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1. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

Diane Ackerman · W.W. Norton
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

The New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal...
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2. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst,...
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3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

REBECCA SKLOOT · BROADWAY BOOKS
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Soon to be an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important...
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4. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · TIM DUGGAN BOOKS
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

"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 who saw democracy yield to fascism,...
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5. The Lost City of Z

DAVID GRANN · VINTAGE
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

This New York Times bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Robert Pattinson and directed by James Gray.In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned....
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6. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond · Crown Publishers
Pages: 418
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times Book Review * The Boston Globe * The Washington Post * NPR * Entertainment...
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7. White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Penguin Books
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

The New York Times Besteller, with a new preface from the author"This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times"This eye-opening investigation into our country's...
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8. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Erik Larson · Bismarck Public Library
Pages: 447
Format: Paperback

"Since reading this book I have recommended it to everyone... The lure of the serial killer drew me in but what kept me interested were the glimpses of our nation's past during a time that I knew very little about. ... Anyone with even the slightest interest in our history would enjoy...
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9. The Gene: An Intimate History

Siddhartha Mukherjee · Scribner
Pages: 608
Format: Paperback

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies - a fascinating history of the gene and "a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously,...
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10. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

ADAM GRANT · PENGUIN BOOKS
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas - and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take"Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled...
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