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  • The Chaos Machine

    The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World

    by Max Fisher ...
    Finalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismFrom a New York Times investigative reporter, this “authoritative and devastating account of the impacts of social media” (New York Times Book Review)tracks the high-stakes inside story of how Big Tech’s breakneck race to drive engagement—and profits—at all costs fractured the world. The Chaos Machine is “an essential book for ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Empire of Pain

    The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing."A real-life version of the HBO series Succession with a lethal sting in its ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Private Empire

    ExxonMobil and American Power

    by Steve Coll ...
    **“ExxonMobil has met its match in Coll, an elegant writer and dogged reporter . . . extraordinary . . . monumental.” —The Washington Post“Fascinating . . . Private Empire is a book meticulously prepared as if for trial . . . a compelling and elucidatory work.” —BloombergFrom the award-winning and bestselling author of Ghost Wars and Directorate S, an extraordinary exposé of Big Oil. Includes a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Masters of Doom

    How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

    by David Kushner ...
    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 co-create the most notoriously successful game franchises ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Burnout Challenge

    Managing People’s Relationships with Their Jobs

    Two pioneering researchers identify key causes of workplace burnout and reveal what managers can do to promote increased productivity and health.Burnout is among the most significant on-the-job hazards facing workers today. It is also among the most misunderstood. In particular, we tend to characterize burnout as a personal issue—a problem employees should fix themselves by getting therapy, ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Vanilla

    Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

    by Tim Ecott ...
    From Papantla in Mexico—“the city that perfumed the world”—to the Indian Ocean islands, Vanilla traces the story of the vanilla plant and its secretive trade.From the golden cups of Aztec emperors to the ice cream dishes of US presidents, vanilla has mystified and tantalized man for centuries. The only orchid that produces an agriculturally valuable crop, vanilla can mask unpleasant tastes and ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hit Refresh

    The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

    “At the core, Hit Refresh, is about us humans and the unique quality we call empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never before.” – Satya Nadella from Hit Refresh“Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions.” – Bill Gates from ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Palo Alto

    A History of California, Capitalism, and the World

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER“Welcome and necessary…illuminating and revelatory.” – The New YorkerThe history of Silicon Valley, from railroads to microchips, is an “extraordinary”* story of disruption and destruction, told for the first time in this comprehensive, jaw-dropping narrative. (*Greg Grandin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The End of the Myth)Palo Alto’s weather is temperate, its people are ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon

    by Michael Lewis ...
    From the #1 best-selling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, the story of FTX’s spectacular collapse and the enigmatic founder at its center.When Michael Lewis first met him, Sam Bankman-Fried was the world’s youngest billionaire and crypto’s Gatsby. CEOs, celebrities, and leaders of small countries all vied for his time and cash after he catapulted, practically overnight, onto the Forbes ... Read more

    $19.99 USD


  • Deep Medicine

    How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

    A Science Friday pick for book of the year, 2019One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient careMedicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Franchisee Handbook

    Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Franchise

    by Mark Siebert ...
    Is Franchising Right For You?Why start a business from scratch when you can have a piece of the greatest expansion strategy ever conceived? Franchising is BIG and getting bigger in every sector—from restaurants and coffee chains to pet care and insurance. There is a franchise for everything and everyone.As a potential franchise owner, you can be in charge of your own success while being supported ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Untold Story of the Talking Book

    A history of audiobooks, from entertainment & rehabilitation for blinded World War I soldiers to a twenty-first-century competitive industry.Histories of the book often move straight from the codex to the digital screen. Left out of that familiar account are nearly 150 years of audio recordings. Recounting the fascinating history of audio-recorded literature, Matthew Rubery traces the path of ... Read more

    $30.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Brain Magnet

    Research Triangle Park and the Idea of the Idea Economy

    by Alex Cummings ...
    series Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism
    Beginning in the 1950s, a group of academics, businesspeople, and politicians set out on an ambitious project to remake North Carolina’s low-wage economy. They pitched the universities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill as the kernel of a tech hub, Research Triangle Park, which would lure a new class of highly educated workers. In the process, they created a blueprint for what would become known ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • The Fall

    The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty

    by Michael Wolff ...
    “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”—Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina“Michael Wolff’s books were my foundation and port of entry for working on Succession.”—Jeremy Strong (“Kendall Roy”)Meet the Murdochs and the disastrously dysfunctional family of Fox News. Until recently, they formed the most powerful media and political force in the land, for better or worse. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Material World

    The Six Raw Materials That Shape Modern Civilization

    by Ed Conway ...
    Sand, salt, iron, copper, oil, and lithium. These fundamental materials have created empires, razed civilizations, and fed our ingenuity and greed for thousands of years. Without them, our modern world would not exist, and the battle to control them will determine our future. • Finalist for the Financial Times and Schroders Business Book of the Year AwardThe fiber-optic cables that weave the World ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    With the World desperate to find energy sources that do not emit carbon gasses, nuclear power is back on the agenda and in the news, following the increasing cost of fossil fuels and concerns about the security of their future supply. However, the term 'nuclear power' causes anxiety in many people and there is confusion concerning the nature and extent of the associated risks. Here, Maxwell Irvine ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Birth of Korean Cool

    How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture

    by Euny Hong ...
    A FRESH, FUNNY, UP-CLOSE LOOK AT HOW SOUTH KOREA REMADE ITSELF AS THE WORLD'S POP CULTURE POWERHOUSE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURYBy now, everyone in the world knows the song "Gangnam Style" and Psy, an instantly recognizable star. But the song's international popularity is no passing fad. "Gangnam Style" is only one tool in South Korea's extraordinarily elaborate and effective strategy to become a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Glossy

    Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier

    **“A compulsively readable narrative of beauty, business, privilege, and mogul-dom.” —The New York Times Book ReviewThe bombshell exposé that reveals—for the first time—exactly what happened at Glossier, one of America’s hottest and most consequential startups, and dives deep into the enigmatic, visionary woman responsible for it all.**Called “one of the most disruptive brands in beauty” by Forbes ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Gross

    The Hits, The Flops: The Summer That Ate Hollywood

    by Peter Bart ...
    A look at the new Hollywood by the longtime editor-in-chief of Variety. The ultimate insider follows the winners and losers of Hollywood's 1998 Summer Season.Welcome to Hollywood, where gambling is a way of life -- and the wagers run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. But in the summer of 1998 all bets are off. The man who knows every mover, shaker, and faker explains why no one can explain ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Blockchain Democracy

    Technology, Law and the Rule of the Crowd

    In Blockchain Democracy, William Magnuson provides a breathtaking tour of the world of blockchain and bitcoin, from their origins in the online scribblings of a shadowy figure named Satoshi Nakamoto, to their furious rise and dramatic crash in the 2010s, to their ignominious connections to the dark web and online crime. Magnuson argues that blockchain's popularity stands as a testament both to the ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • Plunder

    Private Equity's Plan to Pillage America

    The authoritative exposé of private equity: what it is, how it kills businesses and jobs, how the government helps, and how we stop itPrivate equity surrounds us. Firms like Blackstone, Carlyle, and KKR are among the largest employers in America and hold assets that rival those of small countries. Yet few understand what these firms are or how they work.In Plunder, Brendan Ballou explains how ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Law of Healthcare Administration, Tenth Edition

    Now in its tenth edition, The Law of Healthcare Administration explores the serious legal challenges that healthcare leaders must be equipped to deal with. This classic text helps readers think through the issues, applying current legal principles and relevant judicial decisions.Drawing on their practice and teaching backgrounds, authors Stuart Showalter and Sallie Thieme Sanford aim to provide an ... Read more

    $118.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Code

    Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

    **One of New York Magazine's best books on Silicon Valley!The true, behind-the-scenes history of the people who built Silicon Valley and shaped Big Tech in America**Long before Margaret O'Mara became one of our most consequential historians of the American-led digital revolution, she worked in the White House of Bill Clinton and Al Gore in the earliest days of the commercial Internet. There she ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Hotbox

    Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

    by Matt Lee, Ted Lee ...
    Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience.Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have more in common with a mobile army hospital than a restaurant. Known for their modern take on Southern cooking, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD