Everybody Lies

Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062390872
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Foreword by Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.

Microsoft Secrets

How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People
Author: Michael A. Cusumano,Richard W. Selby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684855313
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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The authors reveal Microsoft's product development, marketing, and organizational strategies

Blank Spots on the Map

The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World
Author: Trevor Paglen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101011491
Category: History
Page: 352
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Welcome to a top-level clearance world that doesn't exist...Now with updated material for the paperback edition. This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow nation of state secrets, clandestine military bases, black sites, hidden laboratories, and top-secret agencies that make up what insiders call the "black world." Here, geographer and provocateur Trevor Paglen knocks on the doors of CIA prisons, stakes out a covert air base in Nevada from a mountaintop 30 miles away, dissects the Defense Department's multibillion dollar "black" budget, and interviews those who live on the edges of these blank spots. Whether Paglen reports from a hotel room in Vegas, a secret prison in Kabul, or a trailer in Shoshone Indian territory, he is impassioned, rigorous, relentless-and delivers eye-opening details.

The Nine Unknown


Author: Talbot Mundy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312185007
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
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A secret society founded by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka around 270 BC is entrusted with preserving knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. The nine unknown men are entrusted with guarding nine books of secret knowledge. In their fight to keep the books secret they face nine Kali worshipers, who sow confusion and masquerade as the true sages. A priest, Father Cyprian, who is in possession of the books wants to destroy them out of Christian piety but a number of other characters are interested in learning their content.

The Darkest Secret

A Novel
Author: Alex Marwood
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992689
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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“If there has been a better mystery-suspense story written in this decade, I can’t think of it . . . transcend[s] the genre.” —Stephen King “A cruel and cunning mystery . . . Plot-twisting, mind-altering and monstrously funny.” —The New York Times Book Review The latest gripping psychological thriller from Edgar Award winner Alex Marwood When a child goes missing at an opulent house party, it makes international news. But what really happened behind those closed doors? Twelve years ago, Mila Jackson’s three-year-old half-sister Coco disappeared during their father’s fiftieth birthday celebration, leaving behind her identical twin Ruby as the only witness. The girls’ father, Sean, was wealthy and influential, as were the friends gathered at their seaside vacation home for the weekend’s debauchery. The case ignited a media frenzy and forever changed the lives of everyone involved. Now, Sean Jackson is dead, and the people who were present that terrible night must gather once more for a funeral that will reveal that the secrets of the past can never stay hidden. Perfectly paced all the way through its devastating conclusion, The Darkest Secret is one that fans of Gillian Flynn and Liane Moriarty won’t be able to put down.

The Secret World of Oil


Author: Ken Silverstein
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781681937
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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The oil industry provides the lifeblood of modern civilization, and bestselling books have been written about the industry and even individual companies in it, like ExxonMobil. But the modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting ground of fixers, gangsters, dictators, competing governments, and multinational corporations, and until now, no book has set out to tell the story of this largely hidden world. The global fleet of some 11,000 tankers—that's tripled during the past decade—moves approximately 2 billion metric tons of oil annually. And every stage of the route, from discovery to consumption, is tainted by corruption and violence, even if little of that is visible to the public. Based on trips to New York, Washington, Houston, London, Paris, Geneva, Phnom Penh, Dakar, Lagos, Baku, and Moscow, among other far-flung locals, The Secret World of Oil includes up-close portraits of a shadowy Baku-based trader; a high-flying London fixer; and an oil dictator's playboy son who has to choose one of his eleven luxury vehicles when he heads out to party in Los Angeles. Supported by funding from the prestigious Open Society, this is both an entertaining global travelogue and a major work of investigative reporting.

Darkest Secrets of Persuasion and Seduction Masters

How to Protect Yourself and Turn the Power to Good
Author: Tom Marcoux
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615783420
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
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Have you ever been persuaded to do something, and later regretted it? Did someone seduce you and break your heart? This invaluable guide, used by people in 15 countries and now in its second edition, will help you become immune to dark persuasion. Learn to use countermeasures to defend yourself against unethical persuasion and seduction tactics. Break any trance in which a salesperson is trying to get you to buy something not to your benefit. Discover the appropriate uses of persuasion and seduction when your intentions are good and you want to communicate effectively. For example, learn how to date out of your own league. Uncover the successful strategies of ten millionaires and billionaires. For over two decades, Tom Marcoux has helped clients and audiences recognize when persuasion and seduction is being used against them and how to protect themselves against manipulation. These are his best methods. Unleash your hidden power to protect yourself and get what you want. "Tom gives you useful countermeasures to protect you from being darkly manipulated." - David Barron, co-author of Power Persuasion "Learn how to defend yourself against manipulation!" - Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter, author of Your Performing Edge

The Darkest Secret


Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1460399633
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful… Don't miss a single book in this stunning paranormal series from New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter! Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty…. Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun's kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her. Book 7 of Lords of the Underworld. Originally published in 2011.

Nixon's Darkest Secrets

The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President
Author: Don Fulsom
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429941367
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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A veteran White House reporter reveals our 37th president was even more sinister and haunted than we knew. Richard Nixon left the White House in 1974 as our most disgraced president, but the American people never knew the full extent of his demons, deceptions, paranoia, prejudices, hatreds, and chicanery. Calling on his work in covering Nixon, scores of interviews with members of Congress, White House staffers, and others close to our nation's thirty-seventh president, and invaluable, newly declassified documents and recordings, veteran journalist Don Fulsom sheds new light on "Tricky Dick." The author's revelations include: - That the future president sabotaged the 1968 peace talks for political gain - By the time Nixon became president in 1969, he had linked to the mob for more than two decades and, as president, had a close connection with New Orleans boss Carlos Marcello, the most powerful Mafioso in the nation - The president had a drinking problem and top aides referred to him as "Our Drunk"- Nixon had a misogynist streak and was abusive toward first lady Pat Nixon - The intimate and possibly homosexual nature of Nixon's relationship with confidante Charles "Bebe" Rebozo, a banker with mob ties -Testimony alleging that the president had ordered the killing of White House reporter Jack Anderson Fulsom's examination of these and other startling aspects of Nixon's personal and political dimensions paint an unflinching portrait of a leader who was once the most powerful man in the world. Nixon's Darkest Secrets provides a chilling final chapter in literature on our most troubled president.

Dirty Whites and Dark Secrets

Sex and Race in Peyton Place
Author: Sally Hirsh-Dickinson
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611682150
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 221
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The first full-length scholarly study of Peyton Place, Grace Metalious's classic story of New England indiscretion

The Secret History of World War II

Spies, Code Breakers, and Covert Operations
Author: Neil Kagan,Stephen G. Hyslop
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217013
Category: HISTORY
Page: 351
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From spy missions to code breaking, this richly illustrated account of the covert operations of World War II takes readers behind the battle lines and deep into the undercover war effort that changed the course of history. a From the authors who createdaEyewitness to World War IIaand numerous other best-selling illustrated reference books, this is the shocking story behind the covert activity that shaped the outcome of one of the world's greatest conflicts-and the destiny of millions of people. National Geographic's landmark book illuminates World War II as never before by taking you inside the secret lives of spies and spy masters; secret agents and secret armies; Enigma machines and code breakers; psychological warfare and black propaganda; secret weapons and secret battle strategies. Seven heavily illustrated narrative chapters reveal the truth behind the lies and deception that shaped the osecret war;o eight essays showcase hundreds of rare photos and artifacts (many never before seen); more than 50 specially created sidebars tell the stories of spies and secret operations. Renowned historian and top-selling author Stephen Hyslop reveals this little-known side of the war in captivating detail, weaving in extraordinary eyewitness accounts and information only recently declassified. Rare photographs, artifacts, and illuminating graphics enrich this absorbing reference book.

The Darkest Secrets Remain Untold


Author: Thania Duggal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911596714
Category: Poetry
Page: 222
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A collection of poetry. The purpose of this book is to encourage female empowerment, and encourage women to find the courage and strength to fight their battles. The book was written to draw attention to the global concerns such as human trafficking, violence against women, female genital mutilation and war crimes.

Spy trader

the darkest secrets of the cold war
Author: Craig R. Whitney
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780812924619
Category: History
Page: 486
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A true-life spy saga THE NEW YORK TIMES hails as "a fascinating tale, the material of John Le Carre and Len Deighton" and John Le Carre, himself, calls, "a revelation" is now in papareback.

A Lifetime of Secrets


Author: Frank Warren
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006204592X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 100
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The Dark Side of Disney


Author: Leonard Kinsey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615506135
Category: Travel
Page: 172
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THE DARK SIDE OF DISNEY reveals all of the tips, tricks, scams, and stories that THEY don't want you to know about! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by other Disney travel guides, author Leonard Kinsey gives intrepid travelers access to the seamy, raunchy, and often hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney World.From cautionary tales of scoring illegal tickets, to thrilling accounts of exploring off-limits areas, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this completely unauthorized guidebook will change the way you think about vacationing at "The Happiest Place on Earth"."Pack the trunks and leave the kids at Grandma's because THE DARK SIDE is about to make your next Disney vacation the best one ever!" -Chris Mitchell, author of CAST MEMBER CONFIDENTIAL

Story of a Secret State

My Report to the World
Author: Jan Karski
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589019830
Category: Political Science
Page: 464
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Jan Karski’s Story of a Secret State stands as one of the most poignant and inspiring memoirs of World War II and the Holocaust. With elements of a spy thriller, documenting his experiences in the Polish Underground, and as one of the first accounts of the systematic slaughter of the Jews by the German Nazis, this volume is a remarkable testimony of one man’s courage and a nation’s struggle for resistance against overwhelming oppression. Karski was a brilliant young diplomat when war broke out in 1939 with Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Taken prisoner by the Soviet Red Army, which had simultaneously invaded from the East, Karski narrowly escaped the subsequent Katyn Forest Massacre. He became a member of the Polish Underground, the most significant resistance movement in occupied Europe, acting as a liaison and courier between the Underground and the Polish government-in-exile. He was twice smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto, and entered the Nazi’s Izbica transit camp disguised as a guard, witnessing first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust. Karski’s courage and testimony, conveyed in a breathtaking manner in Story of a Secret State, offer the narrative of one of the world’s greatest eyewitnesses and an inspiration for all of humanity, emboldening each of us to rise to the challenge of standing up against evil and for human rights. This definitive edition—which includes a foreword by Madeleine Albright, a biographical essay by Yale historian Timothy Snyder, an afterword by Zbigniew Brzezinski, previously unpublished photos, notes, further reading, and a glossary—is an apt legacy for this hero of conscience during the most fraught and fragile moment in modern history.

Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success
Author: Dr. Stan Beecham
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259836177
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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ELITE MINDS THINK ALIKE. Discover the winning secrets of the world’s most successful people. As a top-level sport psychologist and performance consultant, Dr. Stan Beeham knows what it takes to succeed—on the playing field, in the board room, and in all aspects of life. This award-winning book takes you inside the minds of major-league athletes, Olympic medal winners, and world-class business leaders to reveal the key motivators and mental processes that drive people to victory. Learn how to: RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN to think like a winner. CONQUER YOUR FEARS and go after your goals. ACHIEVE PEAK PERFORMANCE and reach your full potential. BECOME WHO YOU WANT TO BE mentally, physically, personally and professionally. Whether you’re a self starter, team player, or corporate leader, you can apply these proven mind techniques to any field or endeavor—quickly, easily, and effectively. Filled with power-boosting mental exercises, positive attitude adjusters, and inspiring true stories of individual success, the book provides all the tools you need to set your goals, sharpen your focus, and achieve your personal best. It’s like having your own private coach cheering you on every step of the way. If you can think it, you can do it—with the game-changing power of Elite Minds. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award—Updated and Expanded Edition

The Deepest Secret

A Novel
Author: Carla Buckley
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345539664
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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For fans of Jodi Picoult, Kim Edwards, and William Landay, The Deepest Secret is part intimate family drama, part gripping page-turner, exploring the profound power of the truths we’re scared to face . . . about our marriages, our children, and ourselves. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Twelve years ago, Eve Lattimore’s life changed forever. Her two-year-old son Tyler on her lap, her husband’s hand in hers, she waited for the child’s devastating diagnosis: XP, a rare genetic disease, a fatal sensitivity to sunlight. Eve remembers that day every morning as she hustles Tyler up the stairs from breakfast before the sun rises, locking her son in his room, curtains drawn, computer glowing, as he faces another day of virtual schooling, of virtual friendships. But every moment of vigilance is worth it. This is Eve’s job, to safeguard her boy against the light, to protect his fragile life each day, to keep him alive—maybe even long enough for a cure to be found. Tonight, Eve’s life is about to change again, forever. It’s only an instant on a rainy road—just a quick text as she sits behind the wheel—and another mother’s child lies dead in Eve’s headlights. The choice she faces is impossible: confess and be taken from Tyler, or drive away and start to lie like she’s never lied before. Praise for The Deepest Secret “A taut family drama . . . smart and thrilling.”—People “Elegant, poignant, and utterly riveting . . . a suspenseful tale of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice that will leave you asking how far a mother really should go to protect her family and wondering about the cost of the secrets we all keep, even from ourselves.”—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia “Exceptionally moving and unrelentingly suspenseful . . . everything a great novel, and thriller, should be.”—Providence Journal “Superb . . . The story offers the intricate suspense and surprise of a thriller, along with rich characterizations and nuanced writing. . . . A gripping read and a memorable reflection on the conflicting imperatives of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Carla Buckley masterfully portrays an ordinary family trapped in a heart-wrenching crisis.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob “Fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this compelling blend of ripped-from-the-headlines suspense and close-to-your-heart characters.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing From the Trade Paperback edition.

Body of Secrets

Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
Author: James Bamford
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307425053
Category: Political Science
Page: 784
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The National Security Agency is the world’s most powerful, most far-reaching espionage. Now with a new afterword describing the security lapses that preceded the attacks of September 11, 2001, Body of Secrets takes us to the inner sanctum of America’s spy world. In the follow-up to his bestselling Puzzle Palace, James Banford reveals the NSA’s hidden role in the most volatile world events of the past, and its desperate scramble to meet the frightening challenges of today and tomorrow. Here is a scrupulously documented account—much of which is based on unprecedented access to previously undisclosed documents—of the agency’s tireless hunt for intelligence on enemies and allies alike. Body of secrets is a riveting analysis of this most clandestine of agencies, a major work of history and investigative journalism. A New York Times Notable Book

The Dark World


Author: Cara Lynn Shultz
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373211201
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 370
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After being attacked by a fire demon, Paige Kelly, who can speak with the dead and whose best friend is a ghost, teams up with demon-slayer Logan Bradley and finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons.