The 5 Essentials: Using Your Inborn Resources to Create a Fulfilling Life
By Bob Deutsch and Lou Aronica
A cognitive neuroscientist, anthropologist and entrepreneur explains how to use five inner resources, including curiosity, openness, sensuality, paradox and self-story, to raise the bar personally and professionally in order to fulfill great ambitions.
The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy
By Daniel Alpert
An economist and Wall Street broker discusses his theory that the current sluggish economy and overall economic downturn are due to constant oversupply in labor and excesses in productive capacity and discusses the policy solutions that could reverse the slump.
The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World
By Greg King and Sue Woolmans
The authors draw on unpublished letters and rare primary sources to trace the story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination attributed to the instigation of World War I, exploring rumors of Serbian complicity, conspiracy, and official negligence that doomed the Archduke and his family.
Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
By Tyler Cowen
A renowned economist describes the post-recession job market that is erasing the middle range, leaving only high-earning jobs that utilize machine intelligence and data analysis and low-earning jobs for those who aren’t learning and adopting the new technologies.
Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
By Andrew J. Bacevich
Taking stock of the separation between Americans and their military defenders throughout history, this thought-provoking book urges Americans to restore the principle that responsibility for defending the country should rest with its citizens or face the prospect of endless war and moral and fiscal bankruptcy.
Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
By John Bradshaw
The best-selling anthrozoologist author of Dog Sense draws on the latest scientific and behavioral research to explain the origins, evolution and modern-day needs of domestic cats, revealing how an understanding of a cat’s ancient instincts is an essential part of a healthy cat-human relationship.
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
By Max Hastings
The author of Inferno and recipient of numerous British Press Awards presents a history of early World War I that traces the breakdown of diplomatic measures and the dramatic non-trench battles that occurred throughout the first year.
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations
By Mary Beard
An internationally-recognized historian takes readers on an eye-opening tour of the Ancient World, shedding new light on the Greek and Roman history, and combines the epic with the everyday, which forces us to reexamine the assumptions we held as gospel.
The Conquest of the Ocean
By Brian Lavery
Spanning 5,000 years of the ocean’s history, Lavery tells the stories of the courageous individuals who sailed seas, for trade in order to conquer new lands and to explore the unknown, from the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British.
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities
By Craig Steven Wilder
A leading African-American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and American academia, revealing that our leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.
Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top
By Bo Burlingham
Based on interviews with owners who have sold or left the companies they started, the author of Small Giants reveals nine key lessons that describe the best ways to leave gracefully.
Killing Jesus: A History
By Bill O’Reilly
In this third installment in his popular history series, O’Reilly traces the events leading up to the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, taking readers inside Jesus’s life and recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable.
Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage
By Melissa Gorga
The star of Real Housewives of New Jersey explains how treating one’s husband like royalty will help keep a marriage strong and promote desirable reciprocal treatment, sharing generations-tested, old-fashioned family advice with a sexy twist based on the author’s experiences in her own happy marriage.
Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Your Son Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World
By Rosalind Wiseman
The author of Queen Bees and Wannabees decodes the inner lives of boys to reveal how parents can forge stronger connections with their sons, explaining how boys are more likely to hide their feelings and resist adult support.
Miss Manners Minds Your Business
By Judith Martin and Nicholas Ivor Martin
This tongue-in-cheek guide to workplace etiquette equips readers with the practical, pertinent and politically correct advice necessary to win the job, keep the job and leave the job with sanity and dignity intact.
Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
By Bill McKibben
An environmental activist, who led the largest civil disobedience in 30 years with the march against the Keystone XL pipeline that took place in front of the White House, recounts his personal, local, and global efforts to build and preserve a sustainable planet.
Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History
By Paul Schneider
Schneider traces the history of the Mississippi from its origins in the deep geologic past to the present and tells the story of the river at the center of America’s rich history, a site of historical and literary significance.
Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools
By Diane Ravitch
A former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System presents an incisive look at today’s American public schools to argue that the system is still functioning and is being unduly compromised by the rising privatization movement.
The Remarriage Blueprint: How Remarried Couples and Their Families Succeed or Fail
By Maggie Scarf
Scarf shares in-depth stories of seven remarried couples to reveal the unique challenges they have faced while pursuing lasting intimacy and familial harmony, offering specific advice for navigating the emotional preconceptions, social pressures and complicated dynamics that impact second marriages.
Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
By Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir
Based on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, this eye-opening examination of how scarcity affects our daily lives reveals how individuals and organizations can better manager scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.
The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System
By Ron Paul
The former presidential candidate and 12-term Texas Congressman outlines his plan for improving American education through supporting home schooling and applying the principles of the free market on the U.S. education system.
Silence: A Christian History
By Diarmaid MacCulloch
MacCulloch examines the role of silence in the history of the Catholic religion, including the silent prayers of the faithful, the role of silence in monasteries and even the more negative forms of silence, particularly dealing with the Church’s internal sex scandals.
Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965
By Michael Burleigh
A prize-winning historian describes how the collapse in power in the Philippines, the Congo and Iran, among other places, contributed to Cold War tensions and explains how this cemented the United States’ role as the world’s great enforcer.
Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal
By Abigail Carroll
A soup-to-nuts history of the American meal explains the evolution of traditional fare as a reflection of national identity, describing the midday meals of colonial America, the circumscribed eating rituals of subsequent generations, and the advent of processed foods in the late 19th century.
Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi
By Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
A minute-by-minute narrative account of the 2012 attack at the U.S. consulate in Libya draws on eyewitness testimonies and confidential sources to recount the brutal 12-hour engagement with Islamic militants that ended the life of the ambassador and three other Americans.
Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
By Debora L. Spar
One of the first women professors at Harvard Business School and the current president of Barnard College, the most important all-women school in the country, examines how women’s lives have, and have not, changed over the past 40 years.
Year Zero: A History of 1945
By Ian Buruma
A history professor describes the events during the year World War II ended, beginning a new era of prosperity in America, rebirth and rebuilding in Europe, and the start of the Cold War era.
Your Divine Fingerprint: The Force That Makes You Unstoppable
By Keith Craft
Revealing that there is a 1% difference each person has from every other person who has ever been born, this motivational book teaches readers how to discover, develop and deploy their own 1% and how to apply this unique difference to every aspect of life.