The riveting account of former head of Massachusetts State Police Thomas J. Foley's twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and of Foley's key role in exposing the FBI's protection of Bulger's criminal empire.June 23, 2011. The news of the notorious gangster Whitey Bulger's capture after sixteen years on the FBI's Most Wanted list swept the nation. Many breathed a sigh of relief. But for Thomas J. Foley, a former Massachusetts state police colonel and the investigator who sparked Bulger's flight from Boston, the moment was bittersweet. The FBI may have caught Bulger, but as Foley had painfully discovered almost two decades before, they were also responsible for his escape. It has been known that Whitey Bulger was a secret informant for the FBI, but it has never been revealed until now that the FBI was actually actively protecting Bulger from Foley, effectively derailing Foley's efforts to stop Bulger's horrific crime sprees time and again. At one point, the FBI even presented Foley with a plaque at a holiday party that read the Most Hated Man in Law Enforcement, a not-so-subtle suggestion that he and his team should lay off their investigation. Most Wanted is a true-life thriller, and Foley is the hero at its center. His investigative efforts resulted in criminal convictions of a half-dozen of Boston's most notorious thugs and also led to the conviction of John Connolly, one of the FBI agents who abetted Bulger; Connolly is now serving a forty-year prison sentence. In this book, Foley, a cop's cop, honestly recounts how his wide-eyed admiration for the nation's top law enforcement agency was gradually transformed by dark realities he didn't want to believe.
In the tradition of Who Owns the Future, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs, improve our lives, and form “an ethereal interconnection of gadgets and human desires that...will pervade our lives in the very near future” (The Wall Street Journal).We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development, a world in which technology becomes more human. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and even learn to think ahead on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace—Enchanted Objects.In Rose’s vision of the future, technology atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such innovations will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships, channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life.Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a “delightful” (The New York Times) blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses. It is essential reading for designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wishes to take a glimpse into the future.
Find Your Match
This eBook original features advice from Become Your Own Matchmaker by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger on how to snag the man of your dreams. In this easy and accessible guide, Find Your Match, Patti gives priceless advice on finding your prince with three steps from her book Become Your Own Matchmaker. In Step One: Make Your Own Matchmaking Map, Patti reveals where to find single men. In Step Two: Qualifying the Buyer, she teaches you how to determine whether he's worth your time, and in Step Three: Adventures in Dating, she runs down the dos and don'ts of dating. Finally a book that's optimistic, practical, specific, and really gives you useful advice on how to go out there and meet your man. Liz Tuccillo, bestselling coauthor of He's Just Not That Into You
Connections is a brilliant examination of the ideas, inventions, and coincidences that have culminated in the major technological achievements of today.How did the popularity of underwear in the twelfth century lead to the invention of the printing press? How did the waterwheel evolve into the computer? How did the arrival of the cannon lead eventually to the development of movies?In this highly acclaimed and bestselling book, James Burke brilliantly examines the ideas, inventions, and coincidences that have culminated in the major technological advances of today. With dazzling insight, he untangles the pattern of interconnecting events: the accidents of time, circumstance, and place that gave rise to the major inventions of the world.Says Burke, "My purpose is to acquaint the reader with some of the forces that have caused change in the past, looking in particular at eight innovations—the computer, the production line, telecommunications, the airplane, the atomic bomb, plastics, the guided rocket, and television—which may be most influential in structuring our own futures....Each one of these is part of a family of similar devices, and is the result of a sequence of closely connected events extending from the ancient world until the present day. Each has enormous potential for humankind's benefit—or destruction."Based on a popular TV documentary series, Connections is a fascinating scientific detective story of the inventions that changed history—and the surprising links that connect them.
School of Fish
From the acclaimed executive chef of a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant comes a comprehensive, beautifully designed guide to cooking fish, for home cooks of all skill levels.School of Fish is an all-encompassing culinary education in one handy not to mention gorgeously photographed cookbook. Ben Pollinger, executive chef of upscale Manhattan restaurant Oceana, distills years of experience working in some of the world's best restaurants in this no-nonsense book that demystifies the art of cooking seafood. With more than 100 recipes organized by technique from the easiest to the most advanced, Pollinger takes you through the ins and outs of baking, roasting, braising, broiling, steaming, poaching, grilling, frying, sauteing, and of course seasoning. In addition, he offers up terrific recipes for basics (like Homemade Hot Sauce and Fish Fumet); dressed fish (from ceviche to tartars); salads, pasta, rice, and sides (such as Salmon Salad with Spinach, Dill, and Mustard Vinaigrette); soups and chowders (including Gazpacho with Seared Scallops); and one-pot meals (like Caribbean Fish Stew and Thai-Style Bouillabaisse). And to round out your seafood education, School of Fish includes a Fish-ionary, a Guide to Unusual Ingredients, and detailed step-by-step photos to complement the 100 photographed recipes. As appealing in its presentation as it is useful, this guide outlines all the skills you need for perfecting your culinary craft. So whether you're a home cook trying something new or an experienced afishionado, School of Fish will turn you into a better cook and an authority on all things seafood.
Parenting Without Power Struggles
“I trust Susan Stiffelman with my heart, my family, and my community. She knows that what goes on in my home every day is brutal and beautiful and hard and holy. She understands that while we are raising our children, we are still raising ourselves.” —Glennon Doyle Melton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior From a family therapist, parenting expert and respected advice columnist for AOL’s HuffPost Parents comes a unique approach to parenting that can help eliminate drama, meltdowns, and power struggles. Do you ever find yourself asking . . . ? How can you get your children to do their homework without meltdowns, threats or bribes? ? How can you have a drama-free morning where the kids actually get out the door in time for school? ? How can you better manage your kids’ screen time without making them want to hide what they’re doing from you? Family therapist Susan Stiffelman is here to help. While most parenting programs are designed to coerce kids to change, Parenting Without Power Struggles does something innovative, showing you how to come alongside your children to awaken their natural instincts to cooperate, rather than at them with threats or bribes, which inevitably fuels their resistance. By staying calm and being the confident “Captain of the ship” your child needs, you will learn how to parent from a place of strong, durable connection, and you’ll be better able to help your kids navigate the challenging moments of growing up. Drawing upon her successful practice and packed with real-life stories, Parenting Without Power Struggles is an extraordinary guidebook for transforming the day-to-day lives of busy parents—and the children they love.
No One Has to Die Alone
No One Has to Die Alone offers meaningful insights and practical tools to rise above fear and make a difference in how we face the transition of death, dying, and bereavement. Caring for a terminally ill loved one can be the single biggest challenge of your life. Drawing from her experience sitting with over 500 people as they died and caring for her own terminally ill father, Dr. Lani Leary gently guides caregivers, family, and friends through the difficult transitions of illness, death, and bereavement. No One Has to Die Alone offers the practical skills, vocabulary, and insights needed to truly address the needs of a dying loved one while caring for yourself through the process. Dr. Leary shows both patient and caregiver how to rise above feelings of fear and isolation to find peace and meaning in each person’s unique end-of-life experience. Whether used as a reference book to address a particular challenge or read from start to finish, this is a must-read for anyone facing death or the loss of a loved one. You’ll learn: ? how to listen to and support a loved one’s needs; ? what to expect as a loved one declines and the different grieving processes and tasks; ? the key to supporting a grieving child; ? what resources are available for patients and caregivers; ? the lessons of near-death experiences and the value of after-death communications.
The 17 Day Diet Cookbook
Based on the New York Times bestselling book and revolutionary diet program that has swept the nation, a collection of easy, delicious, and healthy recipes that will help readers lose weight fast, and keep it off.The #1 bestselling 17 Day Diet offers a lifetime plan for shedding pounds fast in a safe and lasting way. Now, The 17 Day Diet Cookbook is here to help you meet your weight loss goals in a healthy and delicious way. Packed with brand-new recipes, The 17 Day Diet Cookbook offers an easy way to prepare healthy meals at home that will appeal to the whole family. Organized to help you follow the diet's 17-day cycles, the cookbook contains easy recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts. Designed for the busy home cook, these nutritious and tasty dishes take about half an hour of active preparation and do not taste like diet food. You will be able to craft great meals that will satisfy everyone you're feeding while helping you reach your weight loss goals.
Commander in Chic
With her classic with a twist sensibility, Michelle Obama oozes chic! Mikki Taylor, one of the nation's foremost authorities on fashion, beauty, and style, has taken Mrs. Obama as her muse, to write the book women who admire them both have been waiting for, Commander in Chic. The nation's major networks, radio stations, and newspapers call on Mikki Taylor not only to discuss the Obama look and its feverish impact on style, but to hear Taylor's own smart advice on looking polished and pulled together. She's been privy to Obama's style philosophy as well as that of countless celebs through her longtime role as beauty and cover director at Essence magazine, where she collaborated with Obama's team on fashion and beauty choices for prime photo shoots for the magazine. Now Taylor is sharing the keys to the Obama look with her diary-like observations, tips, and Mikki-isms (her short, ultra-clever style aphorisms) for women everywhere. Mikki knows we all want to possess a signature look and a wardrobe of bankable pieces that allow us the kind of versatility where we never have to worry about what to wear again! Consider Commander in Chic as your personal style diary one where you'll find everything you need to know to possess great style simply, effortlessly, and for keeps. Cover-to-cover, the book is full of stunning photo-graphs that take the guesswork out of what works. Every chapter in the book shares the kinds of concrete information and inspiring style ideas that not only make getting dressed a fabulous experience, but define what will make you a woman to remember! Here is everything you need to know about style from your glossary of high-performance hair products and do how-to's to the best makeup finds and techniques to what you need to know to grow your nails long and strong to the most polished hues for all skin tones. In The Gam Slam, Taylor tells you how to work summer-pretty legs year-round from how to keep them even-toned and satiny smooth to vein-free. Mikki took great care in talking to the experts about what we need to know to manage our lives from the inside out from our mental and physical health and wellness to the importance of self-nurturing. As a result, you'll find guiding principles on diet and exercise for the various stages of your life from age twenty and beyond. You'll also find the critical information you need to know to nourish your well-being so you can continue to be the empowered woman you are called to be. All in all, Commander in Chic is a gold mine of information that will inspire you from head to toe, inside and out on how to truly style, now and for years to come.
Seal the Deal
This eBook original features advice from Become Your Own Matchmaker by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger on how to make your relationship last. In Seal the Deal, Patti offers tips on ensuring that you live happily ever after with three steps from her book Become Your Own Matchmaker. In Step One: First Days of Infatuation, Patti teaches you how to maintain perspective during the high of the first ninety days. In Step Two: Relationship Reality Check, she explains how to determine whether he's the one, and in Step Three: Negotiating the Ring, Patti offers advice on how to get him down the aisle. Patti lets you in on all her hard-earned matchmaking secrets. Liz Tuccillo, bestselling coauthor of He's Just Not That Into You
Raise Your Desirability Factor
This eBook original features advice from Become Your Own Matchmaker by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger on how to stand out in the highly competitive dating market. In Raise Your Desirability Factor, Patti helps you prepare mentally and physically for the dating world with two steps from her book Become Your Own Matchmaker. In Step One: Dating Detox, Patti teaches you to take a thirty to ninety day dating break to recharge so that you'll be mentally and spiritually ready to attract men. Based on what thousands of men have told her, Step Two: Mirror, Mirror offers tips for getting into top dating condition to make you feel sexier, skinnier, and absolutely scintillating from head to toe. A fun and informative read. Patti turns the challenges of dating into a few easy steps that will change your life and get you on the path to finding your soul mate! Tori Spelling, bestselling author of uncharted terriTORI, and Dean McDermott
Sins of the Father
The true story of how Sal Polisi—a member of a New York crime family and author of The Sinatra Club—turned his back on the mob and spoke out against organized crime. As a wiseguy for some of New York’s biggest crime families, “Crazy Sal” Polisi couldn’t imagine another way of life. Until the day he was busted and faced life behind bars. Then he decided it was time to talk—not so much for himself, but for the sake of his two teenaged sons. But Polisi discovered a chilling truth—no one squeals on the mob. Forced to assume a new identity moving from town to town in the middle of the night, his sons chose to stand by their father. In exchange for federal protection, Polisi took a huge gamble—he decided to testify against John Gotti, the reputed head of New York’s powerful Gambino family. As packed with shocking insider details as Nicholas Pileggi’s Wiseguy and as gripping as The Godfather—only true—Sal Polisi’s story marks his captivating transformation from ruthless criminal to devoted father and crusader against organized crime.
The Truth in Small Doses
A provocative, eye-opening history of the war on cancer, The Truth in Small Dosesasks why we are losing this essential fight and charts a path forward.OVER THE PAST HALF CENTURY, deaths from heart disease, stroke, and so many other killers have fallen dramatically. But cancer continues to kill with abandon. In 2013, despite a four-decade “war” against the disease that has cost hundreds of billions of dollars, more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and nearly six hundred thousand will die from it.A decade ago, Clifton Leaf, a celebrated journalist and a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress fighting this terrifying disease. The result is a gripping narrative that reveals why the public’s immense investment in research has been badly misspent, why scientists seldom collaborate and share their data, why new drugs are so expensive yet routinely fail, and why our best hope for progress—brilliant young scientists— are now abandoning the search for a cure. The Truth in Small Doses is that rare tale that will both outrage readers and inspire conversation and change.
The Left-Hander Syndrome
Nine out of every ten human beings are naturally right-handed. Those who were?not?right-handed were feared, shunned, or forcibly retrained in many periods and cultures. Indeed, some members of fundamentalist sects still regard left-handers as in league with the devil, and prejudices against left-handers are reflected in the multiple associations of right with good and left with bad that have become enshrined in everyday language and folklore. A “left-handed compliment” is actually an insult, and the dictionary definition of left-handed includes the terms “awkward,” “clumsy,” “ill-omened,” and “Illegitimate.”
Countdown to My Birth
This day by day account of pregnancy will help expecting mothers discover captivating facts like when your baby is the length and weight of a hot dog roll, when the heart begins to beat, when their eyes open and they begin to look around, and 277 additional daily developmental facts beginning with "making me" and concluding with the "arrival." This book will warm a mom's heart and soul. It's the making of a miracle and a keepsake forever Jodie Lynn, syndicated family columnist for Parent to Parent.“A fun way to keep track of the changes in your developing baby and get ready for the even bigger changes ahead.” —Rachel Bye, MD, pediatrician “This book will warm a mom’s heart and soul. It’s the making of a miracle and a keepsake forever” —Jodie Lynn, syndicated family columnist for Parent to Parent.
The Laws of Medicine
Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine—and how understanding these principles can empower us all.Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a “science”? Sciences must have laws—statements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have laws like other sciences?Dr. Mukherjee has spent his career pondering this question—a question that would ultimately produce some of most serious thinking he would do around the tenets of his discipline—culminating in The Laws of Medicine. In this important treatise, he investigates the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career that ultimately led him to identify the three key principles that govern medicine.Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important book is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee’s signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical read, not just for those in the medical profession, but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being is being treated. Ultimately, this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine, now and into the future.
“Much more than a coming-of-age story, Badluck Way is an important meditation on what it means to share space and breathe the same air as truly wild animals, and the necessary damage that can occur when boundaries are crossed” (Tom Groneberg, author of The Secret Life of Cowboys).In this gripping memoir of a young man, a wolf, their parallel lives and ultimate collision, Bryce Andrews describes life on the remote, windswept Sun Ranch in southwest Montana. The Sun’s twenty thousand acres of rangeland occupy a still-wild corner of southwest Montana—a high valley surrounded by mountain ranges and steep creeks with portentous names like Grizzly and Bad Luck. Just over the border from Yellowstone National Park, the Sun holds giant herds of cattle and elk amid many predators—bears, mountain lions, and wolves.In lyrical, haunting language, Andrews recounts marathon days and nights of building fences, riding, roping, and otherwise learning the hard business of caring for cattle, an initiation that changes him from an idealistic city kid into a skilled ranch hand. But when wolves suddenly begin killing the ranch’s cattle, Andrews has to shoulder a rifle, chase the pack, and do what he’d hoped he would never have to do. Called “an elegant memoir” by the Great Falls Tribune, Badluck Way is about transformation and complications, about living with dirty hands every day. It is about the hard choices that wake us at night and take a lifetime to reconcile. Above all, Badluck Way celebrates the breathtaking beauty of wilderness and the satisfaction of hard work on some of the harshest, most beautiful land in the world.
This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save Working People
Elizabeth Warren is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of ten books, including A Fighting Chance, a national bestseller that received widespread critical acclaim. One of nation’s most influential progressives, she has long been a champion of working families and the middle class. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann.
Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983. She is the author of the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth, and of a collection of essays called Sidewalks. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers such as Letras Libres, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Freeman’s, El Pais and Harper’s and she is published in fifteen languages. She is currently professor of Romance Language and Literature at Hofstra University and lives in New York City.
Botany (Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of)
Compiled by a team of scientists,and edited by Jill Bailey in consultation with Sir John Burnett, Chairman of the Trustees,National Biodiversity Network and Dr Andrew Lack,Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology,Oxford Brookes University
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Matt Ridley received his BA and D Phil at Oxford researching the evolution of behaviour. He has been science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor of The Economist. He has a regular column in the Daily Telegraph. He is also the author of The Red Queen (1993) and The Origins of Virtue (1996). Matt Ridley is currently the chairman of The International Centre for Life.