Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, Vol. 3

By Unknown

The American movie business started as peepshows and grew into a near-mythical art form that used an exciting new technology to create drama, laughter and adventure literally bigger than life. Here is the whole story – the glamour and the sweat, the collaborations and the conflicts, the careers that skyrocketed and the dreams that crashed – in the biggest production ever from TCM, the world’s prestige source for films and film history. This volume contains two of seven enthralling hours of movie clips, rare footage, interviews and keen insight from Hollywood insiders and historians trace moviemaking from its humble beginnings through the Golden Age to the New Hollywood of the ’60s. It’s a saga as exciting as any that ever appeared on the silver screen.

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

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An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.

Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.

Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.

A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.



History Repeating

By The Vampire Diaries

Jeremy gets a break from the mysterious new history teacher, Alaric Saltzman (recurring guest star Matt Davis – Blue Crush, Legally Blonde, What About Brian), and introduces Alaric to Jenna. Bonnie is having terrifying dreams about one of her ancestors. Despite Elena’s efforts to smooth things over, Bonnie and Caroline continue to argue over the medallion. When the girls hold a séance to help them decide what to do, the results are stranger than any of them expected. Matt comes to Caroline’s aid when she needs a friend. Damon finally reveals to Stefan the stunning reason he has returned to Mystic Falls.

Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, Vol. 2

By Unknown

The American movie business started as peepshows and grew into a near-mythical art form that used an exciting new technology to create drama, laughter and adventure literally bigger than life. Here is the whole story – the glamour and the sweat, the collaborations and the conflicts, the careers that skyrocketed and the dreams that crashed – in the biggest production ever from TCM, the world’s prestige source for films and film history. This volume contains two of seven enthralling hours of movie clips, rare footage, interviews and keen insight from Hollywood insiders and historians trace moviemaking from its humble beginnings through the Golden Age to the New Hollywood of the ’60s. It’s a saga as exciting as any that ever appeared on the silver screen.

The Human Web: A Bird’s-Eye View of World History

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Why did the first civilizations emerge when and where they did? How did Islam become a unifying force in the world of its birth? What enabled the West to project its goods and power around the world from the fifteenth century on? Why was agriculture invented seven times and the steam engine just once?

World-historical questions such as these, the subjects of major works by Jared Diamond, David Landes, and others, are now of great moment as global frictions increase. In a spirited and original contribution to this quickening discussion, two renowned historians, father and son, explore the webs that have drawn humans together in patterns of interaction and exchange, cooperation and competition, since earliest times. Whether small or large, loose or dense, these webs have provided the medium for the movement of ideas, goods, power, and money within and across cultures, societies, and nations. From the thin, localized webs that characterized agricultural communities twelve thousand years ago, through the denser, more interactive metropolitan webs that surrounded ancient Sumer, Athens, and Timbuktu, to the electrified global web that today envelops virtually the entire world in a maelstrom of cooperation and competition, J. R. McNeill and William H. McNeill show human webs to be a key component of world history and a revealing framework of analysis. Avoiding any determinism, environmental or cultural, the McNeills give us a synthesizing picture of the big patterns of world history in a rich, open-ended, concise account.W W Norton Company



The History of White People

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A New York Times bestseller: “This terrific new book . . . [explores] the ‘notion of whiteness,’ an idea as dangerous as it is seductive.”―Boston Globe

Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of “whiteness” for economic, scientific, and political ends. A story filled with towering historical figures, The History of White People closes a huge gap in literature that has long focused on the non-white and forcefully reminds us that the concept of “race” is an all-too-human invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events. 70 black-and-white illustrationsW W Norton Company



Greatest Moments In NBA History

By Jim Podhoretz

Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points in a single game. The Celtics’ John Havlicek’s steal in the 1965 Eastern Conference Finals against the 76ers. A visibly injured Willis Reed inspiring his Knicks team to victory in the 1970 NBA Finals. Magic Johnson’s baby hook buzzer beater against Boston. Kobe Bryant’s alley-oop to Shaquille O’Neal in the 2000 Western Conference Finals on the way to the NBA title. Dwyane Wade’s stellar MVP performance throughout the 2006 NBA Finals. These are but a few of the great moments covered in this amazing production. From basketball pioneers George Mikan and Red Auerbach, to stars of the new millennium Tracy McGrady and Lebron James, celebrate the teams, players and coaches and relive the moments that define the evolution of the game and the greatness of the NBA.

Joe Kid on a Stingray – The History of BMX + Stompin Stu – The Story of BMX legend Stu Thomsen

By John Swarr & Mark Eaton

JKOS: his documentary is the first film to take a serious look at the history and evolution of BMX bicycle riding, from the streets of 1960s suburban neighborhoods to today’s stadium-packed televised Dirt, Street & Halfpipe insanity. STOMPIN STU: From the makers of award winning film, Joe Kid on a Stingray. Stompin’ Stu is a true story about perhaps the most dominant BMX racer in history, Stu Thomsen. From his battles off the track to his battles on the track, Stompin’ Stu is most importantly a film about being inspired.

UFOTV Presents: The Mysterious Origins of Man – Rewriting Human History

By Bill Cote

The creators of the Emmy Award winning “Mystery of the Sphinx” present a revolutionary new film that examines one of our greatest mysteries: Man’s origins. Hosted by Charlton Heston, this film challenges what we are being taught about human evolution and the rise of early civilization. A new breed of scientific investigators presents startling evidence which the academic community has quietly ignored. Did humans evolve from the ape? Human artifacts and bones have been found that are older than the theory of evolution allows. Did humans live at the time of the dinosaur? Human footprints have been found next to dinosaur footprints dated to over 100 million years ago. Could the “Lost Continent of Atlantis” be buried under two miles of ice? Graham Hancock reveals how ancient maps may hold the answer to the mystery of Atlantis. A megalithic city high in the Bolivian Andes has been dated to 15,000 BC. What unknown civilization could have built it? If this evidence is allowed to speak for itself, human history on this planet may be radically different than what is accepted today. Includes the facts about this amazing mystery and a fascinating series of spellbinding interviews with researchers, scientists, and the best known, most credible authorities in the world today.