#1 JUST MERCY
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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Bessel van der Kolk
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
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Yuval Noah Harari
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
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A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”
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Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.
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A neuroscientist uses recent scientific discoveries to explain the functions of sleep and dreams.
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When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions.
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Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.
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A 30-year-old grapples with his identity as he cycles from Oregon to Patagonia.
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The complex intelligence, emotional capacities, playfulness and spirit of the octopus, by a naturalist who counts several as friends.
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The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.
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Speeches by the Swedish climate activist, including her address to the United Nations.
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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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The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.
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The MacArthur Fellow argues that passion and perseverance are more important than innate talent in creating success.
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