Articles tagged "Leif Babin"

Mike Pence Biography & Other Big Drop-In Titles

These big books were just announced! Here’s the scoop:

THE SHADOW PRESIDENT: The Truth About Mike Pence by Michael D’Antonio & Peter Eisner
Available August 28, 2018
In this landmark biography of our current Vice President, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael D’Antonio and Emmy-nominated journalist Peter Eisner reveal that Mike Pence is the most important and powerful Christian Right politician America has ever seen. Driven as much by theology as personal ambition, Pence is now positioned to seize the big prize – the presidency – and use it to fashion a nation more pleasing to his god and corporate sponsors.

THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Available September 25, 2018
Also available in audio
The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of EXTREME OWNERSHIP use lessons from their Navy SEAL Team combat and training experiences to explain balancing seemingly opposite principles—leading and following, focusing and detaching, being both aggressive and prudent—to become effective leaders in business and in life.

BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights by Doug Jones
Available January 15, 2019
Also available in audio
The story of the decades-long fight to bring justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, culminating in Senator Doug Jones’ prosecution of the last living bombers.

June is Audiobook Month

June is Audiobook Month! And our pals at Macmillan Audio are celebrating with an Instagram challenge: post a picture each day in June using the daily prompt and hashtag and they’ll repost! Share your love of audiobooks, recommendations, and beautiful #bookstagrams with us and your fellow (audio)bookworms. BTW, did you know that Macmillan Library is also now on Instagram?! Don’t forget to tag us, too!

Audiobooks have grown so popular that the New York Times created dedicated Fiction and Nonfiction audio bestseller lists! Here (or should we say, hear, haha) are some of our picks:

THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah, read by Julia Whelan
THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, read by Julia Whelan
(MISTBORN) THE FINAL EMPIRE by Brandon Sanderson, read by Michael Kramer readmoreremove

Veteran’s Day 2015

In honor of Veteran’s Day we’d like to share with you these bestselling and recently published titles:

THE REAPER: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers by Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek
Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, this astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion’s deadliest sniper, is a New York Times bestseller and has been optioned for TV. “Gripping…. Irving’s book is a focused, fast-paced tale that, like Irving, never loses sense of its mission.” — San Diego Union Tribune

MODERN AMERICAN SNIPERS: From The Legend to The Reaper—on the Battlefield with Special Operations Sniper by Chris Martin; with SOFREP
An inside look at today’s special operations sniper and an in depth look at the career of some of the most heroic patriots in recent American history. “A fascinating look at the contemporary training and warfare challenges faced by today’s military sharpshooters.” — New York Daily News

EXTREME OWNERSHIP: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Former battlefield leaders Willink and Babin explain the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. “The smartest, most revolutionary management approach since Jack Welch’s SIX SIGMA.” — Don Imus, radio host, Imus in the Morning

RELENTLESS STRIKE: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command by Sean Naylor
Through exclusive interviews, reporter Naylor used his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980s for a very limited mission transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military’s premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today. “Naylor succeeds splendidly in showing how and why the Joint Special Operations Command evolved—and why it will remain a valuable weapon.” — Wall Street Journal readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (10/13/15 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to new nonfiction (and one heartwarming novel):

The follow-up to Stanton’s bestseller, HUMANS OF NEW YORK, is “a wondrous mix of races, ages, genders, and social classes, and on virtually every page is a surprise.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) “This book is fantastic. It shows that despite all of our differences, whether it’s our looks or our backgrounds, we still have so much in common.” — Robin Roberts, Good Morning America

FRANK & AVA: In Love and War by John Brady
Thoroughly researched and reported, the love story of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner is not another storybook version of a Hollywood romance, but a compelling drama of love and emotional war that left two celebrities wounded for life. “This honest and contemporary look at an almost mythical couple is a quick-paced and poignant tale that will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers.” — Library Journal

Hemingway’s reflective account of his destructive Paris affair and how it affected the legendary life he rebuilt after, was told in June of 1961 to his best friend, the writer A.E. Hotchner, who’s kept the story secret until now. “Hotchner’s account is freighted with nostalgia and sadness on several levels.” — Booklist
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