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The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World

Dan Ackerman · PublicAffairs
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Tetris is perhaps the most instantly recognizable, popular video game ever made. But the fascinating story of its origins is lesser known. How did an obscure Soviet programmer, working on frail, antiquated computers, create a product that has earned nearly $1 billion in sales? How did an inspired,...
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Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown

Gerri Hirshey · Sarah Crichton Books ; Farrar
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

A bold and deeply researched biography of a complicated cultural iconWhen Helen Gurley Brown published Sex and the Single Girl in 1962, it sold more than two million copies in just three weeks, presaging the self-help boom and helping to usher in the unapologetic self-affirmation of second...
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How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain

ALAN PELL CRAWFORD · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An uproarious account of Mark Twain's endless attempts to strike it rich, all of which served only to empty his pockets Mark Twain's lifetime spans America's era of greatest economic growth. And Twain was an active, even giddy, participant in all the great booms and busts of his time, launching...
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Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction

Wess Harris · PM Press
Pages: 252
Format: Paperback

Featuring Appalachia's leading scholars and activists, Written in Blood offers an accurate and uncensored understanding of coal mining history. Combining new revelations from the past with sketches of a sane path forward, this collection considers our past, present, and future. Sociologist...
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A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service

Robert Michael Gates · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 239
Format: Print book

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir Duty, a characteristically direct, informed, and urgent assessment of why big institutions are failing us and how smart, committed leadership can effect real improvement regardless of scale. Across the realms...
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Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual

David Burkus · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A provocative work that challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management - and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don't work Do open floor plans really work? Are there companies that put their employees' welfare first, and their...
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Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise

Emily Doskow · Nolo
Pages: 392
Format: Print book

Is the noise from next door keeping you up at night? Is the view from your backyard being obstructed? Is a neighborhood business driving you crazy? Learn your rights and responsibilities with Neighbor Law, Nolo's clear-cut, comprehensive guide to the laws concerning common neighbor...
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Stand Up to the IRS

Frederick W. Daily · NOLO
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback

The book the IRS doesn't want you to read The Internal Revenue Service can wreak havoc on your life. But now you can confront America's most intimidating government agency with confidence. Packed with practical information and advice, Stand Up to the IRS reveals the tactics of the IRS and how to deal...
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The Case Against Sugar

Gary Taubes · Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent...
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Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

William Burnett · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build - design - a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home - at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding...
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Good luck have fun : the rise of eSports

Roland Li · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 268
Format: Print book

A Close-Up Look at the Global Phenomenon of Competitive Video GamingEsports is one of the fastest growing - and most cutthroat - industries in the world. A confluence of technology, culture, and determination has made this possible. Players around the world compete for millions of dollars...
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A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System

T R REID · PENGUIN Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Bestselling author T. R. Reid voyages around the world to solve the urgent problem of America's failing tax code, unraveling a complex topic in plain English and telling a rollicking story along the way.The U.S. tax code is a total write-off. Overstuffed with loopholes and special interest...
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Social Security 101: From Medicare to Spousal Benefits, an Essential Primer on Government Retirement Aid

Alfred Mill · Adams Media
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A crash course in retirement benefits! Too often, writing about social security turns the noteworthy details of the benefits into boring details about regulations or biased political arguments that would put even a die-hard bureaucrat to sleep. Social Security 101 cuts out the tedious explanations...
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No B.S. Direct Marketing: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Direct Marketing for Non-Direct Marketing Businesses

Dan S Kennedy · Entrepreneur Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Dan S. Kennedy dares marketers to dramatically simplify their marketing, refocusing on what works. Updated to address the newest media and marketing methods, this marketing masterplan delivers a short list of radically different, little-known, profit-proven direct mail strategies for ANY business....
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The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Kevin Kelly · Viking
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

A New York Times BestsellerFrom one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our livesMuch of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological...
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