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By Niall Ferguson. 2013
An examination of institutional dysfunction in the Western world argues that such values as a free market and representative government… are being compromised while future generations are inheriting unmanageable levels of debt. 2013.
By Ted Barris. 2014
On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named "Harry," and dashed from Stalag… Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout had taken a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapees were recaptured, and on Hitler’s orders, fifty were murdered. The author recounts this battle of wits and determination through the voices of those involved, assembles original interviews, memoirs, letters and diaries to reconstruct the Great Escape’s untold story. Bestseller. 2014.
By Bob Burg, John David Mann. 2008
Authors Bob Burg and John David Mann have collected raves for this business parable about a young salesman who is… introduced to "go-givers," including a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial advisor, a real-estate broker, and the mysterious "Connector," all of whom impart valuable lessons on successful business strategies. 2008.
By Gary Hamel. 2008
By Byron Farwell. 1977
A definitive history of the great conflict that raged from 1899 to 1902 between the British Empire, at its peak… of power and arrogance, and a tiny nation, stubbornly fighting to maintain its independence. 1977.
By Paul Brickhill. 2000
The Great Escape tells how more than six hundred men in a German prisoner of war camp worked together to… achieve an extraordinary break-out. Every night for a year they dug tunnels, and those who weren't digging forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes to wear once they had escaped. All of this was conducted under the very noses of their prison guards. When the right night came, the actual escape itself was timed to the split second - but of course, not everything went according to plan... 2000.
By Gayle Laakmann McDowell. 2011
A guide to win a coveted spot at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or other top tech firms. Learn what to study,… what career paths to consider, hiring procedures and how to make yourself stand out from other candidates. Covers key concerns like which extra-curriculars and other experiences look good, how to apply, how to design and tailor your resume, and how to prepare for and excel in the interview. 2011.
By Jack Beeching. 1982
By Winston Churchill. 1976
Covers the period from 1919 to 1939. Includes chapters on the mistakes of the Allies after World War I, the… rise and re-armament of European dictatorships and the failure to preserve Austria. First published in 1948. Followed by "Their finest hour." 1976.
By Mark Bourrie. 2011
The Canadian government censored the news during World War II for two main reasons: to keep military and economic secrets… out of enemy hands and to prevent civilian morale from breaking down. But in those tumultuous times - with Nazi spies landing on our shores by raft, U-boat attacks in the St. Lawrence, army mutinies in British Columbia and Ontario, and pro-Hitler propaganda in the mainstream Quebec press - censors had a hard time keeping news events contained. Now, with freshly unsealed World War II press-censor files, many of the undocumented events that occurred in wartime Canada are finally revealed. c2011.
In the early morning hours of August 6, 2011, a United States Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter, call sign "Extortion 17,"… sped alone into eastern Afghanistan's deadly Tangi Valley. Shot out of the sky by a rocket propelled grenade, everyone onboard died instantly, the single greatest loss of life in the history of the Navy SEALs. Ed Darack provides a detailed account of the dramatic, deadly final moments of the Chinook, followed by the swift response to those who caused the tragedy, as well as the enduring legacies of those lost. 2017.
By Gregory Zuckerman. 2014
In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable… hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened. The Frackers tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ignored the ridicule of experts and derision of colleagues to pursue massive, long-overlooked deposits. Against all odds, they changed the world- and made astonishing fortunes in the process. Zuckerman's exclusive access enabled him to get close to men like George Mitchell, who developed a new way to drill for gas in shale rock; Harold Hamm, who discovered so much oil he's now worth more than the estate of Steve Jobs; and Aubrey McClendon, who lost more than billion on a misguided gambit. Zuckerman shows how the frackers are now using their wealth to shake up Hollywood, education, politics, sports, and other fields, much like the Rockefellers and Gettys before them. He also explores the debate over the environmental risks of fracking, and whether those risks are worth it for the United States to achieve energy independence and for the rest of the world to follow. 2014.
By Michael Watkins. 2006
If you've just begun a new career in management, or if you'd like a new, refreshing approach to your job,… Watkins gives practical advice for anyone looking to climb the business ladder. Through Watkins' four-fold study of the problems managers encounter, you'll learn how to establish yourself within the first 90 days in order to move quickly along the path to success. 2006.
By G. W. L Nicholson. 2006
When the First World War began, Newfoundland had been without any kind of military organisation for more than half a… century, so public-spirited citizens immediately formed themselves into a Patriotic Association, and within sixty days had recruited, partially equipped and dispatched 537 officers and men overseas. Nicholson details the harrowing experiences of the Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli, Beaumont Hamel, the Third Battle of Ypres and Cambrai, for which they were granted the title "Royal" - the only army unit to receive such a distinction during World War I. Some descriptions of violence. 2006.
By Ken Small, Mark Rogerson. 1993
The night of 27 April 1944: Exercise Tiger, a rehearsal for the D-Day landings, is held off Slapton Beach in… Devon. As the mock assault is under way, 946 American servicemen die. Under wartime restrictions the story is concealed and in time forgotten, until local hotelier Ken Small finds American bullets and money while beachcombing and decides to find the truth. 1993.
By Hala Jaber. 2009
Jaber, a Lebanese-British foreign correspondent, describes covering the Gulf War and her personal engagement with an Iraqi family caught in… the crossfire. Reporting on the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, Jaber took up the cause of hospitalized children wounded in the bombing, and helped start a fund to provide them with better medical attention and supplies. In particular, she learned the extraordinary story of two orphans and decided to adopt them. Some descriptions of violence. 2009.
By A. J. P Taylor. 1966
For four years, while statesmen and generals blundered, the massed armies of Europe writhed in a festival of mud and… blood. All the madness, massacres and mutinies of this war are brought home by this uncompromising historian. 1966.
By John Keegan. 1998
The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unparalleled ferocity which extended far beyond its European epicentre,… it broke the century of relative peace and prosperity which we associate with the Victorian era and unleashed the demons of the twentieth century - pestilence, military destruction and mass death - and also the ideas which continue to shape our world today - modernism in the arts, new approaches to psychology and medicine, and radical ideas about economics and society. Includes violence. 1998.
In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to… find themselves imprisoned in Germany's archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone prisoners. Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer who swore that none should ever leave. Desperate to break out of "Hellminden" and return to the fight, a group of Allied prisoners led by ace pilot (and former Army sapper) David Gray hatch an elaborate escape plan. Their plot demands a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, fake walls, and steely resolve. Once beyond the watch towers and round-the-clock patrols, Gray and almost a dozen of his half-starved fellow prisoners must then make a heroic 150 mile dash through enemy-occupied territory towards free Holland. Drawing on never-before-seen memoirs and letters, Bascomb brings this narrative to cinematic life, amid the twilight of the British Empire and the darkest, most savage hours of the fight against Germany. At turns tragic, funny, inspirational, and nail-biting suspenseful, this is the little-known story of the biggest POW breakout of the Great War. 2018.
By Antony Beevor. 2002
Chronicles the horror of Berlin's fall to the Soviets in 1945, recalling the starvation, exposure, artillery fire, rape, and mass… destruction that marked the Red Army's final push on Germany's capital. 2002.