Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Books of 1996




WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEWhat sort of person is God? What is his life story? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book—as a character who possesses all the depths, contra ... more info

Arguing that knowledge is power and prolonged economic advantage accrues to those individuals and organizations who are able to leverage the capabilities of new information technologies, this study summarizes how new technology is transforming the ways in ... more info


A large number of famous artists, writers, philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and even saints recorded their thoughts about sex in diary entries, memoirs, love letters, poems and jokes. In History Laid Bare, Zacks unearths scores of these intimate writi ... more info


There are those already planning this afternoon's trip to the bookstore. Their only reaction is: Thank god, Patrick O'Brian is still writing. To you, I say, not a moment to lose.―John Balzar, Los Angeles Times Life ashore may once again be the undoing of ... more info



The first book-length exploration of the most exciting development in modern physics, the theory of 10-dimensional space. The theory of hyperspace, which Michio Kaku pioneered, may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything that Einstein spent ... more info

Over three hundred years ago, a French scholar scribbled a simple theorem in the margin of a book. It would become the world's most baffling mathematical mystery. Simple, elegant, and utterly impossible to prove, Fermat's Last Theorem captured the imagina ... more info



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 ... more info

Angela's Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable c ... more info



A complete repackaging of the classic work about grand-scale madness, major schemes, and bamboozlement--and the universal human susceptibility to all three. This informative, funny collection encompasses a broad range of manias and deceptions, from witch ... more info


Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that the longitude problem was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day―and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration ... more info


You are a creature unlike any other (Rule #1)--that's why you need . . . The Rules. A simple set of dos and don'ts, The Rules will lead you to where you want to be: in a healthy, committed relationship. Unlike today's haphazard dating customs, The Rules r ... more info

Brace yourself for an Electrifying and thoroughly satisfying read (Publishers Weekly) from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue GraftonM is for money. Lots of it. M is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to bec ... more info




Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until the discoveries of modern brain researchers, theorists could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's fascinating report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offe ... more info

This is the best of the HTML cookbooks I've seen so far. — Byte magazine ...the most effective way to learn how to write HTML pages...a complete, step-by-step guide to designing, editing, and managing Web pages. — PC Magazine With The HTML Sourcebook, Sec ... more info


This best-selling full-color, step-by-step guide will teach readers the most successful methods for designing and preparing graphics for the Web.-- In-depth coverage of how to prepare graphics for presentation on the Web, including file formats, file size ... more info


Judge Bork, one of our nation's most distinguished conservative scholars offers a prophetic view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling. Of our own President, Bork writes: Thirty years ago, Cl ... more info



An Insider's Handbook on the Premiere Macintosh Web Server At the heart of every World-Wide Web site is an HTTP server, serving home pagesand other files to Web browsers. On the MacintoshA (R), the most popular HTTPservers are WebSTAR and its shareware p ... more info

He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year-long journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the extraordinary changes that have engulfed our nation over the last two-thirds of the 20th century. When Walter ... more info



The business success story of Microsoft taken from company archives and interviews with its leaders. This book sees the company's success not in predatory marketing but in staying eager for ideas and responsive to the market. ... more info

A drive-by shooting of an aging white woman at a gang-plagued Kindle County housing project sets in motion Scott Turow's intensely absorbing novel. With its riveting suspense and idelibly drawn characters, The Laws of our Fathers shows why Turow is not on ... more info

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