Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Books of 1997




The Balanced Scorecard translates a company's vision and strategy into a coherent set of performance measures. The four perspectives of the scorecard--financial measures, customer knowledge, internal business processes, and learning and growth--offer a ba ... more info

What Will Be is an engaging and visionary guide to the future, filled with insights.... Whoever takes part in the coming Information Revolution -- and that's just about all of us -- needs to know What Will Be.--Bill GatesWhat Will Be is a rich, detailed l ... more info


This book celebrates escapes from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen, showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data. The most design-oriented of Edward Tufte's books, Envisioning Information shows maps, charts, scientific presentat ... more info


In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy.JOIN THE ARMY AND SEE THE UNIVERSEThe historians can’t seem to settle wheth ... more info



Tap into the online information that credit agencies and government departments have used for decades. ... more info

The bestselling Java in a Nutshell has been updated to cover Java 1.1. If you're a Java programmer who is migrating to 1.1, this second edition contains everything you need to get up to speed on the new features of Java 1.1. Or if you are just now jum ... more info



The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition continues the impressive 100-year heritage established by The Merck Manual. This completely new book provides the information found in the physician's version written in easy-to-understand, everyday la ... more info

The best investment book of 1996, Very likely, it will be the most influential book on investing in this decade.-Stock Traders Almanac. -O'Shaughnessy's conclusion that some strategies do produce consistently strong results while others underperform could ... more info



Welcome to Esther Dyson's provocative and visionary new book, Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age.  In this eagerly anticipated book, Dyson--an entrepreneur, high-tech industry analyst, government adviser, and the most powerful woman in th ... more info


At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds herself pr ... more info


This sequel to D-DAY opens at 00:01 hours, June 7, 1944 on the Normandy Beaches and ends at 02:45 hours, May 7, 1945. In between comes the battles in the hedgerows of Normandy, the breakout of Saint-Lo, the Falaise gap, Patton tearing through France, the ... more info

Knowledge has become the most important factor in economic life.  It is the chief ingredient of what we buy and sell, the raw material with which we work. Intellectual capital--not natural resources, machinery, or even financial capital--has become the on ... more info




Is there anyone out there who isn't worried about staying far in front of the technological tidal wave that is making products smarter and changing everything about what customers buy, how they buy, and where their loyalty goes?Don Peppers and Martha Roge ... more info

Offering “the hows and whys of successful cooking,” Cookwise, by well-known food writer and culinary sleuth Shirley O. Corriher, tells you how and why things happen in the course of food preparation. The more than 230 outstanding recipes featured not only ... more info


In The Angel of Darkness, Caleb Carr brings back the vivid world of his bestselling The Alienist but with a twist: this story is told by the former street urchin Stevie Taggert, whose rough life has given him wisdom beyond his years. Thus New York City, a ... more info


Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny (The Pink Panther and Clear and Present Danger) and Ingrid Boulting (The L ... more info



With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II.The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last ... more info

For years experts have been telling Americans what to eat and what not to eat. Fat, they told us, was the enemy. Then it was salt, then sugar, then cholesterol... and on it goes.Americans listened and they lost -- but not their excess fat. What they lost ... more info



The classic bestseller by Benjamin Graham, perhaps the greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, The Intelligent Investor has taught and inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Since its original publication in 1949, Benjamin Graham's b ... more info

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