Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

Uma leitura que vai fazer voc enxergar o mundo e mapas de outra maneiraBest seller do New York Times A geografia sempre moldou a nossa vida O poder, as guerras, a pol tica e o desenvolvimento social e humano, incluindo l ngua, com rcio e religi o, s o delimitados por ela e assim continua a s

Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

At 01 23 40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl s fourth nuclear reactor It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccu

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe What started as protest and

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F Kennedy s inspiring challenge, and America s race to the moon W

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill s extraordinary and little known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister o

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

From the New York Times bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas.In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life refrigeration,

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution

The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China s 1949 Communist revolution a precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today Shanghai has historically been China s jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city The bustl