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  1. Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

    by Gary Taubes
    An exploration of the science of body weight, examining the effects of nutrition and exercise.

    [image] An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes. In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Worldly Philosophers

    by Robert L. Heilbroner
    A comprehensive history of economic thought, exploring the ideas of influential economists and their impact on society.

    The Worldly Philosophers not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that ... (Goodreads)

  3. A History of Western Philosophy

    by Bertrand Russell
    A comprehensive overview of the major philosophical thinkers and their ideas.

    Since its first publication in 1945 Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophy has been universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject—unparalleled in its ... (Goodreads)

  4. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    by Charles C. Mann
    Re-examination of the pre-Columbian Americas, uncovering new evidence of its history.

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.,Contrary to what so many ... (Goodreads)

  5. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

    by Dashka Slater
    Examines a single act of violence, exploring its impact on two disparate lives.

    A, New York Times, Bestseller Stonewall Book Award Winner—Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award,YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist One ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

    by Thomas L. Friedman
    An exploration of the rapid globalization of the world, and the implications of this shift.

    When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter Y2K to March 2004 , what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World ... (Goodreads)

  7. Thinking, Fast and Slow

    by Daniel Kahneman
    An exploration of the two systems of the mind, and how they influence decision-making.

    In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow , Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848

    by Eric J. Hobsbawm
    A historical account of the political, social, and economic changes that occurred during the period of 1789-1848.

    This magisterial volume follows the death of ancient traditions, the triumph of new classes, and the emergence of new technologies, sciences, and ideologies, with vast intellectual daring and ... (Goodreads)

  9. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

    by John Medina
    A comprehensive look at the science of brain development, exploring how to maximize its potential.

    Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity ... (Goodreads)

  10. Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish

    by John Hargrove
    A former SeaWorld trainer exposes the truth about the treatment of killer whales in captivity and the dangers of keeping them in theme parks.

    *Now a, New York Times, Best Seller* Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. The World's Religions

    by Huston Smith
    Examination of the major religious traditions of the world, exploring their origins, beliefs, and practices.

    The World’s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. Utilitarianism

    by John Stuart Mill
    Exploration of the moral theory of utilitarianism, evaluating the role of pleasure in decision-making.

    This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. ... (Goodreads)

  13. His Excellency: George Washington

    by Joseph J. Ellis
    Biography of the first President of the United States and the key role he played in the founding of the nation.

    To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the ... (Goodreads)

  14. Civilization: The West and the Rest

    by Niall Ferguson
    A historical analysis of the rise of Western civilization and its impact on the world, contrasting it with the decline of other civilizations.

    Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of ... (Goodreads)

  15. A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

    by G.J. Meyer
    A comprehensive account of World War I, from its origins to its aftermath, exploring the political, social, and military factors that shaped the conflict.

    The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson

    by Jeffrey Toobin
    A detailed account of the O.J. Simpson trial, exploring the legal strategies and social dynamics that shaped the case.

    A behind-the-scenes look at the crime of the century and the legal proceedings that followed sheds new light in the arrest and trial of O.J. Simpson, the evidence in the case, and the role of the ... (Goodreads)

  17. 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)

  18. The Selfish Gene

    by Richard Dawkins
    A study of evolutionary biology, exploring how genes act and how they impact behavior.

    Inheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin, Watson, and Crick, Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

    by Elizabeth Kolbert
    Examination of the current extinction of species caused by human activity and the potential global implications.

    Over the last half-billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring ... (Goodreads)

  20. People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil

    by M. Scott Peck
    A psychological and spiritual exploration of human evil, its origins, and how to heal from it.

    In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume to his classic trilogy – The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled , and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond – Dr. M. Scott ... (Goodreads)

  21. Forward the Foundation

    by Isaac Asimov
    The final book in the Foundation series, following the life of Hari Seldon as he creates the science of psychohistory.

    Forward the Foundation continues the chronicles of the life of Hari Seldon , first begun in, Prelude to Foundation, . The story takes place on Trantor , and begins eight years after the events of ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    by Yuval Noah Harari
    An exploration of human evolution from the Stone Age to the present day.

    100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors ... (Goodreads)

  23. John Adams

    by David McCullough
    Biography of the second President of the United States and his contributions to the founding of the nation.

    The enthralling, often surprising story of John Adams, one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous ... (Goodreads)

  24. Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

    by Kate Clifford Larson
    An exploration of the life of Rosemary Kennedy, uncovering the heartbreaking story of her family's secret.

    One of, People,’s Top Ten Books of 2015, "[Larson] succeeds in providing a well-rounded portrait of a woman who, until now, has never been viewed in full.",—Boston Globe, “A biography that chronicles ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. Flu: The Story Of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It

    by Gina Kolata
    A gripping account of the 1918 flu pandemic and the scientific quest to uncover the virus that caused it.

    The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease.,In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people died as the epidemic ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War

    by Mark Bowden
    A detailed account of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, where US soldiers fought Somali militia in a brutal urban warfare.

    On October 3, 1993, about a hundred U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into a teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia, to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. The action ... (Goodreads)

  27. One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway

    by Åsne Seierstad
    Tragic account of the life of a mass murderer and the terror he inflicted on Norway.

    A harrowing and thorough account of the massacre that upended Norway, and the trial that helped put the country back together On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside ... (Goodreads)

  28. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    by Atul Gawande
    Exploration of the human costs and consequences of medical care, highlighting our imperfections and vulnerabilities.

    In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in ... (Goodreads)

  29. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

    by Steven D. Levitt
    An exploration of human behavior and economics, challenging accepted social norms and traditional wisdom.

    The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling over four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world. Now, Steven D. Levitt and ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

    by Stephen M.R. Covey
    A guide to building trust in relationships, teams, and organizations.

    From Stephen R. Covey's eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how ... (Goodreads)

  31. Mao: The Unknown Story

    by Jung Chang
    Detailed history of Mao Zedong and his devastating impact on China.

    The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader ever written, Mao: The Unknown Story is based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never ... (Goodreads)

  32. Why Evolution Is True

    by Jerry A. Coyne
    Comprehensive exploration of the evidence for evolutionary biology.

    Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact. In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design," there is an element of the controversy ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Fifties

    by David Halberstam
    A comprehensive history of the United States during the 1950s, exploring the cultural, political, and social changes of the era.

    The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  34. The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

    by Leonard Mlodinow
    Examines how the role of chance and randomness shapes our lives, from our successes and failures to our everyday decisions.

    With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    by Edward Gibbon
    An in-depth account of the fall of the Roman Empire, tracing its causes and effects.

    Length: 126 hrs and 31 mins The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon & originally published in six quarto volumes. Volume 1 was published ... (Goodreads)

  36. Lincoln

    by David Herbert Donald
    Biography of Abraham Lincoln, detailing his rise to power and impact on the nation.

    A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent ... (Goodreads)

  37. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

    by Thomas E. Ricks
    A critical analysis of the US military's involvement in Iraq, highlighting the failures and missteps that led to a disastrous outcome.

    This is the Story of The American Military Adventure in Iraq. The Heart of the story Fiasco has to tell, which has never been told before, is that of a Military occupation whose leaders failed to see ... (Goodreads)

  38. Think Like a Freak

    by Steven D. Levitt
    How to approach life's problems with a fresh perspective and solve them with unconventional solutions.

    The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning ... (Goodreads)

  39. Bad Science

    by Ben Goldacre
    A critical look at the misuse of scientific fact and the implications of bad science.

    Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of Bad Science . When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an 'Aqua Detox' ... (Goodreads)

  40. Nicholas and Alexandra

    by Robert K. Massie
    An epic saga about the last Tsar of Russia and the fall of the Romanov dynasty.

    The story of the love that ended an empire. In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Trial and Death of Socrates

    by Plato
    A philosophical dialogue into the life and death of the philosopher Socrates.

    Plato is among the most influential philosophers of all time. Along with his teacher Socrates and his pupil Aristotle, he can be said to have laid the foundations for Western philosophy, science and ... (Goodreads)

  42. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

    by Dan Ariely
    Examines how irrational behavior affects our decisions and yields surprising outcomes.

    Lẽ phải của phi lý trí không phải là một cuốn sách hàn lâm khô khan chỉ toàn lý thuyết, mà nó được sử dụng dữ liệu từ những thí nghiệm thú vị và độc đáo dẫn đến những kết luận hấp dẫn về cách thức – ... (Goodreads)

  43. Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    by David Quammen
    An exploration of zoonotic diseases, how animal infections spread and threaten human life.

    "[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner,, New York Times, The next big human pandemic—the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

    by Alister E. McGrath
    A biography of the life of C.S. Lewis, exploring his eccentricities and his role as a reluctant prophet.

    ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Winner (Non-Fiction)! Fifty years after his death, C. S. Lewis continues to inspire and fascinate millions. His legacy remains varied and vast. He was a towering ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

    by Richard H. Thaler
    An exploration of the principles of behavioral economics and its implications for society.

    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Get ready to change the way you think about economics., Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    by Karen Armstrong
    Traces the evolution of the concept of God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, exploring the similarities and differences between the three religions.

    Over 700,000 copies of the original hardcover and paperback editions of this stunningly popular book have been sold. Karen Armstrong's superbly readable exploration of how the three dominant ... (Goodreads)

  47. My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

    by Ari Shavit
    A personal and historical account of Israel, exploring its triumphs and tragedies from the perspective of an Israeli journalist.

    A groundbreaking, ambitious, and authoritative examination of Israel by one of the most influential columnists writing about the Middle East today, My Promised Land tells the story of Israel as it ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

    by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
    The relationship between the mind and the brain, and how mental force can change the physical structure of the brain.

    A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. ... (Goodreads)

  49. The Demon in the Freezer

    by Richard Preston
    A journalist investigates the dark world of bioterrorism and the search for a cure.

    The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was a clarion call for scientists who work with “hot” agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations ... (Goodreads)

  50. The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

    by Margaret MacMillan
    A detailed account of the political and social factors that led to the outbreak of World War I.

    The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic ... (Goodreads)

  51. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

    by John Heilemann
    A behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 US Presidential Election and the people who ran it.

    “It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22 .” — The Financial Times “It transports you to a parallel universe in which ... (Goodreads)

  52. The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

    by The Arbinger Institute
    Exploring how to resolve conflict and create peace in all areas of life.

    This phenomenal bestseller—over 525,000 copies sold—expanded in a new third edition, explores how we often misunderstand the causes of our conflicts and shows us the paths to achieving true peace ... (Barnes & Noble)

  53. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

    by Amity Shlaes
    A revisionist history of the Great Depression, focusing on the impact of government policies on individuals and businesses.

    Challenging conventional history, Amity Shlaes offers a reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She shows how both Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt failed to understand the prosperity of the 1920s ... (Goodreads)

  54. A Necessary End

    by Peter Robinson
    A murder investigation in a small English town uncovers secrets and tensions among the residents.

    Violence erupts at an anti-nuclear demonstration in Eastvale, leaving one policeman stabbed to death. At first there are over a hundred suspects, but then things narrow down to the people who live on ... (Goodreads)

  55. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR

    by American Psychiatric Association
    Comprehensive guide to understanding and classifying mental disorders.

    This Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since the DSM-IV(R) of 1994. Updated information is included ... (Goodreads)

  56. Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs

    by Pete Souza
    A photographic tribute to the 8-year presidency of Barack Obama.

    This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's presidency, captured in intimate, unprecedented detail by his official White House photographer. Pete Souza began photographing President ... (Goodreads)

  57. Why the West Rules—for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future

    by Ian Morris
    A comparative study of the East and West civilizations, analyzing their development and predicting the future of global power.

    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, ... (Goodreads)

  58. Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

    by Peter Pomerantsev
    A journey through the surreal and often contradictory world of modern Russia, where reality is shaped by media manipulation and political propaganda.

    A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia, where even dictatorship is a reality show Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned ... (Goodreads)

  59. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

    by Amin Maalouf
    A historical account of the Crusades from the perspective of Arab eyewitnesses and chroniclers.

    The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses, and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape ... (Goodreads)

  60. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

    by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    A revealing account of the American occupation of Iraq, focusing on the Green Zone and the mismanagement of the country's reconstruction.

    An unprecedented account of life in Baghdad’s Green Zone, a walled-off enclave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools that was the headquarters for the American occupation of ... (Goodreads)

  61. Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life

    by Maxwell Maltz
    A guide to improving self-image and achieving goals by learning how to use the mind as a powerful tool.

    Positive wisdom and helpful insights on how to be a successful person,Happiness and success are habits. So are failure and misery. But negative habits can be changed–and, Psycho-Cybernetics, shows ... (Goodreads)

  62. Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne

    by David Starkey
    An in-depth look at the rise of Queen Elizabeth I, detailing her turbulent and triumphant reign.

    The legend of Elizabeth I, the untouchable, charismatic Virgin Queen, is a powerful and enduring one. Most biographies focus on the years of her reign, during which she proved herself as adept a ... (Goodreads)

  63. Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency

    by Bill O'Reilly
    An examination of the attempted assassination of President Reagan and its aftermath.

    In 1981, after delivering a speech at the Washington Hilton Hotel on March 30, President Reagan is shot by John Hinckley, Jr. . Near death, Reagan's life is in the balance in the hands of doctors at ... (Wikipedia)

  64. The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

    by Christopher Hitchens
    A critical examination of the life and works of Mother Teresa, exploring her motivations and impact.

    Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position , Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa. A Nobel Peace Prize ... (Goodreads)

  65. Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

    by Jon Meacham
    A biography of George H.W. Bush, exploring his life and legacy as a politician and statesman.

    From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, ... (Goodreads)

  66. The Art of Thinking Clearly

    by Rolf Dobelli
    A guide to common thinking errors and how to avoid them, providing practical advice for making better decisions in life and business.

    In engaging prose and with practical examples and anecdotes, an eye-opening look at human reasoning and essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make. Have you ever: • Invested time ... (Goodreads)

  67. A Stillness at Appomattox

    by Bruce Catton
    A detailed account of the final year of the American Civil War, culminating in the surrender of Confederate forces at Appomattox.

    When first published in 1953, Bruce Catton, our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. This final volume of The ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

    by Ayn Rand
    A philosophical exploration of the concept of egoism, advocating for rational self-interest.

    Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life–the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as ... (Goodreads)

  69. The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

    by Steven Weinberg
    A comprehensive explanation of the first three minutes after the Big Bang, exploring the origins of the universe and its fundamental particles.

    A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened at the very beginning of the universe, and how we know, in this popular science classic. Our universe has been growing for nearly 14 billion ... (Goodreads)

  70. All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

    by Bethany McLean
    Investigative analysis of the 2008 financial crisis, revealing the hidden factors and players behind the collapse of the global economy.

    "Hell is empty, and all the devils are here." -Shakespeare, The Tempest As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or ... (Goodreads)

  71. Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet

    by Karen Armstrong
    A comprehensive biography of the Prophet Muhammad, exploring his life and teachings in the context of the society and culture of his time.

    Muhammad was born in 570 C.E. Over the course of the following sixty years, he built a thriving spiritual community and laid out the foundations of a religion that has changed the course of world ... (Goodreads)

  72. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

    by António R. Damásio
    The relationship between emotions and reason, and how they shape our decision-making process. A groundbreaking study on the human brain.

    Since Descartes famously proclaimed, "I think, therefore I am," science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to ... (Goodreads)

  73. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

    by James M. McPherson
    A detailed account of Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War, exploring his growth as a military strategist and political leader.

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this study by ... (Goodreads)

  74. Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

    by Charles Wheelan
    An exploration of economics and its influence on everyday life.

    International bestseller "Clear, concise, informative, [and] witty." — Chicago Tribune At last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this ... (Barnes & Noble)

  75. Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

    by Lisa Randall
    A journey through the world of particle physics and cosmology, exploring the possibility of extra dimensions and their impact on our universe.

    The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable ... (Goodreads)

  76. The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World

    by Edward Dolnick
    The story of how Isaac Newton and the Royal Society transformed the world with their scientific discoveries and inventions.

    From New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick, the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses—Isaac Newton chief among them—invented science ... (Barnes & Noble)

  77. With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln

    by Stephen B. Oates
    A comprehensive biography of Abraham Lincoln, exploring his life, leadership, and legacy as one of America's greatest presidents.

    “The standard one-volume biography of Lincoln.” — Washington Post “Certainly the most objective biography of Lincoln ever written.” —David Herbert Donald,, New York Times Book Review, The definitive ... (Barnes & Noble)

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