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1 - 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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2 - Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

David Sheff · Houghton Mifflin Co
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

Sheff s story is a first: a teenager s addiction from the parent s point of view a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Before meth, Sheff s son Nic was a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist. After...
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3 - White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequalityIn this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white...
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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 - Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

Brian Kilmeade · Sentinel
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling...
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6 - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth · Simon & Schuster Audio
Pages: 333
Format: Audiobook

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit."Why...
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7 - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel A Van der Kolk · Viking
Pages: 443
Format: Print book

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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8 - Boy Erased

Garrard Conley · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love, and understanding from a survivor of 'ex-gay' therapy, soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton, and produced by Anonymous Content and Focus Features.The...
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9 - 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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10 - 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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11 - 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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12 - 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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13 - Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Liza Mundy · Hachette Books
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

The award-winning national bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver Post) .Recruited...
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14 - 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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15 - 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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