Scott Patterson - Business & Economics - 2012 - 384 pages
The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market Scott
Patterson. CHFIDTEFI FOUR 0+ l n early December 2009. Haim Bodek finally
solved the riddle of the stock-trading problem that was killing Trading Machines.
Christopher Hayes - Political Science - 2012 - 320 pages
Upending well-worn ideological and partisan categories, Hayes entirely reorients our perspective on our times. Twilight of the Elites is the defining work of social criticism for the post-bailout age.
Bernd Heinrich - Nature - 2012 - 256 pages
From one of the finest naturalist/writers of our time, a fascinating investigation of Nature’s inspiring death-to-life cycle When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his “green burial” at Bernd ...
Dr. Dan Ariely - Psychology - 2013 - 336 pages
In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestselling author Dan Ariely turns his unique insight and innovative research to the question of dishonesty.
Andrew Blum - Computers - 2012 - 304 pages
This is a book about real places on the map: their sounds and smells, their storied pasts, their physical details, and the people who live there.
Victor Cha - History - 2012 - 560 pages
In The Impossible State, seasoned international-policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain, providing the best look yet at North Korea's history, the rise of the Kim family dynasty, and the obsessive personality cult ...
Scott Patterson - Business & Economics - 2010 - 352 pages
In The Quants, Scott Patterson tells the story not just of these men, but of Jim Simons, the reclusive founder of the most successful hedge fund in history; Aaron Brown, the quant who used his math skills to humiliate Wall Street’s old ...
Grace Coddington - Design - 2012 - 416 pages
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES “If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.”—Time From the Hardcover edition.
Graham St John - Performing Arts - 2008 - 368 pages
Upon the 25th anniversary of his passing, this collection addresses the wide application of Victor Turner's thought to cultural performance in the early 21st century.
Deborah Blum - Medical - 2011 - 336 pages
***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014*** Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads ...
Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha - Social Science - 2012 - 432 pages
In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
Rachel Maddow - Political Science - 2012 - 288 pages
Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.
Jonathan Haidt - Psychology - 2012 - 384 pages
Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.