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WORKING BACKWARDS

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COLIN BRYAR STARTED AT AMAZON IN 1998; BILL CARR JOINED IN 1999. THEIR TIME AT AMAZON COVERED A PERIOD OF UNMATCHED INNOVATION THAT BROUGHT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDING KINDLE, AMAZON PRIME, AMAZON ECHO AND ALEXA, AND AMAZON WEB SERVICES TO LIFE. THROUGH THE STORY OF THESE INNOVATIONS THEY REVEAL AND CODIFY THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES THAT HAVE DRIVEN THE SUCCESS OF ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY COMPANIES THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN, FROM THE FAMOUS 14-LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES, THE BAR RAISER HIRING PROCESS, AND AMAZON’S FOUNDING CHARACTERISTICS: CUSTOMER OBSESSION, LONG-TERM THINKING, EAGERNESS TO INVENT, AND OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE.

PERMANENT RECORD

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IN 2013, TWENTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD EDWARD SNOWDEN SHOCKED THE WORLD WHEN HE BROKE WITH THE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE ESTABLISHMENT AND REVEALED THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WAS SECRETLY PURSUING THE MEANS TO COLLECT EVERY SINGLE PHONE CALL, TEXT MESSAGE, AND EMAIL. THE RESULT WOULD BE AN UNPRECEDENTED SYSTEM OF MASS SURVEILLANCE WITH THE ABILITY TO PRY INTO THE PRIVATE LIVES OF EVERY PERSON ON EARTH. SIX YEARS LATER, SNOWDEN REVEALS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME HOW HE HELPED TO BUILD THIS SYSTEM AND WHY HE WAS MOVED TO EXPOSE IT.

THE HAPPIEST MAN ON EARTH : THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE OF AN AUSCHWITZ SURVIVOR

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EDDIE JAKU ALWAYS CONSIDERED HIMSELF A GERMAN FIRST, A JEW SECOND. HE WAS PROUD OF HIS COUNTRY. BUT ALL OF THAT CHANGED IN NOVEMBER 1938, WHEN HE WAS BEATEN, ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO A CONCENTRATION CAMP. OVER THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS, EDDIE FACED UNIMAGINABLE HORRORS EVERY DAY, FIRST IN BUCHENWALD, THEN IN AUSCHWITZ, THEN ON A NAZI DEATH MARCH. HE LOST FAMILY, FRIENDS, HIS COUNTRY.

THE FOUR WINDS

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THE FOUR WINDS IS A DEEPLY MOVING, POWERFUL STORY ABOUT THE STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE OF WOMEN AND THE BOND BETWEEN MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, BY THE MULTI-MILLION COPY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NIGHTINGALE. SHE WILL DISCOVER THE BEST OF HERSELF IN THE WORST OF TIMES . . .

CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE

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CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE IS THE BREATHTAKING SECOND TITLE IN TOMI ADEYEMI’S YA FANTASY TRILOGY, LEGACY OF ORÏSHA, FOLLOWING HER GROUND-BREAKING, WEST AFRICAN-INSPIRED DEBUT CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. AFTER BATTLING THE IMPOSSIBLE, ZÉLIE AND AMARI HAVE FINALLY SUCCEEDED IN BRINGING MAGIC BACK TO THE LAND OF ORÏSHA. BUT THE RITUAL WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN THEY IMAGINED, REIGNITING THE POWERS OF NOT ONLY THE MAJI BUT ALSO SOME NOBLES WITH MAGIC ANCESTRY.

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