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#1 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

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#2 OPTION B

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.

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#3 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.

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#4 THE VANISHING AMERICAN ADULT

Ben Sasse

The Nebraska senator’s advice on how to raise resilient, responsible children.

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#5 HILLBILLY ELEGY

J D Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

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#6 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

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#7 SHATTERED

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

An examination of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

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#8 THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

Diane Ackerman

How a Warsaw couple sheltered Jews and members of the Resistance during World War II. Originally published in 2007; now the basis of a movie,

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#9 PAPI

David Ortiz with Michael Holley

Looking back on 14 years with the Red Sox.

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#10 THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE

Steven Pinker

The Harvard psychologist argues that we are living in the most peaceable period of human existence, thanks to developments ­— government, literacy, trade — that make it possible for people to control their violent impulses.

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#11 DEMOCRACY

Condoleezza Rice

The former secretary of state argues that the promotion of democracy should shape America’s foreign policy.

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#12 THE OPERATOR

Robert O'Neill

The 400-mission career of a SEAL Team operator.

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#13 DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?

Harold Evans

Advice on writing well from a noted editor.

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#14 HIDDEN FIGURES

Margot Lee Shetterly

The story of the black women mathematicians at then-segregated NASA and its precursor. The basis of the movie.

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#15 COACH WOODEN AND ME

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

A life-changing 50-year friendship that began during Abdul-Jabbar’s student days at U.C.L.A.

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