Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. His first five books were on The New York Times Best Seller list.

  • 61 Hours

    A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she???s going to live long enough to testify, she???ll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.,Reacher???s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed???but so is the woman he???ll risk his life to save.

  • A Thousand Pardons

    ???,Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a breaking point. Ben, a partner in a prestigious law firm, has become unpredictable at work and withdrawn at home???a change that weighs heavily on his wife, Helen, and their preteen daughter, Sara. Then, in one afternoon, Ben???s recklessness takes an alarming turn, and everything the Armsteads have built together unravels, swiftly and spectacularly.,Thrust back into the working world, Helen finds a job in public relations and relocates with Sara from their home in upstate New York to an apartment in Manhattan. There, Helen discovers she has a rare gift, indispensable in the world of image control: She can convince arrogant men to admit their mistakes, spinning crises into second chances. Yet redemption is more easily granted in her professional life than in her personal one.,As she is confronted with the biggest case of her career, the fallout from her marriage, and Sara???s increasingly distant behavior, Helen must face the limits of accountability and her own capacity for forgiveness.

  • A Wanted Man

    A masterpiece of suspense from 1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child,Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don???t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia. ,An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there.,All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat???to both sides at once.,In Lee Child???s white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.

  • Bad Luck and Trouble

    From a helicopter high above the empty California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night???. In Chicago, a woman learns that an elite team of ex???army investigators is being hunted down one by one…. And on the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher???soldier, cop, hero???is pulled out of his wandering life by a code that few other people could understand. From the first shocking scenes in Lee Child???s explosive new novel, Jack Reacher is plunged like a knife into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends???and is on its way to something even worse.,A decade postmilitary, Reacher has an ATM card and the clothes on his back???no phone, no ties, and no address. But now a woman from his old unit has done the impossible. From Chicago, Frances Neagley finds Reacher, using a signal only the eight members of their elite team of army investigators would know. She tells him a terrifying story???about the brutal death of a man they both served with. Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his old team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. The deeper they dig, the more they don??? t know: about two other comrades who have suddenly gone missing???and a trail that leads into the neon of Vegas and the darkness of international terrorism.,For now, Reacher can only react. To every sound. Every suspicion. Every scent and every moment. Then Reacher will trust the people he once trusted with his life???and take this thing all the way to the end. Because in a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they???d better be ready for what comes right back at them???

  • Company Man

    From the ???most influential career lawyer in CIA history??? (,) an unprecedented memoir filled with never-before-told stories from his thirty-year career at the center of the U.S. government???s intelligence program (1976-2009).,In 1975, fresh out of law school and working a numbing job at the Treasury Department, John Rizzo took ???a total shot in the dark??? and sent his r??sum?? to the Central Intelligence Agency. He had no notion that more than thirty years later, after serving under eleven CIA directors and seven presidents, he would become a notorious public figure???a symbol and a victim of the toxic winds swirling in post-9/11 Washington. From serving as the point person answering for the Iran-contra scandal to approving the rules that govern waterboarding and other ???enhanced interrogation techniques,??? John Rizzo witnessed and participated in virtually all of the significant operations of the CIA???s modern history.,In ,, Rizzo charts the CIA???s evolution from shadowy entity to an organization exposed to new laws, rules, and a seemingly neverending string of public controversies. Rizzo offers a direct window into the CIA in the years after the 9/11 attacks, when he served as the agency???s top lawyer, with oversight of actions that remain the subject of intense debate today. In ,, Rizzo is the first CIA official to ever describe what ???black sites??? look like from the inside and he provides the most comprehensive account ever written of the ???torture tape??? fiasco surrounding the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah and the birth, growth, and death of the enhanced interrogation program.,Spanning more than three decades, , is the most authoritative insider account of the CIA ever written???a groundbreaking, timely, and remarkably candid history of American intelligence.

  • Die Trying

    In a Chicago suburb, a dentist is met in his office parking lot by three men and ordered into the trunk of his Lexus. On a downtown sidewalk, Jack Reacher and an unknown woman are abducted in broad daylight by two men – practiced and confident – who stop them at gunpoint and hustle them into the same sedan. Then Reacher and the woman are switched into a second vehicle and hauled away, leaving the dentist bound and gagged inside his car with the woman’s abandoned possessions, two gallons of gasoline. . . and a burning match. The FBI is desperate to rescue the woman, a Special Agent from the Chicago office, because the FBI always – always – takes care of its own, and because this woman is not just another agent. Reacher and the woman join forces, against seemingly hopeless odds, to outwit their captors and escape. But the FBI thinks Jack is one of the kidnappers – and when they close in, the Bureau snipers will be shooting to kill.

  • Drunk Tank Pink

    A revelatory look at how our environment unconsciously yet dramatically shapes the judgments and decisions we make every day.,Most of us go through life believing that we are in control of the choices we make, that we think and behave almost independently from the world around us, but as , illustrates, the truth is our environment shapes our thoughts and actions in myriad ways without our permission or even our knowledge. Armed with surprising data and endlessly fascinating examples, Adam Alter addresses the subtle but substantial ways in which outside forces influence us–such as color???s influence on mood, our bias in favor of names with which we identify, and how sunny days can induce optimism as well as aggression. , proves that the truth behind our feelings and actions goes much deeper than the choices we take for granted every day.

  • Echo Burning

    Jack Reacher finds trouble in Texas in the fifth novel in Lee Child???s New York Times bestselling series.,Thumbing across the scorched Texas desert, Jack Reacher has nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there. Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is Carmen Greer. For Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch. Carmen???s got a wild story to tell???all about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that???s purely gothic. She???s also got a plan. Reacher???s part of it. And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both their lives.

  • Empire of the Summer Moon

    In the tradition of ,a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.,S. C. Gwynne???s ,spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.

  • Flash Boys

    In Michael Lewis’s game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together???some of them walking away from seven-figure salaries???to investigate, expose, and reform the insidious new ways that Wall Street generates profits. If you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you.

  • Fooled by Randomness

    is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb???s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don???t understand. The other books in the series are ,and ,., is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb???veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and , bestselling author of ,???has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill.,This book is about luck???or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill???the world of trading???, provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives.,The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world???s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness.,However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed???the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time???he embodies the ???survival of the least fit.??? Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru???s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance.,Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading , we can be a little better prepared.,Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time,A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year

  • Freakonomics

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?,What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?,How much do parents really matter?,These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life???from cheating and crime to parenting and sports???and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.,Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more.,Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives???how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

  • Gone Tomorrow

    Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they’re nervous. By definition they’re all first-timers.,There are twelve things to look for: No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them.,New York City. The subway, two o’clock in the morning. Jack Reacher studies his fellow passengers. Four are OK. The fifth isn’t.,The train brakes for Grand Central Station. Will Reacher intervene, and save lives? Or is he wrong? Will his intervention cost lives – including his own?

  • In Defense of a Liberal Education

    The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, “I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.” These messages are hitting home: majors like English and history, once very popular and highly respected, are in steep decline.,”I get it,” writes Fareed Zakaria, recalling the atmosphere in India where he grew up, which was even more obsessed with getting a skills-based education. However, the CNN host and best-selling author explains why this widely held view is mistaken and shortsighted.,Zakaria eloquently expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education???how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically. He turns our leaders’ vocational argument on its head. American routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or outsourced, and specific vocational knowledge is often outdated within a few years. Engineering is a great profession, but key value-added skills you will also need are creativity, lateral thinking, design, communication, storytelling, and, more than anything, the ability to continually learn and enjoy learning???precisely the gifts of a liberal education.,Zakaria argues that technology is transforming education, opening up access to the best courses and classes in a vast variety of subjects for millions around the world. We are at the dawn of the greatest expansion of the idea of a liberal education in human history.

  • Irresistible

    Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction???an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans.,In this revolutionary book, Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, tracks the rise of behavioral addiction, and explains why so many of today’s products are irresistible. Though these miraculous products melt the miles that separate people across the globe, their extraordinary and sometimes damaging magnetism is no accident. The companies that design these products tweak them over time until they become almost impossible to resist.,By reverse engineering behavioral addiction, Alter explains how we can harness addictive products for the good???to improve how we communicate with each other, spend and save our money, and set boundaries between work and play???and how we can mitigate their most damaging effects on our well-being, and the health and happiness of our children.

  • Just Kids

    It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.,Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-Second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max???s Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous, the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years.,Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists??? ascent, a prelude to fame.

  • Killing Floor

    The bestselling novel featuring the ???wonderfully epic hero??? (People) who inspired the hit films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.,Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He???s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he???s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn???t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn???t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

  • Little Drummer Girl

    The classic le Carr?? spy novel comes to AMC as a 6 part mini-series starring Alexander Skarsg??rd, Michael Shannon, and Florence Pugh and directed by the acclaimed Park Chan-Wook.,On holiday in Mykonos, Charlie wants only sunny days and a brief escape from England’s bourgeois dreariness. Then a handsome stranger lures the aspiring actress away from her pals–but his intentions are far from romantic. Joseph is an Israeli intelligence officer, and Charlie has been wooed to flush out the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group responsible for a string of deadly bombings. Still uncertain of her own allegiances, she debuts in the role of a lifetime as a double agent in the “theatre of the real.”,Haunting and deeply atmospheric, John le Carr??’s The Little Drummer Girl is a virtuoso performance and a powerful examination of morality and justice.

  • Loonshots

    What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?,In ,, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.,Drawing on the science of ,, Bahcall shows why teams, companies, or any group with a mission will suddenly change from embracing wild new ideas to rigidly rejecting them, just as flowing water will suddenly change into brittle ice. Mountains of print have been written about ,. ,identifies the small shifts in , that control this transition, the same way that temperature controls the change from water to ice.,Using examples that range from the spread of fires in forests to the hunt for terrorists online, and stories of thieves and geniuses and kings, Bahcall shows how this new kind of science helps us understand the behavior of companies and the fate of empires. ,distills these insights into lessons for creatives, entrepreneurs, and visionaries everywhere.

  • Make Me

    1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.,???Why is this town called Mother???s Rest???? That???s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It???s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.,Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there???s something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he???s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way???right back to where he started, in Mother???s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.,Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher???s rule is: If you want me to stop, you???re going to have to make me.