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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several nations, Fredrik Logevall traces the path that led two Western nations to tragically lose their way in the jungles of Southeast Asia. He brings to life the bloodiest battles of France´s final years in Indochina-and shows how, from an early point, a succession of American leaders made disastrous policy choices that put America on its own collision course with history. An epic story of wasted opportunities and deadly miscalculations, Embers of War delves deep into the historical record to provide hard answers to the unanswered questions surrounding the demise of one Western power in Vietnam and the arrival of another. Eye-opening and compulsively readable, Embers of War is a gripping, heralded work that illuminates the hidden history of the French and American experiences in Vietnam. ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED WORKS OF HISTORY IN RECENT YEARS Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians ? Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award ? Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award ? Finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post ? The Christian Science Monitor ? The Globe and Mail ´´A balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war.´´-Pulitzer Prize citation ´´This extraordinary work of modern history combines powerful narrative thrust, deep scholarly authority, and quiet interpretive confidence.´´-Francis Parkman Prize citation ´´A monumental history . . . a widely researched and eloquently written account of how the U.S. came to be involved in Vietnam . . . certainly the most comprehensive review of this period to date.´´-The Wall Street Journal ´´Superb . . . a product of formidable international research.´´-The Washington Post ´´Lucid and vivid . . . [a] definitive history.´´-San Francisco Chronicle ´´An essential work for those seeking to understand the worst foreign-policy adventure in American history . . . Even though readers know how the story ends-as with The Iliad-they will be as riveted by the tale as if they were hearing it for the first time.´´-The Christian Science Monitor
***The second novel from Fiona Mitchell, author of the stunning The Maid´s Room*** When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child. The women only discover the devastating error three years later. Tess wants to swap the children back; Annie doesn´t. As the pair wrangle, neither of them expect what unfolds. Two women. Two children. One thought-provoking novel. ******* PRAISE FOR THE MAID´S ROOM ´A modern-day The Help´ - Emerald Street ´Passionate . . . powerful´ - Daily Mail ´Exquisite writing . . . a shocking and powerful story line that had me gripped and moved until the uplifting conclusion . . . A fascinating read about survival and the strength and resilience of the human heart´ - Katie Marsh, author of A Life Without You and This Beautiful Life
The Spy is the third of Clive Cussler´s brilliant historical thrillers. 1908, and American engineering geniuses are being killed off one by one . . . When a brilliant battleship gun engineer commits suicide, his disbelieving family turn to legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency. Quickly on the case, Isaac Bell establishes that the clues point not to suicide, but murder. So when further deaths connected to a top-secret project follow, Bell realizes that this is sabotage. With the world plunging towards war, it´s clearly a spy at large. But which of the many foreign agents he has encountered is responsible? Or is there a more sinister explanation? In a blistering story featuring dreadnaught battleships and railroards, criminal gangs and beautiful women, The Spy is a breathtaking thriller that just happens to have at stake the fate of the world. Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and Crescent Dawn - and co-author Justin Scott place hero Isaac Bell at the centre of a mysterious espionage conspiracy in the third novel of historical thriller series The Isaac Bell Adventures, The Spy . Praise for Clive Cussler: ´Cussler is hard to beat´ Daily Mail ´The guy I read´ Tom Clancy
An entertaining, informative, and eminently useful guide that draws on psychology, data, and real-world experience to explain what really drives successful fundraising. In The Forgotten Foundations of Fundraising, Jeremy Beer and Jeff Cain, cofounders of American Philanthropic, a leading consulting firm for nonprofit organizations, offer practical lessons and unconventional wisdom for both nonprofit leaders and novices in the art and science of raising money. Drawing upon a wealth of experience, deploying an army of anecdotes, and using eye-opening American Philanthropic survey data, the authors provide a brisk, irreverent, and supremely useful introduction to fundraising for charities and nonprofits. The book explains the hows and whys of a variety of fundraising techniques, from direct mail to planned giving programs. It explores the benefits and pitfalls of prospect research, the keys to donor retention, and the essential elements of a healthy nonprofit culture. It gives insightful advice on making personal meetings count, soliciting foundations, and training young fundraisers. And it does so with sprightly prose and sharp observations. You´ll never read another fundraising book quite like this one. Expertly deflating the pretensions of those who would make fundraising a bureaucratic and esoteric profession, Beer and Cain elucidate the practical knowledge and relationship skills that still matter more than anything else. They make an impassioned plea for the importance of civil society to American democracy and build a compelling case for fundraising as an honorable component of a healthy civic culture. Philanthropy is not about bottom lines and return on investment--successful fundraisers provide a platform for donors to affirm their ideals, values, and morals. Fundraising is serious, but learning about it needn´t be a chore. The Forgotten Foundations of Fundraising is at once eminently practical and absolutely delightful.
In his forthcoming book, 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 Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration´s policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016 ´A thrilling adventure story´ Bill Bryson ´Dazzling´ Literary Review ´Brilliant´ Sunday Express ´Extraordinary and gripping´ New Scientist ´A superb biography´ The Economist ´An exhilarating armchair voyage´ GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there´s a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy´s Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world´s highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him; Simon Bolívar´s revolution was fuelled by his ideas; Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt; and Jules Verne´s Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, ´the greatest man since the Deluge´. Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it´s only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.
#1 New York Times Bestseller now in paperback with new material In his book, 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 Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration´s policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
´James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.´ Michael Connelly ROBICHEAUX IS A HAUNTED MAN. Detective Dave Robicheaux´s beloved wife, Molly, was cruelly taken from him. Her killing left him nothing but heartbreak and unanswered questions. Now, in the heat of the Louisiana Bayou, he drinks to forget. ROBICHEAUX IS A WANTED MAN. After a heavy night, he wakes to find his hands cut and bruised. He has no idea where he´s been or what he´s done. When another cop tells him that the man who killed Molly has been found murdered, Robicheaux knows if he can´t prove his whereabouts, he will be the prime suspect. BUT IS ROBICHEAUX AN INNOCENT MAN? He never claimed he was a saint - he doesn´t even know if he did it. And to clear his name, Robicheaux will have to go to hell and back . . . Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke: ´James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.´ Michael Connelly ´A gorgeous prose stylist.´ Stephen King ´Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.´ Daily Mail Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux Series 1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven´s Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon´s Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader´s Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Hackberry Holland Series 1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun Billy Bob Holland Series 1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies * Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *