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A higher loyalty - truth, lies, and leadership A higher loyalty - truth, lies, and leadership

Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack

Apr 17, 2018
Chasing Hillary - ten years, two presidential campaigns, and one intact glass ceiling Chasing Hillary - ten years, two presidential campaigns, and one intact glass ceiling

Provided by amazon.com.

Apr 21, 2018
Clement Attlee - the man who made modern Britain Clement Attlee - the man who made modern Britain

Apr 17, 2018
Hamilton - an American biography Hamilton - an American biography

"In Hamilton: An American Biography, Tony Williams provides readers with a concise biography that traces the events and values that enabled Hamilton to rise from his youth as a dispossessed orphan to Revolutionary War hero and Founding Father, a life uniquely shaped by America and who, in turn, contributed to the creation of the American regime of liberty and self-government. He was one of key leaders in the American Revolution, a chief architect of America's constitutional order of self-governm

Apr 20, 2018
Minority leader - how to lead from the outside and make real change Minority leader - how to lead from the outside and make real change

"Minority Leader is a guide to harnessing the strengths of being an outsider by Stacey Abrams, slated to become the first black female governor in the U.S. Networking, persistence, and hard work are the crucial ingredients to advancing a career, but for people like Stacey Abrams, and many in the New American Majority, it takes more than that to get ahead. Stacey, who grew up in a working poor family in Gulfport, Mississippi, rose from humble roots to Yale Law School, and through a career in C-su

Apr 21, 2018
Miss ex-Yugoslavia - a memoir Miss ex-Yugoslavia - a memoir

"A funny, dark, and tender memoir about the immigrant experience and life as a perpetual fish-out-of-water, from the acclaimed Serbian-Australian storyteller. Sofija Stefanovic makes the first of many awkward entrances in 1982, when she is born in Belgrade, the capital of socialist Yugoslavia. The circumstances of her birth (a blackout, gasoline shortages, bickering parents) don’t exactly get her off to a running start. While around her, ethnic tensions are stoked by totalitarian leaders with vi

Apr 17, 2018
My patients and other animals - a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope My patients and other animals - a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope

A memoir of the author's life spent in the company of animals illuminates the universal experiences of loving, healing and losing beloved pets, describing some of the remarkable cases that shaped her career while sharing a veterinarian's perspectives into the many ways that animals change our lives.

Apr 17, 2018
President Carter - the White House years President Carter - the White House years

"The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments--drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes. Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter's side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as Chief Domestic Policy Adviser. He was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many foreign policy ones. Famous for the legal pads he took to every mee

Apr 21, 2018
Renaissance woman - the life of Vittoria Colonna Renaissance woman - the life of Vittoria Colonna

Apr 17, 2018
The art of the wasted day The art of the wasted day

In an effort to discover the value of daydreaming and leisure, the author sets out on a journey that will take her to the homes of people who famously wasted time daydreaming, but were better for it, including Gregor Mendel.

Apr 17, 2018
The girl who smiled beads - a story of war and what comes after The girl who smiled beads - a story of war and what comes after

"Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. It was 1994, and in 100 days more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety. They did not know whether their parents

Apr 21, 2018
The moralist - Woodrow Wilson and the world he made The moralist - Woodrow Wilson and the world he made

"By the author of acclaimed biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams, a penetrating biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924). The Moralist is a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American overreach in foreign affairs."--Provided by publisher.

Apr 21, 2018
The right to be cold - one woman's fight to protect the Arctic and save the planet from climate change The right to be cold - one woman's fight to protect the Arctic and save the planet from climate change

"A "courageous and revelatory memoir" (Naomi Klein) chronicling the life of the leading Indigenous climate change, cultural, and human rights advocate For the first ten years of her life, Sheila Watt-Cloutier traveled only by dog team. Today there are more snow machines than dogs in her native Nunavik, a region that is part of the homeland of the Inuit in Canada. In Inuktitut, the language of Inuit, the elders say that the weather is Uggianaqtuq--behaving in strange and unexpected ways. The Righ

Apr 21, 2018
The Timothy Leary project - inside the great counterculture experiment The Timothy Leary project - inside the great counterculture experiment

Provided by publisher.

Apr 17, 2018
Unlikely general - "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the battle for America Unlikely general - "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the battle for America

One of George Washington's most able subordinates, Anthony Wayne's military performance during and after the Revolutionary war is a story that needs to be more widely known.

Apr 20, 2018
West Winging it - an un-presidential memoir West Winging it - an un-presidential memoir

"A fish-out-of-water story. Only these fish are trying to run the United States of America. West Winging It is the hilarious and charming personal story of Pat Cunnane's journey from outsider to insider--a mundane job at a warehouse to his dream job at the White House. Pat pulls the drapes back on the most famous, exclusive building in the United States, telling the story of the real West Wing with compelling, eccentric portraits of the people who populate the place, from the president to the pr

Apr 17, 2018
William Howard Taft William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft never wanted to be president, but won resounding victory in the election of 1908 as Theodore Roosevelt's handpicked successor. The only man to serve as both president and chief justice on the Supreme Court, Taft played a crucial role in shaping how American balances populism against the rule of law. Rosen shows how Taft approached every decision in constitutional terms, defending the Founders' vision of limited government.

Apr 17, 2018