Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesDiamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop TalkingAt least one third of the people we know are introverts They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking who innovate and create but dislike self promotion who favor working on their own over working in teams It is to introverts Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr Seuss, Steve Wozniak that we owe many of

Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest DisasterA bank of clouds was assembling on the not so distant horizon, but journalist mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt Everest, saw nothing that suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down He was wrong The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless including

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human

Into the Wild

Into the WildLibrarian s Note An alternate cover edition can be found here In April, 1992, a young man from a well to do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt McKinley His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless He had given 25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America s white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working class

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in AmericaReveals low wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty level wages In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them She was

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingDrawing on cutting edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Blink changes the way you ll understand every decision you make Never again will you think about thinking the same way Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityIn Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st century

Between the World and Me

Between the World and MeFor Ta Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal At every stage of his life, he s sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear What were they afraid of Coates takes readers