By Fred Anderson
Anderson and Cayton convey their sweeping narrative to existence by means of structuring it round the lives of 8 men—Samuel de Champlain, William Penn, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Ulysses S. furnish, Douglas MacArthur, and Colin Powell. This strategy permits them to explain nice occasions in concrete phrases and to light up serious connections among often-forgotten imperial conflicts, reminiscent of the Seven Years’ warfare and the Mexican-American struggle, and better-known occasions equivalent to the conflict of Independence and the Civil battle. the result's a provocative, hugely readable account of the ways that republic and empire have coexisted in American heritage as faces of a similar coin. The Dominion of War recasts generic triumphs as tragedies, proposes an unconventional set of turning issues, and depicts imperialism and republicanism as inseparable affects in a development of improvement within which battle and freedom have lengthy been intertwined. It bargains a brand new standpoint on America’s makes an attempt to outline its position on the earth on the sunrise of the twenty-first century.
By Ben Mezrich
From the bestselling writer of The unintended Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, this is the incredible precise tale of the way a college student and lady accomplices stole some of the rarest objects on the planet—moon rocks—from an "impregnable" high-tech vault.
But breaking right into a hugely safe laboratory wasn't effortless. Thad Roberts, an intern in a prestigious NASA education application, must concoct a meticulous plan to get earlier protection checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher defense codes, and camera-lined hallways even earlier than he might get his arms at the 600-pound secure. after which how was once he purported to get it out? And what does one do with an merchandise so beneficial that it is unlawful even to possess? together with his signature high-velocity type, Mezrich reconstructs the outlandish heist and tells a narrative of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.