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Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia

Island of Shame

The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia

The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important...

The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

The Founder's Dilemmas

Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most...

Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School

Privilege

The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School

As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New...

Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly

Economics in Two Lessons

Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly

A masterful introduction to the key ideas behind the successes—and failures—of free-market economics...

This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

This Time Is Different

Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and...

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

QED

The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard...

The Reasons of Love

This beautifully written book by one of the world's leading moral philosophers argues that the key...

Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

Neighbors

The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland

One summer day in 1941, half of the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half, 1,600 men,...

GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History - Revised and expanded Edition

GDP

A Brief but Affectionate History - Revised and expanded Edition

Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013—or Ghana's balloon...

Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

Magical Mathematics

The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks

Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham and 1 more...

Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of fun-to-perform card tricks—and the profound mathematical...