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#1 I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES

Charles Brandt

A World War II veteran works for a crime boss and comes into contact with the union boss Jimmy Hoffa. The basis of the movie "The Irishman."

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#2 IMPEACH

Neal Katyal and Sam Koppelman

A Supreme Court lawyer, who is also a former acting solicitor general, argues that President Trump should be removed from office.

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#3 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 81 weeks


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#4 NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Greta Thunberg

Speeches by the Swedish climate activist, including her address to the United Nations.

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#5 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

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#6 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

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#7 WHITE FRAGILITY

Robin DiAngelo

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

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#8 THE LIBRARY BOOK

Susan Orlean

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

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#9 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.

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#10 CALYPSO

David Sedaris

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.

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#11 THE GOOD NEIGHBOR

Maxwell King

The personal, professional and artistic life of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

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#12 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions.

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#13 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

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#14 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

On the bestsellers list for 68 weeks

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#15 ON DESPERATE GROUND

Hampton Sides

An account of a battle fought near the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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