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1 - On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · Tim Duggan Books

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans...
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2 - Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah · Spiegel & Grau

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Michiko Kakutani, New...
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3 - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel A Van der Kolk · Viking

A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with...
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4 - Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times * The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * The Seattle Times * Esquire * Time

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction...
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5 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

New York Times Bestseller

A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution...

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6 - White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson)...
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7 - The Library Book

SUSAN ORLEAN · Simon & Schuster

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018

"A constant pleasure to read ... Everybody who loves books should check out The...
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8 - Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world

Anand Giridharadas · Knopf Publishing Group

An insider's incisive and eye-opening account of the hypocrisies lurking behind the global elite's efforts to "change the world" through philanthropy and free enterprise without confronting their role in creating and perpetuating the very problems they purport to solve. Anand...
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9 - These Truths: A History of the United States

JILL LEPORE · W. W. Norton & Company

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.

The American experiment rests on three ideas -- "these truths," Jefferson called them -- political...
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10 - Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell · Back Bay Books

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

His answer is that we pay too much...
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11 - Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Matthew Walker PhD · Scribner

The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert - Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab - reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.

Sleep...
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12 - Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight · Simon & Schuster Audio

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

In 1962, fresh out of business...
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13 - Calypso

David Sedaris · Little, Brown and Company

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house...
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14 - Thinking, fast and slow

Daniel Kahneman; Amazon.com · Farrar

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional;...
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15 - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande · Metropolitan Books


In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from...

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