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    Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

    Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments and particular rules and principles. This book shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices and in everyday life. Just as he did with his revolutionary theory of the tipping point, Gladwell reveals how the power of 'blink' could fundamentally transform our relationships, the way we consume, create and communicate, how we run our businesses and even our societies.You'll never think about thinking in the same way again.


    Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama-

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).From the Trade Paperback edition.


    A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a book written by Ishmael Beah in 2007 about his experiences as a boy soldier.


    The Last Lecture by Randy; Zaslow, Jeffrey Pausch

    The Last Lecture is a New York Times best-selling book written by Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The book was born out of a lecture Pausch gave in September 2007, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams".


    Moonwalk by Michael Jackson

    MICHAEL JACKSON was the undisputed King of Pop and has been called "the greatest entertainer who ever lived." SHAYE AREHEART was, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael Jackson's original editor.


    Lincoln the Unknown by Dale Carnegie

    Dale Carnegie wrote this book in 1932, when there were still some people alive who had met Abraham Lincoln. This look at the life of the assasinated president focuses on his childhood, the disorganization behind the Union forces in the Civil War, and the small moments that defined the man behind the legend.


    90 Minutes In Heaven by Piper- Don/ Murphey- Cecil

    90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper is an international bestseller that has sold over 4 million copies. The book, published by Revell, is sold as an extra ordinary true story of heaven and in it Don Piper writes with the help of Cecil Murphey about Piper's reported experience of heaven after having been dead for 90 minutes and had a near death experience. On January 18, 1989, Donald Piper was driving on a bridge, on his return home from a conference of pastors.


    An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

    Kay Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is codirector of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center and a member of the governing board of the National Network of Depression Centers. She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and the author of the national bestsellers An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast , as well as Touched with Fire, Exuberance, and Nothing Was the Same . Dr. Jamison is the coauthor of the standard medical text on bipolar illness, Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression , and the recipient of numerous national and international literary and scientific honors, including a MacArthur Award. In 2010 she married Thomas Traill, a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. From the Trade Paperback edition.


    The Last Lion by William Manchester

    The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill is a planned trilogy of biographies. Two have already been published, on Winston Churchill, by author and historian William Manchester. The last volume is being completed by Paul Reid. - [*Wikipedia*][1] [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Lion%3A_Defender_of_the_Realm


    Kitchen Confidential by Bourdain Anthony

    A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors. ANTHONY BOURDAIN is the author of the novels BONE IN THE THROAT and GONE BAMBOO. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.


    Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

    Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Rhodesia. After that country’s civil war in 1981, the Fullers moved first to Malawi, then to Zambia. Fuller received a B.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming, where she still lives. She has two children. From the Hardcover edition.


    I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson



    Death Of a President by William Manchester



    The Official Preppy Handbook by Lisa Birnbach



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    Steve Jobs by Isaacson, Walter

    Walter Isaacson, presidente del Instituto Aspen, ha sido presidente de la CNN y director ejecutivo de la revista Time . Es autor de Einstein, su vida y su universo , Benjamin Franklin: An American Life y Kissinger: A Biography , y es coautor, con Evan Thomas, de The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made . Vive con su esposa en Washington, D.C.


    Truman by McCullough, David

    The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters -- Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson -- and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man -- a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined -- but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman's story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman's own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary "man from Missouri" who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.


    A Reporter's Life by Cronkite, Walter

    Walter Cronkite lives in New York City and on Martha's Vineyard. From the Hardcover edition.


    Theodore Rex by Morris, Edmund

    Edmund Morris was born in Kenya and educated at the Prince of Wales School, Nairobi, and Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before emigrating to the United States in 1968. His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1980. In 1985 he was appointed Ronald Reagan's authorized biographer. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper's , and The Washington Pos t. The second volume of his Roosevelt biography, Theodore Rex , has recently been published, and will be followed by a third. Edmund Morris lives in New York and Washington, D.C., with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris. From the Audiobook Download edition.


    Living History by Clinton, Hillary Rodham

    Living History is the autobiography of Secretary of State, former United States Senator from New York, and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, published in 2003. In December 2000, Simon & Schuster agreed to pay Clinton a reported $8 million advance for what became Living History — a near-record figure to an author for an advance at that time. Critics charged that the book deal, coming soon after her election to the U.S. Senate, but before being sworn into office, was not in adherence to the ethical standards required for members of the U.S. Senate. However, in February 2001, the Senate Ethics Committee gave Clinton approval for the deal. Clinton reportedly used three ghostwriters for Living History, veteran ghostwriter Maryanne Vollers, speechwriter Alison Muscatine, and researcher Ruby Shamir. Clinton's acknowledgment section stated: "This book may not have taken a village to write, but it certainly took a superb team ... The smartest decision I made was to ask Lissa Muscatine, Maryanne Vollers and Ruby Shamir to spend two years of their lives working with me. Lissa [was] responsible for many of the words in my speeches as First Lady and in this book ... Maryanne [has] the rare gift of understanding how to help another's voice emerge ... Ruby [had the job of] amassing, reviewing and synthesizing millions of words written about me. " However, the three women did not receive co-writing credit on the book's cover. This is not unusual for political autobiographies, but in the same period some other political figures have given co-writing credit, as for example fellow Senator John Edwards gave to writer John Auchard on his book Four Trials and fellow Senator John McCain gave to administrative assistant Mark Salter on his books Faith of My Fathers, Worth the Fighting For, Why Courage Matters, and Character Is Destiny. Reviews of Living History were mixed, with a typical evaluation commending the chapters describing her early life, decrying the overly lengthy later treatments of relatively mundane events as First Lady, and criticizing the lack of candor in the sections covering controversial episodes, including those surrounding her husband and the Lewinsky scandal. The book sold more than one million copies in the first month following publication; its sales during its first week of availability set a record for a non-fiction book. The success of the book surprised many in the publishing industry, who thought Simon & Schuster had overpaid for the work. It also surprised pundits who had doubted her selling power, including CNN's Tucker Carlson, who had said, "If they sell a million copies of this book, I'll eat my shoes and my tie. I will. " (Once past the million mark, Clinton appeared on Carlson's show to present him with a shoe-shaped chocolate cake. ) Clinton's energetic promotion of the book, which included signing an estimated 20,000 copies (causing her to require ice and wrist support treatments), was credited for part of the success. By 2007, she had earned over $10 million from the book. Clinton's audio recording of Living History earned her a Grammy nomination in the Best Spoken Word Album category in 2003. A paperback edition was released in April 2004 with an additional short afterword in which Clinton described her experiences in doing book signing events.


    Churchill by Gilbert, Martin

    The definitive biography of Winston Churchill.This edition of the highly acclaimed one-volume CHURCHILL: A LIFE, is the story of adventure. It follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present, as are his tremendous qualities in peace and war, not least as an orator and as a man of vision. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time, dominated by two world wars, and culminating in the era of the Iron Curtain and the hydrogen bomb.


    Personal History by Graham, Katharine

    Personal History is the autobiography of Katharine Graham. It was published in 1997 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1998. The book received widespread critical acclaim for its candour in dealing with her husband's mental illness, and the challenges she faced in a male-dominated working environment.


    Seinlanguage by Seinfeld, Jerry

    Seinlanguage is a 1993 book written by Jerry Seinfeld, chronicling his sitcom Seinfeld into a bestselling paperback. Seinlanguage was critically acclaimed and scored a spot on the New York Times Best Seller list


    Confessions Of an Actor by Olivier, Laurence



    Punch, or The London Charivari Jan - June 1914 Vol 146 by Punch, Mr



    Time Flies by Cosby, Bill



    Hagar the Horrible by Browne, Dik



    Don't Stand Too Close To a Naked Man by Allen, Tim



    Punch, or The London Charivari July - Dec 1844 Vol 7 by Punch, Mr



    Disraeli by Blake, Robert



    Ambassador Extraordinary by Hatch, Alden



    Benjamin Franklin by Isaacson, Walter



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