Best of 2015

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  • Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

    Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan


    From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city…

  • Animals

    Eating Animals


    Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest…

  • The Connected Lives of Ants

    Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software


    In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a “cultural critic with a poet’s heart” (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory and its applications.A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKA VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT TOP 25 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARAN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts, Johnson presents surprising examples of feedback, self-orga…

  • in Action: Multiplatform Game Development in C# with Unity 5

    Unity in Action: Multiplatform Game Development in C# with Unity 5


    Summary Unity in Action teaches you how to write and deploy games. You’ll master the Unity toolset from the ground up, adding the skills you need to go from application coder to game developer. Based on Unity version 5. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book This book helps readers build successful games with the Unity game development platform. You will use the powerful C# language, Unity’s intuitive workflo…

  • The War Was Over: Cambodia And The Khmer Rouge Revolution

    When The War Was Over: Cambodia And The Khmer Rouge Revolution, Revised Edition


    Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker started covering Cambodia in 1973 for The Washington Post, when the country was perceived as little more than a footnote to the Vietnam War. Then, with the rise of the Khmer Rouge in 1975 came the closing of the border and a systematic reorganization of Cambodian society. Everyone was sent from the towns and cities to the countryside, where they were forced to labor endlessly in the fields. The intelligentsia were brutally exterminated, and torture, t…

  • in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

    Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States


    Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap “Macaroni.”

  • Temptations and By War (MechWarrior: Dark Age

    By Temptations and By War (MechWarrior: Dark Age, No. 7)


    In the chaos of the interstellar communications blackout, the Capellan Chancellor has sent operative Mai Wa to help freedom fighter Evan Kurst liberate his homeworld. But Mai has betrayed Kurst before, and Evan’s biggest problem is knowing who to trust in a world where today’s ally is tomorrow’s enemy.

  • Romance

    Modern Romance


    The #1 New York Times BestsellerA hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voicesAt some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today hav…

  • the Awakening (Star Wars)

    Before the Awakening (Star Wars)


    A companion piece to the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” character novels, Star Wars: Before the Awakening is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • Outlaw Sea: A World of Freedom

    The Outlaw Sea: A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime


    The open ocean–that vast expanse of international waters–spreads across three-fourths of the globe. It is a place of storms and danger, both natural and manmade. And at a time when every last patch of land is claimed by one government or another, it is a place that remains radically free. With typically understated lyricism, William Langewiesche explores this ocean world and the enterprises–licit and illicit–that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons. But its efficiencies are …