Brandon Stanton is an American author, photographer, and blogger. He is the author of Humans of New York, a photoblog and book.

  • An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt

    An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt is a work by Theodore Roosevelt now brought to you in this new edition of the timeless classic.

  • Benjamin Franklin

    In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America’s founders helped define our national character.,Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin???s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, America???s best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind Poor Richard???s Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation???s alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution.,In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin???s amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

  • Hitler

    ???Magisterial . . . anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw.??????Niall Ferguson,???The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century??? (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw???s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler???s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siecle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw???s richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels???s diaries, Kershaw addresses the crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively. 151 photos; 8 maps

  • Poor Richard’s Almanack

    A collection of Ben Franklin’s timeless maxims, rules, and aphorisms.

  • Snow Crash

    One of Time???s 100 best English-language novels.,A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you???ll recognize it immediately.,Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison???a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.,In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo???s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he???s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that???s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.,???[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon???s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.??????The San Francisco Bay Guardian,???Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.??????William Gibson???Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.??????The New York Times Book Review

  • Stalin

    The most authoritative and engrossing biography of the notorious dictator ever written.,Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk???s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin’s policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator???s life while assembling many hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that altered the course of world history.,In brief, revealing prologues to each chapter, Khlevniuk takes his reader into Stalin???s favorite dacha, where the innermost circle of Soviet leadership gathered as their vozhd lay dying. Chronological chapters then illuminate major themes: Stalin???s childhood, his involvement in the Revolution and the early Bolshevik government under Lenin, his assumption of undivided power and mandate for industrialization and collectivization, the Terror, World War II, and the postwar period. At the book???s conclusion, the author presents a cogent warning against nostalgia for the Stalinist era.

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    American icon Benjamin Franklin is known for many things: he published the famous ,, helped found the world-famous University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. His iconography is everywhere. His likeness adorns, among other things, the United States’ hundred-dollar bill. Franklin was a wildly intriguing personality, as his autobiography makes plain. From his hoarding of his pay as a teenager to buy books to his askance at such habits as drinking beer, from his work as a printer to his experiments with electricity, this is the story of Franklin’s life–told as only he could tell it–in the years before the American Revolution.,Benjamin Franklin’s writings represent a career of literary, scientific, and political efforts which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century and the birth of the United States. This heavily illustrated version of Franklin’s autobiography includes his reflections on diverse questions such as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.

  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all.,Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King: the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who chafed under and eventually rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who continually questioned the depths of his faith and the limits of his wisdom; the loving husband and father who sought to balance his family’s needs with those of a growing, nationwide movement; and the reflective, world-famous leader who was fired by a vision of equality for people everywhere.,Relevant and insightful, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. offers King’s seldom disclosed views on some of the world’s greatest and most controversial figures: John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mahatma Gandhi, and Richard Nixon. It also paints a rich and moving portrait of a people, a time, and a nation in the face of powerful change. Finally, it shows how everyday Americans from all walks of life confronted themselves, each other, and the burden of the past-and how their fears and courage helped shape our future.

  • The Little Prince

    One of the most published and translated books in the world, The Little Prince fascinates the reader with its story of a pilot marooned in the Sahara after something goes wrong with his plane, and a little man with golden hair who has ???fallen??? to earth by chance. As the pilot tries to repair his plane, the little man requests him to draw a sheep as well as a box to keep the sheep in, so that it may not harm a flower he cares for???and therein begins a friendship that leads us to re-examine the many things we take for granted in our everyday life. Part fantasy, part fable, this is written as much for children as for adults, bringing home the message ???what is essential, is invisible to the eye???.

  • The Wealth of Nations

    This seminal work on political economy and the foundation of the modern market economy was originally published in 1776. Rich in historical background and acute observations of the 18th-century scene, Adam Smith’s masterpiece of economic analysis is also an insightful work of political philosophy. Its revolutionary concepts, including the notion that self-interest stimulates the healthiest economic conditions for all, remain influential with politicians and economists alike.

  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    The political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in “The Power Broker,” whose inspired research and profound understanding of the nature of ambition and the dynamics of power have made him a peerless explicator of political lives. “Taken together the installments of Mr. Caro’s monumental life of Johnson . . . form a revealing prism by which to view the better part of a century in American life and politics during which the country experienced tumultuous and divisive social change. . .Gripping.” –Michiko Kakutani, “The New York Times ” “By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think, and read, A