This autobiography chronicles the life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business. Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson's passion for duck hunting. An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master's degree in English. Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction--leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And then everything changed. Phil's story tells how he followed a calling from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin a journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family.
In "Lean In", Sheryl Sandberg -- Facebook COO and one of "Fortune" magazine's powerful women in business -- looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world's most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace.
In "American Gun", this top sniper tracks down and shoots the most important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the latest high-tech weapon he used as a SEAL. Chris Kyle uses these guns as a window on United States history, making the sweeping argument that the American story has been tied to and shaped by the gun.
The head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers traces the life experiences and philosophies that inspired his championship-winning techniques, revealing how he forged successful teams by combining talents and promoting trust.
From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.
O'Reilly offers a classic collection of the most memorable writings from his previous books and columns, topped off with a new introduction, and looks back at how his opinions and ideas have been proven right or wrong by the passage of time.
Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the Robertson family, documenting the teenage romance and marriage of Willie and Korie Robertson, their success as a multi-million dollar hunting equipment business, and their rise to stardom on reality television.
American historian Joseph Ellis tells an old story in a new way. The summer of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country's founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run. Ellis examines the most influential figures in this moment, and weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, showing how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.--Excerpted from publisher description.
Through an examination of the lives of several Americans and leading public figures over the past three decades, Packer portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation.
Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being captured by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.
Recounts the author's search for domestic bliss as she embraces the word of Martha Stewart and attempts to follow her in all things, from closet organization to stain removal, with laughably disastrous results.
In Cooked, Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements--fire, water, air, and earth--to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.
In a powerful and intimate memoir, Jackie Hance shares her story of unbearable loss, darkest despair, and -- slowly, painfully, and miraculously -- her cautious return to hope and love after the death of her three young daughters in a traffic accident.
The Greek businesswoman discusses the events of her life, describing her education as a lawyer, her success as a member of the bidding committee for the Olympics, and her work in the organizational group that prepared the country for the 2004 Athens games.