Gerard Sweeney

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The Path Between the Seas

• <b>Author:</b> David McCullough<p>The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.<p>From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author …

Bone Broth

• <b>Author:</b> Quinn Farrar Wilson<p>Discover the amazing natural healing powers of bone broth, the ancient cure-all that is making waves as today's newest health food trend. The miracle broth has been said to heal inflammation, improve skin, aid digestion, and strengthen joints, among a long list of other …

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

• <b>Author:</b> Mary Beard<p>New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015<p>A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman …

The Obstacle Is the Way

• <b>Author:</b> Ryan Holiday<p><b>The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do.</b><br>Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish …

Linda Bradford Raschke – 50 Time Tested Classic Stock Trading Rules

Excellent trading advice from <b>Linda Bradford Raschke</b> which makes for a great addition to my <b>Trading Rules</b>. Check them for more trading rules from great …

Is solar set to take over the world?

It's the largest power plant of its kind. Built in the Moroccan desert, the $765 million Noor-Ouarzazate complex is set to power over a million homes.<p>…

China wants to build a $50tn global wind and solar power grid

<b>Chinese Megaproject</b><p>It seems that China likes building big things. Take the Great Wall of China. The country has been constructing bigger (and …

Renewable Energy

A roadmap to reducing food waste

In the US, 63 million tons of food goes to waste every year, which represents $218 billion spent on growing, processing, transporting, and disposing …

Sustainability

Mini The Boathouse Thai Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Chef Tummanoon Puunchun<p><b>Featuring over 40 recipes from Thailand’s famous restaurant, The Boathouse Restaurant, this cookbook contains everything you need to cook like Executive Chef Tummanoon Punchun.</b> The Boathouse Restaurant has been a top destination in Phuket for almost 30 years. This low …

Franklin Barbecue

• <b>Author:</b> Aaron Franklin & Jordan Mackay<p><b>A complete meat and brisket-cooking education from the country's most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue.</b><p>When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, …

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Keller and Others<p>“This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”—Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real EstateAnyone who seeks financial wealth …

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944

• <b>Author:</b> Ian W. Toll<p>New York Times Bestseller “A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr. Toll’s mastery of the naval-war narrative.” —Wall Street Journal<p>This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War—the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944—when parallel Allied …

The Good Soldiers

• <b>Author:</b> David Finkel<p>It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. He called it the surge. "Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations to secure Baghdad did not. Well, here are the …

The Liberator

• <b>Author:</b> Alex Kershaw<p><b>The untold story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War.</b> <br>Written with Alex Kershaw's trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, <i>The Liberator</i> traces the remarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks through the …

Zero Footprint

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Chase & Ralph Pezzullo<p>NATIONAL BESTSELLER<p>A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting.<p>Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions--this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were …

The Generals

• <b>Author:</b> Winston Groom<p>Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall, from World War I to World War II. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest …

Worth Dying For

• <b>Author:</b> Rorke Denver<p>In a fast-paced and action-packed narrative, Navy SEAL commander Rorke Denver tackles the questions that have emerged about America’s past decade at war—from what makes a hero to why we fight and what it does to us.<p>Heroes are not always the guys who jump on grenades. Sometimes, …

50 Hearty (And Easy) Chili Recipes

Cooking

Destiny and Power

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Meacham<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review | Time | NPR | St. Louis Post-Dispatch</b><br>In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning …

BP's Bob Dudley: Oil Will Be Lower Than You Think For Longer

There’s three interesting little economic points we can take from this interview with BP's‘s Bob Dudley, the CEO of the company. Sure, specifically he’s talking about the oil market which isn’t quite our focus here, but that market does allow us to highlight three of those underlying economic …

Oil & Gas Industry

Scaling Up

• <b>Author:</b> Verne Harnish<p>Winner of the 2015 International Book Awards for General Business<p>Winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for General Business<p>Winner of the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medal for Non-Fiction Business<p>Winner of the 2015 Paris Book Festival Award …

The Quiet Professional

• <b>Author:</b> Alan Hoe<p>Major Richard J. "Dick" Meadows is renowned in military circles as a key figure in the development of the U.S. Army Special Operations. A highly decorated war veteran of the engagements in Korea and Vietnam, Meadows was instrumental in the founding of the U.S. Delta Force and …

The Last Stand of Fox Company

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Drury<p>November 1950, the Korean Peninsula: After General MacArthur ignores Mao’s warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their …

Salt

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Kurlansky<p>In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the …

Hero Found

• <b>Author:</b> Bruce Henderson<p>From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of And the Sea Will Tell comes Hero Found: the incredible but true story of Dieter Dengler, the only pilot to escape captivity from a POW camp in the Laotian jungle during the Vietnam War. This amazing story of triumph over …

The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

• <b>Author:</b> Frederick Downs Jr.<p>“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army Times<br>Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow …