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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 - 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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3 - 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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4 - 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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5 - 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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6 - 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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7 - Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends

Peter Schweizer

From the New York Times bestselling author of Clinton Cash comes an explosive new political expose!

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8 - 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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9 - 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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10 - The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Timothy Snyder · Tim Duggan Books

From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America."A brilliant analysis of our time." - Karl Ove Knausgaard, The New YorkerWith the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final....
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11 - 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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12 - 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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13 - 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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14 - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth · Simon & Schuster Audio

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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15 - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir

J D Vance · Harper

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A riveting book." - The Wall Street Journal

"Essential reading." - David Brooks, New York Times

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader,...

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