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#1 ON TYRANNY

Timothy Snyder

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

On the bestsellers list for 78 weeks


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#2 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

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

On the bestsellers list for 116 weeks


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#3 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS

Robin Wall Kimmerer

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

On the bestsellers list for 39 weeks


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#4 WHITE FRAGILITY

Robin DiAngelo

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

On the bestsellers list for 123 weeks


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#5 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

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

On the bestsellers list for 62 weeks


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#6 MY OWN WORDS

Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W Williams

A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.

On the bestsellers list for 25 weeks


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#7 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 126 weeks


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#8 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.

On the bestsellers list for 236 weeks


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#9 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

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

On the bestsellers list for 100 weeks


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#10 LEAD FROM THE OUTSIDE

Stacey Abrams

A memoir by the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives who ran to be the state’s governor in 2018.

On the bestsellers list for 10 weeks


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#11 THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS

Isabel Wilkerson

An account of the Great Migration of 1915-70, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South.

On the bestsellers list for 54 weeks

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#12 THE NEW JIM CROW

Michelle Alexander

A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of Black men.

On the bestsellers list for 216 weeks


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#13 SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE

Ijeoma Oluo

A look at the contemporary racial landscape of the United States.

On the bestsellers list for 27 weeks


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#14 THE COLOR OF LAW

Richard Rothstein

A case for how the American government abetted racial segregation in metropolitan areas across the country.

On the bestsellers list for 35 weeks


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#15 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

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

On the bestsellers list for 260 weeks

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