Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Books of 1997




This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor even is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, ... more info

These texts cover the design of object-oriented software and examine how to investigate requirements, create solutions and then translate designs into code, showing developers how to make practical use of the most significant recent developments. A summar ... more info


When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy. So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kay Gibbons's first novel, which won the ... more info


Since its original publication, Joy of Cooking has been the most authoritative cookbook in America the one upon which millions of cooks have confidently relied for more than sixty-five years. It's the book your grandmother and mother probably learned to c ... more info



Some people just won't take no for an answer. In Influence, Dr. Robert Cialdini explains the six psychological principles that drive our powerful impulse to comply to the pressures of others and shows how we can defend ourselves against manipulation (or p ... more info

The chasm is where high-tech fortunes are lost... the tornado is where they are made.-- Steve Jobs, Founder & CEO, Next Computer, Inc. Now, in this fascinating sequel, Moore shows how to capitalize on the profit-rich niches and hyper-growth markets beyon ... more info



In his new book, Dr. Weil explains how the mechanisms and processes of the body's healing system work.聽聽He delineates the ways in which an individual can optimize the functioning of his or her own system, and he explains the effects of the eight-week prog ... more info

Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer--an American original whose gentle training methods reveal the depth of communication possible between man and animal. He can take a wild, high-strung horse who has never before been handled and persuade that h ... more info



The New York Times Best Book of the Year, 1997Time Magazine Best Book of the Year 1997Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we kn ... more info


Our lives, our half century. Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life, haunted by the hard logic of loss and by the echo of a gu ... more info


They watched Danilo Silva for days before they finally grabbed him. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Certainly no evidence of the fortune they thought he had stolen ... more info

Corporate and commercial software-development teams all want solutions for one important problem鈥攈ow to get their high-pressure development schedules under control. In RAPID DEVELOPMENT, author Steve McConnell addresses that concern head-on with overall s ... more info




The paperback edition of the beloved, bestselling novel about Dolores Price and her heartbreakingly comical coming-of-age journey.Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free tele ... more info

From the author of聽A Gathering of Old Men聽and聽The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman聽comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on de ... more info


When Blinking Jack Stokes met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, she was twenty and he was forty. She was the carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry and he was a skinny tenant farmer who had never owned anything in his life. She was newly widowed after a disastrous ... more info


You can't touch, hear, or see your company's most important products... So how do you sell, develop, make them grow? That's the problem with services. This phenomenal book, as one reviewer called it, answers that question with insights on how markets work ... more info



Programming Perl, 2nd Edition is the authoritative guide to Perl version 5, the scripting utility that has established itself as the programming tool of choice for the World Wide Web, UNIX system administration, and a vast range of other applications. ... more info

From the most fearless biographer of our time comes a revealing, often shocking, and exhaustively researched investigation of Britain's House of Windsor. Following four years of intensive investigation and more than 1,000 face-to-face interviews on both s ... more info



A global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on race. Until around 11,000 b.c., all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates ... more info

* Written by the inventor of the language, the book is the defining, classic text on the language that has become central to software development over the past five years. This third edition incorporates additions and changes on a major scale. In particul ... more info

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