The former Chairman and President of the Export—Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) uses real-world examples, including minivans, bananas and the iPhone, to dispel myths and provide an engaging tutorial on American trade. 75,000 first printing. Illustrations.
"From a leading journalist in Moscow and a correspondent for The New Yorker, a groundbreaking portrait of modern Russia and the inner struggles of the people who sustain Vladimir Putin's rule"—
The author chronicles her experience at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory and, of course, progress.
From the author of Junkyard Planet comes a global exploration of the hidden market for used stuff and a travelogue that follows unwanted, obsolescent objects' journeys into a reusable future. Illustrations.
A chief speechwriter under James Mattis shares insights into the Defense Secretary's political career, military leadership during key global challenges and complicated role in discreetly reinterpreting controversial Trump administration initiatives.
The best-selling author of Accountable presents an urgent critique of America's broken health-care system that provides compelling examples that explain why health care has become a financial crisis, counseling readers and business leaders on how to secure better deals.
Citing the five most expensive hurricanes in recent history, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist reveals how federal subsidizing of high-risk property development has distorted common understandings of the dangers of living on the coast. Illustrations. Maps. Index.
An investigation into the lesser-known consequences of the mass-clothing industry by the author of the best-selling Deluxe shares insights into the grassroots, global movement to reclaim traditional and sustainable means of clothing production. Illustrations.
A former secretary of Defense and a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine join forces to off an account of how they learned to lead in a chaotic world. Illustrations. Maps. Tour.
"A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. The programmers behind our apps and platforms decide how our conversations are structured, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can language evolve in real time. Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how the year you first accessed the internet determines how you talk online; how ~sparkly tildes~ became widely recognized as sarcasm punctuation; whether emoji are replacing words; and why internet dialects like doge, lolspeak, and snek are linguistically significant. Because Internet is essential reading for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are"—
Uses the extraordinary account of how the biggest private company in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America.
Explores the role of fast food in American culture over the past century, tracing its history through anecdotes, trivia, and interviews with fans and those associated with the industry.
A journalist explains how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row. 20,000 first printing.
An environmental journalist and professor tackles the questions of sustainable food sources for a growing population in a world where water supplies are in jeopardy and global crop production will decline due to the effects of climate change.