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1 - Kitchen confidential : adventures in the culinary underbelly

Anthony Bourdain · Bloomsbury
Format:  eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors.
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2 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 443
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerA 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 - a #1 international bestseller - that explores the ways in which biology and history...
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3 - Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

Ron Stallworth · Flatiron Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

The extraordinary true story and basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs...
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4 - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - AMAZON EDITORS' PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2017 "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." - Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewFrom New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling...
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5 - Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Charles Krauthammer · Crown Forum
Pages: 387
Format: Hardcover

From America's preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer's essential, timeless writings. A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom...
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6 - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir

J D Vance · Harper
Pages: 264
Format: Print Length

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A riveting book." - The Wall Street Journal"Essential reading." - David Brooks, New York TimesFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles...
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7 - Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

#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 | Winner of a Books...
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8 - The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Jeannette Walls · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

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9 - Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell · Back Bay Books; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

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 attention to what...
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10 - Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

Bill Browder · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruption.Bill Browder's journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford...
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11 - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 282
Format: Hardcover

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 endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable....
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12 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot · Broadway Books
Pages: 381
Format: Audiobook

Now an HBO(R) Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine,...
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13 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond · Crown/Archetype
Pages: 422
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America  In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew...
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14 - Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

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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15 - Thinking, fast and slow

Daniel Kahneman; Amazon.com · Farrar
Format:  eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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