻子香农在一起，整理他们在洛杉矶地区小而舒适的家。
<i>Two people are about to discover that when it comes to finding love, sometimes Christmas magic isn't enough…sometimes it takes a pesky orange cat named Ambrose.</i>When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception.In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe. He'll do anything--anything!--if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him--and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.
The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease.In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people died as the epidemic raged. Children were left orphaned and families were devastated. As many American soldiers were killed by the 1918 flu as were killed in battle during World War I.And no area of the globe was safe. Eskimos living in remote outposts in the frozen tundra were sickened and killed by the flu in such numbers that entire villages were wiped out.
In a society based on trade, where everything can be bought and sold, the future rests on the secrets of a single document-and the lives of two children whose destiny it is to discover its secrets.In this spellbinding novel, newcomer David Whitley has imagined a nation at a crossroads: misshaped by materialism and facing a choice about its future. He has brought to life two children who will test the nation's values-and crafted a spellbinding adventure story that will keep readers turning the pages until the very end.
A <i>Globe and Mail</i> Best Books of the Year 2011 Title More than a decade ago, Sara Wheeler traveled to Antarctica to understand a continent nearly lost to myth and lore. In the widely acclaimed, bestselling <i>Terra Incognita</i>, she chronicled her quest to find a hidden history buried in Antarctica's extreme surroundings.Now, Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to create a definitive picture of life on the fringes. In <i>The Magnetic North</i>, she takes full measure of the Arctic: at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming.
Meet Lawson. A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance between vampires and humans, he is part cop, part spy, and part commando -- James Bond with fangs.Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home. In <i>The Kensei</i>, a battle-weary Lawson heads to Japan for a little rest and some advanced ninja training.
In <i>For Crew and Country</i>, John Wukovits tells of the most dramatic naval battle of the Pacific War and the incredible sacrifice of the <i>USS Samuel B. Roberts.</i>On October 25, 1944, the <i>Samuel B. Roberts</i>, along with the other twelve vessels comprising its unit, stood between Japan's largest battleship force ever sent to sea and MacArthur's transports inside Leyte Gulf.Faced with the surprise appearance of more than twenty Japanese battleships, cruisers, and destroyers, including the <i>Yamato</i>, at 70,000 tons the most potent battlewagon in the world, the 1,200-ton <i>Samuel B. Roberts</i> turned immediately into action with six other ships.
When Pastor Matthew Winkler was found dead at his Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee, both police investigators and parishioners were shaken and mystified: How could evil strike this cradle of faith? Meanwhile, Mrs. Winkler and her three daughters were still missing…A frantic search for Mary Winkler and the girls ensued. Once they were found, on a beach in Alabama, Mary was charged with murdering her husband in cold blood. But why did Mary pull the trigger? What sexual and psychological abuses did she allege she had suffered?
In the South, family is the one thing worth dying--or killing--for. . . .Things are heating up between young widow Bay Tanner, sometime private investigator, and Red, local sheriff's sergeant and her late husband's brother.But a new case that strikes too close to home endangers more than just her love life.An unexpected call from her housekeeper's son hints that a recent hit-and-run may have been more than an accident. Roberto fears the victim, a local crusader for the rights of illegal immigrants, may have been silenced.But almost immediately it becomes clear that the dead girl was not the intended victim, and before Bay has a chance to launch an investigation, Roberto himself disappears.