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The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Samuel P. Huntington

Simon & Schuster, 2011

The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it ...
  
  











  



  
Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
Neal Stephenson

Spectra, 2000

One of Time magazine's 100 all-time best English-language novels. Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In ...
  
  











  



  
The Mystery of the Shemitah: The 3,000-Year-Old Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future, the ...
Jonathan Cahn

Frontline, 2014

The book you can't afford NOT to read. It is already affecting your life… And it WILL affect your future! Is it possible that there exists a three-thousand-year-old mystery that…   ·           Has been determining the course of your life without your knowing it? ·           Foretells current events before they happen? ·           Revealed the dates and the hours of the greatest crashes in Wall ...
  
  











  



  
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Michael Lewis

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower--and middle--class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. ...
  
  











  



  
The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself
James Grant

Simon & Schuster, 2014

By the publisher of the prestigious Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, an account of the deep economic slump of 1920–21 that proposes, with respect to federal intervention, “less is more.” This is a free-market rejoinder to the Keynesian stimulus applied by Bush and Obama to the 2007–09 recession, in whose aftereffects, Grant asserts, the nation still toils. James Grant tells the story of America’s last governmentally-untreated ...
  
  











  



  
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE •  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a ...
  
  











  



  
Flash Boys
Michael Lewis

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short , Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different ...
  
  











  



  
Hatchet
Gary Paulsen

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006

This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a ...
  
  











  



  
Crash & Burn
Lisa Gardner

Dutton Adult, 2015

The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s latest stand-alone thriller, with a cameo by her fan-favorite character, Boston Detective D.D. Warren My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn’t. Nicole Frank shouldn’t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: ...
  
  











  



  
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Mary Roach

W. W. Norton & Company, 2004

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."— Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good ...
  
  











  



  
AP® U.S. Government & Politics Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)
Larry S. Krieger, Advanced Placement

Research & Education Association, 2009

REA's Crash Course for the AP® U.S. Government & Politics Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® U.S. Government & Politics exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do ...
  
  











  



  
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
Carol Strickland

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2007

Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge." --Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern * This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated. This second edition of Carol Strickland's The Annotated ...
  
  











  



  
PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition)
Luke Welling, Laura Thomson

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2008

PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fourth Edition The definitive guide to building database-drive Web applications with PHP and MySQL PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with ...
  
  











  



  
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss
Jerry L. Sittser

Zondervan, 2004

An expanded edition of this classic book on grief and loss—with a new preface and epilogue Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that transforms it. A Grace Disguised ...
  
  











  



  
AP® Chemistry Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)
Adrian Dingle

Research & Education Association, 2014

REA's Crash Course for the AP® Chemistry Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time Completely Revised for the 2014 Exam! Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Chemistry exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the ...
  
  











  



  
Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others
Steven Furtick

Multnomah Books, 2014

Crashing the chatterbox = Overpowering lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement with the promises of God.   “I used to think that someone who struggled with the kinds of weaknesses I deal with daily was useless to God. I felt so often like I was drowning in internal dialogue I couldn’t control. It had been the soundtrack of my life for as long as I could remember. Yet everything changed when I began to realize God ...
  
  











  



  
Jesus' Son: Stories
Denis Johnson

Picador, 2009

Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and trancendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost an dfound and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place among the classics of twentieth-century American literature.
  
  











  



  
Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, Sixth Edition
Charles P. Kindleberger, Robert Z. Aliber

Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by the Financial Times , Manias, Panics and Crashes puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering topics such as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been ...
  
  











  



  
Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli

Ember, 2002

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with ...
  
  











  



  
AP® European History Crash Course Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course)
Larry Krieger, Advanced Placement, ...

Research & Education Association, 2009

REA's Crash Course for the AP® European History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® European History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was ...
  
  











  








   



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