NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell How did we get here? In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—this post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by hucksters and their suckers. Fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA. Over the course of five centuries—from the Salem witch trials to Scientology to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, from P. T. Barnum to Hollywood and the anything-goes, wild-and-crazy sixties, from conspiracy theories to our fetish for guns and obsession with extraterrestrials—our love of the fantastic has made America exceptional in a way that we've never fully acknowledged. From the start, our ultra-individualism was attached to epic dreams and epic fantasies—every citizen was free to believe absolutely anything, or to pretend to be absolutely anybody. With the gleeful erudition and tell-it-like-it-is ferocity of a Christopher Hitchens, Andersen explores whether the great American experiment in liberty has gone off the rails. Fantasyland could not appear at a more perfect moment. If you want to understand Donald Trump and the culture of twenty-first-century America, if you want to know how the lines between reality and illusion have become dangerously blurred, you must read this book.Praise for Fantasyland “With this rousing book, [Kurt] Andersen proves to be the kind of clear-eyed critic an anxious country needs in the midst of a national crisis.”—San Francisco Chronicle“This is a blockbuster of a book. Kurt Andersen is a dazzling writer and a perceptive student of the many layers of American life. Take a deep breath and dive in.”—Tom Brokaw “This is an important book—the indispensable book—for understanding America in the age of Trump. It’s an eye-opening history filled with brilliant insights, a saga of how we were always susceptible to fantasy, from the Puritan fanatics to the talk-radio and Internet wackos who mix show business, hucksterism, and conspiracy theories.”—Walter Isaacson
Published by: Random House | Publication date: 09/05/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 481 pages
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller!"the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark dangerThe Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...
Published by: Sourcebooks | Publication date: 04/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 496 pages
==================================================================Learn 9 Important Day Trading StrategiesJoin Andrew's Trading Community at BearBullTraders.com==================================================================Very few careers can offer you the freedom, flexibility and income that day trading does. As a day trader, you can live and work anywhere in the world. You can decide when to work and when not to work. You only answer to yourself. That is the life of the successful day trader. Many people aspire to it, but very few succeed.In the book, I describe the fundamentals of day trading, explain how day trading is different from other styles of trading and investment, and elaborate on important trading strategies that many traders use every day. I've kept the book short so you can actually finish reading it and not get bored by the middle.For beginner traders, this book gives you an understanding of where to start, how to start, what to expect from day trading, and how to develop your strategy. Simply reading this book, however, will not make you a profitable trader. Profit in trading does not come with reading a book or two or browsing online. It comes with practice, the right tools and software and appropriate ongoing education.Intermediate traders may benefit from the book's extensive overview of some of the classic strategies that the majority of retail traders regularly use with proven success. If you think you are beyond the stage of a novice trader, then you may want to jump ahead and start reading from Chapter 7 for an overview of the most important day trading strategies:Day trading is not gambling or a hobby. You must approach trading very, very seriously. As such, I wake up early, go for a run, take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and fire up my trading station before the markets open in New York. I am awake. I am alert. I am motivated when I sit down and start working on the list of stocks I will watch that day. This morning routine has tremendously helped my mental preparation for coming into the market. Whatever your routine is, starting the morning in a similar fashion will pay invaluable dividends.
ABCD Pattern Trading Bull Flag Momentum Trading Top Reversal Trading Bottom Reversal Trading Moving Average Trend Trading VWAP Trading Support and Resistance TradingFor each strategy, I explain: How to find the Stock in Play for trade What indicators I am using on my charts When I enter the trade When I exit the trade (profit taking) What is my stop lossDay trading is not gambling. It's not an online poker game. To be successful at day trading you need the right tools and you need to be motivated, to work hard, and to persevere.And, as a purchaser of my book, you can join my community of day traders at Vancouver-Traders.com. You can monitor my screen in real time, watch me trade the strategies explained in his book, and ask questions of me and other traders in our private chat room.I invite you to join me in the world of day trading. I'm a real person who you can connect with. I love what I do. You can follow my blog post under Author Updates on my Author page on Amazon. You'll see I lose some days. You can read the reviews of my book. I know you will learn much about day trading and the stock market from studying my book. You can join at no cost and with no obligation my community of day traders at vancouver-traders.com. You can ask us questions. Practical, hands-on knowledge. That's How to Day Trade for a Living.
Published by: AMS Publishing Group | Publication date: 07/22/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 234 pages
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. It’s the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made the Freakonomics guys an international sensation, with more than 7 million books sold in 40 languages, and 150 million downloads of their Freakonomics Radio podcast.When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blog—and they’ve kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. In When to Rob a Bank, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: Why don’t flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Many of them, they freely admit, were rubbish. But now they’ve gone through and picked the best of the best. You’ll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.) You’ll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner’s own quirks and passions, from gambling and golf to backgammon and the abolition of the penny.
Published by: William Morrow | Publication date: 05/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 405 pages
A New York Times Bestseller A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observersWe all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book: how you understand the news, the work you do, the education your kids need, the investments your employer has to make, and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman’s original analysis. Friedman begins by taking us into his own way of looking at the world—how he writes a column. After a quick tutorial, he proceeds to write what could only be called a giant column about the twenty-first century. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. Why is this happening? As Friedman shows, the exponential increase in computing power defined by Moore’s law has a lot to do with it. The year 2007 was a major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform. Friedman calls this platform “the supernova”—for it is an extraordinary release of energy that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to write and think about this era of accelerations. It’s also an argument for “being late”—for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we’re passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers. To amplify this point, Friedman revisits his Minnesota hometown in his moving concluding chapters; there, he explores how communities can create a “topsoil of trust” to anchor their increasingly diverse and digital populations. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is Friedman’s most ambitious book—and an essential guide to the present and the future.
Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux | Publication date: 11/22/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 497 pages
Join the technological revolution that’s taking the financial world by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started.Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion-dollar global economy open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.The second edition includes:
- A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
- An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
- Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
- New developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning Network
- A deep dive into blockchain applications, including how to combine the building blocks offered by this platform into higher-level applications
- User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 06/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 398 pages
Total Financial Independence: 9 Canadian Financial Myths Debunked: learn the myths and realities of the money game so your money works hard, not you!
Money is something that is used every single day by everyone, but ironically no one is taught in school how money actually works. As a result too many Canadians are ill-prepared and we will spend our lives working for money instead of getting money to work for us. Total Financial Independence is an easy-to-read finance book specifically for Canadians, though anyone can benefit from this book. It is intended to increase your level of financial literacy by showing you how money actually works, educating and empowering you to make more prudent financial decisions and ultimately getting you on the path towards financial freedom. You'll learn how to maximize your long-term wealth while minimizing risks with financial strategies and ideas not regularly discussed by banks and the broader financial services industry because of conflicts of interest that place profit over people.This book debunks several common Canadian financial myths including:-You're Too Young To Start Investing-Debt Is Always A Liability-Mortgage Payments Cannot Be Tax-Deductible-You Don’t Need Life Insurance -Investing Only Delays Being Taxed On IncomeYou will also learn:-The Importance Of A Good Advisor-RRSP Information Tips-The Different Ways Of Paying Investment Tax-General Tax-Saving TipsDon't wait to start becoming financially smart, no matter what age you are.Grab your copy today and start investing in your future! Reviews "A crisp, no-nonsense guide to today's precarious financial climate and 9 solid opportunities to protect and grow your savings. Kahn really delivers the goods. This isn't your father's financial advice!" -Jim Molinelli PhD, Bestselling Author of "Remodel Without Going Bonkers or Broke" "This book is like having your very own financial advisor on your Kindle. I wish we learned this stuff in school! Yes, this book is written for Canadians, but even if you live in another country you will still learn a ton." -Ashley Emma, bestselling author of Fearless Author and Undercover Amish "It can be confusing to find reliable money management information for Canadians, particularly answering the questions of younger adults. Which is better – rent or buy? If you buy, should you pay down your mortgage first, or invest? Do you really need life insurance? What type? How do you protect your money from excessive tax? And how can you make your money work harder for you, instead of you working harder for your money?Here is the one book to read if you know you need more good information but don’t know where to start. This book helps Canadian readers quickly gain a much better understanding of how money works and learn the secret – and winning – investment strategies. Particularly recommended for millennials, but it also contains information I (a member of the boomer club) hadn’t encountered before that’s going to help as I head into retirement! Highly recommended!" -Jacquelyn Elnor Johnson, MBA, publisher at Crimson Hill Books. www.crimsonhillbooks.com
Published by: Fearless Publishing House | Publication date: 08/30/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Business Turnaround Blueprint: Take Back Control of Your Business and Turnaround Any Area of Poor Performance (A Business Book for the Hard-Working Business Owner)
Do you own a business that is struggling? Do you want to be able to increase profitability? Are you looking for proven ways to make your business succeed?It’s a hard fact that more than 750,000 businesses will fail this year. This staggering number means that YOUR business has a high chance of failure if you don’t act now.Business Turnaround Blueprint addresses the twelve key areas that might be causing your business to be floundering and what you can do to fix them, including:-Improving profitability-Increasing productivity-Refining business processes-And much more…Written primarily with the business owner in mind, Business Turnaround Blueprint is equally helpful for CEOs and other high-level executives and is a must read for anyone who finds themselves in business difficulties.Author Fred Herbert has over 40 years of business experience and can help you tackle any challenge. He has enhanced a variety of businesses with his unique skill set, from small family-owned concerns to consulting for ExxonMobil.Get a copy of this amazing book now! Fred's business strategies will help you to improve your business situation. For register for the free training "Three Keys to Taking Back Control of Your Business in Eight Weeks or Less" visit www.fredhebert.comTo schedule a 100% free strategy session with Fred, visit www.fredherbert.com/schedule Review "Fred has crafted this masterpiece of a business book with easy-to-follow illustrations that lay out his brilliant strategies. Any business owner would benefit from reading only a fraction of this book and implementing just a few of his strategies. Grab your copy and dive into this goldmine of a book that could save your business and make it prosper. If you're serious about restoring and skyrocketing your business, read and start implementing Fred's strategies today." -Ashley Emma, multi-bestselling author of Fearless Author: Prepare, Publish, and Launch Your Own eBook and Undercover Amish "Business Turnaround Blueprint is the perfect book for anyone who is in a business which is floundering and struggling to survive in a competitive market, where thousands of companies fail every single day.Written with an eye for the tiniest detail, which has been the product of years of business experience, Fred Herbert somehow manages to condense and convey highly complex subject matter into short passages that are easily understood and actionable. This is the trick when it comes to writing books like this. High levels of experience, translated into a simple language, which can reach into the deepest crevices of any business and give you an overview of what is wrong and how you can take steps to fix it. The book is also well laid out, with 12 concise chapters which start where every business person should, with the right mindset, and finish where they want to be; as a success.Very often, with books like this, you can have an author who is passing themselves off as a business guru when they have no such talent and even less for writing. Not so with Fred, who has a firm grasp of the English language and a good eye for detail. And in his use of bullet points, bold statements and great graphics he gets the important points across in a friendly and non-judgemental way, that is ideal for any reader." -Russell Burgess, Author of The Traitor in The Reich
Published by: Fearless Publishing House | Publication date: 08/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 154 pages
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.
Published by: Crown Business | Publication date: 09/16/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Previously Published as A Field Guide to LiesWe’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now. Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories.This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like “fringe theories,” “extreme views,” “alt truth,” and even “fake news” can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.
Published by: Dutton | Publication date: 03/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 314 pages