Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Books of 1997




With its meticulously documented and compulsively readable portrait of JFK as a man whose reckless personal behavior imperiled his presidency, this monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. The book argue ... more info

Java and CORBA are merging in cyberspace. Here's your complete guide to navigating this previously uncharted territory. Whether you're a seasoned Java programmer, a distributed objects expert, or looking to be a little bit of both, Client/Server Programm ... more info


Returning home from Ireland, where she had been called in to examine the remains of a murder victim whose body was marked by the signature of a cunning serial killer, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is shocked when another body turns up, this time in a Vir ... more info


In Naked, David Sedaris's message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me. Whether he's taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak ... more info



From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark鈥檚 exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time.In 1803 Preside ... more info

With the grace of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea and the wisdom of M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled, Simple Abundance is a book of 366 evocative essays-one for every day of your year-written for women who wish to live by their own lights. ... more info



A non-technical account of recent astronomical research makes all that is known about the universe accessible to the average reader, in a study that integrates scientific personalities with hard facts, vivid explanations, and authoritative speculation. ... more info

From the author of Relationship Marketing comes a provocative book on doing business in a real time world-one in which time and distance vanish, action and response are simultaneous, and customers demand instant gratification...or else. Technology is cont ... more info



Fourth in the Epic Dark Tower Series鈥izard and GlassIn 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead.聽 Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take reader ... more info


Only once in a great while does聽聽a writer come along who defies comparison -- a聽聽writer so original he redefines the way we look at聽聽the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and聽聽Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving聽聽virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and ... more info


John Kotter鈥檚 now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals, and by ide ... more info

Acclaim for The Education of a Speculator, a provocative and penetrating look into the mind, the soul, and the strategies of one of the most controversial traders of all time A compelling and an entertaining read. -The Wall Street Journal Victor Niederh ... more info




Taking the best elements from two of his most outstanding bestsellers, The Gold Coast and The General's Daughter, Nelson DeMille combines the breathless suspense of an expertly wrought murder mystery with his wry perspective on a peculiarly American socia ... more info

This book, written by a Wall Street Journal technology reporter, is the most detailed study to date of the past decade of Apple's turbulent history.聽聽Jim Carlton walks us down company corridors, into the boardroom, and through barriers to research laborat ... more info


It began four million years ago when a gleaming black monolith cast its shadow on the stark African savanna *an inexplicable apparition that ignited the spark of human consciousness, transforming ape into man.It continued at the dawn of the 21st century w ... more info


A new gift edition of a modern classic, with supplemental photographs, speeches, letters, and essays 聽Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl鈥檚 memoir of life in Nazi death camps has riveted generations of readers. Based on Frankl鈥檚 own experience and the stories of h ... more info



An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women -- a book that is, as its title suggests, composed of both personal memoir and history.It is the story of Graham's parents: the multimillionaire father w ... more info

This engaging book chronicles the changes in Maya Angelou's life as she enters the hub of activity that is New York.聽聽There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, sherededicates herself to writing, and finds love at an unexpected moment. Reflecting on her many rol ... more info



Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world. The author has been described by Fortune as a 'guru to industry' and by Businessweek as a 'genius'. It is a book ... more info

The sequel to The Bankers explores the fluid nature of banking and money in the computer age, the changing economic role of banks and other financial institutions, the growth of credit cards and ATM machines, and the impact of computerized trading. ... more info

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