"The first book to fully explain what ISIS is seeking and why they are such a threat to the world. An absolute must-read for anyone who wants to understand the risk we all face from radical Islam."
--Douglas E. Schoen, political analyst, author of " The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War and America's Crisis of Leadership "
[Shiller] fully updates his argument here, adding new material (a chapter on the bond market, his 2013 Nobel lecture) and augmenting the text to reflect developments since the 2005 second edition. He vacuums up all manner of cultural phenomena, from the important (rising income inequality) to the possibly significant (Google Glass) to the trivial (Kim Kardashian), to reinforce his thesis, and he writes expressively, whether explaining arcane economic issues or illustrating how the story behind Mona Lisa's smile helps account for the painting's astonishing market value. A rare example of economic analysis, deeply respected within the discipline, wholly accessible to general readers."--"Kirkus"
A mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns--from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage--behind the rituals of love ... applying mathematical formulas to the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love.
"It's hard to imagine how a short, balding Nobel Prize winner from Harvard could use economic theories to help solve mysteries, but Jevons manages it, with a sense of humor and a whole lot of economics."--"HowMysterious.com"
"This is Bruce Hoffman's magnum opus. Hoffman asks an uncomfortable question: 'Does terrorism work?' And he provides an uncomfortable answer in this deeply researched account of the Jewish terrorists who forced the British out of Palestine: Sometimes it does. Hoffman brings great analytic rigor to a history that is based on a deep dive into the relevant archives, many of which were hitherto secret and have been recently declassified. This is the definitive account of one of the key factors in the formation of Israel." -- Peter Bergen is the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad"
"For years, [Brent Scowcroft] has served as the capital's most prominent Wise Man, held up by columnists and authors as a font of knowledge and experience on anything concerning America's relations with the world...And yet the real Brent Scowcroft is something more than this thin Wise Man stereotype. A fuller picture emerges from Bartholomew Sparrow's new biography, "The Strategist.""-"Washington Post"
"If you've ever wondered which pathologies are responsible for the stiff and murderous personalities of zombies, this actual scientific explainer is the book for you."--"Mental Floss"
"In this elegant and thoughtful discussion that draws on literature and films as well as military case law, Walsh thoroughly explores how the concept of cowardice has evolved as a result of changes in the way societies understand morality, human nature, and the nature of war. In the end, he argues, societies need a firm concept of cowardice; without it, they cannot grasp what it means to act courageously."--Lawrence D. Freedman, "Foreign Affairs"
"For fans of Lynn Truss's Eat's, Shoots, and Leaves, this bestiary of lesser-known punctuation marks is a wonder. "