Scalia's Court A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents

The sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia shook America. After almost thirty years on the Supreme Court, Scalia had become as integral to the institution as the hallowed room...

Alice-9

Major Jake Thomas is on a roll. With the help of the Artificial Life: Intelligent Computing Environments, or ALICE systems, he has successfully faced off with the hostile NeHaw...

Consciousness and the Brain Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

How does the brain generate a conscious thought? And why does so much of our knowledge remain unconscious? Thanks to clever psychological and brain-imaging experiments,...

Inside the Box A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results

The traditional attitude toward creativity in the American business world is to “think outside the box ”: to brainstorm without restraint in hopes of coming up with a...

Dark Summit The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

In early May 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week...

Confessions of a Serial Entrepeneur Why I Can't Stop Starting over

Entrepreneur Stuart Skorman--the founder of Elephant Pharmacy, Hungryminds.com, Reel.com, and Empire Video--grew up in a retailing family in Ohio. He worked every kind of job,...

Mr. Wilson's War From the Assassination of McKinley to the Defeat of the League of Nations

Beginning with the assassination of McKinley and ending with the defeat of the League of Nations by the United States Senate, the twenty-year period covered by John Dos Passos in...

Inside the Clinton White House An Oral History

President Bill Clinton led a remarkably productive White House that nearly ended in catastrophic failure. Yet because of the office's traditional climate of confidentiality, many...

Body of Water A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish

Chris Dombrowski was playing a numbers game: two passions-poetry and fly-fishing; two children, one of them in utero; and an income hovering perilously close to zero. Enter, at...

The Best of American Heritage Lincoln

Some of America's foremost historians—including James M. McPherson, Allan Nevins, and Stephen B. Oates—recount the extraordinary life of Abraham Lincoln in this collection of...

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