Best of 2014

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  • booksreddit.com:The Practice of System and Network Administration

    The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition

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    The first edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration introduced a generation of system and network administrators to a modern IT methodology. Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this newly revised edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protégé. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of information introduces beginners to advanced frameworks valuable for their entire career, yet is structured to help even the most a…


  • booksreddit.com:Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

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    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history—Doom and Quake— until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendshi…


  • booksreddit.com:On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

    On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

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    The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young.Upon its initial publication, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluc…


  • booksreddit.com:The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers

    The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Theives, Blood Farmers, and Child…

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    “An unforgettable nonfiction thriller, expertly reported….A tremendously revealing and twisted ride, where life and death are now mere cold cash commodities.”—Michael Largo, author of Final ExitsAward-winning investigative journalist and contributing Wired editor Scott Carney leads readers on a breathtaking journey through the macabre underworld of the global body bazaar, where organs, bones, and even live people are bought and sold on The Red Market. As gripping as CSI and as eye-opening as …


  • booksreddit.com:J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets

    J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets

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    “The cumulative effect is overwhelming. Eleanor Roosevelt was right: Hoover’s FBI was an American gestapo.”―Newsweek Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentry’s masterful portrait of America’s top policeman is a unique political biography. From more than 300 interviews and over 100,000 pages of previously classified documents, Gentry reveals exactly how a paranoid director created the fraudulent myth of an invincible, incorruptible FBI. For almost fifty years, Hoover held virtually unchecked p…


  • booksreddit.com:The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

    The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

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    True fear is a gift.Unwarranted fear is a curse.Learn how to tell the difference.A date won’t take “no” for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts.In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation’s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to s…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as “brave and bold,” this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” By targeting bla…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Win Friends & Influence People

    How to Win Friends & Influence People

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    For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn: * Three fundamental techniques in handling people * The six ways to make people like you * The twelve ways to win people to you way of t…


  • booksreddit.com:The Wrong Arm of the Law

    The Wrong Arm of the Law

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    The Wrong Arm of the Law is a true story. It is a cold case that will never be officially solved because the law enforcement authorities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New York, in their perversion of the justice system and working in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have gone out of their way to see that it isn’t. This story is taken directly from the police files and reports following the disappearance of Kathy Ann Wilson on May 18, 1988, as well a…


  • booksreddit.com:Selling Fear: Counterterrorism

    Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion (Chicago Studies in American Politics)

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    While we’ve long known that the strategies of terrorism rely heavily on media coverage of attacks, Selling Fear is the first detailed look at the role played by media in counterterrorism—and the ways that, in the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration manipulated coverage to maintain a climate of fear.            Drawing on in-depth analysis of counterterrorism in the years after 9/11—including the issuance of terror alerts and the decision to invade Iraq—the authors present a compelling case …


  • booksreddit.com:The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must

    The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must

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    Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream– the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes. “The Case for Mars” is not a vision fo…


  • booksreddit.com:Dear Leader: Poet

    Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee–A Look Inside North Korea

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    THE STORY THEY COULDN’T HACK: In this rare insider’s view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.“The General will now enter the room.” Everyone turns to stone. Not moving my head, I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-il’s face will soon appear… As North Korea’s State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisio…


  • booksreddit.com:越前敏弥の日本人なら必ず誤訳する英文 (ディスカヴァー携書)

    越前敏弥の日本人なら必ず誤訳する英文 (ディスカヴァー携書)

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  • booksreddit.com:Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions

    Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions

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    Now in the 5th edition, Cracking the Coding Interview gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview. The book is over 500 pages and includes 150 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice. The full list of topics are as follows:The Interview ProcessThis section offers an overview on questions are selected and how you will be eval…


  • booksreddit.com:Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

    Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

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    Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the f…


  • booksreddit.com:The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree (The Outlaw King Book 1)

    The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree (The Outlaw King Book 1)

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    From award-winning author S. A. Hunt comes a blockbuster fantasy tale inspired by such old-school fantasy classics as Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, and Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.After coming home from a stint in Afghanistan, veteran Ross Brigham learns that his father has passed away. Dearly departed Dad was a famous fantasy novelist, and the 300 fans that show up for the funeral demand that Ross finish E. R. Brigham’s long-running magnum opus….


  • booksreddit.com:Hiroshima

    Hiroshima

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    On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey’s journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic “that stirs the conscience of humanity” (The New York Times).Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories h…


  • booksreddit.com:Russia's Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II

    Russia’s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II

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    ‘The United States is a country of machines. Without the use of these machines through Lend-Lease, we would lose this war.’ ―Josef Stalin (1943), quoted in W. Averell Harriman and Elie Abel, Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946, Random House, N.Y., 1975, p. 277 The United States shipped more than $12 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Stalin’s Russia during World War II. Materials lent, beginning in late 1941 before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, included airplanes and tanks, loco…


  • booksreddit.com:The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Rela...

    The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Rela…

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    John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life’s work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain it…


  • booksreddit.com:I was a spy

    I was a spy

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    When Marion Miller was invited to join a Los Angeles society supposedly for the advancement of the foreign-born in America, she little suspected that she was signing up with a notorious Communist-front organization. But it was not long before she was fully aware she had been trapped into betraying and undermining the principles of her own country.

    When she reported the society’s seditious plotting to the FBI, she was asked to remain in the organization as a presumably loyal member, and repo…