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“Everyone has life lessons and stories. These are mine. All I can say is that they worked for me.”
— Gen. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), Secretary of State (2001-2005)
“It’s imperative that we break from the intransigent long-held viewpoints of both political parties and give careful attention to our nation’s history so we can all do a better job of moving our country forward...”
— Bill Bradley, Former U.S. Senator, Olympian, NBA Hall of Famer and Best-selling Author
With contributions from world renowned economists and Nobel prizewinners, The 4% Solution is a blueprint for restoring America's economic health.
“Practically Radical is the most powerful and instructive change manual you’ll ever read. It will persuade and inspire you to change your business, your work, and maybe your life.”
— Daniel Pink, Best-selling Author, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and A Whole New Mind
“Inspiring tales of how people from different walks of life have found ways to be of service to their communities and country."
— Walter Isaacson, Best-selling Author, Steve Jobs, Historian and President/CEO of the Aspen Institute
"A highly detailed dissection of the debt-limit negotiations... A remarkable achievement. ...Woodward, being Woodward, digs deeper and draws more out of the protagonists than anyone else has."
— The Washington Post
"Unstoppable is an inspirational narrative that captures the essence of conquering fears, breaking down barriers, and never letting one's dreams be shattered. This is truly the American spirit."
— Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009)
“The best memoir by a senior politician for years.” — Sunday Times
"The managerial memoir, in its traditional form, offers lessons from a sport that might be useful to businessmen or others out to learn the lessons of leadership." — The Wall Street Journal
One of the most inspiring and successful global leaders of the early 21st century explains how bold, imaginative leadership can solve even the most intractable problems—and why there is no such thing as a lost cause.
“If history at its best is about telling stories that bring the past to life, then Chris Matthews is a master storyteller, for this fascinating portrait brings Jack Kennedy more vividly to life than any recent work.” — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
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For the unrivaled bravery and selflessness of his actions, Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama. In this fascinating and riveting memoir, he depicts the realities of war, as well as the moment-by-moment details of the event that earned him the nation's highest distinction.
“A successful husband, father, grandfather, teacher, and writer, [Mr. Wiesel] is an asset to humankind. He has turned despondency into a message of approval and optimism...Mr. Wiesel packages equal parts beauty and astonishing description in an impossibly concise manner. Few authors have possessed such capacity for succinctness and brevity with magnificent dexterity.” — New York Journal of Books
The fourth and final eBook in Politico's Playbook 2012 series once again provides an unprecedented minute-by-minute account of the race for the presidency. The End of the Line follows President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney as their campaign teams go all-in to win in the critical final weeks of the 2012 election.
In this provocative book, Daniel Pink offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. He shows that sales, whether pushing a product or peddling an idea, isn't what it used to be. Because of powerful economic changes, the glad-handing, truth-bending form of sales is a relic. In its place is a new approach to moving people that involves three very human qualities and four surprising skills.
“Known for his acerbic, take-no-prisoners style, Democratic political consultant and pundit Carville does not pull punches.” — Publishers Weekly
“A compelling personal exploration of [Albright’s] family’s Jewish roots as well as an excellent history of Czechoslovakia from 1937 to 1948. . . . Highly informative and insightful. . . . I can’t recommend Prague Winter highly enough.” — The Washington Post Book World
“Most of us have the luxury of thinking of duty, courage, responsibility, and service in the abstract. Yet for leaders such as those featured in this book, these are not abstract concepts...I hope
these stories will stimulate you, surprise you, and inspire you.”
— Chesley B. (Sully) Sullenberger, III, "Miracle on the Hudson" Hero Pilot; Contributor, CBS News and Best-selling Author
There's no public policy issue that divides Americans more stridently than immigration. The principal arguments have remained consistent for more than two centuries, without a common ground ever being reached. Now, in Immigration Wars, Jeb Bush and leading constitutional litigator Clint Bolick deliver a comprehensive solution based on two core principles: immigration is vital to America's future, fueling its growth, vibrancy, and creativity; but any enduring solution must follow America's laws.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home describes a twenty-first century in which power is widely diffused. Globalization, revolutionary technologies, and the rise and decline of new and old powers have created a “nonpolar” world of American primacy but not domination. So far, it has been a relatively forgiving world, with no great rival threatening America directly. How long this strategic respite lasts, according to Richard Haass, will depend largely on whether the United States puts its own house in order.
April 2013 (Paperback Release)
In Woodruff's first novel, she weaves a story from four different perspectives after an "in an instant moment" that could happen to any one of us. Detailing the aftermath of a tragedy, Woodruff examines the ways in which we come together to heal and move forward, even in the moments of our greatest weakness.
Sir Ken Robinson's groundbreaking book, The Element, introduced readers to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired readers all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element.
For many students, a bachelor's degree is considered the golden ticket to a more financially and intellectually fulfilling life. But the disturbing reality is that debt, unemployment, and politically charged pseudo learning are more likely outcomes for many college students today than full-time employment and time-honored knowledge.
This raises the question: is college still worth it? Who is responsible for debt-saddled, undereducated students, and how do future generations of students avoid the same problems? In a time of economic uncertainty, what majors and schools will produce competitive graduates? Is College Worth It? uses personal experience, statistical analysis, and real-world interviews to provide answers to some of the most troubling social and economic problems of our time.