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  • booksreddit.com:Guided Destiny

    Guided Destiny

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    I began writing Guided Destiny as a form of therapy to help me to cope with the loss of my son. I wanted to remember every aspect of his remarkable life and the journey he took us on. Never before had I met someone so astonishing. To be his parent was a true honor. The first days of writing were filled with tears. Then as the days progressed I felt as if we were reliving his life together. What I did not expect to happen were the words that appeared on the paper. Words, that were not mine, wo…


  • booksreddit.com:Schooled

    Schooled

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    Schooled is one of the hottest non-fiction new releases in the Amazon store!Praise for Schooled:”…I couldn’t put it down!”Book Reviewer Archietross”Jackson’s experiences in the modern American school system highlight the fundamental flaws within that system, and in doing so, reflect on many of the problems facing American society today.”Book Reviewer Zebidee”Some chapters had me laughing, others had my eyes welling up, others left me inspired to see what a difference a teacher can make in a…


  • booksreddit.com:The Radioactive Boy Scout: The True Story of a Boy and His Backyard Nuclear Reactor

    The Radioactive Boy Scout: The True Story of a Boy and His Backyard Nuclear Reactor

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    Growing up in suburban Detroit, David Hahn was fascinated by science, and his basement experiments—building homemade fireworks, brewing moonshine, and concocting his own self-tanning lotion—were more ambitious than those of other boys. While working on his Atomic Energy badge for the Boy Scouts, David’s obsessive attention turned to nuclear energy. Throwing caution to the wind, he plunged into a new project: building a nuclear breeder reactor in his backyard garden shed.In The Radioactive Bo…


  • booksreddit.com:What it Feels Like

    What it Feels Like

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    Exactly what it says on the tin: short, first-hand accounts of what it actually feels like to walk on the moon or be struck by lightning; to participate in an orgy or be shot in the head; to be 7’6″ tall, or be bitten by a shark…Just taking a stab here, but in all likelihood, you’ve never walked on the moon. You’ve probably never won a Nobel prize, been swept up in a tornado, gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or been mauled by a ferocious animal. Not to worry. We’re here to help. Thanks …


  • booksreddit.com:Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

    Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

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    From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America’s high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America’s most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation’s brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works is a drama of cold war confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fan…


  • booksreddit.com:Mig Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

    Mig Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

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    I was so blown away by this book I had to meet Viktor in person and now count him as a personal friend. The book is factual in every respect and is difficult to put down once started. John Barron is an excellent author and did a first class job of writing Viktor’s story. In addition to an exciting escape story it reveals why the Soviet Union had to collapse of its own ineptitude, deceit, and corruption. It details humorous incidents such as army pilots’ mess-hall riots due to bad food. Mig Pi…


  • booksreddit.com:Mig Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

    Mig Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

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    An amazed Boris Yeltsin doing his unscheduled visit to a Randall’s supermarket in Houston, Texas, 1990. [1024 × 639]
    I was so blown away by this book I had to meet Viktor in person and now count him as a personal friend. The book is factual in every respect and is difficult to put down once started. John Barron is an excellent author and did a first class job of writing Viktor’s story. In addition to an exciting escape story it reveals why the Soviet Union had to collapse of its own ineptitude, deceit, and corruption. It details humorous incidents such as army pilots’ mess-hall riots due to bad food. Mig Pi… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

    The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

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    The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door. This new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new foreword for the twenty-first century by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley.


  • booksreddit.com:The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

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    In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to rec…


  • booksreddit.com:Einstein: His Life and Universe

    Einstein: His Life and Universe

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    Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling biography of Albert Einstein is now available on audio for only $14.99 and will coincide with the hardcover and audio release of his next work, Steve Jobs.How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein…


  • booksreddit.com:Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

    Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

    978

    They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin’s parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care cente…


  • booksreddit.com:Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

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    After Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, was Thomas Jefferson still friends with or correspond with him afterwards?
    A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Elli… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation's ERs

    Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation’s ERs

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    * A suicide attempt by an “explosive” young man…* The “hidden secrets” of a grotesquely obese patient…* A couple whose amorous acrobatics get out of hand…* A child brought back from the dead…Bristling with the raw power of reality, this riveting book recounts true tales of life and death from the emergency rooms of America. Dr. Mark Brown asked over 15,000 fellow ER staffers to share their most unforgettable moments. Now, in their own voices, these real ER personnel bring us their mos…


  • booksreddit.com:Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

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    A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Elli…


  • booksreddit.com:Trump: The Art of the Comeback

    Trump: The Art of the Comeback

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    The NYT has been digging into Trump’s big financial losses of the 1990’s.
    Trump’s story begins when many real estate moguls went belly-up in what he calls the Great Depression of 1990.  Trump reveals how he renegotiated millions of dollars in bank loans and survived the recession, paving the way for a resurgence, during which he built the most successful casino operation in Atlantic City, broke ground on one of the biggest and most lucrative development projects ever undertaken in New York City, and outsmarted one of South America’s richest men for rights to the Mi… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Hallucinations

    Hallucinations

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    Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucina…


  • booksreddit.com:Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

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    Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a t…


  • booksreddit.com:Elon Musk: Tesla

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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    New York Times Bestseller – Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley’s most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur’s journey from a rough upbringing in…


  • booksreddit.com:As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

    As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

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    In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man's—and one family'…


  • booksreddit.com:Secrets of a Superthief

    Secrets of a Superthief

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