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An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers f

F. A. Hayek
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital?

Thomas Piketty
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Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys i

Michael Lewis
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“Never shall I fail my comrades. . . .

General Stanley McChrystal
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Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history.

Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice
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Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popul

Simon Winchester
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Nelson Mandela is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age.

Nelson Mandela
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A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history.

Sidney Homer,Richard Sylla
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“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life.

Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
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Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Boo

Daniel Kahneman
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How should governments and central banks use monetary policy to create a healthy economy?

Ben S. Bernanke,Thomas Laubach,Frederic S. Mishkin,Adam S. Posen
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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A bold and assertive foray into modern philosophy, Nietzsche accuses contemporary thinkers of simply accepting dogma rather than thinking for themselves, doing their own work and building something

Frederick Nietzsche
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He tamed the market's bulls and bears. "He was the best friend I have ever had in every way."—J. P. MorganIt was the height of the Gilded Age and J.

Dan Rottenberg
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The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny.

Radley Balko
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In Reflections on Judging, Richard Posner distills the experience of his thirty-one years as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Richard A. Posner
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Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health

Daron Acemoglu,James Robinson
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"He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American people" Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the pri

Dan Bongino
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The #1 bestseller that forever changed how we thought about JFK, published with a new epilogue in time for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.When it was originally published in 2003,

Robert Dallek
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In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James.

T.J. Stiles
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MEET RUSH LIMBAUGH’S REALLY GOOD PAL, RUSH REVERE! Okay, okay, my name’s really Rusty—but my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere.

Rush Limbaugh
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"Fascinating, shrewd . . .

Henry Kissinger
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The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . .

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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