Recommendations based on Leadership: In Turbulent Timesby Doris Kearns Goodwin

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  1. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

    by Jon Meacham
    A historical analysis of American politics, highlighting moments of crisis and the leaders who rose to the occasion to defend democracy and justice.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. ... (Goodreads)

  2. Fascism: A Warning

    by Madeleine K. Albright
    A warning against the rise of fascism and authoritarianism in the modern world, drawing on historical examples and personal experiences.

    A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as ... (Goodreads)

  3. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

    by David Epstein
    Argues that generalists, not specialists, are better equipped to succeed in today's complex and rapidly changing world.

    What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. , Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should ... (Goodreads)

  4. Grant

    by Ron Chernow
    Biography of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, exploring his life and legacy.

    Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess; or as the triumphant but brutal Union ... (Goodreads)

  5. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

    by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Examines the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during WWII and their impact on the nation.

    Winner of the Pulitzer for History, No Ordinary Time is a chronicle of one of the most vibrant & revolutionary periods in US history. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin weaves ... (Goodreads)

  6. Battle Cry of Freedom

    by James M. McPherson
    A comprehensive history of the American Civil War, focusing on the political and military aspects.

    Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    by Niall Ferguson
    Outlines the history of money and its pivotal role in human society.

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, ... (Goodreads)

  8. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

    by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    A comprehensive study of the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, and the unique cabinet he assembled.

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from ... (Goodreads)

  9. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    by Jon Meacham
    Detailed biography of Thomas Jefferson, exploring the man and his unprecedented influence.

    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

    by Peter Frankopan
    An epic narrative of the discover of the world's trade routes, spanning more than 3,000 years.

    The New Silk Roads takes a fresh look at the relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the ancient trade routes today. The world is changing dramatically and in an age of Brexit and ... (Goodreads)

  11. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

    by James Comey
    Former FBI Director James Comey's memoir about his career and experiences with President Trump.

    Former FBI Director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ... (Goodreads)

  12. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

    by David W. Blight
    A comprehensive biography of Frederick Douglass, the former slave who became a leading abolitionist and one of America's greatest orators.

    As a young man, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one ... (Goodreads)

  13. A. Lincoln

    by Ronald C. White Jr.
    A comprehensive biography of Abraham Lincoln, exploring his life, leadership, and legacy as one of America's greatest presidents.

    “If you read one book about Lincoln, make it, A. Lincoln,.”—, USA Today, NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY,The Washington Post, •, The Philadelphia Inquirer •,, The Christian Science Monitor ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

    by Thomas L. Friedman
    An examination of the impact of the digital revolution on society, and the potential for optimism in the face of change.

    A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

    by Philippa Perry
    A guide for parents on how to raise emotionally intelligent children by understanding their own emotions and behaviors.

    "A beautifully comprehensive look at what it might mean to be a sane and emotionally intelligent parent . . . hugely warm, wise, hopeful and encouraging."—Alain de Botton, author of, How Proust Can ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

    by Bob Goff
    A call to love everyone, even those who are difficult to love, and to live a life of radical hospitality and kindness.

    New York Times Bestseller! What happens when we give away love like we're made of it? In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to Love Does , Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    by Jack Weatherford
    A historical account of Genghis Khan's life and legacy, exploring his impact on the modern world.

    The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

    by Stephen Brusatte
    A comprehensive account of the evolution and extinction of dinosaurs, from their origins to their ultimate demise.

    "THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails, Scientific American,: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. , ,"A masterpiece of science writing." ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

    by Hampton Sides
    An exploration of the westward expansion of the United States, recounting the lives of those who lived it.

    A Magnificent History of How the West Was Really Won - a Sweeping Tale of Shame and Glory, In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people’s chieftains, looked down ... (Goodreads)

  20. 1776

    by David McCullough
    A riveting account of the events leading up to and during the American Revolution.

    In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence - when the whole American ... (Goodreads)

  21. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    by David Allen
    A guide to improving efficiency and productivity through better organization.

    The book, Lifehack, calls ,"The Bible of business and personal productivity.","A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'",—,Fast ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

    by Jon Meacham
    A political biography of President Andrew Jackson, highlighting his legacy and impact on America.

    The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times ... (Goodreads)

  23. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    by J.D. Vance
    An exploration of the struggles of working-class Americans, and the power of family and culture to shape one's life.

    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for ... (Goodreads)

  24. American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

    by Colin Woodard
    Examination of the cultural divides between the 11 distinct regions of North America.

    An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ... (Goodreads)

  25. Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

    by Adam Higginbotham
    A detailed account of the Chernobyl disaster, its causes, and aftermath. A gripping narrative of human error and heroism.

    The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research. April 25, 1986, in Chernobyl, was a turning point in world ... (Goodreads)

  26. Dare to Lead

    by Brené Brown
    A guide to courageous leadership, emphasizing vulnerability, empathy, and self-awareness as essential qualities for success.

    In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Martin Luther King Jr.
    A vivid account of MLK Jr.'s life, detailing his experiences in the civil rights movement.

    This definitive box set includes all the landmark speeches of the great orator and American leader Martin Luther King, Jr., from his inspirational "I Have a Dream" to his firey "Give Us the Ballot." ... (Goodreads)

  28. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    by Brian Christian
    Exploring the relationship between computers and human thinking to help us make better decisions.

    A fascinating exploration of how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind ... (Goodreads)

  29. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

    by Adam M. Grant
    A study of successful non-conformists and their unique approaches to creativity, innovation, and leadership.

    In Originals the author addresses the challenge of improving the world from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle ... (Goodreads)

  30. Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.

    by Brené Brown
    An exploration of how to courageously confront hardship and use it to build strength and resilience.

    Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show ... (Goodreads)