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Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media

Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media

Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, where the most important battles are now only a click away.

Through the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, &;Twitter wars&; produce real-world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our smartphones.

P. W. Singer and Emerson Brooking tackle the mind-bending questions that arise when war goes online and the online world goes to war. They explore how ISIS copies the Instagram tactics of Taylor Swift, a former World of Warcraft addict foils war crimes thousands of miles away, internet trolls shape elections, and China uses a smartphone app to police the thoughts of 1.4 billion citizens. What can be kept secret in a world of networks? Does social media expose the truth or bury it? And what role do ordinary people now play in international conflicts?

Delving into the web&;s darkest corners, we meet the unexpected warriors of social media, such as the rapper turned jihadist PR czar and the Russian hipsters who wage unceasing infowars against the West. Finally, looking to the crucial years ahead, LikeWar outlines a radical new paradigm for understanding and defending against the unprecedented threats of our networked world. 
 

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protégé and friend of one of the world’s great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher.

Witness is beautiful, and important . . . A superb piece of writing.” — Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach  

The world remembers Elie Wiesel—Nobel laureate, activist, and author of more than forty books, including Oprah’s Book Club selection Night—as a great humanist. He passed away in July 2016.
 
Ariel Burger first met Elie Wiesel at age fifteen. They studied together and taught together. Witness chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over decades, as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality, and faith, while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant to rabbi and, in time, teacher.
 
In this profoundly hopeful, thought-provoking, and inspiring book, Burger takes us into Elie Wiesel’s classroom, where the art of listening and storytelling conspire to keep memory alive. As Wiesel’s teaching assistant, Burger gives us a front-row seat witnessing these remarkable exchanges in and out of the classroom. The act of listening, of sharing these stories, makes of us, the readers, witnesses. 
 

Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time

Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time

The definitive biography of the NFL’s most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach

            Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL—the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he’s led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory and robust biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick’s full life in football, from watching college games as a kid with his father, a Naval Academy scout, to orchestrating two Super Bowl–winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to New England, where he has made history.

            Award-winning columnist and New York Times best-selling author Ian O’Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have been previously unexplored. O’Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn’t know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots. But there is so much more—from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players—if not their affection. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.

The Best American Sports Writing 2019

The Best American Sports Writing 2019

The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year

For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curates a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.
 

Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

A pioneer in the care and treatment of Alzheimer's introduces her groundbreaking approach to dealing with the disease, offering a five step approach to caring for people with progressive dementia while offering hundreds of practical tips that can make life easier for patient and caregiver alike. Reprint.

Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

“Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.” –Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
 
Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts. Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn.
 
Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs.

“[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs’ demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido.” –Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits

Decoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.” –Bark

Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life

Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life

A life strategy guide by the creator of the Spartan Race outlines his philosophy about committing to and executing extreme-challenge performance goals, sharing inspiring stories about Spartan racers while outlining things the author has learned throughout his career. 75,000 first printing.

Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections that make us human
 
We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution’s greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees? Why do we catch head colds so often—two hundred times more often than a dog does? How come our wrists have so many useless bones? Why is the vast majority of our genetic code pointless? And are we really supposed to swallow and breathe through the same narrow tube? Surely there’s been some kind of mistake.

As professor of biology Nathan H. Lents explains in Human Errors, our evolutionary history is nothing if not a litany of mistakes, each more entertaining and enlightening than the last. The human body is one big pile of compromises. But that is also a testament to our greatness: as Lents shows, humans have so many design flaws precisely because we are very, very good at getting around them.
 
A rollicking, deeply informative tour of humans’ four billion year long evolutionary saga, Human Errors both celebrates our imperfections and offers an unconventional accounting of the cost of our success. 

Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race

Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race

Featured on NPR and PBS’s SciTech Now, and in Fast Company, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal
 
The inside story of the new race to conquer space
 
For the outsize personalities staking their fortunes on spaceships, the new race to explore space could be a dead end, a lucrative opportunity—or the key to humanity’s survival.
            Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos take center stage in this fast-paced narrative as they attempt to disrupt the space economy and feed their own egos. We meet a supporting cast of equally fascinating entrepreneurs, from the irrepressible British mogul Richard Branson to the satellite Internet visionary Greg Wyler.
            Tim Fernholz’s fly-on-the-wall reporting captures an industry in the midst of disruption. NASA seeks to preserve its ambitious space program, traditional aerospace firms like Boeing and Lockheed Martin scramble to adapt to new competitors, lobbyists tussle over public funds, and lawmakers try to prevent this new space race from sparking global conflict. Fernholz spins this high-stakes marathon into a riveting tale of rivalry and survival.

The Twenty-Ninth Year: Poems

The Twenty-Ninth Year: Poems

"This is the stuff of life, the very essence of the poetic." –LitHub

For Hala Alyan, twenty-nine is a year of transformation and upheaval, a year in which the past—memories of Family members, old friends and past lovers, the heat of another land, another language, a different faith—winds itself around the present. Hala’s ever-shifting, subversive verse sifts together and through different forms of forced displacement and the tolls they take on mind and body. Poems leap from war-torn cities in the Middle East, to an Oklahoma Olive Garden, a Brooklyn brownstone; from alcoholism to recovery; from a single woman to a wife. This collection summons breathtaking chaos, one that seeps into the bones of these odes, the shape of these elegies.  

A vivid catalog of heartache, loneliness, love and joy, The Twenty-Ninth Year is an Education in looking for Home and self in the space between disparate identities. 

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
One of Science News’ Favorite Books of the Year

 
“Required reading for every concerned citizen.” — New York Review of Books
 
“The Future is in our hands as never before, and this book explains the stakes like no other.” George Lucas
 
Not since the atomic bomb has a Technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the World about its use. That is, until 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR—a Revolutionary new Technology that she helped create—to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences—to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create “better” humans.
     Writing with fellow researcher Sam Sternberg, Doudna shares the thrilling story of her discovery and describes the enormous responsibility that comes with the power to rewrite the code of life.
 
“An essential start to educating the public . . . reveal[s] the complex, interlocking, and thoroughly international nature of today’s bioscience.” Los Angeles Review of Books
 
“An invaluable account . . . We owe Doudna several times over.” — Guardian

The Best American Travel Writing 2018

The Best American Travel Writing 2018

Everyone travels for different reasons, but whatever those reasons are, one thing is certain: they come back with stories. Each year, the best of those stories are collected in The Best American Travel Writing, curated by one of the top writers in the field, and each year they “open a Window onto the strange, seedy, and beautiful world, offering Readers glimpses into places that many will never see or experience except through the Eyes and words of these writers” (Kirkus). This far-ranging collection of top notch Travel writing is, quite simply, the genre’s gold standard.
 

The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World

The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World

“Scott Hartley artfully explains why it is Time for us to get over the false division between the human and the technical.” —Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of Change by Design

Scott Hartley first heard the terms fuzzy and techie while studying political Science at Stanford University. If you majored in Humanities or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you majored in computer or hard sciences, you were a techie.

While Silicon Valley is generally considered a techie stronghold, the founders of Companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, LinkedIn, PayPal, Stitch Fix, Reddit, and others are all fuzzies—in other words, People with backgrounds in the liberal arts.

 In this brilliantly counterintuitive book, Hartley shatters assumptions about Business and Education today: learning to code is not enough. The soft skills—curiosity, communication, and collaboration, along with an understanding of Psychology and society’s gravest problems—are central to why Technology has value. Fuzzies are the instrumental stewards of robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. They offer a human touch that is of equal—if not greater—importance in our technology-led World than what most techies can provide.

 For anyone doubting whether a well-rounded liberal Arts Education is practical in today’s world, Hartley’s Work will come as an inspiring revelation.
 
Finalist for the 2016 Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize
A Financial Times Business Book of the Month

Idea

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

New York Times Bestseller

“[A] fascinating, engrossing, often dark History of drug use in the Third Reich.” — Washington Post
 
The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. Yet as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs: cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, which were consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to German soldiers. In fact, troops were encouraged, and in some cases ordered, to take rations of a form of crystal meth—the elevated Energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to account for the breakneck invasion that sealed the fall of France in 1940, as well as other German Military victories. Hitler himself became increasingly dependent on injections of a cocktail of drugs—ultimately including Eukodal, a cousin of heroin—administered by his Personal doctor.

Thoroughly researched and rivetingly readable, Blitzed Throws light on a History that, until now, has remained in the shadows.
 
“Delightfully nuts.” — The New Yorker
 
NORMAN OHLER is an award-winning German novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. He is the author of the novels Die Quotenmaschine (the world’s first hypertext novel), Mitte, and Stadt des Goldes (translated into English as Ponte City). He was cowriter of the script for Wim Wenders’s film Palermo Shooting. He lives in Berlin.

As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis Devoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece

As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis Devoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece

A National Bestseller

Winner of an International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for Literary Food Writing

“An absorbing portrait of an unexpected friendship.” — Entertainment Weekly

“Julia’s inimitable voice shines through . . . These letters offer [a] glimpse of how the truly great can merge heart and soul in the pursuit of excellence.” —Wall Street Journal

Julia is known around the World by her first name alone. But how much do we really know of the inner Julia Child? Through this riveting correspondence between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her “pen pal” and Literary mentor, we hear Julia’s deepest thoughts and feelings and witness the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship. We see, too, the turbulent creation of one of the most influential cookbooks ever written. Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, these astonishing letters show an America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation and two Women deeply engaged in the making of that new world.

“[Child] comes booming back to life in these dishy missives . . . A delicious read.” —People (3½ of 4 stars)

“Blazingly alive and entirely irresistible.” — Boston Globe

Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia

A National Review Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Century
 
“One of Orwell’s very best Books and perhaps the best book that exists on the Spanish Civil War.”—The New Yorker

 
In 1936, originally intending merely to report on the Spanish Civil War as a journalist, George Orwell found himself embroiled as a participant—as a member of the Workers’ Party of Marxist Unity. Fighting against the Fascists, he described in painfully vivid and occasionally comic detail life in the trenches—with a “democratic army” composed of Men with no ranks, no titles, and often no weapons—and his near fatal wounding. As the Politics became tangled, Orwell was pulled into a heartbreaking conflict between his own Personal ideals and the complicated realities of political power struggles.
 
Considered one of the finest works by a man V. S. Pritchett called “the wintry conscience of a generation,”Homage to Catalonia is both Orwell’s memoir of his experiences at the front and his tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. This edition features a new foreword by Adam Hochschild placing the war in greater context and discussing the evolution of Orwell’s views on the Spanish Civil War.
 
“No one except George Orwell . . . made the violence and self-dramatization of Spain so burning and terrible.”— Alfred Kazin,New York Times
 
“A wise book, one that once read will never be forgotten.”—Chicago Sunday Tribune

The Best American Sports Writing 2017

The Best American Sports Writing 2017

“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the Sports collection.” —Booklist

For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest Sports Journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and Digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curate a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports. 
 

The Best American Short Stories 2016

The Best American Short Stories 2016

“The Literary ‘Oscars’ features twenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories.” —Shelf Awareness for Readers

The Best American Short Stories 2016
will be selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz. He brings "one of the most distinctive and magnetic voices in Contemporary fiction: limber, streetwise, caffeinated and wonderfully eclectic" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) to the collection. 
 

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the Death of loved ones in the darkest years of the Depression.

The Best American Short Stories 2017: Selected from U.s. and Canadian Magazines

The Best American Short Stories 2017: Selected from U.s. and Canadian Magazines

Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer guest edits the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.

"If you know exactly what you are going to get from the experience of reading a story, you probably wouldn't go looking for it; you need, in order to be an open reader of fiction, to be willing. To cast a vote for what you love and then wait for the outcome," writes Meg Wolitzer in her introduction. The Best American Short Stories 2017 casts a vote for and celebrates all that is our country. Here you'll find a man with a boyfriend and a girlfriend, naval officers trapped on a submarine, a contestant on America's Funniest Home Videos, and a gay man desperate to be a father--unforgettable characters waiting for an outcome, burning with stories to tell.

The Best American Short Stories 2017 includes
T. C. BOYLE - JAI CHAKRABARTI - EMMA CLINE - DANIELLE EVANS - LAUREN GROFF - ERIC PUCHNER - JIM SHEPARD - CURTIS SITTENFELD - JESS WALTER
and others

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

"A gift . . . One wonders how the World might be different if works in The Best American Nonrequired Reading were indeed required." --USA Today

Sarah Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and other best-selling titles "gilded with snark, buoyant on charm" (NPR), worked with the students of the 826 Valencia writing lab to edit this year's anthology. They compiled new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.

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Likewar: The Weaponization of Social Media Rs. 825.0
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom Rs. 799.0
Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time Rs. 878.0
The Best American Sports Writing 2019 Rs. 806.0
Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease Rs. 760.0
Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones Rs. 980.0
Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life Rs. 765.0
Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes Rs. 887.0
Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race Rs. 894.0
The Twenty-Ninth Year: Poems Rs. 878.0
A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution Rs. 907.0
The Best American Essays 2018 (The Best American Series ®) Rs. 917.0
The Best American Travel Writing 2018 Rs. 917.0
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 (The Best American Series ®) Rs. 927.0
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (The Best American Series ®) Rs. 917.0
The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World Rs. 867.0
Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich Rs. 810.0
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis Devoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece Rs. 781.0
Homage to Catalonia Rs. 508.0
The Best American Sports Writing 2017 Rs. 710.0
The Best American Short Stories 2016 Rs. 678.0
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl Rs. 542.0
The Best American Short Stories 2017: Selected from U.s. and Canadian Magazines Rs. 720.0
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 Rs. 720.0

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