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1. Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

"Majestic...Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize...Enthralling, masterful, and passionate." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A monumental tribute to a titanic figure." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)...
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2. Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Pete Souza · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer--and presented in an oversize, 12"x10" exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.
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3. Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism's Money Masters

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner · Hachette Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A revelatory account of the cloak-and-dagger Israeli campaign to target the finances fueling terror organizations--an effort that became the blueprint for U.S. efforts to combat threats like ISIS and drug cartels. ISIS boasted $2.4 billion of revenue in 2015, yet for too long...
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4. Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House

Donna Brazile · Hachette Books
Format: Audiobook

"This book is a triumph."--Walter Isaacson From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama...
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5. Grant

Ron Chernow · Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman,...
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6. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Chris Matthews · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's...
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7. We Were Eight Years in Power: Essays on the Obama Era

Ta-Nehisi Coates · Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Format: Audiobook

An annotated collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, including an interview with the President himself
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8. Devotions

Bruce Smith · University Of Chicago Press; 1ST edition
Format: Paperback

In the hands of Bruce Smith, devotions are momentary stops to listen to the motor of history. They are meditations and provocations. They are messages received from the chatter of the street and from transmissions as distant as Memphis and al-Mansur. Bulletins and interruptions come from...
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9. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson · Thorndike Press Large Print
Pages: 365
Format: Hardcover

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate...
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10. What happened

Hillary Rodham Clinton · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

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11. Where the Past Begins

Amy Tan · Harper Collins Publishers
Format: Audiobook

From New York Times best selling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.
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12. Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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13. Killing England

Bill O'Reilly · Findaway World
Format: Audiobook

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14. You Can't Spell America Without Me The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President Donald J. Trump - a So-called Parody


Format: Audiobook

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15. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Mark Manson · HarperOne
Pages: 212
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy,...
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16. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

Dan Rather · Thorndike Press Large Print
Pages: 297
Format: Library Binding

"I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do." At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting--and writing passionately almost every day on social media--about the world we live in, what our core ideals have...
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18. Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

Gregory Boyle · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Father Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gangs in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of radical kinship.In his first...
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20. The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations

OPRAH WINFREY · Flatiron Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. "I see it as an offering," she explains. "If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to."Now, for the first time, the aha moments...
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