October 2005

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The Assassins
Author: Oliver North
With this suspenseful, action-packed finale, Oliver North concludes the trilogy that has included his best-selling novels "Mission Compromised" and "The Jericho Sanction." Find more books by Oliver North here.
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Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army
Author: Kayla Williams
By turns irreverent, vulnerable, angry, and humane, Kayla Williams describes what it's like for a young woman to be surrounded by an ocean of testosterone. Through it all, Williams brings home with vivid intensity and empathy what it is like for a woman soldier to serve her country today.
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Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero
Author: Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her apartment. In this moving, inspirational account, the 27-year-old widowed mother shares for the first time the little-known details of her traumatic ordeal.
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The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith
Author: Irshad Manji
In blunt, provocative, and deeply personal terms, Irshad Manji unearths the troubling cornerstones of mainstream Islam today: tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism, and an uncritical acceptance of the Koran as the final, and therefore superior, manifesto of God.
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American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us
Author: Steve Emerson
”American Jihad” reveals the full story that only Emerson knows — and the reasons America failed to stop the most devastating attack in history on our own soil. This is a frightening and crucial book for anyone who needs to understand the threat within our borders.
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The Case for Hillary Clinton
Author: Susan Estrich
In an atmosphere where conservative Hillary-bashing is still as virulent as ever, Estrich demonstrates all the reasons that this principled leader still blows away any other potential contender in the early polls for 2008.
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Just Another Soldier: A Year on the Ground in Iraq
Author: Jason Christopher Hartley
From the adrenaline rush of storming a suspected insurgent's house, to the sheer boredom of down time on the base, to the horror of dead civilians, Hartley examines his role as a man, as a soldier and as an American on foreign soil.
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Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families
Author: Pamela Paul
Pornography, once the taboo vice that no one dared to mention, has become part of our daily lives-affordable, accessible, anonymous, and, increasingly, acceptable. Pornified is an insightful, shocking, and important investigation that will rekindle the debate on how and where pornography meets the public eye.
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Embracing Fear: How To Turn What Scares Us Into Our Greatest Gift
Author: Thom Rutledge
This powerful life-transforming guide is for everyone who constantly worries about the what-ifs, but is ready and willing to triumph over fear's pervasive presence once and for all.
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Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner's Program to Protect Against & Fight Breast Cancer
Author: Christine Horner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Breast cancer has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. What can we do about it? Christine Horner, M.D., has the prescription: Take healthy organic foods, add a good dose of certain supplements, get the rest and exercise we need, and avoid those things that are bad for our bodies.
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Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill
Author: Jessica Stern
For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. She discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common.
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Lennon Revealed
Author: Larry Kane
A quarter of a century after his death, the questions remain: what was John Lennon really like, what drove him to the heights of creativity and the depths of despair, and why do his music and message still resonate for millions around the world?
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False Alarm: The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear
Author: Marc Siegel
“False Alarm” shows us how to look behind the hype and hysteria, inoculate ourselves against fear tactics, and develop the emotional and intellectual skills needed to take back our lives.
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Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Author: Ariel Levy
Irresistibly witty and wickedly intelligent, “Female Chauvinist Pigs” makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come, it only proves how far they have left to go.
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A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush
Author: Ronald Kessler
Kessler's book — filled with news hooks about life in the West Wing — will help people understand the real George W. Bush. And for readers who already support the president, “A Matter of Character” is the book they've been waiting for.
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The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
Author: John M. Barry
It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. “The Great Influenza” is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon.
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Between Two Worlds: Escape From Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam
Author: Zainab Salbi
As a palace insider, Zainab offers a singular glimpse of what it is like to come of age under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle."
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Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race
Author: Dick Morris
Blending insider insight and political foresight, “Condi vs. Hillary” surveys the strengths and weaknesses of the two candidates, finding persuasive clues about what we might expect from each of them as a chief executive.
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Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival
Author: Yossi Ghinsberg
What begins as a dream adventure for four amicable, if hastily met, backpackers quickly becomes a struggle for survival as they unravel under the duress of the jungle.
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Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate
Author: William Ruddiman
William Ruddiman's provocative new book argues that humans have actually been changing the climate for some 8,000 years.
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Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War
Author: Tim Pritchard
Tim Pritchard brilliantly captures the chaos, panic, and courage of the fight for Nasiriyah, bringing back in full force the day that a perfunctory task turned into a battle for survival.
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Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential
Author: Wayne Slater, James Moore
A rare glimpse into the man who has become the single most important adviser to George W. Bush — and the person who many think is calling the shots at the White House.
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The Future of Men
Author: Marian Salzman
From the stay-at-home dad to the metrosexual to the new macho revival, trendspotters and bestselling trendspotters show how the role of men has evolved, and what it means for business and our culture.
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Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work
Author: Jacqueline Whitmore
"Business Class" will teach you the nuances of treating colleagues, clients, and customers with courtesy and respect, which in turn will increase your visibility, credibility, and profitability.
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Consent to Kill: A Thriller
Author: Vince Flynn
Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. He has shown he will do whatever it takes to prevent terrorists from fulfilling their bloody wishes. There are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.
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Hurricane Katrina: Through the Eyes of Storm Chasers
Author: Jim Reed, Mike Theiss
Reed and Theiss, photographers and storm chasers, have compiled an album of dramatic photographs from the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
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Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion
Author: Bruce Feiler
Taking readers to biblical sites not seen by Westerners for decades, Feiler's journey uncovers little-known details about the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and affirms the importance of the Bible in today's world.
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Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice
Author:Joan Biskupic
Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first woman justice, became the axis on which the Supreme Court turned. Biskupic presents a vivid, astute depiction of the justice — and of the woman beneath the black robe.
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China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
Author: Ted C. Fishman
This dramatic account of China's growing dominance as an industrial superpower explains how the profound shift in the global economic order has occurred — and why it already affects us all.
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Hunting the Jackal: A Special Forces and CIA Ground Soldier's Fifty-Year Career Hunting America's Enemies
Author: Billy Waugh
Billy Waugh is a Special Forces and CIA legend, and in “Hunting the Jackal” he allows unprecedented access to the shadowy but vital world he has inhabited for more than fifty years.
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The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought
Author: John Gibson
John Gibson has been digging up evidence about on the liberal activists, lawyers, politicians, educators, and media people who he says are leading the war on Christmas. He reveals why the situation might be worse than you can imagine.
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Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating
Author:Thomas Barnett
Barnett explores both the long- and short-term pathways for governments, institutions, and individuals alike. Paying particular attention to Iran, Iraq, the Middle East, China, North Korea, Latin America, and Africa, he outlines the strategies to pursue, the entities to create, the pitfalls to overcome.
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John F. Kennedy: A Biography
Author: Michael O'Brien
While current fashion in Kennedy scholarship is to deride the man's achievements, this book describes Kennedy's strengths, explains his shortcomings, and offers many new revelations.
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Busting Vegas: The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees
Author: Ben Mezrich
Semyon Dukach was a mathematical genius with a system the casinos had never seen before and couldn't stop — a system that has never been revealed until now.
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Saddam: His Rise and Fall
Author: Con Coughlin
Fully updated and revised, "Saddam: His Rise and Fall" meticulously describes how Hussein took power and immediately set about controlling every aspect of Iraqi life.
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Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
Author: John Grogan
They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.
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Attack the Messenger: How Politicians Turn You Against the Media
Author: Craig Crawford
Craig Crawford has seen it all up close and personal, and he is disturbed by what he sees. When politicians turn the public against the media, everyone loses — especially unbiased and courageous news reporters.
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Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business
Author:Robert Kiyosaki
The real secret to making money and reaching financial independence is not staying an employee, but starting a company and quickly developing it. This book is for aspiring entrepreneurs who need to know how to take those first crucial steps.
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A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America
Author: Lynne Cheney
Bestselling author and historian Lynne Cheney takes readers through America's story of freedom in this timeline of key moments in our history, along with historic quotatons by great Americans and little-known facts about our country.
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Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy
Author: John H. Fund
Writing with urgency and authority, John Fund shows how a lethal combination of bureaucratic bungling and ballot rigging have put our democracy at risk.
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