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Command Authority (Jack Ryan)
Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

Putnam Adult, 2013

The #1  New York Times -bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team. There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan. 
  
  











  



  
Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)
Princeton Review

Princeton Review, 2013

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS . Get all the prep you need to ace the AP Human Geography Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher. Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations • Reviews of key AP Human Geography terms in every chapter • Easy-to-understand tables, charts, and maps • ...
  
  











  



  
5 Steps to a 5 AP World History, 2014-2015 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations ...
Peggy Martin

McGraw-Hill, 2013

Get ready for your AP exam with this straightforward and easy-to-follow study guide, updated for all the latest exam changes! 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and provides model tests that reflect the latest version of the ...
  
  











  



  
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Robert M Gates

Knopf, 2014

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M ...
  
  











  



  
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.   Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil. What Taleb has identified and calls “antifragile” is that category of ...
  
  











  



  
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Charles Krauthammer

Crown Forum, 2013

 From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a ...
  
  











  



  
The English Girl (Gabriel Allon)
Daniel Silva

Harper, 2014

Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl . When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth…   Silva’s work has ...
  
  











  



  
Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)
Princeton Review

Princeton Review, 2013

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS . Get all the prep you need to ace the AP U.S. History Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher. Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations • Step-by-step strategies & techniques for each section of the exam • In-depth reviews of key terms and concepts, ...
  
  











  



  
Barron's AP World History, 6th Edition
John McCannon

Barron's Educational Series, 2014

Fully revised, students will receive an in-depth preparation for the AP World History exam with: Revised strategies for answering all question types New unit short cut charts that help organize a better study plan Two full-length model exams with answer explanations A review of world history, from the foundations of civilization circa. 8000 B.C.E. to world cultures of the twenty-first century Reflects the 9 Historical Thinking Skills required ...
  
  











  



  
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel
Anthony Marra

Hogarth, 2014

New York Times Notable Book of the Year * Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at ...
  
  











  



  
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Robert D. Kaplan

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.   In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at ...
  
  











  



  
Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and ...
Ronald Rychlak, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa

WND Books, 2013

The highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is at it again. A quarter century ago, in his international bestseller Red Horizons, Pacepa exposed the massive crimes and corruption of his former boss, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, giving the dictator a nervous breakdown and inspiring him to send assassination squads to the U.S. to find his former spy chief and kill him. They ...
  
  











  



  
The Untold History of the United States
Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick

Gallery Books, 2013

A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE In this riveting companion to their astonishing documentary series, which the Washington Post declared is “grounded in indisputable fact,” Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism.
  
  











  



  
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
Stephen Kinzer

Times Books, 2013

A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today’s world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence ...
  
  











  



  
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Lawrence Wright

Vintage, 2007

UPDATED AND WITH A NEW AFTERWORD National Book Award Finalist A Time , Newsweek , Washington Post , Chicago Tribune , and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright ...
  
  











  



  
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Daniel Yergin

Free Press, 2008

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
  
  











  



  
Little Failure: A Memoir
Gary Shteyngart

Random House, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.   Born Igor ...
  
  











  



  
When Cultures Collide, 3rd Edition: Leading Across Cultures
Richard D. Lewis

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2005

Cross-cultural expert Richard Lewis broadens the scope of his seminal work on global business and intercultural communication. Within each country-specific chapter, Lewis provides invaluable insight into the beliefs, values, behaviors, mannerisms, and prejudices of each culture.
  
  











  



  
Money: The Unauthorized Biography
Felix Martin

Knopf, 2014

From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind’s greatest inventions. What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural and economic history, Felix Martin challenges nothing less than our conventional understanding of money. He describes how the Western idea of money ...
  
  











  



  
5 Steps to a 5 AP European History, 2014-2015 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations ...
Jeffrey Brautigam

McGraw-Hill, 2013

Get ready for your AP exam with this straightforward and easy-to-follow study guide, updated for all the latest exam changes! 5 Steps to a 5: AP European History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and provides model tests that reflect the latest version of ...
  
  











  








   



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