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  • Deadly Pretender

    The Double Life of David Miller

    A New York Times–bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter’s account of a con artist and bigamist who resorts to murder to hide his double life.David Miller had a dream job and a beautiful family. But one perfect life wasn’t enough. So he pretended to be an attorney, then a CIA agent. And he secretly married another woman. He juggled it all quite well—until the day his two wives ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • 民粹主義【21世紀公民的思辨課】:「CNN記者獎」得主帶你看穿民粹主義者如何用煽動話術玩弄事實,認清我們與「民粹之惡」的距離!

    Populismus

    Translated by 麥德文 ...
    series 21世紀公民的思辨課
    簡化問題、挑釁對手、鄙視媒體、激化恐懼、散播陰謀論……這樣的政治人物,你是不是也似曾相識?「CNN****記者獎」得主帶你看穿民粹主義者如何用煽動話術玩弄事實,認清我們與「民粹之惡」的距離!「民粹主義」一詞源自拉丁文「populus」,意即人民。在民粹主義者眼中,「我們即人民,而且只有我們才是人民。你們這些想法不同、長相不同以及信仰不同的人,你們不是人民的一分子!」民粹主義者常會透過大幅簡化問題,激起民眾的恐懼感。他們喜歡宣稱是「沉默多數」的唯一代表,將自己塑造成重大危機的救星。從美國總統川普、英國首相強森,到巴西總統波索納洛、菲律賓總統杜特蒂……民粹主義政治人物在全世界都聲勢正隆。但為什麼選民會把票投給這些人?他們是如何說服大眾的?他們對民主政治又會產生什麼樣的影響?「CNN記者獎」得主路德維希從頭梳理「民粹主義」形成的歷史,揭示民粹主義者如何將語言當作武器來玩弄事實、批評媒體 ... Read more

    $7.52 USD

  • The Secret Sister

    A compelling suspense novel about family and secrets

    by M. M. DeLuca ...
    How far would you go for family?Anna’s done bad things before. Neglected and unloved as a child, she had to do whatever it took to keep herself and her little sister, Birdie, safe. But the worst thing she’s ever done is let her sister walk out of a diner when they were teenagers. She would never see her sister again.Years later, and Anna is a new person. After a whirlwind romance, she’s married ... Read more

    $2.01 USD

  • Collision Course

    The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm

    by Alvin Moscow ...
    The definitive New York Times–bestselling account: “One of the most intriguing and thought-provoking books about shipwreck since A Night to Remember” (The Detroit News).One of the largest, fastest, and most beautiful ships in the world, the Andrea Doria was on her way to New York from her home port in Genoa. Departing from the United States was the much smaller Stockholm. On the foggy night of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Slave's Cause

    A History of Abolition

    by Manisha Sinha ...
    “Traces the history of abolition from the 1600s to the 1860s . . . a valuable addition to our understanding of the role of race and racism in America.”—Florida CourierReceived historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • I Feel Bad About My Neck

    by Nora Ephron ...
    With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • 吃佛:從一座城市窺見西藏的劫難與求生

    EAT THE BUDDHA: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

    《我們最幸福:北韓人民的真實生活》作者最新力作!!入圍巴美列捷福(Baillie Gifford Prize)非虛構寫作獎、《紐約時報》年度最佳好書這次,芭芭拉.德米克聚焦在中國數一數二最難潛入的地方──阿壩,探究今日在中國邊緣生活的藏人,究竟變成了什麼樣子?中國究竟急於隱瞞哪些事情?░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░一九三〇年代,毛澤東的紅軍敗逃到青藏高原,抵達阿壩時,士兵因為過於飢餓而洗劫當地寺廟,吃下那些由麵粉與酥油做成的小佛像,他們其實是在吃佛。他們自知褻瀆了西藏人的神聖信仰,但滿不在乎。自此每隔十年左右,阿壩就會出現反政府的激烈抗議活動,自焚的風潮完全戳破了中共聲稱藏人樂於受到中國統治的說法,這個地方也成了當局的眼中釘……░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░◤中共究竟是怎.. ... Read more

    $11.28 USD

  • War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar & Peace Writing (LOA #278)

    A first-of-its-kind collection of the essential American antiwar writings, from the Revolution to the war on terror—featuring over 150 eloquent, provocative voices for peaceLibrary of America presents an unprecedented tribute to a great American literary tradition. War has been a reality of the American experience from the founding of the nation and in every generation there have been dedicated ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • 人慈:橫跨二十萬年的人性旅程,用更好的視角看待自己

    Humankind: A Hopeful History

    Translated by 唐澄暐 ...
    series Next
    「本書刷新了我對人性的長久信念。」——《人類大歷史》作者**97%**的人認為,人性自私又貪婪,但當危機來襲,我們展現的是人類最好的本質。★**《衛報》:本書無疑是今年的《人類大歷史》。**★ 榮獲《華盛頓郵報》年度50大非小說類好書;2021年安德魯卡內基獎章提名。★ 最年輕的思想家《改變每個人的3個狂熱夢想》作者最新巨著。★ 版權售出46國,上市首週空降各大暢銷榜冠軍。</p... ... Read more

    $15.04 USD

  • 末日:致命瘟疫、核災、戰爭與經濟崩盤,災難對人類社會的啟示

    Translated by 盧靜, 廖珮杏, 劉維人 ...
    series 大戰略
    **漠視預警,應對失據,天災釀成人禍。台灣如何向歷史學習,打造更抗災的社會?預言「得台灣者得天下」、《時代》雜誌百大影響人物尼爾.弗格森,綜觀災難大歷史的警世之作★寫給台灣的作者序**  COVID-19.黑死病.311大地震.車諾比核災.世界大戰.金融危機……  當災難降臨時,  為何有的社會應對較好,有的卻是一團糟?  決定災難大小的關鍵,竟然是政治!  人類的歷史有多久,災難的列表就有多長。大部分災難都難以預測,少數還會帶來末日般的嚴重後果,例如世界大戰、華爾街崩盤或福島核災,以及從2019年開始席捲全球的COVID-19疫情大流行。  災難無常,但我們並非完全無能為力。災難暴露了社會既有的弱點,反映了政治制度的缺陷。每一場災難,其實都是人類能否化危機為轉機的考驗。  要理解眼前的災難,就得以歷來災難為師。從地質災難到地緣政治災難,從生物災難到科技災難,本書追溯各種末日浩劫的前因後果 ... Read more

    $14.54 USD

  • China Unbound

    A New World Disorder

    by Joanna Chiu ...
    While the United States stumbles, an award-winning foreign correspondent chronicles China’s dramatic moves to become a dominant power.As the world’s second-largest economy, China is extending its influence across the globe with the complicity of democratic nations. Joanna Chiu has spent a decade tracking China’s propulsive rise, from the political aspects of the multi-billion-dollar “New Silk Road ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

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  • An Innocent Baby: Why would anyone abandon little Darcy-May?

    by Cathy Glass ...
    When foster carer, Cathy Glass, is asked to foster Darcy-May, a two-day old baby, she is very concerned.The baby is coming to her straight from hospital and will have no contact with her teenage mother, Haylea. Even more worrying, she will be brought to Cathy with a police escort as it’s vital her extended family don’t know where she is.Abandoned at birth, Cathy and her family quickly bond with ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Pablo Escobar: My Father

    Translated by Andrea Rosenberg ...
    THE POPULAR SERIES NARCOS CAPTURES ONLY HALF THE TRUTH. HERE, AT LAST, IS THE FULL STORY.THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER!Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time, but these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.More than two decades after the full ... Read more

    $10.39 USD

  • What Really Happened In Wuhan

    A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths

    Walkley Award-winning journalist, Sharri Markson is the Investigations Editor at The Australian and host of prime-time show Sharri on Sky News Australia.The origins of Covid-19 are shrouded in mystery. Scientists and government officials insisted, for a year and a half, that the virus had a natural origin, ridiculing anyone who dared contradict this view. Tech giants swept the internet, censoring ... Read more

    $15.59 USD

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  • The Cold Killer

    series The DI Barton Series #4
    It's hard to live when you think you deserve to die…When a tired old inmate is found dead in his cell, the prison is obligated to investigate and so DI Barton attends. The men he interviews have been convicted of some of the worst things a human being can do, but it appears likely that the death was due to natural causes.When the house of the dead man is burgled and that crime is followed by a ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

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  • American Murder

    Three True Crime Classics

    by Darcy O'Brien ...
    Three riveting accounts of horrific crimes and the twisted minds behind them by an Edgar Award–winning author, in one volume.A father’s ultimate betrayal, a savage killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles, and the brutal slaying of a rich man’s college-aged daughter. In this heart-stopping true crime collection, New York Times–bestselling author Darcy O’Brien uncovers the dark underside of the ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy**#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • 零時差攻擊:一秒癱瘓世界!《紐約時報》記者追蹤7年、訪問逾300位關鍵人物,揭露數位軍火產業鏈的暗黑真相

    This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race

    series NEW
    暗網、黑市、祕密預算⋯⋯原該保護人民的國家,正是致命武器的製造者?《書單》:年度最重要的一本書!從駭客、學者、異議分子、影子經紀人到各國政府高層與外國傭兵史上首度完整揭發即將引發第三次世界大戰的終極軍火真面目★亞馬遜4.6星、Goodreads4.4星高分評價★揭開史諾登《永久檔案》沒說完的駭人真相★即將由《白宮風雲》製作人改編電視劇★《紐約時報》《泰晤士報》《經濟學人雜誌》《出版者週刊》《柯克斯書評》等國際重量媒體驚人好評★史蒂文·貝洛文,哥倫比亞大學計算機科學教授、艾歷克斯·斯塔莫斯,史丹佛互聯網天文台主任,前 Facebook 和雅虎安全負責人等網路、資安重量人士有口皆碑★收錄資安專家吳其勳(iThome總編輯、台灣資安大會主席)、叢培侃(奧義智慧科技共同創辦人、台灣駭客協會理事)精彩導讀何榮幸(《報導者》創辦人兼執行長)、吳宗成(臺灣科技大學資訊管理系特聘教授)、沈榮欽 ... Read more

    $13.79 USD

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  • Almost Paradise

    The East Hampton Murder of Ted Ammon

    For the audience that read Maria Flook's New York Times bestseller, Invisible Eden, this is the extraordinary story of a high-stakes murder case set in the high society world of East Hampton—the playground of New York's superrich.On October 22, 2001, handsome multimillionaire financier Ted Ammon was found bludgeoned to death in the magnificent East Hampton mansion he'd built with his beautiful—and ... Read more

    $8.89 USD

  • Butcher, Baker

    The True Account of an Alaskan Serial Killer

    The horrific true story of serial kidnapper, rapist, and killer Robert Hansen’s reign of terrorAs oil-boom money poured into Anchorage, Alaska the city quickly became a prime destination for the seedier elements of society: prostitutes, pimps, con men, and criminals of all breeds looking to cash in. However, something even worse lurked in their midst.To all who knew him, Robert Hansen was a ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

    Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality

    by Bob Joseph ...
    Since its creation in 1876, the Indian Act has dictated and constrained the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Peoples, and is at the root of many enduring stereotypes. Bob Joseph’s book comes at a key time in the reconciliation process, when awareness from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities is at a crescendo. Joseph examines how Indigenous Peoples can return to self-government, ... Read more

    $8.09 USD

  • No Stone Unturned

    The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators

    by Steve Jackson ...
    The New York Times bestselling author takes readers on “a fascinating journey into the trenches of crime [investigation]”—now revised and updated (Lowell Cauffiel, New York Times bestselling author).A body stuffed in a car trunk swallowed by the swirling, muddy waters of the Missouri River. A hiker brutally murdered, then thrown off a steep embankment in a remote mountain range. A devious killer ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • 棄民世代:當國家拋棄我們,我們該如何面對未來?

    by 藤田孝典 ...
    Translated by 黃姿頤 ...
    series ISSUE #8
    我們是被錯誤政策犧牲的世代,也是被政府遺棄的世代。當國家選擇拋棄我們,除了憤怒,我們又該如何面對未來?薪資停滯、房價飆高、日益擴大的貧富差距,危機重重的退休生活;成家立業的安穩人生,彷彿是一場永遠無法實現的夢。是我們不夠努力?還是政府錯誤的政策辜負了我們?當稅賦不公,當勞退基金面臨破產,當約聘零工大行其道,當政府選擇向企業靠攏,我們就成了一群「棄民」,被國家遺棄的人民。如果連國家都拋棄了我們,我們能做什麼改變自己的未來?《下流老人》作者藤田孝典,繼2015年針對社會高齡化議題提出建言,引起社會熱議後,再次以日本社會為鑑,提醒我們這個被國家拋棄的世代,將會面臨比下流老人更嚴峻的生存考驗**!**【日本冰河期世代告訴我們的事】... ... Read more

    $8.06 USD

  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    series Love Song to the Nation
    The acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation,” All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces.“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we ... Read more

    $10.59 USD $1.99 USD