The Worlds of Herman Kahn: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War

By Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi

Herman Kahn was once the one nuclear strategist in the United States who may need made a dwelling as a standup comic. certainly, galumphing round levels around the nation, joking his manner via one ugly thermonuclear state of affairs after one other, he got here frighteningly shut. In telling the tale of Herman Kahn, whose 1960 booklet On Thermonuclear War catapulted him into famous person, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi captures an period that remains a great deal with us--a time whose innocence, ugly nuclear humor, and outrageous yet lethal critical visions of annihilation have their echoes within the "known unknowns and unknown unknowns" that consultant policymakers in our personal embattled international.

Portraying a existence that mixed facets of Lenny Bruce, Hitchcock, and Kubrick, Ghamari-Tabrizi provides no longer one Herman Kahn, yet many--one who spoke the suffocatingly dry argot of the nuclear specialists, one other whose buffoonery conveyed the creative absurdity of all of it, and numerous others who capered earlier than the general public, ambiguous, baffling, consistently open to interpretation. This, then, is a narrative of 1 completely unusual and eye-catching guy in addition to a cultural background of our second. In Herman Kahn's international is a serious lesson approximately how chilly warfare analysts realized to fill within the ciphers of strategic uncertainty, and hence how we as a state discovered to reside with the primarily artistic caliber of process, within which uncertainty generates extravagant risk eventualities.

Revealing the metaphysical at the back of the dryly planned, it appears functional dialogue of nuclear process, this ebook depicts the construction of an international the place smart males model anything out of Nothing--and establishes Herman Kahn as our first virtuoso of the unknown unknowns.

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Blind Faith

By Joe McGinniss

The Marshalls have been the version family members of Tom’s River, New Jersey, residing the yankee dream of all that cash may perhaps purchase. Rob Marshall used to be the large breadwinner, king of the rustic membership set. Maria Marshall was once his stunningly attractive spouse and the precise mother to their 3 nice little ones.

Then one evening Rob, his head bloodied, said Maria have been brutally slain. Sympathy poured in—until disquieting evidence started to surface…and the genuine tale of adultery, playing, medications and homicide tore the masks off Rob Marshall and the blinders off the city that notion he may well do no unsuitable…

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Dead of Night

By Gary C. King

Appealing, cherished university sophomore Brianna Denison used to be domestic for the vacations in Reno, Nevada. After an extended evening out, she crashed on a friend's sofa. it might be the final time the kid psychology significant used to be obvious alive. Her strangled physique was once present in a box approximately a month later.

But Brianna was once no longer the 1st sufferer of a assassin with a tense fetish, and the persistence to look for his favourite prey--petite, weak brunettes. In unflinching element Gary C. King recounts the search for James Biela, an ex-Marine became rapist and killer. The research could lead professionals to a maze of afflicted relationships, the most important DNA proof, and eventually a dying sentence--bringing this stunning true-life mystery to a chilling finish. . .

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"A page?turner for true?crime fans." ??Vincent Bugliosi

"Will go away you gasping." --Jack Olsen

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Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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Intervention

By Robin Cook

Bestselling writer Robin cook dinner returns with one other ripped-from-the- headlines mystery, as manhattan urban scientific detective Jack Stapleton investigates the promises-and lethal risks-of replacement drugs and is led deep into the center of a non secular conspiracy...

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After the Storm: A Kate Burkholder Novel

By Linda Castillo

A common catastrophe SHEDS a few gentle ON A DECADES-OLD homicide within the most up-to-date mystery FROM NEW YORK instances BESTSELLING writer LINDA CASTILLO.

while a twister tears via Painters Mill and finds human continues to be, leader of Police Kate Burkholder is tasked with the accountability of deciding upon the bones and notifying the relatives. whilst facts emerges that the loss of life was once no coincidence, Kate quickly unearths herself plunged right into a thirty-year-old case that takes her deep into the Amish group to which she as soon as belonged.

“Remarkable. . . hidden family members secretsand not going murderers flip the serene panorama into fertile flooring for this chilling tale.”―Publishers Weekly

in the meantime, turmoil moves as regards to domestic as Kate’s budding courting with country agent John Tomasetti reaches the brink. Can they climate the hurricane that threatens to rip them aside? less than siege from an unknown assailant―and her personal own demons―Kate digs deep into the case merely to find evidence of an incredible atrocity, a plethora of kin secrets and techniques and the lengths to which humans will visit safeguard their own.

“castillo skillfully weaves the attitudes and behavior of the Amish…[a] transparent, dramatic portrait.”―BOokpage

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The Last Days (Political Thrillers Series #2)

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Osama bin weighted down is lifeless. Saddam's regime is buried. Baghdad lies in ruins. Now the eyes of the area are on Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy, senior White residence advisors, as they come within the center East to supply a ancient Arab-Israeli peace plan and the yankee president's new imaginative and prescient of freedom and democracy. yet within the shadows lie males whose hearts are choked with evil―men for whom the chance of peace is going opposed to every little thing they suspect. and shortly one terrifying scheme after one other starts to spread. As Jon and Erin face a conflict for regulate of Jerusalem and the Holy Land and an Iraqi plan to rebuild historic Babylon, they can not aid yet ask yourself: Are such symptoms proof that they're dwelling within the final days ahead of the go back of Christ?

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Light Thickens (Inspectr Roderick Alleyn)

By Ngaio Marsh

The undesirable information: this is often the final in Ngaio Marsh's amazing “Inspector Alleyn” sequence. the nice: it truly is one in all her best possible. the key to Light Thickens' luck could lie in its mixture of a few of Marsh's maximum passions, together with her local New Zealand –in the individual of, surprisingly, a Maori personality – and the theater. certainly, the plot facilities on a creation of…well, let's skirt catastrophe by means of calling it “the Scottish play,” a play that Dame Ngaio produced and directed numerous occasions. between theater folks, the Scottish play is taken into account unfortunate, rather a lot in order that culture calls for an individual who utters its right identify behind the scenes to go away the development, spin round, spit, curse, after which request permission to re-enter. For Ngaio Marsh, notwithstanding, it kind of feels to were particularly the opposite: gentle Thickens is “a wonderful swansong,” acknowledged England's Observer, and the Los Angeles Times agreed, asserting “No playwright might devise a greater curtain” than the single Dame Ngaio selected for her personal career.

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Exit Strategy

By Kelley Armstrong

From the writer of the acclaimed ladies of the Otherworld sequence comes a thrilling new heroine whose such a lot mystery identification is either lucrative…and deadly.

Regulars at Nadia’s nature inn don’t ask what she does within the low season. And that’s a superb factor. If she advised them, she’d need to kill them. She’s a success lady for a Mafia family members. difficult and self-sufficient, Nadia doesn’t owe an individual any reasons. yet that doesn’t suggest she consistently works by myself. one in all her contacts has recruited her in quest of a ruthlessly effective serial killer slicing a swath of terror around the state. The murderer is much too expert to be an amateur—and the precision of the killings is bringing the Feds a lot too as regards to the hit guy group for comfort.

To placed an finish to the murders, Nadia must flip herself from predator to prey as she employs each trick she is familiar with to discover the killer. earlier than the killer reveals her…

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The Omega Theory: A Novel

By Mark Alpert

“T he wolf shall live with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the child. And a baby shall lead them.” She smiled. “That’s you, Michael. That’s why Brother Cyrus wishes you. You’re going to assist us satisfy the prophecy.”

The Omega concept opens with media reviews that, regardless of U.S. warnings, Iran has verified a nuclear bomb. however the blast from the machine is varied and much extra harmful than that of any past nuclear weapon. Surveillance tools exhibit that for one cut up moment an occasion happened that had now not taken position because the great Bang fourteen billion years in the past. in the meantime, technology historian David quick and quantum physicist Monique Reynolds study that their autistic son, Michael, has been abducted by way of a militant cult referred to as the real Believers. Michael, a descendant of Albert Einstein, has inherited Einstein’s extraordinary intelligence and is the single individual on the planet who understands Einstein’s final secret—the ultimate idea, a collection of equations which can clarify the entire forces of nature. in simple terms those that comprehend the main to construction may understand how to spoil it. The Iranian nuclear blast is an indication of this figuring out. quickly David and Monique observe their determined look for Michael can also be a determined race to prevent the bad strength of the speculation from being unleashed. becoming a member of forces with FBI Agent Lucille Parker, David and Monique race from the outdated urban of Jerusalem to the deserts of Turkmenistan to rescue Michael and prevent the cult’s enthusiast chief. Their trip proves simply how tricky it's to prevent people who find themselves keen to die within the identify of God. Praised by way of bestselling friends resembling Douglas Preston and James Rollins, Mark Alpert exhibits he's on the most sensible of his writing online game and the innovative of technological know-how, seamlessly weaving truth and fiction with nonstop heart-pounding motion during this explosive mystery. We won't ever see our universe in particularly a similar manner again.

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Every Fear

By Rick Mofina

Each worry, is the second one e-book in Rick Mofina's acclaimed new sequence, which debuted with THE death HOUR. The sequence brought rookie crime reporter Jason Wade, and used to be not just a bestseller, however the foreign mystery Writers chosen The loss of life Hour as a top PAPERBACK unique FINALIST for a mystery AWARD.

With each worry, Mofina takes suspense to an entire new point in a heart-pounding tale that strikes like a real crime case torn from modern headlines.

On a typical morning, Maria Colson takes her child son Dylan to the nook shop. She merely turns her again for a couple of seconds. whilst she seems to be back, she sees his empty stroller, whilst he's being kidnapped right into a ready van. Maria climbs onto the van, yet is violently thrown to the line the place she is left for lifeless because the van vanishes with no hint.

As Maria fights for her lifestyles and her anguished younger husband retains a beside vigil, The FBI and police throughout metro Sea-Tac and Washington country, look for Dylan.

Across the town, Seattle reflect reporter Jason Wade is below loads of strain to usher in a major tale, and the Colson kidnapping will be it. It’s definitely a weird and wonderful case with items that simply don’t upload up: The Colsons are a hard-working couple. Former highschool sweethearts. No difficulties. No enemies.

Then Jason and his dad, a personal detective haunted by means of his former existence as a cop, find a grisly homicide of a tender girl that's someway hooked up to the Colsons.

Now, in a gloomy Seattle underground of determined dreamers and ex-convicts, Jason, embarks an research that parallels one led through murder Detective Grace Garner.

They're either looking for the only piece of the puzzle that connects the baby’s disappearance with a sping-tingling case of revenge. And time is operating out, simply because whoever took little Dylan Colson is extra risky than an individual might ever imagine.

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