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  • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

    The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section: "On Robustness and Fragility"
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    (2 recensioner)

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812973815

    The most influential book of the past seventy-five years: a groundbreaking exploration of everything we know about what we don't know, now with a new section called "On Robustness and Fragility." A black swan is a highly improbable event with three…

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    av Charles Duhigg

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812981605

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narrativ…

  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

    Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979688

    Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series ar…

  • Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, the Black Swan, the Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile

    Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, the Black Swan, the Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780399590450

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don't understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes…

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas
    av David Mitchell

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375507250

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilization - the narrators of this novel hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in w…

  • Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry

    Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812968873

    A dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America's Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. Inspired by Billy Collins's poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who a…

  • Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

    Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    av Robert Kurson

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812988710

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind's historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers. "Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with…

  • The God of Small Things

    The God of Small Things
    av Arundhati Roy

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979657

    The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner…

  • I Am Zlatan: My Story on and Off the Field

    I Am Zlatan: My Story on and Off the Field
    av Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812986921

    Daring, flashy, innovative, volatile--no matter what they call him, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of soccer's brightest stars. A top-scoring striker and captain of the Swedish national team, he has dominated the world's most storied teams, including Aja…

  • Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self

    Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self
    av Liana Finck

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781984801517

     With her trademark, scratchy style and keen eye for the absurd, Liana Finck has amassed a large, devoted following who love the deeply insightful, delightfully odd way she describes how we all experience the World.Excuse Me assembles more than 500…

  • Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

    Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
    av Gabrielle Hamilton

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812980882

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Miami Herald - Newsday - The Huffington Post - Financial Times - GQ - Slate - Men's Journal - Washington Examiner - Publishers Weekly - Kirkus…

  • Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

    Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist
    av Roger Lowenstein

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979275

    Enhanced by a new afterword, an inside account of Warren Buffett's life and business career chronicles his childhood ambitions, Columbia Business School education, investment strategies, early investments, and affiliations with American Express, Ber…

  • The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

    The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
    av Philip Zimbardo

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812974447

    The definitive firsthand account of the groundbreaking research of Philip Zimbardo--the basis for the award-winning film The Stanford Prison Experiment Renowned social psychologist and creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment Philip Zimbardo explor…

  • The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership

    The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership
    av Sam Walker

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812987072

    A bold new theory of leadership drawn from elite captains throughout sports--named one of the best business books of the year by CNBC, The New York Times, Forbes, strategy+business, The Globe and Mail, and Sports Illustrated "The book taught me tha…

  • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

    The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812982404

    By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors…

  • Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

    Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
    av Jia Tolentino

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525510567

  • Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

    Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
    av Lyndal Roper

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812986051

    From "one of the best of the new Martin Luther] biographers" (The New Yorker), a portrait of the complicated founding father of the Protestant Reformation, whose intellectual assault on Catholicism transformed Christianity and changed the course of…

  • Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

    Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
    av Curtis Sittenfeld

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812980349

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE…

  • How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

    How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
    av Jason Stanley

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525511854

    "A vital read for a nation under Trump."---The Guardian "No single book is as relevant to the present moment."--Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen "One of the defining books of the decade."--Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to t…

  • The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

    The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
    av Hisham Matar

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812985085

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE - The acclaimed memoir about fathers and sons, a legacy of loss, and, ultimately, healing--one of The New York Times Book Review's ten best books of the year, winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for t…

  • The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal

    The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal
    av Vicki Croke

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375759703

    Recounts the remarkable true-life adventures of Ruth Harness, an American bohemian socialite and dress designer, who, in 1936, ventured into one of the most dangerous, unexplored regions of the world on a quest--which had already cost many lives--to…

  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    av Laura Hillenbrand

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812974492

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled h…

  • The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

    The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
    av Barbara W. Tuchman

    Häftad - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780345308238

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government. Dr…

  • The Satanic Verses

    The Satanic Verses
    av Salman Rushdie

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812976717

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - " A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions. In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths."--Newsday Winner…

  • When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

    When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
    av Roger Lowenstein

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375758256

    "A riveting account that reaches beyond the market landscape to say something universal about risk and triumph, about hubris and failure."--The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUSINESSWEEK In this business classic--now with…

  • A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

    A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market
    av Edward O. Thorp

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979909

    The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legenda…

  • What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat

    What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat
    av Louise Richardson

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812975444

    "This is at the top of my list for best books on terrorism." -Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill How can the most powerful country in the world feel so threatened by an enemy infinitely weaker than we ar…

  • American Wife

    American Wife
    av Curtis Sittenfeld

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812975406

    A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown, she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she…

  • Tenth of December: Stories

    Tenth of December: Stories
    av George Saunders

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812984255

    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF TIME'S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People - The New York Times Magazine -…

  • Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

    Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
    av Firoozeh Dumas

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812968378

    An autobiography of growing up as an Iranian-American describes the author's family's 1971 move from Iran to Southern California, the members of her diverse family, and their struggle with culture shock.

  • Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

    Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
    av David Cordingly

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812977226

    "This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read."--Patrick O'Brian " A] wonderfully entertaining history of pirates and piracy . . . a rip-roaring read . . . fascinating and unexpected."--…

  • The Inner Game of Work: Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace

    The Inner Game of Work: Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace
    av W. Timothy Gallwey

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375758171

    This groundbreaking book tells you how to overcome the inner obstacles that sabotage your efforts to be your best on the job. Timothy Gallwey burst upon the scene twenty years ago with his revolutionary approach to excellence in sports. His bestsel…

  • Eisenhower in War and Peace

    Eisenhower in War and Peace
    av Jean Edward Smith

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812982886

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Christian Science Monitor - St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Magisterial."--The New York Times In this extraordinary volume, Jean Edward Smith presents a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich…

  • Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir

    Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir
    av Ruth Reichl

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812982381

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groun…

  • Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War

    Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
    av Paul Kennedy

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979398

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today's most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating…

  • The Whole Town's Talking

    The Whole Town's Talking
    av Fannie Flagg

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812977189

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive. WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK PRIZE Elmwood Springs, Mi…

  • Midnight's Children

    Midnight's Children
    av Salman Rushdie

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812976533

    The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Booker Prize-…

  • The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House

    The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House
    av Ben Rhodes

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525509370

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From one of Barack Obama's most trusted aides comes a revelatory behind-the-scenes account of his presidency--and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive. "The closest view of Obama we're likely to get…

  • The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

    The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
    av W. Timothy Gallwey

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780679778318

    Master your game from the inside out With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or e…

  • The Alienist

    The Alienist
    av Caleb Carr

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812976144

    When a madman begins stalking victims on the streets of 1896 New York, a team of investigators is forced to apply radical and untested techniques that include fingerprinting and the controversial science of psychology. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
    av Michael Moss

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812982190

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic - The Huffington Post - Men's Journal - MSN (U.K.) - Kirkus Reviews - Publishers Weekly #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD FOR WRITING AND LITERATURE Ever…

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    av Maya Angelou

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812980028

    Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters. Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as chi…

  • Spy: The Inside Story of How the Fbi's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America

    Spy: The Inside Story of How the Fbi's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
    av David Wise

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375758942

    Spy tells, for the first time, the full, authoritative story of how FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code name grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been called the "worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history"-and how he was finally c…

  • Prep

    Prep
    av Curtis Sittenfeld

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812972351

    During the late 1980s, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves behind her close-knit, middle-class Indiana family to enroll in an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts, becoming a shrewd observer of, and eventually a participant in, their rituals…

  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

    The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
    av Naoki Higashida

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812985153

    "One of the most remarkable books I've ever read. It's truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid."--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - The Wall Street Journal - Bloomberg Business - Bookish FINALIST FOR TH…

  • Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

    Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets
    av Svetlana Alexievich

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780399588822

    When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre," describing her work as "a history of emotions--a history of the soul." Alexievich's distinctive documentary style, combi…

  • A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War

    A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
    av Victor Davis Hanson

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812969702

    One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our…

  • The Last Town on Earth

    The Last Town on Earth
    av Thomas Mullen

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812975925

    Set against the backdrop of one of the most virulent epidemics that America ever experienced-the 1918 flu epidemic-Thomas Mullen's powerful, sweeping first novel is a tale of morality in a time of upheaval. Deep in the mist-shrouded forests of the P…

  • Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

    Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life
    av Yiyun Li

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780399589102

    In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers. "A meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and gives life."--Marilynne Robinson, author…

  • Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity

    Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity
    av Charles Duhigg

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812983593

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think--with an appendix of real-world lessons to app…