The author of The Big Short describes the effect that the bubble of cheap credit — readily available to almost anyone from 2002 to 2008 — had on countries besides the U.S., including Iceland, Greece and Germany.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and writer Martin Dugard focus on the life, death and legacy of the 16th president in their book Killing Lincoln. The authors reconstruct the final days of Lincoln's life and examine the plot against the president at the end of the Civil War in April 1865.
The best-selling author of Devil in the White City documents the efforts of William E. Dodd, the first American ambassador to Hitler's Germany, to acclimate to a residence in an increasingly violent city where he is forced to associate with the Nazis while his daughter pursues a relationship with Gestapo chief Rudolf Diels.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and foreign policy expert Michael Mandlebaum make recommendations for meeting four major challenges facing the United States: globalization, the information-technology revolution, chronic deficits and unbalanced energy consumption.
Susan Orlean chronicles the rise of the iconic German shepherd character, sharing the stories of the real World War I dog and canine performer and exploring Rin Tin Tin's relevance in military and popular culture.
A humanities professor describes the impact of the translation of the last remaining manuscript of On the Nature of Things by Roman philosopher Lucretius, which fueled the Renaissance and inspired artists, great thinkers and scientists.
This narrative account of President James Garfield's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero; his battles against the corrupt establishment; and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.
Jacqueline Kennedy presents the annotated transcription and original audio for the 1964 interviews Jacqueline Kennedy gave on her experience as the wife of John F. Kennedy, offering an intimate and detailed account of the man and his times.
Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for biography for Jackson Pollock, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith present an in-depth, accessible profile that draws on newly available primary sources to provide revisionist assessments of the influential artist's turbulent life and genius works.
An assessment of the decades before Ernest Hemingway's suicide reveals the key life moments that occurred onboard his beloved boat, Pilar, from celebrations with friends and romantic liaisons to the dissolutions of marriages and alcohol-marked withdrawals from society. By the author of the National Book Critics Circle-winning Sons of Mississippi.
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